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Netflix’s Sense8, A Refreshingly Optimistic Show Gone Too Soon * Sobs *

Netflix's Sense8, A Refreshingly Optimistic Show Gone Too Soon * Sobs *

Netflix’s Sense8, A Refreshingly Optimistic Show Gone Too Soon * Sobs *

Netflix Sense8 : The arrangement around eight individuals over the globe who are associated by means of their awareness has closed with a full length finale

Netflix's Sense8, A Refreshingly Optimistic Show Gone Too Soon * Sobs *
The cast of Sense 8 (Courtesy Murray Close, Netflix)

Renown TV is dark to the point that even with your PC screen’s brilliance turned as far as possible up amid The Handmaid’s Tale, you should squint to discover Elisabeth Moss in the miserable Waterford house. It is dark to the point that subsequent to watching Jonathan Groff analyze the mind of dangerous men in Mindhunter, you may feel slanted to watch puppy recordings on a circle. It is dark to the point that it never fills in as an outlet for idealism, except if you check getting away to a reality much more full than our own.

Splendid and beautiful, Sense8 is the direct opposite of all that. Or on the other hand rather, it was. The regularly befuddling, continually engaging Netflix arrangement has closed with a full length finale that began gushing on Friday and grasps what makes the show’s two seasons so one of a kind. Notwithstanding its defects – of which there are many – Sense8 prevails with regards to championing sympathy and delineating the relentlessness of the human soul. It is amazingly comprehensive and cheerful.

A boost, for the individuals who require it: The science fiction arrangement, made by J. Michael Straczynski and the Wachowski kin, focuses on a “bunch” of eight individuals over the globe who are associated by means of their awareness. They encounter each other’s torment and euphoria, can “visit” another sensate regardless of their physical area and offer capacities like dialect appreciation or hand to hand fighting. The sensates frame speedy bonds – some tinged with sentiment – as they avoid and frequently battle individuals from an exploration association called BPO, which looks to annihilate their kind.

The structure of BPO is as hazy as the inspirations of the individuals who work for it, however that doesn’t make a difference much. Sense8 flourishes when it strays from plot complexities and rather features how the characters react to the risk. A decent lump of the finale is committed to seven sensates attempting to spare the eighth of their group: Wolfgang (Max Riemelt), a blunt German man who tells the others he does not merit taking a chance with their lives for. Clearly, they oppose this idea.

“Wolfgang, you are,” says Kala (Tina Desai), one of the seven and Wolfgang’s affection intrigue. “You are. I comprehend what cherish is a result of you.”

The line is mushy yet so true, which additionally applies to whatever is left of the arrangement. Just before “Sense8” closes with a clairvoyant blow out reminiscent of the one from its first season – there are astoundingly strange advantages to the entire shared awareness thing – we go to the wedding of sensate Nomi (Jamie Clayton) and her better half, Amanita (Freema Agyeman), who starts her pledges with: “We experience a daily reality such that doubts emotions.”

“Again and again, we are reminded that emotions are not as essential as reason,” she proceeds. “That emotions are infantile, unreliable, perilous. We are educated to overlook them, control or deny them. … Yet, I realize that sentiments matter.”

Sense8 simply needs us to think about each other.

Some estimate that the show is an analogy for how we impart in the computerized age. We can find what individuals over the globe feel by essentially opening an online networking application on our telephones. The examination is particularly able given that the finale just came to be after crowds of the show’s dependable fans communicated their mistake online at Netflix crossing out the show a year ago.

“Unrealistically, unforeseeably, your adoration has breathed life into Sense8 back,” co-maker Lana Wachowski composed at the time.

It couldn’t have happened to a more assorted show. The fundamental sensates incorporate Nomi, a clever hacktivist in San Francisco; Wolfgang, a safecracker in Berlin; Kala, a sincerely at odds drug specialist in Mumbai; Riley (Tuppence Middleton), a widowed DJ from Reykjavik; Sun (Doona Bae), a wrongfully detained official in Seoul; Lito (Miguel Angel Silvestre), an openly closeted performing artist in Mexico City; Will (Brian J. Smith), a cop in Chicago frequented by his past; and Capheus (Toby Onwumere), a transport driver and trying legislator in Nairobi.

Sense8 abstains from tokenizing its characters, which includes giving each sensate a full backstory that enables watchers to comprehend what inspires them. The assorted variety stretches out to the cast, as well. Notwithstanding most performing artists being from an indistinguishable nation from their characters, Sense8 cast Clayton, a transgender performer, in a transgender part.

The finale is mixed exemplification of all that we lose alongside Sense8, a notion the journalists address through Nomi’s wedding pledges: “I’m anxious about imagining things will be changeless.” But as long as we keep up a feeling of good faith, they remind us, we’ll all be okay.

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Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Us Weekly exclusively confirmed on Monday that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are set to tie the knot

Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland
Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Soon after the news dropped that Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are set to marry they headed to Disneyland. After just several weeks of dating, the happy couple celebrated with a trip to the amusement park in Anaheim, California.

The 24-year-old “No Tears Left to Cry” singer documented their adventure on her Instagram story. Sharing videos of her fiancé, also 24, making silly remarks mid-ride as she giggled. She captioned one video, “Full mood,” while another was labeled, “Another take. I really like this one.”

Grande and Davidson, 24, have decided to take the next step in their relationship after just a few weeks of dating. However, they plan on having a long engagement.

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Grande got a little naughty in another post, which featured Davidson yelling with the caption, “When I got on top.” She later deleted the joke, but the clip was captured and shared to Twitter by fans.

The Disneyland Celebrities Instagram page also obtained a video captured by a fan of the duo. They are getting off of a rollercoaster, with Davidson thoughtfully offering his hand to help the pop star out.

“They are a perfect it. They are not rushing to get married. Their friends are really excited and supportive,” one source told Us. “They are both constantly making each other laugh. Their moms have met. They’ve been very public with their relationship on social media and they are in very in love.”

Grande hosted and performed on SNL in March 2016. She recently split with Mac Miller after two years of dating. Davidson, meanwhile, was last linked to Larry David’s daughter Cazzie David.

Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Grande rocked mouse ears for the outing and briefly waved after a fan called out her name.

Another admirer was lucky enough to snap a few selfies with the “No Tears Left to Cry” singer.

For her part, the singer tweeted “i love u sm hi & thank u i love u bye,” a message that many of her followers are taking as her own confirmation of the news.

Grande also wrote, “crying,” in response to a tweet calling her “Mrs. Davidson.”

Another told the star, “I hope he knows he is maRRYING US AS WELL.” Grande replied, “HAHAHAHAHAHH HES BEEN BRIEFED.”

“It’s a recent engagement. They’re just two people who found love quickly and make each other happy all the time. They both started talking about it this past weekend. It’s nothing they’ve been hiding,” an insider told PEOPLE.

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Davidson also confirmed that he had split from his longtime girlfriend Cazzie David in mid-May, around the same time he wrapped his fourth season performing on Saturday Night Live. He will reportedly return to the show when it resumes production in the fall.

“He went through a rough patch a while back but he’s been really happy lately,” the source said about Davidson, who recently revealed that he’s back to drinking and smoking following his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Davidson has also said he struggles with anxiety and Crohn’s disease.

Engagement Celebration: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at Disneyland

Grande previously said she’s battled anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder since the bombing at the Manchester, U.K. concert venue where she was performing in May 2017.

“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss,” she told Vogue U.K. for their July issue.

“But, yeah, it’s a real thing. I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience — like I shouldn’t even say anything,” Grande said.

One fan named @agbtwists tweeted, “petianas wedding will snatch all wigs. it’ll be so much be so much better than the royal wedding [sic].” That’s a hard call to make, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle probably don’t have a couple name quite as fun to say.

Comparing Ariana and Pete to Meghan and Harry was certainly a popular frame of reference for excited fans. “Omg new royal wedding,” @Unicxrnash tweeted. “I’m shook.”

Another fan named @gimmiegrandexo quite presumptuously asked, “WHERE IS OUR INVITE MRS DAVIDSON!!!” including a monkey emoji for good measure.

While someone else named @mikecheuvront0 tweeted, “ok but sis there’s gotta be a story attached to this,” and no surprise everyone wants to know what it is like now.

This was actually the second tweet from Grande that seemed to confirm her engagement to Davidson, but you might not realize it since she deleted the first one. The now-deleted monkey emoji-filled tweet from Monday afternoon read, “i love u sm ok bye,” which is basically the same tweet she would repost hours later.

One fan named @yungcyberprince even tweeted, “Sis didn’t you tweet this earlier I’m confused,” to have Grande respond, “i got nervous pls.”

@Unicxrnash tweeted, “Sis you so happy rn makes me so happy.” While user @91_4k1r3 wrote, “can I cry with you? I’m so happy.”


Source: usmagazine.com, people.com, bustle.com

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E3 2018 Bethesda Conference: Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield and More

E3 2018 Bethesda Conference: Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI, Starfield and More

E3 2018 Bethesda Conference: Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield and More

We’re technically into day three of E3 2018. Bethesda just puts together one of the best E3 conferences of all time, right out of nowhere.

E3 2018 Bethesda Conference: EA kicked things off yesterday, and Microsoft had an extremely strong show earlier today (well, yesterday). But Bethesda wasn’t going to let Microsoft take all the glory, knocking it out of the park with the confirmation of The Elder Scrolls VI, Doom Eternal, and giving us more details about online RPG Fallout 76. There was even a performance from Andrew WK (the guy who sang Party Hard.)

When Bethesda announced it was showing off a new Fallout game at E3 this year, it was safe to assume that game would be the major focus of the show. That it would be what we were all be talking about afterwards.

In what I’d call one of the best E3 conferences in recent memory, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI, a new Doom, a new Wolfenstein, showed off Rage 2 and Fallout 76 (of course) and also showed off its first new IP in 25 years — a science fiction game called Starfield.


