“Here’s the thing about it: I teach viral evolution and viral oncology and I do work in Africa — I worked in Tanzania and Zambia,” said Angeletti. “I kind of know how these things go. We have known for years that sooner or later, something would happen. In my viral evolution class, I talk about influenza — we know that the 1918 flu killed between 50 million and 150 million people. We knew that it was only a matter of time before something else came along. When swine flu came through in 2009, we dodged another bullet — it wasn’t that bad. But finally, here’s something that’s terrible, and it’s here. So, it is shocking that reality has finally hit.” … [Read more...] about How accurate are the pandemic movies you’re binge-watching?
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Klaus It’s easy to lose the spirit of the holidays, and when a small town falls into hopelessness, an unlikely bond will be formed. Jesper Johannson (Jason Schwartzman) is a postman banished to the small island town of Smeerensburg at the behest of his father. Tasked with delivering 6,000 letters in a year, he feverishly attempts to fulfill such an audacious goal, until one fateful delivery puts him in touch with a woodsman, named Klaus (JK Simmons). While initially an unlikely friendship, the two look to each other as they work to bring the spirit and hopes of Christmas to the people of Smeerensburg. Klaus is an Academy Award-nominated animated film, with breathtaking visuals and top-notch voice performances. Klaus was lauded by viewers for its extraordinary animation and heartfelt story, making it perfect for any time of the year. … [Read more...] about The best kids movies on Netflix right now
YouTube alternatives for kids PBS Kids offers a surprisingly robust free streaming app for smart TVs and an online portal with a library of shows and interactive games — particularly for younger children. With no user-submitted content in the library, you can be certain that all of the content in its somewhat small library has not only been thoroughly vetted for age-appropriate material, but also has some educational value, given PBS’ mission and longstanding legacy. … [Read more...] about What’s safe for kids to watch on YouTube?
According to Variety, Arya (Humans) will portray Lila, “a chameleon who can be as brilliant or as clinically insane as the situation requires,” while Gatewood (pictured above) — who portrayed Famine, a harbinger of the apocalypse in Amazon’s critically acclaimed Good Omens series — will play Raymond, “a born leader with the smarts, gravitas, and the confidence to never have to prove it to anyone.” … [Read more...] about The Umbrella Academy season 2: Everything we know so far
Nearly 20 years have passed since the first Blair Witch movie released, and video games have come a long way since then. Horror games like Outlast and Resident Evil 7 have shown us that a little atmosphere and story can go a long way, and fear can be elicited with more than jump scares and big scary monsters. Bloober team, the developers behind the superb Layers of Fear, are veterans of suspenseful horror, and the Blair Witch game taps into their experience. … [Read more...] about Blair Witch hands-on preview