Link Tank: Radha Blank on the Making Netflix’s The Forty-Year-Old Version

Netflix's The Forty-Year-Old Version, NYCC trailer round-up, fun facts about SNL, and more in today's Link Tank!

Radha Blank in The Forty-Year-Old Version

The Forty-Year-Old Version on Netflix is a must watch. Check out this interview with creator Radha Blank.

“The logline of Radha Blank’s The Forty-Year-Old Version — a struggling playwright takes up rapping at 40 — doesn’t tell the full story. Blank’s semi-autobiographical movie is painting on a much bigger canvas than that. It’s a portrait of Blank’s New York, where she works teaching high school students playwriting while trying to get her own work produced.”

Read more at Thrillist.

Like SDCC’s lackluster Comic-Con@Home, NYCC’s virtual con happened without much fanfare. To sum things up, here’s every trailer you missed from the event over the weekend.

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“With New York Comic Con wrapping up today, many of us still long for the thrill and excitement of an IRL convention experience. But there’s still a lot to like about the virtual con. For starters, it’s cheaper, there’s no fears of con crud, and your feet don’t hurt from spending hours traversing the Javitz Center. Plus, you have immediate access to all the trailer drops and sneak peeks without leaving the comfort of your own home.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

NBC’s Saturday Night Live turned 45 years old over the weekend. Check out some fun facts to celebrate its anniversary!

“Live from New York … Saturday Night Live made its television debut on October 11, 1975. In honor of its 45 years of comedic contributions, here are 40 things you might not have known about the legendary sketch show.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Don’t miss out on Hulu’s spectacular Halloween short films, starting with Back to Cave One.

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“History, so they say, is cyclical, which makes the setting for Hulu’s new Halloween short rather interesting: a far-flung apocalyptic future… but with cavepeople. Oh, well, I suppose once we’re gone, it’ll be as good a time for any for them to shine. In Back to Cave One, a family of post-human pre-humans goes Trick or Treating amidst the wreckage of the human race.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Twitter will send retweeting users to the ‘Quote Tweet’ composer first starting October 20 in an effort to combat misinformation on its platform.

“To stop misinformation from going viral during the election, Twitter is going to temporarily encourage users to think before retweeting a post. Normally, when you want to retweet something, it’s practically a mindless click. But starting on Oct. 20, when you click retweet, you’ll instead be sent to the ‘Quote Tweet’ composer first, enabling you to add your own commentary before amplifying the post.”

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What’s scarier than snakes? Myths and lies about snakes. Learn about the truth behind these deadly snake myths.

“Don’t be alarmed if you spot a snake; it’s hard to imagine a more misunderstood group of animals than snakes. Our interactions with snakes are conversation starters, with yarns told and retold. But knowing what’s fact and fiction gets harder with each retelling.”