The Internet straight up freaked out over this menacing satellite image of Hurricane Matthew, which looks like a human skull with a toothy grin.
On May 25, 1977, in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars premiered in theaters.
Directed by George Lucas, the sci-fi spectacle was an immediate commercial and critical success, garnering rave reviews and earning nearly $200 million at the box office in 1977.
"Star Wars taps the pulp fantasies buried in our memories, and because it's done so brilliantly, it reactivates old thrills, fears, and exhilarations we thought we'd abandoned when we read our last copy of Amazing Stories," film critic Roger Ebert wrote in his review in 1977. "Here, all mixed together, were whimsy and fantasy, simple wonderment and quietly sophisticated storytelling."
The success of Star Wars was unprecedented, spawning the the blockbuster sequels The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983, as well as prequel films and the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. Star Wars'popularity wasn't limited to just the silver screen, though: George Lucas' space saga expanded into TV shows, video games, toys, books and more throughout the decades, with fans' devotion to the series never slowing down.
The trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the first spinoff film in the "Star Wars" film franchise, debuted on ABC's "Good Morning America" Thursday.
With the brief teaser, Disney gave fans the first glimpse of the new "Star Wars" film starring Felicity Jones. It takes place in the universe of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo. But "Rogue One" is a bit different than your average "Star Wars" film.
The film is a spinoff rather than a continuation of the space saga involving the Skywalker family. It hits theaters December 16 and is set just before the plot of the 1977 "Star Wars" and follows a group of rebels trying to steal plans to the Death Star.
The trailer starts with hints of John Williams' famous score, while introducing a war-weary rebellion and Jones' reckless and aggressive main character.
"This is a rebellion, isn't it?" Jones' character asks. "I rebel."
"Rogue One" looks to rack up a big box office, but from the looks of the trailer, it appears to be darker than what fans are used to. This would stay in line with director Gareth Edwards' description of "Rogue One" as a war film. The spinoff is the first "Star Wars" film to be released by Disney since December's hugely successful "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
A crime suspect thrown in the cells of a police station has posted a TripAdvisor-style review of his stay. Christian Willoughby was locked up in Grimsby police station, Lincolnshire for what he described as a 'misdemeanor'. But after managing to sneak his phone into the cells, he took photos and posted his thoughts of the cell on Facebook.
Friends asked Willoughby how he had managed to take photos and he replied that it was on 'an iPad'. Humberside Police are treating the incident as a security breach and say they are investigating. Chief Inspector James Glansfield said: 'The force are aware of pictures apparently of the Grimsby Custody Suite on social media. 'These appear to have be taken by a prisoner while in custody on Wednesday 9 March. 'We take any such breach of security and detainee safety extremely seriously and will be carrying out a review of our detainee management to identify any lessons learned and prevent further reoccurrences in the future. 'The forces Professional Standards Branch are investigating the circumstances of the incident.'
Bella and her Brazilian jaguar buddy, Juma, bring you this morning's awww moment.
Headache is worse than ever. Decided to go to the ER because I felt like ripping the damn thing off my shoulders. Young cute doctor said I'm dangerously dehydrated. I ask if he can make me feel better by pumping stuff in me. I stumble and tried again. Said I meant, can he fill me up with fluids. Nurse bursts out laughing and I said yeah, that's what she said. Poor doctor couldn't flee fast enough.
Oh, I did get the IV fluids.
Watch this dog use bread for bait to catch a fish. Yeah, he's a better fisherman than I am.
I have several friends that have lost a family member from cancer. I have several others that have been diagnosed with one form of cancer or another. While this is not about me, I cannot help but feel completely helpless to do anything to help. I offer my prayers, words of encouragement, a hug, a meal...but nothing truly helps. I began searching for something. I'm not sure what, just something. I came upon the website, www.bethematch.org that explained the need for bone marrow donors. After researching it, I became a donor. Now my hope is that others will join me in becoming a bone marrow donor. Be a hero. Please.