Horror Film About Racism Earns Coveted 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

February 23, 2017

… social thriller, according to entertainment news site IGN. The film is about a young black photographer (played by Daniel Kaluuya)visiting his white girlfriends family in upstate New York. It just seemed to be a very taboo piece of the discussion to talk about something so horrific as racism in any type of genre other than a film about slavery or something, Peele said. I knew that this premise was a very tricky one and one that has a lot of potential pitfalls, Peele said in an interview with …

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‘This Is Us’ delivers most emotional episode yet

February 22, 2017

(CNN)Warning: This story contains spoilers about the recent episode of “This Is Us.” Tuesday’s episode of NBC’s “This Is Us” reminded viewers why the show is the unrivaled champion of tear-soaked television. The hour, titled “Memphis,” took viewers on a road trip with Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and his cancer-striken biological father William (Ron Cephas Jones). Their destination? Tennessee, where William was looking to reconnect with his …

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Already a smash hit in China, ‘The Great Wall’ fails to land in the U.S.

February 21, 2017

Image: Legendary East / Le Vision Pictures / Atlas entertainment / China Film Group The Lego Batman Movie is #1 in the U.S. for the second straight weekend, but that’s not the big story. Instead, eyes are on The Great Wall a Zhang Yimou-directed blockbuster starring Matt Damon which opened at #3 domestically, with an estimated $18.1 million at the box office. It’s an underwhelming start for a movie said to be budgeted at $150 million, but U.S. ticket sales present an incomplete …

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‘Overwatch’ fan video re-casts all the tank heroes as cats, plus one dog

February 20, 2017

Meet Zarnya, Felinehardt, KI.T, Woofston, and Streetcat, the adorable kitty-cat versions of Overwatch tank heroes Zarya, Reinhardt, D.Va, Winston, and Roadhog. OK fine, Woofston is technically a dog. But Winston is technically a knockoff of Beast from the X-Men movies and comics. Much like the last “Katsuwatch” video from YouTuber dillongoo, this video runs through each cat-ified hero’s various “highlight intros” the bit that plays when said hero wins Play of the …

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Watch the trailer for HBO’s stirring Henrietta Lacks biopic, starring Oprah

February 20, 2017

If we learned one thing from Hidden Figures(and we learned a whole lot), it’s that Hollywood can and should tell the stories of history’s hidden women. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey, HBO shines a light on the eponymous heroine, whose cells were used in groundbreaking medical research and kept from her family. Winfrey plays Lacks’ daughter Deborah, and the film follows her journey as she pieces together her mother’s past. SEE ALSO: The …

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‘Planet Earth II’ is using Tom Hiddleston to sell Season 2 and it’s working

February 19, 2017

We know he’s great at reading poems, and now Tom Hiddleston has lent his voice acting talents to Planet Earth II, soothingly reminding us that we share a planet with awful humans, but also some pretty dope animals. SEE ALSO: Snapchat announces new ‘Planet Earth II’ show What’s that you say, Tommy? Something about love? Monkeys steal things? Does climate change concern you? I hear pain in that perfect elocution, and I want to heal it with cuddly sloths. Planet Earth …

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NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving is a flat-Earth truther

February 19, 2017

Another unanswered question in 2017. Image: christian petersen/Getty Images In 2017, is anything even surprising anymore? Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers guard and NBA All-Star, thinks the Earth is flat and that it’s “not even a conspiracy theory.” Irving shared his view of the world and its 2D shape during the podcast “Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing,” ESPN reported. He was joined during the podcast by his teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing …

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Nike’s Middle East ad promotes women competing in any sport they choose

February 19, 2017

Image: nike middle east The recent debate over Under Armour and its CEO’s apparent support for President Trump pushed the politics of the leading sports apparel brands into the spotlight. In contrast to Under Armour‘s recent political controversy, Nike has long enjoyed a mostly positive profile when it comes to its position on inclusion and being generally progressive. SEE ALSO: Nike shows it’s no Under Armour with LeBron ad that slams discrimination Yes, the company is …

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Listen to Lady Gaga’s gorgeous isolated vocals from the Super Bowl

