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The 11 Best Movies Based On Michael Crichton Books, Ranked

But for those who don’t know, Michael Crichton, who died in 2008, was huge back in the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, and to a certain extent, the ‘00s. He got an M.D. from Harvard, but never practiced medicine. Instead, he used that big brain of his to make some of the most popular stories to ever be written, with quite a few of them becoming motion pictures. He was also a respectable director as he directed Coma, Looker, and the film version of Westworld. 

So, being such a huge fan, I thought it necessary to rank his best movies, but only based off of the books where he used his real name. So don’t expect The Carey Treatment since that story was written under his pseudonym, Jeffrey Hudson.

Moderator Kristen Welker Is Winning the Debate, According to Twitter

Kristen Welker took a seat in the moderator’s desk for the second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday night. The second debate was starkly different from the first, which quickly descended into pure chaos, and many are crediting Welker’s moderator skills for the difference. 

“I’m beaming watching Kristen Welker. Such an amazing moment for her and for all who know of her hard work and dedication to journalism. Go girl,” PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor wrote on Twitter. “So @kwelkernbc is killing it,” the writer Molly Jong-Fast added

Even Trump praised her in the middle of the debate, thanking her for keeping things moving. This came after Trump spent the earlier part of the week baselessly smearing Welker as a “radical left Democrat” and tweeting “she’s no good,” in reference to Welker.

Despite Trump’s best effort to undermine Welker she still won ample praise on Twitter for her performance. Check out a few tweets loving Welker’s performance below. 

Borat 2: Watch Police Body Cam Footage From An Officer Who Allegedly Pulled Him Over

The video was reportedly filmed in January 2020 by Lamb, who had a body-worn camera on during the police response to the call made in Lilburn, a Georgia city 25 miles from Atlanta. As the video shows, Borat was questioned by Lamb, who asked him for his identification during the interaction. Sacha Baron Cohen’s character first took out an “honor certificate” that he claimed proved his daughter was “one of my properties.”

8 Great Anthony Anderson Performance You May Have Forgotten About

Terry Nolan – Big Momma’s House

By the time the 21st Century rolled around, Martin Lawrence was a massive star and his summer 2000 hit comedy Big Momma’s House only made a stronger case for the box office draw. Seriously, the movie remains one of the funniest of Lawrence’s career and that era in general, 20 years later. In addition to Lawrence, the movie also featured a star-in-the-making with Terrence Howard, Paul Giamatti, Nia Long, and none other than Anthony Anderson.

Appearing as Terry Nolan, the dim-witted security guard who always finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time, Anthony Anderson pretty much steals every scene he’s in, but those appearances are few and far between. Anderson wasn’t quite the movie star he would become when he appeared in Big Momma’s House, which is probably why he’s not as remembered here.

5 Things Disney’s Space Mountain Movie Needs To Include

An Actual Mountain In Space

The first Disneyland roller coaster was the Matterhorn, built to resemble the actual mountain found in the Alps. So, since then, the major Disney attractions of significant size, mostly roller coasters, all were given the name “mountain.” Some of them, like Thunder Mountain Railroad, make some sense, as there is an actual, albeit scaled-down, mountain in the attraction. But what exactly is a Space Mountain anyway? Clearly the only reason it has that name is that it’s a large roller coaster. The coaster itself is the “mountain.”

Zara Just Launched Its First-Ever Lingerie Collection

Zara has always been in the business of forecasting what shoppers want and—with a COVID-fueled uptick in lingerie sales—the fast-fashion giant is jumping into the category for the first time. 

The 158-piece lingerie collection—which Zara is calling The Female Gaze—fuses classic pieces (bras, underwear, camisoles, silk robes) with loungewear (pajamas, scarves, socks, bodysuits) and fabrics range from silk, alpaca, wool, cashmere, and cotton.

Courtesy of Annemarieke Van Drimmelen/Zara
Courtesy of Annemarieke Van Drimmelen/Zara

With the pandemic as an obvious impetus (it’s truly end of an era for many women’s relationships with their underwire bras), Zara delivers with its focus on comfort—everything is designed to be loose-fitting and elevated, with a soft color palette that includes cream, silver, black, and blush. The price range is somewhat reasonable, with starting prices of $17.90 though the silk items aren’t exactly impulse buys, with underwear coming in at $36 and topping out at $199 for a pajama set. But hey, if ever there was a time to treat yourself to small luxuries if you can swing it, it’s now. 

Wide Strap Bra

Zara Silk Tap Shorts

Zara Silk Bra

Zara Silk Panties

What’s a little disappointing is that Zara missed the mark on true size-diversity—most pieces fall within the brand’s standard small, medium, and large range. Surprising, given the overwhelming success of Savage x Fenty, ThirdLove, and other modern lingerie brands that have embraced inclusivity in a way that feels organic and business-savvy: Lingerie is set to become a $59 billion market globally by 2024, up from $38 billion in 2017, according to Zion Market Research. Not to mention, women are increasingly aware of and invested in the core values of brands they like, and are shopping accordingly. This would have been the perfect moment and an ideal category for Zara—a store we all love to shop—to expand its sizing. 

Still, it’s hard to argue with the fact that the pieces do seem easy to wear and versatile, so if you’re into what Zara is offering—and it seems plenty of shoppers are since most pieces are already sold out—shop some of our favorite items above and below, then head over to the brand’s site to see more.

Zara Lace Camisole Bodysuit

Zara Body Shaping Bodysuit

Ruhama Wolle is the executive assistant to Glamour’s editor-in-chief. You can follow her on Instagram @ru_wolle and on Twitter @ru_babyy. 

Haunting Of The Mary Celeste’s Emily Swallow Talks Challenges Of The ‘Claustrophobic’ Sets

It was claustrophobic. [laughs] We didn’t do any of it on a soundstage. Everything that we shot on the boat was on that teeny little boat, and you couldn’t take out a wall to fit in the camera. Like, everyone that was in the scene needed to fit in there. And then all of the equipment needed to fit in there. And our DP, Raquel Nuñez, is just such a superhero. And I feel like she has shapeshifting abilities because she would cram herself into corners to try to get a certain shot and she would climb up on top of things and hang over things. And that was definitely helpful for us as actors, to actually be in that tiny space. And to be honest, to feel like we were on a boat that could sink at any minute because that thing was so beat up. So that was very helpful, and I’m glad that it came across as feeling claustrophobic. We also did a lot of the shots kind of in the middle of the night out in the San Francisco Bay area. So getting to actually shoot at night, getting to feel that claustrophobic space? It was very helpful in actually conveying that.

Kevin Smith Reveals How Ben Affleck’s Mallrats Character Fits Into The Sequel

Just a few days ago, director Kevin Smith’s second movie, Mallrats, celebrated its 25th anniversary. With the filmmaker having recently returned to his View Askewniverse through Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, he’s gearing up to jump back into this shared continuity through Mallrats 2, which was initially envisioned as a movie, then shifted to a TV series, and is now back to being a movie.