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The Biggest 2019 Oscars Snubs and Surprises

Look, we’re the first to admit that the entire concept of an “Oscar snub” is a little bit silly. It’s not like everyone in the Academy gets together and secretly plots to teach a filmmaker or actor a lesson by refusing to nominate them for a golden statuette. That’s simply not how it works on any level. And yet, it can’t help but feel deliberate and personal because we’re dealing with an award that can make or break careers. When someone who was supposed to get nominated gets left out, it feels...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Awards, Features, Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar, Rob Marshall, Ryan Gosling, Tilda Swinton, Cannes film festival, Academy Awards, Ryan Coogler, Academy, Roma, Marvel Studios

/Film’s 25 Most Anticipated New Television Shows of 2019

Sure, 2019 sees the end of beloved TV shows like Game of Thrones and Veep, along with long-awaited continuations like True Detective and resurrected gems like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But this year is looking particularly stacked when it comes to new series coming our way via traditional television and streaming. And since this is the internet, there was only one thing to do: rank ’em. The /Film staff gathered to hammer out our 25 Most Anticipated New Shows of 2019, and we recorded the deliberations...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Star Trek, Features, Fox, Netflix, Guillermo Del Toro, Dreamworks Animation, Cbs, George Clooney, Joseph Heller, Resistance, Henry Rollins, Patrick Stewart, Hulu

‘Diablo Junior’: Inside Short Lived ‘Pokemon’-inspired, Pre-‘Diablo Immortal’ Mobile Game

Some 16 years before the announcement of “Diablo Immortal,” Blizzard’s dungeon hunting, hack-and-slash series nearly went on the go. Not on mobile phones – that tech wasn’t there. Rather, Diablo almost came to life on a Nintendo platform. Were it not for a changing of the guard within Blizzard, an equivalent of a “Pokemon”-inspired “Diablo” […]
Tags: Features, Nintendo, Vivendi, Diablo, Blizzard North, Diablo Immortal, Diablo Game Boy

NATPE: New Shows From Kelly Clarkson, Tamron Hall, Meredith Vieira Bring New Buzz to Syndie Biz

After several fallow years, the first-run syndication marketplace has come back to life with a half-dozen daytime strips on deck to premiere in fall 2019, including notably big-budget talk show efforts hosted by Kelly Clarkson for NBCUniversal and Tamron Hall for Disney. This burst of activity — and what it says about the willingness by […]
Tags: Features, Kelly Clarkson, Steve Harvey, Natpe, The Kelly Clarkson Show, Judge Jerry, 25 Words or Less, Clarkson Tamron Hall Meredith Vieira, Syndie Biz, Tamron Hall for Disney

Luka makes history while Europe watches

The last word most certainly belonged to Giannis Antetokounmpo but on a night when Europe’s two young superstars squared off, Luka Doncic became only the second teenager to record a triple double in NBA history and he did so at a reasonable hour for his homeland. Emmet Ryan on a special night for European hoops fans Martin Luther King Day is great. The important part, naturally, is honouring Dr King’s legacy but NBA fans in Europe naturally have a more selfish reason to enjoy it. It’s the one w...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Milwaukee, US, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Features, Brooklyn, Real Madrid, Nba, Mario, Dallas, Bob Seger, Milwaukee Bucks, Knicks, Khris Middleton

Adventures in Activism: Time management tips from two busy Portlanders

Catie Gould. This post is by our activism co-editor Catie Gould, a very busy local transportation activist who has a full-time job on the side. —— Does the New Year have you hoping to get more done? Certainly the times demand a lot of us. How on earth can we manage everything — working, doing the laundry, spending time with loved ones — all while finding time to reform our transportation system and combat climate change in a way that doesn’t burn us out? Often overwhelmed myself, I sought out...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Chicago, Cycling, Portland, Alison, Iain, Iain Mackenzie, Metro Reports, BP Headlines, Catie Gould, Portland Bureau of Development Services, Adventures in Activism, Alison Percifield, Alison Percifield Bike Farm

