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CS Interview: Imogen Poots on the Insane Sci-Fi Thriller Vivarium

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS interview: Imogen Poots on the insane sci-fi thriller Vivarium ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to talk with Imogen Poots (The Art of Self-Defense) to discuss Vivarium, the upcoming sci-fi thriller in which she stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg for their third big screen outing after Solitary Man and Self-Defense! The film is now available to rent or own on Digital HD! Click here to rent or purchase Vivarium on Digital HD! RELATED: Vivarium Trailer Traps Imogen Poots...
Tags: New York, Movies, Digital, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Justice League, Vietnam, Anna, Black Mirror, Imogen Poots, Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, John Mcdonnell, Jim, Jesse


CS Interview: Jesse Eisenberg On Vivarium & Resistance

CS Interview: Jesse Eisenberg On Vivarium & Resistance Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg is having a busy month in March as he is seeing not one but two films debuting this week. First up is the sci-fi thriller Vivarium, in which he reunites with Imogen Poots (Solitary Man, The Art of Self-Defense) for the third time, then the war biopic drama Resistance in which he stars as iconic mime/French Jewish resistance fighter Marcel Marceau. ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to talk with the 36-year-ol...
Tags: New York, Movies, Belgium, Denmark, Nazi, Black Mirror, Imogen Poots, American Crime Story, Charlie Chaplin, Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, John Mcdonnell, Queens New York, Eisenberg, Poots, Edgar Ramirez


The Best Sci-Fi Binges You Can Watch in a Single Day (or Weekend)

Sometimes you just want the full story. Oh sure, you could start a binge of a show like Lost, The Expanse or Doctor Who today and keep watching that show for several months. But maybe you want to start something, finish it, and move onto the next thing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Star Trek, Back To The Future, Firefly, Batman, Lord Of The Rings, Black Mirror, The Matrix, Spider Man, Watchmen, The Witcher, The Dark Crystal, Watch It Nerds


Jesse Eisenberg plays Marcel Marceau in ‘Resistance’ and home buyer in ‘Vivarium’

When Jesse Eisenberg calls to talk about his two new movies, “Resistance” and “Vivarium,” he laughs and is quick to agree that the two films would make for a truly bizarre double feature. In the World War II drama “Resistance,” Eisenberg plays the famed French mime Marcel Marceau as a young man working with the underground resistance against the Nazis who occupied his country. In “Vivarium,” he plays Tom opposite Imogen Poots as his girlfriend Gemma, a young couple looking to buy a first home wh...
Tags: New York, Movies, France, Germany, Nazis, Angels, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Poland, Tom Brady, Manny Pacquiao, Espn


FX on Hulu’s First Streaming Series, Devs, Is a Tech Thriller With Cosmic Ambitions

Alex Garland keeps his mind trained on the near future, perpetually imagining that the dire consequences of millennia of human folly are waiting just around the corner to mug us. Published in 1996, his first novel The Beach envisioned the fallout of sending a generation raised on screens into a state of nature. His scripts for Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and 28 Days Later (which I wouldn’t advise revisiting amid the coronavirus pandemic) delved into dystopia and apocalypse. In his first two f...
Tags: Television, News, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Oxford, Nick Offerman, Westworld, Hulu, Black Mirror, Terrence Malick, Carl Sagan, Amaya, Kenton, Lily, Ex Machina, Alex Garland


With better recall of our photos and videos, will our ability to forgive disappear?

We’re cruising through the short stories in Ted Chiang’s collection Exhalation. Today, we read one of the most popular from the set, The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling, which Lux Capital’s Josh Wolfe described in : This year for me it was Ted Chiang’s “Exhalation”. The gap between sci-fi and sci-fact keeps shrinking. I contend either our authors are becoming less creative or our scientists more creative. Chiang disproves the former. One of the most provocative stories in this collection...
Tags: Science Fiction, Book Review, Tech, Reddit, Black Mirror, Ted Chiang, Chiang, Tiv, The, Lux Capital, Josh Wolfe, Moseby, Truth of Fact The Truth of Feeling, The Truth of Fact the Truth of Feeling, Kokwa


The Best Memes Of 2020 So Far

Dictionary.com says a meme is, “a cultural item in the form of an image, video, phrase, etc., that is spread via the Internet and often altered in a creative or humorous way.” Merriam-Webster defines “meme” as, “an idea, behavior style or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.” But here is where we go full-on galaxy brain. Wikipedia, of all places, has one of the most intense takes on memes, describing them as, “a viral phenomenon that may evolve by natural selection in a man...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Wikipedia, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Reddit, Steve Buscemi, Black Mirror, Bernie Sanders, Feist, Rosa, Bernie, Merriam Webster, Billie Eilish, Tiktok


