Author Archives: Roman Picisan

Black Friday and Cyber Monday MacBook deals 2018

Owning a MacBook is, for many designers, the impossible dream. They're so thin and pretty and swish, but lord, they're expensive. The great news is that Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 are just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to snap up a MacBook without getting stung for the full whack.… Read More »

Stan Lee: 1922-2018

It is impossible to fully grasp the influence Stan Lee had over the world of popular culture since he first achieved fame in the Sixties. As a writer, editor and publisher of comic books, he, along with an extraordinary group of collaborators, revolutionized and expanded what could be said and done in that particular art… Read More »

AFI Fest 2018: On the Basis of Sex

Almost half a year after the documentary “RBG” raked in $14.3 million, “On the Basis of Sex,” tells how Ruth Bader Ginsburg began her trailblazing Women’s Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. The film made its world premiere as the opening gala movie for the 32nd AFI FEST in Hollywood. If ever we… Read More »

AFI Fest 2018: I Am the Night

A Reno, Nevada high school girl with grey eyes lives teeters on the border between black and white, girlhood and womanhood. Her mother is black, but she is light-skinned and has hair that curls, but isn’t kinky. Fauna Hodel (India Eisley) has eyes for a dark-skinned boy named Lewis whom her mother claims is no… Read More »

Widows

Most heist movies are built on a sheen of cool genius, masterminded by a gang of antiheroes who are typically seeking a kind of justified vengeance. “Widows” is not like most heist movies. The emotional currents that power Steve McQueen’s brilliant genre exercise are different—it’s societal inequity, exhaustion at corruption, and outright anger at a… Read More »

Korea Box Office: ‘Intimate Strangers,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Remain on Top

Local comedy “Intimate Strangers” remained on top of the South Korean box office, earning $7.88 million from 1 million admissions between Friday and Sunday. The Lotte Cultureworks release has earned a total of $25.3 million from 3.38 million admissions after two weekends on release. Directed by Lee Jae-kyoo (“The Fatal Encounter”), “Strangers” is a Korean… Read More »

Mariah Carey, Miranda Kerr Lift Alibaba to Record Breaking Sales on ‘Singles Day’

In an orgy of online consumerism, Chinese shoppers snapped up a record $30.7 billion of merchandise on Sunday through Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. Western celebrities including Mariah Carey and Miranda Kerr were on hand to play up the invented festival called Singles Day, that is China’s equivalent of the U.S.’s Black Friday. Sales hit $1… Read More »