Quentin Tarantino signed a letter to Cannes audiences this week, saying the festival was all about "discovering a story for the first time" and asking that "everyone avoids revealing anything that would prevent later audiences from experiencing the film in the same way". No spoilers then. When you see Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, you absolutely understand why. But how long can such first-time viewing be protected?The Manson Family murders of Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others in 1969 have often been seen as the end of the Sixties, the death of the hippie dream, ushering in an age of violence, the age in which Tarantino's explosively violent films have triumphed. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood is his outrageous riposte to that charge.For two-thirds of its 2hr 41 minutes, it's a highly enjoyable but pretty leisurely in-joke, a fond homage to the way Hollywood was back in the day, a few months before that fateful date in 1969. Leonardo DiCaprio is wonderful as … [Read more...] about Cannes 2019: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review
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Battle lines have been drawn and wannabe politicians are hitting the streets in the countdown to what is sure to be a hotly-contested mayoral election. The make-up of Mansfield District Council could drastically change when the full council goes to the polls, with 36 positions for councillors and the mayor set to be decided by the electorate. Unlike other areas, Mansfield and District also has a directly elected executive mayor, with mayor Kate Allsop’s four-year term coming to an end. Mansfield District Council has been controlled by the Mansfield Independent Forum since May 2002. The forum has 16 sitting councillors and the mayor, while Labour has 17, the Conservatives have one, and there are two Mansfield South Independents councillors.Each council ward is under the First Past The Post voting system, while the Mayor is elected under the Second Ballot system, where the voter decides their first and second choice. In the election on May 2, five candidates will bid to … [Read more...] about Who is in the running to be Mansfield’s next mayor?
PRINCE Harry and Meghan made a secret visit to her mum Doria at her modest bungalow in Los Angeles. The couple were spotted during the hush-hush trip by surprised neighbours. Speaking from her house a few doors down from Doria’s quirky, green-painted home in LA this week, one said: “Meghan is a mommy’s girl — their special mother-daughter bond hasn’t disappeared just because she’s moved to England. “Meghan will always come back to Doria, this will always be her home. “They are forever in touch, and Meghan has been here to stay on more than one occasion since going public with Harry. “I even saw him here once, but it’s not my place to say any more.” While the dates of their stay aren’t known, royal experts believe it is likely to have been a cost-effective stop-off during the return leg of their trip Down Under in early November, rather than a taxpayer-funded jaunt from London. And it is not the first time the … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made secret trip to LA to visit her mum Doria in modest bungalow
Luxury hotels have, historically, been known as hotbeds of hedonism, discreet spaces for indulging in excess and debauchery, and letting someone else clean up afterwards. From leaving towels on the bathroom floor to throwing televisions out of windows and, of course, heady romantic rendezvous, half the point of staying at deluxe hotels is to behave in a way that most of us wouldn’t dare to at home. Now, however, George Clooney is demanding the global elite who hole up at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels behave with a new sense of responsibility. The Hollywood actor – and increasingly vocal political activist – has called for a boycott of The Dorchester Collection, nine luxury hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who, this week, is introducing laws in his kingdom to punish homosexuality with death by stoning. "Let that sink in," wrote Clooney in a guest editorial piece last week. "In the onslaught of news where we see the world backsliding into … [Read more...] about Is it right to boycott the Sultan of Brunei’s hotels? Our hotel experts weigh in
Pewdiepie released a video with the heading ‘Congratulation' in which he sarcastically offered his congratulations to his Indian rival. READ MORE: 'Pretty Crazy': Youtube Star PewDiePie REVEALS How Much Money He Earns In his video, Felix pointed out how a "massive corporate entity with every song in Bollywood," was able to defeat him. In addition, Pewdiepie accused Bhushan Kumar, T-Series' CEO of tax evasion and connections with mafia, but he underlined that this was just a ‘joke.' The end of long-standing battle between the top YouTube personalities provoked different reactions among their fans. Pewdiepie officially lost the battle against t series…. it’s the end of an era! Congratulations I guess… https://t.co/HuMRJ78HPF — Eddie Goes Hollywood (@eddiefilmmaker) April 1, 2019 Some of the commentators were satisfied with such an ending. … [Read more...] about PewDiePie Admits Losing to T-Series in ‘Congratulation’ Video