Review: ‘Don’t Look Up’ is angry at the right things, but lacks focus

Don't Look Up

Climate change is real. I can’t believe this is a thing that we still have to debate in the 2020s, but there is a not-insignificant portion of people –or at least people in positions of power– who seem content to let it happen in the name of high-profit margins, and have found a multitude of ways to distract the populace into either ignorance or obliviousness.

This is also the plot of Adam McKay’s new film Don’t Look Up, which presents a world not unlike our own that happens to have a planet-killing comet headed directly toward it and a and of scientists unable to convince the world to do anything about it. Subtle, this movie is not. Of course, subtly isn’t a requirement for a satire in the form of a pitch-black comedy, but you know what is? Humour. Unfortunately, this movie isn’t humorous either.

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MTV VMAs: Water Cooler Edition – (Nearly) Flawless Feminism & Nostalgic Nineties

The only thing you absolutely need to know about the 2014 MTV VMAs is Beyoncé.  No one does it like Beyoncé.  100 years from now when historians look back at the most influential artists it will be Beyoncé.  Don’t believe me?  Beyoncé was receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  The Beatles, David Bowie, Madonna, Janet Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, U2, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, now Beyoncé.  Last year JT won and did a mind blowing set in which every song I said, “Oh yeah, I remember this one!”.  Beyoncé has had #1 hits since 1997 (she was 16).  There are any number of songs to draw from.  Instead her performance was only from the album she surprise released in December.  And you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen.

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