Dating Reviews – Manifest Angel http://manifest-angel.com/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:17:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://manifest-angel.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-1-150x150.png Dating Reviews – Manifest Angel http://manifest-angel.com/ 32 32 Album reviews: Lokella, Accidentals, Desmond Jones and more https://manifest-angel.com/album-reviews-lokella-accidentals-desmond-jones-and-more/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:17:37 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/album-reviews-lokella-accidentals-desmond-jones-and-more/ After an incredibly busy summer, Local Spins is back with a batch of reviews of 2,022 releases from Michigan artists, from dark rock to folk to gypsy swing to jam band glory and beyond. A Robust Range of Releases: The Late September Roundup. We are the first to admit that we are far behind. Support […]]]>

After an incredibly busy summer, Local Spins is back with a batch of reviews of 2,022 releases from Michigan artists, from dark rock to folk to gypsy swing to jam band glory and beyond.

A Robust Range of Releases: The Late September Roundup.

We are the first to admit that we are far behind.

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Due to a protracted and incredibly busy summer of concerts, festivals, and musical hubbub of all kinds and forms, Local Spins has ditched its usual diet of regularly published reviews of Michigan artist releases.

But those roundups are back starting today, with a preview of a diverse set of 2022 albums to tickle your ears and get your head spinning. Scroll down to listen to tracks from each of the featured albums and stay tuned for more reviews in the weeks to come.



Lokella
“As We Unravel”

What stands out: It may be his first feature film, but Lokella – a timeless rock band from Grand Rapids – has long since discovered his signature sound. Dark, heavy bass, haunting melodic guitar, strong percussion and ethereal vocals make them undeniably recognizable. The occasional addition of keys is an exciting detour, slowing things down and bringing an eerie levity. The record is full of emotion and passion; tackling difficult subjects like religion (and the hypocrisy it conveys), death and self-sabotage.
Dig deeper: It’s only fitting that the record begins with a roast from Kendall Joseph, a good friend and fellow musician on the Lokella team. He calls their music “poorly performed”, complains that the guitarist, Chris, “lacks creativity” and is clearly “weak in the fingers”. He even goes so far as to say that they need to work on their syncope. A continuous joke between friends. Lyrics such as “You won’t change the world with silence / When they violently force everything” from “Opt-In” seem to challenge religion and how dangerous it can be: the hypocrisy we see in beliefs. religious against how these religious people act. It is a reminder that we must speak up for what we believe. “Mouthbreathers”, on the other hand, is heavy. Featuring Fedaykin vocalist James Barbour, this song explores a heavier side of Lokella. “Just Nineteen” features electric harmonies between Emilee Petersmark (of the Crane Wives) and Jennifer Bartlett with a danceable breakdown to conclude. Overall, the album makes a powerful statement about the current social climate, while bringing something new to the table, musically.
Perfect for: Jump into a mosh pit and battle the system. –Chelsea Whitaker
Website: https://www.thebandlokella.com/
Upcoming shows: October 7 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids (with Barrel Bones, You and Them, Volitionary)
Listen: “Register”



Djangophonic
“Presentation of Djangophonique”

What stands out: The instrumental prowess of this quartet from Ann Arbor, with two guitars, bass and clarinet, and their sense of melody, even while improvising.
Dig deeper: While paying homage to the sound of gypsy jazz (the name, you know), this recording has a few surprises. These include “Just A Gigolo”, recorded by a host of performers including Louis Prima’s 1956 hit and David Lee Roth’s over-the-top 1985 version. Tyler Rindo. Then there’s “Funk 39,” a reimagining of Django Reinhardt’s “Swing 39” that has some of the sizzle of Joe Walsh’s “Funk 49.” And don’t forget “On The Road Again” – yes, Willie Nelson’s must-have – which the band transforms from country git-along to jazzy date. The tunes are all fairly brief, with only “Funk 39” clocking in at over four and a half minutes, but the quartet packs each one full of melody, harmony and fun. Overall, it’s not so much hot jazz as good time swing. A good time finger picking.
Perfect for: Showing how certain styles still retain their appeal, even after nearly a century. –Ross Boissoneau
Website: djangophonique.com
Upcoming shows: November 3 at the Pemberville Opera House in Pemberville, Ohio; November 19 at Modale Wines in Fennville
Listen: “Just a gigolo”


The Accidentals with The Kaboom Collective
“Re-invent”

