Destiny 2 Needs to Get a Lot Weirder Than Its First Trailer

Destiny 2 is coming, and it’s bringing a smartass. “His name is Gary!” declares robot gunslinger Cayde-6 in the game’s announcement trailer, which went online yesterday to much fanfare. “Or Gil. Glen? Is it … I dunno. It’s something with a G!” This is his rousing speech to the defeated heroes of Bun …
See the original posting at Destiny 2 Needs to Get a Lot Weirder Than Its First Trailer

Is The Boss Baby Really a Cartoon About an Infant Donald Trump?

“My God, is this Donald Trump__: The Cartoon?!”

You can be forgiven for thinking that if all you know about The Boss Baby is that the film’s ubiquitous posters feature a scowling, computer-generated baby in a business suit—one voiced in the film by Saturday Night Live Trump impersonator extraordina …
See the original posting at Is The Boss Baby Really a Cartoon About an Infant Donald Trump?

Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta effectively ‘puts a cork in the bottle’ for traffic

CLOSE Skip in Skip x Embed x Share Hundreds of thousands of people drive this stretch of Interstate 85 in Atlanta every day, but the morning after a portion of the highway collapsed in a massive fire, it looked like a ghost town. USA TODAY

A firefighter walks by the section of an overpass that coll …
See the original posting at Interstate 85 bridge collapse in Atlanta effectively ‘puts a cork in the bottle’ for traffic

White House loses top-level staffer: deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh abandons ship

White House Deputy Chief of Staff Katie Walsh

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus’ job is in no apparent danger, despite work from Steve Bannon’s old hangout to the contrary, but Priebus’ deputy Katie Walsh is either fleeing the ship or has been tossed from it.

President Donald Trump launche …
See the original posting at White House loses top-level staffer: deputy chief of staff Katie Walsh abandons ship

Is ‘Ghost in the Shell’ an act of Hollywood whitewashing? Yes. And no.

Is “Ghost in the Shell” an act of whitewashing? Is it the latest example of mega-budget Hollywood racism?

Well, yes and no. As always, a little context goes a long way, but in the case of this movie — a live-action cyberpunk epic sprung from an anime feature that derived from a Japanese manga serie …
See the original posting at Is ‘Ghost in the Shell’ an act of Hollywood whitewashing? Yes. And no.