Thursday, July 18, 2024

Movie Previews

November 22, 2024
Directed by Ridley Scott
Screenplay by David Scarpa
Starring Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Denzel Washington

June 27, 2025
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Written by Ehren Kruger
Starring Brad Pitt, Damson Idris, Kerry Condon, Tobias Menzies, Javier Bardem, Sarah Niles

February 14, 2025
Directed by Julius Onah
Written by Malcolm Spellman, Dalan Musson, Matthew Orton
Starring Anthony Mackie, Danny Ramirez, Shira Haas, Xosha Roquemore, Carl Lumbly, Giancarlo Esposito, Liv Tyler, Tim Blake Nelson, Harrison Ford

Ecuador's War on Drugs


New Yorker - "Ecuador’s Risky War on Narcos"

"On one flight, his intelligence chief mentioned that Alex Jones was tweeting about the container ship that crashed into Baltimore’s Key Bridge, suggesting that the controls had been hacked. Noboa, looking up from his phone, dismissed social media as largely vacuous: “Only ten per cent of what’s on there is valuable information. The rest is poison.” He added that his wife, Lavinia, was profoundly addicted. “If you hide her phone for two hours, she’ll collapse,” he said. (In fact, she joined us on a subsequent trip and hardly raised her eyes from her screen.)"

Soccer's Next Chosen One - Lamine Yamal


How a Country of 3.5 million (Uruguay) Became a Soccer Great

The Ultimate Sports Weekend


The Athletic - "Michael Jordan and Woody Harrelson: Tales from the Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend"

Bellingcat - Open Source Intelligence


WIRED - "How to Lead an Army of Digital Sleuths in the Age of AI"

China's Demand for Thai Fruit Durain


New York Times - "China’s Lust for Durian Is Creating Fortunes in Southeast Asia"