What stands out: From the moment the orchestra enters 21 seconds into the recording, it is clear that this is a true collaboration. The arrangements seamlessly integrate the extra strings and winds into The Accidentals sound without ever overwhelming it.
Dig deeper: What goes around comes around. Accidentals mainstays Sav Buist and Katie Larson met in high school orchestra class in 2011 when they volunteered for a project together. Since then, the band Traverse City they founded (which added percussionist Michael Dause in 2014) have toured the country, contributed to soundtracks and compilations, collaborated with numerous musicians, and released several albums and EPs. . Now they’ve joined forces with a Cleveland-area student orchestra, one with serious chops and songwriting and production credibility beyond their years. Sound familiar? Buist and Larson’s music was given additional layers. The opening “Mangrove” is a delight, while the gentle “Eastern Standard Time” enjoys the swell of the strings, as does “Cityview”. Their vocals fit perfectly with the larger scale accompaniment, while the new arrangements reveal just how great songwriters they are.
Perfect for: Those who like to spice up the familiar with a little extra orchestral punch. Yes, it’s a rock tradition that goes back to “Days of Future Past”, or more precisely to the tours of ELP and Yes with orchestra. But here, it’s not in the service of pompous progressive rock, but of tunes originally drawn from folk, indie and classical influences. And it works. –Ross Boissoneau
Website: theaccidentalsmusic.com
Upcoming shows: September 30 Sisters Folk Festival, Sisters, Oregon; November 8, I Voted Festival (webcast)
Listen: “Mangrove”



The Wild Honey Collective
“The Wild Honey Vol. 2″

What stands out: Perhaps the vocals, with four of the five full-time members changing tracks and backgrounds. Or maybe it’s the instrumental accompaniment, with all sorts of string instruments, plus some keyboards and percussion. No, it’s the way the band and guests merge it all into a vintage sound reminiscent of background woods.
Dig deeper: The quintet formed two years ago as an acoustic band on the back porch, and stays true to that tradition with a few additions — like “Across the Ocean” with its pub-rock sound reminiscent of early outfits. of the British New Wave, such as Brinsley Schwarz, although it is doubtful that the Brinsleys ever featured the accordion. There’s a lot of twang, like on “There Goes My Love,” and you can almost hear the train whistles on “Ode To Thor.” Don’t miss his screaming backing vocals (hint: you can’t). The fun finally ends with an ode to “The Red-Headed Boy,” lasting a minute and a half.
Perfect for: Those who yearn for the high, lonely sound of decades past. If the string and folk music of Appalachia moves you, you need this recording. –Ross Boissoneau
Website: https://www.facebook.com/thewildhoneycollective
Listen: “Here’s My Love”



Desmond Jones
“Rays of Light and Stardust”

What stands out: With “Rays of Light and Stardust,” popular Grand Rapids jam band Desmond Jones creates a vibrant, genre-defying record, incorporating elements of rock, funk, country, and jazz. It is loosely bound by a space theme, although many songs, such as the autumn longing “Sweater Weather”, deviate from it. Although the vocals on the album are by no means an afterthought, the instruments – usually saxophone, guitar, bass and drums, although orchestral instruments are often included – are the real stars of the album. show: “The Chase,” for example, has no vocals at all. The record covers a range of moods, from catchy songs like “Hive Mind” to the more melancholic “Anyhow”. But one thing is certain: it’s never boring.
Dig deeper: At many points, “Rays of Light and Stardust” feels almost otherworldly – and appropriately, given its theme. It’s a sentiment best summed up by the album’s opening and closing songs. Opener and first single “Poor Sylvester” is a daring anthem that almost echoes the Decemberists’ “The Hazards of Love” in its fairytale quality. The album ends with the equally supernatural “Shadow of Venus”, a masterful demonstration of Desmond Jones’ versatility. The long song, which spans over seven minutes, swings between many moods – almost as if the song is its own orchestral suite, with several different movements. Perhaps the most noticeable change occurs just past the six-minute mark: with the lyrics “as we dance around the sun,” the music suddenly shifts from slow to upbeat and groovy. The last moments of the song are weird, funny, and perfectly fitting for the album as a whole.
Perfect for: Fans of Frank Zappa and Weird Al, according to the band’s website. – Katie Rosendale
Website: https://www.desmondjonesband.com/
Upcoming shows: Sept. 30 at Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids; October 6 at Flour City Station in Rochester, NY; October 29 at Parliament Hall at Otus Supply in Ferndale
Listen: “Poor Sylvester”



jeremy ensley
“Reset”

What stands out: “Reset,” the latest release from Grand Rapids-based instrumentalist Jeremy Ensley, is an experimental album characterized by swelling waves of sound and a constant surge of energy, though the songs range from laid-back and atmospheric to more austere and more aggressive. The disc in its entirety contains a grand total of five words: the distorted phrase “do you like music or what?” in the opening track, “Bismuth”, which is quickly swallowed up by a purer exploration of music. “Reset” is thematically organized as a dynamic exploration of the world – from the depths below, with “Nadir” and “Fathoms”, to the sprawling skies above, with “Aether” and “Sursum”.
Dig deeper: “Nadir” is by far the most dynamic track on the album. The title of the song refers to the point in the celestial sphere directly below the observer. Fittingly, then, its opening is rich and entirely atmospheric, masterfully evoking the occasional twinkle of a star against a dark sky. But then the song changes: Ensley introduces an otherworldly chorus and adds strong rhythmic elements. Eventually, those more aggressive elements fade, but the background chorus remains – a somewhat unsettling conclusion that almost conjures up images of aliens.
Perfect for: Watching the stars, walking along the shore on cloudy days and exploring the depths of your own mind. – Katie Rosendale
Website: https://m.facebook.com/jeremyensleymusic/
Listen: “Nadir”

