No, ‘Leave the World Behind’ and ‘Civil War’ Aren’t Happening Before Your Eyes

Several people are typing, and they’re all saying Netflix’s Leave the World Behind is wildly prescient. The movie, directed by Sam Esmail, opens on a world where communication has been knocked out following a cyberattack. And earlier this week, when nearly all of Meta’s platforms—Facebook, Instagram, Threads—went down, people took to (other) social media platforms … Read more

Why widespread tech layoffs keep happening despite strong U.S. economy

The tech sector is having a big 2024. Nvidia just crushed earnings expectations. The artificial intelligence boom remains in full swing. The tech-heavy Nasdaq index is up more than 8 percent year to date. The U.S. economy is also doing surprisingly well, adding 353,000 jobs in January, well ahead of economists’ forecasts. Hotter-than-expected inflation data … Read more

What’s happening in eastern Congo and why aid groups are warning of a new humanitarian crisis

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Aid organizations fear a new humanitarian crisis in the restive eastern Congo region, where the renowned armed rebel group M23 is in the midst of a new advance that threatens to cut off a major city and leave millions of people struggling for food and medical help. Eastern Congo has … Read more

21 Savage Calls Trailer for Donald Glover Biopic a “Parody,” Says Movie Isn’t Likely Happening

Earlier this month, 21 Savage dropped an expensive-looking trailer for a film called American Dream: The 21 Savage Story. The clip starred Donald Glover and Stranger Things’ Caleb McLaughlin as adult and child versions of the rapper. Now, as many fans and critics speculated, 21 Savage has confirmed that the whole thing was a joke. … Read more

What is happening with all these new venture funds?

A growing number of venture firms may be uncorking champagne ahead of the New Year. Today, a handful of investment firms announced new funds: Artis Ventures, BoxGroup, Playground Global and Singular all closed on funds, while Partech said it was launching a €360 million venture fund. Against a backdrop of layoffs and continuing economic uncertainty, … Read more

Is Book Club 3 Happening? Everything We Know About The Next Chapter Sequel

Summary Book Club: The Next Chapter sets up the possibility of a sequel, hinting at unresolved storylines and potential character developments for Book Club 3. The original film and its sequel were hits, making a third installment likely, with the main cast, including Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton, expected to reprise their roles. While the … Read more

What Is Happening With the ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ Remake?

The Big Picture Hollywood may be open to original content, but sequels and remakes will continue to dominate the industry for years to come. A Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake was announced in 2020, but there has been little news about the project since then. The original film was a comedic masterpiece with both funny … Read more

Is football still happening in Israel? Home games played abroad in Europe amid Gaza conflict

Football has been temporarily paused in Israel in light of the armed conflict in the nation, but not all clubs have been forced to close doors completely for the time being. Domestic fixtures in early October were postponed across the country, and at the time of publication, football activities have not yet been resumed. “After … Read more