15 years of Neil Gaiman’s adaptation

Today, Stardust is 15 years old.picture: Basic I also sat down to re-visit Matthew Vaughn adaptation subordinate Neil Gaiman’s novel stardustA friend who was visiting asked me a question. “what are you watching?” “stardust. “What is this?” “This fantasy movie with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.” “I’ve never heard of it before.”Henry Cavill is … Read more

Season 4, Episode 7, “Metanoia”

Tessa Thompson in Westworld picture: Jon Johnson / HBO As we are nearing the end Westworld“Season 4, it seems clear that we’ve known the ending all along. We knew, for example, that Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) would always die, that the city would burn, and that the odds of everyone surviving were…well, let’s just say, bleak. … Read more

China’s Planners Can’t Deal With Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

This is an editorial by Andrew A, Bitcoin Educator and Contributor to Bitcoin Magazine Like so many tragic characters in Greek mythology, China has a long and storied history of wresting defeat from the jaws of victory. Its ruling class, in particular, has always had an insatiable appetite for self-flagellation. The Bitcoin ban is the … Read more

The Simpsons, now 15, was always a sure thing

picture: Disney / Twentieth Century Studios Is there a family in the media that lasted so long The Simpsons? Five people (and one dog!) The yellow ball family It’s been going on since 1989, as long as some of our parents are married, if not quite alive. Depending on who you are, it hasn’t been … Read more