Let’s let’s Start in terms of Importance


Elder Scrolls VI

Twitch they did, though, at E3 2018. We finally got a solid announcement… and little else. But we now know that The Elder Scrolls 6 is in development.

For now, Bethesda isn’t ready to share details, but here’s everything we know about The Elder Scrolls 6 so far, based on rumors and interviews about the release date, location, and more. Keep track of this hub for updates as we learn more.

Before showing the teaser for The Elder Scrolls 6 at E3, Bethesda’s Todd Howard showed another trailer for Starfield, Bethesda’s first new wholly original franchise in 25 years (Fallout was originally an Interplay joint, remember). We don’t know much about Starfield, but we know that it’s coming before The Elder Scrolls 6.

“Starfield is a game we’ve spent years thinking about and working on, something we feel uniquely positioned to pull off, and we’re incredibly excited about,” Howard said. “But we’re also building toward the game after that… and it’s the one you keep asking about.”

  • Release Date

Years away. It’s not coming until after Starfield, Bethesda’s next big project, which itself has no release date and only a teaser trailer. Full development on The Elder Scrolls 6 likely won’t start until that project is finished, which likely puts The Elder Scrolls 6’s release date sometime in the early 2021s. We know—that’s a long wait.

“But we’re also building toward the game after that… and it’s the one you keep asking about.”

This teaser means that the new Starfield game will be released before The Elder Scrolls 6, which could mean fans will be waiting several years for the next adventure.

No official release date was announced for The Elder Scrolls 6, but fans should expect more details at next years E3 2019 conference.

A release date will likely be scheduled for some time after 2021.

This release date would mean that The Elder Scrolls 6 will be on the PS5, should it happen.

Sony has already said they won’t be unveiling any new hardware at E3 2018, but fans are still hoping for a big surprise from PlayStation.

Given that the release will not be for another few years at least, it could be on a whole new console system, especially after rumours surfaced of a new PS5 being released from Sony.

Sony has not officially announced when they will be launching a PS5, though fans speculate it could be released anywhere between 2018 and 2021.


Starfield

Bethesda’s sci-fi epic. The rumours are true, Bethesda’s next adventure will be headed to space.

At its E3 2018 press conference Sunday, Bethesda confirmed that the long-rumoured title Starfield is indeed happening.

“Starfield is a game we’ve spent years thinking about and working on,” Bethesda director and executive producer Todd Howard told the crowd at E3. As Bethesda itself noted, it’s been a long time since it released a brand-new franchise.

  • Release Date

So far, no platforms or dates have been attached to Starfield, but for fans waiting for years for an official confirmation, just knowing it’s a thing may be enough for now.

Bethesda has a reputation for turning games around soon after announced a new adventure.

When they announced Fallout 4 in 2015, they managed to release the game less than six months after its initial announcement, though fans should not expect the same to happen with Starfield.

No official release date has been confirmed for Starfield, with the game to get more details at E3 2019 next year.

Fan theorists suggest Bethesda released this trailer at E3 2018 to avoid inevitable leaks of the trailer later on down the line, giving them control of what is released and when.


Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is a new type of online experience.

Earlier at Microsoft’s E3 conference, you’d be forgiven for thinking Fallout 76 was a brand-new Fallout game.

It is expressly an online video game. “Of course you can play this solo,” explained Howard. But he also mentioned that Fallout 76 is “entirely online”.

Fallout 76 was announced just a couple of weeks ago. We now know it’s coming out November 14 this year, and we also know the game will be getting a beta–the Break-it Early Test Application. Finally, the game is getting a cool-looking collectors’ edition that contains a glow-in-the-dark map and real, wearable Power Suit helmet.

  • The idea of Fallout 76

Every human you meet in the world is an actual human being in real life. But Howard stressed that this is a game that will be played with dozens of other players, not hundreds. Survival is the focus.

Howard did an incredible job of communicating the concept of this game to a player-base that might not interested in playing an online version of Fallout. “It’s a little bit scary,” he admitted but tried to communicate that it was a journey he hoped to take with a community used to single-player experiences.

  • Release Date

Fallout 76 launching this November – Bethesda Game Studios holding a beta. November 14, 2018. Not long!

Fallout 76’s titular vault will open Nov. 14, 2018, publisher Bethesda Softworks announced today during its BE3 Showcase ahead of E3 2018.

Bethesda announced Fallout 76 at the end of May with a teaser trailer showing off the well-maintained Vault 76. The vault, which was mentioned in both Fallout 3 and Fallout 4, was designed for humanity to be able to rebuild civilization after The Great War when a nuclear apocalypse destroyed much of the life on Earth. Fallout 76 takes place in 2102, just 25 years after the bombs fell; it is the earliest game in the series’ timeline. READ MORE HERE…


Rage 2

Rage 2 was the sequel nobody asked for, but we’re getting it, so it might as well be a souped-up shooter in the style of Mad Max: Fury Road by a developer who literally just got done making a Mad Max video game.

Considering the aesthetic we’ve seen so far, Rage 2 is everything you thought it might be: It’s pitching itself as a frenetically paced shooter. Think Bulletstorm, think Sunset Overdrive. This could be a lot of fun.

This Rage 2 trailer came about after a teaser trailer was first leaked online early on May 14, before officially being unveiled by Bethesda later on the same day. This isn’t the only leak that’s pestered the unveiling of Rage 2, as Walmart Canada originally revealed a listing for the game in early May 2018, causing the official Rage Twitter account to poke a bit of fun at the retailer, while also crucially never denying that the listing was real and not a fake.

  • Release Date

The first time we saw proper gameplay footage for Rage 2 was at Bethesda’s E3 2018 presentation on June 10. The demo for Rage 2 kicked off with Andrew WK of all people taking the stage. After the awkward camera cuts to the perplexed audience, Avalanche developers came out to talk the game up.

Protagonist Walker kicked off the gameplay footage, talking about how his parents were killed, and that he’s the last ranger of the wasteland. We then got some pre-alpha footage of Rage 2, where Walker is out to find a rare artefact.

RAGE 2 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2019. More on RAGE 2 will be revealed at E3 2018 in June. RAGE 2 is not coming to Nintendo Switch.


Skyrim: Very Special Edition

I can’t believe they pulled this off. I actually enjoyed an E3 inside joke. Please give me my Alexa Skyrim Edition.

It turns out, though, Skyrim: Very Special Edition is a very real thing. In case you missed it, Bethesda ran a skit starring Keegan Michael-Key as a gamer who plays a version of Skyrim using only his.

Key was shown giving Amazon Alexa commands in the game, sort of like a text adventure or a tabletop RPG. It was pretty funny, partly because everyone loves to joke about Bethesda continuing to find new platforms to bring Skyrim to and new ways to re-release the seven-year-old game.

It’s all fun and games until you realise you can actually play Skyrim: Very Special Edition. If you own an Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot, you can ask Alexa about the Skyrim skill.

The Skyrim Very Special Edition is actually very real and you can download it right now.

According to the Amazon.com listing, the Skyrim Very Special Edition allows you to “take your rightful place as the Dragonborn of legend (again) and explore Skyrim using the power of your voice…your Thu’um!”

The description also includes a list of bullet points that indicate what you, as a Dragonborn, can expect to do on Alexa, including; Guard your knees against arrows, walk straight up a mountain instead of going around, fail to collect all stones of Barenziah for like the 5th time, and…wait for it…open wooden doors.

While Alexa fans will no doubt be thrilled to finally be able to play Skyrim on their devices, it appears that the Etch-a-Sketch, Pager, and Samsung Smart Refrigerator versions are, unfortunately, not real. Though, with Skyrim, the dream is always alive.


DOOM Eternal

Doom was a game that looked terrible right up until it was on sale and actually really, really good. A sequel was a no-brainer and we got it. Bethesda showed very little of this game, but it definitely exists. Plan is to show more at QuakeCon in August.

Doom Eternal takes place at least partially on Earth, as teased in the above trailer and confirmed by the developers themselves at Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. It’s appropriate, since the original Doom took place on the Martian moon of Phobos before heading to humanity’s home in Doom 2: Hell on Earth.

How long will you have to wait to rip and tear your way through a new host of demons? Um, we don’t know yet. Sorry! Bethesda didn’t reveal a release date or window along with Doom Eternal, though it did say we can look forward to the gameplay reveal at QuakeCon on August 10. Hopefully, we’ll get a release date then too.


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

A new Wolfenstein title was announced which focuses on B.J. Blazkowicz’s twin daughters, and is set in 80s Paris. There’s also a Wolfenstein VR game coming out called Cyberpilot.

Not enough for you? Wolfenstein 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in a few weeks “in our message to bring the message f*** Nazis to every platform possible.”

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op game unveiled at the Bethesda BE3 Showcase 2018. The game takes place in 1980, 19 years after BJ Blazkowicz ignited the second American Revolution in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the next Blazkowicz generation to the fight against the Nazis. Play as one of BJ’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris.

This is an amazing concept for a game, and the quality of Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, the previous game in the series, gives us even more reason to be optimistic. We look forward to sharing more news about Wolfenstein: Youngblood before its release in 2019.


Quake Champions

Quake Champions will be a free-to-play game. The new trailer for Quake Champions but not much other news on that front. Apart from the fact ‘Quake Dad’ will haunt that poor man forever.

There are a number of Quake players that just want to play their Quake, right? And they are familiar with the business model of our previous games, and they are totally fine.

What that means is that players who purchase the game will gain access to all of Quake Champions‘ characters while those free-to-play players will be able to use in-game currency to gain access to new Champions for a limited period of time. It’s not clear how long you will be able to access purchased Champions via the latter method, but Willits did say that he doesn’t want to use the word “rent” in regards to the nature of the transaction.

Players on both sides will have the chance to use in-game currency on other unlockables such as rune challenges and skins. Additionally, free-to-play and paid players will compete in the same brackets on the same maps using the same weapons. At this time, it appears the only potentially meaningful gameplay concept that requires currency are the characters themselves.

