Things We Saw Today: Trailer for Maya Angelou Documentary, And Still I Rise

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Maya Angelou was one of the greatest poets of all time. Hands down. This upcoming documentary, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, promises to be an incredible look into the life of one of humanity’s greatest voices. (via Deadline)

  • Dark Tower fans, rejoice. You’re not just getting a television show, you’re also getting a movie, which also just so happens to have Idris Elba. So, you know, lots to be excited about right there. (via The Verge)
  • In what is perhaps one of the most serendipitous convergences in parody movie history, Idiocracy is returning to theaters for its tenth anniversary. How incredibly appropriate. (via /Film)

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This incredible artist has started a brand new project wherein she recreates the profile pictures of dudes who send her pickup lines on OKCupid. Some of them are expectedly gross and creepy, but others seem pretty innocuous. That being said, how long you think until one of these guys doubles down on the picture and uses it for his profile on OKCupid? Is that too meta? (via Huffington Post)

  • With the end of Brangelina, concessions must be made and measures to create distance between the two must be taken. But I bet you didn’t think that also applies to their wax mannequin figures at Madame Tussauds. Yeah, I know, right?
  • It’s the end of an era, Blizzard fans: the company has decided to let go of the Battle.net nomenclature, now electing to refer to the tech at the heart of the internet gaming service as “Blizzard tech.” Concise, sure, but I know I’m not the only one who’s going to miss the Bnet, B.net, or Battlenet nicknames, right? (via The Verge)

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