For all who watch and enjoy great TV and films, learning that a beloved actor has died can be almost as traumatic as losing someone in your own family.
We grow to love the actors who play well written characters on our screens, and have never been more connected to them than we are now through social media.
Because of these facts, we were rocked this year when some of our favourite actors were taken from us. In one way or another, each of these performers touched our lives, and we will remember them forever.
Here below are a few of those we lost this year. …
A brand new Nintendo Direct has been released, finally giving us a proper look at the brand new Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan. But more exciting than that is the confirmation that the park will expand to Orlando in 2023 and LA after that.
But after seeing how the park will look in Japan, I can only hope that their US plans will improve on the original design.
During the direct, we were given a tour of the completed park by Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. …
Yesterday was the day a lot of us have been waiting for all year, it was finally time to get our hands on the AirPods Max.
Originally rumoured to be called Studio AirPods (which would have been a far better name), these are Apple’s first foray into over-ear headphones.
From a business perspective, it’s a surprise that Apple made the jump at all. After its $3 billion acquisition of Beats, Apple already spent its way into the headphones market.
Releasing a competitive earphone brand that it will market alongside its own Beats models is cannibalising its own business, especially since they’ll both be sold alongside each other in Apple Stores. …
Since joining News Break a week ago, I’ve had a blast exploring what works, what doesn’t, and trying to strategise a way forward on this new platform.
As part of my process, I’ve joined one of the dedicated Facebook groups for News Break Creators, and man, is it a minefield of everyone’s fears and insecurities.
People are so worried about where they’re going to end up if they don’t start attracting enough audience interaction to match News Break’s expectations.
So what’s expected? And why is everyone so worried?
As many readers will already know, News Break is offering writers a minimum payment of $1,000 per month in exchange for 3 articles per week. …
From ‘Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life’ to ‘Newlywed and Dead’, Lifetime Original Movies have made themselves famous and a lot of money by being much more memorable than they are high quality.
After years of spending the bare minimum to provide us with the most laugh-out-loud titles imaginable, Lifetime has a new movie for us that is breaking the internet in half.
Backed by a licensing deal with KFC, Lifetime has made a horny romance flick starring Mario Lopez as sexy Colonel Sanders.
In the movie, the Colonel is called Harland, and he’s the brand new chef for the beautiful and seductive Jessica. …
Lately, a couple of my beloved friends/fellow writers have noticed that (once again) I’ve been strangely absent from Medium.
Taking lengthy breaks from the platform is always a good indicator that I’ve discovered something new and exciting, and am instead dedicating my time to pursuing this new interest.
Yes friends, this has indeed happened. Except unlike with times gone by, the interest I’ve discovered isn’t something unique to me and my situation, I’m merely following the current that has carried many other writers in this new direction.
As you already know from reading the title, I’m talking about News Break.
News Break is the news aggregate service we all thought was a scam a month ago. …
I’m sure many teachers out there would agree with me when I say that our job isn’t easy or straightforward.
I teach public speaking to Chinese kids who see the English language as a painful necessity that only exists to get them future entry into their preferred university.
Because of this begrudged apathy, it can be difficult to motivate kids to make speeches during class and hone their skills.
Luckily, I am first and foremost an investor, and that passion for investment usually saves the day.
I have one class that I was completely unable to break through with. They wouldn’t listen, and had no interest in carrying out the assignments I set for them. But today, I turned everything around by introducing them to the stock market. …
I’m not a father, but I am a teacher. Usually, I teach drama, but every Saturday I teach a class that combines science with debate.
So naturally, when you think of a scientific debate, the first place your mind goes to is sauerkraut, right? Hang in there.
In China, science class doesn’t typically involve experiments or any mention of hypotheses. Instead, students are taught the theoretical facts as scientists currently understand them, from a textbook.
Students read and copy the book, then are tested on how much they remember. Yay education.
The reason my class exists is that some parents feel that their children should be more involved in the scientific process.
So every week we learn a scientific theory, then build a hypothesis and test our belief with an experiment. …
Is it just me, or did this year go by in the blink of a dead eye.
Honestly, it felt as though this year dragged on forever. But thankfully it’s almost December, which means we’ve limped our way to the finish line.
Despite the virus and everything else that went horribly this year, it’s not all bad. After 9 months of waiting and hoping, the most unbelievable thing has happened.. my stock experiment entered profitability.
That’s right! The day has finally come.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, nine months ago I set out to undertake an experiment. Using the money I had made writing on Medium, I invested $2,000 into the share market. I bought risky shares that were crashing because of the virus, but that I was confident would eventually recover. …
Back in the golden days of cinema, patrons were given two options for enjoying their theatrical releases.
Most films were released into cinema the standard way that we’re used to seeing today. But special films, those that were considered “event films”, were given an entirely different level of treatment.
Films that were considered events were mostly musicals and historical epics, including movies such as West Side Story and Ben-Hur.
Tentpole movies like these couldn’t just endure the regular movie treatment, so these movies were released with a roadshow.
A roadshow was nothing more than a gimmick used to create the illusion of prestige and glamour while marketing the release of a new movie. …