Thought for the day

"Fascism is the adoption by vested interests in a society of an authoritarian form of government in order to maintain their vested interests and prevent the reform of that society." -- Carroll Quigley

Marvel Studios’ decision to feature an Israeli superhero called “Sabra” in its upcoming film has been met by outrage from Palestinian artists who say it is evidence of “racism” and “white-washing colonialism”.

Marvel, which is based in New York and is owned by Disney, announced late last week that the character, who operates as an Israeli intelligence (Mossad) agent, would be featured in the 2024 Captain America movie.

As Israel was launching a deadly assault on Gaza, killing thousands of civilians and displacing more than 100,000 people, many of America’s top TV, music and film producers were organizing to protect the apartheid state’s reputation from widespread international condemnation.

Earlier this month, activists and comic book fans alike were in uproar over Marvel Studios’ announcement that Israeli actress Shira Haas will play Zionist superhero Sabra in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Captain America: New World Order. Many Palestine advocates accused Marvel’s decision to add Sabra to the MCU as exalting Israeli abuse and war crimes.

I first noticed it 10 years ago while watching a BBC adaptation of Graham Greene’s famous 1938 gangster novel Brighton Rock. Considered a very violent book for its time, it was famously filmed in 1948 as a classic piece of British noir starring a young Richard Attenborough as Pinkie, the hoodlum with the sharp suits and penchant for throwing acid in his rivals’ faces.

“Happiest Place On Earth” Has Become Too Expensive To Visit The magical world of Disney isn’t as magical anymore. At least that’s what 68.3% of Disney enthusiasts say because of rising costs, according to a new study conducted by the gambling website Time2play.

Country Star Trace Adkins Wont Back Down From Supporting Trump: I Aint Asking Forgiveness For S*** MikeRivero Tue, 09/20/2022 - 14:11

Country music star Trace Adkins refused to shy away from his support for former President Donald Trump in a segment on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” saying he isn’t “asking forgiveness for sh*t.”

Adkins’ comments came during a segment with him, Maher, journalist Julia Ioffe, and former Newsweek editor-in-chief Jon Meacham.

First it was the streaming studio shift that shook up Hollywood - companies like Netflix were beating out movie theaters and traditional studios publishing content that went direct to streaming. Now, Hollywood is getting shaken up again - this time, because layoffs are on their way.