Best & Worst week ending Mar 23, 2014

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A round-up of what we’re loving this week... and what we’re hating.

Best and worst weekly wrap

THE BEST

LIKEAll your childhood dreams are coming true

Sofia Coppola is directing a live action version of The Little Mermaid. Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman have been cast in the new Peter Pan movie (more on that in ‘worst’). And trailers for a 3D Peanuts movie and The Giver, the book that broke your heart when you studied it in school, have just been released. Today is a good day.


Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield at Parliament on King

LIKEParliament on King

This tiny little cafe on “the unfashionable end” of Newtown got a surprise visit from Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield. No one’s entirely sure how they found the place or why they decided to visit – celebs usually stick to the Marquees and Backrooms of Sydney – but they do have fairy bread. Which is a plus. Want to read more about Parliament on King?


LIKECharlie Pickering

On Channel 10’s The Project, he casually pointed out that even if he murdered someone, he would not be imprisoned indefinitely, yet this is exactly what we’re doing to refugees on Manus Island. #pickeringforprimeminister

LIKETV execs doing the right thing

Parks and Recreation has just been renewed for another season. This shouldn’t seem like the big deal it is, but with some shockingly bad decisions by TV execs in the past (Firefly getting axed, Dan Harmon fired as show runner for Community, letting Friends spin-off Joey actually have air time), we just can’t always trust them to do the right thing. This time, however, they’ve delivered.


LIKELeader of the Westboro Baptist Church, Fred Phelps, is dying.

Gawker put it best in a Facebook status when they said, “What’s the opposite of R.I.P.?”

THE WORST

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DISLIKEFacebook cashing in on the dolla dolla bills, yo

If you are a brand, media organisation, company, local business, or fan with a Facebook page – which let’s face it, most people are these days – then you should be worried. In a leak to ValleyWag, it was ‘revealed’ (not confirmed, but probably true) that Facebook will cut organic reach to one to two percent. Basically, no one will see your brand’s updates anymore, unless you decide to pay for it.


DISLIKERolling Stones fans

After the tragic suicide of L’Wren Scott, the Rolling Stones have cancelled the remaining Australian shows. This is of course completely understandable, but Rolling Stones fans are still taking the news pretty hard.


DISLIKEMedia coverage of March in March

A protest involving thousands of people, in every capital city, standing up for issues they feel are ignored or ill-handled by the Abbott government and it barely makes a mention? Really?


DISLIKELindsay Lohan’s exes

With more celebs appearing on her aptly named “f**k list” everyday, Lindsay Lohan’s exes should be a little bit worried, especially if they were less-than-single at the time of said Lohaning.


DISLIKENative American representation in cinema

With literally thousands of girls adopting ‘red face’ and wearing a Native American headdress to music festivals since 2011, you’d think the US might want to do something positive. But no. Producers of Peter Pan cast the very white Rooney Mara to play the Native American character of Tigerlily, instead.


Alex Bruce-Smith

Alex Bruce-Smith is a publisher at finder.com.au, taking care of shopping & travel. She funds her addiction to online shopping by hunting coupon codes like a pro, and can usually be found waiting anxiously for a package to arrive. #notevensorry

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