#Vudu, the streaming service owned by Walmart, announced a new feature today that will make it easier for viewers to avoid sex and violence in movies.
Specifically, they can turn filters on and off for sex/nudity, violence, substance abuse and language. In the first three instances, Vudu will skip the relevant scenes, and in the case of strong language, it will mute the dialogue. The feature is already supported in more than 500 films.
Chair of the judges Julia Eccleshare said the panel were unanimous in their decision: “Julian Is a Mermaid reminds us that picture books can make us understand the world differently and better; that they are for everyone. It is a groundbreaking book.”
#DavidBrianAndry's new #comic #Resonant is an amazing tense, beautiful, also scary story about a single African American father and his three kids (one suffers from a #chronicillness and one is #disabled) trying to survive a world where a strange sound wave unleashes humanity’s darkest impulses and plunges the world into chaos. I have a feeling it's going to shape itself into something quite powerful. I'm already impressed with the first two issues.
"#TheLighthouse premiered in the Directors' Fortnight sidebar at the 2019 #Cannes #Film Festival, and it deserves to breakout and be adored by moviegoers all over the world because it really is an extraordinary work of cinema. Every single shot is masterful. The score is exquisite. There are frames from this that will be studied for decades. It's visceral, intense, hilarious, terrifying, engrossing storytelling about two men and madness." - Alex Billington
@lindentreeisle .... hmmm that ... DC thread ... I dunno ....
"When the children of Archer's Peak begin to go missing, everything seems hopeless. Most children never return, but the ones that do have terrible stories of terrifying creatures that live in the shadows. Their only hope of finding and eliminating the threat is the arrival of a mysterious stranger, one who believes the children and claims to see what they can see. Her name is Erica Slaughter. She kills monsters. That is all she does, and she bears the cost because it MUST be done."
I have been waiting for a #comic to thrill, chill, and totally maul me and #JamesTynionIV's #SomethingIsKillingTheChildren (#art by #WertherDelledera, color by #MiquelMuerto)
delivers on every single level there is. This series is EXACTLY what I need. It's brutal, terrifying, beautiful ... Issue 1 was just so, so, so good.
#TheSkyIsPink is the latest from acclaimed #Indian director #ShonaliBose. Spanning 25 years, the film tells of a romance between Panda and Moose, as seen from the perspective of their dead teenage daughter. It's "unexpectedly humorous, warm and heart wrenching all at once as the magic of life and beauty of death manifest in one family's unusual, courageous journey in this 100% true story." Starring #PriyankaChopraJonas, #FarhanAkhtar, #ZairaWasim, and #RohitSaraf.
Written & directed by #CélineSciamma (#WaterLilies, #Girlhood), #PortraitofaLadyonFire won Best Screenplay and the #Queer Palme at Cannes and is picking up even more rave reviews after premiering at TIFF. Set on an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a rebellious young woman. The two soon fall madly in love with each other. It's one of the very best films of the year.
Welcome to the sport of competitive pillow fighting, known in Japanese as 枕投げ makura-nage. Since 2013, the All-Japan Pillow Fighting Championships have been held. Competitive makura-nage was inspired by the kind of pillow fights Japanese children on extended school trips often have when teachers aren’t looking in the large tatami-matted communal rooms of the Japanese inn where they spend the night.
EPIC article with #LindaHamilton in the New York Times ... a must read.
Her life in #NewOrleans is gratifyingly spartan. “I love my alone time like no one you’ve ever met,” said Hamilton, who divorced her “Terminator 2” director, James Cameron, in 1999. “I’ve been celibate for at least 15 years. One loses track, because it just doesn’t matter — or at least it doesn’t matter to me. I have a very romantic relationship with my world every day and the people who are in it.”
As a bonus I remembered how much I ADORED #Loveless and was able to find a great remaster which I didn't even know existed.
Sometimes looking for old things you find new things :)
Thinking about #YancyButler in #Witchblade (2001). She was a really tormented actress and that kind of came through in her work on the show. It wasn't great but for back then it was really awesome to have a female lead show with such a character.
I remember her also in #MannandMachine (1992) and she was awesome in there too.
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