Fictional chefs about to take over TV

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/aug/22/fictional-chefs-take-over-tv-the-bear-james-corden Autumn arts preview 2022 Television Sexy, stressful, thrilling: how fictional chefs are about to take over TV The sexiest show of the year … Jeremy Allen White, Lionel Boyce and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in The Bear. Photograph: FX From US smash-hit kitchen drama The Bear to James Corden starring as a chef in Jez Butterworth’s forthcoming … Continue reading Fictional chefs about to take over TV

“Black Panther” sequel trailer a rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/07/26/black-panther-sequel-rebuke-misogyny-racism-2-minutes/ ‘Black Panther’ sequel: A rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes Perspective by Robin Givhan, Senior critic-at-large July 26, 2022 at 6:57 p.m. EDT A film trailer is typically little more than an advertisement. It’s rarely a soothing balm. But the two minutes of soulful music, female empowerment and Black autonomy that serve as … Continue reading “Black Panther” sequel trailer a rebuke of misogyny and racism in 2 minutes

Why Netflix would rather you didn’t binge

https://www.vox.com/recode/23186241/netflix-churn-chart-subscribers-stranger-things-peter-kafka-column Here’s why Netflix made you wait a month to watch the rest of Stranger Things One chart that tells you a lot about the state of the streaming service. By Peter Kafka and Rani Molla  Jun 29, 2022, 6:30am EDT A scene from the fourth season of Netflix’s Stranger Things. Netflix spends around $17 billion a year on new … Continue reading Why Netflix would rather you didn’t binge

A Rotten Tomatoes 92 score wasn’t enough for HBO to give this show another season

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/hbo-cancels-this-show-with-92-on-rotten-tomatoes-after-only-two-seasons HBO just canceled a show with 92% RT score after two seasons By Rory Mellon published 1 day ago Gentleman Jack bows out as HBO confirms cancelation (Image credit: Shutterstock) The last few weeks have seen a fresh wave of TV show cancelations from the likes of Netflix, Paramount Plus and Prime Video, and now it’s HBO's turn to ruthlessly cancel … Continue reading A Rotten Tomatoes 92 score wasn’t enough for HBO to give this show another season

Literary adaptations — book-based dramas and series worth watching

https://apple.news/Ag--5fOTASyiapiq1yJDZgA Bookish Dramas and Limited Series from The Hollywood Reporter, June 20, 2022 issue THR critics note six shows that expand upon their source material, bringing cherished novels to the small screen CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS (HULU) Engineered by the same team that delivered Hulu’s 2020 hit Normal People, including director Lenny Abrahamson, screenwriter Alice Birch … Continue reading Literary adaptations — book-based dramas and series worth watching

Juggling streaming channels

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/06/28/streaming-tv-tips/ How to juggle multiple TV streaming services without missing a show Streaming is expensive and convoluted, but you can make it a little easier on yourself and your wallet By Heather Kelly June 28, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. EDT We’re in television limbo. The cable model is fading away but streaming has become just as … Continue reading Juggling streaming channels

Sharing music can ease strained relationships

https://www.wired.com/story/sharing-music-rescued-my-relationship-with-my-teenager/ JUL 4, 2022 9:00 AM Sharing Music Rescued My Relationship With My Teenager by Sarah Gundle I texted her Joni Mitchell, she sent me songs of her own. Slowly, my daughter began to open up to me again. IT STARTED BY accident. At the suggestion of a friend, I sent my 15-year-old the Belle and Sebastian song … Continue reading Sharing music can ease strained relationships

People don’t agree about #1 movie on Netflix

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/netflix-has-a-new-no1-movie-but-critics-and-viewers-are-split Netflix has a new No.1 movie — but critics and viewers are split By Rory Mellon published July 25, 2022 The Gray Man storms to the top at Netflix (Image credit: Shutterstock) Netflix took a big gamble on The Gray Man, its latest blockbuster original movie, but the risky decision to invest $200m into the action thriller appears … Continue reading People don’t agree about #1 movie on Netflix

Fight the price hike for Disney

http://www.tomsguide.com/opinion/the-disney-bundle-is-best-way-to-get-disney-plus-and-hulu-now Fight the price hike — Disney Bundle is best way to get Disney Plus and Hulu now By Henry T. Casey, August 12, 2022 This price hike makes the Disney Bundle "the way" If you subscribe to Disney Plus but don't know about the Disney Bundle, now is a good time to get familiar. That's because pricing is … Continue reading Fight the price hike for Disney

“Stray” video game an irresistible item to modify

Players are putting their own pets into ‘Stray,’ the cat video game By Jonathan Lee July 26, 2022 at 3:37 p.m. EDT “Stray,” the video game about a nameless feral cat wandering through a city of robots, is one of the summer’s biggest surprise hits. Now, some players are modifying the game to add their own feline … Continue reading “Stray” video game an irresistible item to modify

Jordan Peele’s “Nope” becomes a new kind of blockbuster

https://www.wsj.com/articles/jordan-peele-nope-11658783534? How Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Became a New Kind of Blockbuster The director of ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ had ambitious plans for his latest horror film Actor Daniel Kaluuya in ‘Nope,’ written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele.PHOTO: UNIVERSAL PICTURES By John Jurgensen, Updated July 26, 2022 11:47 am ET Jordan Peele made a statement with “Nope.” … Continue reading Jordan Peele’s “Nope” becomes a new kind of blockbuster

A documentary about volcanoes may be the most moving film of 2022

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/07/fire-of-love-documentary-film-review/670588/ The Most Moving Film of the Year Is a Documentary About Volcanoes Fire of Love isn’t your typical nature film; it’s also a tragic love story. By Shirley Li, July 21, 2022 Image’Est / National Geographic Fire of Love, a documentary about two volcanologists, begins on a tundra. They’re en route to yet another volcano but … Continue reading A documentary about volcanoes may be the most moving film of 2022