first_imgThe real fight this weekend is for second place at the box office. That’s because “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is a shoe-in to take the top spot. The Harry Potter prequel kicks off this week’s “Showtime.”The world of J.K. Rowling is headed back to the big screen in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander — a wizard with a thing for magical creatures.Some creatures escape and the world of magic is nearly discovered.Eddie Redmayne: “He’s a passionate guy that is misunderstood and is more happy in the comfort of his creatures than he is with humans.”“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” stars Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin and Chris Tucker.It follows a group of soldiers whose act of bravery makes them heroes. While on leave, they battle PTSD, sudden stardom, family issues and the knowledge they have to return to the front-lines.Chris Tucker: “I think it’s going to give people a personal view of this soldier Billy of this movie of what some soldiers go though and the dealings with the family and relationships and the brotherhood of soldiers. I think it will give them a personal connection of what they all go through.”Growing up is hard, but it’s even harder when your best friend starts dating your older brother. That’s where “The Edge of Seventeen” begins. Hailee Steinfield and Woody Harrelson star in this coming of age movie that will make you wish you back in high school again.In “Nocturnal Animals,” Amy Adams is shaken to the core when her creepy ex writes a creepy book and dedicates it to her.It’s a psycho-thriller written by Tom Ford, you know the guy who designs super fashionable eyewear!And you can let Tom Ford scare you on your schedule.We’re giving away tickets to see “Nocturnal Animals” any Monday through Thursday at any Regal Theater in Dade or Broward. Enter to win by emailing your name, address and phone number to Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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In the wake of the terror attacks that hit Paris

first_imgIn the wake of the terror attacks that hit Paris, France, Facebook enabled a feature called “Safety Check,” allowing Facebook users in Paris to check-in so that loved ones would know they were safe.[Related: Zuckerberg Posts about Racial Injustice in Prison System]From the post dated November 14th:Yesterday, we activated Safety Check in Paris so that people there could let their friends and family know they were okay during the horrific events that took place. Communication is critical in moments of crisis, both for the people affected and for those far away who are anxious for news. People already turn to Facebook to check on loved ones and get updates during times like this and we created Safety Check to make these connections even easier.The post quickly received comments from many outraged that Facebook made the feature available for those in France and did not for prior terrorist attacks most of which occurred in the non-Western world.Image: File Image: FileMany also criticized that fact that Facebook allowed users of its platform to overlay their profile pic with the flag of France and did not offer that capability when other countries lost citizens from terrorism.Image: FileFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the criticism on his personal Facebook page. He wrote that many “rightfully” asked why Safety Check was turned on for France and not for attacks in Beirut or other places.He further commented that up until the France attacks, Facebook’s policy was to enable the feature only in the event of natural disasters. Zuckerberg wrote that Facebook changed its policy going forward and that Safety Check will be available in the unfortunate event of human disasters as well as natural ones.“We care about all people equally, and we will work hard to help people suffering in as many of these situations as we can,” Zuckerberg wrote.Image: FileThe use of Facebook for social justice issues and for national mourning has become standard across the globe. This past summer, more than 26 million Facebook users added a rainbow flag filter to their profile picture in support of same-sex marriage.“Openly declaring your support for gay marriage or dissatisfaction with modern policing [on social media] can create a brief moment where people who see the image have to think about the issue,” Philip Howard, a sociologist at the University of Washington and the director of the Digital Activism Research Project told The Washington Post. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 read more

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