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Mythbuster Adam Savage Goes Viral for Building a Real Iron Man Suit That Flies — Watch

Mythbuster Adam Savage Goes Viral for Building a Real Iron Man Suit That Flies — Watch
Adam Savage, best known as the former co-host of Discovery Channel’s long-running science and technology series “Mythbusters,” has gone viral for building his own bulletproof Iron Man suit that flies. Savage and his team used a 3D printer and other technological innovations to build the real-life superhero armor. The video of Savage’s efforts, published online by CNET, has earned over 2.3 million views in its first two days online.

Iron Man last graced the big screen in this year’s record-breaking tentpole “Avengers: Endgame,” which served as a swan song for the character. Iron Man/Tony Stark was played by Robert Downey Jr. since the 2008 “Iron Man” movie, which kicked off the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Savage’s real Iron Man outfit resembles some of the prototypes Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark was working on in “Iron Man 2.”

The last time time an Iron Man suit made so much
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Emmys 2019: How New Music Category Puts Docus on Equal Footing With Fictional Fare

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For years, music in documentary and nonfiction programming competed alongside the music for fictional narratives, but this year, music composition for a documentary series or special is getting its own category — the Emmys’ seventh music category overall. It is a change that couldn’t have come soon enough for many veterans in the space.

“So many documentaries are being made,” says composer Miriam Cutler, who lobbied for the change that was approved late last year. “There are so many outlets for them, cable and streaming, and so much more interest.”

Although docu scores won the Emmy three out of the past 12 years they competed against scores for fictional fare, now the projects are on equal footing in their own category and seeing a surge in submissions: 48 scores are competing in nomination-round voting. One of the reasons this new category was approved, Cutler believes, was the Academy’s “growing focus on increasing diversity in our membership.
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‘Ad Astra’ Trailer: Brad Pitt and James Gray Blast Off in Ambitious Space Epic

‘Ad Astra’ Trailer: Brad Pitt and James Gray Blast Off in Ambitious Space Epic
The long wait for footage from James Gray’s “Ad Astra” is finally over now that Disney has debuted the first official trailer for the Brad Pitt-starring space epic. The film, Gray’s first directorial project since the Pitt-produced “The Lost City of Z,” has been long in the works, as the director has blown through release dates because of an extensive post-production process. With the debut of its first trailer, it appears the recently announced September release is moving forward as planned.

Ad Astra” stars Brad Pitt as an Army Corps engineer who decides to go on an ambitious space mission to find out the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of his father, who set out on a journey to Neptune looking for signs of extra-terrestrial intelligence but never returned. The supporting cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, and Jamie Kennedy.

20th Century Fox originally
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‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Our Planet’: Sounds of Destruction and Survival

The powerful sounds of destruction and survival were integral to both HBO drama series “Game of Thrones” and Netflix docu-series “Our Planet.” Whether it was the epic warfare involving Dany’s three dragons or the insurmountable army of the undead (the Wights and White Walkers), “Game of Thrones” upped its Emmy-winning soundscape for “The Battle of Winterfell” from Episode 3’s “The Long Night.”

Meanwhile, Netflix’s docuseries leveraged the impact of climate change and the immersive strength of Dolby Atmos to deliver a wide range of dynamic sounds, including seabirds carpet-bombing the ocean, a scared baby flamingo getting left behind, and the massive ice carving of a melting glacier in Greenland for Episode 1’s “One Planet.”

“‘The Battle of Winterfell’ was an extreme challenge to come up with unique sounds that still fit the palette, given a whole new scope and different level of threat,” said “Game of Throne’s” sound editor Tim Kimmel.
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Sandra Bullock (‘Bird Box’): Do you think she’ll win an MTV Movie and TV Award for being scared senseless?

Sandra Bullock (‘Bird Box’): Do you think she’ll win an MTV Movie and TV Award for being scared senseless?
Bird Box” was a surprise word-of-mouth hit when it premiered on Netflix last winter. The horror film stars Sandra Bullock as a woman struggling to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where she’s forced to keep herself and her children blindfolded or else succumb to a supernatural force that causes suicidal madness. So she’s literally scared senseless in the film. Do you think she’ll win the MTV Movie and TV Award for Most Frightened Performance?

