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10 recent movies that revolutionized special effects

Image: nickelodeon Netflix revealed today that it will be adapting a live-action version of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender with original show runners Brian Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. Avatar ran on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008 and has streamed on Netflix in the past.  SEE ALSO: Here’s our first look at Hilda, Zelda, Harvey, and more in Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ reboot Early concept art for the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series. Image: john staub/netflix In the animated version, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the story of Aang, the Avatar,…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 grabs Emmy for most outstanding drama

Image: hbo Game of Thrones won the Emmy for most outstanding drama series Monday at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The seventh season of Game of Thrones won the series its third Emmy in the category. It was the show’s second Emmy of the evening, after Peter Dinklage’s win for his role as Tyrion Lannister. SEE ALSO: Emmy Awards 2018: Here’s a list of all the winners Game of Thrones beat out The Americans, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, This is Us, and Westworld. Each season of Game…

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Michael Moore believes ‘evil genius’ Trump will be a two-term president

(CNN)Michael Moore believes President Donald Trump is an “evil genius” who will be re-elected. “I think the man is an evil genius and he was able to outsmart the smartest person ever to run for president,” Moore said. “He figured out how to win by losing the election. How did that happen? Historians are going to deal with this for years to come.” Moore said he believes Trump is behind numerous White House leaks, including the anonymous op-ed published by The New York Times earlier this month. “Trump wrote it.…

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‘BoJack Horseman’ creator on the real-life story behind the ‘Me Too’ episode

If you thought Vance Waggoner on 'Bojack Horseman' was too real, you were right.Image: netflix BoJack Horseman is a show that’s so prescient in its satirization of our culture that it often feels like it’s predicting the future. Think back to the Oscars screw-up of 2017, which basically happened to BoJack a year before in Season 3, when Mr. Peanutbutter mistakenly awarded him Best Actor. Comparisons between the show’s Season 4 Episode “Thoughts and Prayers” always come up after a mass shooting, too. Most recently after the Parkland school shooting,…

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‘Billy on the Street’ is asking important questions: Why isn’t Emma Stone on Instagram?

Our country is extremely divided, but Billy Eichner is back on the street asking real questions to real people.  Eichner led Emma Stone through the streets of New York to find out what it’ll take for her to join Instagram. SEE ALSO: Billy Eichner Proves New Yorkers Don’t Care About the Emmys New Yorkers have a lot to say to Emma Stone, it turns out. There’s the man who saw La La Land three times in theaters, the woman who doesn’t care for her to do a horror movie, and…

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Les Moonves to leave CBS ‘effective immediately’ after new sexual misconduct allegations arise

Les Moonves will step down from CBS effective immediately.Image: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Following numerous sexual harassment allegations against Les Moonves, the CBS head will step down from the company “effective immediately.” On Sunday, CBS announced it had reached a settlement with Moonves, a 24-year veteran of the company, and that he and CBS will donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement. SEE ALSO: The Louis C.K. apologists are missing the point The donation will be deducted from severance benefits which may be due to Moonves, and any payments…

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Life Itself could just be this years Book of Henry

Life Itself: That dog is named Fuckface, for some reason.Image: Amazon Studios As evidenced by the title, Life Itself has grand ambitions.  It wants to be about the joy and love that are with us even at the worst of times, about the way death shapes our lives and gives them meaning, about all the twisting threads make up our fates, whether we know about them or not. I don’t have to guess here, because the movie says as much in so many words.  What it actually delivers, though, is…

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These moving stairs transform into an elevator for people with wheelchairs

Image: Jessica Miglio/Netflix Major spoilers for Ozark: Season 2 lie ahead.  From Narcos to Breaking Bad, crime dramas have gained a reputation for using shallow female characters as little more than emotional fodder for male stories. Frequently minimized as damsels in distress and exasperating nags, women within the genre exist almost exclusively to portray girlfriends, wives, mothers, and victims.   Season 2 of Netflix’s Ozark, however, champions female stories through all 10 of its episodes with an array of women that rivals the ensemble complexity of HBO’s The Sopranos. SEE…

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Friends, collaborators mourn rapper Mac Miller

(CNN)Rapper Mac Miller’s sudden death at age 26 has left the music community stunned. Post Malone “You were such an incredible person. You changed so many lives. Had so much love in your heart. You inspired me throughout highschool, and I wouldn’t be where I was today without you. