Smart House Smart House (1999), for its part, has an opposite view of the pitfalls of artificial intelligence. It’s not that boy creators will fall in love with the fake women they make; it’s that women will make female monsters they can’t control. Pat, the AI behind a smart house that can do everything from keeping household schedules to preparing gourmet meals to soaking any and all messes into her floorboards, is made by a brainy woman named Sarah (who has a thing for dumb, male criminals, naturally). It would require a very lengthy, separate conversation to talk about all the broader gender role issues in this movie, but let’s just say this: at one point a single dad throws his hands up in exasperation when his daughter asks him to do her pigtails. … [Read more...] about The near-futurism of Disney Channel original movies — does it hold up?
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The next few scenes are that part before a big boss fight in a Final Fantasy game where everyone chats and you just have to press X over and over again to get through the dialogue. Tormund Giantsbane is a wine snob (+5). Davos Seaworth mourns Princess Shireen and teaches Tormund about metaphors (+10). Jon asks Melisandre to not bring him back if he dies in battle. We at home second that request. Melisandre is like, "Maybe I won't have to! Maybe your resurrection was only a massive troll on the part of HBO to drum up interest for the sixth season of this show! We're all living inside a snow globe inside the mind of George R.R. Martin, I mean, the Lord of Light." … [Read more...] about The Game of Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 9, Battle of the Bastards
Getting to this launch has taken slightly more time than Virgin Orbit had anticipated. Originally, the company had hoped to fly LauncherOne as early as last summer, but the team wound up doing more work to develop the rocket. “We did add some tests along the way as we looked at the overall verification program,” Hart said. “And so we adjusted accordingly. The internal focus of the team was really to move through a methodical development process.” Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the company to pause operations briefly this year and rework how people operate in the Virgin Orbit factories in Long Beach. … [Read more...] about Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit plans to fly its rocket for the first time this weekend
Karma (June 18): hosted by YouTuber Michelle Khare, Karma test the mental and physical stamina of kids aged 12-15 by taking them completely off-grid and setting them challenges.Adventure Time: Distant Lands (June 25): these four breakout specials of the hit animation start with the adventures of the adorable little robot, BMO.Doom Patrol season 2 (June 25): DC's motley group of heroes return now that they're shrunk in size and stranded on Cliff's toy race track.Esme & Roy (June 25): this animated series from the makers of Sesame Street sees colourful monsters overcoming obstacles as a team.Search Party season 3 (June 25): a comedy thriller about over-privileged young people in search of a missing friend, and bad things ensue.Close Enough (June 9): surreal animated comedy that follows families navigating their thirties, and the many commitments that entails.Expecting Amy (June 9): three-part documentary on comic Amy Schumer. Includes her difficult pregnancy and her work on a … [Read more...] about HBO Max: release date, price, movies, the Justice League Snyder Cut and more
Great News found its voice and rhythm fairly quickly, thanks to Heelan’s lead performance as a relatably frazzled young professional: in over her head but desperate to plunge in even deeper. The veteran comedian Martin is at her best on this show, too, playing an aging meddler who worries she won’t have a purpose if she doesn’t micromanage her daughter’s life. Both these characters are filtered through the sensibilities of Wigfield, Carlock, and Fey, who use the Wendelsons to put a human face on what it’s like to be a 21st century woman in the media, juggling career expectations and messy personal lives while working in a stressful, rapidly evolving industry. … [Read more...] about With Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ending, Great News might be your next go-to