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Should You Race Back to Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) on the Big Screen Experience The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt reviewed many articles where filmmakers fretted about the future of cinema. Even before the pandemic, concerns about ...
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Civility as Professional Imperative

The time of incivility we now live in is polarizing, frustrating and exhausting. Its generally nasty atmosphere is unfortunately obvious, but less plain is what PR professionals might do to change it. Some of the answers lie in PRSA’s Code of Ethics, and I believe that acting on its principles is imperative for those who would call themselves PR professionals. To be ignorant of the Code or to act in ways counter to it is to risk degrading our profession, and even to deepening the dysfunction in ...
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Ranking 93 ‘Star Wars’ Characters (Yes, Even Horrible Jar Jar Binks)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, editors at HuffPost got together to rank characters in the “Star Wars” universe, from Jar Jar Binks to best. Now, in honor of the franchise’s 40th anniversary, we’re doing it again. Some of those editors have moved on from HuffPost and are now Force Ghosts, but with new additions from “The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One,” updated, the list must be. This subjective inventory weighed a number of factors — cultural imprint, importance to the story, coolne...
Tags: News, Madonna, Death Star, Daniel Craig, Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader, George Lucas, Huffington Post, Leia, Force, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Leia Organa

Lady Gaga And Metallica's Grammy Performance Had Tough Technical Difficulties

The 59th annual Grammy Awards could be remembered for the numerous technical glitches and mistakes during the broadcast. Shortly after Adele had to stop and restart her performance during a tribute to the late George Michael, Lady Gaga and Metallica’s collaboration started with multiple problems. First, the award show only announced Lady Gaga’s name when introducing the act. Then, the metal band’s frontman, James Hetfeld, didn’t have a working mic. The rocky start frustrated Hetfeld enough to c...
Tags: News, Adele, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Grammys, Huffington Post, Gerson, Frank Ocean, Todd Van Luling, Christopher Rosen, Kevin Nguyen, Julia Bush, Rembert Browne, Joanne @ladygaga, George Michael Lady Gaga, James Hetfeld

6 Things You're Missing By Not Seeing 'The Interview'

Audiences won't get to see "The Interview" on Christmas Day -- and maybe even ever. According to a spokesperson for Sony Pictures, the studio has "no further release plans" for the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy, making even on-demand or Blu-ray releases unlikely. Which is a shame for a number of reasons, including the fact that "The Interview" is really quite funny. Ahead, six things you're missing by not seeing "The Interview." Breakout performances from Randall Park and Diana Bang It may sta...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Interview, Katy Perry, Sony, Franco, James Franco, Rose Byrne, Paul Thomas Anderson, Seth Rogen, Christoph Waltz, Kim, Sony Pictures, Jay Baruchel, Perry, Rogen

Carmike Cinemas Pulls Sony's 'The Interview' Amid Threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners on Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether or not to show the film, which is still set for a Christmas release, according to multiple reports. The late developments came just hours after the hackers released a data dump that they're calling a "Christmas...
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Paul Thomas Anderson Assures You, 'Inherent Vice' Does Make Sense

Even those who love Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" have discussed how they want to see it a second time. Anderson's films often have that effect on moviegoers, an initial opacity giving way to understanding and embrace. "I think it started happening on 'The Master' a lot. People said that they wanted to see it again. And not necessarily in a good way, but maybe in a way that they kind of afforded the film some goodwill even if they didn't really like it," Anderson said during a recent ph...
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The First Reviews Of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Have Arrived

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" isn't out in U.S. theaters until Nov. 21, but the film had its world premiere in London on Monday night and first reviews soon followed. The consensus? Mixed, with many critics citing Lionsgate's decision to split Suzanne Collins' source novel into two parts as a demerit. "Like an overgrown and bloated trailer for a film yet to come, Francis Lawrence's 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' spreads perhaps 45 minutes of dramatic material across two far-to...
Tags: London, Lionsgate, Suzanne Collins, Donald Sutherland, Harry Potter, Francis Lawrence, Francis, Tanner, Robbie Collin, Justin Chang, Brian Viner, Todd McCarthy, Mark Adams, Christopher Rosen, Sophie Monks Kaufman Little White Lies, Lawrences Jennifer

Let's Revisit Charli XCX's Perfect MTV EMAs Performance

Charli XCX performed "Boom Clap" and "Break the Rules" at Sunday's MTV European Music Awards in Glasgow, Scotland, and it was during the latter song that her dancers set off a bunch of flares on stage. It looked dangerous! If only we had some way to tell what Charli XCX thinks about following the rules. Oh, right. Watch Charli XCX perform here. [Author: Christopher Rosen] [Link to media]
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Ariana Grande Literally Let Her Hair Down For The MTV EMAs

Ariana Grande's signature ponytail was nowhere to be found at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday in Glasgow, Scotland. Grande performed "Problem" and "Break Free" during the ceremony, but did so with her hair down. She also floated in a chair across the audience: Grande won two awards at the EMAs -- Best Song (for "Problem") and Best Female. Watch her performance below. Get More: Ariana Grande, EMA, Full Episodes [Author: Christopher Rosen] [Link to media]
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Matt Damon Confirms 'Bourne' Return For 2016

Back in September, reported that Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass would return to the Jason Bourne franchise for a new film, the duo's third Bourne film together and Damon's fourth as the character overall. On Friday, Damon confirmed the news to E! Online. "Yes, next year," Damon told E! about when the new Bourne film will begin production. "It'll be in 2016 when the movie will actually come out. Paul Greengrass is going to do another one and that's all I ever said. I just needed him ...
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Taylor Swift Explains Why She Pulled Her Music From Spotify

On Monday, Taylor Swift removed her back catalog of music from Spotify. On Thursday, Swift explained why in an interview with Yahoo! Music: "All I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment," Swift said. "And I'm not willing to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists, and ...
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