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Ana De Armas realizes the ‘dangerous’ attention she received while dating Ben Affleck https://manifest-angel.com/ana-de-armas-realizes-the-dangerous-attention-she-received-while-dating-ben-affleck/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 19:11:38 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/ana-de-armas-realizes-the-dangerous-attention-she-received-while-dating-ben-affleck/ Prior to The relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez starting over last year and their recent marriage, the Justice League the actor and Ana De Armas dated for nearly a year after working together on the thriller deep waters. To say the two stars garnered quite a bit of attention while an item would […]]]>

Prior to The relationship between Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez starting over last year and their recent marriage, the Justice League the actor and Ana De Armas dated for nearly a year after working together on the thriller deep waters. To say the two stars garnered quite a bit of attention while an item would be an understatement. Now, De Armas recently addressed the extra public attention she received with Affleck, even going so far as to call her “dangerous.”

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas reportedly dated from early 2020 to early 2021. During their relationship, the Blond The actress was frequently the object of paparazzi desires, often on occasional dog walks around their Los Angeles neighborhoods. While de Armas shared that being with Affleck wasn’t the first time she’s been followed by the press, this situation was particularly uncomfortable for her. In the words of de Armas:

I’ve never been someone who wants attention that isn’t related to my job. So when the focus isn’t on my work, it’s upsetting, and it’s disrespectful, and it’s inappropriate, and it’s dangerous and dangerous. But, especially in this country, I don’t know how you can find protection. I don’t know how you can prevent that from happening, other than leaving.

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Meet Cute Movie Review and Movie Synopsis (2022) https://manifest-angel.com/meet-cute-movie-review-and-movie-synopsis-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 14:18:38 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/meet-cute-movie-review-and-movie-synopsis-2022/ But how the date ends can be messy, especially when Sheila grows increasingly serious about being from the future, which he initially takes as a flirtatious joke. Sheila is obsessed with this connection, and sometimes she goes over the dates as if to surprise him out of hand, telling him how long she’s “known” him, […]]]>

But how the date ends can be messy, especially when Sheila grows increasingly serious about being from the future, which he initially takes as a flirtatious joke. Sheila is obsessed with this connection, and sometimes she goes over the dates as if to surprise him out of hand, telling him how long she’s “known” him, even if it’s their first meeting. This fateful night, repeated with variations because of a despair that does not materialize, is the main spectacle of the film.

Director Alex Lehmann has his eye on some opulent New York hangouts – the two are covered in twinkling lights inside the Bangladeshi restaurant where they always end up – but their moments together while walking down the street create a bland intimacy . On a grander scale, “Meet Cute” doesn’t convey enough of the magic that its most intense character becomes addicted to, and despite Lehmann’s quick cuts and a bit of dry humor from Noga Pnueli’s original script, there’s no doesn’t have a lot of total charisma. Their date, however impromptu, just doesn’t have that certain zing of romance to wish we were there, or had, or could have.

Kaley Cuoco’s inner electricity fuels much of this entire production, and it’s clear that the shortcomings of her character and plot stem not from the performance, but from the script which gives us a difficult character but treats him too much. widely. As she is written, Sheila is meant to be insistent, electric, desperate, manic – she’s meant to be too much. She’s also supposed to be very dangerous, given that she has to kill herself when she backs up 24 hours to avoid a “Highlander” thing. Cuoco nails all of this, and the performance is good for what it is. Alongside her work in “The Flight Attendant”, one can appreciate how much she ventures into wilder and freer parts.

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‘Poltergeist’, ‘Lost Boys’ get 4K upgrades – Knox County VillageSoup https://manifest-angel.com/poltergeist-lost-boys-get-4k-upgrades-knox-county-villagesoup/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:14:43 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/poltergeist-lost-boys-get-4k-upgrades-knox-county-villagesoup/ Poltergeist (1982, Warner Bros., 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray or digital, PG, 104 min.). The classic 1982 horror film, co-written by producer Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper (2 films “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Lifeforce”), holds up very well after 40 years and is up there with ” The Exorcist” as the best horror […]]]>

Poltergeist (1982, Warner Bros., 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray or digital, PG, 104 min.). The classic 1982 horror film, co-written by producer Steven Spielberg and directed by Tobe Hooper (2 films “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”, “Lifeforce”), holds up very well after 40 years and is up there with ” The Exorcist” as the best horror films from Warner Bros. Although I’ve seen the film many times before, its three jumps still scare me, and the Oscar-nominated visual effects from Richard Edlund, Michael Wood, and Bruce Nicholson still amaze and delight. This is the film’s debut in 4K Ultra HD format, with two of the three extras coming from its 2008 Blu-ray Digibook release.

