Hollywood-wise, in other words, Logan’s got company — including the Boyega of Kathryn Bigelow’s ill-advised but well-acted Detroit, set during that city’s racial uprisings of the Sixties. That was a role not unlike this new one: a conflicted, admirably-intentioned, real-life black cop caught in the social crosshairs. (Someone’s going to make the case for Boyega’s deprogrammed Stormtrooper in the new Star Wars movies having a place in this conversation; I won’t stop them.) An essential difference between McQueen’s film and Bigelow’s, besides the former being a better movie, is that its immediate focus is on the endgame of these good intentions. Look at the ways Logan gets talked into this out-there idea in the first place. A white running buddy says: “You’re well-spoken; you’re clean-cut; you’re a stand-up bloke. Don’t you reckon you’d be perfect for that?” His Aunt Jesse (Nadine Marshall), a … [Read more...] about In ‘Red White, and Blue,’ Steve McQueen Exhibits One of His Most Exciting Modes as a Director: Cool Anger
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Robot dolphin Without diminishing the great conservation work many zoos do, keeping animals in captivity purely for the benefit of a viewing public seems, well, kind of wrong. What’s the answer? According to San Francisco-based engineering firm Edge Innovations, the answer is robot animals. With that in mind, Edge has developed an 8.5-foot long, 550-pound robot dolphin that can swim for up to 10 hours on a single charge, and looks and acts almost eerily like its real-world inspiration. It can operate in either autonomous “exhibition” mode or a “show” mode in which it’s controlled using a joystick. … [Read more...] about Robots progressed by leaps and bounds in 2020. These were the highlights
Star Wars fans were more than excited to see Temuera Morrison back with the franchise after so many years. But seeing Boba Fett back in his iconic armor in The Mandalorian Chapter 14 was more than most fans were expecting. Now, there are all kinds of rumors and speculation about a spin-off series, which could very well be The Mandalorian prequel series, though it is unclear of Lucasfilm will actually market a possible series in that way. It is also more than possible that this particular show could involve Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze, or maybe even Cara Dune and the New Republic. … [Read more...] about The Mandalorian Prequel Series About Boba Fett’s Post-Jedi Years Being Planned at Disney+?
The measure's history dates back to the 1950s, when bookstore owners were being held liable for selling books containing 'obscenity,' which is not protected by the First Amendment. One case eventually made it to the Supreme Court, which held that it created a 'chilling effect' to hold someone liable for someone else´s content. … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell rush to vote through Defense bill in face of Donald Trump’s threat to veto it unless it also ends internet giants’ Section 230 protection
Severe headachesBlurred vision, temporary loss of sight or light sensitivityUpper abdominal pain, particularly under the ribs on the right sideNausea or vomitingReduced urinationShortness of breath due to a build up of fluid in the lungsSudden weight gain, and swelling in the face and hands, are also symptoms, however, these can occur during normal pregnancies. … [Read more...] about Shelby Tribble and Sam Mucklow post first pictures of newborn son Abel Ashley as aunt Billi reveals he’s the SIXTH family baby born on 15th and shares a birthday with her son Wolf
During the discussion, Stephen Orlins, president of the National Committee on United States-China Relations asked if China is prepared to do something before Jan 20, like reopening the US' Chengdu consulate, which was closed in late July after the US shut the Chinese consulate in Houston. … [Read more...] about Cui: Stable ties needed in post-pandemic world