Agatha Harkness (Kathryn Hahn) forces Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) to relive her tragic past in perhaps the darkest MCU entry. This penultimate WandaVision episode, "Previously On", explains the origins of the Hex and why Wanda came to Westview. Agatha is an ancient witch that destroyed her coven. She seeks the truth behind Wanda's incredible power. Agatha tortures Wanda in her basement with evil magic. Using Billy (Julian Hilliard) and Tommy (Jett Klyne) as leverage, Agatha takes a strand of Wanda's hair to create doorways into her psyche. They explore the events that defined Wanda. Which leads Agatha to a stunning conclusion about Wanda's magic. "Previously On" begins with a recap of Wanda's childhood, Vision's (Paul Bettany) death at the hands of Thanos, and Agatha's introduction of her true self. The Marvel Studios intro runs, but turns to purple at the end and evaporates in black smoke. A caption reads "Salem, Massachusetts 1693", a cloaked figure with a torch walks in the … [Read more...] about WandaVision Episode 1.8 Recap: Rewind Into a Dark Past
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Ng Man-tat , the star Shaolin Soccer and frequent collaborator of Kung Fu Hustle filmmaker Stephen Chow , has died. The iconic Hong Kong actor, accompanied by his wife and children, died peacefully on Saturday of liver cancer. He was 70. Born in China’s Fujian province in 1951, Ng began his career with acting classes from Hong Kong’s TVB at 19 years old. Just years later he appeared Tit Lee’s 1975 comedy Gu huo lao xun chun, marking the vet’s first screen credit. Upon garnering experience in a number of film and television titles throughout the 70s and 80s, Ng landed a recurring role in the adventure series The Legend of the Condor Heroes . The series, adapted from Louis Cha’s novel of the same name, saw Ng play Elder Peng. In 1989, Ng first acted alongside Stephen Chow, who would soon become a frequent collaborator for “mo lei tau” films, a popular Hong Kong genre consisting of slapstick comedy. Chow and Ng, who became one of the leading directors of … [Read more...] about Ng Man-tat Dies: ‘Shaolin Soccer’ Star & Stephen Chow Collaborator Was 70
“The year has been in some ways just extraordinary in a beautiful way and it’s been in some ways extraordinary in a really challenging way,” proclaims Mapplethorpe producer Eliza Dushku . From almost any perspective, that seems like an understatement from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Married last summer and expecting her first child this summer, Dushku has seen her more than a decade-long endeavor on the Ondi Timoner-directed film about the controversial and hyper-stylized photographer successfully make it to the big screen. After a premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last year , the Samuel Goldwyn Film distributed-picture, with former Dr. Who and The Crown star Matt Smith in the title role, made a leap today with openings in NYC, LA, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, the nation’s capital and more. Related Story It's Official! Starz Renews 'American Gods' For Third Season, Finds New Showrunner At the same time, Dollhouse star Dushku was … [Read more...] about Eliza Dushku On ‘Mapplethorpe’ Movie, Year Of Reckoning, Spielberg, & Healing
Late-Night Laughs is Deadline’s weekly look at the business of jokes after dark. We focus on the biggest topics in the world of late-night, the people who make these shows tick and the moments that go viral. Drop me a line at [email protected] with tips or suggestions. This week, we hear from Ziwe Fumudoh about her new Showtime series, her hot take on the state of satire and how she’s the latest figure to join the late-night “renaissance”. We also look at how Jimmy Kimmel Live is quietly creeping up in the ratings and hear from Trevor Noah , who is set to pull double duty with a new weekly show on Paramount+ alongside his daily show. ZIWE: PUSHING LATE-NIGHT BOUNDARIES Ziwe Fumudoh is well versed in the world of late-night, having interned on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report to writing on The Rundown with Robin Thede and Desus & Mero. Related Story Late-Night Laughs: Inside The Ratings Battle Among Colbert, Kimmel & Fallon … [Read more...] about Late-Night Laughs: “Offensive, Bombastic & Satirical” Ziwe Punches Up To Break Through As New Voices Rise In World Of Variety
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. As we spend more time listening in to virtual meetings, taking virtual classes , or just utilizing headphones more during the Covid-19 pandemic, there may be unintended damage being done to our ears. Constantly being plugged in while sheltering in place or turning up the volume to not get distracted by family members can have a long-term impact on your hearing. Even the best wireless earbuds for working at home can potentially contribute to other issues, such as headaches and ear pain, and you might not even realize it. “I’ve actually seen a number of patients who have noticed changes in their hearing, likely as a result of using their earbuds for prolonged hours while working,” says Dr. Erich Voigt, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, … [Read more...] about Can Wearing Headphones Cause Hearing Loss and Headaches?