Bullock has a long history at these kudos, going all the way back to her breakthrough role in “Speed” 25 years ago. That film won her three MTV Movie Awards (long before they started including TV shows): Best Female Performance, Most Desirable Female and Best On-Screen Duo with Keanu Reeves. Since then MTV has also nominated her for performances in “While You Were Sleeping,” “The Net,” “The Proposal,” “The Blind Side” and “Gravity.
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Billy Porter and Matt Zarley Release Song for Homeless Lgbt Youth

Longtime friends of 30+ years, Matt Zarley and Tony and Grammy Award winner Billy Porter have teamed up to record a brand new single and music video benefitting homeless Lgbt youth.

Billy Porter and Matt Zarley

“You Gotta Be” is being released worldwide today on all digital and streaming services worldwide with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Los Angeles Lgbt Center’s Youth Center. The song, which unequivocally reminds us that “love will save the day,” is a reimagined rendition of the classic 1995 Des’ree track. Billy and Matt recently shot a video for the tune at West Hollywood’s Quixote Studios, which features 40 additional friends of the pair who donated their time for this special project.

“Billy and I are both passionate about all Lgbt causes, particularly ones that involve our next generations,” said Matt, who also produced the song as well as directed and edited the video. “We wanted to
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‘Roma’ Director Alfonso Cuaron Signs With Wme

Wme announced Tuesday that Alfonso Cuarón, the Oscar-winning director of “Roma,” has signed with the agency.

Cuarón will continue his association with Anonymous Content, where he was represented by his longtime friend, the late producer Steve Golin, who died last month. Cuarón left Wme in 2017 shortly after signing with Anonymous Content, so this move brings him back into the fold of agency representation.

Cuarón is a four-time Oscar winner, including twice for his 2018 drama “Roma,” which was released on Netflix and was also nominated for Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars. He also won the Best Director prize for his previous film, “Gravity,” and has a Best Cinematography Oscar for “Roma” and a Best Film Editing Oscar for “Gravity.” He’s also the director of “Children of Men,” “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and “Y Tu Mamá También.”

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Alfonso Cuarón Signs With Wme

Alfonso Cuarón Signs With Wme
Alfonso Cuarón has signed with Wme, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The move comes three months after the Mexico City native collected his third and fourth Oscars, for serving as director and cinematographer of his highly personal drama, Roma. The black-and-white Netflix film, inspired by Cuarón's childhood and his memories of his family's housekeeper, was one of the most decorated movies of last awards season.

Ditto for Cuarón's 2013 space drama Gravity, for which he became the first Hispanic person to win the Academy Award for directing. He also won the editing Oscar that year.

After cutting ...
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‘The Voice’ winners: Where are they now (Season 1 – 15 updates)?

‘The Voice’ winners: Where are they now (Season 1 – 15 updates)?
The winner of season 16 of “The Voice” was announced on May 21, 2019 at the end of the two-hour results show. But in a break with tradition last season’s champion, Chevel Shepherd, was not part of the line-up of talent that performed in the lead-up to the big reveal.

Compare that to when Chevel claimed the title in December 2018 and the season 14 winner, Brynn Cartelli, got a chance to sing her new single, “Last Night’s Mascara.” That exposure propelled the song to #19 on the charts. And Brynn then got to spend the first part of 2019 touring the country as the opening act for her coach Kelly Clarkson.

Brynn has done better than the season 13 winner, Chloe Kohanski, who likewise returned to “The Voice” to debut her new single “Come This Far” on last spring’s season 14 finale. While she had made it to No. 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her
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Scoring ‘Hostile Planet’ and ‘Our Planet’ With a Musical Sense of Environmental Urgency

Scoring ‘Hostile Planet’ and ‘Our Planet’ With a Musical Sense of Environmental Urgency
For Benjamin Wallfisch (“Shazam!”), scoring Nat Geo’s “Hostile Planet” was like working on a thriller, and for Oscar winner Steven Price (“Gravity”), scoring Netflix’s “Our Planet” demanded a similar musical sense of urgency. That’s because both nature docuseries don’t shy away from the crisis of climate change on the planet’s conservation and the survival of many animal species.