New UK Trailer for Indie Sci-Fi Film 'Vivarium' with Eisenberg & Poots

"This house is forever." Vertigo Releasing has debuted the official UK trailer for sci-fi psychological thriller Vivarium, which premiered at the Cannes FIlm Festival last summer. One of my favorite sci-fi creations from the last year. This fantastic "Black Mirror"-esque thriller has been playing on the festival circuit, and is arriving in theaters + on VOD next month. In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent to a nice home. There they find themselves trap...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Black Mirror, Indies, Eisenberg, Poots, To Watch, Jonathan Aris, Jesse Eisenberg Imogen Poots, Senan Jennings


We identified the 54 most powerful people at Netflix. Here's our exclusive chart of its top executives and their roles. (NFLX)

Netflix, the global leader in streaming TV, is facing more pressure to hold onto its standing as legacy-media and tech rivals pursue their own streaming plays. Business Insider spoke with current and former Netflix employees, and industry experts, to identify the 54 most powerful executives who are leading key growth areas at the company. They include influential execs like chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, as well as some less familiar names, like Rochelle King, vice president of creative ...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Black Mirror, Ted Sarandos, Reed Hastings, Hastings, NFLX, Scott Stuber, New York Times Dealbook, Todd Yellin, Bela Bajaria, Greg Peters, Rochelle King


Disney+’s ‘Loki’ Series Casts Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Disney+ has added another star to tussle with everyone’s favorite trickster god. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who has recently been seen in the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, has been cast in the upcoming Loki series for Disney+. Mbatha-Raw joins star Tom Hiddleston in the Loki series cast, alongside Sophia Di Martino and the recently cast Owen Wilson. Variety reports that British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw is joining the cast of Disney+’s Loki series, which features Avengers: Endgame star Tom Hiddlest...
Tags: Television, Movies, Casting, Marvel, Disney, Sex Education, Black Mirror, Belle, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Loki, Morty, Rick, Hiddleston


Disney+’s Loki Adds Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Cast

Disney+’s Loki adds Gugu Mbatha-Raw to cast With about a year left until Loki‘s premiere on the booming new streaming service Disney+, the cast for the series has found another major expansion in the form of The Morning Show and Black Mirror alum Gugu Mbatha-Raw for a reported key role, according to Deadline. RELATED: Marvel Super Bowl Spot Reveals Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision! Mbatha-Raw joins a cast that currently includes Tom Hiddleston reprising his iconic charac...
Tags: TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Owen Wilson, Black Mirror, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Morty, Rick, Kevin Feige, Hiddleston, Gugu Mbatha Raw, ComingSoon, TV Premiere


Music Supervisors to Watch: 10 Tastemakers Soundtracking Today’s Top Shows and Films

In the ten years since the Guild of Music Supervisors was formed, the organization has come a long way. Granted, the job still involves low pay, long hours and little respect, but at least the craft has been validated with Grammy and Emmy categories introduced by the Recording Academy and the Television Academy, respectively. The […]
Tags: News, Black Mirror, Guild of Music Supervisors, Recording Academy, Television Academy, Euphoria, Music for Screens, Blinded By the Light, Russian Doll


‘Black Mirror’ Creators Quit Endemol Shine-Owned Label While Navigating IP Headaches With Netflix

“Black Mirror” creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have departed their Endemol Shine-backed production banner House of Tomorrow amid ongoing talks for an exclusive deal with Netflix, but Variety understands concerns around IP ownership are throwing a spanner in the works.  The pair, who are long-time creative collaborators, resigned earlier last year, but officially stepped […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Variety, Endemol Shine, Annabel Jones


‘Black Mirror’ Creators Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones Quit Production Label Amid Netflix Talks

“Black Mirror” creators Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones have departed their Endemol Shine-backed production banner House of Tomorrow, Variety has confirmed.  The pair, who are long-time creative collaborators, resigned earlier last year, but officially stepped down as directors of the label this week. They set up the film and TV-focused House of Tomorrow in 2014 under Endemol […]
Tags: News, Global, Netflix, House, Endemol, Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, Endemol Shine, Annabel Jones, Charlie Brooker Annabel Jones, House of Tomorrow Variety


