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The Morning Watch: ‘Hamilton’ Reunion on ‘The Tonight Show’, VFX Artists React to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, the original cast of Hamilton reunites virtually on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Plus, watch as visual effects artists react to the work done on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Looper, and ...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Fallon, Disney, Russell-Crowe, Ryan Gosling, The Tonight Show, Visual Effects, Edgar Wright, Hamilton, The Roots, Lin-manuel Miranda, Looper, Scott Pilgrim, Video Of The Day, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Abyss


7500 Review

Rating:  7.5/10 Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tobias Ellis PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0, 0], [[300, 250]]).addSize([750, 0], []).addSize([980, 0], []).build(); PB.gptStandAlone['pb_prebidjs_300x250_...
Tags: Movies, Snowden, Berlin, America, Amazon Prime, Movie Reviews, Paris, Streaming, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Michael, Tobias, Looper, Gordon Levitt, Movie News, Vollrath, Patrick Vollrath


A dark fan theory explores the illicit affair between Elmo's mom and his Uncle Jack

The recent Sesame Street seminar on racism has caused quite a stir on the Internet, thanks in large part to a scene in which Elmo's father, Louie, explains why people are protesting police brutality. Beyond its socio-political importance, many were aghast to learn that Elmo — who is a muppet — also has a biological family. Elmo has parents?? https://t.co/axESQB9KVN — Mario Candelaria (@TheOtherMarioC) June 8, 2020 But Elmo doesn't just have a dad. According to his Muppet wikia entry: E...
Tags: Post, Japan, News, Mexico, Sesame Street, Jack, Chester, Louie, Jesse, Jill, Mae, Elmo, Grieve, Elmer, Looper, Jesse McLaren


Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Returning to Movies With His Greatest Acting Challenge Yet

After several years of high-profile roles in movies like “500 Days of Summer,” “Inception,” “Looper” and “Snowden,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt stepped back from the spotlight for three years to spend time with his wife and young children. After his self-imposed hiatus, he returns this week with “7500,” a taut thriller that is set almost entirely in […]
Tags: News, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Looper, Snowden Joseph Gordon Levitt


'A true emergency:' Covid-19 pushes homeless crisis in San Francisco's Tenderloin to the brink

The number of tents in the historic neighborhood has exploded by 285% since the start of the coronavirus outbreak * Coronavirus – latest US updates * Coronavirus – latest global updates * See all our coronavirus coverageOn the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, social distancing does not exist.Tents and blankets cram the narrow sidewalks, even set right against sun-faded buildings. Occupants of these encampments loll on the pavement nearby, hyper cognizant they risk losing th...
Tags: London, News, US, San Francisco, Fox News, Warsaw, Bay Area, Shaw, Pacific Heights, Tenderloin, UC Hastings, Looper, Randy Shaw, Haney, Cadillac Hotel, UC Hastings Law School


The Morning Watch: Discover Chewbacca’s Backstory in ‘Star Wars’, One-Woman ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Re-Creation & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn about the backstory of Star Wars hero Chewbacca, who had a whole life before he became Han Solo’s co-pilot on the Millennium Falcon. Plus, watch an outstanding live-action recreation of some musical se...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Belle, Chewbacca, Star Wars Holiday Special, Skywalker, Looper, Gaston, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Ming-na Wen, The Morning Watch, Solo: A Star Wars Story


10 Notes on Looper (2012), Schopenhauer, and the Reciprocal Nature of Violence

1) "‘Does solving a problem by finding the right person and killing them ever work? Or does it create a self-perpetuating loop of violence?’ And that to me is not a theoretical, time-travel question. That’s a real-world question.” --Rian Johnson2) Looper's straightforward vision of the future that still seems accurate today: more homeless, more graffiti, more guns, no middle class.3) I thoroughly enjoyed Looper, in part because I am a huge fan of Johnson's recent Knives Out and Brick (2005), wa...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Joseph Gordon-levitt, Nazi, Hitler, Johnson, Emily Blunt, Rian Johnson, Brick, Northwest, Joe, Bruce Willis, Rick, Frankenstein, Godard, Abu Ghraib


Survive the Night Trailer: Bruce Willis Stars in New Action Thriller

Survive the Night trailer: Bruce Willis stars in new action thriller The official trailer for director Matt Eskandari’s forthcoming action thriller film Survive the Night has been released, featuring Bruce Willis as he tries to help his save their family from two home invaders. Also starring Chad Michael Murray, the film will arrive in select theaters and on Demand on May 22. Check out the video in the player below! (via JoBlo) RELATED: Cosmic Sin: Frank Grillo, Luke Wilson, Adelaide Kane & ...
Tags: Video, Movies, Michael Bay, Luc Besson, Brad Pitt, Terry Gilliam, Gary Oldman, Rich, Bruce Willis, Jamie, Frank, Chad Michael Murray, Willis, Matt Eskandari, Looper, Milla Jovovich


