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What's the Russian equivalent of Kool-Aid? Whatever it is, it's definitely red – and Oliver Stone has eagerly drunk it down. The trailers for The Putin Interviews, Showtime's four-part series documenting a series of conversations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Stone, would have you believe that you're going to hear some pretty hard-hitting stuff as the autocrat and the filmmaker face off, Frost-Nixon style. What we got instead was a series of softballs lobbed lovingly in the direction of one of the most powerful and dangerous men in the world. »
Even President Donald Trump needs someone to figure out what “covfefe“ means.
Trump caused a social media stir when he tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe,” on Tuesday night. The post remained up for several hours before it was deleted early Wednesday morning and replaced by another one about the faux word.
“Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!” he wrote.
Twitter attempted to figure out the meaning of “covfefe” as the word began trending, with celebrities, journalists and authors weighing in and taking a stab as they attempted to decipher Trump’s now-deleted tweet.
- Stephanie Petit
What did President Donald Trump mean on Tuesday night when he tweeted the word “covfefe“?
That’s what most of Twitter tried to figure out as the word began trending, with celebrities, journalists and authors weighing in and taking a stab as they attempted to decipher Trump’s tweet, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
I'm gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe
— James Corden (@JKCorden) May 31, 2017
— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017
When "covfefe" is your activation word. »
- Alexia Fernandez
While President Donald Trump has met with many male heads of government, First Lady Melania Trump has often mingled with their wives. But on Thursday, Mrs. Trump was introduced to the First Gentleman of Luxembourg.
Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, joined Trump and other spouses for a dinner while their significant others attended a gathering as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) conference in Brussels, Belgium.
Prime Minister Bettel, 44, and Belgian architect Destenay entered a civil partnership in 2010 and married in 2015 after Luxembourg’s legislators approved gay marriage. Bettel became the first »
- Karen Mizoguchi
While gathering at Nato’s new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday, a group of members are seen walking together to get to a meeting. From behind, Trump emerges pushes Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside, stepping in front of him. The president then smugly straightens in his jacket.
In his first address as president to the Nato leaders minutes later, the frequent critic of Nato during his campaign »
- Stephanie Petit
We are, at the time of writing, exactly one month out from the launch of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – known as Salazar’s Revenge across the choppy waters of the North Atlantic – and in an effort to ensure everyone is up to speed on the history of the franchise, Disney has unearthed a new promo for Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning’s soft reboot that presents a welcome history lesson on Jack Sparrow and his death-defying adventures.
From The Curse of the Black Pearl all the way up to 2011’s On Stranger Tides, this featurette is perhaps the perfect primer for Dead Men Tell No Tales, which opens at a time when Johnny Depp’s erratic anti-hero is couped up in hiding. That self-imposed exile doesn’t last terribly long, though, particularly when Javier Bardem’s Salazar claws his way out of the Devil’s Triangle seeking revenge. »
- Michael Briers
Multi-talented filmmaker of such awesome films as The Evil Dead, Darkman, and Drag Me To Hell, Sam Raimi, is set to direct the Bermuda Triangle mystery thriller being spearheaded by Skydance Productions. Currently, Skydance is busy developing one of three Bermuda Triangle projects, with the others being set up by Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. The films will center around the area of the North Atlantic... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
The other two, according to The Hollywood Reporter, have set up shop across Universal and Warner Bros., though with Raimi now in talks to helm the mystery thriller, it seems Skydance’s movie is the furthest along even at this early stage in development.
Centering on the infamous stretch of sea between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, the Bermuda Triangle (Aka the Devil’s Triangle) has a long history of aircraft and ships venturing into its waters, only to disappear without a trace. Estimations are all over the place, and ever since the phrase Bermuda Triangle was first coined in 1964, that relatively small channel in the North Atlantic has become something of a worldwide phenomenon among conspiracy theorists, with potential »
- Michael Briers
This article originally appeared on Time.com.
May made the crack at the Black and White Ball after being applauded by guests, The Telegraph reports. “I don’t think I have received such a big hand since I walked down the colonnade at the White House,” she said in response, apparently referencing a photo of herself and the U.S. president walking hand-in-hand during her visit to Washington last month.
- TIME Staff
Close-Up is a column that spotlights films now playing on Mubi. Jean-Luc Godard's La gai savoir (1969) is showing from January 18 - February 17, 2017 in many countries around the world as part of the retrospective For Ever Godard.Le gai savoir (Joy of Learning, 1969) is a film by Jean-Luc Godard which, unlike classics such as Breathless (1960) or Contempt (1963) is hardly a household name. Godard’s Weekend (1967) gives us an inkling of what is to come in its postscript production credit: What translates to mean “End of story” and then “End of cinema” flashes in blue lettering on a black backdrop; a moment later, we see that this word game has been created using a statement of the film’s visa control number. Of course, Godard had already been engaging in this kind of word play for years in his credits and intertitles. Although these statements could also be taken as being typical, »
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