The reviews are out for Christopher Nolan’s much-awaited film Tenet, and the new release seems to have divided opinion.Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tenet’s release date has been pushed back on three different occasions, with major details about the plot being kept firmly under wraps.With the film finally about to hit cinemas next week, critics have now been able to share their thoughts on the release, and it’s far from unanimous whether Tenet lives up to the hype.Here’s a selection of what critics have been saying, beginning with some of the less enthusiastic responses… The Guardian (2/5)“Tenet is not a movie it’s worth the nervous braving a trip to the big screen to see, no matter how safe it is. I’m not even sure that, in five years’ time, it’d be worth staying up to catch on telly. To say so is sad, perhaps heretical. But for audiences to abandon their living rooms in the long term, the first carrot had better not leave a bad taste.”IndieWire (C-)“Anyone ready to obsess over a doodad on a backpack as they did over the spinning top of “Inception” can cling to the illusion of Nolan as the movie messiah. On this evidence, though, he’s become a very trying, ungenerous, ever-so-slightly dull boy.”The New York Times“Tenet meets all expectations, except the expectation that it will exceed them. Forgive the circularity of this argument: it’s a side effect of watching the defiantly circular Tenet.”Variety“The sheer meticulousness of Nolan’s grand-canvas action aesthetic is enthralling, as if to compensate for the stray loose threads and teasing paradoxes of his screenplay — or perhaps simply to underline that they don’t matter all that much.”Time Out (3/5)“Nolan devotees will still get a kick out of Tenet’s cerebral ideas and no doubt forgive its overloaded climax, while the more casual cinemagoer will get plenty of bang for their buck amid its vast visuals… and after five months stuck in front of the small screen, maybe being a little overwhelmed is no bad thing. But it’s hard to escape the sense that less might have been more.”The Hollywood Reporter“Altogether, it makes for a chilly, cerebral film — easy to admire, especially since it’s so rich in audacity and originality, but almost impossible to love, lacking as it is in a certain humanity.” That’s not to say all of the reviews have been lukewarm, though.Plenty of other critics have been full of praise, and here is a snippet of the more positive reviews that we’ve seen so far...NME (5/5)“Though it’s sometimes hamstrung by clumsy dialogue – a necessary evil, perhaps, given how much Nolan needs to explain – Tenet is rarely less than thrilling to watch.“It’s a challenging, ambitious and genuinely original film packed with compelling performances – Washington and Debicki are especially excellent – which confirms Nolan as the master of the cerebral blockbuster.”The Telegraph (5/5)“Feeling your heart and brain race to keep up is a significant part of the fun here, and in that unique and unmistakable Nolan-esque way, there is a series of exhilarating mental snaps whenever the two temporal perspectives intermesh, like the teeth on opposite sides of a zip. As for the parts you won’t and can’t, appreciate first time around – well, rewatching is always an option.”Empire (4/5)“If you’re after a big old explosive Nolan braingasm, that is exactly what you’re going to get, shot on old-fashioned film too (as the end credits proudly state). By the time it’s done, you might not know what the hell’s gone on, but it is exciting nevertheless. It is ferociously entertaining.Digital Spy“The Protagonist is told early on that he shouldn’t try to understand it, he should ‘feel it’, and that’s the best approach for the audience.“As with anything time-related, you could spend the movie trying to work it all out and get a headache, or you could just sit back and enjoy the ride. And Nolan has crafted a hell of a ride.”BBC News (4/5)“Tenet is a big movie… which is designed to be seen on the big screen. It is a piece of what is now called ‘event’ cinema, an immersive experience to stimulate all the senses, which it does, from Ludwig Göransson’s throbbing Wagnerian score to visual effects company DNEG’s eye-boggling CGI.”Metro (4/5)“At times, Nolan decides to forgo the need for further explanation about the mind-boggling science, simply asking the audience to keep up anyway. It’s a Christopher Nolan film after all, so it’s only right to be left with a few questions… and an immediate need to rewatch afterwards.”The Independent“The director makes the smaller details deliberately hard to track, with the dialogue often delivered in whispers or from behind masks. It’s been seemingly engineered for multiple viewings. Does it matter all that much, though? Tenet is a thrilling place to get lost in.”Tenet will be released in the UK on 26 August.MORE FILM:
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Russell Howard failed to see the funny side when he spotted a member of the audience filming a recent comedy gig.The comedian stormed off stage just five minutes into the live performance in Bristol on Wednesday – but only after confronting the woman in the front row.During the set, Russell was trying out new material at the outdoor terrace of the Bambalan bar in the city when he stopped and told her “that’s literally the worst thing you can do”.According to BristolLive, he then told the woman to “live in the moment” and asked her if she would like it if someone started filming her at her place of work.The stand-up star told the audience of 45 people that comedians are a “dying breed” because they are fearful of people filming unseen content and uploading it to YouTube, which could ruin their act.He then informed the audience that he would be reverting to “safe material” at the gig, before telling the woman who had been filming that she’d “ruined it now”. “I was really looking forward to this gig,” Russ told the crowd before apologising, picking up his backpack from behind the stage area and heading for the exit.The woman in question then insisted she was only doing what others had been before being told “you were filming the whole fucking thing” by another audience member.Seriously... fuck phones at live events. It's the same with people watching football through their phone's camera. More interested in letting the followers know than actually enjoying themselves. https://t.co/vTlD5DKf7y— Sam Frost (@frosty920) August 13, 2020After the event, event organiser and compère Mark Olver said he should have been clearer about the rules around filming.“It’s important that when acts are trying out new material people should understand they don’t want video of it out there,” he said. “Sets at this kind of event are a work in progress. Most people understand this but I should have been clearer at the start of the gig in explaining it to people.“I totally get why Russell cut his set a bit short. He’s gutted and didn’t want to disappoint anyone but comedy is something you have to write in front of people and having a recording of that process out there in the world makes being creative really difficult.”A spokesperson for the comic told BristolLive: “Any comedian whose set is being recorded at a new material night would find it distracting.“The beauty of live performance particularly at this strange time is it’s intended for the room only.”READ MORE:
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As the short-form video app TikTok continues to grow in the US and other key markets, some media companies are focusing more attention on building audiences on the platform.
Brother, a Snapchat-focused lifestyle and entertainment brand with 24 million fans on its Snapchat Discover page, told Business Insider that "it's really important" to be on TikTok right now.
"I think you see more and more trends or pieces of [user-generated content] or pieces of music that originate on TikTok take off as much as they do on any other platform now," said Joe Caporoso, EVP of content & brand platforms at Team Whistle, the digital-entertainment startup that owns the Brother brand.
Like some other media companies that have ventured onto TikTok, Brother is focusing on making personality-driven content and tapping into the app's trends to build out its audience.
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The media brand Brother has built an audience of over 24 million subscribers on Snapchat in the four years since it launched as a lifestyle and entertainment channel in the app's Discover section.
Now its parent company, Team Whistle, hopes to replicate its success on the latest platform to capture young people's attention: TikTok.
"We're definitely excited about their potential on TikTok, and it's something that's grown really well for them over the past couple months since we started being active again with it," said Joe Caporoso, EVP of content & brand platforms at Whistle, which took over the Brother brand last year after buying its producer, the mobile-content studio Vertical Networks.
Brother's TikTok account is a mix of reshared user-generated content and original videos with on-air personalities who do science experiments, dance the moonwalk, and stick their faces in bowls of cereal.
As with other media companies like The Washington Post and The Infatuation that have ventured onto TikTok, the team at Brother is focusing on personality-driven content and tapping into the app's trends to build out its audience (which currently stands at about 460,000 fans).
"I think you want to be able to participate in trends as they're taking off," Caporoso said. "To properly manage any account day-to-day, whether it's TikTok or any other platforms, a big part of the community management is just kind of having your head in the app every single day to see what's taking off."
