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  1. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/donald-trump-claims-stopped-mass-killings-between-serbia-kosovo/articleshow/78215524.cms Please tell me this is fake news. Because... I can't... even... begin to comment.
  2. Oh, I still haven't watched it. I meant, but then we had covid-19 crisis and I lost track. I will watch it. It's on the list. As for LC and the history, sadly we tend to forget and that oblivion shapes our mindset. I wouldn't say I was pleased to see it, but it broadened my perspective regarding the issue. Yeah... My impression is the same. I like to see production values and the mere VFX of Shoggots is better than anything Netflix did with the monsters of Witcher.
  3. OK, I have just watched the first episode... You know, I consider myself a worldly person. And I have always been proud of my knowledge of different cultures, customs and history. I can talk about variety of things, from dragons in Chinese mythology to Netflix's latest dramas. But this episode shook me to the core. We hear stories, testimonials, we even see the rage on the streets. But the extent of hatred towards African Americans, the level of racism... And I mean "Lovecraft's country" is set in North. I had to call some of my friends and experts in history just to check. I was horrified. I feel like when I first watch "A time to kill" which, for a preteen was a movie that show some great extent of racism. I found those chases far more disturbing and I am in my 30ies. Shoggots looked AMAZING and HBO shows that when it comes to high-end production, they still rule Hollywood. Looking forward to the next one.
  4. Yes, but it becomes a requirement in terms of a lot of different aspects of that movie. Screening requirement doesn't affect the product, this will. Well, it will be interesting. Honestly, I think there is an issue. I just disagree with their solution.
  5. Now, I finally have time to comment... And, honestly, I don't know from which side this is worse. We can see this as a publicity stunt. It would not be the first one in Hollywood. They want to show us how morally superior they are (now that they have finally managed to put Weinstein behind bars) that honestly, it is laughable. And naturally, Academy had to give in. There was no way that their most honest barometer would actually, year after year show what the real problem is - the lack of tru representation in motion picture and not the lack of nominees. But we preferred to talk more about Oscars so white, forgetting that the real story is actually filmmakers are so white (something Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock have astutely addressed) On the other side, let's say they mean it. I am sorry, bit I don't understand how "inclusiveness" can be considered as a measurement for quality. And out of 93 previous winners and almost 500 nominated movies, how many would be actually accepted today? Can you imagine someone saying to Scorsese "sorry for not meeting Standard A or B, better luck next time". If they really mean it, how long will it pass to the point where we say, IDK, "Lord of the rings" gets discarded. Will we be making movies like "Godfather" or "Social Network" or IDK, "The King's Speech"? Hollywood needs to be more inclusive, there is no doubt about that. But either they are more concerned with PR here or they really don't see what the real problem is? Are they obtuse or idiotic? Or perhaps both?
  6. So, Academy has done this... https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/08/entertainment/oscars-rules-changes/index.html Any opinions on the inclusion standards?
  7. Oh, you wouldn't believe the extent of conspiracy theories in Serbian media around this. So, I conflated all of that. The rule is not stupid. You see, the umpires, line and chair umpires and ball boys and girls all know the risks. You can get hit DURING the game. All their eyes are on the ball DURING the game. As you said, most people on the court have been hit "while playing tennis". This was not during the game. This was after the point. If Djokovic served and hit her, he wouldn't be disqualified. If he hit her while scoring, again no disqualification. But he hit her while he was hitting the ball in anger of losing the point. Was it accident? Sure. Was it intentional? Hell, no. It was one in a million. But that is why he got disqualified. As Carlos Ramos said after the incident with Serena, there is no a-la-carte referring.
  8. As I said two years ago with regard to Serena losing a game, rules are rules. You may not like them, but if you are playing the game, you have to respect them. No, Novak didn't hit the lady on purpose. But the rulebook is not a criminal law. We don't have mens rea here. No, it was not a precedent. We know people have been disqualified in the past for situations like this - Henman, Nalbandian, Shapovalov, Serena (although, the common sense prevailed in 2009 as it was the match point) He will be fined. He will move on. And yes, had the ball hit 10 centimeters away, we would not have this discussion. Alas, it didn't. I see a lot of our countrymen arguing he should have hit the ball harder. I assume they think he should have killed her on the spot to teach God knows whom a lesson. It is stupid perhaps, but it is undoubtedly fair. Honestly, I don't think she was faking it. The entire argument of how there is a plot to discredit Djokovic and how this woman participated in it is laughable. I know Djokovic is popular and that this is unfortunate, but let's not make out of this something we know it isn't.
  9. https://balkaninsight.com/2020/08/30/live-blog-montenegro-elections-2020/ After thirty years, the rule of one of the last European dictators has finally came to an end. From communist to nationalist and now pro-European democrat, Milo Djukanovic ruled Montenegro with iron fist supported by what EU and USA officials call "endemic corruption" in a country that descended from democratic to "hybrid system" (per Freedom House). For so long, Western countries closed their eyes to what has been happening in Montenegro, but finally the people rose, It is a narrow victory and Djukanovic will never dignify anyone of admitting a defeat. The air is much clearer in Montenegro today. And we can hope Western officials will support the end of 30-year-long rule of one man and help the new government in reforms that will ultimately lead country where it belongs, to EU.
