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Weekend Box Office: No One Can Defeat ‘Joker’, Not Even ‘The Addams Family’ or ‘Gemini Man’ (But Hey, How About That ‘Parasite’!)

The weekend box office returns are in, and once again, Joker reigns supreme. The Todd Phillips movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as a crazy killer clown who loves to dance ended up at the top of the box office for the second week in a row. As far as new releases go, The Addams Family had a strong opening at second place. But Gemini Man, starring Will Smith and Will Smith, had trouble drawing a crowd. The real winner of the weekend, though, was Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite, which only opened in three th...
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Faulty Projection: How Ang Lee Doubled Down on His High-Frame-Rate Obsession (Column)

Three years ago, when Ang Lee stood in front of an audience at the New York Film Festival to introduce the world-premiere showing of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” the first words out of his mouth were “I’m not crazy.” He said it with a grin, but it struck me as an odd joke. Whoever […]
Tags: Will Smith, Columns, Ang Lee, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Gemini Man

Groundbreaking Technology Used In New Will Smith Film ‘Gemini Man’

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A new Will Smith movie coming to theaters Friday night uses groundbreaking technology to turn the actor into a younger digital version of himself. Smith plays two characters in his new action film “Gemini Man,” portraying an elite assassin who goes to war with himself and a much younger assassin. “It was such a crazy thing when I first saw those initial images, because the images weren’t there on set during the film. So it was probably eight months and then I saw the first...
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‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Spin-Off Series in the Works at Will Smith’s Westbrook Production Company

Over three years ago, rumors were swirling about Will Smith‘s production company developing a possible The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot that would have put “a new spin on the fish-out-of-water tale while maintaining the spirit of the original series.” However, once Smith finally got asked about the project, he said a reboot of the NBC sitcom that he led back in the 1990s would probably happen “when hell freezes over.” Well, the devil might want start shopping for a winter coat. In a recent pr...
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How Gemini Man’s visual effects kept Will Smith out of the uncanny valley

In Gemini Man, Will Smith battles a clone of himself who's 30 years younger. We talked to the film's visual effects team to learn how they turned back the clock on one of Hollywood's most familiar faces.
Tags: Features, Movies & TV, Ang Lee, Gemini Man, VFX, Visual Effects, WETA Digital, Will Smith

How the ‘Gemini Man’ VFX Team Digitally Created a Younger Version of Will Smith

More human than human — yes, that’s a “Blade Runner” reference — yet it sounds like an unattainable standard when it comes to creating believable, photorealistic, digital human characters. But the visual effects team on Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” set its sights on something even more difficult: creating a digital version of young Will Smith […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many Ang Lee movies, Gemini Man has an identity crisis, repression, and father issues to go along with the popcorn entertainment, which, like his Bill...
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Will Smith vs. Will Smith vs. Ang Lee

With “Gemini Man,” about an assassin and his much younger clone, the actor was forced to confront his career choices — and his director’s view of his career choices.
Tags: Movies, News, Will Smith, Smith, Ang Lee, Will, Lee, Ang, Actors and Actresses, Gemini Man (Movie

Hear an Exclusive From the ‘Gemini Man’ Soundtrack

Lorne Balfe, the composer responsible for the pulse-pounding score to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is back with Gemini Man. Bafle’s Gemini Man score features the same type of propulsive, churning, tension-building sound so prevalent in Fallout, lending weight to Ang Lee‘s action thriller. We have an exclusive track from Loren Balfe’s Gemini Man soundtrack below. Gemini Man Soundtrack – Last Shot One of my favorite elements of Gemini Man was Lorne Balfe’s adrenaline-infused score. Ther...
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Will Smith acts opposite a fake-looking, de-aged version of himself in 'Gemini Man'

In brightly lit scenes, it looks like 51-year-old Smith is acting in a scene with his dead-eyed video game avatar.
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Clone Gunman: Will Smith Vs. Will Smith In Sluggish, Sterile 'Gemini Man'

Ang Lee directs Smith (and a digitally de-aged Smith) in this "bland, sluggish and sentimental" thriller.(Image credit: Ben Rosenstein/Paramount )
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'Gemini Man' was made in such a technically advanced way that zero movie theaters in the US can show it as intended

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's "Gemini Man" was made in such an advanced way no theater in the US can play it in the form he intended. Lee shot the movie in 120 frames per second, which gives the movie an incredibly sharp look. Ideally, Lee wants the movie shown in theaters at that frame rate, on a 4K projector, and in 3D. Theaters in the US can't do all those elements at the same time. The closest is 120 fps, on a 2K projector, in 3D, which is available at 14 theaters. "At the end of the da...
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Review: Two Will Smiths mean double the disappointment in perplexing 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith plays a middle-aged assassin and his 23-year-old clone, but his personal appeal and snazzy tech can't save Ang Lee's thriller 'Gemini Man.'         [Author: USA TODAY]
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‘Gemini Man’ review: Will Smith faceoff comes with intriguing tech tricks

Ang Lee's latest, starring Will Smith, is both action movie and experiment in film technology, and it’s more intriguing as the latter. Rating: 2.5 stars out of 4.
Tags: Movies, News, Entertainment, Will Smith, Ang Lee

Whicker: Bullpen roulette backfires on Dodgers yet again

LOS ANGELES — The questions kept coming to Dave Roberts and his answers kept coming back, landing on the same circular truth. You use Clayton Kershaw because, well, he’s Clayton Kershaw, even though the radar gun and the situation and the echoes of the bats all tell you he isn’t. And, yes, the cheapest and most dishonest thing a fan can do is blame the manager in kneejerk fashion, particularly when this manager is far from the only decision-maker at Dodger Stadium. The old visitors clubhouse, wh...
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Dodgers driven from playoffs in first-round upset by the Nationals

Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler #21 during game five of the NLDS against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, Wednesday, October 9, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg #...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals, St Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Ryan Zimmerman, Joe Kelly, Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts

Box Office Tracking: ‘Joker’ Likely to Beat Both ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘The Addams Family’

Two new wide-release movies are headed to theaters this weekend: Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and the rather terrible-looking animated Addams Family movie. But it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime will continue to reign, as box office tracking indicates that Joker is expected to remain in first place. Not even two Will Smiths and cartoon Oscar Issac are enough to stop Joaquin Phoenix and his weird dance moves. Can anyone stop the dark and twisted Joker? Apparently not – at least not at the box o...
Tags: Movies, Box Office, Addams Family, Will Smith, Smith, Rotten Tomatoes, Ang Lee, Joaquin Phoenix, Joker, Todd Phillips, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, Isaac Charlize Theron Chloe Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard Gemini Man

Joker’s Wild: Ranking the Cinematic Versions of the Clown Prince of Crime

While many a superhero film has had a villain problem, the Joker is one villain from the comics medium who has not only translated well, but also lent himself to a succession of compelling reinterpretations. He’s the greatest comic book villain of all time and he’s lit up the big screen with equal gusto. With Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker coming off a record-breaking box-office weekend, this is as good a time as any to rank the various iterations of the Clown Prince of Crime on film. For an old-schoo...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Features, Gotham, Netflix, Movie, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joaquin Phoenix, Warner Brothers, Joker

Will Smith battles himself in one-dimensional thriller 'Gemini Man'

Will Smith battles himself in Ang Lee's one-dimensional thrill ride
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‘Gemini Man’ Review: Ang Lee’s Odd Action Experiment is More Video Game Than Movie

“I’m having trouble looking in the mirror lately,” says Henry Brogan (Will Smith), one of the world’s best assassins. He’s spent a large chunk of his career bumping off bad guys for the government, but now he wants to hang up his guns and retire at the ripe old age of 51. He’s tired of killing people, and for the first time in his deadly career, he’s actually starting to grow what might be considered a conscience. But if Henry thought looking in the mirror was hard, just wait until he comes fac...
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No Movie Theater In the U.S. Will Be Screening ‘Gemini Man’ As Director Ang Lee Intended

If you were pumped to see Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man in the 120 frames-per-second high frame rate 4K 3D format that director Ang Lee intended, you might want to sit down for some bad news. Not a single movie theater in America will be screening Lee’s film in that desired format. On top of that, only 14 theaters in the country will be able to screen something close to what Lee wanted – 3D with 120fps high frame rate, but no 4K. I’m not too wild about the concept of High Frame Rate films – like Pete...
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CGI Will Smith Has More Life in Him Than Gemini Man

Will Smith is a huge movie star in part because of his infectious charisma. He’s a great actor, too, but it was his charm and personality that aided him in becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet. Gemini Man, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, has not one but two Wills and neither has any of…Read more...
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Will Smith Reveals The Wild, Wild Advice He’d Give His Younger Self

The "Gemini Man" star has one big regret about a past movie.
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Inside the Dodgers: The predictability of unpredictability: embracing the Magic Eye strategy

Editor’s note: This is the Oct. 8, 2019 edition of the Inside the Dodgers newsletter. To receive the newsletter in your inbox, sign up here. Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations, has a reputation for placing predictability at the cornerstone of his roster-building strategy. This is why he rarely spends top dollar on relief pitchers; as a lot, they are the most volatile of baseball players. Once a manager goes to his bullpen, ESPN’s Sam Miller once wrote, “is when baseba...
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'Gemini Man' starring Will Smith is an astounding technical achievement with a truly terrible story

"Gemini Man," starring Will Smith as a hitman on the run from his younger self, has a story that comes nowhere close its technical achievement. Director Ang Lee shot the movie at 120 frames per second, which delivers the sharpest picture I've ever seen in a movie theater. But the story is dull and unoriginal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   The most frustrating thing about watching "Gemini Man" (in theaters Friday) is all the pieces are there for it to be a special fil...
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Gemini Man review: Stunning visuals can’t mask a weak story

Gemini Man dazzles with its amped-up frame rate and digital re-creation of a young Will Smith, but is hamstrung by a script that's not nearly as clever as the film's groundbreaking technical achievements.
Tags: Trends, Movie Reviews, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount Pictures, WETA Digital, Movies & TV, Gemini Man

Target Circle guide: Here's what you need to know about the new shopper loyalty program

Target Circle is now available at all stores nationwide and replaces Cartwheel with additional perks. Plus, why was Will Smith at Target?         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A.J. Pollock’s ‘bad three games’ land him on Dodgers’ bench for Game 4

WASHINGTON — Taken individually, A.J. Pollock’s at-bats in the first three games of the Dodgers’ National League Division Series were not pretty. Added together, it gets even uglier. Pollock was 0 for 11 in the first three games with nine strikeouts. Not surprisingly, the veteran outfielder was not in the starting lineup for Game 4, replaced by left-handed hitter Matt Beaty against Nationals starter Max Scherzer on Monday night. “I think right now he’s struggling with spin,” Dodgers manager Dave...
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Tyler Perry Studio’s Star Studded Grand Opening Gala… (RED CARPET PHOTOS)

The grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios was held this past weekend in Atlanta, Georgia and the media mogul marks history as the first African-American male to own his own studio lot. Tyler Perry Studios welcomed guests to celebrate on the 330-acre lot, where sound stage dedications were made in honor of Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Sidney Poitier, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Harry Belafonte, Cicely Tyson, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and the late John Singleton, Di...
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