Fans of the Disney classic animated film can now get their first look at Will Smith in the iconic role of Genie. Smith, along with his costars, Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud, as Jasmine and Aladdin respectfully, grace the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly. >> Read more trending news Despite the film going from traditional animation to live-action, the plot of the Guy Ritchie film stayed basically the same. >>Read: Get first look at Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ remake starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud This time it is Smith, instead of a big blue Genie voiced by comedian Robin Williams, who grants Aladdin’s three wishes.But there was one roadblock Smith and Ritchie needed to overcome, Williams himself. The original Genie and Williams were intertwined. But Smith believes he was able to put his own mark on the wish-granter, Entertainment Weekly reported. “I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that … [Read more...] about First photos of Will Smith’s Genie for live-action ‘Aladdin’ released
Thousands of people — including many students — gathered at Manitoba’s Legislative building Friday calling for action on climate change, joining millions of others around the world taking part in the world strike on climate.The local event was organized by Manitoba Youth for Climate Action with the support of the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition.“Countries around the world are asking for bold climate action from our governments,” said Mandalyn Unger, an organizer with Manitoba Youth for Climate Action. “We’re asking for binding emission reduction to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 C and a plan that respects justice for all communities.”Protesters met at the legislative building at noon before marching down Broadway to Upper Fort Garry and back to the legislature where speakers and performers were scheduled. READ MORE: Friday afternoon protest at Manitoba Legislature to demand climate action The City of Winnipeg … [Read more...] about Thousands take part in Winnipeg’s strike for climate action
Boeing Co should take a harder look at pilot response to cockpit emergencies in its 737 MAX safety assessment and potentially make changes to flight deck alerts, pilot procedures and training, the National Transportation Safety Board said. The U.S. air accident investigator unveiled on Thursday several recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the wake of fatal crashes of a Lion Air 737 MAX in Indonesia and an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX that killed 346 people in total and led to the plane's grounding. Boeing has said the feeding of erroneous Angle of Attack (AOA) data to a system called MCAS that pushed the planes lower was a common link in two wider chains of events leading to the crashes. "We want FAA to ensure that Boeing takes a close look at all these different failure conditions that can activate MCAS and ensure that they have evaluated the pilots' response to that," Dana Schulze, director of the NTSB Office of Aviation Safety, told reporters at a briefing. … [Read more...] about NTSB: FAA Should Make Boeing Reassess 737 MAX Pilot Actions
MONTCLAIR, N.J. — The choreographer Elizabeth Streb has found herself in foreign territory. First, she is collaborating, which is not her usual way of making art. And in teaming up with Anne Bogart, a director of the theater group SITI Company, she has something else to contend with: words. “I don’t really work with words,” she said between rehearsals at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University here. “I don’t know how to do that.” Ms. Streb has built a repertory and a reputation creating action works that strive to defy gravity. Give her and her company, Streb Extreme Action, a platform 30 feet in the air to leap off, a sheet of plexiglass to crash into, or a mat to land on, face forward, with a splat, and they’re right at home. But in “Falling & Loving,” which begins on Tuesday as part of the series Peak Performances, Ms. Streb isn't the only one in charge. She has teamed with Ms. Bogart to direct the … [Read more...] about What Happens When Extreme Action Meets Elusive Language?
On Thursday, Sept. 12, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a âSafety Action Reportâ in response to recent Texas mass shootings in El Paso and Midland-Odessa. Itâs likely to have about as much impact as the one he issued last year â¦ after the Santa Fe High School episode, in our ongoing list of brand-named mass shootings. Gov. Greg Abbott addresses the 86th Texas Legislature (Photo by John Anderson) A few days before the report (Sept. 5), Abbott issued a series of eight âexecutive orders,â all but one dealing with encouraging official and public reporting to the âTexas Suspicious Activity Reporting Network.â (No. 8 incentivizes counties to promptly report convictions to the Department of Public Safety database.) Even after those orders, itâs likely that very few Texans will have ever heard of … [Read more...] about Abbott Issues “Safety Action Report” on Gun Violence