This is amazing – Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have raised $30 million in support of Ukraine. That’s not a typo! It’s $30 million, in a very short amount of time. And the thread explains what they’re doing with that money, immediately.
Barry Jenkins and The Underground Railroad won the Directors Guild Award for TV Movie/Limited Series. As Sarah has covered on this website, it was a monumental achievement, and it deserves this recognition – it should have had much MORE recognition, in fact. Clearly, among the directing community, Barry’s work is appreciated. And he appreciates, in his new Instagram post, the work of all the people whose efforts took the series to a new standard of excellence.
I interviewed Maitreyi Ramakrishnan yesterday, before she posted this tweet. And if I had seen the tweet before our discussion, we would have talked about this because… SAME. I have put three sweaters this week in my cart and haven’t checked out yet but the point is I’m still in sweater mode.
leave it to me to buy sweaters going into the summer and crop tops going into the winterðŸ¤— Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnannn) March 18, 2022
So they’re making a Play-Doh movie. And my first reaction was… huh? But I agree with Christopher Miller here, and he has great taste. It’s about who’s on the team. I love Jon M. Chu and I really, really love Emily V. Gordon and I’m looking forward to what they come up with. But also, um, Jon is non-stop with these new projects – are we ever getting the Crazy Rich Asians sequel?
Skeptics: yes, in the wrong hands it could be a soulless cash grab. But in the right hands (like Emily & Jonâ€™s) it could be a Trojan Horse that lets a studio feel comfortable spending money on a film about something actually interesting. https://t.co/wnhK0onCSk— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) March 18, 2022
I really enjoyed The Rock’s “f-ck it” meal – like at first, I looked at that sushi platter and was like, shrug, I could crush that much sushi, but then the bread plate came out and I shut my f-cking mouth. But also, I appreciate that The Rock doesn’t censor his swears. You could argue that he appeals to the “family friendly” crowd but he doesn’t give a f-ck about the language.
Maria’s back next week so this is my last day in this space and, obviously, we’re ending on BTS. Today I would like to send out my appreciation to ARMY because it takes work to be a BTS fan and ARMYs put in so much work, like translation work. One of the things I love the most about BTS is that they communicate in their mother language, in Korean, even though they know they have a global fanbase and probably most of their fans don’t speak, read, or write Korean. It’s not that they don’t want to accommodate their fans though, it’s just that in order to express themselves, authentically, they’re going to do in the way that is the most familiar to them. But that’s also where the fans come in because so many of them do the work of the translations for the benefit of others – and this takes so much time!
Jungkook was all over IG stories today, and trending on multiple social media platforms as a result, answering fan questions…and when I saw all the frames, not understanding them, I knew, eventually, and it wouldn’t be long, before the translations would come out. And here they are.
Oh by the way, he namechecked the show Business Proposal on Netflix just a few days after posting a scene from another Netflix show Twenty-Five Twenty-One which are two shows I namechecked earlier this week because that’s what I’m currently obsessed with. If you’re a rom-com person, Business Proposal is your sh-t, and maybe your gateway into K-dramas.