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Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem

Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” So said the director Bong Joon-ho, as he accepted his best picture Oscar for Parasite in 2020, in a not-so-subtle dig at the dominance of English language content. The success of Netflix’s Korean serie...
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William Shatner in tears after historic space flight: ‘I’m so filled with emotion’

Star Trek actor, 90, says ‘I hope I never recover from this’ after becoming oldest human in space on Jeff Bezos rocket New ShepardThe Star Trek actor William Shatner declared himself “overwhelmed” at becoming the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, broke ...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, James Kirk


William Shatner completes flight on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Star Trek actor, 90, made a real-life leap into the stars, as Amazon owner Bezos aims to dominate space tourism industryThe Star Trek actor William Shatner has become the oldest human in space, at the age of 90, during a brief but successful second crewed flight on Wednesday of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket ship from the west Texas desert.The Canadian, who for four decades played Captain James Kirk, the fearless commander of the USS Enterprise, was invited by the private space company’s found...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Texas, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, James Kirk


Ground control to Captain Kirk! William Shatner is off to the final frontier, for real

At the age of 90, the Star Trek star is set to board Jeff Bezos’s space ship today. It’s just the latest chapter in a long relationship between the sci-fi smash and real-life space odysseysWilliam Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space‘Risk is our business!” So declared William Shatner in the 1968 Star Trek episode Return to Tomorrow. His character, Cpt James T Kirk, in a speech worthy of his real-life inspiration President John F Kennedy, led his crew through an i...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Nasa, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, John F Kennedy, Mars, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Kirk, Shatner, Kirk William Shatner


William Shatner to blast off on Bezos rocket to become oldest person in space

Famed Star Trek actor, 90, set for real-life leap into the starsAmazon owner Bezos bids to dominate space tourism industryWilliam Shatner, the veteran actor who spent four decades playing the fearless commander of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, is set for a real-life leap into the stars early on Wednesday on the next stage of billionaire Jeff Bezos’s quest to dominate the fledgling space tourism industry.The successful completion of the 11-minute flight alongside three civilian crew mates, with lif...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Television, Star Trek, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Jeff Bezos, William Shatner, Bezos, Shatner, Van Horn Texas


‘His rage, his pain, his shame, they’re all mine’: Jeremy Strong on playing Succession’s Kendall Roy

Strong’s role as the self-destructive media heir takes commitment – and the actor goes all in• Plus: inside the Succession writers’ roomEarlier this year, Jeremy Strong left his apartment in Brooklyn, walked across the bridge to Manhattan and headed towards the far west side of the island, where he was filming the third season of the feverishly adored and heavily accoladed HBO series Succession. Strong plays Kendall, the alternately bullied and rebellious son of the vilified, Murdoch-esque media...
Tags: Hbo, New York, London, Television, Media, Celebrity, Drama, Life and style, Culture, Brooklyn, Television & radio, Television industry, Stage, US television, Manhattan, Brian Cox


Why is Hollywood still denying Black queer love stories?

The success of Moonlight remains an outlier in both major film and TV representation so it’s been left to smaller web series to pick up the slackOn 12 May, screenwriter Kirk A Moore took to his Twitter page calling for his Black gay followers to share images of themselves with their Black partners.The now viral thread seemed like a simple request, with it racking up more than 3,000 retweets and over 7,600 likes as Black couples shared their photos together and Twitter users posted comment after ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Film, Culture, Television & radio, Sexuality, US television, Black, Moonlight, Kirk A Moore


The Many Saints of Newark review – Sopranos prequel keeps it in the family

Michael Gandolfini is goosebump-inducing as the young Tony Soprano, amid race riots and antagonism towards rival African American gangsMaybe it was inevitable that the greatest TV show in history should spawn a feature-length prequel that is somehow disappointing: it is watchable but weirdly obtuse with a tricksy narrative reveal that doesn’t add much. The Many Saints of Newark, co-written by the Sopranos’ legendary creator David Chase and directed by Alan Taylor, gives us the childhood of a lea...
Tags: Television, Drama, Film, Culture, Television & radio, New Jersey, US television, David Chase, James Gandolfini, The Sopranos, Newark, Ray Liotta, Tony, Livia, Johnny, Tony Soprano


Emmys 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso triumph – live!

