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From Russian YouTube to spinning on the spot: Hollywood’s tricks to playing drunk
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 08:00:26 GMT

Gone is the ‘do it for real’ approach – the stars of Mank and Another Round take a more sober approach to acting inebriated

Were there an Oscar for best on-screen drunk (which there really should be), it would be a close-run thing this year. My money would be on Aubrey Plaza, who provides a magnificent display of wastedness in her new movie, Black Bear. Playing a neurotic indie actor at the end of her tether, she spends half the movie stumbling, lurching, wailing and losing her dignity. She wasn’t actually drunk, of course. This is the great challenge: acting drunk when you’re sober is no easier than acting sober when you’re drunk. To get into the right frame of unsteadiness, Plaza would spin round until almost throwing up just before the scene. That’s commitment.

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Match ID: 0 Score: 50.00 source: www.theguardian.com age: 0 days
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Hear me out: why Monster Trucks isn’t a bad movie
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 07:06:25 GMT

The latest in our series of writers sticking up for reviled films is a defense of the ‘toyetic’ action fantasy flop that puts monsters in … trucks

There is nothing pure about Monster Trucks. It is not a work of art born from some noble truth. It is a product – brightly-colored content meant to generate toys. The idea originated around 2013 when Adam Goodman, then president of Paramount’s Motion Picture Group, watched his four-year-old son playing with toy trucks. By 2014, Paramount issued a press release calling their new title Monster Trucks a “movie which has great toyetic appeal.” This unapologetic ploy to sell plastic made for an ignoble start to Monster Trucks, and things wouldn’t improve. The general concept – monster trucks that have real, but friendly, monsters inside them – didn’t inspire much confidence outside of “toyetic appeal,” either.

Related: Hear me out: why The Wedding Planner isn't a bad movie

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How product placements may soon be added to classic films
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:15:20 GMT
Getting consumer goods in shot is big business for movies and TV series, and items can now be added digitally.
Match ID: 2 Score: 20.00 source: www.bbc.co.uk age: 0 days
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Sunday Reading: Children’s Literature
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
From the magazine’s archive: a selection of pieces that offer insight into a vibrant and remarkable genre.
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This Week in Apps: A surprising report on App Tracking, Apple event predictions, Instagram for kids
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:00:22 +0000
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android […]
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DC’s Rorschach: A detective walks into a world shaped by squids and superheroes
Sat, 17 Apr 2021 10:00:54 +0000
During COVID-19, Rorschach has been something to look forward to each month.
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AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 19:24:27 +0000
You’ll need to prick up your ears for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio recordings of the famous scientist’s actual voice. The startup behind the “uncanny valley” […]
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Can the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood Be Saved?
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0000
Cinephiles have been mourning the news that the iconic movie theater won’t reopen. But there might still be hope for the Cinerama Dome.
Match ID: 7 Score: 20.00 source: www.wired.com age: 2 days
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“Voyagers” Gets Lost in Space
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Neil Burger’s film, starring Colin Farrell as a leader of teen-agers whose descendants are to found an extraterrestrial home for humanity, fumbles the existential questions it tries to raise.
Match ID: 8 Score: 20.00 source: www.newyorker.com age: 2 days
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“Duvidha,” an Indian Independent Film That Contains Lessons for American Directors
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 00:39:15 +0000
Mani Kaul’s film about a newlywed couple, from 1973, showcases the cinematic freedom that can come from working hands-on with scant means.
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Oscars Spotlight: The 2021 Nominees for Best Actress
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000
Plus: Bette Davis’s bunny theory of Academy Award wins.
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5 New Family-Friendly Movies and 1 Actually Good One
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:00:00 +0000
This year’s Oscar-nominated animated films have a uniformly safe, childish approach to death. But The Willoughbys—not nominated—will mess you up.
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His Blue LEDs Changed How We Light Our World
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 19:22:00 GMT
Nearly 30 years ago, Isamu Akasaki dazzled journalists with a bright pen light
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The Inside Story of the First Picture of a Black Hole
Thu, 30 Jan 2020 16:00:00 GMT
Here’s how the Event Horizon Telescope team pieced together the now-famous image of a black hole
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Post Vaccine Social Scheduling
As if these problems weren't NP-hard enough.
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ISS Vaccine
Because they orbit the Earth every 90 minutes, some astronauts should try to argue that, due to CDC regulations and time zone technicalities, they should be able to get their second dose just 30 or 40 hours after their first.
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When you get to hell, tell smallpox we say hello.
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AI Methodology
We've learned that weird spacing and diacritics in the methodology description are apparently the key to good research; luckily, we've developed an AI tool to help us figure out where to add them.
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