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Inside the Funhouse Action Scene From ‘Birds of Prey’

The director Cathy Yan discusses a sequence from her film.
Tags: Movies, News, Margot, Robbie, Yan, Cathy Yan, Birds of Prey (Movie, Cathy (Film Director

Married co-founders are a startup’s secret weapon

“If I was running Clearbanc by myself, it probably would have gone off the cliff eight times at this point,” says Clearbanc co-founder Andrew D’Souza.  “If I were running the company by myself, it would be half its size,” adds Michele Romanow, Clearbanc’s other co-founder. In addition to starting the $420 million-backed fintech company together, D’Souza and Romanow are in a relationship. The two initially met at an event in San Francisco, and followed up with a friendly informational int...
Tags: Startups, TC, Mexico, La, China, Groupon, America, San Francisco, Tech, Canada, United States, Brookfield, Silicon Valley, Dell, Andreessen Horowitz, New York Stock Exchange

‘Birds of Prey’ Producer Sue Kroll on Me Too, Reshoots, and Sequel Possibilities [Interview]

Producer Sue Kroll has been with Birds of Prey from the very beginning. Since it was just an idea in star Margot Robbie‘s head while she was originating her breakout character Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Since director Cathy Yan came to Kroll and fellow producer Bryan Unkeless with a vision of a wild, bombastic, and unabashedly fun girl gang movie. “There was something very raw about it, very visceral,” Kroll said of the sizzle reel that Yan showed to her and Unkeless. That visceral tone was...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Chad, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, Harley, Margot, Cass, Cathy, Yan, Sue Kroll

‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan on Crafting Old-School Action With the ‘John Wick’ Team [Interview]

Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a movie bursting with personality. It’s poppy and gritty, slapstick-y and visceral, and most striking of all, it doesn’t confine itself to as many boxes or rules as most comic book movies do. It’s a rare comic book movie with an actual sense of freedom and spontaneity. Behind the boisterous vision is filmmaker Cathy Yan. Before Yan was writing and directing films, she was already sharpening her skills as a storyteller. A gr...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Orson Welles, Features, Shanghai, Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Jackie Chan, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan-McGregor, Wall Street Journal

Nordiques/Avalanche Players with 100-Point Seasons

With two Stanley Cups and six Hockey Hall of Famers in their 41-year franchise history, the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche have had six 100-plus point players on their team. The club has had at least one of these elite players on the squad in 14 different seasons. Only two players were with the Avalanche and only one player solely earned his 100-plus points season wearing burgundy and blue.  Quebec Nordiques 100-Plus Point Scorers Jacques Richard, the only 100-point club member not ...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Avalanche, Philadelphia, Hockey, NHL, Press, Denver, Philly, Flyers, PAUL, Colorado Avalanche, St Louis Blues, Stastny, Stanley Cups, Calder Trophy

‘Birds of Prey’ Featurette Highlights the Many, Many Fight Scenes in the New DC Film

Birds of Prey opens this week, and the early reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. As a result, the hype for the new DC flick starring Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn is already at a fever-pitch. But if you need something else to get you pumped-up, you might want to take a gander at this behind-the-scenes featurette that highlights the many, many fight scenes and stunts in the movie. Birds of Prey Featurette  Birds of Prey has a lot of action in it. If you don’t believe me, check out...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Margot Robbie, Video Clips, Harley, Yan, John Wick, Chad Stahelski, Comic Book/Superhero, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Behind the Scenes Footage, Harl, Black Mask

Birds of Prey Proves the Feminist Revolution in Franchise Films Is Going to Be an Uphill Battle

Harley Quinn is an unlikely character to try to transform into a feminist icon. The villain–and longtime girlfriend of a physically and emotionally abusive Joker–has been a troubling figure in the Batman animated TV series, comics and video games since she was introduced in 1992. Her suffering was frequently used as a punch line: in the popular 2009 video game Arkham Asylum, after the Dark Knight gets into an altercation with her, the Joker quips, “Slapping around Harley is my hobby.” Direc...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Reese Witherspoon, Uncategorized, Gotham, James Bond, Harry Potter, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Heath Ledger, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Ursula K Le Guin, Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie

