Rotten Tomatoes Claims ‘Bug’ Responsible For ‘Captain Marvel’ Trolling

review-bombed” “ After “Captain Marvel” finally hit theaters, According to THR, “Captain Marvel” was likely being “sandbagged” by a wave of trolls. As of 6 p.m. Eastern, however, the number of ratings had dropped from 58,000 to a little more than 10,000. Rotten Tomatoes sent a statement to HuffPost saying that a glitch had inflated the number of ratings. The website told us it has “identified a bug” that erroneously rolled the pre-release “want to see” ratings into the post-release ratings, resulting in that alarmingly high number: Rotten Tomatoes reiterated that it plans to add more “clarity around fans’ pre and post-release opinions” and “for movies moving forward, the quantity of user ratings should only reflect the number of people …

What wealthy parents do to get their kids into elite colleges (legally)

(CNN)For many people, the most surprising part about the revelations that wealthy parents Hollywood celebrities, fashion designers, CEOs, lawyers and doctors paid to get their kids into college by cheating on tests and faking athletic records, was that these families didn’t get a leg up through legal channels available to those with money. For some, the answer is to pay a college consultant — which William Rick Singer, the alleged ringleader of the college admissions scandal, presented himself as — in order to match their child with an institution. At H&C Education, a college application consultancy based in New Haven, Connecticut, a full-year program for a student — including high school course selection, extracurricular development and test tracking — is …

Sen. Kamala Harris responds to pointed question on race in America

Washington (CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris said Thursday that Americans have not had “honest discussions about race” and that “it is in our collective best interest” to have those conversations in response to a question about “racial divides” in the United States. She cited the recent passage of an anti-lynching bill in the Senate that she co-authored and a speech she gave about the legislation as an example of how she is contributing to the conversations about race that Oliver asked about. Harris went on to say that in order to move the “uncomfortable” conversation about race forward, “we have to speak truth to what happened.” “And we have to do it understanding — and to the point of the spirit of …

Leonard: Workers ‘let down by the system’

Saturday will see policy debates on education, local government and equalities – with the latter now including a statement from the party executive about anti-Semitism after local party groups had been denied an emergency motion on the topic. Related Topics Scottish Labour Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Ilhan Omar Won’t Be Pushed Off Foreign Affairs Committee: Chairman

“I don’t know that that would do anything except exacerbate the situation even more,” Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized Omar ― one of two Muslim women elected to Congress in November 2018 ― for remarks they call anti-Semitic. She “unequivocally apologized” Feb. 11 for tweets critical of pro-Israel lobbying that some said used anti-Semitic tropes.  comments in a bookstore last week targeting pro-Israel lawmakers and “the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Paul Waldman wrote of “the dishonest smearing of Omar,” she “didn’t say or even imply anything at all about Jews. She said that she was being asked to support Israel in order to have the …

Devil May Cry 5 Is a Bitchin’ Throwback to a Goofier Time

If I had to describe Devil May Cry 5—and I do, it's my job—I'd call it a guitar riff. You know the type. The big, cheesy run that's trying, so hard, so very earnestly, to be cool. But it has something, some bit of inspiration and wit, that even though trying to be cool is the least cool thing in the world, you still really dig it. You start dancing, a little. Yeah, you say. Yeah, this is cool. This rocks. Julie Muncy Guild Wars Developer Layoffs Hit as Fortnite Launches Season 8 Julie Muncy Devotion Is a Brilliant Videogame—Too Bad You Can't Play It Julie Muncy No Amount of Patches Could Make Anthem Fun to Play By the sixth …

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ demands to be watched and watched again

There's a reason this lady has an Oscar.Image: Universal When the credits rolled on Us, I realized I needed a minute. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the film – quite the opposite. It was that the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is so rich, so layered, so diabolically clever and emotionally astute, that it felt an enormous undertaking to process in a single sitting.  Several hours and many conversations later, I’m still convinced this film has secrets I haven’t uncovered yet, and I’m just eager for my next chance to go digging through it again. SEE ALSO: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ has a terrifying new trailer, so good luck avoiding nightmares tonight Which is not to say it’s …

Dumped dog Snoop finds forever home

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSnoop was abandoned just days before Christmas “It took a bit of time to get to know what would be the right home for him,” Ms Butler said. “What had happened to him had obviously affected him quite a lot and we could tell that, so… we spent a bit of time getting to know him, and then Laurence got in touch with us and he just sounded like the perfect owner for Snoop.” Image caption The dog had “severe separation anxiety”, the RSPCA said in January Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is a bird-pocalypse

