Netflix’s ‘Maria’ is a trigger-happy B-movie

Mariarevolves around an assassin named, you guessed it Lily. The acting is stilted, which leads to some unintended laughs. The dialogue is as cursory as it can possibly be.Mariaoozes clichs. Its a shame because Maria shouldbe more fun than it is. Stunt coordinator Sonny Sison comes up with a couple of nice set pieces. There is an awesome fight sequence about two-thirds of the way into the film between Maria and a rival assassin Miru (Jennifer Lee) set in a bathroom. Between the choreography and the clarity of the cinematography and direction by Pao Orendain and Pedring Lopez, its a brutal and thrilling fight. Its a down and dirtier bout that may remind viewers of the bathroom-wrecking brawl between Tom …

‘Good Sam’ is a heartwarming mystery about selfless generosity

Good Sam In the film, broadcast journalist Kate Bradley (Tiya Sircar) believes people are incapable of doing acts of kindness without an ulterior motiveor at least in the hopes to get something in returnafter spending years on the bummer beat, where she primarily covers stories about crime and accidents. When shes assigned a story about a good Samaritan, who goes by the name Good Sam, and leaves bags filled with $100,000 in cash on doorsteps across New York City, Kate is skeptical of their true motives. Netflix Good Sam Unfortunately, the subplots of the film were less refreshing. Although Kate works for a major news station in one of the biggest broadcast markets in the country, conversations with her father …

Hair raising! The return of the perm

The trend responsible for some of the 80s most memorable barnets is back. But fear not the modern look is less Deirdre Barlow, more a tumble of soft waves It is a truth universally acknowledged that everybody wants the opposite of the hair they have. Those with bountiful curls are wont to straighten them to a crisp, while the rest of us crimp and twist, chasing waves via diffusers, tongs, curl creams and, lately, perms. Thats right, the trend responsible for some of the 80s most memorable dos is making a return to the terror of many who are still scarred by their own perm-disasters. But fear not: the perm, which for many still conjures images of Neighbours-era Kylie Minogue, …

10 of the worlds best city views: readers travel tips

These stunning viewpoints put the fun into funiculars and the drama into panorama and many have art, bars and cafes to enjoy, too Winning tip: Jaipur, India Nahargarh Fort sprawls around a rocky outcrop above the Pink City of Jaipur in sthan province. Take a rickshaw up the hairpin road or go in the evening and tackle the stiff 20-minute hike up the path from the citys northern edge. Wander the extensive battlements and find an empty rampart or dome-covered lookout for incredible views over the constant tumult of Jaipur. Grab a late beer at the forts Padao Cafe and watch the famous pink render of the citys buildings glow in the evening sun.SPD Havana, Cuba Photograph: Kate Hockenhull/Alamy The …

These memorable movie scenes were totally unscripted

Christopher Abbott, Pico Alexander, and George Clooney in Hulu's 'Catch-22.'Image: Philipe Antonello / Hulu It couldn’t be more fitting that the latest adaptation of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 finds its home on Hulu, proud purveyors of dystopia.  The six-episode miniseries has been marketed mostly as a comedy, but as anyone familiar with Heller’s 1961 novel knows, that’s just a way to cheat the system. Make no mistake, friends, this is a war epic, and a searing, caustic commentary from the men inside it.  Catch-22 is the story of John Yossarian (Christopher Abbott), a neurotic World War II bomb plane pilot whose only goal is to survive the war – by getting out of it. Yossarian and his unit have a mandatory …

Burger King launches line of ‘Unhappy Meals’ in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month

'Street Food' brings hidden gems to the forefront of culinary TV.Image: M.Synchrony/Netflix We all have that one special place we like to eat. Whether it’s a little ramen shop in the East Village or a rickety taco stand on Buford Highway, this spot has your go-to order perfected, right down to the mouthwatering garnish and extra sauce. You know the names of everyone who works there. You’ve visited through breakups, promotions, tragedies, and achievements. This place is a culinary secret you’re happy to keep, but even more excited to share.  And yet, your place, however magical, rarely gets featured outside of your local food magazine, and seems to take more convincing for newcomers to visit than it ought to.  Street …

What You Can Tell About Someones Personality Based On Their Favorite Pokemon

By Warner Bros. Pictures By Warner Bros. Pictures Pikachu – You’re a basic bitch. You follow the trends and hop onto bandwagons. You like whatever happens to be popular at the time. Chansey – You’re a healer. You’ll lend a hand to anyone in need. You care more about other people than you care about yourself.  Psyduck – You get stressed out easily. You don’t like making small talk. You would rather be alone than in a crowded room. Snorlax – You’re lazy. You would rather spend your weekends sleeping than actually getting dressed and leaving the house.  Gyarados – You’ve had a major glowup. It’s a big FU to everyone who used to know you back in high school. Dragonite – You come across …

Whats Going To Happen On American Horror Story Season 9?