"With Brother, it feels a little less like an actual media-publisher brand," he added. "We try to drive it more with the personalities and the people who are actually on camera."
Following a format popularized by the TikTok account Flighthouse (another short-form video company with in-studio capabilities), Brother has invited trendy TikTok creators to appear in its mini shows as it taps into what's being shared on TikTok. The company recently filmed a video with the TikTok music artist Nodis, whose song "All About Cake (feat. KyleYouMadeThat)," has appeared in over 8 million videos on the app.
Forming a content partnership with TikTok
As it looks to build an audience on TikTok, Whistle is also working directly with TikTok to grow its Brother brand.
The company is one of a few hundred publishers and creators that received grants from the social platform as part of a $50 million "creative learning" fund that TikTok announced in May to encourage content creators to produce more DIY and educational content.
While Brother first opened its TikTok account in January 2019 (before Whistle bought its content studio), the company has recently refocused its TikTok efforts after integrating Brother's creators into the Team Whistle content and analytics team, the company said.
"From everything we've seen and heard from TikTok, they really want to lean into being a DIY and an educational platform," Caporoso said. "I think as a platform they're trying to emphasize more original content and content that is more educational and DIY content over maybe some of the dancing or music videos that have been really popular."
Caporoso declined to share how much Whistle had received from TikTok as part of its creative learning initiative, but said it wasn't anything "massive or gamechanging."
"It was definitely a nice shot in the arm for a brand that had really been siloed to generating week-to-week revenue only through one social platform in Snapchat," Caporoso said of the TikTok funding. "A big thing that we always try to emphasize is we want to be a distributed media company. We want to diversify our revenue streams as much as possible. So to add TikTok on top of Snapchat along with some of these other platforms was an exciting thing to happen pretty quickly."
Brother's decision to accept a grant from TikTok offers a glimpse into the brand's longer-term strategy of building relationships with the social platforms it creates content on. Vertical Networks, the studio that first created Brother, received an investment from Snap Inc. when it first launched on Snapchat, according to Recode.
Brother isn't going to neglect its bread-and-butter platform, Snapchat
While Brother has its sights on TikTok for an expansion, Caporoso said it's definitely not going to slow down on Snapchat, where the vast majority of its audience lives. Brother had 13 million monthly active users on Snapchat last month, which the company said is up 18% from its monthly average on the app in the first quarter of 2020. Whistle said it's on track to pass $100 million in revenue this year across its full suite of sports and entertainment-focused businesses.
"We don't want to take our foot off the gas on Snapchat at all because that's such a big dynamic audience that they've built," he said. "We feel strongly that there is a young Gen Z audience on TikTok, so it's really important for us to be there. I think you see more and more trends or pieces of [user-generated content] or pieces of music that originate on TikTok take off as much as they do on any other platform now."
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There’s no escaping the dismal news — the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc globally on lives, families, the workplace, and businesses’ bottom line both large and small.The impact that global “social distancing” and business shut-downs will have on the global economy is yet to be fully quantified.During the SARS and MERS epidemics, there was temporary pressure on the business supply chain — but the impact of COVID19 will be at a far greater scale.It “could be felt for as much as two years and cost up to $400 billion for business supply chains,” according to the Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation.HBR pointed out in late February that “the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic created just a blip in the global financial markets…[but] the relative importance of China in the worldwide economic ecosystem has increased tremendously in the past 18 years….and many more industries are now heavily dependent on China.”Despite this gloomy outlook, many brands immediately leapt to “do their part,” which was inspiring to see.According to Fast Company, LVMH was the first to adapt its production line to make hand sanitizer for local hospitals and communities; KFC quickly partnered with the nonprofit Blessings in a Backpack to help provide weekend meals to kids with food insecurity, and Netflix set up a $100 million relief fund, including a $15 million for donations to organizations working to support out-of-work production employees.
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