“I felt very fortunate to have been approached to collaborate on a series that addresses the issue of climate change in a way that’s so powerful, visceral, and moving,” Wallfisch said. ” It’s an opportunity we have to take for the sake of our children and their children, and it was a true honor for me to be involved in a project where that message is loud and clear, and put into the context of both incredible filmmaking and also an underlying feeling of hope for the future.
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Exclusive Interview – Visual Effects Supervisor Stuart Penn on Avengers: Endgame

Harrison Abbott chats with Avengers: Endgame Visual Effects Supervisor Stuart Penn

Having contributed to the dazzling special effects of Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3 and The Dark Knight, Stuart Penn is no stranger to big screen comic-book extravaganzas. That being said, he’s dipped his toes into plenty of other genres over the years, including sleek sci-fis (Alien: Covenant), epic fantasies (King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword) and even lovable family flicks (Paddington 2).

His borad expertise and vast technical knowledge make him one of the most sought after minds in his field. An asset to any project he gets involved in, he has rightly gained a lot of attention for his award-winning work on Gravity, where he drew upon his background as a physicist in order to pioneer groundbreaking motion control technology. Did we mention he also has a PhD? Because, yeah, he has a PhD.
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John Mayer Sets the Record Straight On What Really Happened With Kourtney Kardashian

John Mayer Sets the Record Straight On What Really Happened With Kourtney Kardashian
John Mayer just keeps waiting, waiting for those rumors to change. The singer joined up with Andy Cohen for the Watch What Happens Live host's SiriusXM show, Radio Andy, and the two men talked about all sorts of subject matters. While Mayer and Cohen chatted about their friendship and other Hollywood celebs, the "Gravity" singer took it upon himself to clarify some rumors about his love life (this is hardly the first time). Back in December, Mayer and Kourtney Kardashian ran into each other at a party, which immediately sparked some romance speculation. Our source said at the time, "They connected, but Kourtney really didn't think twice about it. Kourtney thinks John is...
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Movie Review – Arctic (2018)

Arctic, 2018.

Directed by Joe Penna.

Starring Mads Mikkelsen, María Thelma and Tintrinai Thikhasuk.

Synopsis:

A man stranded in the Arctic after a helicopter crash must decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

Extreme survival stories are nothing new when it comes to movies; the industry loves high stakes and suspense. An isolated protagonist tends to make things even juicier (see previous) – or more uncomfortable, depending on your point of view – which is exactly how we find Overgård (Mads Mikkelsen) in Arctic. No information is given about him, other than what can be deduced from his surroundings and behaviour. Stranded in the Arctic Circle, he has been living in the wreck of a plane and, judging by the detail in his daily routine, he has been here for quite some time.

This way of life is
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'Gravity' Composer Steve Price Talks Scoring Netflix's 'Our Planet' in 'Behind the Screen' Podcast

'Gravity' Composer Steve Price Talks Scoring Netflix's 'Our Planet' in 'Behind the Screen' Podcast
Steve Price, the Oscar-winning composer of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, discusses his career and the score on Netflix’s eight-part documentary series Our Planet, in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter's Behind the Screen podcast series.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet explores our natural world and includes an urgent call to action to address climate change. It’s made by the creators of the award-winning BBC series Planet Earth, in partnership with World Wildlife Fund.

British composer Steve Price is perhaps best known for his Oscar winning score for Gravity, and his credits span features, TV series and ...
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Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Sets China Theatrical Release in May

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Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Sets China Theatrical Release in May
Alfonso Cuaron’s triple-Oscar winning “Roma” is to get a theatrical release in China on May 10. The release will be handled through distributor Estars, making use of the circuit of 3,900 screens assembled by the Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas.

Roma” was produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media and released by streaming giant Netflix outside China. Participant’s other Oscar winner, Best Picture winner “Green Book,” was also given a theatrical release in China through the Naac. It has grossed more than $71 million to date.

As a production backed by Netflix, “Roma” remains controversial. It received limited theatrical release in more than 40 countries, starting with 350 screens in the U.S. and Mexico on Nov. 21, 2018, ahead of its Dec. 14 global online release via Netflix. The film currently remains on theatrical release in nine territories, including Italy and Japan.

But others do not believe that the film should have played at major
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‘The Voice’ power rankings: We rank all of the Top 24 artists for Season 16 competing Monday night

‘The Voice’ power rankings: We rank all of the Top 24 artists for Season 16 competing Monday night
Whether you liked the first ever Cross Battles on “The Voice” or not, it goes without saying that they shook the competition up in an unexpected way. By the end of that round, Blake Shelton has a team of eight artists while Adam Levine only has four. New coach John Legend and two-time returning champion Kelly Clarkson both have six. But that may not be the end of it because the Top 24 round beginning this week could shake things up even more.