A Chauffeured Tour around Tafraoute

Day 16. 4thFeb TuesdayWe duly met went to a local cafe for breakfast of omelets bread Yan got strong coffee I asked for coffee separate milk. I got a glass of cold milk a sachet of Nescafe Over breakfast we decided to see the fa
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‘Birds of Prey’ Review: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in This Stylish, Hilarious and Satisfying DC Superhero Movie

Birds of Prey just wants to have fun, and damn to hell anyone who won’t let it. A pulpy, kaleidoscopic funhouse ride that feels simultaneously high-stakes and low-stakes all at once, Birds of Prey is as cheeky, irreverent, and erratic as its central character, Harley Quinn — to both its benefit and its detriment. But mostly, it’s having too much of a blast to notice. Margot Robbie‘s breakout character from Suicide Squad finally gets a movie all to her own, and despite its title, Birds of Pre...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Movie Reviews, Marilyn Monroe, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, Harley, McGregor, Cassandra, Messina, Robbie, Yan, Winstead

How Jackie Chan and ‘John Wick’ Inspired the Action Sequences in ‘Birds of Prey’

One of the prevailing issues with recent superhero movies are the clear division between the drama and the action sequences. The comic book movie industry has become a well-oiled machine, and as a result, you get CGI-packed action sequences designed by a VFX team while the indie auteur who was plucked out of obscurity to helm a major blockbuster gets to focus on the narrative and character scenes. But Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan didn’t want that to happen with her comic book film. “It was ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, London, Movies, Features, Chad, Birds Of Prey, Jackie Chan, Warner Brothers, Cathy, Yan, John Wick, Chad Stahelski, Comic Book/Superhero, Mary-Elizabeth-Winstead, Bryan Unkeless

Book Review: Descendant of the Crane by Joan He

Title: Descendant of the Crane Author: Joan He Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher:  Albert Whitman & Company Publication date: April 2019Hardcover: 416 pages Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen of an unstable kingdom. Determined to find her father’s killer, Hesina does something desperate: she...
Tags: Books, Fantasy, Book Reviews, Young Adult, Joan, Yan, Akira, 9 Rated Books, Joan He, Hesina, Albert Whitman Company Publication

Birds of Prey Officially Earns R-Rating!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Birds of Prey officially earns R-rating! While filmmaker Cathy Yan has teased the more adult-centered tone for Birds of Prey, the upcoming DC Extended Universe sequel has finally received an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material,” according to! RELATED: Birds of Prey TV Spot: Harley Quinn Shows You How to Get Respect This rating confirms that Yan and screenwr...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Motion Picture Association of America, WB, Yan, Chris Messina, Steven Williams, Movie News, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alfred Pennyworth, Katana, Mia Sara, Karen Fukuhara

Urijah Faber is no longer looking to reclaim gold, but might fight on

In addition to being 14 years younger than Faber, Yan has won nine consecutive fights and sits atop the bantamweight contender's list along with Aljamain Sterling. Had Faber managed to beat Yan he would have likely had a good chance to be booked against bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo, who has sparred with Faber verbally over social media. After suffering a TKO loss to Yan, Faber isn't ruling out fighting again, he just wants to continue to do things on his own timetable and for his...
Tags: News, Faber, Yan, Mixed Martial Arts, Urijah Faber, Henry Cejudo, Yan Faber, Faber Yan, Aljamain Sterling Had Faber

Birth tourism conviction means time served, likely deportation for Chinese woman in Irvine

A Chinese woman living in Irvine was sentenced Monday to a 10-month prison term in what is believed to be the first sentence handed to a birth tourism operator helping foreign nationals commit immigration and visa fraud so they can have American babies. Dongyuan Li, 41, was released from jail late Monday, Dec. 16, for time already served. She has been imprisoned since her arrest on Jan. 31. Federal prosecutors sought a sentence of several years and expressed disappointment that Li was free. They...
Tags: News, China, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Hawaii, Courts, Disneyland, Southern California, San Bernardino, U S Customs, Li, Los Angeles International Airport, Orange County Register