Quake Champions doesn’t have a release date as of yet. Strogg, the main bad guy from Quake II and IV, is making his way to Quake Champions in an upcoming April update.


PREY: Mooncrash

Arkane Studios teasing Prey content for a while now. There was no surprise to have a new Prey DlC Mooncrash announcement. It’s available now. In addition, a new free update is being rolling out tonight which adds new game plus, survival mode, and story mode options.

If that’s not enough, later this summer a new multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter will also be available. It’s a lethal game of hide and seek where one player is a goes against five mimics who can disguise themselves as anything.


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TONY AWARDS 2018

TONY AWARDS 2018

TONY AWARDS 2018

The 2018 Tony Awards finished off following a turbulent night, tied down by has Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

TONY AWARDS 2018It’s Broadway’s Night of Nights. The three-hour Tony Awards ceremony hosted by Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Or stream the Tony Awards live across platforms with the CBS All Access subscription service. (Live stream is available in select markets. Visit CBS.com/allaccess for details. The awards will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala.

A few noteworthy classes saw dark horse contenders lead the pack, and Robert De Niro had some decision words for President Trump.

As expected, The Band’s Visit won Best Musical, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won Best Play, and Angels in America won Best Revival of a Play.

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Orin Wolf, center, and the cast and crew of “The Band’s Visit” accept the award for best musical at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York.

But Once On This Island landed an underdog triumph for Best Revival of a Musical, pushing out both Lincoln Center’s ravishing My Fair Lady and the more polarizing Carousel.

The Band’s Visit walked away with an aggregate of ten grants off eleven assignments, including Best Actor (Tony Shalhoub), and Best Actress (Katrina Lenk), and Best Supporting Actor (Ari’el Stachel), Best Score, and Book. It was a greater pull than numerous normal, with intellectuals thinking the acting and configuration honours would be part with SpongeBob SquarePants or Carousel.

What’s more, Robert De Niro stunned CBS blue pencils. As he exhibited a sentimental number by Bruce Springsteen, he yelled “F- – k Trump!”, which must be bleeped out on communicated and sent web-based social networking into a tantrum.

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” grabbed best play and “The Band’s Visit” was perceived as the best melodic

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” grabbed best play and “The Band’s Visit” was perceived as the best melodic in an enthusiastic Tony Awards. And this blended Broadway razzle-astonish with politically-charged invitations to battle.

“Angels in America,” a sprawling two-section show about the AIDS emergency, and that was named the year’s best play recovery. The respect, one of three statues it got on Sunday, while came around 25 years after the first creation of “Angels in America” cleared the 1993 Tonys.

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Sunday was likewise a night of bombshells. And in one striking section buster, “Once on This Island” was named best restoration of a melodic over the intensely supported “My Fair Lady” and “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel.” It was the main honour it grabbed out of eight designations.

Apparently a festival of theatre, the Tonys were an open door for Broadway to talk up the ideals of consideration. And assorted variety, while likewise attracting regard for gay rights, firearm control. And the difficulties confronting workers. The majority of those messages were conveyed persuasively, others came trimmed with four-letter words. While presenting an execution by Bruce Springsteen. For example, moderator Robert De Niro said “fuck Trump” twice sending CBS blue pencils scrambling to bleep his disagreeable comments. Stagehands inside the Radio City Music Hall looked obviously paralyzed even. Because the horde of on-screen characters, makers, and executives in their gathering of people rose to their feet in their help.

De Niro’s blazing words are the well on the way to evoke a Twitter reaction from President Donald Trump, move link news pontificating, and prompt scores of think pieces.

De Niro’s blazing words are the well on the way to evoke a Twitter reaction from President Donald Trump, move link news pontificating, and prompt scores of think pieces. They were, notwithstanding, something of a peculiarity. Most victors and moderators abstained from specifying President Donald Trump or Trump-ism by name while influencing it to clear that their sensitivities are with the opposition consequently. Numerous wore pins trumpeting developments, for example, Time’s Up or strips featuring left-inclining associations, for example, the ACLU.

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Tony Kushner, the writer behind “Angels in America,” was one of the communicate’s more express instigators, asking individuals to get out and vote in the mid-term races in November. Telling watchers they have “21 weeks to save our democracy and heal our planet.”

He wasn’t the only one sounding a note of alarm. Andrew Garfield, the best driving on-screen character in a play victor for his work as Prior Walter, the AIDS-stricken prophet at the focal point of “Angels in America,” changed the Supreme Court for maintaining the privilege of a Colorado pastry specialist to decline to heat a cake for the marriage of a same-sex couple. “Let’s bake a cake for everyone,” Garfield said.

In a mournful discourse, Garfield regarded the LGBTQ people group, saying, “It is a spirit that says no to oppression. It is a spirit that says no to bigotry, no to shame, no to exclusion. It is a spirit that says we are all made perfectly and we all belong.”

The best performer in a play winner Glenda Jackson, perceived for her turn as a feeble doyenne in “Three Tall Women,” adulated the multi-social nature of the theatre business.

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“There are people in this audience, in this country, in this city from every other country in the world,” said Jackson. And you as always are welcoming and kind and generous, and America has never needed that more, but then America is always great.”

“There are people in this audience, in this country, in this city from every other country in the world,” said Jackson. And you as always are welcoming and kind and generous, and America has never needed that more, but then America is always great. “It wasn’t only the substance of the discourses that made this release of the Tonys appear to be all the more ideologically energized. A considerable lot of the demonstrates that were perceived think about political issues that have reverberation with current occasions. “Angels in America,” unfurls in the 1980’s as AIDS was killing off an age of gay individuals — it’s additionally a period in which a more forceful type of conservatism was on the ascent.

Most of all, “The Band’s Visit,” the narrative of a gathering of Egyptian artists who end up holding with the inhabitants of a little Israeli town, is a request to resistance and fraternity at a minute when strains are ascending in the Middle East.

The stage rendition of a 2007 film of a similar name earned a main 10 wins, including statues for driving performing artist ( Tony Shalhoub) and performer (Katrina Lenk) in a melodic.

“Angels in America’s” Nathan Lane grabbed a best-included performer statue for his execution as Roy Cohn, a dishonest power-agent who was a coach to President Trump. Calling “Holy messengers in America” one of the best plays of the Twentieth Century, Lane stated, “it is still speaking to us as powerfully as ever in the midst of such political insanity.”

Garfield and Lane weren’t the main entertainers to sound lobbyist notes in their acknowledgement talks. Lindsay Mendez, grabbing Tony for best highlighted on-screen character for her work in “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel,” noticed that she was advised to change her last name to Matthews when she initially began working professionally. She won’t.

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“I want to say how proud I am to be part of a community that celebrates diversity and individuality,” said Mendez.

Holding back tears, best included performing artist in a melodic victor Ari’el Stachel (“The Band’s Visit”) said he had veiled his Middle Eastern legacy after 9/11, notwithstanding abstaining from conveying his folks to occasions. That changed to some degree with “The Band’s Visit,” and its picture of Arabs and Israelis joining over their common mankind.

“I’m part of a cast of actors who never believed they’d be able to play their own races and we’re doing that,” said Stachel. He closes with a message to more youthful watchers, letting them know “Your biggest obstacle may turn into your purpose.”

In addition, Stachel’s chief David Cromer was likewise regarded for his work on the play and utilized his opportunity to make an impression on individuals experiencing misery. “The Band’s Visit” concerns individuals who have lost expectation, he stated, imploring the individuals who are enduring to “call out.” His discourse came days after superstar culinary expert Anthony Bourdain and mould originator Kate Spade conferred suicide.

“Three Tall Women’s” Laurie Metcalf won her second Tony Award in the same number of years for the best-highlighted performer in a play. She grabbed the main on-screen character statue in 2017 for “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”

TONY AWARDS 2018

Co-has Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban commenced the function with an energetic opening number that jabbed fun at their consolidated absence of honours acknowledgement.

Taking note of that 90% of individuals in the gathering of people would go home failures, they ameliorated the Tony-less by taking note of, “in a world that is scary and hard to endure if you make are at all you’re part of the cure.”

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, who co-hosted the awards show, kicked things off with a piano duet and they poked fun at the fact that neither of them has won Tony or Grammy Awards.
“Neither one of us has ever won anything. So this is for the people who lose,” the hosts sang.
Both have made their Broadway debuts, Groban in 2016’s “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and Bareilles in 2017’s “Waitress.”

Bareilles and Groban showed up sporadically finished the course of the three-hour broadcast, inclining intensely on their melodic abilities, rather than grasping a more joke-arranged approach. Notwithstanding keeping the show moving, they were entrusted with banishing all recollections of a year ago’s emcee, Kevin Spacey, whose vocation has imploded in the wake of lewd behaviour affirmations.

“Angels in America,” unfurls in the 1980’s as AIDS was killing off an age of gay individuals — it’s additionally a period in which a more forceful type of conservatism was on the ascent.

Most of all, “The Band’s Visit,” the narrative of a gathering of Egyptian artists who end up holding with the inhabitants of a little Israeli town, is a request to resistance and fraternity at a minute when strains are ascending in the Middle East.

In spite of the fact that intrinsically appraisals tested, the Tony Awards are viewed as a vital open door for Broadway appears. And most noteworthy musicals, to goose their ticket deals. “My Fair Lady,” “SpongeBob SquarePants,” “Frozen,” and “Mean Girls” were among the demonstrates that presented shower numbers with an eye towards changing over watchers at home into the future group of onlookers individuals.

“We are all sacred and we all belong,” Garfield said. “So, let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked.”
Bruce Springsteen won a special Tony Award for his sold-out Broadway show, “Springsteen on Broadway.” He also performed “My Hometown” later in the night.
Furthermore, Actor Robert DeNiro caused a stir while introducing Springsteen’s performance. The actor cursed twice saying, “f**k Trump.” He received a standing ovation.

