Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today- September 7
‘Tenet’ Movie Earns $146m in Theatre Opening Weekend
The cinemas are making a slow but steady return, if last weekend’s box office openings are anything to go by. “Tenet” debuted in theatres worldwide (including Kenya) following multiple delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Directed by Christopher Nolan, the action flick earned an estimated $146.2 million on its opening weekend at the box office. For a film that cost about $200 million in production and more in marketing, Warner Bros. in a statement said that it was “very pleased” with the initial results. “There is literally no context in which to compare the results of a film opening during a pandemic with any other circumstance. We are in unprecedented territory, so any comparisons to the pre-COVID world would be inequitable and baseless”, read the statement.
Being the first major studio release, “Tenet” also got 74% worth of positive appraisals and a 79% audience score, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
— LetsOTT GLOBAL (@LetsOTT) September 6, 2020
— TENET (@TENETFilm) September 6, 2020
— Variety (@Variety) September 6, 2020
Edgar Obare Calls Out Artcaffé on Food Poisoning Allegation
Neither Edgar Obare nor Artcaffé are new to controversy. On Sunday, the blogger took to Instagram accusing Artcaffé of food poisoning. In a lengthy statement, Obare said that he was having lunch with a friend on Saturday when he started feeling uncomfortable. “…suddenly I feel like I have a scratchy throat, then I am tearing up”, he narrated, adding, “Now I am struggling to breathe as my nose is blocked and throat is closing up, I have hives all over my neck and it’s itchy”.
Obare was rushed to the hospital where the doctor said that he “was having an anaphylactic shock and I came very close”. He has since ruled out having an allergic reaction as was asked by the Artcaffé management when lodging a complaint, saying it was “not to the best of my knowledge”. Obare has since called out the coffee house for failing to attend to him when the staff saw he was unwell, “No one ran after me or even tried to help me. Being a high end restaurant I expected better”. Artcaffé was yet to respond to the allegations at the time of publishing this story.
I think Edgar Obare is just overreacting..its not artcafé’s or any other restaurant’s business to know the kind of foods one is allergic to..we are the ones who know ourselves and body better #edgarobare
— Misspomse (@misspomse) September 6, 2020
Izo macho za Edgar Obare ata haziezi ona chai ikiiva??
— dark kenyan (@dark_kenyan) September 6, 2020
haha mliroga edgar obare anyongwe na mfupa ya samaki adedi
— Napendanga Viazi (@_achiiiiii) September 6, 2020
Artcaffe watoe hiyo pesa ya graphic designer walipe Edgar Obare
— Barnoty© (@KimWellaMusic) September 7, 2020
‘The 40-Year-Old Version’ Trailer Released
Netflix has released the official trailer for upcoming film “The 40-Year-Old Version”. Directed by and starring Radha Blank, the semi-autobiographical drama follows the 40-year-old struggling playwright who turns to a different kind of stage, awakening a rapper alter-ego “RadhaMUSprime”. As her revitalized artistic voice blossoms, Radha must learn to juggle her two personas in the worlds of HipHop and theater.
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it had acquired rights to the Sundance award-winning film that would be “coming to Netflix later this year”. “The 40-Year-Old Version” will now premiere on the streaming platform October 9,2020.
Watch Now: The 40 year old Version Trailerpic.twitter.com/0SxYmgIpGL
— S H ⚡ C K ! (@Shockng) August 26, 2020
Last week, Radha Blank won the Sundance U.S. Dramatic Directing Award for THE 40-YEAR-OLD VERSION. And now, we’re thrilled to share that her debut film — about a struggling playwright (Blank) who returns to her forgotten rapper persona — is coming to Netflix later this year! pic.twitter.com/udiz4I20BI
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) February 5, 2020
— Alex Billington @ Venice (@firstshowing) August 26, 2020