Daily Archive: November 7, 2017
The Walt Disney Co. has reversed its decision to exclude Los Angeles Times critics from press screenings of its films.
“We’ve had productive discussions with the newly installed leadership at the Los Angeles Times regarding our specific concerns, and as a result, we’ve agreed to restore access…
At least two of the four officials of the Social Security System (SSS) accused of “serious dishonesty and grave misconduct” allegedly received monthly bribes from stockbrokers they accredited in exchange for handling part of the pension fund’s equity investments.
Metro Manila workers and residents will have a five-day breather as world leaders converge on Manila next week for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit.
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Paramount Pictures’ financial troubles just got bigger.
In the latest sign of retrenchment by Chinese investors in Hollywood, the Viacom Inc. owned movie studio announced Tuesday that the film financing deal that it was banking on with China’s Huahua Media has collapsed.
The deal, part of a $1…
We always knew NBC’s emotional series This Is Us would be playing around with time. In fact, it was revealed in that shocking twist at the end of the very first episode that two of the show’s biggest storylines would continue to unfold, decades apart. With Mandy Moore playing the same character but older and with three very different actors playing three siblings of the exact same age, we can’t help but wonder: how old are the show’s main players?
I should preface this by saying that I don’t ever cry. OK, maybe once or twice out of an entire year, but that’s the maximum. The point is, it’s very rare for my tear ducts to produce tears. Growing up, I went through a lot of rough sh*t, but crying isn’t something that I use as a coping mechanism whenever I’m sad or hurt. And it’s definitely not something I did while watching TV. I even judged people, like my sister who sobs every week while watching Grey’s Anatomy and my high school friend who cries at Lifetime movies, because let’s be real, it’s just TV, people. Or so I thought. All of the judgment I reserved for those who couldn’t control their emotions changed once I started watching This Is Us.
I’ve become invested in the Pearsons, and their complicated family makes me an emotional wreck.
I give my self credit for lasting as long as I did before the water works began. It was the sixteenth episode of the first season when – spoiler alert – Randall’s biological father, William, dies. That final scene of Randall holding on to his dying father’s face hit me right in the gut. I must have bawled for at least a good fifteen minutes before I got annoyed with myself. As someone who watches shows like The Walking Dead religiously, I know that at any minute someone could die on my favorite TV shows, and I’ve quickly learned not to get too attached to any character. But there’s something different about This Is Us.
Maybe it’s the genius minds of the writers who craft impeccable story lines around sensitive topics like adoption, addiction, and body image, or the incredible actors who bring it every week as flawed, yet endearing characters who I’m now consistently rooting for. Whatever the reason, I’ve become invested in the Pearsons and their complicated family makes me an emotional wreck.
Thanks to the show – and the emotional reactions from other fans – I’ve realized that it’s OK to shed tears in front of my TV screen. To know that I can be moved and feel passionately about fictional characters, and actually empathize with them, shows me that I’m not so cold after all. It also helps that the three lead men on the show aren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. Witnessing Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Kevin (Justin Hartley), and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) being completely vulnerable with their family and loved ones chips away at the false notion that strong men don’t cry. And that’s a damn good thing, too.
Idris Elba is a man of many talents: he can act, he can sing , and he can dance . Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed, he’s pretty f*cking hot. Whether he’s suited up in a sharp tuxedo or showing off his shirtless physique, Idris always seems to look good, no matter what. Don’t believe us? Keep reading and see for yourself.