Justin Haskins is the executive editor and a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and the editor-in-chief of StoppingSocialism.com. He’s the author of “Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream.” Follow him on Twitter @JustinTHaskins. Trending in Opinion Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Snapchat always proved critics wrong. Then Evan Spiegel pushed for a redesign

Most CEOs would probably prefer not to overhaul their core businesses less than a year after an initial public offering. It’s a pivotal period when executives look to play up their company’s stability and growth to a world of potential new investors on Wall Street. Arlan Hamilton: She invests in tech founders others ignore. And it’s working Mary Barra: Her impatience could save GM. ‘Time is not our friend’ Read all 14 Risk Takers profiles The plan: separate content from friends and publishers — and celebrity users — while attracting new users by making the app easier to use. Spiegel said at the time that the move could be “disruptive” to Snap’s business. That proved to be an understatement. A …

Brazilian agency hopes to reunite isolated Amazon tribe with kin, prevent violence with another group

AT HEARING, AMAZON TRIBE ACCUSES BRAZIL ARMY OF ATROCITIES Contact with isolated tribes, such as the Korubo, can only be used as a last resort to protect their lives, according to Brazilian law. FUNAI’s coordinator Bruno Pereira said the mission is to ease tensions between the Korubo and another indigenous group – the Matis – who live 12 miles away. The Matis had initially contacted the Korubo group in a friendly manner in 2013, but a year later a deadly clash between the groups forced some of the Korubos to migrate from the area, FUNAI said. Amid the violence, the group said, the Korubos who stayed in the area mistakenly believed that the relatives who migrated were killed by the rival …

Leaving Neverland Is About More Than Michael Jackson Betches

In the past 48 hours, I watched the entirety of Leaving Neverland, director Dan Reed’s two-part, four-hour documentary about two men who claim to have suffered sexual abuse as children, and how they grapple with that trauma to this day. To say I have an emotional hangover would be an understatement—I am sad in ways I didn’t know I could be. While sob-emoji texting my friends, though, I noticed a pattern. When someone hadn’t heard of Leaving Neverland, I clarified: I was watching “the Michael Jackson documentary.” And it’s true—the man accused of sexual abuse in this doc is Michael Jackson, and “Neverland” in the title refers to Jackson’s 2,800-acre ranch, where he allegedly abused an unknown number of prepubescent boys …

30 People Draw Their Dreams And Others Offer Their Explanations

The challenge of transferring the fleeting, often intangible quality of dreams onto paper must be quite appealing to the adventurous artist. We often wake up with only vague recollections of our dreams, teasingly intriguing snippets of what was a grand production inside of our creative minds. Do you often remember your dreams? How would you interpret them on paper? Scroll down to see these visual representations of different artists’ dreams, in a list compiled by Bored Panda and get inspired to dream! #1 I Had A Dream About Tropical, Waterproof Sheep. I Decided To Paint It They’re special sheep that can be submerged in salty ocean water and only have the very outer layer of their wool get wet or something, …

Starbucks’ newest drink is made with egg-white powder

New York (CNN Business)Starbucks just unveiled its latest coffee drink: The cloud macchiato, made with egg-white powder. The cloud macchiato comes in caramel and cinnamon flavors. The coffee company first teased the cloud macchiato during its investor day in December as an example of how the company is innovating its iced beverages. Cold drinks “have contributed to more than 80% of our beverage growth over the last two years,” Starbucks Chief Operations Officer Rosalind Brewer said at the event. Starbucks’ new cloud macchiato also may have a celebrity tie-in. Rumors swirled that pop singer Ariana Grande may be involved in the product launch after Grande and Starbucks posted matching tweets. “We’ve long been fans of Ariana Grande’s and were excited …

House Probes Cambridge Analytica on Russia and WikiLeaks

As part of a sweeping new investigation into what it calls "obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump," the House Judiciary Committee sent document requests to 81 people and organizations on Monday. The list includes President Trump's sons Donald Jr. and Eric; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and a litany of former Trump campaign and administration officials, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, and former communications director Hope Hicks. Sprinkled among those names are also key players from President Trump's 2016 digital team, including his former digital director and current campaign manager, Brad Parscale, as well as several former executives of Cambridge Analytica, the now defunct consulting company, including …