Sorry, Sony Music, you don’t own the rights to Bach’s music on Facebook

Enlarge / Johann Sebastian Bach. (credit: Elias Gottlob Haussmann) Sony Music Entertainment has been forced to abandon its claim that it owned 47 seconds of video of musician James Rhodes using his own piano to play music written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Last week, Rhodes recorded a short video of himself playing a portion of […]

/Filmcast Ep. 477 – Sorry to Bother You

David, Devindra, Jeff, and Kristy discuss what The Equalizer doesn’t understand about its own appeal, and check out Carlos Lopez Estrada’s Blindspotting. Plus, Kristy reports back from the 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Also, follow us on Twitter or like […]

How ‘Sorry To Bother You’ Explores the Pitfalls of Capitalism

“An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.” Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You is a film people have been buzzing about for […]

Sorry, Comcast: Fox and Disney sign new merger deal, rejecting Comcast bid

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto ) The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox have struck a new merger agreement, with Fox’s leadership having rejected Comcast’s attempt to outbid Disney. Under the amended acquisition agreement announced today, Disney would buy Fox for $ 71.3 billion in cash and stock. This comes one week after […]

Sorry Elon Musk, there’s no clear evidence Autopilot saves lives

Enlarge (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Elon Musk is angry at the media for focusing on the Autopilot-related crash that occurred in March in Mountain View, California—while ignoring what he views as the clear safety benefits of Autonomous vehicles. “They should be writing a story about how autonomous cars are really safe,” Musk said in his […]

ITV apologise after using photo of Ferne McCann’s baby for cot death story ‘We’re sorry’

The news channel featured a photo of reality TV star Ferne McCann’s daughter for the cot death story. A picture of Ferne’s baby, named Sunday, was used during a lunchtime news programme. The image was also posted on Ferne’s Instagram account in November last year. The photo, displaying just Sunday’s hands and white babygrow was […]