Robert Schwartzman’s lightly amusing trifle plays like an updated version of a dinner theater staple. Joe Leydon, provided by Published 11:28 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Director: Robert SchwartzmanWith: Lauren Lapkus, Nick Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Kazan, John Kapelos, Beverly D’Angelo, Kyle Mooney.Release date: Feb 1, 2019Running time: 1 hour 29 minutes less Director: Robert Schwartzman With: Lauren Lapkus, Nick Rutherford, Lucy Hale, Beck Bennett, Dree Hemingway, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Maya Kazan, John Kapelos, Beverly D’Angelo, Kyle Mooney. Release date: Feb 1, ... more Photo: The Orchard Photo: The Orchard Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Director: Robert SchwartzmanWith: Lauren Lapkus, … [Read more...] about Film Review: ‘The Unicorn’
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The second half of 2018 was an eventful few months for animation. This summer, Cartoon Network and HowStuffWorks released Drawn, a miniseries dedicated to cartoon history; meanwhile, as expected, The Incredibles 2 broke records at the box office. Fall yielded Netflix’s The Dragon Prince, a new series from the head writer of the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as news that the head writer of Rick and Morty would be developing a new Star Trek animated series in conjunction with Discovery producer Alex Kurtzman’s five-year CBS deal. Major projects like Noelle Stevenson’s She-Ra: Princess of Power reboot for Netflix and Disney’s internet-inspired Wreck-It Ralph sequel rounded out the year. But even with all this going on, the excitement over Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse seemed to rule 2018 in animation. Buzz about this first-ever feature-length animated Spidey film was fevered from the moment its first trailer hit in June; the art style felt fresh … [Read more...] about Into the Spider-Verse’s directors on the film’s groundbreaking style
Twitter UK has made John Lewis – the Virginia-based lecturer, not the retail store – the star of its latest Christmas advert.Every year Mr Lewis, who has owned the Twitter handle @JohnLewis since 2007, receives thousands of tweets about the John Lewis Christmas advert, replying with a wit that has earned him more than 40,000 followers.So to celebrate him and this very modern tale of farce, Twitter UK have put him front and centre of their own advert.Keen viewers of the John Lewis Christmas adverts might have noticed some clever references to past entries, with a telescope, moon and dog ornaments, and a few penguins making appearances.Last year alone Mr Lewis received 50,000 tweets, but he seems to enjoy the regular mix up, finding time to reply to plenty of messages.“I think it’s hilarious that people mistake me for the UK store and I do my best to direct them to the right place,” said Mr Lewis.“I see a massive spike in tweets at this time of year … [Read more...] about Twitter’s UK Christmas ad features the man John Lewis inconveniences every year
Over the years at 60 Minutes, we've been in more than a few tunnels. We explored Mexican drug lord El Chapo's subterranean escape routes, burrowed through a Roman villa buried by Mt. Vesuvius and traveled the depths of the New York City subway. But nothing prepared us for a place called Moab Khotsong, a South African gold mine that extends nearly two miles beneath the surface. In their pursuit of gold, South Africans have dug the deepest holes on earth. The country was the world's top gold producer for decades. Now the gold is running out, just as these ultra-deep mines have attracted a new breed of miner—on a very different quest. We went along for the adventure. In the early morning light, tall mine shafts loom over the Vaal River basin two hours southwest of Johannesburg. This once was a booming gold field, now most mines lie abandoned but Moab Khotsong is bustling. Long before the sun rises, thousands of miners start lining up for the triple-deck elevator called "the cage." … [Read more...] about What lies at the bottom of one of the deepest holes ever dug by man?
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 5:44 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 Allen Park — Well, that was ugly. The tape from the Detroit Lions’ 24-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings didn’t look much better than the game did watching it live. The Lions were out-muscled up front, on both sides of the ball, resulting in a demoralizing defeat. If you want the juicy details on what went wrong, well, you’ve come to the right place. As is tradition, we spent Tuesday reviewing the coach’s film — two angles of all 145 plays (plus a handful wiped out by penalty) — taking detailed notes from each snap. From there, we’ve distilled everything down to these five observations. Sad sacks You’ve probably heard, Matthew Stafford was sacked 10 times. That's wild, considering he had been dropped behind the line 13 times the first seven games. Eight of those sacks on Sunday happened during the second and third quarter. Simply staggering. With … [Read more...] about Lions film review: Five observations vs. Vikings