Like the vast majority of the plays up for grants, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two,” didn’t indicate film from its two-section take a gander at the kid wizard in adulthood. It didn’t have to.

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In spite of hitting New York with a $68.5 million spending that makes it the costliest play at any point delivered, the new “Harry Potter” is an affirmed crush.

In spite of hitting New York with a $68.5 million spending that makes it the costliest play at any point delivered, the new “Harry Potter” is an affirmed crush. Tickets as of now cost a huge number of dollars and are as difficult to get as those for “Hamilton.” The six Tony wins for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” are only sauce for what has been a record-shattering run.

The broadcast didn’t need for star control. Denzel Washington, Michael Cera, Tina Fey, and Amy Schumer were altogether selected and showed up amid the communicate.

Bruce Springsteen, as of now pressing them in with his private show “Springsteen on Broadway,” is relied upon to perform. He was regarded with a unique Tony Award toward the start of the communication. And introduced to him by kindred rocker Billy Joel.

Bareilles and Groban showed up sporadically finished the course of the three-hour broadcast, inclining intensely on their melodic abilities, rather than grasping a more joke-arranged approach. Notwithstanding keeping the show moving, they were entrusted with banishing all recollections of a year ago’s emcee, Kevin Spacey, whose vocation has imploded in the wake of lewd behaviour affirmations.

Therefore, in any case, the greatest work of art, and one of the passionate features of the night originated from entertainers who aren’t easily recognized names. Individuals from the dramatization office at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors of a school shooting in Parkland, Florida. And that killed seventeen individuals, got a deafening applause for their interpretation of “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”

TONY AWARDS 2018: FULL LIST OF WINNERS

TONY AWARDS 2018


Best Play

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ⇒ WINNER
  • The Children
  • Latin History for Morons
  • Farinelli and the King
  • Junk

Best Musical

  • The Band’s Visit ⇒ WINNER
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Mean Girls
  • Frozen

Best Revival of a Play

  • Angels in America ⇒ WINNER
  • Three Tall Women
  • Lobby Hero
  • Travesties
  • The Iceman Cometh

Best Revival of a Musical

  • My Fair Lady
  • Once On This Island ⇒ WINNER
  • Carousel

Best Book of a Musical

  • The Band’s Visit, Itamar Moses ⇒ WINNER
  • Frozen, Jennifer Lee
  • Mean Girls, Tina Fey
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Kyle Jarrow

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • Angels in America, Music: Adrian Sutton
  • The Band’s Visit, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek ⇒ WINNER
  • Frozen, Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Mean Girls, Music: Jeff Richmond Lyrics: Nell Benjamin
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
    • Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America ⇒ WINNER
  • Tom Hollander, Travesties
  • Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
  • Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women ⇒ WINNER
  • Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
  • Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
  • Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Harry Hadden-Paton, “My Fair Lady”
  • Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit ⇒ WINNER
  • Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
  • Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
  • LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit ⇒ WINNER
  • Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
  • Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
  • Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
  • Nathan Lane, Angels in America ⇒ WINNER
  • David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Susan Brown, Angels in America
  • Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Deborah Findlay, The Children
  • Denise Gough, Angels in America
  • Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women ⇒ WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
  • Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Grey Henson, Mean Girls
  • Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit ⇒ WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel ⇒ WINNER
  • Ashley Park, Mean Girls
  • Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Miriam Buether, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
  • Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
  • Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ***
  • Santo Loquasto, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
  • Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
  • Scott Pask, The Band’s Visit
  • Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls
  • Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
  • David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical ⇒ WINNER

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
  • Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
  • Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ⇒ WINNER
  • Ann Roth, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
  • Ann Roth, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
  • Clint Ramos, Once On This Island
  • Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady ⇒ WINNER

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ⇒ WINNER
  • Paule Constable, Angels in America
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
  • Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King
  • Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
  • Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
  • Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Tyler Micoleau –  “The Band’s Visit” ⇒ WINNER

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Adam Cork, Travesties
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
  • Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ⇒ WINNER
  • Tom Gibbons, 1984
  • Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Kai Harada –  “The Band’s Visit” ⇒ WINNER
  • Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island
  • Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
  • Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
  • Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Direction of a Play

  • Marianne Elliott – “Angels in America”
  • Joe Mantello, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
  • Patrick Marber, Travesties
  • John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two ⇒ WINNER
  • George C. Wolfe, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Michael Arden – “Once On This Island”
  • David Cromer –  “The Band’s Visit” ⇒ WINNER
  • Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
  • Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Best Choreography

  • Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
  • Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
  • Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel ⇒ WINNER

Best Orchestrations

  • John Clancy, Mean Girls
  • Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
  • Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit ⇒ WINNER
  • Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  • Chita Rivera
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Awards

  • John Leguizamo
  • Bruce Springsteen

Regional Theatre Tony Award

  • La MaMa E.T.C.
  • New York City

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

  • Nick Scandalios

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

  • Sara Krulwich
  • Bessie Nelson
  • Ernest Winzer Cleaners

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, who co-hosted the awards show, kicked things off with a piano duet and they poked fun at the fact that neither of them has won Tony or Grammy Awards.
“Neither one of us has ever won anything. So this is for the people who lose,” the hosts sang.
Both have made their Broadway debuts, Groban in 2016’s “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” and Bareilles in 2017’s “Waitress.”
In addition, Andrew Garfield gave a passionate speech while accepting the award for lead actor in a play for his work in “Angels in America. He referenced a recent Supreme Court decision relating to a Colorado baker to who declined to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
“We are all sacred and we all belong,” Garfield said. “So, let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked.”
Bruce Springsteen won a special Tony Award for his sold-out Broadway show, “Springsteen on Broadway.” He also performed “My Hometown” later in the night.
Furthermore, Actor Robert DeNiro caused a stir while introducing Springsteen’s performance. The actor cursed twice saying, “f**k Trump.” He received a standing ovation.
“First, I wanna say, ‘f**k Trump.’ It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump,’ it’s ‘f**k Trump.'”
In addition, Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Broadway star, Chita Rivera both received lifetime achievement awards.
TONY AWARDS 2018

Tony nominated shows, ranked from worst to best

With the Tony Awards 2018 upon us, it’s obvious that this past season was not an especially good one for Broadway — especially coming after a run of seasons that brought such shows as “Hamilton,” “Fun Home,” “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Come From Away.” (The 2018 Tony Awards telecast airs on June 10, on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m. EDT. The Tony Awards will be hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles.)

The two most Tony-nominated shows this year, “Mean Girls” and “The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical,” are both likable, but deeply flawed efforts. The show’s that many expected to dazzle this year — revivals of “Carousel” and “The Iceman Cometh,” Disney’s “Frozen,” new plays by Beau Willimon (“The Parisian Woman”) and Steve Martin (“Meteor Shower”) — all disappointed.

While hardly the worst show of the season — the likes of “Escape to Margaritaville,” “M. Butterfly,” and “The Parisian Woman” would all duke it out for that dishonor — Disney’s stage adaptation of their animated blockbuster was surely the most disappointing. A show about magic that was anything but magical, its visual drabness and lack of invention was even more notable in the year that brought us “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” It earned three nominations, including Best Musical, but don’t expect it to win anything.

  1. Meteor Shower

A better title would have been “Trainwreck.” Steve Martin’s insufferable absurdist comedy earned just one nomination for its star, Amy Schumer. The actress was likable enough in an incoherent role. But her nod seems more an attempt to just star power to the Tonys telecast than anything else.

  1. Frozen

While hardly the worst show of the season — the likes of “Escape to Margaritaville,” “M. Butterfly,” and “The Parisian Woman” would all duke it out for that dishonor. Disney’s stage adaptation of their animated blockbuster was surely the most disappointing. A show about magic that was anything but magical, its visual drabness and lack of invention was even more notable in the year that brought us “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” It earned three nominations, including Best Musical, but don’t expect it to win anything.

  1. Farinelli and the King

British actor Mark Rylance has collected three Tonys over the past decade. But don’t expect him to add a fourth for this odd and emotionally remote vanity project, written by Rylance’s wife, Claire van Kempen, in which he played King Philippe V of Spain, as slips into the throes of madness. The show picked up a total of five nominations, including Best Play, but will also likely go home empty-handed.

  1. Saint Joan

A very talky, very stodgy play best left to A. P. English class, George Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” is tough to take under even the best of circumstances. And this revival was definitely not the best of circumstances. The production notched only one nomination, for star Condola Rashad’s turn as Joan of Arc. Though the nod seems more an acknowledgment of this gifted actresses’ vast potential than this particular (and peculiarly unremarkable) performance.

  1. The Iceman Cometh

This George C. Wolfe-directed revival of the epic Eugene O’Neill tragedy starring Denzel Washington was greeted with mostly favorable reviews and eight nominations. Though the enthusiasm strikes me as having more to do with the show’s pedigree than what’s actually onstage. From my seat, Best Actor nominee Washington was fundamentally miscast and resorted to way too many Denzel-isms. As the drunken ne’er-do-well Theodore “Hickey” Hickman. The production, while handsome, was only intermittently engaging. And seemed to have no clear take on O’Neill’s magnum opus.

  1. The Children

This is one of those British imports that you know you’re supposed to like — it’s well-acted, nicely designed, intriguingly written. But that never quite gets you in the gut. It likely won’t win for either for its two nominations (for Best Play and Best Featured Actress, Deborah Findlay). Still, I’m curious to see what playwright Lucy Kirkwood comes up next.

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  1. Travesties

Tom Stoppard’s gratingly “clever” play — which imagines a meeting of the minds between James Joyce, Lenin and Tristan Tzara.Which can test the patience of even the biggest Stoppard fans (and I count myself in the group). This handsome but emotionally remote revival, directed by Patrick Marber and starring the impressive Tom Hollander (both Tony nominees), never makes the case that the play is anything more than intellectual show-offery.

