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Daily Podcast: What Constitutes a Cult Classic? Movies From Black Creators, Spider-Man 3 Title, and More

On the February 24, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including the title for Spider-Man 3, David Fincher’s next movie, some Disney+ release dates, and a couple of cool Netflix projects. We also answer a couple of mailbag questions. Opening Banter : There seems to be a problem with iTunes...
Tags: Movies, California, Disney, San Francisco, Netflix, Miami, Stephen Chow, Michael Fassbender, Spike Lee, Steve McQueen, Cthulhu, David Fincher, Craig, Chris, Kong, Brad

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index Reports 10.4% Annual Home Price Gain To End 2020

New York, NY – Feb. 23, 2021 (PRNewswire) S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) today releases the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for December 2020 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for the data series, and can be accessed in full by going to https://www.spglobal.com/spdji/. Please note that transaction records for October 2020 and No...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Nsa, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, United States, Portland, San Diego, Dallas, Miami

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and Beat icon, dead at 101

By Janie Har and Hillel Italie | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Poet, publisher and bookseller Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch and perpetuate the Beat movement, has died. He was 101. Books by Lawrence Ferlinghetti are on displayed in 2019 at City Lights Books in San Francisco. Ferlinghetti died at his San Francisco home Monday, his son Lorenzo Ferlinghetti told The Associated Press Tuesday. The cause was lung disease. His father died “in his own room,” holding the hands of his son...
Tags: Books, Business, Celebrities, News, Interview, California News, America, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Associated Press, Bay Area, Martin Scorsese, Coney Island

5 Best Alternatives to the Flip Video Camera

The Flip video camera, launched in 2007, introduced a practical, portable video recorder. It was slim enough to slide into a pocket. Had a flip out USB connector so you didn’t have to worry about finding cables. And best of all it had a built in LCD screen so you actually knew what you were filming (this was a novelty in 2007). It pre-dated the current iteration of action cameras we know of today, introducing video recording well before GoPro. It also led to a new category of tiny camcorders ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, San Francisco, Cisco, Sony, Cinematography, Garmin, Cisco Systems, Zeiss, OM, Flip, Osmo Action, Sony Bloggie Touch, Akaso Brave

Fourth-quarter home prices saw record growth: FHFA

During the fourth quarter of 2020, U.S. home prices surged 10.8 percent on an annual basis and 3.8 percent on a quarterly basis, marking growth records for both metrics.
Tags: Utah, Montana, San Francisco, Radio, Idaho, Connecticut, Arizona, Freddie Mac, Boise, Redwood City, San Mateo, FHFA, Fannie Mae, Markets & Economy, Home Prices, Lynn Fisher

Intense Demand and Low Mortgage Rates Drive Home Values to Record Highs

– Home values continue to rise at a historic monthly pace, growing 1.1% from December to January – Zillow economists predict 7 million home sales this year, nearly 25% more than in 2020 – Phoenix is booming, recording the highest annual growth in both home values (17.1%) and typical rent (8.4%) among the nation’s largest metros – Home values rose 9.1% from a year ago, the fastest pace of annual appreciation since 2006 Seattle, WA – February 19, 2021 (PRNewswire) Extreme demand driven...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Austin, Radio, United States, Washington Dc, Portland, San Diego, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Houston

Housing Market Stayed Hot in January as Home Prices Rose 14% and Sales Surged 20%

Supply couldn’t keep up with demand as new listings of homes for sale fell 6% from a year earlier and the number of homes on the market was down 24% to an all-time low Seattle, WA – Feb. 19, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The national median home-sale price rose 14% year over year to $330,500 in January, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This marks an annual gain just shy of the largest increase seen since 2013, which was...
Tags: Real Estate, News, New York City, San Francisco, Radio, Canada, United States, Camden, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Denver, Redfin, Seattle Wa, San Jose CA, Bridgeport, ALLENTOWN Pa

Housing Affordability For Black California Households is Half That of Whites, Illustrating Persistent Wide Homeownership Gap and Wealth Disparities, C.A.R. Reports

