It’s the kind of finale twist television thrives on: After a three-year relationship with Lifetime, “UnREAL” is hooking up with Hulu for its fourth and final season. And it’s wasting little time flaunting the new union, with the full season now available to stream.
Sacha Baron Cohen always seeks a reaction — and he usually gets one. He’s a modern-day provocateur. A real-life Internet troll, only with a social conscious and a good agent. His British gangster character Ali G famously caught the ire of one Donald Trump. His beloved Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev so infuriated a group of fraternity brothers that found themselves on the butt end of one his jokes that they unsuccessfully sued him. He was again sued when the aftermath of a stunt perpetrated by his German fashion critic Bruno allegedly left a woman disabled.
‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again “ is a wholly ridiculous movie that I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s the kind of movie that feels and sounds like a summer vacation should: Fizzy, lively, low-stakes and soundtracked by ABBA.
You thought Cruise the Couve, downtown Vancouver’s annual cool-car festival, couldn’t get any cooler? This year, folks who make food donations to Share Vancouver during the event will be rewarded with commemorative, magnetic dashboard plaques. That’s a cool way to underline the serious, charitable mission of this big blast of fun on wheels.
It seems every venerable actor of a certain age has got to have a trusty action franchise to fall back on these days. And for Denzel Washington, that’s “The Equalizer” films, based on the ’80s TV show about a former intelligence agent using his skills to help the less fortunate. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, the 2014 film featured Washington demonstrating a facility with a hammer that made it so we’ll never look at a Home Depot the same way. In “The Equalizer 2,” the team of director Fuqua, writer Richard Wenk and Washington return for a sequel that coasts on its star’s charisma.
LOS ANGELES — Antoine Fuqua doesn’t think of “The Equalizer 2” as a follow-up film to his 2014 offering “The Equalizer.” Yes, they both feature Denzel Washington taking on the role of Robert McCall. The two films are built around the idea — first established in “The Equalizer” TV series in the ’80s — that McCall unselfishly helps the helpless.
Why: Sellberg’s Tavern, established in 1934, is one of the oldest of its kind in Vancouver. Located on St. Johns Boulevard, it has a neighborhood vibe that welcomes all comers to indulge in some downtime, a tavern beverage and a modest meal. Their slogan is “Where old friends meet,” and it feels very fitting for the establishment.
Back in 2014, when the computer-based “Unfriended” was released, the kind of online menace we could imagine was mostly bullying — an anonymous mob unleashed online. That was even the platform First Lady Melania Trump announced as the issue she was going to tackle in the White House. That all seems so quaint these days. Now, in the summer of 2018, with the release of “Unfriended: Dark Web,” the online threats to the very fabric of our existence are so much realer, and so much more human. Foreign hackers are being indicted for meddling in United States elections, bitcoin and blockchain are on everyone’s lips (even if no one really understands them), and “Unfriended: Dark Web” is poised to capitalize on the zeitgeist.