This episode of Black Mirror sucks: London cops boast that facial-recog creepycams will be on the streets this year

Here's what Met top brass told the press this morning In depth London's Metropolitan Police is to start routinely deploying facial-recognition tech across the English capital despite legal and public opinion challenges, the force declared this morning.…
Tags: London, Software, Metropolitan Police, Black Mirror


Jesse Eisenberg & Imogen Poots in First Official Trailer for 'Vivarium'

"Did we just do some kind of loop?" Saban Films has unveiled the trailer for the indie sci-fi psychological thriller Vivarium, which first premiered at the Cannes FIlm Festival last year in the Critics Week sidebar. This fantastic "Black Mirror"-esque thriller has been picking up some great buzz playing around the festival circuit last year, including at Fantastic Fest and Sitges. In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent to a nice home. There they find the...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Black Mirror, Imogen Poots, Cannes, Critics Week, Jesse Eisenberg, Sitges, To Watch, Saban Films, Jonathan Aris, Jesse Eisenberg Imogen Poots


Police robots keep malfunctioning, with mishaps ranging from running over a toddler's foot to ignoring people in distress

Security robots are being gradually adopted by some police departments and private companies, but there have been some recent hiccups. The robots are autonomous and are designed to patrol property and respond to perceived threats. Some robots, however, have been thwarted by obstacles like mall fountains, narrow sidewalks, and errant toddlers. Knightscope, one of the most popular companies making security robots, has maintained that the mishaps are outliers. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Abc, Nbc News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, Mountain View, Knightscope, Black Mirror, Cnbc, Cnet, Steve, Aoc, Stanford Shopping Center, HUNTINGTON


Soulmates: Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman & More Join AMC Anthology Series

Soulmates: Charlie Heaton, Malin Akerman & more join AMC anthology series AMC has added four new cast members to join in their upcoming new series titled Soulmates which hails from Black Mirror writer Will Bridges. Stranger Things star Charlie Heaton and Malin Akerman (Billions) have signed on along with Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad) and JJ Feild (Turn) to star in the six-part episodic anthology drama that will explore the nature of romantic love. They will be joining the previously announced c...
Tags: TV, Movies, Amc, TV News, Black Mirror, Joe Anderson, Akerman, Kurt, Martha, Travis, Samson, Nathan, Heaton, Caitlin, Better Call Saul Season, Brandt


Pete Buttigieg's campaign used a company criticized for its low wages to hire workers, even after Buttigieg has been critical of the gig economy (AMZN)

Pete Buttigieg's campaign hired gig workers using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, a platform notorious for low pay. The decision appears at odds with Buttigieg's campaign message that gig workers deserve the protections and wages of full-time employees. Mechanical Turk, or MTurk, lets employers set their price for specific tasks that gig workers can choose to take on, allowing payments as low as 1 cent per task. Buttigieg's campaign has said that it paid gig workers above the minimum wage for tasks ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, New York Times, Black Mirror, Mechanical Turk, Aoc, Pew Research, Turk, AMZN, Federal Elections Commission, Buttigieg, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Pete Buttigieg


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has sounded the alarm about the rise of facial recognition. "This is some real-life 'Black Mirror' stuff that we're seeing here," Ocasio-Cortez said during a House Oversight Committee hearing. Indian business owners are furious about Amazon's $1 billion expansion into their country. The e-commerce giant's CEO Jeff Bezos is visiting the country but has been labelled an "economic terrori...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, UK, Microsoft, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Paul Allen, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Seattle, Huawei, Kashmir


AOC is sounding the alarm about the rise of facial recognition: 'This is some real-life "Black Mirror" stuff'

When facial recognition is implemented, the software makes it easy for corporations or governments to identify people and track their movements.
Tags: News, Black Mirror, Aoc


AOC is sounding the alarm about the rise of facial recognition: 'This is some real-life "Black Mirror" stuff'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez voiced concerns about the rise of facial recognition during a House hearing on Wednesday. "This is some real-life 'Black Mirror' stuff that we're seeing here," Ocasio-Cortez said. Her remarks came during a House Oversight Committee hearing on private-sector use of facial recognition. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is raising concerns about the spread of facial recognition, arguing that the technology will quickl...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Microsoft, Trends, House, Louisiana, Black Mirror, Aoc, House Oversight Committee, Facebook Join, Amazon When, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, House Oversight and Reform Committee


Cars will start paying for their own gas and parking as soon as this year. Here's why Visa is betting on a world of invisible payments.

