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Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 20:51.

This instrument makes every horror movie sound

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Halloween is only six months away, which means it’s time for anyone who claims to take the holiday seriously to start sound-designing their lawn display. Luckily, you can save yourself thousands on clanking chains and howling wind machines this year by getting yourself a handy-dandy Apprehension Engine. The instrument, built by Tony Duggan-Smith and conceived by the score composer for The...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 18:58.

Sorry, Aragorn-heads: Amazon’s Lord Of The Rings will unfold during the Second Age of Middle Earth

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/sorry-aragorn-heads-amazon-s-lord-of-the-rings-will-u-1833126553" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Sorry, Aragorn-heads: Amazon’s <i>Lord Of The Rings</i> will unfold during the Second Age of Middle
Earth</a>

Yesterday, we reported how Amazon seemed to be hinting that, despite rumors to the contrary, their forthcoming Lord Of The Rings-adjacent series would not focus on the trials and tribulations of a young Aragorn (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen in Peter Jackson’s film adaptation). Today, the official Twitter account for the series confirmed that fact with a post showing a new, expanded map of...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 18:20.

Go behind the scenes of The Office’s “Booze Cruise” episode with this decade-old Jenna Fischer vlog

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/go-behind-the-scenes-of-the-office-s-booze-cruise-epi-1834114352" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Go behind the scenes of <i>The Office</i>’s “Booze Cruise” episode with this decade-old Jenna Fischer vlog</a>

Remember 2006, when the American Office was still finding its footing and everybody on Earth had a video blog? Well, Jenna Fischer remembers. As reported by Vulture, the actress recently unearthed a behind-the-scenes video she shot during the filming of the fan-favorite “Booze Cruise” episode from season two. Granted, this video has been sitting on YouTube since 2007, but now is a good a time...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 17:27.

Mike Flanagan explains that crazy long-take episode of The Haunting Of Hill House

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/mike-flanagan-explains-that-crazy-long-take-episode-of-1830254235" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Mike Flanagan explains that crazy long-take episode of <i>The Haunting Of Hill House</i></a>

There are plenty of striking visuals in Netflix’s The Haunting Of Hill House—many of which involve creepy bowler hats and bent necks—but it’s safe to say the most memorable visual moment happens in episode six, “Two Storms.” Well, maybe it’s more accurate to say that the impressive visual is episode six, considering the majority of the episode consists of five incredibly long takes. It begins...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:46.

These maniacs will not stop until Nic Cage is in every movie

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/these-maniacs-will-not-stop-until-nic-cage-is-in-every-1829302082" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">These maniacs will not stop until Nic Cage is in every movie</a>

Deep learning technology, which lets you convincingly map someone’s face onto the face of any performer in any film, has some troubling consequences to say the least. But, where some see an opportunity for abuse, others see an opportunity for dumb, harmless fun centered around Hollywood’s very own walking meme, Nicolas Cage. Earlier this year, we wrote about the pervasiveness of...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:44.

Conner O’Malley tries his hand at Leno's "Jay Walking" and ends up in hell

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It’s been just over five years since Jay Leno left The Tonight Show (for the second time), and, while the field of late-night hosts has never been more crowded, there still isn’t an obvious successor to Leno’s particular brand of observational dad humor. However, there is Conner O’Malley. The former Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and Joe Pera Talks With You star has a history of making...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:29.

The 1975 call out music industry sexism in BRIT Awards acceptance speech

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acceptance speech</a>

As the post-#MeToo world evolves, it’s never been more important for allies to use their platforms to spread messages of support. Last night, British pop rock group The 1975 did just that when they called out the systemic sexism of the music industry while accepting their BRIT Award for Best British Group.

After a brief thank you, lead singer Matthew Healy read an excerpt from a...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:24.

Hey, let’s remember the time Quentin Tarantino was on Golden Girls

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These days, Quentin Tarantino is best known for his excessively violent, beautifully shot films that oscillate between quick outbursts of hair-raising gore and 20-minute perfectly articulated dialog scenes. But once upon a time, the writer/director was just a working stiff in Hollywood, eager for any job that would get him in front of the camera and a few bites of food at the craft service...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:22.

Revisit the Beastie Boys' seminal Ill Communication with a new mini-documentary

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/revisit-the-beastie-boys-seminal-ill-communication-with-1835134374" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Revisit the Beastie Boys&#39; seminal <i>Ill Communication </i>with a new mini-documentary</a>

When you’ve had a music career as long and varied as the Beastie Boys, you’re bound to have a handful of good stories to tell. Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond shared one such story in a new mini-documentary from Amazon Music that chronicles the band’s recording of 1994's Ill Communication. That album—which followed the critically mild reception of their first two West Coast albums, Paul’s...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:13.

Pete Buttigieg takes a page from Obama by slow jamming the news

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/pete-buttigieg-takes-a-page-from-obama-by-slow-jamming-1834753995" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Pete Buttigieg takes a page from Obama by slow jamming the news</a>

With the Democratic field as crowded as it is, each 2020 hopeful is doing their damnedest to distinguish themselves however they can. On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, South Bend Mayor Pete “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg attempted to make the case to voters that he’s more than just a guy with a difficult to pronounce last name—he’s also a guy that can “Slow Jam The News.”...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 16:05.

