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dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson dies at the age of 75
Wilko Johnson, guitarist for pub rock band Dr. 1970s feelgood and influencer of the British punk rock movement has died aged 75. According to a statement on Johnson’s Twitter page, the musician passed away at home on Monday. No further details were given.
The new Avatar movie gets a rare release in China
The long-awaited sequel to director James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar will be released in cinemas in mainland China on December 16, 20th Century Studios announced on Wednesday. “Avatar: The Way of Water” will be released in China on the same day as its worldwide release, the studio announced on its official Weibo account.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is worth investigating, says the cast
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, a sequel to 2019’s Knives Out, brings together a new cast in Greece for a new crime and case for the smartly dressed detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig. Rian Johnson, who directed both films, this week helped uncover one of the franchise’s biggest mysteries when he explained what ‘glass onion’ means.
“Good Night Oppy” on NASA’s Rover Mission Might Make You Cry
When “Good Night Oppy,” which follows NASA’s Opportunity and Spirit rovers before and after they land on Mars, was unveiled at a film festival in September, the documentary had an unexpected effect on audiences: they cried. “It’s funny because I promise you we didn’t have any conversations in the editing room about how we were going to make people cry,” director Ryan White told Reuters.
Voting for the Eurovision Song Contest is to be opened to non-participating countries
Viewers from countries not taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest will be able to vote for their favorite act next year for the first time in the history of the competition, the organizer announced on Tuesday. The new “Rest of the World” poll is intended to strengthen the power of the audience to influence results and recognize the global reach of the competition, which attracted more than 160 million TV viewers last year.
At Disney, Iger faces a succession issue that he helped shape
Walt Disney Co.’s Bob Iger is once again being asked to name his successor as chief executive — one of his biggest failures in his first breakthrough as the company’s CEO, say people who have worked with him and pundits. Iger is credited with transforming Disney into a modern media company and acquiring well-known entertainment brands like Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars, which would serve as a beacon for consumers as they navigate a crowded entertainment landscape.
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