What Film Can Learn From Asia’s Rising Art Fair Circuit

The rise of art fairs and galleries in Asia could contribute to an evolution in the traditional sale and distribution of films around the region. Film and video-based works are increasingly being shown in fine art settings. Spearheading the change in Asia is the giant Art Basel, which introduced a film sector to its Hong… Read more »

Netflix Renews Will Arnett’s ‘Flaked’ For 2017 Second Season

Netflix has officially renewed the Will Arnett and Mark Chappell-created sitcom Flaked for a second season set to air in 2017. The news of the show’s return was announced earlier tonight on its Facebook page.

In May it was widely reported that Flaked was under consideration for renewal with a reduced order of six episodes (season 1 was eight episodes long). Tonight’s announcement confirms those reports, though the exact number of episodes was not revealed. Netflix did…

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President Obama Tries to Sell Hope in a Reality TV Landscape

Wednesday night, President Barack Obama closed out the night of speeches with an appeal to America’s better natures that felt wildly out of place in the narrative of Decision 2016. His address to the convention was a mic drop — not quite as jaw-dropping as First Lady Michelle Obama’s on Monday night, but only because… Read more »

SNL ‘Weekend Update’ Roasts the Democratic Convention (Watch)

Saturday Night Live traveled to Philadelphia for a special edition of “Weekend Update” at the Democratic National Convention, which MSNBC broadcast during Wednesday night’s coverage. Hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che, who also attended the RNC last week in Cleveland, riffed on DNC highlights including President Obama’s speech, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders’ troops. “Look… Read more »

China Public, Media Warming to LGBT Issues (Report)

Attitudes in China towards sexual and gender minority people are currently troublesome. But they are changing along with the generations and increasing media coverage, according to a United Nations survey. The Survey on Social Attitudes towards Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) involving over 30,000 respondents and conducted on behalf of the UN… Read more »

Trevor Noah On Trump’s Call For Russia To Hack DNC: “Are You [Expletive] Me?!”

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah tonight dipped its toes back into the overtly political waters forded regularly under the captaincy of former host Jon Stewart with a fiery, blunt takedown of Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump. The reason? Per tradition, Donald Trump caused no small amount of controversy earlier today during a press conference to talk about the recent hack of DNC computers and subsequent distribution via Wikileaks of highly embarrassing (though…

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Jackie Chan’s ‘Bleeding Steel’ Adds Australian Cast

Australian actors Tess Haubrich (“Alien: Covenant”) and Callan Mulvey (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” TV’s “Underbelly”) have joined Jackie Chan in the cast of Chinese-Australian sci-fi thriller “Bleeding Steel.” The official start of production was announced Thursday at a ceremony at Sydney Opera House involving the state of New South Wales’ acting premier Troy Grant and… Read more »