Spider-Man: far from home continued his box office dominance this weekend, bringing $ 45.3 million to the country. In the absence of new tentpole movies on Friday, it was a pretty easy win for the web slinger, whose latest film grossed $ 850 million. His dominance, however, will probably not last long. The Disney remake The Lion King is coming in theaters this weekend and is already make the bank in China, there is a good chance that this will open up big challenges when it opens in the United States.
OK, this one takes some explanations. During the weekend, thanks to a report in the Daily mail, rumors began to circulate that Daniel Craig's James Bond would pass the torch, uh, the martini glass, to a new 007 in the next Bond movie. According to the rumor, would the next character play with the famous British spy? Lashana Lynch, the actress may be better known as Captain MarvelThat's Maria Rambeau. Lynch should not take James Bond back, but his code name will be attributed to him in the next movie of the 25th Bond. The news still does not seem confirmed, so take this with a grain of salt, but do not be surprised if the next 007 movie has a very big twist.
L & # 39; farewell, A24's independent comedy drama with Awkwafina, just beat Avengers: End of the game at the box office in a key metric: average per screen. The film, which opened in four theaters last weekend – two in New York and two in Los Angeles – reported only $ 351,330, which is far from the millions Game over earned, but that translates to $ 87,833 per site. The last Avengers flick made $ 76.601 per screen, placing it second behind L & # 39; farewell for the best average of 2019.
What happened? The businessman Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested for sex trafficking. If that was not enough, it turned out he was a nice man with not only the current president but also a former president.
What Really Has happened: The news was announced early last week by financier Jeffrey Epstein. had summer stopped sure sex–traffic loads. It was a big problem for a number of reasons other than the charges; in particular, the fact that Epstein had in front of these Types of allegations before, but also because Epstein is famous friends with Donald Trump (although the president is now to distance himself from Epstein) and Bill Clinton. In other words, he was well connected.
It was not until Monday that the details of his arrest were revealed, but they were as bad as expected. US Attorney Geoffrey Berman detailed the charges against Epstein at a press conference on Monday, clearly explaining what was going on.
As details appeared on what was awaiting him for Epstein, who pleaded not guilty It has become increasingly clear that federal prosecutors take this very seriously. Because justice is moving slowly, nothing happened beyond Epstein's arrest and indictment. But it appeared Thursday that Epstein's lawyers really want to him out of jail if possibledespite what prosecutors would prefer; We will discover this week if he is on bail or not. Some, however, feel like they already knew it.
The takeaway sale: How often do bail agreements include unsubscribing from a personal jet? We do not guess much.
What happened? Following the news of Epstein's story, questions began to be asked about the Florida attorney, which would drive him to plea advocacy a decade ago. These questions included, "Why the current US Secretary of Labor?"
What Really Has happened: Remember how we said that Jeffrey Epstein had already faced allegations of misconduct? Well, he had been accused of sex trafficking in Florida, to finally get a 18-month sentence after pleading guilty at prostitution loads in 2008.
The Florida attorney behind the agreement, Alex Acosta, the man who currently holds the position of Secretary to Labor President Trump. The question effectively has come up during the 2017 Acosta Senate hearing to confirm his appointment, but after Epstein's arrest, people had a a lot of questions about what it's gone return so.
Acosta broke her silence on the issue via Twitter.
That was, shall we say, a selective reading of events, as others have pointed out.
Many politicians have joined a growing call for Acosta at to resign. (There have even been dueling hashtags on Twitter on the subject, with #AcostaMustResign and #AcostaResignNow trends over the course of the week.)
democrat politicians have called for his resignation, at least; Republicans were much more reluctant to do it.
Senate Chief Mitch McConnell refused to answer the question when asked.
The takeaway sale:
What happened? There are things ambassadors can say about political leaders in private, and they can say things publicly about them. When someone flees first to turn it last, things get complicated.
What Really Has happened: What an international ambassador says privately to his bosses about where they are currently working is, of course, of paramount importance. Think of it as a sort of embedded report that goes to the heart of international relations and does not have to deal with the public courtesy of making sure there is no hurtful feeling. This is the kind of thing that would be very embarrassing for everyone involved if such releases were ever disclosed and made public, and you can surely see where we are going with that.
For the curious, yes, Trump just thanked the third person, calling himself "Mr. President". Even as other ambassadors were privately admit that they said similar things about the president, the tension between ambassador Kim Darroch and Trump has grown to such a magnitude that only one likely outcome. So what Darroch resigned of his position mid-week.
Curiously, however, it is not Trump who pushed him outside, according to some. Instead, it was the answer to the whole situation of Boris Johnson, the man likely to be the next British prime minister.
