Super Bowl Technology Mishaps And Real Time Rescues

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 The Super Bowl is the crowning glory of sports in the United States, but it hasn’t been without it’s mishaps. They aren’t the last minute fumbles, missed field goals, or obvious interceptions either. They’re those unfortunate outside incidents that stopped or changed the course of the game. In many cases, today’s real time technologies could have been applied… Read More Read more »

Your high school dance was probably not on the level of ‘Grease: Live’

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Nothing gets out a little teen angst like a good dance-off. Unfortunately, this is probably not a coping mechanism you were equipped with in high school. But there's no reason you can't pretend that you and your classmates, somehow, did an ultra-coordinated hand jive. Just take some tips from Grease: Live and pretend you're cool enough to run with the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. See also: 'Grease: Live' is turning Twitter into a deeply confused high school class Who is Cha-Cha if not the human form of the dancing woman emoji, and therefore your life inspiration? Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... Read more »

Nonwhite actors nearly swept every nominated category at the SAG Awards

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LOS ANGELES — The actors have spoken out about #OscarsSoWhite. Pretty much all the actors in Hollywood. Nearly every category in which a nonwhite actor or ensemble was nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night went to that candidate — the only exception being the final award, Best Film Ensemble, which went to Spotlight . Of the 13 categories announced during Saturday night's telecast, seven had either nonwhite actors or diverse ensembles as nominees. Six of those won it: Idris Elba (twice), Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba and Orange is the New Black . SEE ALSO: Every major celebrity who's commented on the Oscars diversity controversy Read more... More about Movies , Television , Awards , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

Sundance review: ‘Wiener-Dog’ is sweet, tragic and way messed up

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PARK CITY, Utah — Wiener-Dog, the story of a sweet, calm, adorably devoted Dachshund on a star-crossed quest to find her permanent home, is one of the most morbidly dark, nihilistic and messed up things Sundance has ever shown us. Though this is her story, Wiener-Dog herself is really just the connective tissue between six different owners, all of whom love her and treat her relatively well, none of whom have enough stability in their lives to make it stick. SEE ALSO: Sundance 2016: The 'most anticipated' movies of top film bloggers su We don't actually see much of the transitions between owners — some are shown, others not — and though she has the most screentime (and several names, including the unbecoming "Doody" and "Cancer"), she is really just an observer here, the wandering MaGuffin and, by default, only real protagonist. Read more... More about Movies , Reviews , Dogs , Movie Reviews , and Sundance Film Festival Read more »

Project Greenlight Digital Studios’ first winner is Miami web series ‘#Josh’

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LOS ANGELES — Project Greenlight Digital Studios has chosen its first contest winner in #Josh , a Miami-set dramedy from Joshua Jean-Baptiste and Edson Jean, who will get $25,000 and a development deal to shoot the new studio's maiden web series. The show follows Josh, a young, "digitally dependent" Haitian-American who has to live with his "promiscuous, problematic" cousin in inner-city Miami. Jean-Baptiste and Jean, both New World School of the Arts graduates, say they've written 16 webisodes that will revolve around social media, which they'll use motion graphics to illustrate. SEE ALSO: 'Project Greenlight' finale: Effie's the hero, Jason's the villain, film at 11 Read more... More about Online Video , Hbo , Entertainment , Film , and Tv Read more »

After ‘Snervous,’ YouTube superstar Tyler Oakley is hungry for more

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LOS ANGELES — Tyler Oakley returned from competing on The Amazing Race with 400-something emails and no idea what he had missed while away. "I've been so disconnected, I don't even know what's been going on," the YouTube star said in a recent interview with Mashable after being offline for a month. Being "disconnected" is rare for the 26-year-old, who has spent much of his career being the poster child (literally — he's all over YouTube billboards in major cities across the U.S.) for the digital entertainment industry. The video blogger, who has amassed more than 7 million subscribers and 500 million video views since launching a channel in 2007, is coming off a busy year. Read more... More about Entertainment , Film , Video , Youtube , and Amazing Race Read more »

Drone racers masterfully recreate iconic Star Wars speeder bike chase

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The Force was awakened for many of us last week with the debut of the latest installment in the Star Wars movie franchise. But if you want more and can't wait until next year for Rogue One , we found something to tide your over: an epic Star Wars-themed drone chase Racing on Endor recreates the classic sequence from 1983's Return of the Jedi during which Luke and Leia engage two Imperial Army scout troopers in a speeder bike chase that has become one of the franchise's best known scenes Directed by Eric Maloney and Jeff Blank, the short clip uses drones made to look like the film's speeder bikes, fitted with action figures of the film's characters. Each drone is being operated by a highly skilled drone racer using first person view (FPV) goggles . This is a real race! The FPV goggles allow the drone operators to see the forest from the view of the speeder bikes. (They filmed the recreation in the redwood forests of northern California — just like the original.) Read more... Read more »

Stephen Colbert breaks down ‘Star Wars’ plot for non-fans

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Are you one of the three people out there who hasn't seen Star Wars ? Do you have a dislike for films about stars or wars? Were you born and raised in '70s China? Then Stephen Colbert's got your back "Apparently the franchise never got popular in China because the original Star Wars movie came out in 1977, back when Western media was suppressed in China," Colbert told his audience Friday. "For the less-informed Chinese viewers out there, let me catch you up real quick." What followed was an unpretentious, uncomplicated story about a farm boy and his robots getting revenge on his dad Not so difficult to follow now, is it? Read more... More about Viral Videos , Stephen Colbert , Star Wars , Film , and Tv Read more »

Countdown to ‘The Force Awakens’ with our Star Wars advent calendar

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Graphics: Bob Al-Greene Interactive: Sergio Hernandez Deputy Editor Chris Taylor Deputy Entertainment Editor: Hillary Busis Entertainment Editor: Josh Dickey Read more... More about Entertainment , Film , Star Wars , The Force Awakens , and Art Graphics Read more »

Pentatonix uses the force for jaw-dropping ‘Star Wars’ AMAs performance

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Your favorite a capella group has joined the dark side Pentatonix performed a rousing tribute to Star Wars at the American Music Awards, recreating the film's classic theme music. See also: Anna Kendrick gave the most Anna Kendrick-y thank you speech ever The performance was introduced by Harrison Ford, and was later boosted by legendary composer John Williams, who came out conducting a full orchestra The genius of John Williams + a live orchestra + @PTXOfficial = @starwars GOLD! #PTXonAMAs #StarWarsAMAs pic.twitter.com/3EilQlc0Ba — AMAs (@TheAMAs) November 23, 2015 Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Music , Entertainment , Star Wars , Videos , and Pentatonix Read more »