The biggest night in television has seen major wins for Kate Winslet, the stars of The Crown and breakout football comedy Ted Lasso 5.04am BST And here was one of the best speeches of the night, courtesy of Debbie Allen: 4.48am BST Here’s a look at Seth Rogen’s viral intro for one of Ted Lasso’s many wins: Continue reading...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Drama, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Emmys, Debbie Allen, TV Comedy, The Crown, Michaela Coel, Bridgerton, Ted Lasso


Emmys 2021: the winners, the losers, the speeches – live!

The biggest night in television promises to be one of the most competitive in years with The Queen’s Gambit, I May Destroy You, The Crown and Mare of Easttown battling it out 12.29am BST The Emmys has become the first awards show to insist that all attendees are vaccinated and has also limited each nominee to just four guests. Each guest also has to show a recent negative Covid test alongside proof of vaccination.Last week’s Met Gala instituted a similar mandate, which led to some no-shows a...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Drama, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Kate Winslet, Emmys, Met Gala, Ian Stewart, TV Comedy, The Crown, Michaela Coel, Bridgerton, Easttown


How leading thriller writer helped reveal plagiarism of Emmy prizewinner

Robert Harris, whose second world war film was copied, tells how the scandal led to George Stevens Jr being stripped of his awardsIt was a just few seconds of vivid footage: joyous scenes of American troops on tanks and Jeeps driving down a Champs Élysées lined with cheering Parisian crowds. But the rare colour sequence, shot by one of the Hollywood greats, film director George Stevens, sparked a chain of events that has ended in scandal and embarrassment for Stevens’s son and for leading US TV ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Media, US, World news, Bbc, Culture, Britain, Second world war, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Emmys, George Stevens, Stevens, Robert Harris


Emmys 2021 predictions: who will win and who should win?

Will Ted Lasso sweep the comedy awards? Will it finally be I May Destroy You’s time? How will The Crown, with 24 nominations, fare?Nominees: The Boys (Amazon), Bridgerton (Netflix), The Crown (Netflix), The Mandalorian (Disney+), Lovecraft Country (HBO), Pose (FX), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), This Is Us (NBC) Continue reading...
Tags: Television, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, US television, Emmys, NBC Continue, The Crown, Bridgerton, Ted Lasso, I may destroy you, Emmys 2021, The Boys Amazon Bridgerton Netflix, Mandalorian Disney Lovecraft Country HBO Pose FX


Alanis Morissette criticises ‘salacious agenda’ of HBO film about her life

The singer has spoken about about Jagged, premiering at the Toronto film festival, for its ‘reductive take’ on her lifeAlanis Morissette has spoken out against a new HBO documentary about her life and its “salacious agenda” as it premieres at the Toronto film festival.The 47-year-old singer had agreed to be interviewed for the film Jagged but has released a statement to express disappointment in how her story has been told. She said it was “during a very vulnerable time” during her third postpar...
Tags: Music, Hbo, Television, Documentary, Toronto, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Alanis Morissette, Morissette


Michael K Williams, star of The Wire, dies aged 54

The actor was best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series, and also starred in Boardwalk EmpireThe actor Michael K Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, has died at the age of 54.Confirming his death to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams’s representative said that it was “with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss.” Continue reading...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Media, Drama, Culture, Television & radio, US television, The Wire, Michael K Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Omar Little, TV crime drama, Hollywood Reporter Williams


The Wire star Michael K Williams dies aged 54

The actor was best known for his role as Omar Little in the HBO series, and also starred in Boardwalk EmpireThe actor Michael K Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little in The Wire, has died at the age of 54. Confirming his death to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams’s representative said that it was “with deep sorrow that the family announces the passing of Emmy nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams. They ask for your privacy while grieving this unsurmountable loss”. Continue reading....
Tags: Hbo, Television, Media, Drama, Culture, Television & radio, US television, The Wire, Michael K Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Omar Little, TV crime drama, Hollywood Reporter Williams


Life, death and gabagool: how The Sopranos explains everything

Ahead of the release of prequel The Many Saints of Newark, a look at how David Chase’s classic mob drama saw the world in a grain of parmigianoModern Toss on The SopranosIn 1999, a 40-year old Italian-American man started a course of therapy and created a new template for prestige television. The Sopranos, David Chase’s smash-hit TV series, was about the nasty inner workings of the DiMeo crime family. It was also about a mafioso’s midlife crisis, his children and his marriage, his debilitating a...
Tags: Television, Drama, Culture, Television & radio, US television, David Chase, The Sopranos, Newark, DiMeo, TV crime drama