Seeing Double: ‘Dante’s Peak’ vs ‘Volcano,’ 1997’s Dueling Disaster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time, we take a timely look at two movies that turn volcanic activity into action/adventure romps for the big screen.) Volcanic eruptions don’t typically get the kind of attention in the US that hurricanes, tornadoes, and sinkholes do as they’re understandably infrequent here in the states. We had Mount St. Helens back in 1980 and then… nothing. The Kilauea volcano on H...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, US, Los Angeles, Features, Hawaii, James Bond, Tommy Lee Jones, Warren Beatty, Volcano, Harry, Sylvester Stallone, Jackson, Mclaren, Roger Donaldson

Essential old-fashioned tools and practices to make your kitchen more sustainable

Between planning meals, dragging home groceries, cooking and clean up, the kitchen is the hub of activity in most homes. That means it can also be a significant source of waste. However, there are lots of ways to make your kitchen more sustainable. If you’re looking for ways to cut back on disposables and instead invest in products that will serve you for many years, we have some ideas for you to consider. Cast iron skillets and Le Creuset If you have ever used heavy-duty cast iron, you kno...
Tags: Cooking, Design, Cook, Shopping, Features, Knives, Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Green Kitchen, Eat & Drink, Eco-inspiration, Le Creuset, NAPKINS, Towels, Kitchen Knives, Sustainable Kitchen

‘Fyre’ and ‘Fyre Fraud’: Which One is Better? (And Which One is Less Ethically Compromised?)

It’s been less than two years since the debacle of the Fyre Festival. The proposed event on a Bahamian island was going to showcase major musical acts such as Blink-182 and Major Lazer; it was overseen by, among others, rapper Ja Rule; and it would create a new Coachella or Burning Man for the social-media elite. Of course, the dreams of the festival organizers were revealed to be impossible at best and criminal at worst; when attendees (who had paid an insane amount of money) arrived, they...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Features, Netflix, Showtime, Parks and Recreation, Smith, Hulu, Dave Chappelle, Billy, Chris Smith, Lazer, Tobias, McFarland, Scott Tobias, U S Attorney for the Southern District of New York

‘Glass’ Spoiler Review: Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Disastrous Sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’

“Please enjoy this film that took 19 years to make!” This sentence greeted me as I sat down at a pre-release screening of Glass last week, as the final part of a letter from its writer/producer/director M. Night Shyamalan to the audience. The upshot of the letter was basically, “Please don’t spoil Glass” (which I’m about to do, so…sorry!) but I could not help but latch onto that last sentence as I steeled myself for the crossover between two of Shyamalan’s earlier films, Unbreakable and Spl...
Tags: Movies, Features, Glass, David, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Philadelphia, James McAvoy, Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L Jackson, David Dunn, Bruce Willis, Joseph, Kevin, Dunn

‘Black Monday’: How Showtime Dusted Off An Old ’80s Logo For Its New Comedy

Cocaine’s a hell of a drug, but you’re not seeing things: That, indeed is Showtime’s old 1980s-era logo pasted all over marketing materials and promos for “Black Monday,” a tongue-in-cheek tale of the excesses exhibited by Wall Street traders in the lead-up to the stock market crash of 1987. The logo, which hasn’t been in […]
Tags: News, Features, Showtime, Black Monday

‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Review: ‘Attack the Block’ Director Joe Cornish Returns With a Perfectly Fine Family Adventure

An old-fashioned streak of adventure runs throughout The Kid Who Would Be King , a riff on the King Arthur legend gussied up for modern times. It’s a decent enough family film, largely dependent on the charm of its young cast, that manages to be slightly disappointing only if you recognize the name of its writer/director. That would be Joe Cornish, whose directorial debut Attack the Block was a blast of fresh air back in 2011. Inexplicably, it’s taken Cornish the better part of a decade t...
Tags: England, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Britain, United Kingdom, Merlin, Patrick Stewart, Alex, Joe Cornish, Andy, King Arthur, Kay, Arthur, Cornish, Lancelot

The Monday Roundup: E-bike fire, freeway lids, Whoopi Goldberg, and more

Welcome to Monday. This week’s Monday Roundup is sponsored by the Worst Day of the Year Ride, a classic Portland event with three route choices that happens February 10th. Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… Another front of the war on speed: Streetsblog reports that the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices voted last week to require cities to include “pedestrian and bicycle activity” when setting speed limits (yes it’s sad this is cons...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Oregon, Africa, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bill De Blasio, Tanzania, Seattle, Whoopi Goldberg, Metro, BRT, Jonathan Maus

Piste yourself: the best winter sports gear for ski season

Go from snow plough to super slalom with this awesome alpine kit
Tags: Features

Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great?

