Clint Eastwood is a terrific actor. Unfortunately, like a number of Hollywood legends who failed to take home a performance Oscar (Cary Grant, Judy Garland, Edward G. Robinson, Greta Garbo, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, James Garner, Marilyn Monroe Richard Burton, Charlie Chaplin) Eastwood is so good at what he does, he makes it look so easy and natural, his talents are taken for granted. We just assume he is playing himself. Anyone who has seen Heartbreak Ridge, White Hunter Black Heart, or the Bridges of Madison Country knows this is not true. Outside of that perfectly-honed Harry Callahan screen persona, Eastwood has proven his range more than once, but never more so than in a little 1980 classic called Bronco Billy.Eastwood turned 50 in 1980, was already a Hollywood legend, and with Paint Your Wagon (1969), The Beguiled (1971), and Breezy (his 1973 directorial debut), he was a legend who had taken a number of career risks (something else Eastwood does not get enough … [Read more...] about ‘The Mule’ Review: Further Proof Clint Eastwood Is Hollywood’s All-Time Great
The million dollar baby
By Teri Sforza | PUBLISHED: December 28, 2018 at 4:37 am | UPDATED: December 28, 2018 at 7:58 am It was time for the newborn’s morphine. Neonatal intensive care nurse Jeri Gibbons placed a dropper between his tiny lips and squeezed the clear liquid — often used to relieve cancer pain — directly into his mouth. His thin arms shot out, grasping at empty air — searching, perhaps, for the mother who was not there, who would likely never be there. “You’re doing fine,” Gibbons whispered to the infant, swaddling him tightly in a blanket, as is recommended for babies experiencing drug withdrawal. His mother, a young heroin addict, received no prenatal care. She gave birth in September and left the hospital a day later. There was a comfy chair near the newborn’s bassinet in the Riverside University Health System Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit — a chair where moms are encouraged to stay 24/7, to curl up, breastfeed and … [Read more...] about Born on drugs: Babies from addicted moms are increasing at an alarming rate in California
164 publishers made over $1 million for the first time this year in the United States from selling apps for iPhone, according to a new analysis. That’s significantly higher than the number Android apps to make $1 million or more for the first time, which was 88. Many of the newly successful apps use in-app subscriptions, which bill users on a regular basis. It’s completely possible to develop a million-dollar business by selling apps for iPhones and iPads through Apple’s App Store. In fact, 164 different app developers marked their first $1 million year in the United States in 2018, according to a new analysis from Sensor Tower, an analytics firm focusing on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. It’s a sign that despite Apple’s much-criticised 30% cut of in-app purchases and sometimes arbitrary rules, it’s still possible to create a real business on the App Store. “The booming App Store ecosystem is responsible … [Read more...] about Million dollar babies: 164 companies made their first $1 million from Apple’s US App Store this year, powered by in-app subscriptions
Do you have plans for New Year's Day? Well, now you do! Netflix is picking up the entire Indiana Jones trilogy* (and the other one, which I'm pretending doesn't exist). So gather some snacks and turn on Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's a good month for Netflix original series. Grace and Frankie will be back with their fifth season, dropping Jan. 18. Or you can catch the second season of Friends From College, even though I don't think anyone was really asking for a second season. (Certainly not the 44 score on Metacritic.) But hey, I'm not here to judge. If you can patiently wait till the end of the month, Netflix is getting Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp on Jan. 29. You can check out this helpful streaming guide to get you all caught up before then. And last but not least is The Incredibles 2, dropping Jan. 30, which is a pretty incredible film. Available on Netflix, January 2018Jan. 1A Series of Unfortunate Events: Season 3Across the UniverseBabelBlack Hawk DownCity of … [Read more...] about Ant-Man and the Wasp is coming to Netflix in January!
caption “Room” source A24 Netflix got weepy on Tuesday. The streaming service asked users on Twitter to name the films that make them cry, using the hashtag “#FourFilmsThatWreckMe,” and it retweeted the best ones. We looked at what Netflix retweeted and rounded up nine of the films that you can actually watch on the service, in case you’re looking for a good cry. They range from the tearjerker that won Brie Larson an Oscar to a classic high-school dramedy. Below are nine of the best films on Netflix that will make you cry, according to Netflix users: “Blue Valentine” (2010) source The Weinstein Company Description: “Two of the most gifted young actors working in cinema today – Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams – star in ‘Blue Valentine,’ a romantic drama that follows the intense relationship between a couple who fall passionately in love in their early twenties, and … [Read more...] about 9 of the best films on Netflix that will make you cry, according to Netflix users