Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Responds To #RIPTwitter, Denies Plans To Alter Timeline: “We Get It”
Depending on your point of view, either just denied a rumor about the future of the service, or it blinked in the face of universally negative reaction. Either way, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has this afternoon taken to his personal account to directly address the #RIPTwitter controversy that exploded overnight in response to reports that, beginning next week, the social media powerhouse’s reverse chronological newsfeed would be replaced by a algorithmic feed similar… Read
‘Remember’ Review: Oscar Winners Christopher Plummer & Martin Landau Drive Powerful Holocaust Revenge Thriller
Eighty-six-year-old Oscar winner Christopher Plummer ages up a bit in Remember as a 90-year-old World War II Auschwitz concentration camp survivor named Zev. He’s hell-bent on avenging the death of family members when he discovers the Nazi commandant responsible is still alive and living somewhere in America. Suffering from early stages of dementia as well as the loss of his wife, Zev is given a letter from fellow survivor Max (Martin Landau) who helps him embark on a… Read
Watch LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Slow-Jam The 101 Freeway Closure
Sometimes you just gotta roll with whatcha feel. You dig me, Los Angeles? Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce Eric Garcetti, mayor of the City of Angels, who’s out to remind everyone about this weekend’s shutdown of portions of the 101 Freeway. The major artery is being closed around downtown while workers demolish the 6th Street Viaduct, the 84-year-old bridge that has appeared in countless films, TV shows and music videos. A replacement bridge (pictured at… Read
‘My Beautiful Broken Brain’ Set For Netflix Premiere; David Lynch Executive Producing
“If the physical body – the brain – is damaged, does this extend to damage to the self?”
That question is at the heart of My Beautiful Broken Brain, a documentary film acquired by Netflix for a global premiere on March 18. David Lynch (Twin Peaks) is executive producer.
The feature documentary, an official selection of the 2016 SXSW Film Festival, follows the journey of Dutch-French filmmaker Lotje Sodderland as she goes through the process of rehabilitation and recovery… Read
Jimmy Kimmel Creates Campaign Ad For Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Donald Trump
While Megyn Kelly talked Donald Trump on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Trump also came up on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Realizing how busy Trump is these days trying to win New Hampshire after being chastened in Iowa, Kimmel’s team created what’s believed to be the first Nobel Peace Prize campaign ad, for Trump who, yes, is among the hundreds of names on the Nobel Peace Prize noms list. The list also includes Pope Francis, an escaped ISIS sex… Read
Megyn Kelly: Donald Trump “Hasn’t Committed” To FNC’s Next GOP Debate
UPDATED with video and GMA appearance: Megyn Kelly is “pretty sure” Donald Trump will show up for Fox’s March 3 Republican debate, though she says the candidate has yet to confirm. And, no, she doesn’t have any specific plans for her re-match with the man who publicly called her a lightweight and unprofessional and tried to have her removed from Fox News Channel’s second GOP debate. Kelly joked with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s Good Morning America that she and debate… Read
‘Southbound’ Exclusive Clip: Sins, Fear & Strangers Haunt The Open Road
The anthology horror pic Southbound has been making waves on the festival circuit since its TIFF debut in September, but it finally sees theatrical release Friday from The Orchard. That’s good news for horror fans but terrible news for the film’s protagonists, whose mistakes and bad actions come back to haunt them in a series of five interlocking morality plays set on a desolate stretch of desert highway.
Part Tales From The Crypt and part Twilight Zone, the film features… Read
‘King Of Beasts’ Trailer: Lion Trophy Hunting Docu Questions Where Savagery Truly Lies
EXCLUSIVE: “When we talk about saving the lion, deep down, we are talking about saving ourselves.” Here’s a teaser from the upcoming documentary film King Of Beasts: The Story Of Lion Trophy Hunting, which explores the contentious nature behind the “sport” that became a flashpoint after the killing of Cecil the Lion last year.
Directed by Nadav Harel and Tomer Almagor, the pic profiles an American hunter’s tenacious pursuit of his 14th lion trophy as well as activists… Read
‘The New Yorker Presents’ Review: Amazon & Alex Gibney Do Magazine Proud
Having first seen the light of day online during Amazon's early 2015 pilot season, and then a preview at the just-wrapped Sundance Film Festival, The New Yorker Presents is launching its full 10-episode first run February 16. The result is compelling and entertaining. In fact, The New Yorker Presents is, as my video review above says, like a typically well-written and well-edited New Yorker piece: insightful and almost without an ounce of fat or unnecessary verbiage… Read
Super Bowl Ads: No Dead Kid, Fewer Puppies, Celebrity Clutter Crisis
Super Bowl advertisers, no doubt sensing there is enough sadnesss in this world with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton making runs at the White House, have decided this year to forgo ads in which little dead boys warn about the danger of bathtubs. Advertisers have determined that what people most want to see during their game breaks this year is not adorable puppies or funny monkeys or talking babies — and especially not actors playing dead children.
‘The Automatic Hate’ Trailer: Adelaide Clemens, Joseph Cross & Forbidden Love
Here’s one of the more intriguing indie trailers to come across the transom: The Automatic Hate, from Emmy- and Gotham Award-winning director Justin Lerner (Girlfriend), starring Adelaide Clemens (Rectify), Joseph Cross (Born To Race) and Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood). Lerner and co-screenwriter Katharine O’Brien dig into forbidden-love territory as country mouse Alexis (Clemens) shows up at the Boston restaurant where David (Cross) is chef, revealing that they’re… Read
‘Demolition’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal Copes With Loss With Help From Naomi Watts & Chris Cooper
“Repairing the human heart is like repairing an automobile: You have to take everything apart, just examine everything — then you can put it all back together.”
Ahead of its U.S. premiere at SXSW next month comes the new trailer for Fox Searchlight’s Demolition. Southpaw star Jake Gyllenhaal plays a high-end investment banker trying to rebuild his life after he survives a car crash that killed his wife. A complaint letter to a vending machine company — written 10 minutes… Read