Affichage des articles du juin, 2018

Marco Rubio Clutched His Pearls After CNN Said The F-Word And Was Promptly Ridiculed On Social Media For It

Getty Image Five people were killed on Thursday afternoon when a gunman opened fire on the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, in what is being called a targeted attack by a 38-year-old man who apparently had a long-standing grudge against the newspaper. After years of vilifying and calling for attacks on the media, President Trump offered his “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and families on Twitter but later refused to comment to reporters waiting outside the White House. One of the survivors of the shooting, Capital Gazette writer Selene San Felice later spoke with Anderson Cooper on CNN, recalling how she hid under a desk during the massacre and texted her parents that she loved them. “I’ve heard that Pres. Trump sent his prayers. I’m not trying to make this political right? But we need more than prayers… I want your prayers but I want something else.” Capital Gazette writer Selene San Felice says her life has been "shattered" after wi

Netflix’s ‘Kiss Me First’ Starts Out Promising, Then Completely Falls Apart

Netflix Without a doubt, Bryan Elsey is best known for co-creating the angsty teen drama Skins , both the inarguably superior UK original (2007-2013) and the ill-conceived, amusingly bad MTV remake (2011). He had some later success with 2013’s Dates , a romantic series that was charming enough to overcome its faults, but for the most part Elsey’s name is tied directly to Skins — and the sex, drugs, and Britpop of it all. The way the series approached teens (simultaneously treating them as equals while showcasing the stupid choices that are fueled by unabashed youthfulness) was admirable and lasting; even the bad seasons of Skins remain re-watchable because the fun is almost tangible. That’s why it’s so interesting to see Elsey return to a teen world — albeit an updated, futuristic world that largely takes place inside of a video game. Kiss Me First is a joint production between E4 (in April, it aired weekly on UK’s Channel 4) and Netflix (it premieres in full on Friday, June 29

Even Josh Brolin Was Taken Aback By One Popular Character’s Fate In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Marvel/Uproxx (WARNING: Spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War lie ahead.) Josh Brolin is having a moment. Rather, he’s having a summer where one can barely turn anywhere without seeing his face, even CGI-rendered. Prominent roles in Deadpool 2 and Sicario: Day of the Soldado , along with Netflix’s new trailer for The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter , have followed his turn as the ultimate villain in Avengers: Infinity War . This, of course, refers to the fact this Brolin’s Thanos killed half the damn universe , and one particular death sent fans into hysterics. That would be the disintegration of Spider-Man, which has spawned an internet meme (largely spread by teens who identify and sympathize heavily with Peter Parker) that shall not die. And it’s no wonder because Tom Holland’s distraught delivery of Spidey’s last words — “Mr. Stark? I don’t feel so good … what’s happening … I don’t wanna go. Please, I don’t wanna go” — was a real gut punch. Brolin says he didn’t know Spide

Ben Foster And Thomasin Mackenzie Channel ‘The Road’ In Debra Granik’s Lyrical ‘Leave No Trace’

Scott Green for Bleeker Street One of my all-time favorite movie memories happened at Sundance in 2010, when, after getting shut out of screenings for a few highly-buzzed, star-studded premieres (which naturally no one remembers now) I wandered my way into the only other film available in that time slot, a bleak-looking little hero’s journey set in the Ozarks called Winter’s Bone , directed by Debra Granik. That one ended up blowing me away, not to mention launching the career of a then-unknown actress named Jennifer Lawrence. She was onstage for the premiere, capturing hearts and telling us how she’d had to gut a squirrel during the shoot, small-glimpses of the candid, camera-loving persona she’d eventually become known for. Getting blind-sided by a film you’d never heard of, witnessing the emergence of a new star and and new storytelling voice, in a story set in a specific place that radiated authenticity — it was basically everything great about film festivals rolled into one.

A Fiery Jon Stewart Took Over ‘The Late Show’ To Address Trump Directly: ‘We Will Prevail’

June 2018 began with Jon Stewart returning to stand-up (with Dave Chappelle). It ended with a takeover of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert , where the former Daily Show host addressed Donald Trump directly: “We will prevail.” For nearly six minutes in Thursday night’s episode, Stewart gave an unbroken monologue, touching on everything from the president’s “dickishness” to the president’s zero-tolerance policy on immigration (“Boy, you f*cked that up”) to the president’s “Dickensian level of villainy” (“You casually separated people seeking asylum from their children, from babies”). Basically, he had a lot to say about (and to) Trump, who he compared unfavorably to an orange-faced, hamburger-loving clown, but “you are no Ronald McDonald.” Highlights include the following excerpts: Hello, Donald. It’s me, the guy you made sure everyone knew was Jewish on Twitter. I know you’re upset about all the criticism you’ve been taking with the fake news and the fake late-night show, it’s ju

The Best Dark Comedies On Netflix Right Now

Overture Films There’s comedy and then there’s dark comedy. The two genres share a few traits — you’re guaranteed some laugh-out-loud moments, a few slapstick scenes and plenty of physical humor — but a dark comedy doesn’t shy away from the tough, gruesome, eyebrow-raising elements of life. If anything, a dark comedy takes those awkward, macabre, tension-filled moments and mines humor from them. Sure, you’ll watch these films below and constantly question, “Should I be laughing at this?” but that’s really half the fun. Here are the 10 best dark comedies currently streaming on Netflix that deserve a place in your queue. Related: The 25 Best Comedies On Netflix Right Now, Ranked Focus Features In Bruges (2008) Run Time: 107 min | IMDb: 7.9/10 No one hates Bruges more than Colin Farrell. The actor plays a rookie hitman named Ray, who’s stuck in the charming city after a hit gone wrong with his more experienced associate, Ken (Brendan Gleeson). The two pal around for a bit, ha