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How does the Apocalypse taste? What would you like to drink on the last night before the world ended? Maybe your choice would be Champagne? Or would it be a refined cocktail with a wildflower swimming in it?

The newest production Violetter Schnee by  Staatsoper Unter den Linden   is all about the end of the world. Five people are trapped inside a bunker and when they leave it to see if the world is alright they discover they are doomed forever.

The opera is inspired by the cult movie Solaris from Andrei Tarkowski where 3 men float in space around an enigmatic planet called Solaris. Since this movie from the 70s is rarely shown in public, together with Staatsoper we decided to create a unique night to present this nostalgic piece of cinematic art.



photos: Olga Khristolyubova

To start the evening we teamed up with the Cocktail Masters from Russian Standard to create a perfect drink for our Apocalypse-themed cocktail reception in the wonderful old Apollosaal.

The result was a delicious drink with a base of Russian Standard Platinum, Blue Curacao, and Grenadine. The second drink of the night was a Dry Martini that was perfectly fitting the nostalgic feel of the Russian movie from Tarkowski.

The host of the night was no other than the general director of Staatsoper Matthias Schulz then welcomed the audience with a warm speech. Before the movie started the dramaturg of the opera explained the historic and narrative connection with the movie Solaris.


We had a wonderful night and even though the movie is a science fiction space trip it kind of felt like a journey into the past. I hope all our guests enjoyed the drinks and the atmosphere and for all of you who have missed it you can still see the Opera Violetter Schnee on the 26 and the 31 of January 2019.

A big thank you to the team of Staatsoper and Russian Standard for collaborating with us on this unique event. We already excited for the next one to come.

photos: Olga Khristolyubova

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/Filmcast Ep. 501 – Glass


The cast returns for Glass, the much anticipated M. Night Shyamalan movie. Stay for the after dark on not one but two documentaries about the disastrous FYRE festival.

Check out Dave’s video review of the Fyre Fraud and Fyre on Youtube, the skit Jeff mentioned of Waiters who are Nauseated by Food on the Dana Carvey Show, and the GoFundMe page of the caterers affected by the FYRE festival.

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Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang has died from injuries he sustained to his chest and abdomen during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28. Singapore’s defense ministry says Pang died early Thursday at Waikato Hospital. Also known as Pang Wei Chong, the actor was injured Saturday when the […]]]>
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Promare PV Laden With Colorful Action Wed, 23 Jan 2019 21:00:38 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Japan Movies Youtube Toho Anime Mecha Trigger Galo PV Matoi Tech Superhero Bits: Meet the New Guardians of the Galaxy, ‘Reign of the Supermen’ Clip & More Guardians of the Galaxy - New Crew - Marvel Comics

Who are the new Guardians of the Galaxy? Want to buy a fanmade version of the Batmobile from The Dark Knight Trilogy? Why is it hard to watch Warner Bros. comic book movies and TV shows on Amazon right now? Did you notice the inconsistency between the Captain America: Civil War credits scene and the opening of Spider-Man: Homecoming? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

The Flash returns with a new episode called “Memorabilia” next Tuesday, and you can watch a new promo now.

Omaze has a new charity campaign offering you the chance to browse and vist the DC Comics archive and offices.

Black Lightning opened up The Book of Secrets: Chapter One with a promo for the next episode “Prodigal Son.”

The new Spider-Man PlayStation 4 game was the best-selling superhero video game title in about 15 years.

A skeleton from the closet of Oliver Queen‘s family comes back to haunt him in the next episode of Arrow.

A fanmade version of the Batmobile from The Dark Knight Trilogy is up for auction by Historics Auctioneers.

Guardians of the Galaxy - New Crew - Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics has finally revealed the entire roster of the new Guardians of the Galaxy. Find out more here.

Amazon is having another dispute with Warner Bros., so their comic book titles aren’t easily available to watch.


Titans Batmobile Concept Art

Concept artist John Gallagher revealed the best look yet at the Batmobile that was briefly featured on Titans.

The credits scene in Captain America: Civil War creates an inconsistency with Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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David F. Sandberg shared a little behind the scenes info about a shot from the recent Shazam sneak peek spot.

