“Oh no, will the 2020 Tokyo Olympics get postponed because of corona?” links

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Will the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be postponed due to the coronavirus?! [JustJared]
Lady Gaga talks about working with Max Martin for the first time. [OMG Blog]
Everyone stans Fran Drescher. [LaineyGossip]
Do people have strong feelings about Artemis Fowl? [The Blemish]
Holy crap, Tilda Swinton looks ah-mazing here. [Tom & Lorenzo]
Donald Trump is covering up a lot of stupidity, basically. [Pajiba]
James Lipton has passed away, rest in peace. [Dlisted]
A thorough review of The Invisible Man. [Jezebel]
Yes, this Givenchy collection is very “soap opera.” But cool too? [GFY]

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  1. Julie says:

    I’m sure I’m one of the few people who actually care about the Artemis Fowl series. I loved the books deeply as a child and was thrilled when I found they were bringing it back as a show. I am very disappointed in the direction they’ve decided to take. The inherent message of the books is overcoming our more selfish tendencies to become better, less lonely neurotics. The trailer shows that they have completely abandoned that concept. I’m still interested, but disappointed

    • Nocturne says:

      I care. I’ve always thought Kenneth Branagh was overrated as a director. He just coasted on the fact he was a white man from the upper classes who gained kudos for doing Shakespeare a few times. Harsh I know, but when you compare his career to that of Emma Thompson who was his contemporary (and ex-wife) and who won an oscar for screenwriting and who is an all around amazing and clever woman, I can’t help but think it.

      Perhaps there was a lot of meddling from the studio? But I dont even know why they’re calling it Artemis Fowl when they’ve changed so much.

      • Something says:

        AFAIK Kenneth Branagh was born working class, in Northern Ireland, tho? He is of a generation of actors that was strongly encouraged to lose their regional accents, so maybe the fake accent is misleading you?

        Other than that, I wouldn’t call him a brilliant director… more just competent. It does seem like he’s been coasting for awhile. Somewhere along the way he just stopped caring.

    • Erinn says:

      I LOVED the books so much. One of my favorite series. They definitely stripped away a big part of what made Artemis Fowl good. He was a brat. He was manipulative little mastermind. He was a rich kid who had a VERY very loose moral compass. His character growth was a huge part of the series, and it’s like… they just completely changed who Artemis WAS at the beginning.

      I’ll still watch it… but I’m super bummed out over this one.

  2. Mrs. Peel says:

    It would be a blow to all the athletes if the Olympics were cancelled, but I can only imagine the logistical nightmare of screening everyone incoming and outgoing from the Tokyo airport and trains, and the athlete’s village would be a toxic petri dish.

    • Godwina says:

      Sad for those invested (I mean mainly the athletes here), but one Olympics less in the world is only a good thing. Not everyone will miss it. These things do harm to communities as well as some very focused “good”, so no tears here.

  3. Amy Too says:

    My twelve year old was Artemis Fowl for Halloween last year. He wore a black suit and tie, and had yellow sunglasses to match the book cover.

  4. Adr1s says:

    I only read the first one, or like, half of the second one, and the thing I remember most was that monster, was it a troll? An orc? A goblin??, something like that but that dude travelled through solid rock by eating the rock and sh*tting it afterwards in the same spot, while he moved forward on the rock. Soo weird. That’s the only thing I remember about it

  5. Eribra says:

    I showed my 10 year old son the trailer and he says it looks like a good movie but it’s not Artemis Fowl- he’s not a hero, he’s kind of the bad guy. He’s been very serious about books vs movies after Percy Jackson lol

  6. detritus says:

    I loved Artemis Fowl, which I read as an adult, but as others said the new turn is disappointing.

    Biel’s been walking around without her wedding ring too. I wonder if all that noise and ‘apology’ was real, not PR performing