For all those who thought that Darroch's resignation would be the end of the case, it's the case for the UK, where Johnson's comments have turned in a controversial in their own to the right. Who knew how to call President Trump could not have such an effect?
The takeaway sale: Among all the benefits, there is a fundamental fact that some people refuse to be forgotten. Namely, no matter what you think of the president's suitability or lack thereof, Ambassador Darroch was just doing his job to explain what he thought of him.
What happened? Whether or not the citizenship issue would be added to the next US census seemed like a zombie problem last week, returning to the moment when we least expect it until the end. surprise.
What Really Has happened: Some might have thought that the question of whether a question of citizenship could have been added to the US census next year had been resolved several weeks ago. The Supreme Court blocked the addition. And that should certainly have been settled when the Trump administration abandoned matter next week. But then, one day after dropping, the administration changed your mind and said that the problem was always a constant concern. Last week everything came back on the subject, of course.
The week began with the Attorney General and man with poor reading comprehension William Barr leaning on the subject and suggesting that the president was going to do something big enough.
But there was a problem: the judge refused to allow the lawyers to leave the case as easily. I wanted to know why they wanted to go and I wanted their reasons to be on the record.
It was not something the president was happy about.
But the President did not seem to fully understand what Judge Furman was saying.
As the week progressed, the question refused to go away, and Trump proposed adding the question through an executive order, but not that this idea would work, note you and Kellyanne Conway lie about the question of citizenship having been on the census in the past. Thursday morning, the president was tease a press conference on the issue What was most wanted was the announcement of a census decree. This was not it.
Well, at least the lawyers at the justice department do not have to explain why they want to withdraw from the trial now.
The takeaway sale: Well, at least the lawyers at the justice department do not have to explain why they want to withdraw from the trial now. That's it?
What happened? All salute the world champions back, the US women's football team.
What Really Has happened: Look, it's been a week of hell. Can we finish with something good for eleven? Can we have pretty Things?
Apparently, we may have good things after all! Yes, the United States football team won the World Cup and celebrated in the stadium singing the "equal pay!" – a reference to the current trial. require players to be fairly compensated.
Then when the team came back to America, their arrival was a undisputed victory tower in all way of manners, sign of their superstar status and the new position of co-captain of the team, Megan Rapinoe, Queen of everyone is the heart.
Confused, but also charmingly, these negative answers have been well received by some on Twitter.
Let's make people generous winners, are we going?
The takeaway sale: Of course, there is some questions remain to be answered after the week's celebrations …
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You have to give it to Lil Nas X, who has found a way to make better use of his movie "Old Town Road". He released another remix. This one has Billy Ray Cyrus but also throws Young Thug and viral superstar and young jodel Mason Ramsey into the stew.
The video, with everyone animojis, throw it all to the next level. The only drawback, in reality, is that Mason does not really belong to this remix.
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Lord of the Rings has a great complicated history in video games. Famous, he had a major foray into the massively multiplayer world with The Lord of the Rings Online, a game that was launched in 2007 and remains one of the cults to date for its detailed and expansive approach to life in Middle-earth.
This game was not a success, however, and a new game comes to delight him the glory he has never achieved. Amazon Game Studios is developing a massively multiplayer online game in collaboration with Leyou Technologies which would have be free to play and available for PC and consoles. You may remember, Amazon is currently developing a Lord of the Rings TV show, but according to reports, both efforts will not be connected. The title could be a bit better than the previous game, although Amazon developers have been working on MMOs ranging from EverQuest at World of Warcraft. It's in good hands.
This week we had the major (but not unexpected) announcement of a new lightweight and upcoming Nintendo Switch model this fall. The model includes permanently attached JoyCons and a smaller screen, but no TV dock, making it a cozy little baby in the budding Nintendo Switch family.
This is not the only change coming for the switch, though. The edge reports that Nintendo has made filings with the FCC to modify the internal components of the base model console, specifically the system-on-a-chip, the NAND memory type, and the CPU board. Changing these core components does not necessarily mean that the performance or capabilities of the system will change in any way. You can simply switch to less expensive components or avoid the inherent design issues of the original hardware. Whatever it is, it means that the switch might be slightly different from the original, which is probably a good thing.
Netflix turns Copper, video game on old cartoons, in a new cartoon. Reasonable The spoon show, currently in production, will channel the tributes of the game to the animation of the 30s Fleischer likely to tell violent stories and zany about a sensitive cut and its struggles with the world around him. It's a hard thing to do, though; as writer Yussef Cole You have arranged with eleganceFleischer period art was often inspired by images and tropes found in previous minnow shows, and Netflix will have to work hard not to fall into the trap of repeating the same mistakes of this time without understanding the context of his actions. We will see when the series will begin if it succeeds in threading this needle.