Kevin Feige reacted to the Oscar nominations for Black Panther and gave plenty of love to Ryan Coogler for it.

Into the Oscar-Verse#SpiderVerse

— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) January 22, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse producer Chris Miller celebrated their Oscar nomination like this.

The recent Shazam extended TV spot, hints at the possibility of Dr. Sivana not being the true villain after all.

Here’s a new clip from the DC animated movie Reign of the Supermen featuring Eradicator taking on Steel.

X-Men franchise director Bryan Singer is facing new sexual abuse allegations from an article at The Atlantic.


Captain America High Top Sneakers

You can be stylish, patriotic and nerdy at the same time with this new pair of Captain America high top sneakers.

Spider-Ham Tanktop

It can get weirder for you and your friends if you show up to a fancy dinner party in this Spider-Ham tanktop.

London Toy Fair Reveals: DC Primal Age!#LondonToyFair #DCPrimalAge #FunkoLTF

— Funko (@OriginalFunko) January 21, 2019

Funko has a new DC Comics line of Primal Age figures including The Flash, Superman, Batman & more.

Captain Marvel Ladies Army Jacket

Get you army style and love for Captain Marvel on before the movie arrives in March with this ladies jacket.

Read the previous edition of Superhero Bits right here.

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First night of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre canceled
"Dear Evan Hansen," the Tony Award-winning teen musical, was supposed to open tonight at the Paramount Theatre for its week-and-a-half run. But it's been canceled. Here's how you can attend another performance or get a refund.]]>
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New US Trailer for Silent Sailing Thriller 'Styx' Starring Susanne Wolff Styx Trailer

Film Movement has debuted an official US trailer for a dramatic thriller titled Styx, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival last year to quite a bit of worthy acclaim. This mostly-silent film is about a woman who decides to embark on a solo sailing journey from Europe to to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. Not only does she encounter a violent storm that nearly kills her, she encounters something else that changes her forever. Susanne Wolff stars in this, giving an incredible performance that carries the entire film. I saw this in Berlin last year and I loved it, writing a glowing review saying: "the film shows just how powerful silent storytelling can be, all we need is to watch what's happening and look closely at the details, and it will all make sense." This film is a hard sell, so the trailer not only shows the big twist but also includes some of the few bits of dialogue - the rest of it is mostly silent like Robert Redford's All Is Lost, and just as powerful. ›››

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Daily Podcast: 2019 Sundance Film Festival Most Anticipated Movies

On the January 23, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about our most anticipated films of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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Opening Banter: This is Chris’ first year at the Sundance Film Festival!

In Our Feature Presentation : Our 12 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival

  • Ben: Wounds
  • Brad: Late Night
  • Chris: Velvet Buzzsaw
  • Ben: Relive
  • Brad: Memory: The Origins of Alien
  • Chris: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile
  • Ben: The Death of Dick Long
  • Brad: Big Time Adolescence
  • Chris: The Report
  • Ben: Sweetheart
  • Brad: Brittany Runs a Marathon
  • Chris: The Lodge

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‘Trading Paint’ Trailer: John Travolta is a Washed-Up Race Car Driver trading paint trailer

John Travolta‘s film choices have become increasingly, let’s say…interesting. After the 2018 two-fer that was Gotti and Speed Kills, the actor is ringing in 2019 with Trading Paint, a sports drama in which he stars as a washed-up race car driver for whom it’s “been a long time” since he was “somebody.” Cheers for unintentionally meta-dialogue!

Trading Paint Trailer

Travolta stars as veteran race car driver Sam, whose unfortunately named son Cam (Toby Sebastian) is resentful of always having to live under his shadow. Both drivers in a small town, Cam abandons Sam’s crew to forward his own professional career, leaving Sam in the dust. But this is John Travolta’s movie, which means he’s going to don that racing uniform again and go head-to-head with his own son on the racetrack. Talk about family drama.