  1. Carousel

A lovely dud, this Jack O’Brien-directed revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic picked up eleven nominations, and two of its stars — lead actor Joshua Henry and featured actress Lindsay Mendez — could prove Tony winners. But it’s hard to imagine this fundamentally static production lasting much beyond the New Year on Broadway.

  1. 1984

This in-your-face, often-ear-splitting violent stage adaptation of George Orwell’s classic novel seemed to be trying a little too hard to be relevant, and its jarring violence was certainly not to everyone’s taste. But there was no denying the show’s technical savvy; it could end up a winner in the Best Sound Design category.

  1. Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

This jukebox musical about singer Donna Summer wins no points for coherence, as it skips from one incident to the next in the life of its title figure, barely explaining anything. Still, you could do a lot worse than the show’s propulsive disco soundtrack, especially as sung by LaChanze and Ariana DeBose (above), who play Summer at different points in her life. They deservedly earned the shows only two nominations — LaChanze in the lead category, DeBose for featured actress.

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  1. Mean Girls

Some found it fetch, but I was only occasionally amused by this brightly colored, but overlong adaptation of the Tina Fey movie comedy. Its twelve nominations illustrate how weak a year it was for new musicals, and it’s hard to imagine it winning many. Still, the show has proven a hit, and you can expect Fey to pick up a consolation prize for Best Book of a Musical.

  1. My Fair Lady

For me, the season’s most confounding effort — a sumptuous and beautifully sung revival of a retrograde musical-comedy that looks starkly out of place in our current #MeToo moment. My reservations aside, expect it to follow two superior Lincoln Center revivals, “South Pacific” and “The King and I” to Tonys glory and snap up the Best Revival of a Musical, as well as prizes for featured performers Diana Rigg and Norbert Leo Butz. And though not without stiff competition, stars Lauren Ambrose and Harry Hadden-Patton could make it a clean sweep.

  1. The Band’s Visit

A show so slight and whispery it sometimes seems in danger of evaporating right before your eyes, David Yazbek’s adaptation of the 2007 Israeli comedy of the same name has nonetheless become a critic’s darling and a modest hit at the box office. In the absence of anything resembling formidable competition, it will almost certainly take home the Best Musical and Best Score prizes, and the lovely lead actress Katrina Lenk is a strong contender as well. Whether in a few years time anyone will remember that this show even existed is another matter entirely.

  1. Children of a Lesser God

Perhaps the season’s most underrated effort, this heartfelt and beautifully acted revival of Mark Medoff’s play about the romance between a deaf woman and her hearing teacher earned just one nomination, for lead actress Lauren Ridloff (her acting debut — and an astonishing one). Her equally impressive co-star Joshua Jackson, however, was stiffed, and the show itself deserved a slot among the Best Revival nominees. A victim of poor reviews and ho-hum box office, it closed weeks earlier than originally scheduled.

TONY AWARDS 2018

  1. The Spongebob Squarepants Musical

Much like the cartoon it’s based on, this musical is a lovable mess —alternately enchanting and inane, beautiful and garish. Save for a couple of numbers, the patched-together score (there are songs here from the likes of Sara Bareilles, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum and Cyndi Lauper) is forgettable, and the story inexplicable. But you also can’t take your eyes off David’s resplendently weird set, and Ethan Slater serves up the most eccentric star-is-born performance in recent memory. (It’s a tight category, but my money is on Slater to take home the Best Actor award.)

  1. Lobby Hero

Perhaps the season’s biggest revelation was this revival of Kenneth Lonergan’s 2001 morality play about a Manhattan doorman trying to figure out what to do with information he probably shouldn’t have. The play had previously struck me as slight, but this staging — superbly directed by Trip Cullman and expertly acted by Michael Cera, Chris Evans, Brian Tyler Henry and Bel Powley — made the show feel fresh and urgent. Both Cera and Henry earned well-deserved Best Featured Actor nods, though will probably lose on Tony night to stiffer competition.

  1. Once on this Island

Far and away the year’s strongest musical revival — even if the show itself isn’t all that strong — Michael Arden’s ravishingly imagined take on Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s 1990 mashup of Caribbean rhythms and Greek myth deserves to take home more awards than it likely will. Still, if “SpongeBob” doesn’t suck up all the oxygen in the room, though, it could get a couple of technical nods for its lighting and set design.

  1. Latin History for Morons

Three cheers to the nominating committee for recognizing John Leguizamo’s funny and very touching monologue in the Best Play category. The latest project in Leguizamo ongoing (and one of a kind) project of comic self-analysis. Leguizamo will already be receiving a Special Tony Award for career achievement, so he’s got no chance of winning the Best Play prize. But let the nomination be a reminder that he is a national treasure.

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  1. Junk

The year’s most unsung play, this rip-roaring financial melodrama — written by Ayad Akhtar, whose “Disgraced” won the Pulitzer a few years back. It tells a loosely fictionalized version of the Michael Milken-Ivan Boesky-junk bond scandal of the 1980s with wit and subtlety. It’s nominated for two awards, Best Play and Best Lighting Design. But its superb cast (especially lead actor Steven Pasquale) deserved recognition.

  1. Three Tall Women

This revival of Edward Albee’s 1991 Pulitzer Prize-winning play sneaks up on with its mix of biting humor and insidious anguish. Its power is in large part due to three unforgettable performances: Glenda Jackson (a lock for the Best Actress Tony), Laurie Metcalf (a possible spoiler for Best Featured Actress — even though she won a Tony just last year) and Alison Pill (sadly not nominated — though the competition in Best Featured Actress this year was fierce).

  1. Angels in America

Both of the season’s best shows were two-part epics, with Marianne Elliot’s ravishing revival of the Tony Kushner modern classic “Angels in America” clocking in at nearly eight hours. But Elliot (a strong contender for the Best Director prize) keeps springing invention upon invention, and the astonishing cast — four of whom, including Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, are up for Tonys — makes the minutes fly by.

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

It offers stagecraft unlike any you’ve ever seen — a swirl of special effects and visual surprises and “how-they’d-do-that” moments that leaves a smile plastered on your face for the better part of five-and-a-half-hours. But the real marvel of J.K. Rowling, writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany’s stage continuation of Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels is how much feeling, intelligence, whimsy, and wit it contains — in other words, how much it seems all of a piece with all things “Harry Potter.” Expect the show to win Best Play, as well as a host of technical awards; and if there’s an upset of the evening, it will be Anthony Boyle — so inventive and appealing as Scorpius Malfoy, Draco’s very awkward teenage son — beating out Nathan Lane for Best Featured Actor.

TONY AWARDS 2018


Source: independent.co.uk, edition.cnn.com, nj.com, deadline.com, forbes.com

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Trailer Launch: Halloween – Kills Off Every Prior ‘Halloween’ Sequel

Trailer Launch: Halloween - Kills Off Every Prior 'Halloween' Sequel

Trailer Launch: Halloween – Kills Off Every Prior ‘Halloween’ Sequel

Universal Pictures dropped the first eerie trailer for its “Halloween” reboot on Friday.

Trailer Launch: Halloween - Kills Off Every Prior 'Halloween' Sequel

Most remarkably, the reboot highlights Jamie Lee Curtis repeating her part as Laurie Strode. Who broadly got away from the edge of Michael Myers’ sharp edge in John Carpenter’s unique 1978 slasher picture. And landed Curtis a spot on the Hollywood A-rundown. Curtis isn’t the only one, however, as Nick Castle additionally comes back to stalk and linger over casualties as Myers. Curtis showed up in “Halloween II,” “Halloween H20: 20 years Later,” and “Halloween: Resurrection,” however the reboot will be Castle’s first time wearing the notorious disheveled veil since the first “Halloween.”

Blumhouse’s ‘Halloween’ Trailer Kills Off Every Prior ‘Halloween’ Sequel

Trailer Launch: Halloween - Kills Off Every Prior 'Halloween' SequelweenThe new trailer introduces Castle as a prisoner laughing hysterically at a Myers mask, then switches to a grim Curtis at target practice and asserting, “I pray every night that he would escape.”

“Why the hell did you do that for?” asks the town sheriff, played by Will Patton.

“So I can kill him,” she replies.

Carpenter serves as the reboot’s executive producer, along with horror movie maestro Jason Blum. Director is David Gordon Green, who co-wrote the script with actor Danny McBride.

“Halloween” hits theaters on Oct. 19.

This seven day stretch of 1,000 trailers goes to its peak (First Man will be the epilog) with the eagerly awaited secret for the new Halloween film. As beforehand noticed, this David Gordon Green-coordinated and Green/Danny McBride-penned slasher is a straight-up 40-years after the fact continuation of the first 1978 Halloween. That implies, on the off chance that you take this flick as the new coherence, it wipes out everything after John Carpenter and Debra Hill’s trailblazing sleeper crush. That implies Michael Myers has been out of activity since the peak of the principal motion picture. So that is no “Michael and Laurie are kin” association and no “Dr. Loomis spends the finish of his life finding his particular Moby Dick” story.

It, likewise, amusingly enough, retcons Halloween: H20 which itself worked out each Halloween continuation after 1981’s Halloween II. The Jamie Lloyd set of three (Return of Michael Myers in 1988, Revenge of Michael Myer in 1989 and Curse of Michael Myers in 1995) just can’t any regard around these parts, which is pitiful since they are generally improved than Halloween: Resurrection. Also, truly, I have turned out to be one of those punks who currently sees Halloween III: Season of the Witch as the best Halloween spin-off, in spite of the fact that I can positively comprehend why that one “doesn’t check.” At minimum this time it has been a long time since a non-Rob Zombie Halloween flick.

Halloween – Official Trailer (HD) – Universal Pictures

Haloween History………..

Without a doubt, they had Jamie Lee Curtis back in real life (20 years after the main Halloween) and the Kevin Williamson association integrated it with Scream. Yet this was anything but a long-gone true to life exemplary made over again an age or two later.

