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12 Movies That Were Shot on an iPhone

As each new iPhone offers increasingly complex photography capabilities, filmmakers are beginning to recognize the Apple device as a legitimate medium.

From the Steven Soderbergh drama, “Unsane,” starring Claire Foy, to the Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” here is a list of feature films and shorts shot either partially or entirely with iPhones.

“Unsane”

“Unsane,” starring Claire Foy, follows a woman who is convinced she has a stalker, but later comes to question her own sanity when she is admitted to a mental institution against her will. Director Soderbergh’s crew shot the entire medical thriller using an iPhone 7 Plus. It’s not the first time Soderbergh has experimented with formats and platforms: 2002’s “Full Frontal” was shot on a Canon prosumer digital video camera, while 2005’s “Bubble” was the first film to be released simultaneously in theaters and on VOD.

“Unsane” hits theaters March 23.

Tangerine

Sean Baker’s “Tangerine,
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11 Movies Shot on iPhones, From ‘Tangerine’ to a Charming Short By Michel Gondry

11 Movies Shot on iPhones, From ‘Tangerine’ to a Charming Short By Michel Gondry
When Sean Baker’s breakout indie “Tangerine” arrived in 2015, its ambitious production caught a lot of attention from the film community due to the originality of its production — it was shot exclusively on a trio of iPhone 5s. The movie was not the first to use the smart phone as its primary camera, but it was the most recognized in a burgeoning field of filmmakers using phones as their primary means of production. The trend hasn’t slowed down.

This week sees the release of Steven Soderbergh’s first foray into iPhone filmmaking, with the psychological thriller “Unsane.” The movie joins a growing list of films — shorts, features, projects actually financed by Apple, and those made specifically because of the frugality of the equipment — shot on the smart phone. (And that’s to say nothing of projects only partially shot on iPhones; soon enough, Netflix viewers will get to check
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Internet Hero Reveals #GifHistory of Your Favorite Memes

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Twitter user Matthew A. Cherry is doing the Lord’s work. The director and former NFL player is tracking down the history of some of the most-used reaction gifs, linking them back to the original video sources and providing new context for the familiar images on the web. Among the gifs whose origins he’s unearthed are Michelle Obama jamming to The Roots, K-pop star Chae Hyungwon sipping his tea, Jay-z nodding his head and Rihanna shutting out the paparazzi. Also Read: Did President Trump Save Twitter? While some users have hailed Cherry’s Twitter thread as a public service, “The Big Sick’s” Kumail Nanjiani are among those calling...
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Frances McDormand's Speech Was Bizarrely Bleeped Out and Twitter Was Not Amused

Frances McDormand's Speech Was Bizarrely Bleeped Out and Twitter Was Not Amused
Let's hear it for our winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Frances McDormand! She's honored for her role in @3Billboards. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/1bJOBP3YNW

— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018

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Frances McDormand‘s win for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama at the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night was full of sass — but NBC might have been a tad eager to bleep out some of her speech.

The Oscar-winner, 60, gave a rousing acceptance speech after her win fro Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Twitter Scolds the Golden Globes for Ignoring Female and Black Directors: 'Very Disappointed'

Twitter Scolds the Golden Globes for Ignoring Female and Black Directors: 'Very Disappointed'
The 2018 Golden Globe nominations didn’t come without a little backlash.

While the list was full of snubs and surprises — including no nominations for The Big Sick or Wonder Woman and a Christopher Plummer shocker — Twitter seemed particularly miffed about the movie director category.

Familiar names like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro were all honored this year, leaving out celebrated female directors Greta Gerwig, Patty Jenkins and Dee Rees.

Gerwig has been a revelation this year with the Saoirse Ronan starrer Lady Bird while Jenkins broke records with her summer blockbuster hit Wonder Woman. Rees
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Game of Thrones Broke Everyone's Hearts With This Emotional Arya Scene

Warning: spoilers for Game of Thrones below! Of all the characters in Game of Thrones, Arya has had the most action-packed season seven so far. After savagely killing off multiple generations of the Frey family and getting to hang out with Ed Sheeran in the season premiere, the young assassin heads North in episode two on her way to reunite with Sansa and Jon at Winterfell. Along the way, she not only bumps into her old pal Hot Pie, but also has a bittersweet reunion with another character from season one: her long-lost direwolf, Nymeria. Arya stops in the woods to make camp one night, and it doesn't take long before a large pack of wolves soon surrounds her and her horse. Leading the wolf pack? A massive gray and white wolf that Arya immediately recognizes as Nymeria, whom she had to release into the wild back in season one
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Bill Maher Apologizes for Using the N-word Live on Air: ‘The Word Is Offensive and I Regret Saying It’

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Bill Maher Apologizes for Using the N-word Live on Air: ‘The Word Is Offensive and I Regret Saying It’
Warning: This post contains graphic language.