– Less than one in five Black California households could afford to purchase the $659,380 statewide median-priced home in 2020, compared to two in five white California households who could afford to purchase the same median-priced home. – At an affordability index of 20 percent, the affordability gap was similarly wide for Latinx households. – A minimum annual income of $122,800 was needed to make monthly payments of $3,070, including principal, interest, and taxes on a 30-year fixed-rate...
Tags: News, California, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Car, Radio, United States, San Diego, Orange County, Santa Clara, San Bernardino, Calif, Riverside, San Mateo

When Google suddenly abandoned plans to create video games, over 150 staffers were reportedly blindsided by layoffs

Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison speaks during a Google keynote address announcing a new video game streaming service named Stadia at the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Reuters After less than two years, Google suddenly closed its video game studios in early February. Over 150 employees in Google's Stadia Games & Entertainment group were laid off in the closure. Just days prior, VP Phil Harrison reportedly reassured the team of Google's ongoing com...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Layoffs, Video Games, Entertainment, San Francisco, Trends, Game Development, Reuters, Kotaku, Harrison, Phil Harrison, Stadia, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Jade Raymond

56% of Redfin Home Offers Faced Competition in January, the Ninth-Straight Month More Than Half of Redfin Offers Faced Bidding Wars

Pricey homes are most likely to see bidding wars, with more than 65% of homes priced between $800,000 and $1 million facing competition in January, the highest share of any price bucket Seattle, WA – Feb. 12, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nationwide, 55.9% of Redfin offers for homes faced bidding wars in January, up from a revised rate of 52.5% in December, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. It marks the ninth consecutive...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Sacramento, San Francisco, Atlanta, Radio, Canada, United States, Wheeler, Portland, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, Redfin, Bay Area

Arlington-born Sharon Rudahl on A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson

Sharon Rudahl on Ballad of an American – A Graphic Biography of Paul Robeson 291; Dec 16, 2020 New York Comics & Picture-story Symposium https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKyumxnIjg   The 291st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at 7pm ET. Intro: Ben Katchor Veteran graphic storyteller Sharon Rudahl discusses her che...
Tags: Comics, Hollywood, New York City, San Francisco, Google Earth, Paul Robeson, Martin Luther King, East Village, Arlington, Arlington Virginia, Harvey Pekar, Cooper Union, Mike Rhode, Emma Goldman, Ben Katchor, Yiddishkeit

SXSW 2021 Unveils Full Feature Film Line-Up, All Available for Online Viewing

This year’s South by Southwest Film Festival is going virtual. The SXSW 2021 film festival has unveiled its full line-up, including documentaries on Selma Blair and Demi Lovato, and films like Here Before directed by Stacey Gregg and Kelley Kali’s I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking) competing in the Narrative Feature section. The selection will be available online for viewing to everyone. The full SXSW 2021 line-up has been announced for the 28th edition of the Austin, Texas-based film festiva. Thi...
Tags: Film Festivals, SXSW, SXSW 2021

$1M home searches hit record high in January: Redfin

Homes priced over $1 million made up 10.8 percent of all saved searches on Redfin.com in January, up from 8.5 percent the previous year.
Tags: California, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, Luxury, San Diego, Agent, San Jose, Oakland, Seattle, Zillow, Nassau County, Redfin, Honolulu

Austin, Atlanta & Tampa Are Attracting Homebuyers From More Expensive Cities, Contributing to a Housing Supply Crunch

28% of Redfin.com users looked to move to another metro area in 2020, up from 25.5% in 2019, driving double-digit inventory shortages in popular destinations Seattle, WA – Feb. 4, 2021 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) — Nationwide, 27.8% of Redfin.com users looked to move to another metro area in 2020, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s up from 25.5% in 2019, a 9% year-over-year increase. The increase is driven by people lea...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, New York, News, California, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Radio, Canada, United States, Dallas, San Jose

Home Equity Improves In Most Areas Of Nation During Fourth Quarter Of 2020 As Market Continues To Avoid Pandemic Fallout

Equity-Rich Properties Now Outnumber Those Seriously Underwater by Six-to-One Ratio; Portion of U.S. Homes Considered Equity-Rich Reaches 30 Percent; Seriously Underwater Properties Down to 5 Percent Irvine, CA – Feb. 4, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its fourth-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Equity & Underwater Report, which shows that 17.8 million residential properties in the United States were considered equity-rich, meani...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, News, Mississippi, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Milwaukee, Alabama, San Francisco, West Virginia, Radio, West, United States

