US based HBO Max have produced a series of ‘Modern Trailers’ for older movies. The idea answers the unasked question ‘What if … was released/made today?’ This one is for Casablanca. These are not comedy send-ups. The only think I don’t understand about this one is the absence of the melody of ‘When Time Goes …

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Channel 9 used to have a repeat of Ellen at 4.30am weekdays. Since Ellen has been banished from even early morning tv they’re now showing infomercials instead. Infomercials are more socially acceptable than Ellen. Drill-bits, Mattress Overlays, Ladders, Home Treadmills, and Static-Electric Dusters. All more socially acceptable than Ellen.

Taika Waititi is a wonderful film maker who has a great eye for framing a scene and a deft touch that takes what may be the most tritely sentimental scenarios and without manipulation but through storytelling skill renders them in a way that is warmly affecting. Great visuals and great stories. A recurring theme seems …

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Burger King in Germany officially win social distancing by publishing instructions to adapt their signature crowns into a social-distancing headpiece of distinction. Brand Eating, among others is carrying the story. They’re not being made or provided by the burger chain. You have to make them yourself and provide your own materials once you’ve sourced the …

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