Kate Mack

26 Jun 19
News Directory

Illustration: Elena Scotti (G / O Media), Photo: Getty FunbagTime for the weekly edition of Deadspin Funbag. Something on your mind? [Email the Funbag](mailto: funbag.deadspin@gmail.com). Today, we're talking about bathroom booths, Law & Order, forgotten football teams, office beers, and more. Drew is on vacation. You are stuck with me. Let's find your letters. Tyler: […]

24 Jun 19
News Archives Uk

Tom Welling reveals that he would be open to playing a version of Batman in the game arrow verses, It was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and made its debut in 1939. Since then it has been adapted by countless actors for large and small screens. The translations ranged from knowingly bold to […]

24 Jun 19

Catch up on your reading with the UGA Press Summer Sale and get 40% off all books during the month of June! Today we’re highlighting history. Take a look at some of our best history titles below, and use code 08JUNE40 at checkout to get 40% off. You can buy books that are out now […]

24 Jun 19

NANTUCKET, Mass. — Adventure drama “The Peanut Butter Falcon” and Syria documentary “For Sama” emerged as the top winners at the 24th annual Nantucket Film Festival. The festival, which concludes today, as ever put the emphasis on screenwriters and emerging talents. Director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Sundance hit “Brittany Runs a Marathon” had a number of […]

24 Jun 19

Written by Richard Curtis and directed by Danny Boyle, Yesterday tells the story of a busker, pub performer, and part-time warehouse worker Jack Malik whose biggest music gig is an almost empty tent at the Latitude Festival. One night, during a worldwide blackout, Jack is struck by a bus and when he awakens from this […]

23 Jun 19
Parks, Scares and Glitter

We have been growing in size over the past year and despite the fact we’ve been reviewing and bringing you news, yet we haven’t really introduced ourselves. With this in mind, we’ve decided to let you get to know us by asking you lot to ask us questions that you’d like us to answer. This […]

22 Jun 19
Entertaining WE

For the previous installment in our Best New Tracks series, we brought attention to new releases from Gallant, Kate Tempest, Common, Laundry Day, Nosaj Thing and Maleek Berry. This time around, we’re shining the spotlight on new releases from Mustard, Lil Baby, Future, ALLBLACK, Gucci Mane, Peezy, Yhung T.O., ShooterGang Kony, Teeezy, Gudda Mack, Lil…

21 Jun 19
Specs, Rugs & Sausage Rolls

Yes, it’s Friday!! It’s also the longest day of the year. The bad news is, just as Summer gets started, the nights are already drawing in!!!! Without any further ado, let’s get on with the true business of the post. Car Share Written by and starring Peter Kay and Sian Gibson as two car-sharing supermarket […]

14 Nov 11
Dance Travel News

An Indigenous Australian didgeridoo player and a maracas shaking ensemble dancer sharing a Broadway stage with the gold lame wearing song and danceman movie star: it’s “Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway.” Travel through the life and loves of Hugh Jackman over a thoroughly entertaining and engrossing 2 hours and 20 minutes as he shares with […]

