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The Secret Origin of Superman Smashes the Klan

Jim Dandy Oct 16, 2019

Superman Smashes the Klan may be set in 1946, but it's incredibly timely today.

We currently live in a world where powerful bigots “fan the flames of a racial fire” instead of stoke violence with their savage racism. Where everything shy of uttering a racial slur in anger is merely “denounced by some as racist” or “racially charged.” So it’s easy to be concerned, when you hear about a new comic project about Superman taking on the Ku Kux Klan, that the story might be so slathered in euphemism as to be rendered entirely inert, even when it’s written by one of the sharpest minds in comics. So when we had a chance to talk with Gene Luen Yang about his new book, Superman Smashes the Klan, it was one of the first things we asked about. “I feel like we do go at it hard,
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How Movie Songs By Kendrick Lamar, Kesha and Troye Sivan Hope to Last Beyond Their Films (Video)

  • The Wrap
How Movie Songs By Kendrick Lamar, Kesha and Troye Sivan Hope to Last Beyond Their Films (Video)
Producer Sounwave is used to “throwing paint on the wall” when he works with Kendrick Lamar. However, both he and Lamar were presented with an immense challenge and opportunity when they were asked to write original songs for Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.”

Knowing that the movie could easily be the biggest film of the year (they were right), they had to find a way to make their songs fit the flow of individual moments, but also consider how their song might sound on the radio.

“When you have a movie like ‘Black Panther’ and you have a lot riding on it and you know how big the movie can be, and they give you scenes and you have to match the intensity of each scene, we’ve never done anything like this,” Sounwave told TheWrap’s Steve Pond. “He kind of left it up to me. He was like,
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Kesha Releases Song ‘Here Comes the Change’ for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Movie

  • Variety
Kesha Releases Song ‘Here Comes the Change’ for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Movie
Kesha has released the song “Here Comes the Change” as a rallying cry for empowerment that will be featured in the Ruth Bader Ginsburg movie “On the Basis of Sex.”

The song dropped on Wednesday, three months before the Dec. 25 opening of the movie, which stars Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer. The tune was written by Kesha with Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel specifically for the film.

The lyrics include the question “Is it a crazy thought/ That if I had a child/ I hope they live to see the day/ When everyone’s equal?”

Jones portrays a young Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex” as she teams with her husband to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination. The film is premiering five months after Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court.

Kesha also joined forces
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‘Rainbow’ Doc: Kesha Finds a Keyboard in the Forest in New Clip

‘Rainbow’ Doc: Kesha Finds a Keyboard in the Forest in New Clip
Kesha is marking the one-year anniversary of Rainbow with a new behind-the-scenes documentary, which premieres on Apple Music on August 10th. In an exclusive clip from the film, Kesha navigates a surreal forest, which serves as a metaphor for the emotions she was going through at the time.

“When I wrote Rainbow, I was in a very dark place. I was alone, and I was scared,” she says in the clip. “And I was in rehab for an eating disorder that had gotten wildly out of control. They said I wasn’t allowed to work.
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Why it's best to keep your cool in a mall

Sydney, Dec. 28: Grumpy customers browbeating a mall employee could be fined up to 10,200-dollars.

Drew Pearson, a partner at law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, said that there are a lot of workplaces where the public come in and out, like restaurants and shops, asserting that customers probably don't have a an idea of the impact of their behaviour and the fact that it's caught by this law.

If a customer's bullying persists, employees can go to the Federal Court to enforce the order.

Pearson said that the govt. intended the laws to apply broadly to different types of workers, including contractors and work-experience students, but was unclear whether it fully appreciated the extent of their reach.

Pearson.
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Reconstructing Reality

Drew Pearson describes the experience of having The Day Hollywood Died premiere at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter as nerve-racking. "You can never exactly know how the audience will respond. Especially with Ronnie S. Riskalla [director] and K.G. Donovan [writer] stretching pretty much every boundary in a small cult film. But it had been in post for quite some time and it was such a relief to see it hit the big screen with a packed audience.
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2012 Grammy nominations: Adele, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and more

  • Pop2it
The nominees have been announced for the 54th annual Grammy Awards. Kanye West leads the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards.  The Grammys air live on CBS Feb. 12, 2012.