Spielberg (“Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Jurassic Park,” 4 “Indiana Jones” movies), who wrote the story and co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Grais and Mark Victor, sets the scene an ordinary suburban lane development in which look-alike houses almost touch each other. The story centers on an ordinary family, with her husband Steve Freeling (Craig T. Nelson, television “Coach”), the leading home salesman, his wife Diane (JoBeth Williams, “The Big Chill” and the sequel from this film) and three children, namely Dana, 16 (Dominique Dunne, who was murdered the same year), Robbie, 8 (Oliver Robins from the sequel and “Airplane 2: The Sequel”) and Carol Anne, 5 years (Heather O’Rourke from 2 “Poltergeist” sequels and “Happy Days” from television).

Steve gets into a fight with a neighbor because their remotes operate both televisions, setting up football against “Mr. Rogers neighborhood. Robbie climbs the tree outside his bedroom window – a truly creepy dead tree that appears to have faces on it.

Everything is ordinary until it’s not. The first sign is that Carol Anne is talking to the TV when it’s just showing static. Then, Diane notices that the chairs in the kitchen are rearranged. Later, a storm brings a tornado and the tree reaches inside the house to grab Robbie, while Carol Anne is sucked into her closet, never to be seen again.

This prompts the Freelings to seek help from a trio of parapsychologists, led by Dr. Lesh (Beatrice Straight). Lesh then enlists professional exorcist Tangina (Zelda Rubenstein, also from the 2 sequels) to try to save Carol Anne.

For those who weren’t there in the 1980s, the film opens with the “national anthem” being played on television because, back when there were only three networks, that was how the stations signed for the night. Previously released special features include a “making-of” that shows some of the filmed stunts (7:15) and a two-part look at the real world of poltergeists, including “Science of the Spirits” (15:30) and “Communion with the dead” (15:31). The 4K version includes two enhanced audio options. The Blu-ray has also been remastered. Rating: 5 star movie; supplements 2.25 stars

Scoring guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = jump

The Lost Boys (1987, Warner Bros., 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray or digital, R, 97 min.). Joel Schumacher’s cult vampire flick also debuts in 4K, featuring a terrific young cast. It was the first film to feature both Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, who would go on to make eight films together and a television series. The film also stars Kiefer Sutherland, who would reunite with Schumacher three years later for the newly revamped “Flatliners,” and Jason Patric, resembling Jim Morrison of The Doors.

In the bonus retrospective (24 min.), Schumacher recalls that Patric initially turned down the role because he thought it would be an exploitation horror film. “There was absolutely no one with those looks and talent at 18 at that time, absolutely no one,” Schumacher says.

Sutherland plays David, the suspected leader of a gang of tough, trouble-making teenage vampires, including Alex Winter (3 “Bill & Ted” movies and the TV series) as Marko and Billy Wirth (” Boys on the Side”) as Dwayne. There are also two half-vampires – they haven’t made their first kill – in the pack, played by Chance Michael Corbitt as a child Laddie and Jami Gertz (“Twister”, “Sixteen Candles”) as Star, the one who captures Michael’s (Patric) love interest.

Michael and Sam (Haim, 16, dressed as some kind of midshipman Duran) are the sons of Lucy (Dianne Wiest (“Hannah and Her Sisters,” “The Birdcage”), who moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., by the beach, to live with Grandpa (Barnard Hughes, “Tron”, “Doc Hollywood”). Sam meets Edgar Frog (Feldman) at the comic book store. Edgar and his brother Alan (Jamison Newlander, ” Lost Boys: The Thirst”) are self-proclaimed vampire hunters. Rounding out the main cast is Edward Herrmann (“Annie”) as storekeeper Max, who becomes Lucy’s new love interest.

The movie is loud, with lots of rock music and amusement park noise from the boardwalk, and the interactions of the two Coreys are very ho-hum for a long time. David uses Star to lure Michael into their ruined hotel HQ and makes him drink his blood, turning Michael into a half-vampire that Sam must now deal with. The movie, aided by a big garlicky joke and the disgusting death of a vampire, improves and has a fun, action-packed ending. Interestingly, like “Poltergeist”, he crawls across the stage from the ceiling.

Other previously released extras include deleted scenes (15:16); watch Schumacher’s Vision (6:58), Comedy vs. Horror (4:44), A Different Kind of Vampire (4:23) and Greg Cannon’s Undead Creatures (14:02); the story of the two Coreys (18:23); and Lou Gramm’s “Lost in the Shadows” music video (4:35). Rating: 2.5 star movie; 3 star supplements

Samson and the 7 Miracles of the World, aka Maciste at the Court of the Great Khan (Italy, 1961, KL Studio Classics, Blu-ray, NR, 98/76 min.). The title “Samson” makes no sense, because Gordon Scott’s barrel-chested character isn’t called Samson, but actually Maciste, and there aren’t seven miracles or wonders in the movie. The second title, a translation of the Italian original is very faithful. The disc contains both the 98-minute International Cut and the 76-minute American AIP Cut.