Here’s how it is reported to work: On Monday night, April 29, all 24 artists will perform for viewer votes. Then on Tuesday night, April 30, eight artists regardless of team affiliation will advance straight into the Top 12 based on the audience vote. After that, each coach will get to save one of their own, rounding out the Top 12 and ensuring that each coach has at least one artist advancing.
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Jonas Cuarón’s ‘Hombre’ Showtime Pilot Sets Cast

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Jonas Cuarón’s ‘Hombre’ Showtime Pilot Sets Cast
Showtime has rounded out the series regular cast for Hombre, its thriller drama pilot from BAFTA nominee Jonas Cuarón (Gravity), starring Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle). Marisé Alvarez (The Vessel), Greg Grunberg (A Star Is Born), Pepi Sonuga (Famous In Love), Adriana Santos (Taken) and newcomer Noah Reyes will join Bernal in the pilot, which is set to begin production at the end of April in Los Angeles.

Created by Cuarón, who also will direct the pilot, Hombre centers on a Mexican-American family man named Marcos Osuna (Bernal) who is living undocumented in the United States. When his wife Leticia is detained by Ice, Marcos, both desperate and resourceful, goes to unprecedented lengths to get her back. The project is an emotional thriller about a man enmeshed in a dangerous double life, contending with powerful forces set on thwarting his unwavering desire to unite his family.

Cuarón executive produces with Bernal,
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‘The Voice’ Cross Battles: 1st results show Tuesday with eliminations, steals, saves [Updating Live Blog]

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‘The Voice’ Cross Battles: 1st results show Tuesday with eliminations, steals, saves [Updating Live Blog]
Tuesday’s results show for “The Voice” promises surprising eliminations, steals and saves. Coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton face a situation they’ve never had before following Monday’s first ever Cross Battles round. Which of their artists will even be around for the Top 24 show in just two weeks?

As of this afternoon, there were 32 contestants remaining, but that will change tonight. Voters throughout America have been voting for the past 24 hours for their favorites in the eight battles from Monday evening. Eight losers could go home, but each coach has one steal (from another team) and one save (from their own team) that can be used tonight or next Tuesday night. The Emmy-winning program on NBC is hosted by Carson Daly.

Here is a full list of the 16 contenders who performed last night and are waiting on the public vote tonight:

Team Blake’s Kim Cherry (“Poison”) vs.
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What did You think of ‘The Voice’ live Cross Battles? Fans divided over new round of competition [Poll]

What did You think of ‘The Voice’ live Cross Battles? Fans divided over new round of competition [Poll]
Days before “The Voice” debuted its brand new round of competition known as the live Cross Battles, fans were excited about the concept. Instead of the usual Knockout rounds, these Cross Battles pit two artists from different teams against each other on live television with the at-home audience voting their favorites into the Finals. Now that we’ve seen the Cross Battles in action, do you think NBC should keep them as a permanent part of the reality TV show, or should they nix the idea going forward? Vote in our poll below.

See‘The Voice’ season 16 schedule: Live Cross Battles begin April 15, finale May 21

The first half of the Top 32 artists competed during Monday’s first-ever Cross Battles episode, with the results set to be announced live on Tuesday night. (The second half of artists will battle next week.) Each coach got to pick an artist from their team
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Check Out the ‘Invisible’ Special Effects of ‘Roma’

Check Out the ‘Invisible’ Special Effects of ‘Roma’
“Roma” isn’t considered an FX showcase, with much of the acclaim for Alfonso Cuarón’s intimate period piece focusing on the black-and-white cinematography for which the writer-director won an Academy Award. But there’s more to those ostensibly low-key visuals than meets the eye, VFX supervisor Aaron Weintraub revealed in a CNET interview, with everything from taxidermied dog heads to flashing signs serving as examples of “invisible effects.”

“Alfonso felt they were lacking some realism … that they didn’t feel like actual dead dogs, so we replaced and augmented them with real dog elements,” Weintraub said of one scene that was more involved than it initially appears. “To us, ‘invisible effects’ are effects where the audience never thinks for a moment that any extra work in post production was involved to achieve the shot and that everything was built practically and photographed with the camera on a traditional set.
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