Egypt Independent: Arts-Main news en Disney swaps release dates for 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Toy Story 4' <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Disney has done some major reshuffling of some of their most anticipated animated sequels: &quot;The Incredibles 2&quot; and &quot;Toy Story 4.&quot;</p><div>Due to an accelerated production schedule, &quot;The Incredibles 2&quot; will hit theaters a full year before its original release date, taking the slot originally assigned to &quot;Toy Story 4,&quot; according to The Hollywood Reporter.<br /><br />That means &quot;The Incredibles&quot; is now set to bow June 15, 2018, while &quot;Toy Story 4&quot; will be released June 21, 2019, the original release date for &quot;The Incredibles 2.&quot;<br /><br />Brad Bird returns to direct &quot;The Incredibles 2.&quot;<br /><br />Likewise, Tom Hanks and Tim Allen will reprise their roles as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.</div> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:33:00 +0000 Reuters 2473837 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/10/09/43/screen_shot_2015-10-09_at_1.15.07_pm.png Pop singer Timberlake will not be investigated for ballot selfie <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Hours after Tennessee authorities said on Tuesday they were investigating pop star Justin Timberlake for posting a photo of himself in a polling station on social media, the local district attorney said no such probe was under way.</p><div>&quot;The statement released earlier today by my office regarding Justin Timberlake and an investigation was incorrect and was released without my knowledge,&quot; Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said.<br /><br />&quot;I am out of town at a conference. No one in our office is currently investigating this matter nor will we be using our limited resources to do so,&quot; she said.<br /><br />A representative for Timberlake did not respond to requests for comment.<br /><br />The singer and actor appeared to have run afoul of Tennessee election law when he posted the photo, the latest controversy over so-called ballot selfies.<br /><br />Timberlake, 35, posted the photo on Monday and said in the caption he had traveled from Los Angeles to his hometown of Memphis to take part in early voting ahead of the Nov. 8 election.<br /><br />&quot;Get out and VOTE! #exerciseyourrighttovote,&quot; Timberlake said in part of the photo&#39;s caption, which was posted on Instagram, a social media site where he has over 37 million followers.<br /><br />Tennessee law prohibits voters from recording or taking photographs or videos inside a polling station.<br /><br />The Shelby County district attorney&#39;s office had said on Tuesday it was aware of a possible violation of state election law and was reviewing the matter, before clarifying that the original statement was incorrect.<br /><br />A person convicted of the violation can be sentenced to up to 30 days in jail and fined $50, the office said previously.<br /><br />The proliferation of cellphone cameras and social media has created conflicts in states that have laws against taking photos inside polling booths and sharing photos of marked ballots.<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The laws, which in some cases predate the social media age, are intended to prevent voter intimidation and any slowing of the voting process.</p>On Monday, a federal court sided with a Michigan man who said the law there banning voters from taking pictures of their marked ballots and sharing them on social media violated his constitutional right to free speech. The court halted enforcement of the law.<br /><br />In Colorado, two voters filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to overturn a state law there that criminalized the showing of a completed ballot to others, arguing that the ban was unconstitutional.</div><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:22:00 +0000 Reuters 2473835 at sites/default/files/photo/2016/10/27/16030/image_1.jpeg Swedish pop group ABBA to reunite for 'new digital experience' <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Swedish pop group ABBA is set to reunite for a &quot;new digital experience&quot; in 2018, more than 30 years after their last public performance together, it was announced on Wednesday.</p><div>Band members Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad will team up with &quot;American Idol&quot; creator Simon Fuller and Universal Music Group for the collaboration.<br /><br />&quot;We are exploring a new technological world, with Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence at the forefront, that will allow us to create new forms of entertainment and content we couldn&#39;t have previously imagined,&quot; Fuller said in a statement.<br /><br />Over a 30-year-career, Fuller has managed singers Annie Lennox, The Spice Girls and Amy Winehouse, English soccer player David Beckham, tennis player Andy Murray, racing driver Lewis Hamilton and a trio of &quot;American Idol&quot; champions: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and David Cook.<br /><br />ABBA, known for a string of 1970s and early 1980s hits such as &quot;Waterloo&quot;, &quot;Dancing Queen&quot; and &quot;Take A Chance On Me&quot;, split up in 1982.<br /><br />&quot;Our fans around the world are always asking us to reform and so I hope this new ABBA creation will excite them as much as it excites me!&quot; Lyngstad said in a statement.<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Further details of the collaboration will be announced next year.</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:12:00 +0000 Reuters 2473833 at sites/default/files/photo/2016/10/27/16030/image_0.jpeg War drama puts Mel Gibson back in Hollywood spotlight <img src="" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>&quot;Hacksaw Ridge&quot;, set for release in the United States on Nov 4, could put Gibson back in the spotlight.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Gibson won acclaim after directing box office hits such as Oscar winner &quot;Braveheart&quot; and &quot;The Passion of the Christ&quot;.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>However, in 2006 he was arrested for drunk driving and unleashing an anti-Semitic tirade, and in 2010 he was recorded using racist slurs while verbally sparring with then girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Oct 25 &quot;Hacksaw Ridge&quot;, the true story of the first conscientious objector to receive the U.S. Medal of Honor, marks the directorial return of actor Mel Gibson a decade after his last stint behind the camera.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The film recounts the heroism of Desmond T. Doss, an army medic who refused to bear arms in World War Two and received the highest U.S. military honor for saving 75 of his comrades.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;You&#39;d have to be made of stone to not respond to the true story of who this man was and what he did,&quot; Gibson said at the film&#39;s Hollywood premiere.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The film starts with a love story set in Virginia&#39;s Blue Ridge Mountains and eventually moves to the Battle of Okinawa in the Pacific, where Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, must pick his way through corpses and dismembered limbs to bring his comrades to safety.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div>Doss&#39; acts were &quot;beyond heroic&quot; and &quot;transcendent&quot;, said Garfield, who previously played the superhero Spider-Man.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;It&#39;s an impossible thing to live up to but I can try to capture his essence,&quot; added Garfield, who said he cried when he first read the screenplay.</div></div><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:42:00 +0000 Reuters 2473772 at sites/default/files/photo/2015/08/24/501184/mil_gibson.jpg