Did we really land on the moon? It’s a telling sign of our times that you can sit with your laptop and bounce around between opposing documentaries on the same subject. Take the July 1969 US lunar landing mission known as Apollo 11. One visits Netflix, and the series Conspiracies flashes in your face. One episode features the click-bait tease, “Was the moon landing a fake?” Of course, this has been a standard conspiracy theory trope since, well, men first landed on the moon, and the Conspiracies episode does its darnedest to sow confusion and doubt about the very elaborate, expensive and meticulously planned moon mission known as Apollo 11. We’ve already seen the documentary Room 237, which amassed fringe fan theories about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, one of which is that the director was hired by NASA to fake the moon landing on a film set located in Area 51. The theory goes that Kubrick was later forced to keep his … [Read more...] about Did we really land on the moon?
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It’s no spoiler to say that, somewhere in its original 2014 reboot, Godzilla shifts from being a 350-foot-tall destructive behemoth to occasional protector of the planet. When various kaiju (Japanese monsters) rise up from their lairs, drawn to radioactive energy, human military might — atomic bombs and weapons — can’t take them down. It takes a lumbering kaiju with a dad bod to drive them back into the dirt. Under Warner Bros. Pictures’ reboot franchise, all the classic Toho studios monsters of 1960s fame are back, and Godzilla II: King of the Monsters stays remarkably true to accepted Godzilla cinematic lore, while updating things and adding some mythical prehistoric origins. That means fans of the old, rubber suit-wearing movies will groove on Mothra, Rodan, and three-headed Ghidora, all ready to play. But this being a modernized version of kaiju, the creatures are CGI and their scale is ginormous. Awesome scenes of destruction ensue, equal to Avengers: … [Read more...] about Godzilla’s back (and ready to rumble)
By Bethonie Butler The Washington Post Mon., May 6, 2019 Last week, scores of Game of Thrones fans complained they literally could not see the Battle of Winterfell because the episode was too dark. Things were brighter in Westeros this week, but some GOT viewers spotted something unexpected: a disposable coffee cup. The decidedly modern object appeared during a celebratory post-battle feast about 17 minutes into “The Last of the Starks.” It’s but a minor detail in an episode that saw the gruesome death of a major character, but the idea of a grande triple shot soy latte making its way into a medieval fantasy was too distracting for social media to ignore. The sighting prompted “Starbucks Cup” to trend on Twitter Monday morning, though eagle-eyed viewers noted it didn’t actually look like it was from the ubiquitous chain. Many fans thought the cup was a pretty major mistake for the big-budget show, which took two years to make its … [Read more...] about Viewers delight in spotting coffee cup in Game of Thrones scene