Directed by Kurdistan-Swedish filmmaker Karzan Kader from a screenplay by Gary Gerani and Craig R. Welch, Trading Paint feels like another straight-to-video dud for Travolta. However, it does have the benefit of co-starring Michael Madsen and…Shania Twain? The country music singer stretches her acting chops (though not that far) as the wife of Sam, whose sole purpose in this trailer seems to be to cheer him on. Kevin Dunn, Buck Taylor, and Luis Da Silva round out the cast of this Saban Films production, the studio behind films like Keanu Reeves’ Siberia, Dave Bautista’s The Final Score, and um, the recent Power Rangers movie. So make of that what you will.

Here is the official synopsis for Trading Paint:

Veteran race car driver Sam (John Travolta) and his son Cam (Toby Sebastian), a fellow driver from a small town overcome family and professional conflicts, balancing competition, ego, resentment and a racing nemesis to come out stronger on the other side.

Trading Paint will open in select theaters on February 22, 2019.

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Trailer for 'Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire' Documentary The Man Who Played with Fire Trailer

"Sure, he has written three good crime novels. But Stieg was also something completely different…" The Match Factory has debuted an international / festival promo trailer for the documentary Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played with Fire, which is premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival coming up. The doc film tells the life story of Swedish journalist and writer Stieg Larsson, renowned as the author of the internationally acclaimed "Millennium" series of novels - best known as the "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" trilogy. The film profiles Larsson's upbringing in Sweden, his years as a journalist, and involvement in fighting right wing extremists and neo-Nazis in the 1980s & 1990s. This fascinating film is much more than just another biopic doc, it's also a story about how journalism and putting a spotlight on the truth is the strongest way to fight fascism and neo-Nazi movements. I highly recommend keeping an eye on this one. ›››

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Utah-based flat-fee brokerage Homie wants to raise $10M Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:43:49 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Utah Technology Investing Radio Industry News U S Securities and Exchange Commission Brokerage Homie Flat Fee Brokerage Vote For Homie Charlie Cox Signed a Petition to Save ‘Daredevil,’ Talks Season 4 Plans Before Cancellation daredevil petition

Charlie Cox is as sad about Daredevil‘s cancellation as you are. Like many fans of the blind superhero, the star of the Marvel-Netflix series was caught by surprise by the cancellation by Netflix. And you can’t blame Cox for being certain that Daredevil season 4 would happen — writers were already pitching and planning storylines for the next season, some of which Cox got wind of. The actor shared those plans, as well as the revelation that he anonymously signed the Save Daredevil petition that has garnered over 200,000 signatures.

Netflix dropped a bomb in November that it was cancelling Daredevil, its hit comic book series that had just come off a third season, taking fans, writers, and cast members all by surprise. None more so than Charlie Cox, who starred as the titular blind superhero and would save the show if he could. Unfortunately, it’s out of his hands, but at least he can sign the #SaveDaredevil petition like the rest of us.

In an interview with The Playlist, Cox revealed that he signed anonymously — not because he didn’t want his support known, but because he’s not particularly “technically savvy.”

“I wasn’t sure about adding my email because I’m not very technically savvy, and I didn’t want to suddenly put my email online; I don’t know if it was visible or not. But what I did do is I made a fake email for my two-year-old daughter, and she signed it [laughter].”

Cox described his response to the cancellation to The Playlist, saying he was “a bit surprised. I was shocked, really.” He added to Collider, “Based on the response that season 3 had, I was under the impression that we would absolutely be making more seasons of television, so I was very shocked and obviously deeply saddened because I love that character and I’ve loved the show.” The show had just come off its best-reviewed season since season 1, even receiving the Golden Tomato for the best-reviewed superhero show of 2018 on Rotten Tomatoes, with a critic score of 96%. The series was Netflix’s fourth-biggest show. We’ve heard tales of the writers hearing of the cancellation as they were in the midst of working on season 4, which Cox confirmed to Collider had been pitched in its entirety to Netflix.

So what could have been? Cox doesn’t have the entire season plan on hand, but he can say he was “very excited”:

“I knew little details – because typically I don’t like to know the whole story whilst it’s being written – but I knew the basics of the ideas that they had, and I was very excited.”

With the #SaveDaredevil petition reaching over 200,000 signatures and counting (that’s 200,001 with Cox’s signature), maybe Netflix could listen and give us that season 4 that the writers and Cox was so looking forward to.