Real estate photographers robbed in broad daylight in San Francisco

The couple was driving from a photo shoot when someone smashed the window of their car and stole $7,000 worth of camera equipment. The driver of a Tesla caught it on video.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Radio, Markets & Economy, News Brief, ABC7

How Midwest Cities are Busting the Urban Exodus Myth

Though home values in some expensive coastal cities are softening, lower-priced urban centers are booming as people everywhere seek affordability and reprioritize amid new opportunity brought by remote work – Homes are selling faster in the suburbs, but home value growth, sales volume and Zillow web traffic in urban areas has kept pace with or exceeded suburban areas. – The hottest urban housing markets are in the affordable Midwest, where homes are typically less expensive near city cente...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, San Francisco, Urban, Indianapolis, Radio, Washington Dc, Zillow, Baltimore, Columbus, Denver, Jacksonville, San Fransisco, Louisville, Trulia

Buyers on Notice: Act Quickly and Be Prepared to Pay Up, According to Realtor.com® January Housing Report

— 2021 kicks off with record low inventory and rising home prices, foreshadowing a competitive home-buying season — Number of homes for sale hit a new low down nearly 43% compared to last year; active listings fall below 600,000 for the first time since 2012 — New listings declined more than 23% year-over-year — The median listing price increased 15.4% over last year to $346,000 — The typical home sold in 76 days, 10 days faster than a year ago Santa Clara, CA – Feb. 4, 2021 (PRNe...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, Homes, San Diego, Miami, San Jose, Rochester, Birmingham, News Corp, Denver, Midwest

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Sets Mid-Season 2 Return Date

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist sets mid-season 2 return date Ahead of its upcoming mid-season finale next Tuesday, NBC has announced that the second half of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 is scheduled to return after a six-week break on March 28 and will be back to its former Sunday timeslot. This announcement comes after the series had earned its first Golden Globe nomination with titular star Jane Levy nominated for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy. RELATED: 2021 G...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Stephen King, San Francisco, Levy, TV News, Paul Feig, Hulu, Maggie, Mandy Moore, Mitch, Zoey, Simon, Howard

‘Try Harder!’ Review: The Odds Are Stacked Against Gifted Teens as They Apply for College [Sundance 2021]

Lowell High School in San Francisco is the top public school in the city. Every student is practically a genius and will do everything they can in order to be accepted to schools like Stanford, Harvard, Brown, MIT, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and more. While it might seem like just a first world problem for these teens to worry about what upscale, prestigious university they’re trying to attend, the documentary Try Harder! from director Debbie Lum paints a universal portrait of the challenges facing tod...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Stanford, San Francisco, Movie Reviews, Batman, Pbs, UC Berkeley, Sundance, Ian, Lowell, Shea, Sophia, GPA, Rachael, Lowell High School

U.S. Home Seller Profits Soar In 2020 As Prices Set New Records In Spite Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Profits on Home Sales Increase in Nine of Every 10 Housing Markets in 2020; National Median Home Price Up 13 Percent From Last Year to $266,250; Homeowners Now Staying In Their Homes More Than Eight Years Before Selling Irvine, CA – Jan. 28, 2021 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Year-End 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that home sellers nationwide in 2020 realized a home-price gain of $68,843 on the typical sale,...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, News, Mississippi, Maryland, Montana, Boston, San Francisco, ROI, Chicago, Radio, West, United States, Idaho, Maine, Connecticut

Exclusive Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez Teaser, Poster & Stills

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez teaser, poster & stills Ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival next month, ComingSoon.net has received the exclusive first teaser, poster and stills for the documentary Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez, which explores the life of the titular underground cartoon artist. The teaser can be viewed in the player below and the poster and stills in the gallery beneath it! RELATED: More than Mi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Trailer, San Francisco, Spain, Mission District, Exclusive, Charles Mingus, Rodriguez, Miyagi, Ishmael Reed, Ed Piskor, ComingSoon, Movie News, Susie Bright, Andi Zeisler

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Index Shows Annual Home Price Gains Climbed To 9.5% In November

