Could Netflix’s Avatar Be The Next Big Franchise?

Could Netflix's Avatar Be The Next Big Franchise?
Jan 24 2024 Share

Netflix is set to release a live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” aiming to rectify the disappointment caused by M. Night Shyamalan’s 2010 film adaptation. 

The 2005 Nickelodeon classic, beloved by fans, faced criticism for the film’s perceived failure in doing justice to the animated series. The upcoming Netflix series plans to tell the same story without the constraints of a film. 

Set in a war-torn, Asian, and Arctic-inspired world where people can manipulate classical elements, the show follows Aang, the last living Airbender and the Avatar responsible for maintaining balance. 

With companions Katara and Sokka, Aang sets out to master the elements and thwart the militaristic Fire Nation’s ambitions. 

The cast includes Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Daniel Dae Kim, Tamlyn Tomita, Ken Leung, Elizabeth Yu, Ian Ousley, and Gordon Cormier. Fans express optimism on social media, with many praising the trailer and expressing excitement for a faithful adaptation. 

The series is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on February 22, 2024.


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RTK’s Andrew Azzopardi Fined For Calling Norman Lowell ‘Racist’

RTK's Andrew Azzopardi Fined For Calling Norman Lowell 'Racist'
Jan 24 2024 Share

The Broadcasting Authority (BA) has fined Church radio station RTK €1,750 for a statement made by presenter Andrew Azzopardi, describing far-right figure Norman Lowell as “xenophobic and racist” during an October broadcast. 

Despite Lowell’s prior conviction for promoting racial hatred, the BA upheld Lowell’s complaint, citing unjust treatment under Article 35 of the Broadcasting Act. 

Azzopardi made the comments while interviewing BA CEO Joanna Spiteri, questioning the fairness of giving individuals with controversial views media appearances, specifically citing Lowell as an example. 

“Norman Lowell has a history of racism: we can beat around the bush but he is xenophobic and racist: I can’t see how you can interpret things differently,” Azzopardi had said.

The BA board, chaired by Frank Farrugia, found Azzopardi’s comments exceeded a simple opinion, constituting a declaration. The total fine, including a suspended fine from a 2022 case, amounted to €6,410. 

The BA has previously fined programs featuring Lowell, emphasizing the importance of avoiding airtime for individuals known for promoting racial hatred and offensive opinions. Despite defending Lowell’s appearances as a political candidate, such justifications have been rejected by the BA in the past.


House Party On Saturdays Are Our Followers’ Jam

House Party On Saturdays Are Our Followers' Jam
Jan 24 2024 Share

Asking our Instagram followers about their parting habits, here’s what we found…

75% go to a party less than once a week, with the second most common answer being 18% for once a week. 3% go to a party twice a week whereas 4% go to parties 3 times a week. 

Meanwhile, 37% sometimes say goodbye before leaving a party, whereas 20% never say goodbye. 29% always say goodbye. 


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When it comes to preferences, 20% chose a full on rave as their event of choice, whereas 35% chose house parties. 29% chose concerts and 16% chose gigs. 

57% chose Saturday as their favourite day to party, whereas 38% chose Fridays. Sundays and other days of the week were voted at 3% and 2% respectively. 

What do you think?


Gosling Disappointed Robbie & Gerwig Not Oscar Nominated

Gosling Disappointed Robbie & Gerwig Not Oscar Nominated
Jan 24 2024 Share

In response to his Oscar nomination for best supporting actor in the film “Barbie,” Ryan Gosling expressed gratitude but also voiced disappointment over the Academy’s snubs of Margot Robbie for best actress and Greta Gerwig for best director. 

Gosling emphasized the collaborative nature of the film, stating, “There is no Ken without Barbie, and there is no ‘Barbie’ movie without Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie, the two people most responsible for this history-making, globally-celebrated film.” 

Although Robbie received a nomination as a producer for best picture, and Gerwig was recognized for best adapted screenplay, their absence in the actress and director categories garnered significant attention.


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Gosling acknowledged the groundbreaking work of Gerwig and Robbie, noting their contributions in making audiences laugh, breaking hearts, pushing culture, and making history. 

Despite expressing disappointment in their omissions, Gosling congratulated America Ferrera, who received a best supporting actress nomination for her role in “Barbie.” 

The comedy received a total of eight nominations, including costume design, production design, and two original songs. In his third Oscar nomination, Gosling joins a competitive field of actors, including Sterling K. Brown, Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo.