/Filmcast Ep. 583 – Mulan (GUEST: Nancy Wang Yuen)

After months of delay, Disney’s live-action Mulan finally made its debut on the Disney Plus streaming service (for a premium). David, Devindra, and Jeff talk about their mixed feelings toward the movie with sociologist and author Nancy Wang Yuen. Read Nancy’s review of Mulan here. Thanks to our sponsors this week:  PrettyLitter, Feals, and Candid Co. Go to prettylitter.com and use the code FILMCAST for 20% off your first order Become a member today by going to Feals.com/FILMCAST and you w...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Youtube, Disney, Intel, David, Nvidia, Mulan, Jeff, Engadget, Slashfilmcast, The Show, David Devindra, Jeff Cannata, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra

Book Review: Beneath the Moon: Fairy Tales, Myths, and Divine Stories from Around the World

reviewed by Cathy Hunter Bene ath the Moon: Fairy Tales, Myths, and Divine Stories from Around the World  by Yoshi Yoshitani. (Ten Speed Press, $18; hardcover)    The 78 stories gathered in Beneath the Moon show the universality of themes that frequently appear no matter what the culture—searching for love, searching for riches, and overcoming evil. For readers who grew up reading fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm, there are old favorites ...
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The Post continues Mulan articles

Less singing, more fighting: How Disney's live-action 'Mulan' differs from the classic animated film Sonia Rao Washington Post September 8, 2020 : C1-2 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/09/05/mulan-live-action-animated-differences/ Why Disney's new 'Mulan' is a scandal Opinion by Isaac Stone Fish Contributor, Global Opinions Washington Post September 8, 2020  p A23 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinio...
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Cavna talks to Knight about Woke

Keith Knight's show 'Woke' feels right on time. But he's been drawing about police brutality for decades. By Michael Cavna Washington Post September 8, 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2020/09/08/woke-hulu-keith-knight/ [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Free Virtual Orientation to the LoC's Prints & Photographs Division on Tuesday, Sept 15 at noon EDT

Sara Duke, one of the curators of the original comic art, will be presenting. The Prints & Photographs Division, after 6 months of being closed to the public, is offering a virtual tour of our digitized collections, finding aids, and guides on Tuesday, September 15 at noon EDT. Register for free through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prints-photographs-division-virtual-orientation-tickets-119513390769 . The platform will be via WebEx Events. The orientation won't be recor...
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Weird Fantasy v2 #15 - Al Williamson art

Weird Fantasy v2 #15 Weird Fantasy v2 #15, 1952 - Astronauts embark on a voyage to the Pollux solar system, thirty light years away. Interestingly, Al Williamson's first two stories offer alternate scenarios of the same mission. The artist's third contribution tells of an archeological find from the medieval age, revealing the arrival of a grotesque alien. The artist renders each tale with [Author: Unknown]
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Editorial Cartoon by Steven G Artley

Recent Cartoon  (click on Image for larger view) "One Good Turn" [Author: artleytoons]
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PR: Small Press Expo Announces 2020 Virtual Programming Slate

Additional Panels and Events Being Announced Daily For Immediate Release Contact Rob Clough [email protected] Bethesda, Maryland  -- In addition to the previously announced live-streamed Ignatz Award ceremony, the Small Press Expo is pleased to announce that there will be a full slate of prog...
Tags: Comics, America, United States, Hulu, Ann Arbor, Keith, Tulsa, Twitter Facebook, Knight, Bethesda Maryland, Goldstein, Micheline, Rachel Miller, Mike Rhode, Ignatz, Sophie Goldstein

Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "You're Helping Trump!"

By Mike Flugennock, DC's anarchist cartoonist - "You're Helping Trump!" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=3062 OK, just so we're clear on this: if I ask the Democratic Party what plans they have to deal with any of the major issues of this Presidential campaign — or question their previous record on any of these issues — I'm helping Trump, and I'm a Russian asset. Is that more or less where we're at, here? [Author: Mike Rhode]
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A Gentleman’s Guide To Becoming A Supervillain

Original artwork created for Funny Or Die If you’re thinking of a career change, this is for you When running your lucrative business, it is imperative to maintain certain societal standards. The same rules apply when running the world. 1. Don one of your many striking Italian suits. Color is at the discretion of the individual, though once you pick a color scheme, stick to it. 2. Have your secretary inform your clients of your intentions to become a villain, and offer them to ei...
Tags: Earth, Humor, Cleveland, Brainstorm, Funny Or DieZack Poitras, DieZack Poitras