Peter Yan propels his name into title talk with Urijah Faber knockout at UFC 245

Peter Yan said prior to UFC 245 that he would be happy to send Urijah Faber back into retirement. Faber returned to the Octagon with an impressive win over bantamweight upstart Ricky Simon earlier this year, but it was a much taller order to face the No. 4 ranked Yan. Faber was never out of the fight, but Yan was in control early, getting the better of the “California Kid” on the feet and fighting tough in the clinch, putting his strength and heavy elbows on display.
Tags: News, California, Ufc, Faber, Yan, Mixed Martial Arts, Peter Yan, Urijah Faber, Ricky Simon, Yan Faber

Cathy Yan to Direct A24’s Coming-of-Age Drama Sour Hearts

Cathy Yan to direct A24’s coming-of-age drama Sour Hearts According to Variety, Birds of Prey helmer Cathy Yan has signed on to direct A24’s upcoming coming-of-age drama Sour Hearts which centers around Chinese immigrants as they deal with the difficulties of living in a completely different environment and culture. Based on Jenny Zhang’s short-story collection of the same name, the script will be co-written by Yan and Zhang. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone ...
Tags: New York, Movies, China, Shanghai, Warner Bros, A24, Zhang, Esquire, Yan, Movie News, Dc Films, Jenny Zhang, Christina Hodson, Cathy Yan, Sour Hearts, Awkwafina Sour Hearts

‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan Finds Next Film (EXCLUSIVE)

Following her major break in the upcoming Harley Quinn movie, “Birds of Prey,” director Cathy Yan has found her next film: A24’s “Sour Hearts,” based on Jenny Zhang’s debut short-story collection. A24 optioned the collection in 2017 and will produce the pic. Zhang and Yan will co-write the script. The movie unfolds from the perspective […]
Tags: News, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Zhang, Yan, Jenny Zhang, Cathy Yan, Sour Hearts

La bohème and Poro, Komische Oper, 19 and 20 April 2019

Komische Oper Image: Iko Freese/ Mimì – Heather Engebretson Musetta – Hera Hyesang Park Rodolfo – Jonathan Tetleman Marcello – Huw Montague Rendall Schaunard – Michael Borth Colline – Samuli Taskinen Alcindoro – Carsten Sabrowski Parpignol – Emil Ławecki Merchant – Mathias Spenke Customs Sergeant – Jan-Frank Süße Customs Guard – Tim Dietrich Barrie Kosky (director) Rufus Didwiszus (set designs) ...
Tags: India, Religion, Paris, Alexander, Puccini, Mimi, Debussy, Alexander the Great, Rodolfo, Handel, Yan, Raj, Kupfer, Musetta, Mark Berry, Manuel de Falla

Mainzeal's Richard Yan to appeal $36m Mainzeal High Court ruling

Mainzeal's Richard Yan is appealing the High Court ruling which demanded he and other directors pay $36 million, saying the decision had erred in law in its findings.David Chisolm, acting for Yan, this morning confirmed the case... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, High Court, Yan, Mainzeal, Richard Yan, Mainzeal High Court, David Chisolm

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I am not super i...
Tags: Amazon, Books, China, New York Times, Camelot, Merlin, Duke, RIN, Amaya, Constance, Ana, Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Olivia, Moira, Arthur

Sequoia-backed NEXT gets $97M as investment in logistics heats up

Despite its “unsexy” reputation, the logistics industry is attracting massive investment from venture capitalists. With a fresh $97 million in Series C funding, NEXT joins a fleet of heavily funded logistics platforms, including Flexport, Huochebang and Convoy. The company, which connects shippers and carriers through an online marketplace, raised the capital from Brookfield Ventures, with participation from Sequoia Capital and logistics solutions provider GLP. NEXT declined to disclose the valu...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, California, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Online Marketplace, Logistics, Sequoia Capital, Driver, Flexport, Yan, Lynwood California, Lidia Yan, Omar Hamoui, Recent Funding

