Ezra Miller and the Entertainment News Burn Book Syndrome

Ezra Miller and the Entertainment News Burn Book Syndrome
Ezra Miller/AP

If you’re scanning the trades, reading an article in The Hollywood Reporter and, woefully, even Variety carries the distinct whiff of “burn book.” For example, what does the following paragraph have to do with actor Ezra Miller’s recent troubles with the law in Hawaii?

“The second arrest comes less than a week after the U.S. release of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” in which Miller plays a supporting role in the “Harry Potter” spinoff franchise. The latest “Fantastic Beasts” opened to a franchise-low after it’s been beleaguered by a number of controversies. In addition to Miller’s arrests, actor Johnny Depp was fired from the franchise in the midst of his own legal battles, and “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has been under fire for anti-trans comments she’s made on social media.”

It would appear that darker themes exist in the Miller saga, but way to fan the flames of… what? It almost seems as if THR thinks by linking Miller’s brushes with the law, we have an answer to the continuing box office woes of the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. THR writer Jordan Moreau penned this breathless recap on Miller’s current narrative of lawbreaking and physical attacks, but that paragraph may not have been his choice, rather, an editor pulling at threads for reader interest.

We can surmise that two sides to the story exist, and as long as Miller continues to remain silent, editors, writers, and readers alike remain in the dark. As they all should, to be frank. Miller’s journey of late is a cry for help, so who are we to judge or snark about it in print?

This era of yellow-adjacent journalism continues to bring down a craft that is in sore need of a cultural, spiritual, and moral enema.

Piers Morgan: “Say Hi to Your Lying, Cheating, Family for Me”

Motormouthed TV Presenter Piers Morgan. Photo: REUTERS/Toby Melville


Self-aggrandizing media whore Piers Morgan is getting some mileage by his none-too-surprising revelation that First Grifter Daughter Ivanka Trump reached out with a nice text. Mind you, Morgan has a new talk show surfacing soon, so consider that little news drop a call to arms for his rabid fanbase of MAGA and other malcontents with no soul.

Deadline reported that Morgan “received a text of congratulations from the former president’s daughter when he got his new job with TalkTV, the brand new television channel of Rupert Murdoch’s News UK.”

Morgan’s response to La Ivanka? “Best to all the family.”

Yuk yuk. Morgan and Trump famously fell out in 2020 when the headline-chasing “journalist” declared that “Trump’s policies were ‘stupid, reckless and dangerous’ with the disgraced and impeached 45 unfollowing Morgan on Twitter.

Oh, the horror.

La Trump fille added to her text, “Actually, I’m with Dad and Jared now.” To which Morgan offered, “Well, tell your dad’ – I thought I’ll be careful about how I phrase this – ‘tell your dad I almost miss him.” These paragons of entitled white rage then shared a laugh.

This is from the man who recently compared himself to Nelson Mandela. Hit the link below, if you dare.

She laughed.”

“A Farce”: Piers Morgan Compares Himself To Nelson Mandela, Complains Of Being Censored In “Wrong Call By ITV”

At one point to we stop this side-show of soulless, manipulative rabble-rousers hellbent on destroying what little integrity is left in the great craft of journalism? This whorehouse of narcissists putting their hatred on blast is shredding whatever dignity we have as a society.

Woe are we still in 2022.

DeSantis Says Disney “Crossed A Line” In Opposing ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill – Deadline

Ron DeSantis Says Disney “Crossed A Line” In Opposing Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill; Claims Company Never Called Legislative Leader About Bill – Update
— Read on deadline.com/2022/03/florida-dont-say-gay-walt-disney-1234989289/

File this under STFU, again.

DeSantis only knows how to set up dividing lines, not unifying communities.

‘The Batman’: Deleted Joker Scene With Barry Keoghan, Robert Pattinson – Variety

‘The Batman’ director Matt Reeves released a deleted scene featuring Barry Keoghan as the Joker facing off with Robert Pattinson’s Batman.
— Read on variety.com/2022/film/news/the-batman-deleted-joker-scene-barry-keoghan-robert-pattinson-1235213725/

A dizzying and disturbing return of a cinematic icon, Matt Reeves’s THE BATMAN gives Marvel a run for its money. His take on the famed DC Comics hero is nothing like the versions crafted by Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan. What Reeves has done is proven just how malleable a character Bruce Wayne/Batman remains.

A sprawling crime opera that is relevant and unsettling, its noir coated heart beats with visceral emotion thanks to its ensemble led by Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Andy Sirkis, Jeffrey Wright, and a terrifying Paul Dano as the sadistic Riddler.

If you haven’t laid eyes on THE BATMAN, believe the hype. To sweeten the pot more, watch this deleted scene featuring the Joker, a version you’ve never seen before. It telegraphs just how much Reeves had up his sleeve when taking on the oft-filmed property.

Trump sues Hillary Clinton and DNC, alleging conspiracy to link his campaign to Russia – CNNPolitics

Former President Donald Trump filed a sprawling federal lawsuit on Thursday against Hillary Clinton and people allegedly involved with opposition research in 2016, accusing them of conspiring to vilify the then-Republican presidential candidate and cripple his campaign.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2022/03/24/politics/trump-sues-hillary-clinton/index.html

Is this all Trump knows how to do? Sur his way into our consciousness?

Is this all his supporters care to know about world politics?! The irony that Russian influence on his life and political “career” is all in up in his face.

Worse, we are at a global crossroads with Russia, threatening the stability of the world with their vicious war. But sure, Trump is there, waving ANOTHER law suit to make it all about HIM.

I’m tired of watching yet another episode of “Donald Trump: Professional Victim.”

Aren’t we all tired yet?

Carreón Cinema Club: Seeing “Red” Over CinemaBlend

Pixar’s Turning Red, now streaming on Disney+.

I don’t know what is worse in this appalling situation involving “Turning Red” and the review submitted by Sean O’Connell. He is CinemaBlend’s MANAGING EDITOR! And that generic mea culpa from the website and O’Connell? Just more of that “Oops, my bad” copy that is such a weak bandaid. I’ve been a film reviewer in my career. It is never about YOU in most cases, but this era of writing for site traffic is so demoralizing. This feels like Pixar is now a target for alt-right bullshit. We need to do and be better already if we want to survive this endless barrage of hate.

Read more about the CinemaBlend controversy below.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/turning-red-cast-responds-controversial-review-pulled-offline-rcna19725

‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill passes in Florida, goes to governor | AP News se

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Republican-dominated legislature passed a bill Tuesday to forbid instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, rejecting a wave of criticism from Democrats that it marginalizes LGBTQ people.
— Read on apnews.com/article/dont-say-gay-bill-passes-florida-legislature-b173917e985833963e45a8d0464a4399

At what point does a civilized society hold its leader accountable for rendering communities invisible and oppressed?

At what point do we take our ELECTED public servants to task for their inability to lead us all not just those who serve their interests?

When do we finally say ENOUGH?

Our world is off its axis. Our anger is directed at each other instead of those who want to divide and conquer us.

What angers me further is how these acts of hate are being validated by those who stand on a pulpit of “family and good Christian values.”

Your “God” seriously sucks.