Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

Peacock’s ‘Brave New World’: A Review

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A television adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel Brave New World is currently on NBC’s new streaming service Peacock, and it is a fresh take on a tired genre. Often compared to George Orwell’s 1984, Huxley’s Brave New World is also considered to be a work of political prophecy, and is, in my opinion, at least, far more worrisome, mainly because of a single widely known phrase: “opium of the people”. Originally said by Karl Marx, the “opium of the people” he was referring to was organized religion, criticizing it for how it reduced the immediate suffering of the oppressed with a pleasant illusion, keeping them …

Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

Lizzo Lewks as Iconic Book Covers

I wanted an excuse to think about Lizzo, okay? I’m only human. Here are six fabulous book covers, and the Lizzo looks that match!       1. The Great Gatsby   Image via The American Writers Museum   Lizzo in the music video for Tempo/Image via essence   2. Catcher in the Rye   Image via Amazon   Lizzo for Playboy/Image via Brandy Source   3. Brave New World   Image via Wikipedia   Lizzo during her performance at the 2019 MTV TV and Movie Awards/ Image via Spin   4. Clockwork Orange   Image via Amazon   Image via …

Demi Moore for ‘Brave New World’ TV Adaptation!

Demi Moore for ‘Brave New World’ TV Adaptation!

Golden Globes, Game of Thrones, and Downton Abbey are all heading to the same place:  Brave New World.   Image Via Nicki Swift.com Not kidding.     The Jakarta Post reports that Demi Moore, two time Golden Globe nominee for Ghost and If These Walls Could Talk and whose had a role in classics like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and A Few Good Men, will be playing Linda in the upcoming TV adaptation of  Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.   Image Via TVLine Coming along for the ride is Harry Loyd, knowing for his …

‘Solo’ Actor Alden Ehrenreich to Star In ‘Brave New World’ Series

‘Solo’ Actor Alden Ehrenreich to Star In ‘Brave New World’ Series

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No one can compete with the swagger of Harrison Ford. It goes without saying that his portrayal of everyone’s favorite smuggler is iconic. Whether he was blasting Greedo or affirming a woman’s love for him by simply uttering “I know…” Han Solo epitomized the swashbuckling aspect of Star Wars. An aspect that has been cemented in nostalgia and generational angst for forty or so years. It would take a truly courageous actor to take on the role of Han Solo in the wake of Harrison Ford’s lightsaber to the gut departure—or it would take Alden Ehrenreich.     He did alright; to …

‘Brave New World’ Adaptation Ordered!

‘Brave New World’ Adaptation Ordered!

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One of the most celebrated dystopian novels ever written is finally coming to the small screen. After several years of development on the SyFy network, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World just got a ten episode straight-to-series order from its sister network, USA.   Image Via Wikipedia Published in 1932, the novel takes place in a utopian society that has achieved peace thanks to genetic engineering and behavioral conditioning while giving each citizen government sanctioned drugs and encouraging promiscuity to keep people happy. One man who feels disconnected with his place in this society brings in an outsider. A clash of …