The Great Khan (Leonardo Severini) liberated China from invaders in the 13th century, but an assassin – with no tongue so he can’t confess – kills the Chinese emperor. (This is the part cut from the American version.) The film then jumps forward 10 years, when Khan treats everyone like slaves. The rebels retaliate by throwing rocks up a hill to kill Mongol soldiers.

Back at court, Khan has the heir, Prince Tai Sung, prisoner, but executes a plan to have him and his sister, Princess Lei-ling (Yoko Tani), killed in an attack on the convent where she stay. Lei-ling manages to escape on her own, and Maciste (Scott, six Tarzan movies) shows up in time to save the prince. Maciste eventually helps put everything back in order, even though he’s buried under a pillar in the basement and there’s unexpected destruction at the end. The action is quite weak.

The only extra is novelist and critic Tim Lucas’ audio commentary for the AIP version. Rating: 2.5 star movie; 2 additional stars

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu/The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1929/1930, KL Studio Classics, Blu-ray, NR, 81/73 min.). Those two films, starring Warner Oland (16 Charlie Chan films) as Fu, marked the walkie-talkie debut of novelist Sax Rohmer’s evil doctor. Their timeline is consecutive, with most characters appearing in both films except for the eight killed off in the first.

“Mysterious” shows how Fu went from kind to vengeful after British soldiers accidentally killed his wife and young son during the Boxer Rebellion battles. Ironically, Fu has just agreed to raise Lia, the daughter of a British fighter, before the attack. More than a decade later, Fu uses a hypnotized Lia (Jean Arthur, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”) to help kill three generations of British officer families. His latest targets are the Petries, with Dr. Jack (Neil Hamilton, 2 Tarzan movies, Commissioner Gordon in “Batman” on TV), the youngest, who has fallen in love with Lia. Fu’s “worthy” adversary is Scotland Yard Inspector Nayland Smith (OP Heggie, “The Earl of Monte Cristo”) and the ending takes place at Redmont Grange, high on a seaside cliff.

“Return” opens with Fu emerging from his coffin, while pretending to die of poisoning, and continuing with his plans to kill Dr. Jack, whose marriage to Lia he interrupts. The action takes place at the home of Lady Agatha (Evelyn Hall, “The Devine Lady”), who is kidnapped by Fu. Both movies feature William Austin as the comedic/fussy butler Sylvester.

Both films have audio commentary by novelist and critic Tim Lucas. Rating: both films 3 stars; both extras 2 stars

Tom Von Malder of Owls Head has been a music critic since 1972, right after graduating from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwest-ern University. It has been reviewing videos/DVDs since 1988.

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Olivia Wilde’s Second Feature Receives Lukewarm Reviews Ahead of Theatrical Opening – The Oberlin Review https://manifest-angel.com/olivia-wildes-second-feature-receives-lukewarm-reviews-ahead-of-theatrical-opening-the-oberlin-review/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 21:53:32 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/olivia-wildes-second-feature-receives-lukewarm-reviews-ahead-of-theatrical-opening-the-oberlin-review/ Olivia Wilde’s second directing project, don’t worry darling, is set to hit theaters later this month. However, don’t worry darlingThe recent media coverage of has had little to do with the film itself and much more with the ever-escalating conflict between the production team, cast members, and former cast members. Face-spitting allegations, social media snubs, […]]]>

Olivia Wilde’s second directing project, don’t worry darling, is set to hit theaters later this month. However, don’t worry darlingThe recent media coverage of has had little to do with the film itself and much more with the ever-escalating conflict between the production team, cast members, and former cast members.

Face-spitting allegations, social media snubs, publicly released custody documents, age-gap relationships and musician-turned-actors — not to mention the peripheral involvement of the ever-incendiary Shia LaBeouf — have crescendoed. into a public relations nightmare of staggering proportions.

don’t worry darling was first announced in 2019, and the behind-the-scenes show began shortly
after. In September 2020, Shia LaBeouf left the cast, citing “scheduling conflicts”, and megastar Harry
Styles quickly stepped into the male lead. The former member of the glam-rock boy band had to
star alongside powerhouse actress Florence Pugh, while Chris Pine, Dakota Johnson and Nick Kroll
took on supporting roles.

It seemed like don’t worry darling would be a surefire hit thanks to its celebrity cast and
the acclaim and commercial success of Olivia Wilde’s first film Library in 2019. However,
The drama surrounding the film’s production began to stir after Wilde split from her adorable mustachioed fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, in November 2020. The couple released a statement that they had amicably parted ways and would continue to co-parenting their two children. Two months later, Wilde and Styles were
spotted acting like a couple at a wedding, and their relationship was quickly confirmed as romantic.
Some Styles fans criticized Wilde due to the 10-year age gap and Wilde’s role as Styles.
director, while others have called such criticism unfair, noting that countless male directors have
engaged in similar relationships. Still other fans dismissed Wilde and Styles’ pairing as an elaborate PR stunt. Needless to say, the pair have garnered some media attention – Styles’ love life is a popular subject of scrutiny for Twitter and the tabloids.