‘This is about power’: the truth behind Impeachment: American Crime Story

A new series relives the affair between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and here, those involved remember and reflect on a national scandalBob Shrum had known Bill Clinton since their student days at Georgetown University in Washington. Working as a political consultant, he was at the White House to advise on the US president’s State of the Union address when it was rocked by one of the scandals of the century.“I was walking up the driveway and camera crews were trying to chase me to get me to ...
Tags: Television, Media, Film, White House, US, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Bill Clinton, US television, Ryan Murphy, FX, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Shrum


The D’Amelio Show: what do you do with TikTok fame?

The new reality show on Charli and Dixie D’Amelio attempts to transfer one kind of gargantuan fame into another with mixed results“I get asked why I’m famous a lot,” says Charli D’Amelio, the most followed person on TikTok, early in the third episode of her family’s new Hulu reality show. Just two years ago, she was a high school sophomore in suburban Connecticut posting snippets of dances and jokes with friends to the app. Now 17, she has 123.6 million followers on the app; she and her sister D...
Tags: Reality TV, Television, Social Media, Culture, Digital Media, Television & radio, Connecticut, US television, Hulu, Charli, Dixie, Tiktok, Charli D'Amelio, Dixie D'Amelio


Why is Spike Lee’s 9/11 docuseries so controversial?

His new HBO series has been re-edited after backlash over featuring 9/11 ‘truthers’ – but a thread of distrust remainsSpike Lee is no stranger to controversy, but pre-emption is new for him. His incendiary work has inspired scandals both righteous (Do the Right Thing frightened a complacent America with its vision of urban unrest) and regrettable (the Jewish club owners in Mo’ Better Blues attracted charges of antisemitism), and now, his new docuseries NYC Epicenters 9/11 —> 2021½ has landed him...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Film, Documentary, US, America, Culture, Television & radio, US television, September 11 2001, Factual TV, Spike Lee, Lee, Better Blues, NYC Epicenters


Ed Asner, who played Lou Grant in two hit shows, dies aged 91

Actor shone in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and spin-offSpell as Screen Actors Guild president ended over liberal viewsEd Asner, a burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the drama Lou Grant, died on Sunday. He was 91.Asner’s representative confirmed the actor’s death. His official Twitter account included a note from his children: “We are sorry to say that our belov...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Film, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Screen Actors Guild, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, Asner, Ed Asner, TV Comedy


Ex-producer on ABC’s Good Morning America faces sexual assault lawsuit

• Michael Corn accused by ABC News staffer in New York case• Corn says he vehemently denies allegationsAn ABC News staffer filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against ABC and Michael Corn, a former top producer of Good Morning America, accusing him of sexual assault.Kirstyn Crawford, an anchor producer for George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America, filed her lawsuit in the supreme court of the state of New York, alleging that Corn assaulted her in 2015 during a business trip to Los Angeles. Continu...
Tags: New York, Media, Abc, US television, Good Morning America, Abc News, George Stephanopoulos, Sexual Harassment, Los Angeles Continue, Michael Corn, Kirstyn Crawford


David Duchovny: ‘I wasn’t seeing stuff I was desperate to do’

The actor struggled to find shows and films that excited him so he turned to music but reveals that he’ll never say never to another X-Files rebootIn 2015, deep into an acting career that had kept him busy for the better part of three decades, the then 54-year-old David Duchovny released his first novel and his first album. His hit series Californication had just concluded after seven seasons, and while he was hardly done with acting – another, shorter-lived series, Aquarius, premiered that same...
Tags: Music, Television, Culture, Television & radio, US television, William Shatner, David Duchovny, Duchovny, Leonard Nimoy Continue


More than Friends? Are David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston really dating?

The Friends reunion seemed pointless – until now. If it paved the way for Ross and Rachel to get together in real life, the world might explode with joy. So why do I have a sinking feeling?Initially, this year’s Friends reunion didn’t exactly offer much in the way of entertainment. There was Justin Bieber dressed as a potato, and there was that meme about Matt LeBlanc looking like someone’s Irish uncle. Apart from that, the whole thing felt like an elaborate attempt to give James Corden even mor...
Tags: Television, Celebrity, Relationships, Friends, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Aniston, US television, James Corden, Ross, David Schwimmer, Matt Leblanc, Rachel


Kitchen nightmares: do we need more celebrity cooking shows?

