Link Tank: The Best Movies at Sundance 2019

Sundance 2019, Baby Shark, SpaceX, and more in today's daily Link Tank!

The Best Movies at Sundance 2019

SpaceX has revealed when the Falcon Heavy will launch again.

“Falcon Heavy will fly again in 2019. While all of the limelight has been squarely fixed on SpaceX’s still under-construction Starship rocket, Elon Musk’s aerospace company has also been readying its most powerful operational launch vessel for its first commercial mission.”

Read more at Inverse.

Demi Moore discussed the need for older women to have more diverse roles.

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“There is a trend in film, and that is that the older a woman is, the less likely her role is to be the protagonist or a hero. While we have some films such as The Queen, Book Club, and The Wife, a majority of female-led films feature younger protagonists. Actress Demi Moore has had enough of that, though.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

An automation platform that cut 40,000 jobs is now available to companies everywhere.

“Over the last five years, the global management consulting company Accenture has developed proprietary automation software called the SynOps platform that it says has helped it cut 40,000 jobs within the company. First, allow me to apologize for being forced to string together some of the dullest words in the English language, as few industries manage to deaden the soul and glaze over the eyes as potently as business consulting. Second, let me get to the news: Accenture is now putting this software up for sale, ostensibly allowing any mid-to-large-sized companies to automate their lower-level employees out of jobs.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here are eight facts about the hit song “Baby Shark.”

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“Not since a chorus of children began admonishing radio listeners to dial 1-877-Kars-4-Kids has a song burrowed into the public consciousness quite like “Baby Shark” (doo doo do doo doo do!). The tot-friendly tune about congenial sharks searching for a meal has racked up over 2 billion YouTube views to become one of the site’s top-viewed videos of all time. It also shows no signs of abating anytime soon: Netflix plans on streaming a series of shorts that will flesh out the carnivorous adventures of the title character. In December, Baby Shark toys sold out on Amazon in two days. There can be no escape.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Here are the best movies at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

Every year during the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah is on alert for the next “sensation.” Will it be a quirky dramedy like Little Miss Sunshine? Or a horror hit like last year’s Hereditary? It’s the kind of talk that turns a celebration of independent film into a competition. But Sundance is more than just a couple of buzzy films. It’s a veritable smorgasbord of cinema with more than 100 feature-length films, including fascinating documentaries, tantalizing midnight treats, and devastating dramas.

Read more at Thrillist.

iPhone sales have fallen in the fourth quarter, despite new models. 

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Apple offered more details about the company’s struggling iPhone sales in a Tuesday earnings call — and the news is not good. During the fourth quarter, iPhone revenue was down 15 percent year-over-year. The drop in sales came even as the company released three new iPhone models back in late September and October.

Read more at PCMag.