Think the “new model, old parts” advertising of 2009′ Fast and Furious, the “your most loved X-Men currently blending with the new cast” offer of X-Men: Days of Future Past (only eight years after The Last Stand) and the fourth period of 24 which worked out 90% of the more seasoned characters and after that gradually took them back to “Wohoo, he’s back!” gathering of people endorsement. Also, no doubt, we got persuaded into suspecting that the main Halloween motion picture in, uh… 2.5 years, was a fundamental occasion to the tune of a $55m local gross (around $107m balanced for swelling) on a $17m spending plan from a $24.7m Wed-Sun make a big appearance in 1998.

Halloween (2019)
Film Produced by Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions, and Miramax.

Trailer Launch: Halloween - Kills Off Every Prior 'Halloween' SequelDirected by

David Gordon Green

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

John Carpenter (characters)
Jeff Fradley
David Gordon Green (screenplay)
Debra Hill (characters)
Danny McBride (screenplay)

Amusingly enough, after nine years, we got the Rob Zombie Halloween film. It thundered with a $30.5 million Fri-Mon make a big appearance over Labor Day 2007 yet brisk killed for a $58m household add up to, or relatively indistinguishable (sans swelling) to the 1998 “major ordeal” continuation. Talking about which, I am interested how this film will play out contrasted with the troublesome first Halloween revamp. With the admonition being that I detested the film upon my one showy survey 11 years back. It today procures brownie focuses for being its own particular elucidation of a notorious property.

Besides, regardless, Zombie film’s savagery is genuinely horrendous, with an accentuation on blood, gut, agony, enduring and solid fierceness that influences the first establishment’s viciousness to appear to be nearly PG-13 in correlation. In that sense I will be intrigued to perceive how this new film straddles the line between the for the most part bloodless unique, the “scarcely altered for TV” gore of the continuations and the really awful savagery of the 2007/2009 motion pictures.

Halloween, featuring both Nick Castle and James Jude Courtney as a 61-year old Michael Myers (conceived 10/19/57), will open on Oct. 19, 2018. I think about whether it’ll be a piece of the current year’s AARP Films For Grownups celebration.

Source: variety.com, forbes.com

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​’Sons Of Anarchy’ Famous Star Alan O’Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s Flat

​'Sons Of Anarchy' Famous Star Alan O'Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s Flat

‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Famous Star Alan O’Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s Flat

The Irish-born actor had featured in hit series Sons of Anarchy, as well as drama Fair City from 2006 to 2012

Alan O’Neill, who played Hugh on “Sons of Anarchy,” had died, his manager Greg Meyer confirmed to Variety. He was 47.

​'Sons Of Anarchy' Famous Star Alan O'Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s FlatO’Neill’s body was discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of their Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday night. According to TMZ, the Irish-born actor reportedly had a history of chronic heart problems and was a heavy smoker, in addition to struggling with a drinking problem.

No foul play is suspected in the actor’s death.

O’Neill’s agent Annette Walsh described him as brilliant and funny.

​'Sons Of Anarchy' Famous Star Alan O'Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s Flat“I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us any longer, despite the miles between L.A. and Dublin, Alan was only ever a phone call away,” she said.

O’Neill is widely known for his role in the sixth and seventh seasons of Kurt Sutter’s hit FX series, but the actor’s career dates back to the 90s. He also played the regular role of Keith McGrath in the drama series “Fair City” — set in the town of Carrigstown — from 2006 to 2012.

​'Sons Of Anarchy' Famous Star Alan O'Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s FlatMaking his acting debut in the 1997 TV movie “Ballyseedy” as Captain Jim Clarke, O’Neill soon followed up with a run on the 2001 mini-series “Rebel Heart.” He also went on to star in the 2002 short “Strangers in the Night” as Tony, the psychotic ex-boyfriend, 2007’s “32A” as Paddy, 2009’s “Moore Street Masala” as Robert, and in the U.K. crime drama “Inspector George Gently” the same year.

O’Neill also appeared on “Undercovers” in 2010 as well as “Shadow Dancer” and short “Invisible,” both in 2012. His most recent credits include the Captain in 2016’s “Urge,” in addition to his announced role as Pepper in the upcoming horror film “Charlie Lives: The Family’s Return.”

​'Sons Of Anarchy' Famous Star Alan O'Neill Found Dead At 47 at Girlfriend’s Flat

His other credits include Irish TV series Fair City, where he played Keith McGrath for 70 episodes, comedy show Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories and British series Inspector George Gently.

His body was reportedly discovered by his girlfriend in the hallway of their Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday night.

Variety reports that O’Neill’s agent Annette Walsh described him as brilliant and funny, saying: “I’ll personally miss knowing Alan isn’t sharing the planet with us any longer, despite the miles between L.A. and Dublin, Alan was only ever a phone call away.” 

Source: variety.com, ladbible.com

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Love Island 2018 – Last Night’s Premiere Show Updates

Love Island 2018 - Last Night’s Premiere Show Updates

Love Island 2018 – Last Night’s Premiere Show Updates

Love Island’s first challenge was clear enough: Keep away from the creepy doctor

Love Island 2018 - Last Night’s Premiere Show UpdatesInnocence ended on the thirteen minute mark. To be fair to barmaid and soon to be professional celebrity daughter Dani Dyer, she was given a limited range of options to pick from (a reality with which she is about to become over-familiar).

“Are you here for love or lust?” she was asked by host Caroline Flack, in what may also have been the first point at which the viewer was indulged with any meaningful sight of either the front or top halves of Love Island’s five, female enthusiasti

cally bikini’d contestants, whose characters by this point had not been permitted to develop much beyond the ambulant backside stage.

Though this will doubtless prove no obstacle to national sweetheartdom, Dann told barefaced lies with almost her very first words. For Dani, we learned, is “here for love.”

So Dani is not here, definitely not, for paid for instagram endorsements and a five figure deal with Dancing on Ice.

It was a further ten minutes after that until Love Island was truly back on our screens in awful, wretched earnest. That moment came when Alex the A&E doctor walked in and the now time honoured formula of fleshy lab rat experiment in psycho-sexual cruelty came roaring back with that familiar sense of fear and joy and shame and loathing.

Love Island 2018 - Last Night’s Premiere Show Updates

Let’s be clear. It’s Alex’s fault. Alex is an A&E doctor. Alex has a proper job, a middle class accent and an un-chiselled abdomen that screams ‘all this is beneath me’, which for the avoidance of doubt, it isn’t.

“Step forward if you fancy Alex,” was the instruction given by presenter Caroline Flack to the five women, so quite why all five of them evidently heard the words as “Start digging and don’t stop til you see the Sydney Opera House” is a mystery presumably to be solved in later episodes.

As Alex was moved to the “subs bench”, to watch the traditional parade of male models and semi-anthropomorphised eight packs go wild at the very pick and mix from which he had just forcibly ejected, one can only imagine the past horrors whirring behind his eyes that he would rather be living right now. Freak accidents with industrial machinery, high speed dashes through plate glass doors, that kind of thing.

By tragic process of elimination, it was “musical theatre performer” Samira who was compelled to “couple up” with the not-so good doctor. And if you’re looking for a reason why “musical theatre performer” Samira’s acting career has thus far not propelled her further than heavily implied contractual obligation to have night vision enhanced sex on ITV2, then it showed.

It’s not like Alex won’t have seen that kind of mask of undisguised horror before, though traditionally he has a horrifically misshapen X-ray to hand.

Love Island 2018 - Last Night’s Premiere Show Updates

Still, Samira’s already done her bit in the name of public service, and that was this line of questioning, in which the lack of punctuation is definitely the model’s own. “So you work in A&E then, that’s pretty intense how long have you been single?” As always with Love Island, the profundity is left unsaid and it was very clearly this: Absolutely no one is interested in your job mate. Keep it to yourself.

It was also Samira who, barely a few hours after screaming “Welcome to the summer of our lives” would be trying not to wince as the man she was all but forced to be sharing a bed with would be doing his best to sneak in some sort of corrective gumshield as the lights went out.

With her very first words on the show, by the way, Samira had confessed she was “so nervous I’ve barely slept last night.”  If Love Island is going to change her life, in this respect it certainly hasn’t yet.

Elsewhere, some models decided they fancied some other models, whose names we will remember later and forget shortly after that. A shoe shop manager boasted about the size of her in-store discount, but a man called Jack who claims to sell pens for a living was not brave enough to admit his career in stationary had been chosen solely for access to cheap Tippex for use on his own teeth.

Still, Cupid’s arrows have been fired. Eleven of them, simultaneously, at high speed, into a tiny circle from point blank range, and one thing’s abundantly clear: absolutely no one’s wearing much in the way of body armour.

Now we step back and watch the low rent Tarantino style bloodbath unfold.

Source: independent.co.uk

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Kanye West Latest Album Review

Kanye West - Latest Album Review

Kanye West Latest Album Review

The world’s most talked-about rapper is bracingly honest about his mental health struggles – though his attitude towards women still needs work

Kanye West: ye review – a candid tour of a troubled mind

(4/5 stars)- 4 out of 5 stars.

(GOOD Music / Def Jam)

Kanye West - Latest Album Review
Kanye West

Kanye West Latest Album Review. It seems a strange thing to say about an album premiered at a globally live-streamed exclusive playback that involved flying journalists and “influencers” to the mountain ranges of Wyoming – an event with its own merchandise range, including a long-sleeved T-shirt that retails for $145 – but there is something curiously low-key about Kanye West’s new album. At least by Kanye West’s standards.

It is neither a bold stylistic statement in the vein of 808s and Heartbreak(from 2008) or Yeezus (2013), nor a sprawling address along the lines of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy or ye’s immediate predecessor, The Life of Pablo. Its seven tracks – none of them an obvious hit single – clock in at a trim 23 minutes. Its cover was apparently snapped by West on his phone en route to the launch. Neither of the curious, attention-grabbing singles that preceded it are included, though the lyrical concerns of Ye vs the People are peppered throughout – you hear quite a lot about how no one fully understands the genius-level thought processes that led West to come out in favour of Donald Trump, which to hear him tell it was an act of nonpareil selflessness in the service of humanity.