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Official US Trailer for Hong Sang-soo's B&W Drama 'Hotel by the River' Hotel by the River Trailer

"The film was made at Jeonwonsa Film Co." The Cinema Guild has released the official US trailer for the latest film, titled Hotel by the River, made by acclaimed, beloved Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, who keeps making new films pretty much non-stop all the time. This first premiered at the Locarno Film Festival last summer, where it won the Best Actor prize, and later went on to play at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals last fall. This B&W drama is set in the dead of winter; a poet invites his sons to join him at a hotel for a reunion. The hotel also hosts a newly single woman who has a friend keep her company. The poet is drawn to the beautiful girls and cannot resist the temptation to discover more. Their lives intersect, connect and disconnect and potentially become a metaphor for modern life. Starring Ki Joo-Bong, Kim Min-hee, Kwon Hae-hyo, Song Seon-mi, and Yoo Joon-Sang. This looks like another mesmerizing, bleak, contemplative film from Hong Sang-soo. And I love the official poster they made - check it out below. ›››

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Kate Winslet to Play a Detective in HBO Drama Series ‘Mare of Easttown’ Mare of Easttown

The last time Kate Winslet starred in an HBO show, she won an Emmy for her stellar performance in Mildred Pierce, a remake of the classic film noir movie from 1945. Now she’s heading back to the premium channel for a new limited drama series called Mare of Easttown, which is the brainchild of Out of the Furnace writer Brad Ingelsby. Get plenty of details about the new show below.

According to Deadline, Winslet will star as “a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her.” The Oscar-winning actress continues to be one of the best in the business – she’s always memorable, even in so-so movies like 2016’s Triple 9 – so the prospect of her heading back to television with a juicy role like this is incredibly appealing to me. Kate Winslet as a small-town detective? I’ll take 100 episodes, please.

In addition to writing the backwoods character drama Out of the Furnace, Ingelsby also wrote the Liam Neeson action thriller Run All Night. He’s the creator and showrunner of Mare of Easttown, and he’ll write every episode.

Gavin O’Connor, who’s directed films like Miracle, The Accountant, Jane Got a Gun, Pride and Glory, and Warrior (one of the best sports dramas of all time), will direct every episode. HBO has paired a single writer with a single director for its dramas before, most notably in season one of True Detective (with Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga) and season one of Big Little Lies (David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallee), so hopefully this collaboration results in something just as memorable. O’Connor and Ingelsby apparently have a solid working relationship – they’re also pairing for an upcoming movie called Torrance, which stars Ben Affleck as a widowed former basketball all-star who becomes the coach of his old high school’s team.

Elsewhere, O’Connor is working on a reboot of The Green Hornet, a sequel to The Accountant, and is directing at least one episode of City on a Hill, a Showtime original drama executive produced by Affleck and starring Kevin Bacon. Winslet is reuniting with James Cameron for the Avatar sequels, co-starring with Saoirse Ronan in Ammonite, and voicing characters in a pair of animated movies called Manou the Swift and Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin (yeah, I’ve never heard of those either).

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Bandaged Rei Ayanami Ero-Cosplay Very Skimpy Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:00:12 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Anime Cosplay Oshiri H Image Gallery Evangelion Komachi Rei Ayanami Vintage Science Fiction Month: Way Station Vintage SF Month is hosted by the Little Red Reviewer. The objective: Read and discuss "older than I am" Science Fiction in the month of January.

Clifford D. Simak is one of the famous Golden Age authors that I haven't really caught up with. There's no time like the present, so I took a spin through his bibliography and settled on the Hugo winning 1963 novel Way Station as my introduction to his work.