The release of Paris Hilton’s Netflix series where she semi-cooks semi-dishes is the latest in an increasing trend of stars spending more time in the kitchenTo state the obvious, nobody is going to watch Cooking With Paris to sharpen their culinary skills. The new Netflix series piggybacks on last year’s bizarre, almost Lynchian YouTube video where Paris Hilton cooked what can only be described an anti-lasagne, and stretches it out to a painful degree. In episode one, Hilton attempts to make mar...
Tags: Food, Television, Kim Kardashian, Amy Schumer, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Food TV, Paris, US television, Hilton, Paris Hilton, Selena Gomez, James May, Lynchian YouTube


‘A malignant narcissist’: uncovering the dark side of John DeLorean

The defining car mogul’s ego and criminality are explored in the eye-opening new Netflix docuseries Myth & Mogul: John DeLoreanIn Northern Ireland, many still revere the automotive magnate John DeLorean as a local hero for situating his car factory in Belfast at the height of the Troubles, a time of extreme economic deprivation during which the influx of jobs came as a godsend. Others – his family, his personal confidantes, his colleagues, the FBI officials responsible for his eventual arrest – ...
Tags: Television, Documentary, Fbi, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Northern Ireland, Factual TV, Motoring, Belfast, John DeLorean, Business TV, John DeLoreanIn


‘This was Black Camelot’: looking back on Obama’s journey to the top

In a dense new docuseries, the personal and political journey of Barack Obama is explored along with the difficult tightrope he was forced to walkThe date was 10 February 2007 and the air was cold. Barack Obama, a US senator without deep political experience, stood before the old state capitol in Springfield, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln began his career, and announced his daring candidacy for president of the United States.But on that same day, a State of the Black Union conference was takin...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Obama, Documentary, US, Barack Obama, Culture, United States, Television & radio, US television, Factual TV, Lincoln, Politics TV, Abraham Lincoln, Springfield Illinois, Black Union


‘You are the worst human being’: man confronts Fox News host Tucker Carlson

In viral video, Instagram user Dan Bailey harangues primetime anchor at outdoor goods store in MontanaFox News backs Covid vaccination – a pity no one told TuckerIn a confrontation that swiftly went viral, a Montana man told Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “You are the worst human being known to mankind.” Related: Michael Wolff: Murdoch hates Trump but loves Fox News money more Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Montana, World news, US news, Television & radio, US television, Fox News, Michael Wolff, Murdoch, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Dan Bailey, MontanaFox News


Having a go: US parents say Peppa Pig is giving their kids British accents

Show was second most in-demand cartoon in US households for 12-month run that ended in February, according to Parrot AnalyticsParents across the US say their children are acquiring British accents, thanks to Peppa Pig.Linguistic experts have cast doubt on such claims, but some parents insist the “Peppa effect” has their American children saying “mummy” instead of “mommy”, using phrases such as “Give it a go”, and pronouncing tomato “to-mah-to”, not “to-may-to”. Continue reading...
Tags: Television, US, World news, US news, Culture, Television & radio, US television, Peppa Pig, Children's Tv


‘What we found was super special’: inside the quest for the 100ft wave

A new six-part documentary series follows the community of big-wave surfers at Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal, and hunt for ocean’s EverestIt started as a picture. In 2005, Dino Casimiro, a sports teacher in the fishing village of Nazaré, Portugal, snapped a photo of what he had long observed from the seaside cliffs: swells in the Atlantic the size of buildings, so feared and unpredictable it seemed everyone in town knew of someone who had been lost at sea. The image was stark, magnetic – a ...
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Emily in Paris but no Small Axe? This year’s Emmys snubs and surprises

An exciting selection of newcomers can’t fully take away the sting of some egregious snubs, such as Steve McQueen’s acclaimed anthology seriesI just have to point this out upfront: there is a chance that Emily in Paris is going to win an Emmy this year. Emily in Paris, for crying out loud. A show so mesmerisingly awful that, when it was nominated for a Golden Globe this year, it caused such a crisis that it almost permanently ended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as an entity. At least t...
Tags: Television, Culture, Awards and prizes, Television & radio, Paris, US television, Steve McQueen, Emmys, Emily, Hollywood Foreign Press Association