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Things We Saw Today: Riz Ahmed Extolling the Virtues of Representation Is Everything We Need Right Now

Riz Ahmed continues to demonstrate just how excellent he is as a human being. Here, in a clip of his lecture from the U.K.’s Channel 4 series on diversity, he extolls the virtues of representation throughout pop culture and the media. You can read more about his speech in The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Today marks the release of Logan, the latest highly-anticipated film in the X-Men franchise. It’s Hugh Jackman’s final turn as the clawed bub, and here, director James Mangold shares his thoughts on that and the film’s push for an R-rating. (via The Hollywood Reporter).
  • We’re also two weeks away from the release of another highly-anticipated film: Beauty and the Beast. Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, responds to the criticisms and praise regarding the revelation that LeFou is a gay character. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

I discovered two things looking into this story: 1.) You can get married at a gosh darn Taco Bell, and 2.) those wrappers are super, super sturdy. Mazel tov, now hit me with that Fire Sauce. (via Geekologie)

  • I also didn’t know that this was a hotly-debated topic: apparently James Lipton (you know, the host of Inside the Actors Studio), didn’t write the theme song for Thundercats. (via CBR)

Those of you rockin’ the new Nintendo Switch might like to know that you can’t actually use your new MacBook Pro as a potential power source. Plugging it into the notebook actually sets it up so that the MacBook charges, not the Switch. Huh.

Hella things to see today, pals. What’d you see?

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