  10. Dark Season 3 Mrs America Defending Jacob La Casa de Papel Season 4 The Good Fight Season 4 Hollywood Lost in Space Season 2 The English Game Altered Carbon Season 2 Young Sheldon Season 3 Outlander Season 5 Grey's anatomy Season 16 I binged all three seasons in the past two weeks so I am full of impressions. It tickles my philosophical mind in the most interesting ways. It is so smart, intellectual but never pretentious. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
  11. A week ago, I did a piece about music in fantasy genre and among Star Wars and Harry Potter, I put John Williams' Indiana Jones theme (original version: The Raiders March) in Top 15 most memorable fantasy movie music. That said, I have no idea whether you talked about Williams' masterpiece (haven't read 15 pages ), but it has to be mentioned.
  12. Thanks for recommendation. I will try to see if I can get it via my cable network. This year is very weird for me... I feel like I know nothing That said, it can be refreshing not knowing who'll win.
  13. Oh, fu*k... https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/tv/story/2020-07-30/steinem-and-smeal-why-mrs-america-is-bad-for-american-women?_amp=true&__twitter_impression=true No way Blanchett is winning after the show is called "bad for women" by none other than Gloria Steinem.
  14. Honestly, I look at these nominations and the more I watch them, the more WTF feeling it is. There were times when I knew all the nominees and the shows. This year I feel like I am looking at "Best ornithology seminar in Southern Brazil" award. Drama category was a bit more traditional, although for the love of me, I don't understand how voters can ignore The Good Fight and its amazing cast. At least three of the nominated shows - The Handmaid's Tale, Stranger Things and Killing Eve were mediocre at best, with The Crown being adequate (I mean, great TV but nothing new). I am happy about The Mandalorian. Luckily, the genre TV is not dead. I haven't seen Pose, Succession or The Morning Show so I am out of water with the acting nominees. Honest to God, I don't understand how Nicole Kidman was not nominated for Big Little Lies. I can't even begin to discuss comedy categories as I know only about The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. I have literally never heard of some of those shows. I was better acquainted with Limited Series. In terms of Mrs America vs Watchmen, I would go Watchmen over Mrs America, but undoubtedly Blanchett over King. I am not sure baout Blanchett winning this, but I swear, she was in league of her own this year. The ending alone is not Emmy, but Oscar worthy performance. I have no idea what happened to Rose Byrne and Sarah Paulson as they would have been my picks instead of Aduba and Martindale for Mrs America. All in all, it's a complete mess.
  15. PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS 2020 DRAMA SERIES Better Call Saul The Crown The Handmaid’s Tale Killing Eve The Mandalorian Ozark Stranger Things Succession COMEDY SERIES Curb Your Enthusiasm Dead to Me The Good Place Insecure The Kominsky Method The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Schitt’s Creek What We Do in the Shadows LEAD ACTRESS, DRAMA Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show Olivia Colman, The Crown Jodie Comer, Killing Eve Laura Linney, Ozark Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Zendaya, Euphoria LEAD ACTOR, DRAMA Jason Bateman, Ozark Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us Steve Carell, The Morning Show Brian Cox, Succession Billy Porter, Pose Jeremy Strong, Succession SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA Nicholas Braun, Succession Billy Crudup, The Morning Show Kieran Culkin, Succession Mark Duplass, The Morning Show Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul Matthew Macfadyen, Succession Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale Jeffrey Wright, Westworld SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown Laura Dern, Big Little Lies Julia Garner, Ozark Thandie Newton, Westworld Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve Sarah Snook, Succession Meryl Streep, Big Little LiesSamira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale LEAD ACTRESS, COMEDY Christina Applegate, Dead to Me Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek Issa Rae, Insecure Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish LEAD ACTOR, COMEDY Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Don Cheadle, Black Monday Ted Danson, The Good Place Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek Ramy Youssef, Ramy SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY Mahershala Ali, Ramy Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel William Jackson Harper, The Good Place Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place Betty Gilpin, GLOW Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek Yvonne Orji, Insecure Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live LIMITED SERIES Little Fires Everywhere Mrs. America Unbelievable Unorthodox Watchmen TV MOVIE American Son Bad Education Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend LEAD ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America Shira Haas, Unorthodox Regina King, Watchmen Octavia Spencer, Self Made Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere LEAD ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Jeremy Irons, Watchmen Hugh Jackman, Bad Education Paul Mescal, Normal People Jeremy Pope, Hollywood Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America Toni Collette, Unbelievable Margo Martindale, Mrs. America Jean Smart, Watchmen Holland Taylor, Hollywood Tracey Ullman, Mrs. America SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Watchmen Jovan Adepo, Watchmen Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend Louis Gossett Jr., Watchmen Dylan McDermott, Hollywood Jim Parsons, Hollywood COMPETITION PROGRAM The Masked Singer Nailed It! RuPaul’s Drag Race Top Chef The Voice VARIETY TALK SERIES The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Jimmy Kimmel Live! Last Week Tonight With John Oliver The Late Show With Stephen Colbert HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye Nicole Byer, Nailed It Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec, and Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio, Top Chef Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, Making It
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