Bill Maher has issued an apology after he said the N-word during a conversation with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show,” the comedian said in a statement on Saturday. “Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret
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Chance the Rapper Asks HBO to Cut Bill Maher’s Show After Host Drops the N-Word on Air

Chance the Rapper Asks HBO to Cut Bill Maher’s Show After Host Drops the N-Word on Air
Warning: This post contains strong language.

Chance the Rapper is not mincing words when it comes to Bill Maher’s use of the n-word.

The Real Time with Bill Maher host sparked outrage after he referred to himself as a “house n—–” on Friday’s episode of the HBO show. Now, the 24-year-old rapper is asking the network to cut the comedian’s program.

“Please @HBO Do Not Air Another Episode Of Real Time With Bill Maher,” the rapper tweeted on Saturday. The post had been retweeted nearly 4,000 times in about an hour.

Maher used the racial slur during a
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HBO Responds to Bill Maher’s ‘Inexcusable and Tasteless’ Use of the N-Word on Air

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HBO Responds to Bill Maher’s ‘Inexcusable and Tasteless’ Use of the N-Word on Air
Warning: This post contains graphic language.

HBO has issued a statement after Bill Maher used the N-word during a conversation with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher.

Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless,” the networks said in a statement to People. “We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.” (Maher’s rep did not respond to a request for comment.)

During the interview on Friday Maher, 61, sparked outrage when he responded to Sasse’s question, “Would you like to come
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Bill Maher Sparks Outrage After Dropping the N-Word on Real Time

Bill Maher Sparks Outrage After Dropping the N-Word on Real Time
Warning: This post contains graphic language.

Another comedian is causing headlines for a less than funny “joke.”

Bill Maher used the N-word during a conversation with Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse on Friday night’s episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Bill Maher is out here feeling way too comfortable and just used the N-word on his show. pic.twitter.com/JAojuSqn4j

Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 3, 2017

Maher, 61, responded to Sasse’s question, “Would you like to come work in the field with us?” with the N-word.

“Work in the fields?” Maher asked. “Senator, I’m a house n–.”

Sasse,
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Melania Trump’s Personal Twitter Account ‘Liked’ a Tweet Suggesting She Is No Fan of Her Husband

Melania Trump’s Personal Twitter Account ‘Liked’ a Tweet Suggesting She Is No Fan of Her Husband
Melania Trump‘s verified personal Twitter account has only favorited two tweets and the most recent (and now-deleted) one suggests she doesn’t like her husband, President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday evening, the first lady “liked” writer Andy Ostroy’s tweet and viral Gif of her dramatic change in facial expressions at the inauguration when she smiled, then scowled, after the president glanced in her direction. In his anti-Trump tweet, Ostroy joked: “Seems the only #Wall @realDonaldTrump‘s built is the one between him and @Flotus #Melania #trump.”

A White House spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump did not immediately return People’s request for comment.
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Twitter Isn’t Buying United Airlines’ Apology for Having to ‘Re-Accommodate’ Passenger

United Airlines found themselves the focus of the Internet’s fury on Monday when horrifying footage was posted of a bloodied passenger being dragged off one of their planes. And the company’s response didn’t seem to help things.

An unnamed passenger was violently removed from an aircraft at O’Hare International Airport on Sunday, after he refused to volunteer to give up his seat on an overbooked flight.

Passengers were offered up to $1000 to leave the flight and make room for United employees who needed the spots. When no one volunteered, United followed Department of Transportation procedures and
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#OscarsWeNeed: Twitter Dreams Up Hilarious New Academy Award Categories

#OscarsWeNeed: Twitter Dreams Up Hilarious New Academy Award Categories
While Hollywood gears up for Sunday night’s Academy Awards — which will cap off a buzzy award season honoring entertainment heavyweights — Twitter users are busy brainstorming a slew of categories they think should be recognized in the annual ceremony.

Tagged #OscarsWeNeed, the following standout tweets range from funny to downright poignant — serving as an opportunity to advocate for the creation of more accurate movie trailers (misleading trailers seem to the bane of one Twitter user’s existence) as well as shedding light on the lack of diversity in the film industry (both onscreen and behind-the-scenes).

Whether social media aficionados hope
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From Diversity to Deadpool Snub, What Everyone Loved and Hated About the Oscar Nominations

From Diversity to Deadpool Snub, What Everyone Loved and Hated About the Oscar Nominations
Awards season has reached peak frenzy.

The nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced live at 8:18 a.m. Et on Tuesday, Jan. 24 – and promptly after, the online reactions started flooding in.

Some of the morning’s biggest surprises included Michael Shannon earning a Best Supporting Actor nod for Nocturnal Animals and Viggo Mortensen with a Best Actor nomination for Captain Fantastic.

Fans who tuned into the livestream first thing in the morning immediately took to Twitter to express surprise at some of the morning’s biggest snubs, which included Finding Dory and Sing boxed out for Best
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Twitter Lampoons Donald Trump's Wife with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes After Controversial Rnc Speech

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Twitter Lampoons Donald Trump's Wife with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes After Controversial Rnc Speech
Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention quickly drew comparisons to Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention - and Twitter was quick to "attribute" other famous sayings to the potential First Lady. The hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes trended on Tuesday as the world reacted to a keynote address by Donald Trump's wife. According to Twitter users, the Slovenian-born former model, 46, is also responsible for song lyrics, movie quotes and famous sayings. Even celebrities like Jesse Williams and Anna Kendrick got in on the Twitter game. "Work, work, work, work, work, workHe say me have toWork, work,
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Twitter Lampoons Donald Trump's Wife with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes After Controversial Rnc Speech

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Twitter Lampoons Donald Trump's Wife with #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes After Controversial Rnc Speech
Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention quickly drew comparisons to Michelle Obama's 2008 speech at the Democratic National Convention - and Twitter was quick to "attribute" other famous sayings to the potential First Lady. The hashtag #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes trended on Tuesday as the world reacted to a keynote address by Donald Trump's wife. According to Twitter users, the Slovenian-born former model, 46, is also responsible for song lyrics, movie quotes and famous sayings. Even celebrities like Jesse Williams and Anna Kendrick got in on the Twitter game. "Work, work, work, work, work, workHe say me have toWork, work,
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Paul Ryan Mocked for Selfie with More Than 100 Capitol Hill Interns - Almost All of Whom Are White

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Paul Ryan Mocked for Selfie with More Than 100 Capitol Hill Interns - Almost All of Whom Are White
A selfie that House Speaker Paul Ryan posted of more than 100 Capitol Hill interns sparked outrage on the Internet over the weekend as critics pointed out that the group of House hopefuls was overwhelmingly white. The photo went viral after Ryan shared it on his Instagram on Sunday, alongside the caption, "I think this sets a record for the most number of #CapitolHill interns in a single selfie. #SpeakerSelfie." But Twitter was quick to criticize Ryan for setting a different kind of record - one for what one user called "the most racially clueless Instagram photo." Here's a sample of
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Justin Timberlake Apologizes After Backlash over Tweet About Jesse Williams' Speech at the 2016 Bet Awards

Justin Timberlake Apologizes After Backlash over Tweet About Jesse Williams' Speech at the 2016 Bet Awards
Justin Timberlake ignited a social media storm on Sunday after tweeting about a moving speech delivered by Grey's Anatomy actor Jesse Williams at the 2016 Bet Awards.

The 35-year-old singer sent out a string of apology tweets after facing backlash for writing that he was "#inspired" by Williams' moving speech at the award show in which he spoke out about racial issues, social justice and cultural appropriation.

"I apologize to anyone that felt I was out of turn," he tweeted. I have nothing but Love For You And All Of Us –Jt"

It wasn't Timberlake's initial tweet that outraged many on
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NFL Player-Turned-Director Matthew Cherry Signs With ICM Partners

Exclusive: Former NFL player Matthew Cherry has just signed with ICM Partners to be represented in all areas. Cherry left the league in 2007 to pursue a career in filmmaking. In 2012, he made his first feature film as a writer-director with The Last Fall starring Nicole Beharie and Lance Gross, which won screenwriting and directing awards at various film festivals and sold for distribution out of SXSW to Image Entertainment. Cherry was back at SXSW a few weeks ago with…
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SXSW Review: '9 Rides' Take Us On An Engrossing Drive

Uber drivers have become a part of our everyday reality. They’re almost always on time, have clean cars, bottles of water, and quick smiles. They see the best and worst of us- running into their cars following arguments, drunk after parties, happy after a first date. But they have lives too, and those lives are rarely seen by us, unless of course we care to know, and they care to tell. Coming off its premiere at SXSW this week, Matthew Cherry’s second feature film and the first to be shot entirely on the iPhone 6s, follows a black uber driver, played by Dorian Missick, who reflects on life and relationships on New Years Eve, as he picks up and drops off a number of passengers in Los...
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