In April 2022, a year after Sudeikis and Wilde split, Wilde received custody papers from
Sudeikis while delivering a speech on don’t worry darling at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and the bad
the blood became evident.

Around the same time LaBeouf was removed from the project, he was also making disturbing comments
securities. His former partner FKA Twigs filed a lawsuit against him, citing “relentless abuse” and sexual abuse.
battery. He also recently admitted to lying about child abuse in his semi-autobiographical film
Honey boy. A month after news of LaBeouf’s lawsuit, Variety reported that LaBeouf was, in fact,
“dropped out of the film” due to “bad behavior”, stating that “his style clashed with the cast and crew”,
including Wilde, who eventually fired him.

The legitimacy of this claim would soon be called into question. In August 2022, LaBeouf told Variety
that he was not fired at all; he actually “left the film due to lack of rehearsal time”. LaBeouf backed up his version of the story with texts and videos of Wilde trying to convince him to stay in
despite Pugh’s insecurities about him. So, was Wilde actually protecting her female lead from a volatile and obnoxious costar? Or was she just trying to save her own image by telling the story of
The departure of LaBeouf to pretend to be nice in the eyes of the press?

Pugh did little to defend Wilde against libel. She also did little to promote Don’t
don’t worry darling on his social networks, leading many to believe that there had been a falling out between
Pugh and Wilde, thriving in a kind of cold war. One of the few statements Pugh made about the film was a complaint about the over-emphasis on her and Styles’ sex scenes.

“When it’s down to your sex scenes, or seeing the most famous man in the world go down
on somebody, that’s not why we’re doing it,” Pugh said. “That’s not why I’m in this industry. Obviously, the nature of
hire the most famous pop star in the world, you’re going to have conversations like that. It’s just not
what I’m going to discuss because [this movie is] bigger and better than that. And the people who
makes it bigger and better than that.

Fast forward to today: the cast of don’t worry darling had a tumultuous press panel at the start
this month. Pugh was a non-presenter. Styles, perhaps one of the most high-profile celebrities in recent history, has said some ridiculous and ineloquent things about don’t worry darling during interviews,
an example being, “My favorite thing about this movie is, like, it feels like a movie.”

Meanwhile, Chris Pine seemed to disassociate himself as he sported, according to Twitter, a “female first prime
bleached blonde bob minister style of a European nation. Styles and Wilde appeared to keep their distance on the red carpet, which sparked breakup rumors. And, of course, there was “Spitgate”, a
music video in which Styles appeared to spit on Pine, which was dissected endlessly on social media. The film festival was an absolute PR disaster.

Amid all the scrutiny and hype, critics called the film visually stunning and yet
conceptually uninspired. Will all this media attention do don’t worry darling a more successful
media than it otherwise would be? don’t worry darling is a superficially disastrous project, but it is sensational, and therefore has a twisted kind of success regardless of its quality. In our attention economy where mental focus equals capital, a movie doesn’t have to be good. Just talk about it.

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Game | Movie Threat https://manifest-angel.com/game-movie-threat/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:08:40 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/game-movie-threat/ Writer-director Sean McGinly does wonders with romantic drama’s most minimalist sets Match. It’s a pretty brave move – to have essentially two actors talking on camera for 90 minutes – but it pays off, thanks in large part to two wonderful lead performances that run the emotional gamut and are therefore more than auditions. extended. […]]]>

Writer-director Sean McGinly does wonders with romantic drama’s most minimalist sets Match. It’s a pretty brave move – to have essentially two actors talking on camera for 90 minutes – but it pays off, thanks in large part to two wonderful lead performances that run the emotional gamut and are therefore more than auditions. extended. Although highly theatrical, McGinly employs just enough subtle flourishes to emphasize the visual poem’s multitude of moods.

Jennifer (Ahna O’Reilly) and Ian (Austin Nichols) meet online. She is overly sensitive and perhaps a little too clingy, expecting a “fairy tale” relationship. He is a rich young man, burdened by his past, overly arrogant and deeply anxious. Their chemistry builds, then flounders; they meet in person, take a break, hang out with other people, get kinky and argue passionately. The ebb and flow may be that of a typical romantic comedy, but stripped of all the flourishes associated with the genre, the film becomes an incisive, dialogue-driven (monologue?) study of contemporary encounters.

“…they meet in person, take a break, hang out with other people, get perverted and argue passionately…”

McGinly writes naturalistic dialogue, and O’Reilly and Nichols are up to the task, shifting effortlessly and gracefully between resentment and defensiveness, affection and suspicion; they become sarcastic, upset, hurt. Their monologues are split into two screens, seen via typed emails or accompanied by colorful backgrounds. But it’s the unexpected narrative deviations that impress the most. The filmmaker ignores the duo’s phone conversation and in-person dates, sticking resolutely to the established format. When the protagonists recount these events, it is up to the audience to interpret what happened and what they feel about it.

