If Beale Street Could Talk reviews: What do critics say about Barry Jenkins' movie

[embedded content] The story of If Beale Street could talk reads: “Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year-old Tish Rivers (screen newcomer KiKi Layne). “A daughter and […]

Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse reviews: What do critics say about Miles Morales movie?

Spider-Man has had many incarnations since his comic book inception in 1962. The Marvel character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. He has appeared in everything from the pages of comics to TV to screens to video games. Though Spider-Man is the superhero name of mild-mannered Peter Parker, an alternate universe […]

Google Maps supports adding hashtags to reviews

Google has introduced a new feature to Maps that will make business reviews more useful. Now, users who leave reviews for local establishments can include hashtags in their write-ups and readers can tap those hashtags to find other businesses with reviews using that same tag. Google told TechCrunch that the feature was rolled out to […]

Game of Thrones: Critics' reviews SLAM George RR Martin's new book Fire and Blood

The book is a fictional history of the universe inhabited by the characters from the Game of Thrones phenomenon, and is published worldwide this week. Sadly it is not The Winds Of Winter, the long-long-long-awaited sixth instalment in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Reviews of Fire and Blood have ranged […]

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald reviews: What do critics have to say

Fantastic Beasts brought the magical world of Harry Potter to a whole new generation of fans. Those who may not have grown up with the books were able to live the magic in a whole new way with the series of prequel movies penned by JK Rowling herself. But with every new entry into a […]

Venom WINS UK box office despite bad reviews – as Johnny English 3 beats A Star Is Born

According to ScreenDaily, the movie has opened with £8 million – of which £5.6 million was the Friday-Sunday weekend period, and the rest was previews on Wednesday and Thursday. The Tom Hardy-fronted movie, based on a popular Marvel Comics favourite, had received cold reviews from critics, winning only a 31% score on Rotten Tomatoes. But […]

11 best-selling acne products that actually work, according to thousands of consumer reviews

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Skin care, and treating acne in particular, is an ongoing process that takes time, consistency, and plenty of experimentation. Though everyone’s skin is different, sometimes what works for […]

Theatre reviews: The Lovely Bones, Eastern Star and The Prisoner

The Lovely Bones – Royal & Derngate Northampton unti September 22 then touring until November 17. Tickets: 01604 624811 / royalandderngate.co.uk When Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones was published in 2002, it was described as “the book of the decade”. So no pressure on Bryony Lavery in dramatising it for the stage. Told entirely from […]

No bad reviews? Amazon employees might have deleted them for bribes

Some Amazon employees have reportedly been bribed by sellers to remove bad reviews of products sold through the online retail giant. The average bribe is around $ 300 per review, with most of the demand coming from China. The retail giant has launched an internal investigation into the shady practice, with a probe ongoing since […]

Book reviews: The Only Girl, The Accidental Further Adventures Of The Hundred-Year-old Man

MEMORABLE: Author Robin Green worked with the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, right (Image: HASSELBLAD X1D/MARC POKEMPNER) For example, Sylvia Patterson’s I’m Not With The Band featured not only her fantastic pop reminiscences but also her relationship with her alcoholic mother. In The Only Girl, Robin Green not only recalls her entertaining memories of working on […]