February 19, 2017

Lady Gaga puts on quite the show, so it’s easy to forget she’s also a phenomenal singer. Here to remind you: her isolated mic feed from this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Yes, it’s a little weird to hear “Poker Face” with no instrumentals, but Gaga’s voice punctuated by long periods of silence is somehow … comforting? At the very least, it’s worth a full listen. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products[OTODSELL] Fresh …

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Donald Glover, James Earl Jones cast in Disney’s live-action “Lion King”

February 18, 2017

(CNN)Donald Glover is going to be the mane event in Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” And he’ll be joined by an actor whose voice is as legendary as they come. Glover has been cast as Simba in the studio’s new take on the 1994 animated classic. James Earl Jones has also come aboard the project. He will play Mufasa, reprising the role he previously voiced. …

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K-pop’s growing pains: Why Asia’s biggest bands are splitting up

February 17, 2017

(CNN)Is K-pop past its prime? Or just having growing pains? Seven South Korean pop groups have split up in the last 12 months — two since the beginning of 2017 — raising questions about the future of the manufactured and wildly popular music genre, which has taken Asia by storm. Mega group Wonder Girls released their final single last Friday. The decade-old group was the first K-pop act to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 with their hit “Nobody” in 2009. Industry …

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Navy commander charged in long-running scandal

February 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Justice Department announced Thursday that it was charging a Navy commander in a bribery scandal that has engulfed 17 Navy personnel, including a one-star Navy admiral. Cmdr. Mario Herrera, 48, is accused of accepting bribes from Leonard Francis, the former CEO of Singapore-based defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA). The complaint alleges that in exchange for “luxury travel and entertainment expenses and the services of prostitutes,” Herrera …

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Comcast takes your shows on the road with new Xfinity Stream app

February 16, 2017

Image: comcast Comcast Xfinity subscribers will be treated to a tricked-out new mobile TV experience later this month. Xfinity Stream is an overhauled app that will serve as a replacement for the cable giant’s current on-the-go platform, Xfinity TV. The new app adds a slew of features to Comcast’s mobile entertainment suite but perhaps most importantly, it will serve as a stepping stone for the cable provider’s $15 a month cord-cutting internet TV service, Stream TV, as it …

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Darren Criss to play Versace’s killer on ‘American Crime Story’

February 16, 2017

(CNN)Darren Criss is reuniting with “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy. Criss has been tapped to star in the third installment of Murphy’s FX anthology, “Versace: American Crime Story,” the network confirmed to CNN. Criss will play Andrew Cunanan, the man who killed famed fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps of Versace’s Miami home in 1997. …

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10 Surprising Things That Were Censored On Film And TV In The Past

February 15, 2017

Since the very first clipof moving pictures was developed, there have also been cases of bizarre film and TV censorship. As the entertainment industry grew with the popularity of silent films, “talkies,” and home television sets, so did the scrutiny on each and every production attempting to air in front of an audience. Obviously, it’s all done in what those various establishments over the years thoughtwas in our best interest, but as you can see in the examples below, they …

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Benedict Cumberbatch ‘honoured’ to top favourite BBC characters poll – BBC News

February 15, 2017

Top 10 favourite British BBC characters 1. Sherlock 29.7% 2. Doctor Who 17.6% 3. Luther 12.4% 4. Basil Fawlty 11.8% 5. The Stig 8.2% 6. Patsy Stone 8.1% 7. Edmund Blackadder 7.4% 8. Hyacinth Bucket 6.1% 9. Vicar of Dibley 5.8% 10. The Daleks 5.6% The BBC Worldwide poll surveyed more than 7,000 people from Australia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico and the United States. Almost 30% of respondents put Sherlock Holmes top, ahead of the Doctor of Doctor Who …

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The Hostess Next Doors Perfect Drink: Imperial Kir Champagne Cocktail

February 14, 2017

… bartender! Using just a few ingredients and some simple steps, this drink will be a perfect addition to any romantic meal. Chef Vanessa is in the LittleThings DIY kitchen, and is more than excited to show you the step-by-step instructions to make this amazing Valentine cocktail! Thumbnail Credit: Facebook /Club in Di Street entertainment Please SHAREif you think this drink looks amazing! …

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Fifty Shades of Grey blamed for fire brigade sex game callout rise – BBC News

