What is Miley Cyrus doing in the trailer for "Black Mirror" season 5?
On the heels of their interactive choose-your-own-adventure, Bandersnatch, Black Mirror season five returns to Netflix on June 5th with three brand new spooky stories about, like, how bad technology is, ya know?
You can watch the trailer right here. On your high-res screen.
Black Mirror: Season 5 | Official Trailer | Netflix www.youtube.com
The upcoming season of Black Mirror went all out on casting, grabbing basically everyone they could from Marvel and DC, like Anthony Mackie (Falcon from Avengers), Pom Klementieff (Mantis, also from Avengers), Yahya Abdul-Mateen (Black Manta from Aquaman), and...Miley Cyrus? Yes, that's right. Miley Cyrus will be appearing on Black Mirror, probably to illustrate the harsh realities of leading a double life between your private and public persona. Sometimes you really can't have "the best of both worlds." That's a reference to Hannah Montana, by the way.
Andrew Scott (Moriarty from BBC's Sherlock) also makes an appearance as a man having a temper tantrum about a phone. And Topher Grace is there, too, with blonde hair that isn't fooling anyone. We still remember you played Venom in Spider-Man 3, Topher.
Oh, and how about that fighting game scene? Is it possible that one day we'll be able to become the characters in our fighting games, and maybe that will have unforeseen consequences? Like, maybe our only interactions will be through battling idealized avatar versions of ourselves. We lose our identities as we become consumed by virtual bloodlust, which our real world bodies, fattened by the comforts of modernity, cannot sate. Thus we descend further into the game. Black Mirror certainly thinks so.
Make sure to catch season 5 of Black Mirror on Netflix June 5th!
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Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."