The internet of things (IoT) refers to the network of everyday objects that are plugged into the internet. And as IoT continues to mature, experts and industry leaders are exploring applications through something we all do — buying stuff. Visa is exploring IoT payments through cars, and it thinks cars could pay for their own parking in as soon as 12 months. Citi Ventures is also eyeing the space. It's backing CarIQ, a startup that's already exploring payments initiated from vehicles without ne...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, India, Softbank, Trends, WeWork, Lg, Honda, Black Mirror, Visa, Citi Ventures, Business Insider, Boyle, Gupta, Edison Partners


The surprising link between the new Love Island villa and Black Mirror

While the summer version of Love Island sees contestants spend two months in a bright...
Tags: Black Mirror, Love Island


Netflix's "The Circle" is my seventh layer of hell, and I can't stop watching it

Not to be confused with that painfully mediocre Dave Eggers novel, Netflix's new reality show The Circle is basically the IRL version that Black Mirror episode where Bryce Dallas Howard obsessively ranks everything on social media to the point of extreme isolation. Except in this reality show, everyone starts off isolated in a (surprisingly nice) apartment, and with their online interactions as their only means of any communication. The players use a social media platform called "The Circle" ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Social Media, Netflix, Rochester, Catfishing, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dave Eggers, Black Mirror, Alexa, Reality Television, Netflix And Chill, Reality TV Vs Reality, The Circle


Scammers are using hidden or hijacked cameras to surveil unsuspecting people. From gas pumps to Airbnbs, here are the most unexpected ways people have been spied on in the past year.

Scammers are taking advantage of increasingly-compact hardware to use hidden cameras to spy on people. At the same time, hackers are finding new ways to hijack the multitude of cameras built into people's phones and smart devices.  2019 was rife with stories about people finding hidden cameras in places ranging from Airbnb rentals to gas pumps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The surveillance is coming from inside the house. In the past year, a series of reports have highl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, South Korea, UK, Nbc, Minneapolis, Trends, Fbi, Arizona, Wisconsin, Cbs, Secret Service, Airbnb, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Black Mirror


Cars will start paying for their own parking and gas as soon as 2020. Here's why Visa is betting on a world of invisible payments.

The internet of things (IoT) refers to the network of everyday objects that are plugged into the internet. And as IoT continues to mature, experts and industry leaders are exploring applications through something we all do — buying stuff. Visa is exploring IoT payments through cars, and it thinks cars could pay for their own parking in as soon as 12 months. Citi Ventures is also eyeing the space. It's backing CarIQ, a startup that's already exploring payments initiated from vehicles without ne...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, India, Softbank, Trends, WeWork, Lg, Honda, Black Mirror, Visa, Citi Ventures, Business Insider, Boyle, Gupta, Edison Partners


Cars and fridges are getting smarter, and they could learn to pay their own bills next. Even Visa is exploring the IoT-driven tech.

The internet of things (IoT) refers to the network of everyday objects that are plugged into the internet. And as IoT continues to mature, experts and industry leaders are exploring applications through something we all do — buying stuff. Visa is exploring IoT payments through cars, and it thinks cars could pay for their own parking in as soon as 12 months. Citi Ventures is also eyeing the space. It's backing CarIQ, a startup that's already exploring payments initiated from vehicles without ne...
Tags: Amazon, New York, California, India, Softbank, Trends, WeWork, Lg, Honda, Black Mirror, Visa, Citi Ventures, Business Insider, Boyle, Gupta, Edison Partners


Gift Guide: Leading VCs recommend their favorite reads from 2019

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here. As we reach the end of 2019 and approach crunch time for everyone who has procrastinated holiday gift buying, we wanted to highlight a few more great reads that might add value to your life or are just plain old fun. Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve asked Extra Crunch members and the ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Book Review, Tech, Power, United States, Ireland, Middle East, United Nations, Venture Capital


Thanksgiving of Horror: Breaking Down the Many Movie References in the Latest Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Even after three decades, The Simpsons is still finding ways to keep things fresh. The latest example takes the long-running “Treehouse of Horror” and repeats it just a month after this year’s proper “Treehouse” episode, but with a Thanksgiving setting. The episode begins with Marge introducing three spooky tales of horror and warning the audiences not to let their kids watch – just like in the good old days. The thing is, as gimmicky as the episode seems to be, it is also one of the best h...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, New York City, Turkey, Earth, Star Trek, Features, Fox, Netflix, Animation, Jon Hamm, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mel Gibson, Maggie, Eddie