New Netflix Movie Review: You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah

Adam Sandler's new Netflix comedy You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, starring his daughters, is getting some of the best reviews of his career with a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics praise the movie's charming coming-of-age story and feminism.

Key Facts & Points

  • The film is based on a 2005 YA novel and stars Sandler's real-life daughters Sunny and Sadie.
  • It centers on two best friends having their bat mitzvahs, but things go wrong when outside factors come between them.
  • Reviews call it one of the best teen movies since John Hughes, with a refreshing earnestness.
  • The Daily Beast points to the film's feminism reminiscent of Greta Gerwig's Barbie.
  • Director Sammi Cohen says the movie captures the Jewish coming-of-age experience but with universal themes.
  • The soundtrack is by Este Haim of Haim and collaborator Amanda Yamate.

Silo Review: Apple TV+ Sci-Fi Show Starring Rebecca Ferguson

Silo is a intriguing and rewarding sci-fi mystery show on Apple TV+ starring Rebecca Ferguson. It tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where people live in an underground silo, not knowing what happened to the outside world.

Key Facts & Points

  • Silo is based on a trilogy of novels by Hugh Howey about a mysterious underground silo.
  • The first episode follows different characters played by Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo before Ferguson's character takes over.
  • The show has a Lost-like mystery with lots of questions that get answered in satisfying ways by the season finale.
  • The audience knows more than the characters about the context of their world, creating an interesting dynamic.
  • The show features a great cast including Ferguson, Tim Robbins, Common, Ian Glen, and others.
  • Silo has a fun, mysterious sci-fi vibe that makes it very bingeable.

VC Firm Launches Free AI Pitch Deck Builder to Help Founders

Growth Warrior Capital launched Elevo, a free AI-powered pitch deck builder, to help founders create investor-friendly decks and to improve inbound pitches.

Key Facts & Points

  • Elevo was created by Growth Warrior Capital's managing partner Promise Phelon and technical director Ashley Pilipiszyn.
  • It generates customized pitch decks by asking founders questions about their startup, stage, team, product, etc.
  • The decks are designed to be simple and concise, with details VCs look for like founder-market fit.
  • Elevo will be free for any founder to use when it launches in October. The firm hopes it makes fundraising more efficient.

Newly Discovered Asteroid Zips Past Earth

A small asteroid about 6.5 feet wide was discovered on September 7th, just hours before zooming past Earth at a distance of only 2,500 miles. While too small to pose any danger, it passed five times closer than GPS satellites.

Key Facts & Points

  • The asteroid, designated C9FMVU2, was first spotted on the morning of September 7th.
  • It made its closest approach to Earth at 10:25 am EDT at a distance of only 2,500 miles.
  • This is about 1% of the distance between Earth and the moon.
  • Due to its small size, around 6.5 feet, it never posed a threat to Earth. If it entered the atmosphere it would have burned up.
  • Its close pass altered the asteroid's trajectory due to Earth's gravitational pull.
  • Astronomers have discovered over 30,000 near-Earth asteroids, but only 2,300 are potentially hazardous.