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What critics are saying about Blade Runner 2049
- September 30, 2017

Now, the first full reviews for the highly anticipated film suggest that much like the original, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 is a visually stunning film filled with commendable performances and may even divide audiences. "Do you have a story?' And it turned out he had a whole novella". What are your expectations for the film? In the new film from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros , LAPD Officer K ( Ryan Gosling ) hunts illegal Replicants hiding on a decaying Earth and he stumbles ... (more...)
'Blade Runner 2049' Review Round-Up: What The Critics Are Saying
- September 30, 2017

Matt Singer at ScreenCrush said , "My God, what a lovely movie this is". No doubt, this topic will be a key part of director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 when it arrives in USA theaters on October 6. In the new film from Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros , LAPD Officer K ( Ryan Gosling ) hunts illegal Replicants hiding on a decaying Earth and he stumbles across something that can disrupt the current strained co-existence between humans and Replicants. (more...)
New Blade Runner 2049 short-film, featurette & vignette released
- September 30, 2017

No doubt, this topic will be a key part of director Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 when it arrives in US theaters on October 6. The original " Blade Runner " grossed $32.9 million in box office sales in 1982, or $93.4 million when adjusted for inflation. (more...)
Senator Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill, casting doubt on vote Senator Cruz opposes Republican healthcare bill, casting doubt on vote
- September 30, 2017

Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and John McCain (R-AZ) have all either signaled nonsupport or are pressing for more aggressive legislation. She expects CBO to reinforce other private reports like one from the Brookings Insititution that shows 21 million fewer people would be insured by 2026 if the law were enacted, as opposed to projections under current law. (more...)
Trump Tweets Video of McCain Speaking on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare Trump Tweets Video of McCain Speaking on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
- September 30, 2017

I recently wrote here that this bill is so bad that Sen. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, it would not have the votes to pass and would be the last Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature legislation before a September 30 procedural deadline that allows the GOP to pass health care legislation without the support of any Democrats or independents. (more...)
Trump Tweets Video of McCain Speaking on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare Trump Tweets Video of McCain Speaking on Repealing and Replacing Obamacare
- September 30, 2017

I recently wrote here that this bill is so bad that Sen. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, it would not have the votes to pass and would be the last Republican attempt to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature legislation before a September 30 procedural deadline that allows the GOP to pass health care legislation without the support of any Democrats or independents. (more...)
Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections Congress Asks Facebook & Google To Testify On 2016 Elections
- September 30, 2017

Twitter also shared the ads purchased by the news site Russia Today, which is linked to the Russian government. There were three accounts from Russia Today promoted 1,823 tweets that were potentially aimed at the U.S. Facebook has taken a different approach to addressing claims that its platform may have contributed to sewing discord in months leading up to Trump's election. (more...)
Tom Alter, actor and Padma Shri awardee, dies aged 67 Tom Alter, actor and Padma Shri awardee, dies aged 67
- September 30, 2017

Actor Tom Alter died at his Mumbai residence on Friday night, said his family. He returned home on Thursday and breathed his last on Friday night. The actor, theatre personality, journalist and a poetry enthusiast was earlier diagnosed with skin cancer, which had relapsed. Alter's made his Bollywood debut with Ramanand Sagar's Charas in 1976. (more...)
Man taken into custody in Young Dolph shooting released from jail Man taken into custody in Young Dolph shooting released from jail
- September 30, 2017

He was being held on $1 million bail. A spokesman for the LAPD, det, Meghan Aguilar, stated that McClendon was arrested just near the area where the incident took place. McClendon has close ties to Memphis rapper Yo Gotti, who has been involved in a bitter feud with Young Dolph for the a year ago, according to Capt. (more...)
Warner Bros. has a new plan for the DC movie universe Warner Bros. has a new plan for the DC movie universe
- September 30, 2017

Despite having gone the extra mile to establish a cinematic universe, DC has chose to deemphasize its expanded universe just a *little* bit, and it has Wonder Woman to (partly) thank for that decision. Or, in other words, Aquaman won't have to pop in on his good buddy the Flash come 2018, and you won't have to watch them in order like a very expensive TV series to get what's going on. (more...)
Jamshedpur's Anamika Mazumdar, first crorepati on Kaun Banega Crorepati 9! Jamshedpur's Anamika Mazumdar, first crorepati on Kaun Banega Crorepati 9!
- September 30, 2017

However, after winning 1 crore, she made a decision to quit without playing JIO jackpot question which was for Rs. 7 crores. But instead she decided against risking what she has claimed and chose to pass up going for more. Anamika will invest her winning amount in her NGO that works for rural areas of Jharkhand. World badminton champion PV Sindhu too shot for her segment with Senior Bachchan on the same episode. (more...)
Mona Lisa NAKED: Leonardo da Vinci painted 'NUDE sketch' of famous painting Mona Lisa NAKED: Leonardo da Vinci painted 'NUDE sketch' of famous painting
- September 29, 2017

The large drawing, known as the Monna Vanna, which has been part of a large collection of Renaissance art at the Conde Museum north of the French capital since 1862, has until now been attributed only to the Florentine master's studio, but not himself. (more...)
Lionel Richie Is Reportedly the Last Judge on 'American Idol' Lionel Richie Is Reportedly the Last Judge on 'American Idol'
- September 29, 2017

Adds Channing Dungey , ABC Entertainment president, " Luke and Lionel are the flawless additions to round out our panel of judges for American Idol on ABC". Along with Puth, Keith Urban was mentioned as a possible judge with several years under his belt on the show. Country music has fared well on American Idol over the years, producing three winners and several others like Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina who remain active on television and radio. (more...)
Demi Lovato's New Song Demi Lovato's New Song "Games" Has Fans Wondering Who It's About
- September 29, 2017

