The Lion KingDirector - Jon FavreauCast - Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, James Earl JonesRating - 3/5 The new Lion King is like a deeply triggering and very expensive episode of Planet Earth narrated by Childish Gambino, here to traumatise a whole new generation of viewers. Falsely described as a live-action remake, the film is, more accurately, a photorealistic animated demo reel for times to come, when actors and emotion are rendered obsolete, and our entertainment needs are facilitated by one corporation trapped in a circle of life of its own making.For a film that exists purely to make money, it is narratively bankrupt - a shot-for-shot remake of a universally beloved classic that is ironically less affecting, despite aiming for realism, than the cartoon that inspired it. The story is still engaging, though, but it always has been, ever since it was called Hamlet. The new Lion … [Read more...] about The Lion King movie review: The greatest visual effects spectacle since Avatar; a monument to Hollywood excess
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Video PlayerClose By Xie Yuzhi MADRID, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Ten years ago, the Spanish national football team was about to embark on a period of unprecedented success, winning both the 2008 and 2012 European Championships as well as in the 2010 World Cup. Their unique brand of "tiki-taka" passing football won them many admirers, and ensured the team's place in footballing folklore. However, as Spain's core players began to age, the "invincible fleet" that once conquered the world began to fall from grace. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, they failed to advance from the group stage, suffering a humiliating 1-5 defeat to the Netherlands. And at the European Championships in France two years later, La Furia Roja was eliminated in the Round of 16 after losing 0-2 to Italy. After Vicente del Bosque resigned as national team manager, the Spanish Football Federation brought Julen Lopetegui in for the 2018 World Cup qualification. Lopetegui lived up to expectations and led the team to Russia … [Read more...] about World Cup Group B preview: Spain: Return of the king?
The service will launch on November 12 in the US and will cost $US6.99 a month or $US69.99 a year, and users will be able to download content for offline access. There is no news yet on when Disney Plus will made available to Australian audiences but it said European and Asian customers won’t get the service until next year. Disney announced the details today at its investors’ conference, including a raft of content, some already rumoured and now confirmed, that will be exclusive to the streaming service. Disney’s advantage is that it not only has a deep library of its own intellectual property, including Disney animation, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel, the entertainment behemoth has just completed its multi-billion dollar takeover of 20th Century Fox. Disney Plus could be a game-changer in the streaming stakes and be a formidable rival to Netflix. What Disney Plus will look likeSource:Supplied Among the TV series Disney Plus will have are three Marvel series … [Read more...] about Disney confirms streaming service, Marvel, Star Wars shows
Aryan Khan might not have made his film debut yet, but he is already an established social media star. Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son has over one million followers on his verified Instagram account, and on his 22nd birthday on Wednesday, what better way to celebrate than to remind his fans of his trademark pose. Aryan never looks into the camera, even in selfies. Sometimes he comes close, but his eyeline is always a couple of degrees off. It’s like he’s looking at your ear, or your neck, or at the person 20 feet behind you. But he’ll never look at you directly. And it is perhaps this move that draws fans towards him even more. So on his birthday, here are five classic examples of Aryan Khan’s staring-longingly-into-the-distance look. View this post on Instagram Hair vs Gravity A post shared by Aryan Khan (@___aryan___) on Dec 1, 2017 at 7:59am PST View this post on Instagram The Birth Giver A post shared by Aryan … [Read more...] about On Aryan Khan’s birthday, a reminder that Shah Rukh Khan’s son never looks into the camera. Here’s proof
CEO Bob Iger confirmed during the company’s annual shareholder meeting this week that the Disney vault is no more. But before 90s kids everywhere burst into tears, fans can still access all their childhood favourites. You’ll just have to fork out for a subscription to the company’s latest streaming service, Disney+. Related: Walt Disney’s niece says she wants to be ‘taxed more’ Related: Disney cuts $19m from CEO earnings package Related: Frozen 2 teaser trailer released by Disney Disney is set to seal its famous 'vault', permanently. Picture: iStockSource:istock Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger made the announcement at an annual company meeting on Thursday. Picture: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images WHAT IS THE DISNEY VAULT? For anyone who was alive before streaming services took off, most Disney classics were enjoyed via chunky VHS tapes. Yes, we’ve included a picture for reference. Because yes, it … [Read more...] about Disney to close its ‘vault’ for good