Check Out the New “Guardians of the Galaxy” Clip

Guardians_of_the_Galaxy_46(PCM) Yahoo! Movies has debuted a new clip from Marvel Studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy!

The clip, which you can watch below, takes place early on in the film’s story and gives viewers a look at how Marvel’s Guardians met, serving as an origin story for their relationships.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy.

An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe.

To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer.

But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance. 

Directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy stars Chris Pratt , Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Josh Brolin, and Benicio del Toro. 

Guardians of the Galaxy opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX theaters nationwide starting this August 1st.

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Virginia Man Claims “No Man’s Land” For His Daughter In Africa!

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(PCM) 38-year old Jeremiah Heaton of Virginia recently posted on Facebook about how he wanted to make his 7-year old daughters dreams of becoming an actual princess come true. However, in this case it seems that the dream could actually come true!

Heaton discovered that the eastern African region of Bir Tawil, a 796-square-mile piece of land between Egypt and Sudan, was terra nullius or “no man’s land.”  According to colonial-era law that mean that Heaton was able to claim the land as his own.

After receiving permission from the Egyptian government, he was able to travel to the land in time for his daughter’s birthday to lay an official claim on their “kingdom”.  Heaton also went as far as to rename the land, so it is no longer Bir Tawil, but not called the The Kingdom of North Sudan and Heaton.

Heaton is now requesting that his family and friends refer to his daughter as Princess Emily and is calling himself King Heaton. (We have a feeling this is going to cause a few problems down the line…or a big ego!)

Heaton plans to use the land of his “kingdom” to advance agricultural technology for the surrounding areas. Also,  Heaton still needs to receive legal recognition from Egypt, Sudan, the United Nations and other political groups.

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Paintball Event Sets U.S. Record For Largest Paintball Game

Player carrying American Flag for allied forces

Player carrying American Flag for allied forces

(PCM) Can you imagine as many as 4,000 players in any one organized game? That’s what happened in 2014 in the sport of paintball. If you are searching the Internet for largest paintball game, some will boast as many as 6,000. The question is do you count players as the enter each game during an event or do you count the total number registered to play for the event? If you go with the later, then Skirmish located in Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania has set the record with total number registered and playing over a three day event.

Opening battle in the Largest Paintball Game

Opening battle in the Largest Paintball Game

Paintball is a sport where you shoot (mark) opponents with paint to remove them from the game. Skirmish gathers one of the largest groups of paintball players for an annual event called the Invasion of Normandy, or better known as ION. The initial battle (recreating the landing on the beaches of Normandy) and final battles generally create the largest groups in battle in a confined space.

Each year the total number grows and in 2014, it broke its previous record in 2013 by 100 raising the new record to 3,800 players including pro players like Greg Hastings and paintball instructor DangerMan. In paintball, two or more teams attack each other to either complete an objective, eliminate each other from the game or both. Larger fields of play mean even larger groups of players can participate. Few locations around the world enable large groups to play with most fields topping out at 100 acres. You can generally build up to 8 fields on 100 acres. Skirmish in Jim Thorpe PA, has 700 acres and 50 separate fields. With hundreds of players in every direction it takes well over 50 referees to cover the field.

Paintball Referees keep the game fair and safe.

Paintball Referees keep the game fair and safe.

Owner Paul Fogal remarked that a record number of 32 vendors also attended. When asked for what improved over previous years Paul said, “Having off field command posts was really appreciated”.  In laymen’s terms, this means the general’s command post was located at each teams insertion point, allowing a player to get direct instructions each time they re-entered the game instead of entering the field and then walking to find the general for recon and instructions.

For ION, Skirmish combines fields to make a larger playable field to host groups in the thousands and even include the use of tanks. When a game grows to this size with the use of tanks it is labeled a ‘scenario’ game. Scenarios are often produced events to are not ‘re-enactments’ but rather use an event as a theme.

A scenario can use a historic event or use fictional events such as ones in movies or books like Star Wars or even the Hunger Games. In its 12th year, ION has broken its record of participants every year. It originally started as D-Day but another event (Oklahoma) shared that name and to eliminate any confusion the event changed in 2006 to ION.

Around the world many large scale paintball games take place. Oklahoma D-Day takes place over a full week and also uses the Normandy theme drawing thousands of players annually. ION in Skirmish is a three day, weekend event drawing players from not only the eastern seaboard of the U.S. but from around the world.

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