Let's continue with Tolkien's theme and recommend one of the strangest, strangest adaptations ever made for video games and Middle-earth. Edgy, violent and absolutely un-canon, this brilliantly designed third-person action game defines you as a supernatural invader confronting Sauron before the events of the Lord of the Rings, trying to avenge and overthrow the Dark Lord before he can cause bigger problems. The game is known for its Nemesis system, where a mechanic of the game creates custom orcs to fight, with improvised intrigues improvised with the game's algorithms between you and your orc enemies. It was innovative and fascinating, and we have not seen anything like it since.
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The story of Momo begins in 2016, when the Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso, director of the Link Factory special effects company, created a sculpture that he called Mother bird and exhibited at the Vanilla Gallery in Tokyo. Mother bird was always scary, but she was innocent, artistic and Instagram fur. Spanish-speaking users have found the images and they have become the inspiration of an urban legend creepypasta-ish on the Spanish-speaking Web, linked to a mysterious WhatsApp phone number and messages encouraging children to commit suicide.
You have probably heard of this before. People, including Kim Kardashian, began reporting that Momo's images had been shown in YouTube videos for children, as well as threatening messages inviting kids to do things like holding a knife by the throat. It was scary! And false. Since his demystification, Momo continued to have many Memetic Afterlives The best is Wholesome Momo, which uses the same old-school macro image format for Momo's face to spread by affirming messages rather than terrible messages. (Looking into Momo's wild eyes and reading "you're loved" will never be funny.)
Generally, the easiest way for a member to switch from the Internet to fodder is to make money. by merch. (Who among us has not considered the Nyan Cat iPhone case?) This path was not really an option for Momo because, well, she's scary. Nobody wants this face on a t-shirt. So we now offer him the crossover option available for the most terrifying memes: a horror movie.
The lure of the same movie is obvious: it's a mix of what are probably the two favorite art forms of our culture. Despite this, almost all of the same inspirational movies have experienced development or exit difficulties. That could work. The best example is probably the campy-fun sharks movie The megabut it took two years and was actually based on a book. The same was more than the Internet refused to let the movie die. Zola, a movie based on the noisy 2015 thread on Twitter about strippers and murder that made threading a relevant form of storytelling would have still under construction at A24, but … it's been five years.
The same trip to the most comparable movie to that of Momo, however, is Slender Man, the internet boogie man who tragically inspired the murder in real life and a 2018 film that was, in a word, appalling. It would be reasonable to assume that Thin man I would have had a cooling effect of the same movie, especially for the same ones to encourage kids to do violence to themselves or others. The people behind the movie Momo, who has no title yet, do not really see it that way. "This situation was a little different because there were proven incidents where children were injured," said Vertigo Entertainment producer Roy Lee. "But it's safe to say that the film will not feature Momo used to convince kids to hurt themselves." The precise plot, he says, is still to be determined.
This leaves only two adaptation bugs: the author right and the story. Too often, creators are not caught off guard, while companies do their jobs and use them to sell products without giving way to the creator. Kayla Lewis, aka Peaches Monroee, originally from the phrase "on fleek", has become an Internet culture uplifting story for this reason. Encouragingly, the artist Keisuke Aiso will not share his fate. According to Lee, Orion Pictures would have obtained the rights to Mother bird statue. "(Aiso) was very willing to work together to make the film as scary as possible," Lee said. "I can see the possibility that we asked him to create other new characters to populate the movie."
This does not necessarily mean that a static image like Momo will make a compelling story (which was a real problem for Thin man). But Lee and producer Taka Ichise are the brains behind The Grudge and L & # 39; ring Franchises Their success with black-haired creepies could mean that they are ready to take on the Momo challenge.
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Derek Kolstad, the writer who gave fans the world of John Wick, have a new job: work for Marvel. Kolstad, According to the wrap, joins the writing team for the upcoming limited studio series Falcon and winter soldier. The show will feature Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan in the role of Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes, and will be airing at the upcoming Disney + streaming service, which should be launched in November.
Remember the Momo Challenge, the viral hoax that Kim Kardashian helped to spread earlier this year? Welp, it becomes a movie. Orion Photos is a partner with Vertigo Entertainment to make a horror film on the same, based on the image of a sculpture of the Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso. We do not know yet when the film could go into production.
Yesterday Peril! revealed the programming of his next tournament of champions. Among the returning champions? None other than James Holzhauer, the strategic master who won $ 2,464,216 on the show in 33 games and more than 1,100 correct answers. We bet he's going to add to his winnings with that.
Storm Reid, the star of Ava DuVernay & # 39; s A ride in time, is would have joined James Gunn to appear The suicide brigade. Do not let the title fool you; it's a sequel to 2016 Suicide team. Reid apparently plays the daughter of the still unidentified character of Idris Elba.
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