Daily Briefing: April 4

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.


The new film The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Nicolas Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself, has an outstanding 100 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes following 24 critical reviews. That's the greatest grade given to any 170 films with a Cage credit on Rotten Tomatoes.


“It looks like we need to knock down Bruce’s page count by about 5 pages.”

According to the LA Times, director Out of Death warned in a June 2020 email to the film's screenwriter that Bruce Willis' roles would need to be trimmed because his mental functions were declining. It was just this week that Willis' family announced he'd be leaving show business after being diagnosed with aphasia, according to the paper.


Inside the virus-hunting nonprofit at the center of the lab-leak controversy. (Vanity Fair)

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