September 8 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

BEGIN SLIDESHOW September 8 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s September 8 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Superman: Man of Tomorrow Follow the fledgling hero as he engages in bloody battles and fights for his life. The world will learn about Superman…but first, Superman must save the wo...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, Kentucky, Superman, Hugh Jackman, TV News, Blu-ray, Dvd, Alfred Hitchcock, Shell, Allison Janney, Long Island, Blu, Benny, Orient

Very Nice: ‘Borat 2’ Has Already Been Filmed and Screened

If you were a frat bro in the mid-2000s, here’s some news that might make you call up your old pledge buddies and relive your glory days: a Borat sequel is not only happening, but it’s already done filming. Sacha Baron Cohen, who created the character, is back in the lead role, which explains some of those viral videos that were making the rounds earlier this year. Get the details about Borat 2 below. If you listen very closely, you can hear guys across the country calling up their old bros ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Disney, America, Fox, Sequels, Kazakhstan, King, Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cohen, Collider, Larry Charles, Borat-2

Ad-Supported Version of HBO Max Being Considered, Would Run Commercials During Older Films

All signs point to HBO Max having some…issues. The streaming service from WarnerMedia had a lot of hype built into it, especially when it was revealed the fabled “Snyder Cut” of Justice League would be premiering there next year. But it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. HBO Max has yet to work out a deal with Roku or Amazon Fire, which is likely cutting into subscribers. Then there’s the price: $14.99 which is pretty steep for a streaming service. It’s clear that the folks running the show ar...
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Tetsuya Nomura Talks About the Future of Kingdom Hearts in Latest Interview

The latest interview featured in weekly Famitsu magazine included Kingdom Hearts director Tetsuya Nomura talking about the future of the franchise as it nears its 20th anniversary. The most important translated parts of the interview in which Nomura talks about the future of the Kingdom Hearts franchise and the latest Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory: […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Anniversaries, Anime, Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts, Nomura, Famitsu, Tetsuya Nomura

Superhero Bits: Lupita Nyong’o Honors Chadwick Boseman, ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Was PlayStation’s Most Downloaded Beta & More

Want to go behind the scenes of Marvel’s Avengers? When will the second part of Lucifer‘s fifth season be available? Who does Christopher Nolan think should play Green Lantern? Want to see Marvel’s art tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman? Which Justice League star has come out in support of Ray Fisher? What other Marvel movies did Brie Larson audition for? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Here’s 10-minute inside look at the making of Marvel’s Avengers, which ...
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Toronto International Film Festival Guests Won’t Be Required to Wear Masks While Watching Movies, Which Seems Like a Very Bad Idea

Like many other festivals, the Toronto International Film Festival is largely going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You know, the global outbreak that’s killed more than 200,000 people in the United States alone? Yeah, that pandemic. Anyway, in addition to its virtual component, TIFF is going to be having some in-person screenings for this year’s festival, but for some inexplicable reason, attendees will not be required to wear masks while watching movies inside the festival’s t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Toronto, Canada, United States, Nato, Tiff, Toronto International Film Festival, National Association of Theatre Owners, Bell Lightbox

‘Bel-Air’: The ‘Fresh Prince’ Reboot Gets a Two-Season Order at Peacock

We’ve been following the news about Bel-Air, a dramatic reimagining of Will Smith‘s 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, for over a year. Now, the new reboot finally has a home. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, has just given the upcoming drama series a two-season order – something Smith calls “unprecedented” since the order was granted based on a pitch. (Though that viral short film probably helped.) Watch Smith reveal the news in a new video below. Bel-Air Peacock News ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Netflix, Philadelphia, Will Smith, Kansas City, Smith, Black, Remakes, West Philadelphia, Cooper, Bel-Air, Peacock, Chris Collins, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-air

Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Sept. 7-14

  A pair of monarch butterflies sit and swirl on a milkweed plant at the California Botanic Garden in Claremont on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences plus the potential for positive personal and community enrichment. Here is a sampling of upcoming online meetings.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Mee...
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The Broker Public Portal has a new head, and a goal to overtake Zillow

As executive director, Joe Rand will be the voice of the BPP in the real estate industry, and aims to make Homesnap the number one real estate search site in the country.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Select, BPP, Homesnap, Broker Public Portal, Joe Rand, MLS & Associations, Joseph Rand, National Broker Portal

Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Begins Airing Early October

Toei Animation’s official YouTube channel has started promoting the upcoming premiere of the new anime adaptation of Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai with an adventurous trailer and a commercial hyping up Dai’s great future quest. The official trailer for the anime as well as a CM promoting the start of the series in October: […]
Tags: Trailer, Youtube, Anime, Square Enix, Dai, Toei Animation, Toei, Adaptations, Release Dates, CM, Dragon Quest

