New on Apple TV+ this month: ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Long Way Up’ and more

Filmmakers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine closely track the escalating tensions that arise within a particularly riveting gubernatorial race, training their cameras on unforgettable teenagers like Ben, a Reagan-loving arch-conservative who brims with confidence despite personal setbacks, and Steven, a progressive-minded child of Mexican immigrants who stands by his convictions amidst the sea of red. […]

Under fire: how cinema’s new breed of cowboys are taking aim at the old west

After Unforgiven, Eastwood – essentially the genre in human form – only heightened its impact by suggesting it would be his final western, a last word on the subject. But it wasn’t. While he never spoke of it as such, another film he directed a year later was a western too in all but name, […]

Auckland live entertainment bounces back with Mary Poppins, Benee gig coming up

“As we carefully come out the other side of lockdown and begin to resume a degree of normality, musical theatre is now able to lift spirits, find meaning, escape reality, and allow people to express themselves,” he said.

Best smartphone deals for August 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel

LG smartphone deals Sorting through LG’s flagship offerings can be a little confusing due to some odd naming conventions, but there’s no denying that this brand pumps out some very good Android smartphones. Not unlike Samsung, LG has two different flagship lines: The standard G-series devices and the premium V-series phones, both of which now […]

Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia August 7

Citing sources of the Overseas Labour Management under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the spokesperson said 226 Vietnamese are working in Uzbekistan under a labour provision contract between a domestic company and the China Petroleum Jili Chemical Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd (JCC).

EU wants tech giants to do more to counter virus fake news

A senior European Union official warned online platforms like Google and Facebook on Wednesday to step up the fight against fake news coming notably from countries like China and Russia, but she praised the approach of Twitter for fact-checking a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump. Unveiling a plan to fight disinformation linked to the […]

Playing electoral defense, Trump claims Biden opposes God

The pandemic only compounded the pain. Manufacturers cut 1.36 million jobs between February and April as the economy went on lockdown. Hiring in May and June has pointed to a slight recovery. But even if factories add 267,500 jobs expected in the July employment report being released Friday, the sector would still have 500,000 fewer […]

Take-Two’s CEO has his doubts about a Netflix pricing model for video games

Games, he says, aren’t the same as movies. The amount of time consumers spend with a single title is typically much longer than they’d spend watching a film or even bingeing a series. That’s especially true with franchises like Grand Theft Auto, Borderlands, and Red Dead Redemption. So, he doesn’t see the value proposition of […]

Work-from-home Twitter mob rounds on Kirstie Allsopp after she said employees should return to the office to ‘prove their worth’ or risk losing their job in mass Covid job losses

Keren David added: ‘You seem to assume that we’re not proving our worth to our employers by working from home. In our case we’re proving that we can produce a newspaper with all of us at home. I think we’ve all proved ourselves 100 times over anything we could do in an office. Harder on TV […]

Pubs need to know TODAY if 27,000 beer gardens can open by June 22 to give landlords enough time to train staff and prepare for social-distancing – as punters face reduced range due to draught ales taking three weeks to brew

The Prime Minister has reportedly been spooked by warnings that up to 3.5million jobs could be lost if the hospitality sector is not allowed to return to business this summer. Those predictions may terrify him now, but I want to tell him bluntly, he hasn’t seen anything yet [File photo]