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The stakes in the standoff between CBS and Time Warner Cable have just been upped once again -- and this time it's angry viewers who are doing the upping. Time Warner Cable was hit with a class-action lawsuit by Southern California customers who want to be reimbursed for losing CBS and its sister cable channel Showtime during the two companies' protracted retransmission dispute. See video: Wrap Battle: Our Reporters Take Sides in CBS-Time Warner Cable Feud The suit, filed by James Armstrong, Michael Pourtemour and Vatsana Bilavarn in Los Angeles Superior Court on »
- Tim Kenneally
The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS has prompted a class-action lawsuit by subscribers upset over paying for channels they don't receive. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court by lead plaintiffs James Armstrong, Michael Pourtemour and Vatsana Bilavarn, the Southern California residents say they were enticed into subscribing to TWC service by the promise of CBS-owned channels CBS, Showtime, Movie Channel and Los Angeles station Kcal but have been unable to access them due to the two-week blackout. Read the lawsuit here. CBS and TWC are locked in a nasty standoff
- Alex Ben Block
Credit: Nicko Ray Stunt Coordinators, Andy & James Armstrong have been working with Marc Webb since 2010, when The Amazing Spider-Man started filming. The duo have since gone on to grow relationships with the cast and crew and eventually returned for the sequel. Discussing some interesting details regarding how Spidey swings and how many stunts Emma Stone actually does, the duo have a rather long interview, so you can read the full interview in the link below! On Spidey's Movement: James: Yeah. A lot of it was developed in the last film, and we spent a lot of time working with Andrew [Garfield]. Andy: One of the early briefs on the last film was that Marc [Webb] wanted to do the action a lot more real and grounded in reality - trying to minimise how much CGI was used. We came on first, and I very glibly said that we could definitely make the »
Interview Ryan Lambie 30 Jul 2013 - 06:26
How do you bring a web-swinging comic book hero to life? We spoke to the stunt coordinators behind The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to find out...
On paper, it looks so graceful, so effortless, and Spider-Man’s swing is surely among the most striking images in comics. But when it came to translating that image to a live-action movie in last year’s The Amazing Spider-Man, the process of making Peter Parker’s web-slinging abilities look convincing was anything but effortless.
Determined to bring those movements to life with physical performers rather than computer graphics alone, stunt coordinators Andy and James Armstrong employed an Olympic gymnast and put leading man Andrew Garfield through months of training to achieve the weighty, dramatic swings they wanted. The technique they perfected - which used complicated mechanical rigs to simulate the violent forces that would be required to swing »
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