Alzheimer's disease: Scientists restore memory in mice through epigenetic treatment

A new study on mice with Alzheimer's disease claims to have identified the key epigenetic factor that leads to memory loss from Alzheimer's disease.Using a drug treatment that blocked a particular set of enzymes, the scientists were able to restore memory functions in mice.Epigenetics is a relatively new field, but its treatments could someday change the way we treat disease. None In a new and potentially groundbreaking study, scientists used an epigenetic approach to identify the cause of and r...
Tags: Memory, Brain, Medical Research, Innovation, Disease, Alzheimer's, SUNY, Alzheimer, Yan, University of Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Zhen Yan, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, UB Today

On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I am a huge fa...
Tags: Amazon, Books, China, Earth, Chelsea, New York Times, Shanghai, Consortium, Sherlock Holmes, The New York Times, Ada, Iris, Joan, Ana, Devil, Mena

UFC 232: Megan Anderson gets quick, bizarre TKO of Cat Zingano

INGLEWOOD — Just like that, it was over. And bizarrely so. Megan Anderson’s head kick resulted in her big toe driving into Cat Zingano’s right eye, leaving Zingano injured and unable to fight in a stunningly abrupt first-round finish Saturday at UFC 232 at The Forum. Making her featherweight debut, Zingano instantly flinched and turned toward the cage and away from Anderson, who paused before stepping forward and landing a left to Zingano’s ribs. Referee Marc Godbeer quickly jumped in a called o...
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Ali Wong Joins Birds of Prey Movie in Supporting Role

Ali Wong joins Birds of Prey movie in supporting role Actor/comedian Ali Wong has joined the cast of the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. According to The Wrap, the Batman spinoff, Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), will feature Wong playing an associate of Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) in Gotham law enforcement. Additionally, actor Robert Catrini (American Crime Story) has joined the cast, though his role is being kept under wraps. ...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Joss Whedon, Harley, Perez, David Ayer, Wong, Cain, WB

Birds of Prey Adds Chris Messina as Villain Victor Zsasz

Birds of Prey adds Chris Messina as villain Victor Zsasz Chris Messina (Argo, Devil, Live by Night) will be taking on the role of Victor Zsasz in Warner Bros. DCEU movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Deadline has confirmed. The character will be working alongside Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask in the film. PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; var opts = {"asBool":false,"adUnit":"\/4403\/cr\/comingsoon\...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain, Messina

Birds of Prey Writer Christina Hodson Talks Movie’s Long Title

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson talks movie’s long title Following star Margot Robbie explaining that the upcoming DCEU movie Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) had a long title because “it’s not a very serious movie,” writer Christina Hodson shared with Collider how the title came to be. PB = PB || {}; gptAds = PB.gptAds || {}; var opts = {"asBool":false,"adUnit":"\/4403\/cr\/comin...
Tags: Movies, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Harley, David Ayer, Cain, Collider, WB

Margot Robbie Explains the Lengthy Birds of Prey Movie Title

Margot Robbie explains the lengthy Birds of Prey movie title Last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margot Robbie showed up and confirmed the lengthy title of the upcoming DCEU movie, Birds of Prey. The film’s full title is Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), which Robbie revealed last month in an Instagram post. When asked by Fallon if the photo was, in fact, real, Robbie explained why she wanted a long title for her second outing as Harley Q...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Suicide Squad, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, Quinn, Dc, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Joss Whedon, Fallon, Harley, David Ayer

Reply to Yan and Akiyama: Nitrous oxide emissions from rice and their mitigation potential depend on the nature of intermittent flooding [Biological Sciences]

Our fundamental message (1) is that under intense forms of intermittent flooding—a technique used to reduce methane emissions from rice farms (2)—emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O), a long-term climate forcer (Fig. 1), can be very high. Fig. 1. General understanding of climate impacts of rice farms under continuous flooding or...
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