Many Kanye West fans did not believe that a new album would actually be released on the 1 June. The controversial artist had promised release dates before on Twitter and not delivered (TurboGrafx 16), why would this time be any different?

Yet, here we are. Following a listening party in Wyoming, West released his eighth studio album, ye, onto streaming services.

While the seven-track record – featuring guest appearances from Kid Cudi, PartyNextDoor, and Nicki Minaj – may have only been available for a day, some publications have already offered up reviews, the consensus being somewhat mixed.

‘I miss the old Kanye’: what has happened to rap’s most complex star?

Kanye West Latest Album Review
Kanye West

And despite the absence of the gibberish-strewn Lift Yourself, that track’s wilfully rough quality clings to sections of the album, not least the astonishing Ghost Town, which you would describe as having an epic, valedictory tone were it not for the fact that it feels like it’s falling apart before your very ears. An air-punch-inducing riff crashes around, played by a band that sound barely capable of holding themselves upright. Both West’s and Kid Cudi’s singing is off-key, and a guest appearance from John Legend sounds more like a placeholder guide vocal than a finished product. His voice cracks and strains, he slurs and mumbles, and occasionally sounds either like he’s forgotten the lyrics or was never given any in the first place. The overall effect is simultaneously stirring and unsettling, compounded by the lyrical references to self-harming and opiate addiction.

You might hesitate to say that Ghost Town sounds like the work of a mind in the process of unravelling – the ongoing speculation about the state of West’s mental health is lurid and unsavoury – were it not for the fact that West himself spends large chunks of ye telling you that his mind is unravelling. It’s hard to think of another major rap album that exposes and dwells upon its star’s struggles with mental illness to this extent. West angrily brushes away other people’s concerns and offers of support, but then discusses his despairing thoughts of suicide and depressive “bad days” in starkly affecting terms: “Screamed so loud got no lungs, hurt so bad I go numb”. Then he brags about it, which feels like a very Kanye response to being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder: “That’s my bipolar shit … that’s my superpower … I’m a superhero! I’m a superhero!”

It’s not the only reason why West emerges from ye a more relatable, sympathetic, even likeable figure than he has on previous albums. There is something winning about how his defence of his positions on Trump and slavery is undercut by his sheepish admission that they led to what sounds like a pretty nuclear-powered bollocking from his wife. Still, there is plenty of the usual hip-hop fare on offer in the lyrics. The ongoing feud between the denizens of West’s GOOD Music label and Drake’s OVO organisation is stoked further on the trash-talking Make No Mistake, replete with West mocking Drake’s skin tone. And his attitude to women could still use some work: “You know how many girls I took to the titty shop?” he asks at one point, as if women are possessions one can modify like cars.

Kanye West – every album ranked!

Kanye West Latest Album Review
Kanye West

From the start, West has traded in his own contradictions, not least admonishing consumerism while bragging about his rapacious spending, but he has never done it as provocatively as on the closing Violent Crimes, a track in which he admits to his as-a-father-of-daughters revelation that women are people too. He writhes in agony at the thought of North West (currently age four) reaching puberty, and his horror is compounded by the idea that she might inherit her mother’s figure. “Father forgive me, I’m scared of the karma,” he yelps, presumably looking back at those visits to the titty shop with a rueful eye. His paternal anguish is set to a lovely piano figure and a sweet chorus, courtesy of Dej Loaf.

There are plenty of imbalanced moments. The scampering, falsetto vocals on All Mine quickly grate, and while there is something audacious about the way I Thought About Killing You suddenly turns into a completely different track three-quarters of the way through, neither of its two contrasting parts are anything to write home about. Still, they’re levelled out by stuff that is thrilling, such as the crashing drums and slick 70s soul vocal of No Mistakes and Wouldn’t Leave’s scattered, sparse eeriness. For all its brevity, ye doesn’t feel slight. Substantially more focused than its predecessor, it packs a lot into 23 minutes. It is bold, risky, infuriating, compelling and a little exhausting: a vivid reflection of its author.

Music fans hailed Ye after the album was unveiled at a celebrity-packed listening party in the Wyoming mountains.

Kanye West’s latest album has largely received positive reviews, despite the controversial hip hop star recently coming under fire for saying slavery was “a choice” and endorsing Donald Trump as his “brother”.

Kanye West - Latest Album Review
Kanye West – Latest Album “ye” Album Art

The 21-time Grammy Award winner unveiled the new music from the project – simply entitled Ye – at a listening party in Wyoming on Thursday.

He flew a whole host of celebrities and journalists to listen to the seven-track instalment in the mountains while gathered around bonfires.

West was reportedly introduced by comedian Chris Rock and was joined by the likes of actor Jonah Hill and fellow rappers Big Sean, Nas and Pusha T at the celebrity-packed event.

The 40-year-old star, who is regarded as one of his genre’s all-time greats, made Ye available online hours later. The album features appearances from artists such as Nicki Minaj, John Legend and Kid Kudi.

The star’s wife, Kim Kardashian West, also attended the listening party and later revealed West took the photo for the album artwork earlier that day on his mobile phone.

“Kanye shot the album cover on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party,” she tweeted.

The artwork features a mountain landscape and a field with the words “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome” (sic) scribbled over it in bright green.

The highly-anticipated project – his eighth studio album – follows 2016’s The Life of Pablo and his treatment in hospital due to mental health issues later that year.

Controversy has followed since his return to Twitter in 2018, where he said he was publishing a philosophy book “in real time” straight to the social media website.

Kanye West - Latest Album Review
Kanye West with Donald-Trump

He tweeted that President Trump was his “brother” and that they were both “dragon energy”, adding: “You don’t have to agree with Trump but the mob can’t make me not love him.”

A backlash also followed an interview with TMZ during which he suggested slavery in America was “a choice”.

West references the episode on the album with the lyrics: “They said build your own, I said, ‘How, Sway?’ I said slavery’s a choice, they said, ‘How, Ye?’ Just imagine if they caught me on a wild day.”

However, some fans appeared to look past the musician’s recent remarks.

“Yall two weeks ago: KANYE IS CANCELLED, I’m not listening to his new music. I. AM. DONE,” wrote one Twitter user, before adding: “Yall today:” with a gif of rapper Jay Z dancing, referencing their enjoyment of West’s new music.

Hollywood’s Ryan Phillippe called Ye “kinda amazing”, while other fans called it a “piece of art” and the rapper’s “most hopeful and prettiest album”.

However some were not as pleased with what they heard. Comedian Akilah Hughes wrote: “This song is literally about when he tweeted that slavery was a choice. This is some lazy end of semester work is what this album is. #Ye.”

Source: independent.co.uk, theguardian.com, news.sky.com

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COACHELLA 2019- Advance Sale Started

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COACHELLA 2019- Advance Sale Started

Coachella has announced that tickets to its 20th-anniversary festival will go on sale today (1st June) at 7 pm.

COACHELLA 2019- Advance Sale Started
COACHELLA 2019- Advance Sale Started

Though Indio’s major festival season is still nearly a year away, a select number of 2019 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival passes went on sale today.

No artists have yet been confirmed for the 2019 festival, which will be held at its usual site at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio.

Other ticket sales, including the locals-only sale for Coachella Valley residents, will be available at various points throughout next year.

However, the advance sale is the only time for festivalgoers to purchase their passes with the Coachella payment plan, splitting the $429 General Admission pass price into seven separate payments through Decembe r.Children 5 and under get in free.

The payment plan is available for all purchases except the $8,500 Safari Tent.

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COACHELLA 2019- Advance Sale Started

The 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will take place April 12-14 and April 19-21 on the grassy fields of the Empire Polo Club in Indo California. Headliners have yet to be announced for the two-weekend festival.

Advance tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. online at coachella.com. As usual, the advance sale comes before a single act for the 2019 festival has been announced and only “while supplies last,” which is typically only a matter of hours.

This year’s sold-out edition of Coachella drew a capacity crowd of 750,000 — 125,000 per day over six days — with 20 percent of the attendees coming from San Diego County. The lineup was headlined by The Weeknd, Eminem and Beyoncé, who will perform Sept. 27 in San Diego with her husband, Jay-Z, at SDCCU (formerly Qualcomm) Stadium.

Three-day VIP, camping, shuttle passes, hotel packages and more will be available during the advance sale, with general admission tickets starting from $429 (£322.77).

Coachella 2018 took place last month and saw rap icon Eminem, R&B-funk lothario The Weeknd and pop icon Beyonce take to the stage as headliners. Beyonce’s set has been hailed as one of the festival’s finest in recent memory.

Organisers behind the California double-weekender are currently putting on their debut UK event All Points East. The festival takes place across 10 days, with a host of smaller events at various London venues complimenting the three day event (May 25-27) in Victoria Park, Hackney.

Acts still to come include Catfish and the Bottlemen, The National and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Source: coachella.com, kesq.com, fox5sandiego.com, djmag.com

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Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ – Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ - Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ – Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

A ridiculously perilous 1970s event congregation gives the perfect area to Johnny Knoxville’s extraordinarily imbecilic brand of self-harsh tricks.

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ - Mostly Enjoyable Joyride
Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ – Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

Director: Tim Kirkby
With: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius
Release Date: Jun 1, 2018
Duration: 1 hour 24 minutes
Rated R for crude sexual content, language, drug use, teen drinking, and brief graphic nudity
Playing: In general release

The Johnny Knoxville amusement-park comedy Action Point is extraordinarily gentle for a film in which a man is catapulted through a barn wall and a little kid whomps a guy in a bear suit in the nuts. It has a loose, ramshackle feel, maybe because, as in Knoxville’s Jackassmovies, it gets its oomph not from smash-and-bash editing and an orchestral racket but long takes of people doing amazingly risky (and often really dumb) things. Some of the purest laughs come when Knoxville — who plays D.C., the stumblebum owner of the rundown park — converses with his motley management team while behind them someone flies across the frame or dangles helplessly from a broken chairlift. Calamity is a fact of life at Action Park. A hefty fellow jumps onto a water slide and goes right through the plastic to the ground, after which D.C. says, “What were you trying to do?” and the guy, nursing a mangled leg, says, “I was trying to go faster.” D.C. says, “That’s fair,” and walks away, satisfied. No biggie.