How Time-Travel Works in Fiction: A Concise Breakdown of How Time Travel Functions in Popular Movies, Books & TV Shows

As least since H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine, time travel has been a promising storytelling concept. Alas, it has seldom delivered on that promise: whether their characters jump forward into the future, backward into the past, or both, the past 125 years of time-travel stories have too often suffered from inelegance, inconsistency, and implausibility. Well, of course they're implausible, everyone but Ronald Mallett might say — they're stories about time travel. But fiction only...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Literature, Stephen Hawking, Harry Potter, Sci Fi, Charles Darwin, Seoul, Rian Johnson, Time Machine, Reich, Facebook Twitter, Ender, Looper, Bill Ted


A Concise Breakdown of How Time Travel Works in Popular Movies, Books & TV Shows

As least since H.G. Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine, time travel has been a promising storytelling concept. Alas, it has seldom delivered on that promise: whether their characters jump forward into the future, backward into the past, or both, the past 125 years of time-travel stories have too often suffered from inelegance, inconsistency, and implausibility. Well, of course they're implausible, everyone but Ronald Mallett might say — they're stories about time travel. But fiction only...
Tags: Google, Film, College, Literature, Stephen Hawking, Harry Potter, Sci Fi, Charles Darwin, Seoul, Rian Johnson, Time Machine, Reich, Facebook Twitter, Ender, Looper, Bill Ted


ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade

ComingSoon’s 10 Best Movies of the Decade The 2010s were a decade of mindblowing films that took us through turbulent times with style and substance. It was the decade when superhero flicks came into their own, and horror became a dominant force in the industry. This decade also saw a downturn in the mid-budget studio picture (comedies, star-led dramas), yet still a few managed to rise above. Overall it has been an impressive ten years, and ComingSoon.net is counting down the best of the best...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Aaron Sorkin, New York City, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Stephen King, Disney, America, Dave, Jake Gyllenhaal, Wes Anderson, Manchester, Hugh Jackman


Learning How to Cheat: Ranking the Films of Rian Johnson From Good to Best

Rian Johnson burst through the wave of independent filmmakers of the mid-2000s with a debut film that was defiant in its design, and has translated its success into such heights that he’s directed one of the most talked-about franchise entries of the new century. In between making his five features, including Knives Out , opening this week, Johnson has directed some seminal episodes of the brilliant TV drama Breaking Bad (including a final-season episode that many critics and fans accur...
Tags: Movies, China, Features, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt, Stephen, Rian Johnson, Joe, Bruce Willis, John Carpenter, Penelope, Brendan, Claire


‘Knives Out’ Director Rian Johnson on the Beauty of a Killer Monologue and Crafting a Mystery Evocative of 2019 [Interview]

When I sat down to speak with director Rian Johnson the day after his new murder mystery thriller, Knives Out, closed Fantastic Fest 2019, I had one question on the top of my tongue. That question: “What defines a Rian Johnson movie?” After all, Johnson has spent his career leaping between genres, from grim modern noirs like Brick to quirky comedies like The Brothers Bloom to serious-minded science fiction like Looper and even giant blockbusters like Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I had a theory abo...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, United States, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Stephen Fry, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Bond, Eureka, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Trump, Christie


Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A Hidden Cameo In Knives Out

Rian Johnson's Looper and Brick star managed to find his way into the director's whodunit.
Tags: Religion, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rian Johnson, Brick, Looper


Error "No folder was selected" - CC

Hi, I have installed CC ver 5.4.3.3 (payed version) into my Beelkin GT-King Android TV box with Android 9.0 Lollipop. When I try to connect to a Local folder to read my Calibre library CC returns “No folder was selected” error. At the end of Calibre.companion.debug.log there is this exception: Spoiler: 2019-11-15 23:26:34.387: opening Lollipop chooser android.content.ActivityNotFoundException: No Activity found to handle Intent { act=android.intent.action.OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE flg=0x40 ...
Tags: Books, Calibre Companion, Looper, Sourc


‘Scoob’ Brings in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Looper’ Stars to Play Young Mystery Solvers

The cast of the new animated take on Scooby-Doo continues to grow, and this time it’s with some familiar child stars playing younger versions of the characters from Mystery Inc. Scoob is the name of the new animated Scooby-Doo movie, and it already features Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Gina Rodriguez and Will Forte as the voices of Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy respectively. Frank Welker is also reprising his longtime role as Scooby-Doo. But now two young stars from Avengers: Infinity War and L...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Animation, Mark Wahlberg, Harry Potter, Tracy Morgan, Gina Rodriguez, Warner Brothers, Tomorrowland, Scooby Doo, Will-forte, Fred, Greenblatt, Ken Jeong, Looper, Jason Isaacs


