So this is really the reason why Solange suddenly dropped out of Coachella. Beyonce just couldn’t let her have her ONE moment, dammit!
A week or so after cranky dinosaur Steven Spielberg threw a Hollywood power broker version of a toddler’s tantrum over Netflix movies being in the running for Oscars, he appears to be changing his tune. Steven and Ted Sarandos, the head of Netflix, were seen meeting at a members-only club where they probably talked about how they can kiss and make-up and be friends.
Cinema purist and Carl’s Jr detractor Steven Spielberg isn’t about Netflix being in the Oscar-contending feature films business. (He obviously never saw Bird Box which was goddamn robbed this year.) Along with other members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and several film studios, he was chagrined over Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma (which Netflix paid for) getting nominated for Best Picture this year. So he’s on a campaign to make sure flicks on streaming services can’t qualify for Oscars. What a grouch.
Thanks to things like Dateline and the My Favorite Murder podcast, we’ve known America is here for true-crime stories and serial killers to scare the living daylights out of us when we’re on a stroll and needing to pass time before the dog poops. The true-crime nightmare-inducer du jour is Netflix’s Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. It’s a docuseries about Ted, a serial killer who confessed to 30 murders (and the actual number is likely higher); alas, this is America, and we can’t have nice things. People who have watched the docuseries are zeroing in on how “hot” Ted is, and Netflix would like them to cut it out. Continue reading
Here is excellent news for all of you nasty true crime freaks that have run out of episodes of Forensic Files and Cold Justice to lull you to sleep night after night. The OG king of the crime shows, Unsolved Mysteries, is getting the reboot treatment. Netflix has announced that it has picked up twelve episodes of the show that made us kids of the 80s and 90s fear windowless vans and invitations to pet strangers’ kittens with the promise of candy. But will it really be Unsolved Mysteries if they can’t bring Robert Stack and his creepy as shit deadpan delivery back from the dead?
If you’re into mindless drivel created by people we’ll one day refer to as “Who?” then please head over to YouTube and check out Jake Paul, younger brother of the just-as-dumb Logan Paul. With their combined powers the two of them annoy the masses for likes and followers, and recently Jake has come under fire for participating in the #BirdBoxChallenge, based on the movie, of course. The challenge encourages people to wear blindfolds and throw themselves into hazardous situations like driving a car. Yes, this fool actually blindfolded himself and drove a car.