What do you get when you cross the “Good Place” with “Black Mirror?” The answer: Greg Daniels’s newest comedy series “Upload.” While you may not be familiar with his name, his work is a different story. Daniels started writing in the early nineties for “The Simpsons” and “King of the Hill.” He then adapted “The Office” for American audiences—the show Netflix subscribers around the world are praying does not get removed. Daniel later went on to start the “Parks and Recreation,” led by Amy Poehler as an overly optimistic small-town politician. The show includes a stellar ensemble cast and made Chris Pratt a household name before the blockbusters.
What is K-pop? K-pop is known to be the next biggest thing in today's world. Their fandom has been growing reluctantly, and many K-pop groups and artists have even collaborated with American artists, won American awards, and performed at the biggest music festival (Coachella). They seem to be the hottest thing all over social media, so it's your time to get to with the bandwagon and learn who and what K-pop is.
Among the “non-essential” businesses affected by the Coronavirus is the film industry. Although Hollywood is just about the last thing on anyone’s mind, productions are at a stand still and hardworking employees are losing their jobs. While the “above-the-line” workers come to mind first—screenwriters, directors, actors—the majority of employees are “below-the-line” such as electricians, boom operators, assistants, dental prosthetics, caterers, the list goes on. Like in every industry, these people cannot afford the shutdown that A-list, Oscar-attendees can.
The story focuses on events taking place in Baghdad in 2003 during the Iraq War. Sérgio Vieira de Mello spent his career brokering piece deals with foreign leaders on behalf of the United Nations. He was a humanitarian-peacemaker, who often went against the grain, leading to both successes and failures.
“The Platform” is not for everyone. Cannibalism, brutal violence, and downright depravity may be tough for some to stomach. Luckily, for those intrigued enough to give it a chance, it is available on Netflix now. By the looks of it, people have been curious as it has floated around the top 10 streams for the past week.
"Hunters" is Amazon's newest series, which takes place in the '70s and follows a group of vigilante misfits seeking to destroy Nazi officials residing in America. The show has a stellar cast, starring Al Pacino and Logan Lerman among others. I intend on reviewing the ten episode series in two-episode batches.
The thumbnail is an image of Beth Cavener's magnificent, "The Question that Devours." The sculpture is in the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Wisconsin and was the inspiration for this script. Unfortunately, due to the current environment, I am unable to shoot the film this spring. However, I rewrote almost the entirety of the script and would like to share what could have been. "Dust to Dust" is my passion project, and I hope to see it through in the future. Enjoy!