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'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

'Scariest 4 minutes I've seen': Film critic reviews trailer Trump showed Kim

World
It's the "movie" that everyone's talking about -- and it hasn't even been made yet. Before his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump showed the North Korean leader a movie trailer. The trailer, produced in Korean and English, opens with a view of Earth from space as a narrator says: "Seven billion people inhabit planet Earth. Of those alive today, only a small number will leave a lasting impact, and only the very few will make decisions or take actions that renew their homeland and change the course of history." Shots of the Colosseum in Rome and the Great Wall of China give way to a North Korean flag before Trump and Kim appear. “What if a people that share a common and rich heritage can find a common future. Their story is well known. But what ...
Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online

Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online

Technology
Fake online reviews are being openly traded on the internet, a BBC investigation has found.BBC 5 live Investigates was able to buy a false, five-star recommendation placed on one of the world's leading review websites, Trustpilot.It also uncovered online forums where Amazon shoppers are offered full refunds in exchange for product reviews.Both companies said they do not tolerate false reviews.'Trying to game the system'The popularity of online review sites mean they are increasingly relied on by both businesses and their customers, with the government's Competition and Markets Authority estimating such reviews potentially influence £23 billion of UK customer spending every year.Maria Menelaou, whose Yorkshire Fisheries chip shop is the top-ranked fish and chip shop in Blackpool on several
Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

Will Gompertz reviews Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ★★★★★

Entertainment
Cast your mind forward a few weeks to the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard at around 8pm (PST), Sunday 4 March. Somebody, probably dressed in black with very good teeth, will be opening a golden envelope while simultaneously saying these words: "The Oscar for best actress in a leading role goes to…" He or she will then pause for dramatic effect, pull out the card and say…"Frances McDormand! - for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."This will happen. Her only serious competition comes from Sally Hawkins as the amphibian-loving janitor in Guillermo del Torro's fabulous film The Shape of Water, but McDormand edges it for giving life to the remarkable Mildred Hayes; a kick-ass, boiler-suited, bandana-wearing working class woman with a broken heart and a raging soul. Mildred is an u
Reputation: Will Gompertz reviews Taylor Swift's new album ★★★☆☆

Reputation: Will Gompertz reviews Taylor Swift's new album ★★★☆☆

Entertainment
After months of build-up and publicity, Taylor Swift's sixth studio album finally arrived on Friday. Will Gompertz was Ready For It.We know Taylor Swift is shamelessly light-fingered when it comes to appropriating her musical influences. It's one of her gifts, to take the best of the rest and make it her own. She's at it again on Reputation, so much so you could turn the listening of it into a parlour game this Christmas, playing spot the riff or reference.The sharp-eared might think they can discern a Madonna inflection, a Lorde chord, or a Lily Allen phrase. Maybe even a Yazoo beat, a Billy Joel build, or Eminem's syntax. Right Said Fred is in there for sure, as is - possibly - a nod to Laurie Anderson's O Superman.There are literary references too. Charles Dickens, F Scott Fitzgerald an...
Study: People favor products with more reviews, regardless of what reviews say

Study: People favor products with more reviews, regardless of what reviews say

Science
Aug. 21 (UPI) -- New research suggests that consumers use reviews and ratings by other consumers to drive their purchasing decision-making.The study, published today in Psychological Science, found that people favor products that have more reviews, even if they have lower ratings than an alternative product."It's extremely common for websites and apps to display the average score of a product along with the number of reviews. Our research suggests that, in some cases, people might take this information and make systematically bad decisions with it," Derek Powell, a researcher at Stanford University, said in a press release."We found that people were biased toward choosing to purchase more popular products and that this sometimes led them to make very poor decisions."Researchers studied act...