18 Jun 19
The Mercury News
Frameline43, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ film festival, celebrates Pride Month with a diverse program made up of 174 films  screening from June 20 to June 30. The East Bay gets in the picture as well, with festival screenings slated for Landmark Theartes in Berkeley and Oakland. The fest kicks off Thursday with “Vita & Virigina,” a dramatic retelling of the romance between aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton) and author Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki). It closes June 30 with “Gay Chorus Deep South,” a documentary following the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir on a tour through the South. There are many films with Bay Area ties, including the documentary “We Are the Radical Monarchs,” about an Oakland program that encourages young girls to be active in social issues so they can get their voices heard. Here are 10 features worth seeing: “Bit”: Director/writer Brad Michael Elmore stakes a campy claim on the queer vampie genre with this feisty American premiere that delivers gore, romance and — best of all – a fierce feminist message. An 18-year-old transgender high school grad (“Supergirl’s” Nicole Maines) is hanging with her bro for the summer in L.A. when she meets a queer vampire gang that is sinking teeth into male creepozoids. Boosted by a cool soundtrack, this is an energetic ride. Screens: 9:30 p.m. June 22, Castro Theatre, San Francisco. “A Luv Tale  — The Series”:  Count on Frameline to grab the best LGBTQ+ web series going. Last year the fest featured the addictive “Bonding,” now on Netflix. This year, they nail it again with a sexy Harlem-set soap opera that deliciously tempts you to watch more. It opens with a steamy one-night stand (or is it?) between two queer women of color (Sheria Irving and Vanessa Williams), and goes on to show how the tryst affects those around them. The fest screens six episodes of this series adapted from Sidra Smith’s 1999 film “A Luv Tale.” Screens: 6:45 p.m. June 27, the Castro. “Sell By”: Making two self-absorbed New Yorkers your protagonists comes with risks, but actor-turned-director Mike Doyle and his male leads navigate those tricky waters in Doyle’s debut feature. The relationship between a wealthy social influencer Marklin (Augustus Prew) and  Adam (Scott Evans), a ghost painter for an obonoxiously celebrated “artist” (Patricia Clarkson), gets tested to the breaking point while — in the background — neurotic friends wrestle with their messy lives. Co-stars Kate Walsh, Colin Donnell, Zoe Chao and scene stealer Michelle Buteau make it an entertaining surprise. Screens: 9:15 pm. June 26, the Castro. “Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America”: San Francisco filmmaker Tom Shepard’s topical documentary focuses on four LGBTQ+ asylum seekers — a Syrian refugee who has become a powerful advocate, lesbian partners who run into many roadblocks and a Congo man ostracized from his family — relocating to San Francisco. It’s as powerful and poignant as it is informing and hopeful. Screens: 1 p.m. June 23, the Castro. “Temblores (Tremors)”: The plot probably sounds familiar — a married man outs himself to his evangelical family members, who then shun him and demand he enter conversion therapy. Rarely, though, has the theme been explored with such passion, precision and artistry than in Jayro Bustamante’s Guatemala-set drama. Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) leaves his wife and kids to be with his lover, the extroverted Francisco (Mauricio Armas). What ensues is a nightmare. The acting, the directing and the photography are extraordinary. Screens: 6:30 p.m. June 25, the Castro. “Before You Know It”: If you think your family is kooky, wait till you hang with the Gurner clan. Dad (Mandy Patinkin) and his two wholly different daughters (Hannah Pearl Utt and Jen Tullock) run a New York City community theater. When the sisters discover their assumed-to-be-dead mom (a hilarious Judith Light) is alive and flourishing on a soap opera, the past meets up with the present. Utt’s feature-length directorial debut sparkles while Tullock’s and Utt’s screenplay shifts tones with ease. Mike Colter and Alec Baldwin are terrific in small parts. Screens: 6:30 p.m. June 24, the Castro. “Kattumaram”: The coming-out story of a school teacher (Preeti Karan) living with her fisherman uncle and younger brother in a small seaside village in India is tenderly etched in director Swarnavel Eswaran’s low-key, effective drama. As she evades her uncle’s attempts to marry her off, Anandhi — one of the survivors of a tsunami that killed her parents — finds an attraction growing for an out photographer on assignment. The music, unfortunately, clashes with the film’s subtleness. Screens: 6:45 p.m. June 23 at Roxie Theater, San Francisco; 7 p.m. June 27 at Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley. “History Lessons”: A repressed and ailing high school teacher (Veronica Langer in a flawless performance) finds her wilting life in Mexico blossoming when her encounters with fiery student Eva (Renata Vaca) evolve from combative to something more emotionally intense. Director/writer Marcelino Islas Hernandez is a perceptive director and he takes delicate care with these vulnerable characters. Screens: 4 p.m. June 23 at The Victoria, San Francisco; 6:30 p.m. June 29 at the Piedmont, Oakland. “Changing the Game”: Michael Barnett’s illuminating documentary examines the achievements of three transgender high school athletes, in the face of the obstacles, hatred and the limitations imposed on them. Particularly affecting is wrestling star Mack Beggs, who wants to compete against boys but was originally forced to go up against the girls in Texas. His story and the support he receives from his grandparents and a coach moved me to tears. Screens: 10:30 a.m. June 23, the Castro. “Brief Story From the Green Planet”: Transgender teen Tania (Romina Escobar) and her two friends Daniela (Paula Grinszpan) and Pedro (Luis Soda) journey from Buenos Aires to the rural home of Tania’s grandma, who has just died. There they discover a sick alien in the basement, and decide to help it get back home. Writer/director Santiago Loza’s award winner casts an odd, mesmerizing spell with a haunting allegory about people who always feel like they’re on the fringes of the world. Screens: 9:30 p.m. June 25 at Shattuck Cinemas; 6:45 p.m. June 27 at the Victoria. Randy Myers is a freelance writer covering film. Contact him at soitsrandy@gmail.com. FRAMELINE When: June 20-30 Where: Various theaters in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland Tickets: Most screenings $15-$20, opening- and closing-night events and screenings $35-$90; www.frameline.org
18 Jun 19
The Chestnut Post

NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The NY Breakers are thrilled to announce their roster for the International Swimming League (ISL)’s 2019 season. Tina Andrew, General Manager of NY Breakers, says, “Coming from all over the world, but with a distinct New Yorker character, our team is unashamedly focused on changing swimming for the better. […]

18 Jun 19

Cette semaine le thème est :  Les 10 sorties littéraires estivales que j’attends avec impatience.  Clara Voyant par Rachelle Delaney sort le 4 juin : “Clara can’t believe her no-nonsense grandmother has just up and moved to Florida, leaving Clara and her mother on their own for the first time. This means her mother can […]

17 Jun 19

We remember these celebrities recently died from the music they created (Doris Day, Scott Walker, Dick Dale, Keith Flint of The Prodigy), the characters they played (Julie Barnes of Peggy Lipton, Chewbacca of Peter Mayhew), their sport careers pioneering (Frank Robinson), their films (John Singleton, Bernardo Bertolucci), books (Tom Wolfe, Steve Ditko), their brains (Stephen […]

17 Jun 19

One of the big topics for Amer-Indians in the Twentieth century, was the way they were portrayed in motion pictures. They were always the uncivilised, vicious savages that killed and scalped the white man. Notably, the palefaces always won in the end, after the ‘savages’ had bit the dust. While Biograph’s Griffith can be praised […]