Jennifer gloats how refreshing it is to write real emails instead of just swiping. Match reiterates how deeply rooted we are in digital connections. An entire romance can be written via texts and emails. The days of meeting in person and reading each other’s micro-expressions for clues are long gone. We have that expected image of a person based on their wittiest, most charming emoji self, and if it doesn’t coincide with the real human being, the gap can be too much to overcome. By the time we meet, either we’re disappointed in a catfish, or we pretty much know…nothing about each other’s meaningful mannerisms and gestures – the things that still make us human.

Match serves as a cinematic encapsulation of modern encounters: two people, showing their souls to deadpan screens, eagerly anticipating typed reactions, then imagining the accompanying visuals. The fact that McGinly’s feature rarely, if ever, feels like an extended short is a major feat in itself. The central trio turns out to be a real match made in heaven.

For more information on Matchvisit Sean McGinly’s official website.

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Review: ‘Like, Comment, Subscribe’ Watch YouTube’s Rise | book reviews https://manifest-angel.com/review-like-comment-subscribe-watch-youtubes-rise-book-reviews/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/review-like-comment-subscribe-watch-youtubes-rise-book-reviews/ LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE. By Mark Bergen. Viking. 464 pages. $30. YouTube has become such a part of everyday life and popular culture over its 17-year history that it’s easy to forget how the site’s concept began. In “Like, Comment, Subscribe”, Mark Bergen recounts the turbulent history of YouTube from 2005, when it was envisioned as […]]]>

LIKE, COMMENT, SUBSCRIBE. By Mark Bergen. Viking. 464 pages. $30.

YouTube has become such a part of everyday life and popular culture over its 17-year history that it’s easy to forget how the site’s concept began.

In “Like, Comment, Subscribe”, Mark Bergen recounts the turbulent history of YouTube from 2005, when it was envisioned as a simple video-sharing service. He even notes how its creators originally envisioned the idea of ​​a dating-focused video site, a concept that now seems bewildering when looking at the reach of YouTube.

But one concept that stuck was its usability – a site their mothers should be able to use easily, as one of its founders said in an early email.

Anyone with an internet connection knows what a technological and cultural giant the site has become since then, and Bergen offers a revealing look at how YouTube has struggled with that growth.

Bergen, a writer for Bloomberg and Bloomberg Businessweek, begins the book with a quote from Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and it’s easy to see why. From oversized YouTube personalities to disinformation campaigns, YouTube often comes across as the creature whose creators have lost control of.

The fast-paced story explores YouTube’s challenges, including its handling of misinformation about the 2020 election and the coronavirus pandemic. This clearly explains how YouTube’s economy has changed over time and the backlash creators and users have faced during those changes.

Bergen, who covered Google for several years, ably covers the rise of YouTube. The cast of characters includes YouTube creators which may seem like ancient history (remember lonelygirl15?) for many users now.

Bergen’s book, however, highlights how YouTube’s history has been driven by the millions of people who watch or post its videos every day.

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Killeen Town Council reviews water infrastructure again and considers supply options | Local News https://manifest-angel.com/killeen-town-council-reviews-water-infrastructure-again-and-considers-supply-options-local-news/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 22:21:37 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/killeen-town-council-reviews-water-infrastructure-again-and-considers-supply-options-local-news/ For the second time in four months, members of Killeen City Council have received analysis on the city’s water infrastructure, including on Tuesday when a consultant explained how his contract with Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 is structured. “You have a contract for a bulk water supply — all the water […]]]>

For the second time in four months, members of Killeen City Council have received analysis on the city’s water infrastructure, including on Tuesday when a consultant explained how his contract with Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 is structured.

“You have a contract for a bulk water supply — all the water the city needs up to a maximum delivery rate of 42 million gallons per day,” said Lauren Kalisek of the law firm of Austin Lloyd Gosselink. “The term of this contract is for the life of the neighborhood’s outstanding bonds which, at this time I believe, extends to approximately 2040.”

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Couple Met Online 20 Years Ago, Dating Advice Still Relevant Today https://manifest-angel.com/couple-met-online-20-years-ago-dating-advice-still-relevant-today/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:05:00 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/couple-met-online-20-years-ago-dating-advice-still-relevant-today/ Back when I was single, a friend made me create a dating profile despite my hesitation. This friend guided me through the online dating process. The secret to success is to avoid creating a false sense of intimacy before meeting in person. Loading Something is loading. A friend texted me late at night, “What’s the […]]]>
  • Back when I was single, a friend made me create a dating profile despite my hesitation.
  • This friend guided me through the online dating process.
  • The secret to success is to avoid creating a false sense of intimacy before meeting in person.

A friend texted me late at night, “What’s the dating site‘s progress to email? Or straight to texting?

She considers me an expert because I met my husband on a dating site, and it’s been pretty fabulous since, but I wasn’t sure I was the right one to ask since it happened there. is over 20 years old. This was in the prehistoric days of online dating, when most people didn’t even post pictures.

