Photo-Illustration: Vulture and NBC Paramount+ launches next week, and based upon a preview of the service that owner ViacomCBS offered Wednesday, there’s nothing about it that screams game-changer. That’s not meant as a slam: As sister linear network CBS has demonstrated for decades, being considered exciting or ahead of the curve by members of the media is not a prerequisite for success. And while Paramount+ as a whole may not be revolutionary, the vast and incredibly diverse slate of content outlined yesterday by the streamer actually is impressive — a dramatic improvement over the CBS All Access service it is replacing. By now, you likely have read about many of the biggest projects headed to Paramount+ over the next year or so: Revivals of Frasier, Rugrats , and Yo! MTV Raps; the return of Road Rules and iCarly ; series based on Paramount movies such as Grease , Love Story , The Godfather , and Fatal Attraction . Almost every project announced … [Read more...] about Paramount+ Is Mining for Nostalgia. Will It Work?
Quarantine queen Dua Lipa is back with new music and a Titanic-themed music video. The pop star dropped a new rendition of her March 2020 album , Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition), which features four brand new tracks: “We’re Good,” “If It Ain’t Me,” “That Kind of Woman,” and “Not My Problem” featuring J.I.D. For “We’re Good” the artist formerly known by Wendy William’s as Dula Peep dropped an accompanying video which was both an allegory for the life of a lobster and a retelling of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912 , which is undoubtedly a bold choice for a music video, thematically speaking. Another bold choice Dua Lipa made was beginning the song with the lyric, “I’m on an island,” as she’s been repeatedly called out for traveling to islands during the global pandemic . Check out Future Nostalgia (The Moonlight Edition) and see if you can get into the psyche of a lobster who narrowly escapes the pot because he happens to be on the Titanic in Dua Lipa’s … [Read more...] about Dua Lipa Drops
Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images Between the former Chicago resident cameo and Dennis Rodman nostalgia, you might be enjoying ESPN’s ten-part The Last Dance, but if you ask documentarian Ken Burns, the whole endeavor is one massive air ball. “I find it the opposite direction of where we need to be going,” the Academy Award–nominated filmmaker behind The Civil War and Baseball told the Wall Street Journal this week. So why, exactly, does Ken Burns, who says he hasn’t seen the series, dislike The Last Dance — which explores Michael Jordan’s basketball legacy, focusing on his time spent with the Chicago Bulls — so much? According to Burns, the involvement of Jordan’s production company, Jump 23, on the project calls into question the legitimacy of Last Dance as a documentary. “If you are there influencing the very fact of it getting made, it means that certain aspects that you don’t necessarily want in aren’t … [Read more...] about Ken Burns Is Not Here for ESPN’s Michael Jordan Docuseries,
Sixteen Candles Photo: Universal Pictures It’s easy to get swept up in a cute teen romance. They’re fun, there’s the nostalgia factor (we were all teens once!), and they’re full of so much hope — the feeling that this is just the beginning . But here’s the thing: Because we’re all so busy getting swept away and having fun and remembering what hope feels like, we don’t always have the most discerning eye when it comes to who our hero has chosen to fall in love with. Sometimes, when you take a closer look at what’s going on and who we’ve been spending cinematic time with, you realize that this person is no good at all and our hero can do much, much better. Don’t get me wrong, some of your favorite teen rom-com love interests are just fine — wonderful, even! — but we owe it to ourselves and our rom-com heroes to examine this idea further. And so Vulture has taken it upon itself to put a sampling of love interests from teen comedies (spanning from the ’80s to today) to the test … [Read more...] about Is This Teen Rom-Com Love Interest Really Worth Dating?
Last modified on Feb 18, 2021 17:10 GMT hellomagazine.com Fun & challenging 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzles, 3D jigsaw puzzles and mindfulness puzzle books: these are the best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021 Sales of jigsaw puzzles for adults have skyrocketed during the coronavirus pandemic, and with lockdown a reality in 2020 a jigsaw is the perfect way to keep the family entertained – and it's also a great way to practice mindfulness . Whether you're a first-time puzzler or a more seasoned pro, we've found the best buys from some of our favourite brands, so you can challenge yourself and keep busy over the festive period. MORE LOCKDOWN FUN AND GAMES: The best family-friendly board games to play during lockdown: Cluedo, trivia and more 11 virtual things to do at home during lockdown 3.0 Bored at home? Productive things you can do during lockdown What is a good size puzzle for adults? Well, that really … [Read more...] about 14 best jigsaw puzzles for adults in 2021: Fun & challenging jigsaws for lockdown