Every few years, someone tries to sell a three-wheeled vehicle to Americans. Historically, it hasn’t gone very well. We’ve got our suspicions about why people don’t buy trikes, and they boil down to this: a trike is just not a real car. The post Can electric motors finally make three-wheeled cars great? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Features, Electric Vehicles, Ev, Polaris Slingshot, Road Rave, Electra Meccanica, Vanderhall, Can-Am Spyder, Visionary Vehicles

The 10 Greatest M. Night Shyamalan Scenes

M. Night Shyamalan’s career is, in a lot of ways, riddled with inconsistencies. Most people would tell you that the best films he made are early in his career, even with his recent comeback in working with Blumhouse Productions. But even when the quality of his films is low, you can always find some recognizable elements in his work. To rank the best scenes in Shyamalan’s career, though, you do have to look primarily (but not entirely) at his early work. In honor of his new film, Glass, whi...
Tags: Movies, Features, David, Graham, Philadelphia, James McAvoy, Mel Gibson, Split, David Dunn, Central Park, Bruce Willis, Gibson, Connolly, Dunn, Roger Deakins, Shyamalan

In Its Second Season Premiere, ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Learns How to Have Fun

We’re back in the saddle again! Welcome to Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, where we have a ton more fun around these parts than last season. In fact, “fun” and “levity” are the themes of this episode, “Brother,” despite its intense undercurrent. The episode follows Michael as she tries to figure out what happened to Spock. Unfortunately, we didn’t meet Spock in person, except in the form an audio recording. However, we did get a lot of clues about what this season will bring. Let’s get into...
Tags: Movies, Star-Trek, Features, Spock, Cbs, Ash, Michael, Trump, Kirk, Hugh, Hiawatha, Pike, Berg, Tilly, Alex Kurtzman, Lorca

The Story of ‘A Star Is Born’ Before Bradley Cooper’s Version

“A Star Is Born” has always been a great talent vehicle, including the new Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga version, which Warner Bros. opened Oct. 5. Previous versions showcased big-name talent, but there’s also a stellar lineup of people who almost made the film but didn’t, including Cary Grant, Cher, Elvis Presley, Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Tom […]
Tags: Beyonce, Features, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Lady Gaga, Warner Bros, Cher, Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper Lady Gaga

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘Glass’ is a Bold and Brilliant Climax to M. Night Shyamalan’s Superhero Trilogy

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: M. Night Shyamalan‘s critically lambasted Glass is actually good!) Reactions from critics to the Unbreakable trilogy have grown increasingly divisive with each film – not unlike reactions to M. Night Shyamalan’s work as a whole. It was only years later, after the subsequent surge of studio attempts to make “gritty”...
Tags: Movies, America, Features, Glass, David, Seattle, Jude Law, Ryan Murphy, David Dunn, Patricia, Kevin, Elijah, Casey, Shyamalan, Nick Fury, McAvoy

Weekend Event Guide: Three speeds, MLK Day, lunar eclipse, palm trees, and more

Scene from the 2007 Wintertime Palm Tree Ride, where I first learned about the strange and wonderful monkey puzzle trees!(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Welcome to the weekend! Here’s our menu of delicious rides and events happening in and around Portland in the next few days.:.. Saturday, January 19th First Timer’s Ride – 10:00 am at River City Bicycles (SE) Just getting started on two wheels? Love social city rides? Let the experienced staff of River City Bicycles show you theway o...
Tags: Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Don, Jonathan Maus, North Williams Avenue, Rides/Events, Weekend Event Guide, Urban Adventure League, Peninsula Park, Jonathan Maus BikePortland, Trillium Lake, Portlander Drew Coleman

‘Alita: Battle Angel – Passport to Iron City’ Immersive Experience Transports You to a Cyberpunk Dystopia

“I’ve never seen such ‘orrible scrapping in my life.” A man sporting a Hawaiian shirt and a strong Cockney accent berates me for me slow work in the scrapyard, which isn’t really a scrapyard but a small booth filled with piles of metal scrap and hidden clues. Find the most valuable piece of scrap and win the most credits is the game, and it’s easy to get caught up in it. I find a weird, rusty contraption with a plug. “Read the small print on the outlets,” the ethereal long-haired woman in a sil...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Events, Features, Austin, Fox, Adaptation, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Gibson, Eric Meyer, Iron City, Williamsburg Brooklyn