Ridley Scott Says It’s “Doubtful” the New ‘Alien’ Movie Will Continue the Story of ‘Prometheus’ and ‘Alien: Covenant’

In the wake of Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox, the future of the Alien film franchise is very much up in the air. But Ridley Scott, the director who kicked off the entire thing with his 1979 classic and later returned to direct both Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, confirms the rumors that a new film is in the works. But according to Scott, it’s “doubtful” that this new Alien movie (should it ever materialize) will continue the story of Prometheus and Covenant. Sounds like we go ahead ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Disney, David, Michael Fassbender, Sigourney Weaver, Ridley-Scott, Alien, 20th Century Fox, Forbes, Scott, Ellen Ripley, Mouse House, Disney/Pixar, HBO Max

48 Hours Left to Get My New Books!

Friends! I'm Kickstarting two new books at NewSheldonBook.com! Help these books into the world, AND save $10 by getting them in the Kickstarter vs. later on! Just 48 hours: JOIN US! Check out these stretch goals we've unlocked: [UNLOCKED!] 432 pages! We added 32 pages to your books! [UNLOCKED!] Super unique cover! Features "French Flaps" with expanded artwork and interior printing [UNLOCKED!] Protective covering for your books! [GETTING CLOSE] Eve...
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Kim Kardashian Announces “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” Will Air Its Final Season in 2021

It’s the end of an era … Keeping Up With the Kardashians will air its final season in 2021. Kim Kardashian took to social media to announce that the family is ready to “say goodbye” after 14 years and 20 seasons on the air. “It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision as a family to say goodbye to Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” Kim wrote on Instagram. “After what will be 14 years, 20 seasons, hundreds of episodes and numerous spin-off shows, we are beyond grateful to all of...
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Arrive in a Whole Different Hell in Trailer for Horror Film 'Bloody Hell'

"My family… they're insane!" From one hell to another hell! The first promo trailer has debuted for a crazy Australian / US horror dark comedy film titled Bloody Hell, from filmmaker Alister Grierson. Bloody Hell is described as "a fiendishly fun rollercoaster horror film set between Boise, Idaho and Helsinki, Finland which follows our lead character Rex Coen played by Ben O'Toole (Nekrotronic), a man with a mysterious past who flees the country to escape his own personal hell – only to arri...
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‘Scarface’ Remake Director Luca Guadagnino Wants His Film to Be R-Rated, “Shocking” and “Current”

Luca Guadagnino doesn’t play by the rulebook with his remakes. The Italian director behind Call Me By Your Name put his own spin on Dario Argento’s giallo classic Suspiria, with a much moodier, much slower take that set itself apart from the 1977 original. So you can probably count on Guadagnino to take his own liberties with the Scarface remake. But in an update on his currently in-development remake, Guadagnino teased that his Scarface may not be as different as we would think. In an inter...
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Creating the Bridge Between Broker and Agent

[Note from editor: The “Mastermind Showcase” highlights companies and news from members of the GEM. Today’s showcase: Nest Realty.] Formed during the 2008 housing bubble crisis by Jonathan Kauffmann, Keith Davis and Jim Duncan, Nest believes in the partnership between a brokerage and an agent by offering technology, marketing, and business management support to its agents. All agents know they need to stay in touch with their clients: the Friends of Nest program is a  personal marketing camp...
Tags: Chicago, Radio, Nest, Nest Realty, Brokerages, Jennifer Kjellgren, Agents and Brokers, Matermind Showcase, Jonathan Kauffmann Keith Davis, Jim Duncan Nest, Friends of Nest

Disney Criticized for ‘Mulan’ Credits Thanking Chinese Propaganda Departments Linked to Detention Camps, Underreporting COVID-19 Cases

When Disney first announced its remake of Mulan, Asian-American audiences who grew up on the 1998 original only had one major concern: no whitewashing. But cut to five years later, following the unexpected release of the Niki Caro-directed film on Disney+, and there are larger, more insidious sociopolitical concerns at work in Disney’s live-action Mulan remake. It’s just one of the many major criticisms over serious issues that Disney is fielding this week, including labor concerns over coronav...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Movies, California, China, Disney, Beijing, Chinese communist party, Mulan, Xinjiang, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Remakes, Turpan

Venice 2020: Gia Coppola's 'Mainstream' Gets Right Up in Your Face

The internet is a fame machine. It can turn nobodies into world famous celebrities in the blink of an eye. We all know how it works, of course, but is internet fame really a good thing anymore? Probably Definitely not. But everyone is still addicted to fame and fortune and money, even if it's just to watch someone else become famous. Especially the younger generations, so many teens need that attention and adoration to feel good about themselves. First Ingrid Goes West, then Spree, and now M...
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