Enoch Wallace is an American Civil War veteran who was chosen by the Galactic Federation to maintain a way station for interstellar travel. He looks after the machinery and does his best to greet the alien travelers, even forming some long term friendships among the galactics. Unfortunately, since humanity is not yet ready to join the Galactic Federation, he must keep the station a secret from his fellow humans. He only ages when he leaves the house for his daily walk and thus, even though about a hundred years have passed, he still looks to be about 30 years old. As the novel opens, the US government has discovered Enoch's longevity and set about monitoring his actions in the small, insular Wisconson town in which he resides. What's more, they've noticed a gravestone with strange markings on his property and when they investigated further, they found an alien body buried there, which they absconded with in order to study.
Way Station From a plot perspective, not a whole lot happens for the first half (maybe even more) of the novel. This is the sort of thing that often bothers me, but not here. The character study of Enoch, a simple but open-minded man living a well-worn routine, is livened by the SFnal elements of the story, even if most of those are only lightly addressed. For example, the transportation network that the way station exists on is one of teleportation by duplication, where the original body remains at the source and a copy is created at the destination. We don't get much information on how this system actually works, nor do we really dive into the philosophical quandaries it presents, which is a fair criticism in some ways, but nothing that an experienced reader of SF could not fill out on their own. A lot of the story's conjectures raise questions that the novel doesn't even try to address directly, which I'm sure can be frustrating for some, but worked reasonably well for me (there's something to be said for SF's ability to leverage the rest of the genre in order to streamline the current story, and this book does a decent job of that).

When things do start happening in the latter half, what initially felt aimless is revealed to be deliberate and well placed. A large number of potential crises arise in relatively short order, but all of them are extensions of things introduced earlier in the story, often in mundane fashion. Enoch's ornery neighbors, while normally content to keep their suspicions to themselves, are getting riled up. The Galactic Federation is experiencing an uncharacteristic rise in political strife and there's a proposal to shut down the transportation path that Earth is on in order to use those resources elsewhere (thus delaying Earth's potential membership by centuries or even millenia). The US government's meddling doesn't help either, as the Federation knows about the stolen alien body and that supports the political factions that think Earth (and this general area of the galaxy) is not worth the trouble. Enoch, having learned alien techniques and maths has done some calculations and determined that Earth, still mired in the Cold War, is headed towards an inevitable nuclear confrontation (he doesn't use the word Psychohistory, but again, experienced SF readers will be able to put 2 and 2 together). Enoch's alien friend (who he has named Ulysses) offers Enoch the chance to petition the Galactic Federation for a way to head off war, but the price is high and the political optics would be bad for the transportation network anyway. Finally, the galaxy has some sort of empirically measurable spiritual force that is harnessed by an artifact that has gone missing (along with its caretaker).

The setup is great and quite entertaining. The resolution... may leave something to be desired. Everything is resolved in a pat, simplistic manner. It's certainly functional, and the book had built up enough goodwill that I don't really have a major problem with it, but it all just feels a little too convenient. Some of these crises are too easily surmounted. To pick one, non-spoilery example, the government agent that confronts Enoch is shockingly deferential to Enoch's wishes, and somehow has no problem whatsoever turning the requests around. I mean, I'm sure the bureaucracy in the government has increased since this novel was written, but not by that much. Several other crises are averted by one simple, almost magical event. Again, it's functional and Simak laid the proper groundwork such that it all fits together in the end (easier said than done, which is perhaps why I'm cutting it slack), but it could be underwhelming. He played the game well enough, I suppose, but I could see it grating others more than it did for me.

Ultimately, though, Enoch is a likable protagonist, in some ways your typical SF competent man, but one who displays a degree of flexibility and open-mindedness that is uncommon. His good natured manner carries the novel even when the plot machinations falter. Simak's style is simple and doesn't call attention to itself, but it's not as stilted or plain as, say, Asimov's style. In some ways, this is an unusual novel of contraditions. Galactic scale space opera tropes portrayed via the simple, pastoral setting of a shack in small-town America. Big ideas and responsibilities laid at the feet of a small man. And yet it works. Indeed, it probably works because of the contradictions. I'm positive that this novel would drive some folks nuts, but I had a really good time with it and shall endeavor to read more Simak. Someday. Way Station actually won the Hugo Award in 1964 against some strong competition, including Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle, Heinlein's Glory Road, the serialized version of Dune (which would go on to win when published in book form), and Andre Norton's Witch World. Of those, I've only actually read Dune, but it certainly seems like both Cat's Cradle and Glory Road cast a bigger shadow than Way Station, which seems like the most conventional SF choice (but then, the Hugo is a populist award, so perhaps the conventional choice wins out over fantasy, post-apocalypse, or however you'd describe Dune).