New York, NY – Jan. 26, 2021 (PRNewswire) S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for November 2020 show that home prices continue to increase across the U.S. More than 27 years of history are available for these data series, and can be accessed in full by going to https://www.spglobal.com/spdji/. Please note that transaction records for September 2020 for Wayne Co...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, News, Minneapolis, Washington, Nsa, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, United States, Portland, San Diego, Dallas, Miami

2020 U.S. Housing Market Gains Were Biggest in 15 Years

Zillow expects bigger growth in 2021 as sustained demand pushes home values higher – The full U.S. housing stock gained about $2.5 trillion in value last year, including $2.2 trillion from appreciation of existing homes and $274 billion from new construction. – That $2.5 trillion gain is more than in any year since 2005 in what was a remarkably strong year for housing, and 2021 is likely to be stronger. – More than a fifth of the total housing value in the U.S. and almost half of the 10...
Tags: Utah, Real Estate, New York, News, Minneapolis, Colorado, California, Washington, Boston, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Radio, Wyoming

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup

New to Stream: OVID’s February 2021 Movie Lineup OVID.tv, the curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films, has announced its February streaming lineup! OVID exclusives next month include Rogier Kappers’ Emmy nominated documentary Lomax the Songhunter, two films by Romanian director Radu Jude titled I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians and Aferim!, as well as Tsai Ming-liang’s Rebels of the Neon God, The Hole, and much more. You can learn more about thes...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, New York, Hollywood, Movies, France, Nazis, Iraq, Berlin, Nigeria, Africa, US, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, America

End-to-end operators are the next generation of consumer business

Roger Lee Contributor Share on Twitter Roger Lee is a general partner at Battery Ventures, based in Menlo Park, CA, who focuses on investments in software and consumer tech, including online marketplaces. More posts by this contributor Keys to ascending the consumer-internet throne How to communicate with your board in tough times Justin Da Rosa Contributor ...
Tags: Health, TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Column, Real Estate, Entertainment, Finance, Marketing, San Francisco, Supply Chain Management, Tech, Automotive, Yellow Pages, Exit, Battery Ventures

Minari: Steven Yeun-Led Acclaimed Drama Sets VOD Release Date

Minari: Steven Yeun-Led Acclaimed Drama Sets VOD Release Date A24 has announced that director Lee Isaac Chung’s upcoming drama film Minari will finally be getting a digital release, following its scheduled theatrical release on February 12, 2021. Starring Steven Yeun, Han Yeri, and Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari will arrive on VOD on Friday, February 26, 2021. This announcement also came with the release of a new featurette promo which you can check out below, featuring the cast as they explained wha...
Tags: Movies, San Francisco, Arkansas, Streaming, Brad Pitt, A24, Christina, Steven Yeun, ComingSoon, Movie News, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Yeun, Lee Isaac Chung, Minari, Ozarks Minari

Rent prices continue to decline along the coasts: Realtor.com

Some of the nation's largest markets, including New York City and San Francisco, experienced double-digit rent declines as renters head toward the suburbs.
Tags: New York City, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Radio, Markets & Economy, Select, Realtor.com, Rental Affordability, Annual Rent Growth, Short Term Rental Affordability

Gene Martinez, influential and ‘beloved’ Compass agent, dies at 60

Martinez joined Compass while the company was still young, and went on to lead and help launch operations in multiple parts of the U.S.
Tags: Health, Florida, California, New York City, San Francisco, Radio, Miami, Agent, Compass, Donald Trump, Karlie Kloss, Industry News, Martinez, Miami Beach, Corcoran, Select

Home Prices Rose 13% in December, Sales Up 16%

Pending-sales growth of 35% far outpaced that of new listings, up 14% Seattle, WA – Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — (NASDAQ: RDFN) — The national median home-sale price rose 13% year over year to $334,300 in December, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Homebuying demand barely slowed during what is typically one of the slowest months of the year. Closed home sales were up 16% from a year earlier and pending sales were up 35%, whi...
Tags: Real Estate, News, San Francisco, Chicago, Radio, Canada, United States, Miami, San Jose, Salt Lake City, Redfin, Seattle Wa, Bridgeport, Allentown, Oxnard, Real Estate News

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