Is Netflix the New Straight-to-Video?
“Annihilation” is the third in a series of mediocre science-fiction releases
DEPENDING on your point of view, Netflix has established itself either as a haven for intelligent, challenging science-fiction drama, or as a dumping ground for follies which were too obviously flawed to merit a theatrical release.
First, the streaming giant surprised subscribers by adding “The Cloverfield Paradox” to its catalogue with almost no advance warning. Then came “Mute”, a future-noir thriller directed by Duncan Jones (“Moon”, “Source Code”). Both films offer sci-fi devotees a welcome change from superhero blockbusters and “Star Wars” episodes.
Unfortunately, both films are also dreadful: they have 17% and 12% critical ratings on Rotten Tomatoes respectively.
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To Be Successful, Make Your Own Luck By Janice Kaplan and Barnaby Marsh
Luck is a combination of random chance, talent and hard work – and we can control some of that equation
Stories about getting lucky are common in the business world, but attributing success to random chance is misleading. Simple rules to create luck for yourself
…attributing success to random chance is misleading. If you believe that luck will just fall from the sky, you will probably never get lucky.
Luck occurs at the intersection of random chance, talent, and hard work. There may not be much you can do about the first part of that equation, but there’s a lot you can do about the other two.
People who have a talent for making luck for themselves grab the unexpected opportunities that come along.
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From the Bored Panda site:
20+ Incredible Makeup Transformations That Prove “Every Woman Is A Hollywood Star”
Makeup might not heal wounds but it can help people live with them. And that’s exactly what Armenia-born and Moscow-based beauty guru Goar Avetisyan specializes in.
Avetisyan regularly gives makeovers to women suffering from cancer or severe skin conditions, and her work not only dramatically changes their appearance but boosts their confidence, too.
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Lisa Marie Presley, Tori Spelling & More Celebs Who Have Faced Financial Trouble
LISA MARIE PRESLEY
A few days after it was revealed that Presley is $16.7 million in debt in February 2018, Presley and her financial manager of 11 years, Barry Siegel, became embroiled in a legal battle, with Elvis Presley’s daughter claiming Siegel’s “reckless and negligent mismanagement” led to the loss of her fortune. Meanwhile, Siegel claims she “squandered” her own fortune due to her “excessive spending” habits.
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Actress Tori Spelling Reportedly Has Nervous Breakdown
I made a post a few months ago pointing out how being famous or wealthy doesn’t make a person immune from having struggles in life, or from having mental health issues.
That’s something you might not know since our culture and the media usually present this story that if you just look good enough, have enough money, are famous, and have a great looking spouse, you’ll be at peace and have absolute contentment in life.
I believe I read online a few years ago that Ms. Spelling and her husband were having very big financial problems, as well.
I wish Ms. Spelling the best. My blog post here is not intended to be a put down of her in any way what so ever. This news story is just a reminder that being famous or having had big paychecks at one time aren’t guarantees for sustained happiness or stability.
PICTURED: Tori Spelling’s husband talks to police after he called 911 amid ‘domestic violence incident’ to report she’d had a ‘nervous breakdown’
Tori Spelling Had a ‘Breakdown’ Due to Stress of Marriage, Finances and Kids, Source Says (Exclusive)
A source tells ET that Tori Spelling had a meltdown in her Woodland Hills, California, on Thursday, due to multiple stress factors that she’s currently dealing with.
ET previously confirmed that police were called to Spelling’s home on Thursday after receiving a “mental illness” call.
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I always find it interesting when celebrities – often who are considered to have reached the pinnacle of success in life (they have a lot of fame and wealth) – admit to struggles that ordinary people have, such as social anxiety.
Hollywood Star Rachel McAdams Reveals She Has Social Anxiety
‘I have social anxiety’: Hollywood star Rachel McAdams reveals she gets incredibly uncomfortable when around people she doesn’t know with the experience leaving her ‘wanting to stay home forever’
by By ANNITA KATEE FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA, Feb 2018
She’s one of Hollywood’s most loved actresses known for her starring roles in Mean Girls and The Notebook.
And although familiar for her bubbly and outgoing personality Rachel McAdams revealed she actually suffers from ‘social anxiety’.
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Grouchy Tweets from people on my Popcorn Account
I got a grouchy tweet from this person on my ‘Popcorn’ twitter account in regards to this post I made about actor Chris O’Dowd:
Their tweet says:
I find it hard 2 turn on a person 4 their personal views when this critic of hasn’t turned on earth coz Satan dislikes God! ! Besides they’re right, I believe his character & he’s not caught me at a bad moment….yet thks 4 ad that he’s in
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I honestly cannot figure out what that person was attempting to communicate.
All I could take away is that he or she was upset or offended by my tweet linking to a critical post about O’Dowd.
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