A scene in Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma features Marco Graf (from left), Daniela Demesa, Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey and Carlos Peralta. Something changed in 2018. It has been coming for some time, but now it's clear, at least for those of us here in the provinces, that there's no bright line border between movies we see in the theater and movies we can watch on our devices. Because most of you did not really have an opportunity to see the year's best movie in a theater. Because it is streaming on Netflix. Sure, there was a token theatrical release, but it didn't play in Arkansas because the distributor had no real interest in making it available. Even if it had, it's difficult to imagine a local exhibitor picking up a movie that anyone with a Netflix password could watch at home. Even if the film in question is one that benefits from being shown in the most immersive environment possible. This created a problem for me, as someone who covers movies for … [Read more...] about The Year in Film: Some of the year’s best movies never made it to theaters
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PUBLISHED: 17:46 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:46 18 September 2018 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Howard the Duck © Studio / Produzent Archant Do you agree with our list of some of the worst films ever made? Fifty Shades of Grey © Universal Pictures SwitzerlandLast week, having been lured into the world of streamed telly, I found myself watching painstakingly realistic mockumentary, The Disaster Artist. James Franco produced, directed and starred in the bizarre, almost-too-crazy-to-be true tale of wannabe actor Gregg Sestero, who found himself the most unusual kinship in Tommy Wisseau – a strange chap of indeterminate age and nationality. Together they brought to the screen Tommy’s self-penned tale, The Room - so bad it was quite literally laughed out of theatres. It became the stuff of legends, achieving cult status, and as I watched the scenes unravel (including a Marlon Brando-esque screech from Franco as Tommy “you’re … [Read more...] about Are these some of the worst films of all time?
By Natasha Singer and Prashant S. Rao, New York Times Published 8:00 am, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Photo: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS /AFP /Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Protestors from the pressure group Avaaz demonstrate outside Portcullis house where Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer is to be questioned by members of parliament in London on April 26, 2018. The New York Time’s decided to conduct a privacy experiment: Request our data in both Britain and the United States, to get a sense of how easy it will be for people in Europe to access their personal information compared with people in the United States. less Protestors from the pressure group Avaaz demonstrate outside Portcullis house where Facebook's Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer is to be questioned by members of parliament in London on April 26, 2018. ... more … [Read more...] about U.S. vs. Britain: a test of getting your personal data
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 11:37 p.m. UTC May 28, 2018 Jody Gooden Chatham, 63, of Carmel Valley, California, found a well-preserved diary after her uncle died. She started looking at each word, carefully written in cursive, and read with shock that Roy Leighton (Bud) Wall of Detroit was part of the D-Day invasion. July 5 - Received induction notice July 3 telling me to report at the draft board July 5th. Having passed the physical at my draft board I requested the Marines as the branch of service I would like to be taken into. I was informed the Marine Corps was filled by volunteer only and was taken into the Navy. From the draft board I drove myself and five other boys to the Federal Bldg. where we were all sworn into the Navy. We were given our choice of being taken into active duty at once, or a week’s furlough. I took the latter. July 12 - I reported to the Federal Bldg. at 9 A.M. and from there we were taken to the Navy Club. I ate lunch with … [Read more...] about Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509
Hungry, but can't get away from your desk? Too tired to cook something or run out to a restaurant? Uber Eats has got you. The online and mobile food delivery service is now available in most of western Lake County. The Uber Eats website shows it now offers deliveries from hundreds of local restaurants to destinations in Munster, Highland, Griffith, Crown Point, Merrillville, Hammond, Dyer, St. John, Schererville, Whiting, East Chicago and Gary. The service is not yet available in most of Hobart, Lake Station, New Chicago, Miller Beach, Lake of the Four Seasons, Cedar Lake, Lowell, Porter County or LaPorte County.The website shows that Merrillville residents or office workers can have food delivered from a number of restaurants including IHOP, Bar Louie, Big Daddy's BBQ, Mastercue, Aladdin Pita, Pork Chop, Villa Del Sol and Qdoba.Uber Eats touted food from Round the Clock, Rosati's, Ciao Bella and Harold's Chicken in a message to customers."You can use the Uber Eats app … [Read more...] about Uber Eats now delivering restaurant meals to most of Lake County