US, North Korea set up working groups to discuss ‘nitty gritty’ nuclear stuff

Washington and Pyongyang have agreed to establish working groups that would handle the most pressing issues on the bilateral agenda, in particular, the course of North Korea’s de-nuclearization efforts, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement Friday. She said the groups’ work will be focused on “nitty gritty stuff,” without providing any specific […]

Unworthy Showcases A Gritty World Filled With Challenging, Shadowy Battles

If death won’t take you, what do you do? Unworthy features a protagonist who’s risen from the grave, caught in the gloomy plane between life and death. It isn’t a friendly place, either, with many monsters looking to take your life, and without being able to jump in this metroidvania, combat seekers may find their […]

Solo movie: Fired directors’ Star Wars spin-off was ‘DARKER, gritty and GRIM’

It’s not really a secret that Howard ended up reshooting 70% of Solo after Chris Miller and Phil Lord were fired as directors by Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. And now it turns out the improvised comedy duo, known for their light-hearted humour with 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie, actually had shot a very […]

‘The Kitchen’ Puts Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in a Gritty Comic Book Adaptation

After starring in Girls Trip this past summer, Tiffany Haddish is on the rise to becoming quite the comedy star. She already has some promising movies coming up soon, such as the Thanksgiving comedy The Oath with Ike Barinholtz and John Cho and Night School with Kevin Hart and Taran Killam. Her next big project, […]

Kiri episode 1 review: Sarah Lancashire shines in this gritty and compelling drama

WARNING: This article contains spoilers from episode 1 of Channel 4’s Kiri. From the outset we follow the carer – played superbly by Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax’s Sarah Lancashire – and get a sense of the warm and no-nonsense nature. Once more Lancashire commands the screen with her presence in this tragic […]

A formerly homeless man gave us a tour of the gritty San Francisco neighborhood that’s been overrun by tech companies

Melia Robinson/Business Insider Over the past several years, the Tenderloin — a San Francisco neighborhood known as an enclave for the city’s chronically homeless — has been infiltrated by tech companies. The rent is cheaper than anywhere else downtown, and the city provides tax breaks to companies planting roots in specific low-income areas. Del Seymour […]

James Bond: Daniel Craig personal makeup artist on bringing gritty 007 to life (EXCLUSIVE)

Since his debut in 2006’s Casino Royale, Craig has reinvented the James Bond cinema knows and loves. Although a smash hit, the follow up Quantum of Solace didn’t quite match in terms of quality, having been affected by the Writers Strike and resulted in film that felt more like a bookended sequel than its own […]

Ian Rankin says world events are putting people OFF gritty novels

Rankin, 57, who has written 25 novels, 21 featuring the detective John Rebus, said growing numbers of terror attacks and mass shootings, were leading people to crave “kind and gentle” books. He also said the Trump presidency could spark a change in reading habits. Rankin, from Fife, said: “Fiction must be credible. The real world […]

From Teen Soaps to Gritty Dramas: the Next Breakthrough Actress?

Bianca Lawson wanted more. That’s what the 38-year-old actress was thinking two years ago after decades devoted to teen roles. That’s not to say that Lawson hadn’t built an impressive résumé as a memorable presence in both film and television. From 2012 to 2015, for instance, the Los Angeles native played a powerful emissary to […]