Neither the rock band nor J.J. Abrams needed fantasy thrills to portray growing up 'Scenes From the Suburbs' In somewhere U.S.A., at sometime post-2011, suburbia is at war. Patches of tract-home sprawl have incorporated into private companies. Militarized barricades separate them; night raids by ski-masked soldiers recur. What's the fighting over? Light pollution from shopping centers. The placement of golf courses. In other words, the NIMBYs have picked up guns. This is the reality imagined in Scenes From the Suburbs , the short film "presented by" Canadian indie-rock act Arcade Fire and directed by Oscar-winner Spike Jonze ( Adaptation , Being John Malkovich ). Jonze has taken a literal reading of lyrics about "suburban war" from Arcade Fire's 2010 Grammy-winning The Suburbs —even though vocalist Win Butler had been using the metaphor to talk about battles over culture and age, not zoning. But war really isn't the focus of the 30-minute clip, which premiered online … [Read more...] about Arcade Fire, ‘Super 8,’ and the Trouble With Sci-Fi Kids
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CELEBRITY Hunted follows celeb duos as they step into the role of a lifetime - that of fugitives fleeing the authorities. The pairs head off on the run across the country in the hopes of evading capture for a full two weeks. Who is in the Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up? Eight brand new celebs are taking on the challenge of outsmarting the police officers, former intelligence officer and members of the armed forces all tasked with tracking them down in 2022. They'll be hoping to stay out of the clutches of the authorities for two weeks in the hopes of winning a hefty donation for charity Stand Up To Cancer. Here's a full list: Iwan Thomas Sprinter Iwan Thomas represented Great Britain in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta, and still holds the official British 400m record - which he secured in 1997. The sprinter, who was awarded an MBE in 1998, now works as a sports commentator and makes regular television appearances. Thomas has also appeared on Strictly Come … [Read more...] about Celebrity Hunted 2022 line-up: Who is starring on the Channel 4 show?
Good evening. Read the Monday, January 24, 2022 edition of Today in Slovakia to catch up on the main news of the day in less than five minutes. We wish you a pleasant read. Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement Skryť Remove ad Article continues after video advertisement War in Ukraine would impact Slovakia Vyšné Nemecké-Uzhhorod border crossing between Slovakia and Ukraine. (Source: TASR) The Sme daily has reported on possible scenarios Slovakia might experience if the conflict between Ukraine and Russia escalates into an all-out war . One scenario envisions thousands of scared Ukrainians crossing Slovakia’s eastern border, passing the reinforced border check without complications – all they need to show would be their ID card. They would find refuge with their relatives and friends who have lived in Slovakia for a long time now. The government would announce a national emergency … [Read more...] about News digest: No plans to withdraw Slovak diplomats from Kyiv
Another month another raft of Netflix shows and movies. Netflix UK has a new lot of films and TV shows for August. There's a new season of Ozark with Jason Bateman, The Innocents - a new supernatural teen love story and Ghoul a new Indian horror series. There's also Disenchantment , The Simpson's creator Matt Groening's latest series. The series is set in the past in a medieval kingdom. Also dropping is Insatiable, the new controversial twisted revenge comedy, which has grabbed headlines for its take on a girl who suddenly finds herself thin and ready to get revenge on all those who bullied her for being fat. Kristen Bell's movie Like Father sees her star alongside Kelsey Grammar too. Here's the full list of TV shows and films coming soon to Netflix (The list will be updated as changes are announced) ORIGINAL SERIES Switched ( Image: Netflix) Switched (01/08/2018) High schooler Ayumi's perfect world evaporates when her envious classmate Zenko … [Read more...] about New on Netflix UK in August 2018 – best TV shows, films and original series to watch including Disenchantment
When my phone rang Monday afternoon and I saw it was a call from a colleague, I immediately answered. Finding answers for some questions he posed after that was tougher. Like a lot of people out there, he was curious to know what might happen at the LHSAA convention that begins Wednesday at the Crowne Plaza. For me, and I suspect for plenty of schools and coaches, the outlook is cloudy — much like the skies outside. There is some visibility, depending on who you talk to. But what does that mean? There are multiple proposals to bring the LHSAA’s Class 5A select and nonselect schools back together for championship honors in the sports that are split in 2022-23 — football, boys/girls basketball, baseball and softball. Those items will be voted on in the Class 5A meeting Friday morning before the general assembly meeting. There is a 1A class meeting proposal for football that will happen around the same time. You do not have to be a Rhodes Scholar to see that there is … [Read more...] about Robin Fambrough: LHSAA faces more select/nonselect split decisions with new parameters