By GameSpot Universe By GameSpot Universe is set to return sometime in fall of 2019 — but, unfortunately, we don’t know much more than that. It’s hard to predict what kind of content will hit our screens in season nine since is always so fresh and eclectic. So far, there have been seasons centering on cults and covens, freak shows and asylums. From the tiny amount the creator of , Ryan Murphy, has told us, it seems like season nine is going to be a slasher-themed season based on 80s horror movies. Murphy released a teaser for fans on April 10th. In the Instagram video (shown below), he revealed the ninth season will be called View this post on Instagram …

Sometimes, You Have To Ask For What You Deserve

Holly Riordan Updated May 15, 2019 By Lisa Fotios Some people aren’t going to treat you the way you deserve until you stand up for yourself, speak your mind, and demand better treatment. Is that fair? No. In a perfect world, your person would put as much effort into the relationship as you do, your friends would return all of your favors, and your boss would offer you a raise without you having to ask them. Unfortunately, in the real world, you can’t always choose the polite, non-confrontational option. You can’t sit around, patiently waiting for someone to give you what you deserve. You have to walk up to them and have a conversation. If you’ve been working until your …

Fuck The FireworksWhen Something Is Really Right For You It Makes You Feel Completely At Ease

Brianna Wiest Updated May 16, 2019 By Vlad Bagacian Everyone tells you to build your life on passion. To choose the things that leave you breathless, weak-kneed, glimmer-eyed and inspired. What they do not tell you is that those are also often the things that are unrealistic, inflated, short-lived and unhealthy. It’s hard to accept that our feelings could fail us like this, especially when they are so compelling. There is nothing most of us want than something in our lives that sweeps us out of complacency and into an entirely new existence. That is a fairytale that does not end happily ever after. The truth is that when something is really right for you, it makes you feel completely …

James Charles’ Merch Line Appears To Be DUNZO – Is Jeffree Star To Blame?? – Perez Hilton

Did Jeffree Star say, “Bye sister,” to James Charles‘ merch line?? As The brand’s website not only appears to be taken down, but the URL redirects to James’ YouTube channel. Sisters Apparel’s distributor is Killer Merch, which just so happens to be the company of Star, who publicly sided with Tati after her takedown video went viral. As of this writing, Sisters Apparel is no longer listed as a “partner” on Killer Merch’s website. In her 43-minute video, Westbrook cut ties with Charles after he shared an endorsement at Coachella for Sleep Vitamins by SugarBearHair, a direct competitor of her vitamin brand, Halo Beauty. Though Charles later apologized to her on Instagram Story, Westbrook claimed the teen did not personally reach out to her “face-to-face” rather …

Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry

Stefan Dinse/EyeEm/Getty Images (clouds) And yet I still love the big T, by which I mean either “technology” or “trillions of dollars.” Why wouldn’t I? I came to New York City at the age of 21, in the era of Java programming, when Yahoo! still deserved its exclamation point. I’d spent my childhood expecting nuclear holocaust and suddenly came out of college with a knowledge of HTML and deep beliefs about hypertext, copies of WIRED (hello) and Ray Gun bought at the near-campus Uni-Mart. The 1996 theme at Davos was “Sustaining Globalization”; the 1997 theme was “Building the Network Society.” One just naturally follows the other. I surfed the most violent tsunami of capital growth in the history of humankind. …

50 Boys On The Dumbest Thing Theyve Ever Done For A Pretty Girl

By Cristina Gottardi These boys on Ask Reddit are either hopeless romantics or fools in love. By Cristina Gottardi 1. First girl I asked out I left a chalk outline of a body on her driveway, along with a (clearly fake) police report indicating I was dying to go out with her. Yeah. I still cringe at the memory. 2. Enrolled in the same Uni, she stopped talking to me 2 weeks later. 3. In high school this girl who I was close friends with (but also had a not so secret crush on) told me once how she really loved those HUGE 7 foot tall teddy bears, so I told her one day I’d buy her one and she …

7 Myths About Sleeping With Your Forever Person

By God & Man By God & Man 1. The first time is going to be magical. When you sleep with someone for the first time, there are going to be awkward moments. You do’t know each other’s bodies yet. You don’t know what turns them on and what turns them off. Sex is a learning experience. It’s going to take some time to get to know where they want to be kissed and what their different moans mean. That’s why you shouldn’t freak out if your first time with someone is less exciting than expected, because it’s only going to get better the next time. 2. You’re always going to be in the mood. Even when you’re dating someone …

For Some Jews, Yiddish History Is Sanctuary. For Others, Its Dangerous.

If you ask, Alex Weiser smiles and says its definitely a coincidence: When he planned the release party for his debut Yiddish-themed album win an election against, well, some odds, Weiser orchestrated a night of live music to introduce the world to his latest work. Some of the performance was his own creation and some hed brought in from the archives of a blog about the album. I think that people don't understand Jewish identity, Weiser told me last week when we spoke in his office at YIVO, one of five organizations making up New York Citys iconic Jewish dishes and likewise Zohar Weiman-Kelman, an assistant professor at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Hebrew wasnt necessarily …