Album Of The Year:

21 -- Adele

Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters

Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars

Loud -- Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele

"Holocene" -- Bon Iver

"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars

"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons

"Firework" -- Katy Perry

Best New Artist: (artist/producer)

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

Song Of The Year: (songwriter)

"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters

(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)

"The Cave" -- Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston,
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The Day Hollywood Died movie poster and image

Continuing our support for indie film, we invite you to check out an image as well as the nicely designed movie poster for The Day Hollywood Died, starring Drew Pearson, Maroun Joseph, Nenif David, Bobby Babin, Stephen Multari and Tommy Bradson. Ronnie S. Riskalla directs the action crime drama from the script by K.G. Donovan. The film is on the verge of completion and will find theaters sometime in 2011. About The Day Hollywood Died: "His name isn't important. His story is" The Day Hollywood Died is the debut feature from director Ronnie S. Riskalla and was produced by Rising Pictures. The film follows an unreliable narrator who survived the bloody aftermath of a heist but fails to remember who he is. Thesp Robin Queree lends his powerful voice to the character as the film jumps back and forth between reality and his half-remembered imaginings of what happened...
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The Day Hollywood Died movie poster and image

Continuing our support for indie film, we invite you to check out an image as well as the nicely designed movie poster for The Day Hollywood Died, starring Drew Pearson, Maroun Joseph, Nenif David, Bobby Babin, Stephen Multari and Tommy Bradson. Ronnie S. Riskalla directs the action crime drama from the script by K.G. Donovan. The film is on the verge of completion and will find theaters sometime in 2011. About The Day Hollywood Died: "His name isn't important. His story is" The Day Hollywood Died is the debut feature from director Ronnie S. Riskalla and was produced by Rising Pictures. The film follows an unreliable narrator who survived the bloody aftermath of a heist but fails to remember who he is. Thesp Robin Queree lends his powerful voice to the character as the film jumps back and forth between reality and his half-remembered imaginings of what happened...
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

The Day Hollywood Died movie poster and image

Continuing our support for indie film, we invite you to check out an image as well as the nicely designed movie poster for The Day Hollywood Died, starring Drew Pearson, Maroun Joseph, Nenif David, Bobby Babin, Stephen Multari and Tommy Bradson. Ronnie S. Riskalla directs the action crime drama from the script by K.G. Donovan. The film is on the verge of completion and will find theaters sometime in 2011. About The Day Hollywood Died: "His name isn't important. His story is" The Day Hollywood Died is the debut feature from director Ronnie S. Riskalla and was produced by Rising Pictures. The film follows an unreliable narrator who survived the bloody aftermath of a heist but fails to remember who he is. Thesp Robin Queree lends his powerful voice to the character as the film jumps back and forth between reality and his half-remembered imaginings of what happened...
See full article at Upcoming-Movies.com »

‘The Day Hollywood Died’ Poster & Plot Synopsis

To be honest, I don’t know much about the new feature from Rising Pictures titled The Day Hollywood Died, but it has piqued my interest. Accompanied with an emphatic score from composer Henrique Dib and a thrilling title sequence open, it really makes a great first impression. The film tells the story of one man reliving unreliable memories of a heist to try and uncover who he is, and was penned by K.G. Donovan and directed by debutant Ronnie S. Riskalla.

Here is a bit of information I received from a press release. Hopefully a trailer will be released soon.

“The film is ambitious in both plot and scope, featuring a rumbling score usually reserved for major Hollywood blockbusters and packed full of action, comedy, drama and thrills. Eschewing the stigma that is usually associated with Australian cinema, the high concept narrative blends thrilling conflict with irresistible dialogue and
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