Okay, in one respect, it is a biggie. As an overprotective dad who has taken his kids to amusement parks and cringed while watching them spin delightedly on swings 50 feet in the air, I’m not given to guffawing at such calamities. There were casualties at the New Jersey park that inspired Action Point; and, recently, a Midwest congressman’s kid was decapitated by a poorly designed (allegedly — there’s a lawsuit) coaster. When I raised that incident in a conversation with Knoxville at the recent Vulture Festival, he didn’t have much to say.

But of course that’s why I laughed like a hyena during the movie: It’s liberating to be told — implicitly — that for 90 minutes you don’t have to worry about real-world consequences. People are nearly engulfed in flames; illegal fireworks are set off; a 13-year-old swills beer; D.C. tries to create a petting zoo by capturing animals in the wild, including a porcupine and a bear. The facts that the scary stunts were done in real time and there’s no CGI adds to the naughty, irresponsible fun. And it’s all okay as long as idiots Don’t Try This at Home, which frankly isn’t my problem. Yes, offscreen, Knoxville was injured more than in any Jackass film. (He told me, “I got four concussions, broke my wrist, busted my knee, got stitches, whiplash, uh, lost two and half teeth … Once I got home from the emergency room after one bad concussion … I blew my nose, and when I did, my left eye popped out of the socket.”) Onscreen, his crew crowds around as he writhes on the ground and applauds when he rises. As in Jackass, the vibe is familial. They’re all in it together.

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ - Mostly Enjoyable Joyride
Johnny Knoxville in the film, ACTION POINT by Paramount Pictures

The plot of Action Point is generic slobs-versus-squares. The bank is on the verge of calling in a loan of a hundred grand, and a humorless Realtor named Knoblach — whom D.C. calls, of course, “Knob-lick” — wants to buy up the land for the owner of a fancier amusement park a half-hour away. That’s when D.C. hatches his plan to make the park even more dangerous. The other story line centers on D.C.’s relationship with his visiting 13-year-old daughter, Boogie (Eleanor Worthington-Cox, who originated the lead in the musical Matilda). Too focused on the park, D.C. hasn’t shown much responsibility as a dad. (His dilapidated house is like a boy’s club.) Although Boogie falls in with D.C.’s team in their attempt to make Action Point a success, she has trouble holding his attention.

Knoxville has a likable, modest presence — he’s primarily a straight man. What’s around him, however, is very, very variable. I loved the bit when D.C. frantically searches for the pissed-off, runaway Boogie and discovers that the bus station is full of pissed-off runaway daughters and similarly frantic fathers. But fewer than half the gags land. The Brit director, Tim Kirkby, has done sophisticated work. (He collaborated on a U.K. TV series with one of my favorite comedians, the meta genius Stewart Lee.) But he doesn’t protect the actors. The sweet-natured Jackass vet Chris Pontius needed more careful handling. (A scene in which he sneaks into a TV station to slip an Action Point commercial into the mix is badly mistimed, although the audience certainly reacts to the gross-out punch line.) The agreeable looseness edges into a less agreeable limpness.

I saw Action Point at a midnight screening in Times Square (the film wasn’t screened for critics) with my 20-year-old daughter, who laughed a fair bit but overall disliked it intensely. She said, “It’s for 8-year-old boys — like you.” Ouch.

But that is the movie’s reason for being. I thought the movie’s framing device helped put the film over. It takes place decades later, when Knoxville’s D.C. (in the familiar, Bad Grandpa old-age makeup) tells the story of his adventure to Boogie’s daughter, laid up with a broken leg. Their scenes are tender: The girl loves her grandpa’s wayward temperament, and D.C. gets to relive his antic, overgrown-juvenile days. As much as my daughter’s contempt stung, I look forward to enjoying such movies one day with my granddaughter.

Film Review: Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’

Reviewed at Pacific Theatres at the Grove, Los Angeles, June 1, 2018. MPAA Rating: R. Running time: 84 MIN.

PRODUCTION: A Paramount Pictures release and presentation of a Gerber Pictures production. Producers: Johnny Knoxville, Bill Gerber, Derek Freda. Executive producers: Garrett Grant, Jon Kuyper. Co-producer: Adam Schroeder.

CREW: Director: Tim Kirkby. Screenplay: John Altschluer, Dave Krinsky; story: Johnny Knoxville, Derek Freda, Altschuler, Krinsky, Mike Judge. Camera (color): Michael Snyman. Editors: Matthew Kosinski, Nicholas Monsour. Music: Deke Dickerson, Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau.

WITH: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Matt Schulze, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Johnny Pemberton, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Joshua Hoover, Conner McVicker, Eric Manaka.

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ - Mostly Enjoyable Joyride
Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ – Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

Johnny Knoxville is an entertainer known for commending tricks, pratfalls, and mischievous high jinks, particularly when they’re especially senseless and not especially handy. His most recent featuring part is in “Activity Point,” which is basically “Wet Hot American Summer” meets “Adventureland” by the method for Knoxville’s mark establishment, “Ass.” The film’s anecdotal late ’70s amusement stop scenery offers a straightforward account and setting, however, the bumbles, tumbles, and tricks are the genuine superstars.

“Activity Point” is coordinated by British TV veteran Tim Kirkby (“Fleabag,” “Veep”) and composed by John Altschuler and Dave Krinksy (Knoxville, Mike Judge, and Derek Freda have story credits as well). Knoxville plays D.C., the proprietor of a rickety demise trap of an amusement stop, Action Point. At the point when contender 7 Parks moves in, and an insidious legal counselor, Knoblach (Dan Bakkedahl), begins influencing moves to assume control Action To point, D.C’s. promoting plan is to “take the brakes off.” He positions his stop as where there are no guidelines, no speed limits and no security precautionary measures. What’s more, lager streams openly for man and mammoth alike.

There’s a spur of the moment father-little girl subplot in which D.C. figures out how to be a superior father to his young little girl Boogie (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) — likewise reflected in the film’s confining gadget, where an elderly D.C. recounts the tale of Action Point to his granddaughter. However, there’s no genuine purpose behind this flashback structure, aside from maybe to enjoy Knoxville’s unusual propensity for really repulsive maturity cosmetics (as found in the “Ass” spinoff film “Awful Grandpa”).

While the father-little girl relationship offers an enthusiastic bend, it’s not precisely the purpose of the motion picture, which is a festival of unadulterated political agitation as the Action Point team perceives how far they can push the breaking points of rash and hazardous. Tricks far exceed giggles — there is nary a composed joke in locate, and the line readings are level, best case scenario and frequently constrained. The 1970s creation outline by Jules Cook and outfit plan by Kate Carin is right on target period particular, however, the tale of “Activity Point” is about as substantive as a Schlitz.

Actually, the period setting is a path for Knoxville and the essayists to enjoy the sort of against PC sentimentality for a more tolerant time when easygoing racial slurs were acknowledged and young ladies could be externalized. At the finish of the film, D.C. indeed even says the “caretaker state” and “helicopter guardians” in an indistinguishable breath from reasons why he would never escape with Action Point today (despite that those are two very surprising things). Wow.

Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ - Mostly Enjoyable Joyride
Johnny Knoxville in ‘Action Point’ – Mostly Enjoyable Joyride

In that sense, “Activity Point,” which Paramount Pictures did not screen for commentators ahead of time of opening day, is an unadulterated refining of the ethos of the Johnny Knoxville group. His work is an advanced exemplification of Russian abstract scholar Mikhail Bakhtin’s hypothesis of the “carnivalesque” — where freed, unpredictable, forbidden conduct runs free and contrary to the specialist.

While Bakhtin envisioned that portrayals of this radical anarchic conduct contained the power for political change, in Knoxville’s reality, the qualities are more retreats and libertarian, displaying a craving to get away to the forested areas with a picked group of rebel companions to do whatever they need. For the majority of the hyper against tyrant vitality that Knoxville and buddies create in “Activity Point,” it’s not coordinated at anything, which renders it unimportant and leaves the film to fail out like a collapsed expand.

Knoxville frames the entire story from the present, showing up in “Bad Grandpa”-style old-age makeup — which surprisingly makes him look more handsome than the haggard, hard-living 47-year-old that he is today — to reminisce about how things were in 1979, back when such places could exist without fear of being held responsible for their customers’ hospital bills (at least six people died at Action Park). “There was a little something called personal responsibility,” D.C. tells his granddaughter, embodying the worst possible example for impressionable children (no wonder the film is rated R).D.C. is seldom seen without a can of Schlitz in his hand, while the most common joke involves a big brown bear that has been trained to pretend it’s drinking beer (a close second is a park mascot in a bear suit who sustains all kinds of abuse). Outfitted in dorky-looking vintage summer duds (tight pants and short shorts), D.C.’s employees are equally unprofessional. If anyone should happen to design “Action Point” action figures down the road, Pontius’ fishnet-clad character will come with a gnarly looking hatchet in hand at all times, while the others are more or less interchangeable.

The main character here is Action Point itself, of course, which convincingly looks as if location scouts managed to find a condemned amusement park and subsequently arranged to destroy it, when in fact, they traveled all the way to South Africa, where they constructed this rickety facsimile of the New Jersey venue from scratch (except for a vintage carousel labeled Schlittenfart, which they paid to have imported, since the name made them laugh). As with the kind of concussion-inducing rides featured in the movie, thrill-seekers ought to know what they’re in for and are strongly encouraged to proceed at their own risk.

Source: variety.com, latimes.com, vulture.com
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