Just to gain access to the site, you had to fill out a lengthy questionnaire that covered everything from your religion to what you wanted for your next birthday. I still remember my husband’s answer to this question because it made me laugh out loud.

I was on a dating site before there was social media

My background also predates social media, so I understood his reluctance to share personal information. Once you’ve revealed your full name, the season is on on your Twitter feed, Instagram photos, LinkedIn profile, and just plain Google.

But the strategy I used still applies, at least if you’re a heterosexual woman.

I was guided through this unusual process at the time by my friend Lou. He knew I wanted to be in a relationship but hated the bar scene, so he told me to fill out a profile. I put him off at first by telling him that I would think about it. “I’m creating a profile for you right now,” he said. “So you better tune in and make one yourself if you want to have your say.”

Two weeks of messages, two weeks of phone, then moving on

As my friend’s text reminded me, it’s a dizzying experience. I loved opening the site and finding a bunch of messages in my inbox, then deciding which deserved replies and which went to the trash.

When I reported to Lou that I was talking to a few interesting men, he insisted that I take them to the next phase. If you just want lots of seductive distractions, keep playing on these sites, but if you’re looking for something real, take Lou’s advice: no more than two weeks on the site exchanging seductive messages.

Then it’s time to move on – what meant for the phone. Intimacy is earned. Talk on the phone for two weeks, he advised, and if that goes well, it’s time to meet in person. Chemistry is an unpredictable animal, and you can have great conversations online or on the phone, but without zinging in person, so don’t waste your time.

I was worried that my method was outdated, but my friend says it’s perfect

So now it’s over 20 years later, and here is my friend, trying to figure out if she should move a conversation to email. Times have changed, but humans are still the same. I suggested leaving the online world altogether and going old school like we did. Have a real conversation on the phone.

She later told me that COVID and virtual dating in quarantine adds texture and tension to everything and that my advice – Lou’s advice, really – still stands. May we all find our life partners and live happily ever after.

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Larsa Pippen is dating Michael Jordan’s son Marcus https://manifest-angel.com/larsa-pippen-is-dating-michael-jordans-son-marcus/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 17:04:51 +0000 https://manifest-angel.com/larsa-pippen-is-dating-michael-jordans-son-marcus/ Larsa Pippen, ex-wife of Scotty Pippen, is now dating Marcus, son of Michael Jordan. Last year, the Pippens divorced after 14 years of marriage. The couple separated in 2018. The Pippens had three sons and one daughter together: Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin and Sophia. In June, Scotty Pippen Jr. signed a two-way contract with the […]]]>

Larsa Pippen, ex-wife of Scotty Pippen, is now dating Marcus, son of Michael Jordan. Last year, the Pippens divorced after 14 years of marriage. The couple separated in 2018.

The Pippens had three sons and one daughter together: Scotty Jr., Preston, Justin and Sophia. In June, Scotty Pippen Jr. signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

It’s unclear when Larsa, 48, started dating Marcus, 31, the GOAT’s second oldest son. The age gap is 17 years, but this relationship does not seem serious.

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Larsa and Marcus were spotted together on a double date in Miami at Zuma, a Japanese restaurant. Based on 3,565 reviews on Trip Advisor, the restaurant is rated 4.5 stars out of 5.

The other couple seated at the table chose to remain anonymous.

According to TMZ, Larsa was in Miami with her girlfriends to host the reopening of a retail store inside the Aventura Mall.

In addition to Scotty Pippen, Larsa has dated other NBA players: Harry Jowsey, Ben Simmons and the now-married Malik Beasley.

Larsa Pippen is dating Michael Jordan’s son Marcus

Of course, that puts Scotty and MJ in an even tougher spot. The former Chicago Bulls teammates were already on good terms since Pippen despised his segment of the last dance documentary.

“I think they [covered] Dennis Rodman more than Scottie — and Steve Kerr in ‘The Last Dance,’ explained New York Knicks legend Charles Oakley.

“But what I mean is Kerr has done way more off the court than Scottie,” Oakley continued.

“Dennis probably did too. But on this ground, Scottie did a lot more than the two, but Scottie felt like he was left out. And he felt like Jordan wouldn’t have six rings if it wasn’t for him.

Larsa Pippen is dating Michael Jordan's son Marcus

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As a model and television personality, Larsa Pippen starred in The Real Housewives of Miami (2011, 2021-22), Watch what’s happening live (2011-22) and keeping up with the Kardashians (2011-19).

In August 2021, she is on the cover of a fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar Vietnamese issue.

While Marcus never played in the NBA, he played three seasons in the NCAA with UCF. In 94 games, the Chicago native averaged 12.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

During his 2010-11 junior season, Marcus averaged a career-high 15.2 points per game. Along with shooting 40.5% from the field and 32% from outside the arc, he also averaged 2.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

Additionally, he was selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2010 and the C-USA Second Team in 2011.

In 2013, he obtained his diploma in hospital management.

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