The Daily Populous

Saturday October 5th, 2019 night edition

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Martin Scorsese, one of cinema’s most venerated current directors, has decried superhero movies – the dominant force in today’s industry.

The director of films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas told Empire magazine that his attempts to get up to speed with contemporary superhero films had failed.

the director said when asked if he had seen Marvel’s movies.

It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being.”.

Marvel head Kevin Feige last year defended his films against the kind of criticism levelled by Scorsese, saying that the series’s lack of major awards was no indication of a lack of quality or ambition.

“Maybe it’s easy to dismiss VFX or flying people or spaceships or billion dollar grosses,” Feige said.

Out today is Joker, Todd Phillip’s revisionist take on the DC villain, which borrows much from the films of Scorsese, notably 1983’s The King of Comedy. »

Russian witness thrown from a window after his name was exposed by Trump Tower lobbyist: emails

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Emails uncovered by the Beast point the finger directly at Veselnitskaya, who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in 2016.

The meeting became a major part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian involvement in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Nikolai Gorokhov was allegedly thrown from the window from his fourth-floor apartment in Moscow prior to appearing in a corruption trial in 2017. »

24% of Your Cable TV Bill Is Just Bogus Fees, Study Says

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In other words, about 24 percent of your cable TV bill each month ($37.11) is made up of fees and hidden surcharges.

According to Consumer Reports, cable TV and broadband providers increasingly use hidden fees to advertise one price, then hit consumers with a significantly higher rate once the bill comes due.

Based on the number of cable TV customers in the States, Consumer Reports estimates that the cable industry nets an estimated $28 billion a year in such surcharges. »