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Michelle Monaghan is a Determined Attorney in Trailer for 'Saint Judy' Saint Judy Trailer

"We have a compelling basis for appeal, we just need a rock solid brief for the Ninth Circuit." Blue Fox Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for Saint Judy, a drama which first premiered at both the Los Angeles Film Festival and Raindance Film Festival last year. The film tells the story of immigration attorney Judy Wood, and how she single-handedly changed America's Law of Asylum to save women's lives. This case has gone on to save the lives of thousands of other persecuted women around the world. Michelle Monaghan stars as Judy, and the film has drawn comparisons to Erin Brockovich. The cast includes Leem Lubany, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfred Woodard, Peter Krause, Waleed Zuaiter, Gabriel Bateman, Ben Schnetzer, and Mykelti Williamson. This looks like a powerful, inspiring, honest story. ›››

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Cardi B Lands First Las Vegas Residency at Palms Casino Resort

In Cardi B’s hit single “Money,” she says there’s “nothing in this world that I like more than checks,” and after landing her first Las Vegas residency, she’ll be getting LOTS of those.

For the past few years, Cardi B’s star has been steadily rising, and 2019 looks like it’s already going to be yet another good year for the hip hop superstar.

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the Palms Casino Resort announced that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper will kick off her very first Las Vegas residency this spring at KAOS, a day club and nightclub that features an “amphitheater-style complex,” which is scheduled to open in April, the Associated Press reported.

The 26-year-old rap star joins G-Eazy, Kaskade, Skrillex and many other performers who will have residencies at KAOS—which is part of the Palms’ $690 million renovation.

The complex will reportedly feature state-of-the-art technology designed to enhance performances, including a rotating 360-degree DJ booth.

The news comes on the heels of fellow Hip-Hop titan Drake announcing his own upcoming Las Vegas residency at the Wynn’s XS NIghtclub, which will see him performing at least 10 shows over the next two years for a total payout of $10 million (roughly $1 million per show).

It’s unclear how much money Cardi B will earn for her residency, but with her star power, we can assume she’ll be pulling in at least a high six-figure amount per show.

AP confirmed select tickets are now available, however, exact start dates and duration aren’t known at this time.

What we do know is this: If you’re a part of the Bardi Gang, you’d better start getting your crew and your coins together not now, but RIGHT NOW.

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Calling All Vampires: Swedish Film Festival Will Screen a Movie Inside Sealed Coffins sarcophagus screenings

Do you love movies and the sweet embrace of death? Then I have some good news. The Goteborg Film Festival is offering “sarcophagus screenings,” where filmgoers will be offered the opportunity to watch a movie while sealed inside a coffin. Don’t worry, though: you’ll be safe and above ground. The coffins will have screens, speakers and air vents, and rotting skeletons still wearing their moldy burial clothes! Okay, I made that last part up.

THR is reporting that this month, a few lucky boils and ghouls will be given the chance of a death-time to climb inside a coffin and watch a movie. That movie is Aniara, a “Swedish-language apocalyptic sci-fi film,” premiering at the Goteborg Film Festival beginning January 27. According to festival director Jonas Holmberg, the so-called “sarcophagus screening” is intended to “enhance the bleak themes of the movie’s late-era capitalism dystopian setting.”

All in all, this sounds like a very pleasant night at the cinema.  Holmberg added that Aniara is “a drama about a spaceship carrying consumption-obsessed passengers, knocked off course en route to Mars,” serving as “a metaphor for Earth, that the future of our planet could be this kind of sarcophagus, floating alone through space as we use up our natural resources…Our goal was to find a way to take the experience of the film, and the apocalypse, further. To take the sense of aloneness and claustrophobia and strengthen it.” You can see what the coffins look like at the link above.

Obviously, if you’re even slightly claustrophobic, this probably comes across as an absolute nightmare. But I have to admit: I’m intrigued. Mostly because going to the movies has become a shit-show, wherein I’m forced to listen to fellow moviegoers loudly chat, eat snacks, or worse, talk on their phones. All of that would be completely blocked out if I could just watch movies inside a coffin.

