Netflix and Amazon behave like old-style Hollywood moguls, warns Mike Leigh

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Peterloo director tells of his fears that streaming service executives are killing creativity Film and TV drama is booming, with the streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon offering audiences hit after hit on demand. But, according to the Peterloo, laments the arrival of a complex commissioning hierarchy, although it does not affect his own work. […]

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Snapchat celebrates Black History Month with virtual museum

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Image: Mashable Composite/Dr. Bronner’s Whether it’s Lil Debbie shilling out relationship advice or Sunny D igniting a conversation about depression, contemporary brand Twitter can be a depressing and dark place.  Nothing feels more cynical than when a brand appropriates the standardized millennial voice — ironic, detached, dejected — and uses it to hock their emulsified […]

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Luke Perry, actor and Beverly Hills, 90210 star, dies aged 52

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Actor dies in California hospital, surrounded by family, days after massive stroke Luke Perry, best known for his roles on TV shows Beverly Hills, 90210 and Riverdale, died on Monday at the age of 52 after suffering a massive stroke last week. A representative for the actor released a statement on Monday afternoon. Actor Luke […]

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Netflix responds to Steven Spielberg’s attack on movie streaming

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We love cinema proclaims streaming giant after director criticises its reluctance to release films for the big screen Streaming giant Steven Spielberg became the latest high-profile figure to criticise Netflix, saying its reluctance to release films in cinemas was March 4, 2019 Spielbergs comments originated in an acceptance speech at the Cinema Audio Societys awards […]

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These lab-grown diamonds are ethical and gorgeous

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Apple AirPods may be more high-tech than old school wired headphones, but they’re way easier to misplace. Since they’re each about an inch and a half in length and not tethered to anything, losing AirPods is common. And even if you’ve managed to keep track of both wireless headphones since buying them, you’re probably plagued […]

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A salesman tried to dupe Twain. His response? A turn-of-the-century burn of the century.

via The Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons Prostitution may be the “world’s oldest profession,” but quackery can’t be too far behind. In the 19th century, American medical doctors began to take a scientific approach to practicing medicine, but it didn’t stop the growing number of con artists pushing fake medical cures, elixirs, tonics, and serums across […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner tweets about mental health

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Sophie Turner has posted about depression.Image: Lars Niki/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly Sophie Turner’s Twitter feed has plenty of Game of Thrones and X-Men retweets, plus a whole lot of A+ interaction with her co-star Maisie Williams.  But that’s not all there is. SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams will be Sophie Turner’s bridesmaid because Stark sisters […]

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