Conan took his dangerously pale skin Down Under

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On the latest installment of Conan Without Borders, the ginger-topped late-night host took his one-man traveling circus across the globe and Down Under. In Australia, he did his best to blend in with the locals by learning some Aussie slang and, more importantly, unlearning everything he’d gleaned from Foster’s Lager commercials.

While his accent leaves a little something to be...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:54.

Queer Eye heads to Kimmel, turns Guillermo into a stone-cold stud

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/queer-eye-heads-to-kimmel-turns-guillermo-into-a-stone-1833408260" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><em>Queer Eye </em>heads to <em>Kimmel,</em> turns Guillermo into a stone-cold stud</a>

If you, like us, have already binged every episode of the new season of Netflix’s Queer Eye and find yourself wanting more heartwarming, entertaining stories of reinvention, look no further than this recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!. While four of the Fab Five were visiting the late-night show to promote their new season, Kimmel asked them to work some of their makeover magic on the...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:50.

Dwayne Johnson reflects on Southland Tales’ historically hostile Cannes reaction: “I took it in the gut”

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In 2006, Dwayne Johnson traveled to Cannes for the premiere of Southland Tales, a bizarro art-comedy from the white-hot director of Donnie Darko that had the potential to propel him from a middling action star to an adventurous character actor. Richard Kelly’s scattered, confounding flick was, unfortunately, a major flop, prompting boos and mass walk-outs at the festival. Twelve years later,...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:47.

Finally, someone uses emoji for their intended purpose: ranking every Coen brothers movie

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So, it turns out we’ve all been using emoji wrong. Yes, these convenient little pictograms can come in handy when you want to express happiness, sadness, or horniness, but their true intended purpose only recently became clear when actor, comedian, and co-creator of Love, Paul Rust, used them to visually rank every Coen Brothers’ movie. The result is a succinct list of sixteen easily...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:35.

How Game Of Thrones filmed a battle that’s never been done before

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On last week’s Game Of Thrones, viewers witnessed an encounter between three drastically different forces that, until that point, had never graced the screen at the the same time. The episode’s final set piece saw the disciplined and resolute Lannister army come face-to-face with both the untethered chaos of a Dothraki hoard and the unparalleled power of a flying, fire-breathing dragon in a...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:30.

The Good Place’s Michael Schur is not reading your fan theories

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The Good Place is a show that likes to keep viewers on their toes. Since the big reveal of the first season finale, fans have been trying to guess what’s coming next for our recently deceased protagonists by analyzing every visual gag and oblique reference the show has to offer. But whether any of these fan theories are correct remains a mystery because the one man who could tell us refuses...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 15:13.

The only good thing is this op-ed from the child who pulled a 1,500-year-old sword from a lake

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Despite what the name of this section may lead you to believe, there’s a lot of bad stuff online. The internet is not only a reflection of our tumultuous external world but also our internal lives, and there’s a lot of bad stuff in there, too. But, at least for today, we can all take some joy in this singular very good thing that exists on the web: An op-ed written by Saga Vanecek, the...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 14:36.

Here's an update on that long-gestating Judge Dredd TV series

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<a href="https://news.avclub.com/heres-an-update-on-that-long-gestating-judge-dredd-tv-s-1833467505" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Here&#39;s an update on that long-gestating <i>Judge Dredd<em></em></i> TV series</a>

A couple years ago, word first started to spread about a planned TV series set in the megalopolis that the ruthless keeper of the peace Judge Dredd calls home, Mega-City One. Since then, a few details have trickled out, including the fact that a pilot script has been written and two seasons’ worth of storylines have been discussed. Unfortunately for fans eager to see what misadventures will...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 14:33.

#Resistance grifters Ed and Brian Krassenstein booted from Twitter, and good riddance

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/resistance-grifters-ed-and-brian-krassenstein-booted-f-1835007059" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">#Resistance grifters Ed and Brian Krassenstein booted from Twitter, and good riddance</a>

If you’ve been on Twitter in the last 24 hours, you may have noticed that things are a bit less resistance-y over there. That’s due in large part to Twitter’s recent decision to permanently ban brothers Ed and Brian Krassenstein, who, since the election of Donald Trump, have built a cottage industry out of relentless, self-serving anti-Trump sentiment. According to a statement by Twitter, the...

Dan Neilan Dan Neilan Jul 15, 2019 at 14:17.

Here's the weird reason Jay Leno is thanked in the credits of Mary Poppins Returns

<a href="https://news.avclub.com/heres-the-weird-reason-jay-leno-is-thanked-in-the-credi-1832123173" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Here&#39;s the weird reason Jay Leno is thanked in the credits of <i>Mary Poppins Returns</i></a>

Moviegoers who stuck around through the end credits of Mary Poppins Returns may have noticed a certain retired late-night host’s name inexplicably present in the “Special Thanks” section. Jay Leno doesn’t appear in a single frame of the Disney film, as far as we know, yet the denim-clad Burbank resident still gets a shout out. What gives? On a recent episode of her podcast, comedian Julie...

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