Whether by accident or design, the ultra-low-budget Language Lessons feels like a definitive film for the Covid-19 era, as the two main actors never appear in the same shot together until the very end. Seemingly created on two computers, this exceedingly modest tale of a Spanish-language instructor and pupil who meet online becomes more genially engaging as it goes along, although it never aims very high other than as a technical experiment that more or less succeeds. It plays just fine on home equipment and it’s hard to imagine that there would be anything to be gained from experiencing this Berlinale Special world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival on the big screen. The script by indie stalwart Mark Duplass and director-actress Natalie Morales is entirely restricted to the chats the two characters, Adam and Cariño, have in the course of online language lessons bought for the former by his partner — 100 of them, no less. Adam and his mate Will are … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Todd McCarthy On ‘Language Lessons’ – Berlin
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This year, the festival of Holi will mark the beginning of a new chapter… a chapter much awaited. Super Dancer , a show that has enjoyed three consecutive successful seasons, will be back on the small screen, with a new season, Super Dancer – Chapter 4. Judges Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Geeta Kapur and Anurag Basu along with the dynamic duo, hosts Paritosh Tripathi aka beloved Mamaji and Rithvik Dhanjani are all set to witness the best kids’ dancing talent from across the country. As the new chapter unfolds starting March 27, every Sat-Sun at 8 pm, it also promises to bring alive # NachpanKaTyohaar– a celebration of dance in all its glory, promising to engage one and all in its festive fervour. Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who has been one of the judges since the inception of Super Dancer, says, “There has never been a moment when I've not been excited to be sitting on the judge’s chair of Super Dancer. For me, we are all one big happy family... the … [Read more...] about Sony TV Announces Super Dancer Chapter 4, Starting 27th March, Promising Nachpan Ka Tyohaar!
Breaking News You're looking at the most expensive basketball card ever sold -- and it ain't Michael Jordan or LeBron James . It's an ultra-rare Luka Doncic rookie card -- a 1-of-1 that features the NBA Logoman patch from a game-worn Dallas Mavericks jersey PLUS a perfect signature with blue ink. And, it just sold for $4.6 MILLION!!!! Here's the deal ... the card was originally pulled from a box of 2018-2019 Panini National Treasures Basketball in May 2019 during a live pack break at the Layton Sports Cards shop in Altamonte Springs, FL. At $4.6M, that's a new record for the highest price that's ever been paid for a basketball card. @LaytonSports . https://t.co/kbDoyZmreH pic.twitter.com/TlTnQhYbGr — Will Weinraub (@willweinraub) March 1, 2021 @willweinraub The card was later sold to collector Bolillo Lajan San (unclear what he paid, but more than $400k) who had a feeling the card could explode in value. Well, he was … [Read more...] about Luka Doncic Rare, Signed Card Sells for $4.6 Mil, Most Expensive NBA Card Ever
Gallery Launch Gallery Shutterstock Premier The courthouse where Derek Chauvin will be tried for murdering George Floyd looks like the same fortress that's around The U.S. Capitol right now ... heavily reinforced to block out the general public. Construction crews have been hard at work over the past week fortifying downtown Minneapolis with de facto forcefields, including areas where protests and unrest are expected as Chauvin's murder trial gets underway in the coming weeks. The blockade's going up around the Hennepin County Courthouse, the Minneapolis City Hall building and the Hennepin County Jail -- and it includes concrete barriers, non-scalable fencing and barbed wire down below. Facebook/ Darnella Frazier The precautions aren't too surprising considering the City Council just carved out a piece of their budget to hire 6 social media influencers to help spread their message during the trial as well. City Council members say … [Read more...] about George Floyd Trial Courthouse Barricaded with Barbed Wire, Fencing
Getty Taylor Swift 's new album is creating a major mix-up between folks looking for her tunes, and those looking to get their goblin on ... at least according to a fantasy park. The owners of the Utah-based park called Evermore are suing Tay-Tay for trademark infringement -- claiming they own the rights to the name “evermore,” and saying Swift trampled said rights when she started selling merch with that branding to promote her album by the same name. Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the Evermore park camp claims it's poured many millions of dollars into building the facility, branding and selling its own gear since the park was conceived in 2014 and, of course, when it opened in 2018. The park owners say they've got 'Evermore' trademarked for a number of different purposes -- including clothing and other merchandise they sell ... all of which they claim was diluted once TS dropped 'evermore' … [Read more...] about Taylor Swift Sued for Ripping Off ‘Evermore’ from Fantasy Theme Park