|After a brief theatrical run, this British thriller has gathered enough attention on Prime Video, along with its appearances in the award circuit, to ultimately top this list. Writer-director Emerald Fennell tells the story of an Oxford freshman from a humble background who spends vacation in a mansion with a rich classmate's eccentric family, ending up causing quite an impact on their lives.
|Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571
|This gruesome flight crash and subsequent survival tale is dramatized in the Netflix film Society of the Snow by Spanish director J. A. Bayona (pictured).
|He's still dead, and over 170 of his associates were given until the first of the year to disassociate from him. I suppose people look at his article, in hopes of finding names?
|Murder of Dee Dee Blanchard
|As chronicled in 2019's The Act (starring Patricia Arquette, pictured), Dee Dee Blanchard fabricated illness and disabilities on daughter Gypsy Rose, down to forcing her to move around in a wheelchair, until Gypsy Rose got fed up and arranged for her online boyfriend to stab Dee Dee to death in 2015. Both had sex after the fact, and later got caught and convicted. The daughter is now a free woman and married, while the now ex-boyfriend is still in prison.
|Viewers keep on being curious about the young Irish actor starring in #1, where he performs graveyard sex, licks bodily fluids, and dances in the nude.
|This Bollywood sleeper hit, about a poor teen who strives hard to become a police service officer, has gained much more popularity after its streaming release on Disney+ Hotstar.
|College football's second top story of the week (see #10) was Harbaugh's Michigan Wolverines winning the national championship.
|Following the resignation of #10, DeBoer, the head coach at the University of Washington, has accepted an offer to become head coach at the University of Alabama.
|Deaths in 2024
|I have spoken with the tongue of angels.
I have held the hand of a devil.
It was warm in the night, I was cold as a stone.
But I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For...
|Arguably one of the greatest college football coaches ever, having won seven national titles as a head coach, he retired this week.
|There's no stopping this psychological black comedy that's ruling the streaming charts, our views, and bathtub use, for weeks on end. It even made Americans finally discover the banger that is "Murder on the Dancefloor".
|This American politician of Punjabi descent was once a governor of South Carolina and an ambassador to the UN. She currently is in the running to be the Republican Party candidate for the 2024 U.S. presidential election which will occur in November. With the January 15 Iowa caucus causing several candidates to withdraw (e.g. Vivek Ramaswamy), she is now second behind heavily favored, and former president, Donald Trump.
|2023 AFC Asian Cup
|Qatar is again hosting a big football event, and again with some delays to avoid scorching desert temperatures (hence why it's labeled 2023, but started in the following year). This week, the third round of the group stage will reduce the 24 teams to the 16 advancing to the knockout rounds, with two of the ones chasing a spot including Palestine, who certainly need some relief, and India, who are always in this Report and usually prefer lawn sports with bats or sticks.
|The 112th edition of the tennis tournament started in Melbourne this week.
|Deaths in 2024
|No, I'll never forget you
I'll never let you out of my heart
You will always be here with me
I'll hold on to your memories, baby.
|The Beekeeper (2024 film)
|Jason Statham had four movies in 2023 alone (albeit one would've come out in 2022 if not for the Russian invasion of Ukraine), and he already started this year's quota of beating up people in David Ayer's (pictured) The Beekeeper, where Statham plays a black ops agent who wanted to retire raising bees, but changes his mind once his neighbor kills herself for losing her money in a phishing scam, eventually indulging in violent vengeance. Reviewers praised the straightforward approach with brutal action guided by an easy, compelling plot. Already, The Beekeper has made more money worldwide ($75 million) than the movie it opened opposite to, the musical remake of Mean Girls ($66 million).
|Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571
|45 people flew together into the Andes, but only 16 survived. Society of the Snow is the latest film to document the crash.
|The first Indian film hit of 2024 comes from the Telugu film industry. This well-received mythological superhero film starring Teja Sajja marks the beginning of yet-another cinematic universe, proving once again how much the MCU formula has taken over Indian pop-culture.
|Africa Cup of Nations
|Another continental football tournament featuring the wrong year in the latest edition, as the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations was delayed to January 2024 due to adverse weather conditions in the Ivory Coast. A few traditional powerhouses of the competition have been underperforming, like Ghana, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Algeria, who also saw one of its supporters be deported after insulting the host nation.
|The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards were supposed to take place in September, but were delayed to this month due to the 2023 Hollywood labor disputes. The first category, Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, was co-presented by this actress who retired due to multiple sclerosis that downright forced her to walk the stage with a cane, where she was met with a standing ovation.
|Deaths in 2024
|New year, and the obituary already saw the additions of Franz Beckenbauer, Mário Zagallo, Gigi Riva, David Soul, Christian Oliver, Adan Canto and Alec Musser.
|2024 Sea of Japan earthquake
|On New Year's Day, a magnitude 7 earthquake and its resulting tsunami hit the Noto Peninsula, leading to 233 fatalities, 22 missing, and over 1,200 injured. It even affected the biggest vehicle maker in the world, who stated their 2024 operations would be delayed domestically due to damage to their suppliers.
|2024 Haneda Airport runway collision
|Another incident in Japan, with fewer casualties: a Japan Coast Guard jet and an Airbus A350 collided in the runway while landing at Haneda Airport, leading to both planes catching fire. The smaller plane saw only the captain surviving and the five other crewmen dying, while the bigger one had at most 14 injuries.
|Bigg Boss (Hindi season 17)
|Like its cinema, India has editions of Big Brother for all its languages.
|2024 Australian Open – Men's singles
|The first tennis Grand Slam, hosted in Melbourne. Novak Djokovic wants to reach a record 25th Grand Slam title, his 11th in Australia, while Carlos Alcaraz wishes to stop him to also top the ATP rankings.
|2023–24 NFL playoffs
|14 teams trying to get to Super Bowl LVII in Las Vegas. The final four are defending champions Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 winners Baltimore Ravens, 5 time winners with 30 year drought San Francisco 49ers, and long-time chew toy Detroit Lions.
|Religion of the Shang dynasty
|While we give Legalism (Chinese philosophy) a break from this, another Chinese article, mostly thanks to Strongman13072007.
|2024 Australian Open – Women's singles
|The female side of the Grand Slam. There were six past champions in the main draw: defending one Aryna Sabalenka along with Naomi Osaka, Sofia Kenin, Caroline Wozniacki, Angelique Kerber, and Victoria Azarenka.
|MONTENSEM is cleaning up the article of this Austrian composer.
|History of Christianity
|A vital page brought up to Good Article status.
|2023 Israel–Hamas war
|As I said in the annual report, the conflict entered its third month, Benjamin Netanyahu said it would last for six, but everyone would rather just see the bloodshed ending.
|2024 PDC World Darts Championship
|The tourney ran from December 15 to January 3, with "Cool Hand Luke" emerging victorious. Might as well, since he's World No. 1.
|2024 presidential eligibility of Donald Trump
|A very valid concern, as after all if you're going through two prosecutions there's a precedent to deny you to run for public office. (I should know, having witnessed firsthand an election that only ended the way it did, with horrible repercussions, because a candidate was rejected.)
|Line 5 (Chennai Metro)
|Some IPs decided to expand the article on the trains covering the Chennai Metro.
|Andrew Johnson's drunken vice-presidential inaugural address
|Courtesy of Jengod, this article with an eye-catching title forked off Andrew Johnson alcoholism debate regarding a plastered VP who would just 42 days later become president.