How Fox’s Live Version of ‘Rent’ Honors and ‘Enhances’ Jonathan Larson’s Vision

In the more than 20 years since Jonathan Larson’s “Rent” first debuted on Broadway, the conversation of adaptation has often come up: Film director Chris Columbus infamously brought the story to the big screen in 2005, Michael John Warren similarly shot one of the final performances of the original theater run in 2008, and talk […]
Tags: News, Features, Fox, Broadway, Rent, Jonathan Larson, Vanessa Hudgens, Valentina, Michael Greif, Jordan Fisher, Chris Columbus, Brandon Victor Dixon, Brennin Hunt, Michael John Warren

The 19 best PlayStation VR games

UPDATED: The PSVR library has some brilliant new gems
Tags: Features, PSVR

The Story Behind Meta, the AR Startup That Just Had Its Assets Sold to a Mystery Buyer

“It’s a pretty dramatic moment in my life.” To say that Meron Gribetz, co-founder of the augmented reality headset startup Meta, has had a busy couple of months is an understatement. Meta made headlines in September when it furloughed most of its workforce after an investment round from China failed to go through. Since then, […]
Tags: China, Features, Augmented Reality, Meta, Magic Leap, Meron Gribetz

Netflix’s latest price increase heralds the end of streaming’s golden age

Netflix’s recent price rise is just the latest in a string of signs that streaming’s golden age is nearly over. As more services enter the fray, content will be further partitioned, signaling the end of streaming’s good old days. The post Netflix’s latest price increase heralds the end of streaming’s golden age appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Nbc, Trends, Features, Netflix, Home Theater, Streaming, Golden Age, Price Hike

‘Close’ Writer/Director Vicky Jewson Found Real-Life Badasses For Her New Netflix Action Movie [Interview]

We already knew Noomi Rapace was badass from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus and her Netflix films Bright and What Happened to Monday. Now she has to measure up to real life bodyguard Jacquie Davis, the inspiration for her fictional character in Close from writer/director Vicky Jewson. Sam (Rapace) is a prominent bodyguard hired to protect Zoe (Sophie Nelisse), the daughter of a mining company executive. When a kidnapping attempt is made, Sam takes Zoe on the run, taking on all a...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Michael Bay, Features, Netflix, Close, James Bond, Circuit, Sam, Mossad, Ripley, Ridley, Green Zone, Louise, Bourne, Zoe

‘Carmen Sandiego’ Bosses Talk ‘International Environment,’ Rita Moreno’s Involvement in Netflix Reboot

Where in the world has Carmen Sandiego been? On Jan. 18, after a 20-year absence of our favorite former spy turned international thief, Netflix will bring back the character with an eponymous animated series starring Gina Rodriguez. The iconic edutainment character first debuted in a 1985 video game, and since then, she has whisked millions […]
Tags: News, Features, Netflix, Gina Rodriguez, Rita Moreno, Carmen Sandiego, Duane Capizzi, Caroline Fraser

Now Stream This: ‘The Commuter’, ‘Ricochet’, ‘Tombstone’, ‘Cat People’, ‘Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) Hello there, streamers. As usual, I’ve gathered together a smorgasbord of movies you can stream right now. The goal of Now Stream This is to offer variety. While the other streaming columns we run here at /Film are usually focused-in on specific genres or styles, Now Stream This likes to keep things loosey-goosey. I want to give you options, becaus...
Tags: Amazon, Lisa Kudrow, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Horror, Washington, Ben Affleck, Western, Malcolm McDowell, Features, Netflix, Thriller, New Orleans, Starz

Bradley Whitford on the ‘Obligation’ to Speak Out Politically

Having starred on Aaron Sorkin’s “The West Wing” for seven seasons, Bradley Whitford is certainly no stranger to political television. Now he’s in two more such series: Nat Geo’s exploration of the dot-com era, “Valley of the Boom” in which he plays real-life Netscape CEO James Barksdale, as well as Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in […]
Tags: Aaron Sorkin, Features, Hulu, Valley, West Wing, Netscape, Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale, Valley of the Boom, James Barksdale

The most hotly anticipated indie games of 2019

Looking beyond the AAA churn to the year’s most exciting independent releases
Tags: Features, AAA