Amazon Snags Rights to Joseph Gordon-Levitt Thriller 7500

Amazon snags rights to Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller 7500 According to Deadline, Amazon has snatched up the global rights to the thriller 7500, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a co-pilot of a plane hijiacked by terrorists. RELATED: Daniel Bruhl and Emily VanCamp In Talks To Join Falcon and the Winter Soldier PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googl...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, France, Aaron Sorkin, Action, Chicago, Thriller, Switzerland, Lincoln, Olivia Wilde, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Inception, Germany Austria, Levitt, Daniel Brühl, Looper


Great Point Media’s Ventures Fund Invests in Brightlobe, ProgramBuyer, and Looper

Great Point Media has made a trio of investments in U.K.-based media firms, the first out of its recently created Great Point Ventures fund. Screening portal ProgramBuyer, film and TV data analytics outfit Looper Insights, and kid-focussed immersive games platform Brightlobe are the first beneficiaries of investment from the fund. The Enterprise Investment Scheme structure […]
Tags: News, Global, Looper, Great Point Media, Robert Halmi Jr, Jim Reeve, Great Point Ventures


First Trailer for Ang Lee's Sci-Fi Film 'Gemini Man' Starring Will Smith

"I think I know why he's as good as you - he IS you." Paramount has unveiled the first official trailer for Gemini Man, the next film from Ang Lee (following Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk). This sci-fi action thriller is about an aging hitman, as played by Will Smith, who finds himself facing off against a younger clone of himself. A bit like Looper, but about a clone, without any time travel. Lee shot this at 120FPS, also known as HFR (High Frame-Rate) video, and is apparently still tryin...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Sci-fi, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Lee, Looper, Billy Lynn, WETA Digital, To Watch, Theodora Miranne


‘Gemini Man’ Footage Reaction: Will Smith Gets De-Aged in the Ang Lee Thriller [CinemaCon 2019]

Gemini Man is a sci-fi movie that has spent decades in development, attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood to the role of an over-the-hill hitman who finds himself targeted by a younger clone of himself. But it wasn’t until now, when de-aging technology has become the hottest new commodity in blockbusters, that Gemini Man could finally become a reality. Now set to star Will Smith and be directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man will finally hit theaters more than two decades after the film...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Thriller, Clint Eastwood, Las Vegas, Will-Smith, Mel Gibson, Smith, Ang-Lee, Paramount Pictures, Marvel Studios, Junior, Samuel L Jackson, Peter, Henry, Lee


5 Best Mark Hamill Movies

The 5 Best Mark Hamill Movies Mark Hamill is known the world over for his performance as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, and rightfully so. George Lucas’ groundbreaking film was a supersensory cinematic experience. Audiences clamored to see the space-age adventures of Hamill’s Skywalker and his friends, Carrie Fisher’s headstrong Princess Leia Organa and Harrison Ford’s cool-headed gunslinger Han Solo. In the years since Star Wars and its succeeding films, Hamill has approac...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Movies, Carrie Fisher, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Darth Vader, Batman, Harrison Ford, Johnson, George Lucas, Mark Hamill, Rian Johnson, Lucas, Luke Skywalker, Alec Guinness, Leia Organa


Arcade is a synthesizer, looper, sample store and more all in one

Expand your workflow in style with the massive and brilliant virtual instrument and sampler that is Arcade. Arcade calls itself a ‘playable loop synthesizer’ but what it offers is much more than that. It’s a virtual instrument that puts other plug-ins to shame not just thanks to it’s power and versatility but the way that it presents itself in such a streamlined manner. From the intuitive team at Output, Arcade offers up sampling manipulation in a synthesizer form with a beautiful inter...
Tags: Music, Production, Software, Arcade, Samples, Digital Music, Synthesizer, Daw, Virtual Instrument, Looper, Sampling, Synth, Music Production, Loops, Gregg Lehrman


‘Glass’ Spoiler Review: Breaking Down M. Night Shyamalan’s Disastrous Sequel to ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’

“Please enjoy this film that took 19 years to make!” This sentence greeted me as I sat down at a pre-release screening of Glass last week, as the final part of a letter from its writer/producer/director M. Night Shyamalan to the audience. The upshot of the letter was basically, “Please don’t spoil Glass” (which I’m about to do, so…sorry!) but I could not help but latch onto that last sentence as I steeled myself for the crossover between two of Shyamalan’s earlier films, Unbreakable and Spl...
Tags: Movies, Features, Glass, David, Movie Reviews, Sequels, Philadelphia, James McAvoy, Jackson, Sarah Paulson, Samuel L Jackson, David Dunn, Bruce Willis, Joseph, Kevin, Dunn


‘Unbreakable’ Honest Trailer: Featuring the Power of Long, Meaningful Staring

After The Sixth Sense and before going downhill fast with as the years went on, M. Night Shyamalan delivered one of the most grounded and gritty comic book movies of all time, and he did it before comic book movies were all the rage. Unbreakable focuses on a simple security guard named David Dunn (Bruce Willis) who slowly discovers that he has superpowers. However, as Honest Trailers illustrates, the real superpower on display in Unbreakable is the power of long, meaningful staring. Watch the U...
Tags: Movies, Lol, Honest Trailers, Bruce-Willis, Unbreakable, Looper, Comic Book/Superhero, Video Of The Day, M.-Night-Shyamalan, David Dunn Bruce Willis


Datalooper lets you play Ableton Live with your feet

It’s a looper, it’s a Session View controller. It’s USB powered, and you play it with your feet. But unlike other options, Datalooper integrates directly with how you work in Ableton Live – and it doesn’t require Max for Live to operate. Here’s a first look – and an exclusive discount. http://www.datalooperpedal.com/cdmspecial Ableton may have called their event “Loop,” but that doesn’t mean there’s an obvious way to control the software’s looping capability via hardware out of the box. And t...
Tags: Deals, Music, Hardware, La, US, Tech, Usb, Gear, Stories, Indiegogo, Feet, Max, Midi, Ableton, Ableton Push, Ableton Live


Ableton Live Looping gets its own custom controller

A crowd-funded custom controller has just arrived on the scene, designed to assist live triggering and looping in Ableton Live. And there’s already a free download for Max for Live to get you started, even without the hardware. Hardware like Ableton’s Push lets you play Live with your fingers – but what about your feet? (Ableton Sole?) And what about looping? Pierre-Antoine Grison, Ableton Certified Trainer and producer/musician signed to Ed Banger Records, has come up with his own solution – ...
Tags: Downloads, Music, France, Tech, Usb, Freebies, Software, Gear, Kickstarter, Stories, Max, Midi, Ableton, Ableton Live, Music Tech, Controllers


The Ten Best Emily Blunt Movies

The Ten Best Emily Blunt Movies Emily Blunt’s less than a decade career has been among the most memorable of any modern actor. She has balanced work in indie darlings, big-budget films and later this year is stepping into perhaps her biggest role yet. Before she was cast to grace the screen as Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns, Blunt has yet to find a role to earn her an Oscar nomination. However, she certainly seems to be an actress destined to take that stage someday. In the meantime, we...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Mexico, Aaron Sorkin, Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, Afghanistan, Best Roles, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Victoria, Mike Nichols, Amy Adams, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Rian Johnson


‘Knives Out’ Adds Michael Shannon, is Just Being Unfair to Other Movies Now

Knives Out is gathering a murderer’s row of A-list actors for the Rian Johnson murder mystery. The always-impeccable Michael Shannon will be joining the Knives Out cast, which includes the previously-cast Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Lakeith Stanfield. Variety reports that Michael Shannon will join the Knives Out cast, confirming our suspicions that this movie’s cast is so good it will kill us. It’s not yet known what role Shannon will play in this modern-day whodunit, but at this point wh...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Disney, Evans, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Bond, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Michael Shannon, Shannon, Orient Express, Looper, Mystery/Suspense, Chris-Evans


‘Knives Out’: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Star Lakeith Stanfield Joins Daniel Craig and Chris Evans in Rian Johnson’s Murder Mystery

Lakeith Stanfield, the breakout supporting actor in movies like Short Term 12 and Get Out as well as FX’s Atlanta, shows no signs of slowing down. He has multiple film projects in the works, but his latest is perhaps the most exciting: Stanfield has joined the Knives Out cast, putting him face to face with actors like Daniel Craig and Chris Evans in writer/director Rian Johnson‘s upcoming murder mystery. Learn about Stanfield’s role below. Knives Out was already one of my most anticipated fil...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Disney, Atlanta, Daniel Craig, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Chris Evans, Bond, Agatha Christie, Rian Johnson, Craig, Orient Express, Looper, Brothers Bloom, Mystery/Suspense


Chopper Or Looper

Hi PingSkills I started playing table tennis about one year ago, and i have always played with two inverted rubbers with an offensive blade. My problem is that i play my backand well when i am close to the table, but with the forehand i feel better when i am at mid distance. About one week ago, i started practing with long pips backhand chop, and i felt very well with this style of playing. Should i change from an offensive style that i practied about one year to a modern defensive style?  
Tags: Sport, Looper