Also, even though this might sounds like a horrifying idea, the festival has worked hard to ensure everyone’s safety, with staff standing by, in case someone starts screaming, “Get me out of this coffin!” like a character in an Edgar Allan Poe story. There’s also a red panic button inside every coffin. But when you press it, the worms will crawl in, the worms will crawl out, the worms will play pinochle on your snout! Whoops, that’s a typo. I actually meant, you’ll be safely released from the coffin.

“It’s an experiment,” Homberg added. “At Goteborg we like to find new places and new ways to experience cinema. But we really have no idea how people will react.” There will be 33 screenings between January 27 and 31, so you better book your ticket now. And don’t forget to bring your death certificate!

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Sexual Assault Allegations Resurface Against Bryan Singer, Director of Bohemian Rhapsody Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:15:27 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Movies News Sexual Assault Uncategorized Onetime Sexual Assault Allegations Resurface Against Bryan Could Disney Finally Cancel ‘The Simpsons’, and Make More Money In the Process? the simpsons final season

The Simpsons has been on for…*checks notes*…500 years, and it shows no signs of stopping. But that might change once Disney takes control of Fox properties as part of the big Disney/Fox deal. It’s not that Disney has anything personal against The Simpsons. Instead, it looks like the animated series is worth more dead than alive to the House of Mouse – all because of that sweet, sweet syndication money. Is The Simpsons final season at hand?

According to Variety, Disney is mulling over pulling the plug on one of American TV’s oldest institutions – The Simpsons. The animated series is currently in the midst of its 30th season, and there’s almost a deal in place to keep the show going till at least season 32. After that, though? It might finally be time to say goodbye to Springfield.

The reason? Money, money, money. In 2013, FX secured cable and streaming syndication rights for the series for a whopping $750 million. But a new syndication deal could make that number look paltry. As Variety explains:

When the first broadcast syndication deals were set for the show in the early 1990s, they were exclusive and open-ended — meaning they ran for as long as the show continued to air original episodes on Fox. Such deals were once common, meant to provide security for producers in a world where cable syndication barely existed and streaming was decades away. But in the case of “The Simpsons,” the original deals have kept the Fox studio from being able to fully exploit the show’s value.

The FX deal is in place until 2023. Afterwards, if Disney decided to end the show after season 32, it “would free Disney to negotiate a new deal or deals covering broadcast, cable and streaming that would potentially” be worth a heck of a lot more than $750 million. In other words, The Simpsons might be worth even more money cancelled than it is currently airing. The show actually burns money to produce, especially with actor contracts to consider. “It’ll set a record because it will be such a huge library,” said media consultant Brad Adgate.

When and if this happens, Disney has several options. They could break the show’s many episodes up and rotate them, drop them on Hulu, or even add them to the upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+. For now, though, The Simpsons will continue to run new episodes for at least two more seasons.

I used to be a huge fan of The Simpsons. The type of fan who could obsessively quote lines at the drop of a hat. But that was back when the show was, well, good. The first 8-10 seasons of The Simpsons remain some of the best TV ever created. After that, though, the series has dropped in quality significantly. I’d be fine to say farewell to it once and for all.

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The Carpetbagger: Blockbusters, #MeToo and More: 4 Takeaways From the Oscar Nominations Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:55:22 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Movies News Singer Bryan Academy Awards (Oscars Black Panther (Movie BlacKkKlansman (Movie A Star Is Born (Movie Roma (Movie Bohemian Rhapsody (Movie The most expensive home in America just sold for $238M Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:52:57 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs New York Listings Lifestyle America Radio Sting Industry News Ken Griffin News Brief Daniel Och 220 Central Park South Robert A.M. Stern Miller’s final NBC call will be third round of Phoenix Open
Johnny Miller’s final broadcast as NBC’s golf analyst will be during the third round of the Phoenix Open. The network said Wednesday that it will honor Miller during the Feb. 2 broadcast since the final round on Feb. 3 is about crowning a champion. The final round is on the same day as the Super […]]]>
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