Category Archives: Entertainment
Disney loses self governing status
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a measure into law on Friday evening that dissolves Walt Disney World’s special governing power in the state after the company announced public opposition to a new parental rights law in the state.
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CNN+ streaming network to shut down
Warner Bros. Discovery has pulled the plug on CNN+ after the network’s recently launched streaming service failed to resonate with viewers. It will cease operations on April 30.
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Documentary Hail Satan? to Stream on Netflix this Month
The documentary Hail Satan? is to stream on Netflix this month. The program premiered at Sundance in 2019, and won awards. It documents the rise of the Satanic Temple.
The organisation mixes religious practises with aggressive secularism in an attempt to end, what they see as, the evangelical church’s political power in the nation.
The founder of the temple Lucien Greaves is a political activist, he has also set up projects such as The Project Children Project and After School Satan.
Netflix Defends Releasing “Cuties” Amid Sexulization Claims
Cuties is the latest release from Netflix. According to Netflix it is a “social commentary” about the sexualization of young girls. It depicts underage girls twerking and touching themselves highly suggestive ways. The film has received widespread condemnation.
“Cuties is a social commentary against the sexualization of young children,” a Netflix spokesperson said. “It’s an award-winning film and a powerful story about the pressure young girls face on social media and from society more generally growing up — and we’d encourage anyone who cares about these important issues to watch the movie.”
The movie follows the story of a Sudanese girl trying to escape her repressive Muslim family by joining a twerking troupe.
Netflix acquired the movie earlier this year after it was well-received at the Sundance Film Festival.
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The Media Is Dividing Our Country- Why?
The number one influence on people is media, and I blame media as a whole for the myopic mindset that the American people have, as a whole, rabidly adopted.
If media would consistently report evenhandedly, as professional journalism requires, we would be living in a completely different political and social climate.
But it’s all about click bait and who says something before anyone else. It’s driven the populace a little crazy. To think any one guy will turn that around is a bit naive. It will take us, the people, to demand the media report responsibly.
For example, after the embarrassment of the last election reporting Hillary ahead by miles and slam dunk winning long before one vote was cast showed glaring bias and outright lying, we should have demanded resignations and not just rolled over.
Now we at another election cycle. Same cast and crew.
Accurate reporting is nowhere to be found. It’s just….What have they been told to say now? Zero cred on both sides. So the people would be better off flying blind then being mislead.
But we can’t get away from media overreach.
Until journalism returns to valuing personal and professional integrity, maybe fines for lying may be in order.
Hey, that might balance the budget in a day or two!!
Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney Jokes Senators Should Stab Trump Like Caesar
Disney-Pixar Film to Have LGBT Main Character
Disney- Pixar’s latest movie, to be out in March, will have a lead female character who will be a lesbian.
“Onward” is set in a modern fantasy world, with a female Cyclops cop who is gay. The character will be voiced by gay actress Lena Waithe.
Disney have already had LGBT characters in shows for the small screen. With the Disney Channel’s series Andi Mack featuring a gay teenage couple.
It has been reported that Sony are planning to release a Spider-verse movie where they want to unite Tom Holland with previous Spidermen: Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, saying they are “particularly keen on getting Garfield back, as they want to portray his version of the hero as bisexual and give him a boyfriend in the film.”
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Kirk Douglas Dies Aged 103
Actor Kirk Douglas passed away aged 103. The actor was famous for films such as Spartacus and The Vikings.
His son Michael Douglas paid tribute to his father: “To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years, a humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to.
“Kirk’s life was well lived, and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet,”
Read More: Sky News
Australia fires form terrifying ‘devil face’ as death toll rises
Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes
Justice Department End Movie Distribution Rules from 1940s
The Justice Department have terminated rules dating back to the early days of Hollywood relating to anti-trust movie distribution.
“We cannot pretend that the business of film distribution and exhibition remains the same,” Makan Delrahim, the antitrust chief at the Justice Department, said at an American Bar Association conference in Washington. “Changes over the course of more than half a century also have made it unlikely that the remaining defendants can reinstate their cartel.”
The rules stated that the the studios could not also own movie theatres, thus controlling the entire industry. It also stated that studios could not limit the number of theatres in a geographic region. It also banned “block booking” the practise where studios forced theatres to play their bad movies alongside the good or not at all.
The ending of the rules will unlikely harm the big companies who control the majority of multiplexes across the country, but there are fears in the industry the new rules will harm small independent theatres.
“If distributors can engage in block booking, exhibitors may be forced to pack their screens with global tentpoles at the expense of targeted programming,” the National Association of Theater Owners aid in its submitted comments to the Justice Department, referring to blockbuster films that now dominate the box office. “Consumers will face increasingly limited choices at the box office, and, without the possibility of a theatrical run, many films will no longer be made, limiting the availability of choices through home entertainment platforms as well.”
Read More: New York Times
LGBTQ+ Characters of TV at All Time High
Media advocacy group GLAAD has issued a report analysing LGBTQ representation in prime time TV shows. They are delighted to report that LGBTQ representation is at an all time high. With10.2% of regular characters LGBTQ. GLAAD had challenged the industry to aim for a representation of 10% in this past year.
However GLAAD says there is still work to be done, particular in the representation of bisexuals and LGBTQ characters with disabilities.
Read More: NBC News
ESPN Pulls Movie Trailer Depicting Liberals Hunting Conservatives for Sport
The trailer for the movie The Hunt has been pulled by ESPN in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.
The movie produced by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse, and staring Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, depicts a group of liberal elites who take to red states to hunt “deplorables” i.e. conservatives for sport.
The Hunt Trailer (warning shows scenes of a violent nature):
Jason Blum the founder of Blumhouse, and notorious Trump-hater, was booed off stage at the 32rd Israeli Film Festival in LA after he blamed the President for the rise in anti-semitism.
“A lot is on the line, the last two years have been hard for all of us who cherish the freedom as citizens of this country,” the BlacKkKlansman producer said, triggering boos. “As you can see from this auditorium, it’s the end of civil discourse. We have a president who calls the press the enemy of the people. Thanks to our president, antisemitism is on the rise.”
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