February 14, 2017

… reducing callouts; however, it seems the Fifty Shades of Grey effect is still leading to some call embarrassing callouts.” The warning was issued upon the cinematic release of the second Fifty Shades of Grey film. Based on EL James’s trio of hit erotic novels, it follows an affair between student Anastasia Steele and billionaire Christian Grey. According to BBC entertainment, the film adaptation has received a “critical spanking” from reviewers. More From this publisher : …

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Gordon Ramsay responds to fan photos with savage Twitter food reviews

February 14, 2017

Gordon Ramsay is known for being a tough, no-nonsense judge on television shows like Hell’s Kitchen and MasterChef. Recently, though, he decided to broaden his criticisms to a new platform. SEE ALSO: This unique artist creates famous faces out of food Ramsay’s followers have been tweeting him pictures of their homemade meals and asking the chef for his feedback and Ramsay has responded with some brutal honesty. First up was this salmon dinner. Who stole your Asparagus tips ? …

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Michelle Obama is bringing her tastebuds to reality TV

February 14, 2017

Image: Patsy Lynch/REX/Shutterstock Could the Obamas finally be returning from their insanely enviable vacation? (Please come back.) The upcoming fifth season of Masterchef Juniorhas announced a guest that might just cure our February blues: you guessed it, former FLOTUS and beloved health-food enthusiast, Michelle Obama. SEE ALSO: Let us now remember 11 of Michelle Obama’s coolest moments The cooking competition, which premiered Feb. 10 on FOX, will be replacing former judge Graham …

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Ricky Gervais steps up to the hot wing challenge and fails miserably

February 13, 2017

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the interview chair, Ricky Gervais. SEE ALSO: Ricky Gervais says he’s packing on the pounds and gives zero f*cks about it In the above episode of YouTube series Hot Ones, Gervais manages to talk about his new movie, explain his brilliant bathtub selfies, and demonstrate his random knowledge of the animal kingdom all while suffering through some pretty intense heat. Even while in pain, Gervais makes comedy look easy. More From this …

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First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Snap story hilariously features couple boycotting Trump

February 13, 2017

Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett in SNL’s Snap Story “Boycott.” Image: nbc/snap inc Now you can get your Saturday Night Live politics fix on Snapchat. The NBC sketch comedy show on Friday rolled out its first SNL Story titled “Boycott,” featuring cast members Aidy Bryant and Beck Bennett. The short sketch follows a couple as they attempt to to boycott products associated with President Donald Trump including Uber, Lyft and Facebook but find it harder than they …

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‘SNL’ Trump cabinet fantasy league

February 11, 2017

(CNN)Building a White House cabinet is serious business. Unless you are fantasy leaguing who should play its members in an “SNL” parody of the Trump administration. Already viewers have been blessed with Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy killing it as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. …

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A random company briefly double in value after being mistaken for Snapchat

February 10, 2017

… filing was imminent. The microcaps shares took off when Venice, California-based Snap made it official on Feb. 2, and theyve rallied four of the five trading sessions since. More than 10,000 shares of the company traded on Wednesday, almost 10 times the average daily volume in January. Bizarre activity in little-known stocks with names or tickers that are similar to more famous companies isnt that uncommon in equity markets. Tweeter Home entertainment Group Inc., a once-bankrupt retailer, surged …

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Musicals have ‘least sexy music’ – BBC News

February 10, 2017

Ahead of musicals in the bottom five is world music, folk and even chamber music, which were each chosen by 2% of the 2,030 people polled. Follow us on Facebook, on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts, or on Instagram at bbcnewsents. If you have a story suggestion email entertainment.news@bbc.co.uk. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPoodlePay! Point-Of-Sale System – 100-Store Reseller License – 3 Years Resell the hottest “PoodlePay!” cloud based point-and-click simple accounting and …

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Conan O’Brien surprises Patriots Super Bowl hero with new truck

February 10, 2017

(CNN)Running back James White may have scored the winning touchdown for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, but he didn’t win the game’s Most Valuable Player award. On Thursday, Conan O’Brien did what he could to soften that blow a bit. The TBS late night host had White on during his opening monologue Thursday night to discuss the Patriots victory Sunday — which was the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. After White scored the winning touchdown …

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