It's about how everyone feels alone at some point in their lives. A lot of people think it's about a relationship, and it could be for other people, but for me it was - I had never written a song about the bullying that I experienced when I was in middle school. (more...)
Lynda Carter tells 'poor soul' James Cameron to 'stop dissing Wonder Woman' Lynda Carter tells 'poor soul' James Cameron to 'stop dissing Wonder Woman'
- September 29, 2017

They had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that in the '60s. Perhaps you do not understand the character. So as much as I applaud Patty directing the film and Hollywood, uh, "letting" a woman direct a major action franchise, I didn't think there was anything groundbreaking in Wonder Woman . (more...)
Miley Cyrus goes back to her roots with new Miley Cyrus goes back to her roots with new "Younger Now"
- September 29, 2017

Meanwhile, the star believes her latest album, Younger Now , is the prefect reflection of where she currently is in her life. "Now, I think I have more of an open mind". "I'm doing this concert this week in Vegas and for "Party In The USA" the screens will say "education" and "healthcare" and "equality", "justice", "freedom", "liberation", 'expression.' These things are what make up our country". (more...)
Joe Biden's sweet message to Julia Louis-Dreyfus Joe Biden's sweet message to Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- September 29, 2017

Jill and I, and all of the Bidens, are with you, Julia'. In a personal note shared with her 810,000 followers, she explained: "1 in 8 women get breast cancer ". "This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime and an adventure of utter, utter joy", Louis-Dreyfus said in her Emmys acceptance speech. Ellen DeGeneres wrote, "I love you..." Former First Lady Hillary Clinton also sent her wishes to Louis-Dreyfus. (more...)
News Anchor Gives Birth After Water Breaks During Live Segment News Anchor Gives Birth After Water Breaks During Live Segment
- September 29, 2017

NY television news anchor Natalie Pasquarella is used to news breaking while she's on the air. She carried on the broadcast like a trooper and alerted her colleagues as soon as it ended. The anchor told the station she and her husband are "overjoyed". He weighed in at five pounds six ounces. Natalie Pasquarella from News 4, New York, finished her segment, before rushing to the hospital to give birth. (more...)
Third 'Sex and the City' movie reportedly canceled over Kim Cattrall's demands Third 'Sex and the City' movie reportedly canceled over Kim Cattrall's demands
- September 29, 2017

Sources inside Warner Bros. claim that Cattrall has required the American studio to produce some of her other on-going projects in order for her to become part of the third sequel. Despite months-nay, years of reports that TV's iconic NY quartet would once again join forces for a third movie (hopefully one that could wipe the second movie from our collective memory), it appears those plans are now dead in the water. (more...)
New clip has the 'Justice League' cast talking about their characters New clip has the 'Justice League' cast talking about their characters
- September 29, 2017

It is known that Steppenwolf will have a historic connection with the Atlanteans and though the sketches don't reveal who the "ancient humans" are, the sketch could be related to Wonder Woman's flashback that is hinted in the trailer. "The people at DC are starting to understand we've got these iconic bits from our past and that's part of us, that's part of our heritage - we shouldn't run away from that". (more...)
Police arrest another person in Iqbal Kaskar extortion case Police arrest another person in Iqbal Kaskar extortion case
- September 29, 2017

Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Chhota Shakeel was behind the extortion racket and he has also been named as an accused and is wanted in connection with the case, a police official said. Earlier, Thane police team arrested Iqbal Kaskar for running an extortion racket against builders, land owners, businessmen as well as jewellers. The Directorate is likely to take custody of the accused from Thane police soon. (more...)
Joanna Gaines Thanks Fans After Announcing 'Fixer Upper' Is Ending Joanna Gaines Thanks Fans After Announcing 'Fixer Upper' Is Ending
- September 29, 2017

Fans can expect that the upcoming season of " Fixer Upper " will be the best season ever and we can't wait for it to hit the air later this year". In response, their church leader Jimmy Seibert told Fox News , "We are not only not anti-gay, but we are pro-helping people in their journey to find out who God is and who He has made them to be". (more...)
Two Ohio police officers shot at auto dealership Two Ohio police officers shot at auto dealership
- September 29, 2017

Collins said the vehicle dealership had not had any previous contact with the suspect. "Upon making contact with the guy, there was some conversation between the white male and the officers", Collins said. The identity of the suspect has also not yet been revealed. It was not immediately clear what prompted management at the dealership to call police for the "customer problem", though employees believed he was under the influence of some kind. (more...)
Spotify's latest personalized playlist is full of your favorite throwback hits Spotify's latest personalized playlist is full of your favorite throwback hits
- September 29, 2017

The new playlist starts rolling out on September 28 and is about two hours long - plus, to emphasize the nostalgia factor, it's only accessible to users who are older than 16. 2017 has been a bad year by any metric, but thankfully Spotify is here to take our minds off it with jams from better times. The soon-to-be popular playlist is not available for users under the age of 16. (more...)
Gorgeous New Thor: Ragnarok Poster Shows Us The Shattered Mjölnir Gorgeous New Thor: Ragnarok Poster Shows Us The Shattered Mjölnir
- September 29, 2017

Hemsworth says that they went into the film with the aim of having more fun with it, but also that it's something that the character needs. "You start to go, 'Ah, that never used to hurt when I lifted that!'" " Thor: Ragnarok " is scheduled to open in cinemas October 26, check out the full featurette above. (more...)