Obituary: Peter Sallis – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… Sallis His first play with a star cast was a production of Three Sisters, where he appeared alongside Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson. He had film roles in Anastasia, The VIPs and Wuthering Heights, but it was for his television work that he was better known. He had already acted in two TV plays by writer Roy Clarke, in one playing a transvestite, before landing the role of Clegg in a Comedy Playhouse episode entitled Of Funerals and Fish. Image caption Peter Sallis, Bill Owen and …


Wonder Woman Debut Delivers Box-Office Punch for Warner

June 5, 2017

“Wonder Woman” opened as the top film in North American theaters, easily outdrawing a new picture from DreamWorks Animation and handing 21st Century Fox Inc. and DreamWorks Animation owner “Wonder Woman” features Israeli actress Gal Gadot in the title role. She was introduced to movie fans in last year’s “Batman v Superman” film. In the new picture, Gadot plays Diana, princess of the Amazons, in a story that retraces her origins to the time …


Chlo Grace Moretz responds to squeamy ‘Red Shoes’ marketing

June 3, 2017

Image: mashable composite/shutterstock/locus creative Chlo Grace Moretz may have voiced Snow White for the now-vilified Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarfs, but the actress has publicly denounced the film’s marketing materials. “I have now fully reviewed the [marketing] for Red Shoes, I am just as appalled and angry as everyone else, this wasn’t approved by me or my team,” Moretz tweeted on Wednesday. SEE ALSO: ‘Snow White’ parody slammed for body-shaming ad and the …


How Wonder Woman finally made it to the big screen

May 30, 2017

… action, more weapons, and Dr. Poison To the contrary, Wonder Woman is the payoff to decades of on-again, off-again efforts to bring the Amazonian princess to the big screen. With the film just days away from release, let’s take a look back at the long and winding journey it took to get here. Wonder Woman’s early days Wonder Woman first appears in the comics in 1941. Image: DC Comics Wonder Woman made her comic debut in 1941, just two years after Batman and three years after …


Rita, Sue and Bob Too: A snapshot of 1980s Britain – BBC News

May 29, 2017

Image copyright Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection Image caption The film was thought to reinforce negative stereotypes by some viewers Tony Earnshaw, author of Made in Yorkshire, a study of filmmaking in the county, was one of the many who reacted badly to the Alan Clarke-directed film when he first saw it as a teenager. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Bradford had taken a battering before the film was released Bradford’s image had taken a battering in …


Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… each month. Image: ng yi shu/mashable An iPhone on display in the Apple Store Image: ng yi shu/mashable Besides being home to Apple’s products, the store also features the tech giant’s Today at Apple program, with workshops, events and in-store classes occurring with local talent. Apple envisions the store as “modern-day town square,” and expects it to be one of its most popular. The program in Singapore’s Apple Store will focus on photography, film, …

May 28, 2017

Sprig is closing, showing just how hard it is to be a farm-to-doorstep food startup

Image: Shutterstock / stockyimages Sprig raised $45 million two years ago for its vision of providing healthy meals delivered quickly. The money made the San Francisco-based startup one of the biggest entrants into the burgeoning farm-to-doorstep food market. On Friday, the company announced that it is shutting down. “The demand for Sprigs convenient, high-quality food was always incredibly high, but the complexity of owning meal production through delivery at scale was a …

May 27, 2017

5 ways Wonder Woman has taken over the web

Image: Warner Bros. PICTURES Wonder Woman has long been a pillar of feminine strength. She stands alongside Rosie the Riveter as an icon of female empowerment, and of women getting things done. But she’s more than that. In comics, she often shows kindness and compassion, even to those who oppose her. She fights for what is right, even when the odds are stacked against her. With the release of the Wonder Woman film on June 2, Diana Prince will also be the first female superhero to star …

May 26, 2017

The Porn Business Isnt Anything Like You Think It Is

… Piper’s CEO, Richard Hendricks, is bemused. “I don’t understand,” he says. “How does Intersite have all this money?” “It’s pornography,” says the guy with the highfalutin facial hair. “Adult content has driven more important tech adoption than anything,” says another colleague. “The first fiction ever published on a printing press was an erotic tale. And from there: super 8 film, Polaroid, home video, digital, video on …

May 23, 2017

Apple will host big-name musicians and high-profile workshops to kick off new program

… global in-store education program The redesign is part of the “Today at Apple” program the company announced last month a regular slate of workshops on photography, film, and other pursuits that can be supplemented with Apple products. Apple will officially launch that effort this week. Each of its stores will offer their inaugural “Photo Walk,” an educational tour led by a well-known local photographer, and “Kids Hour” session this Saturday along with a host …

May 17, 2017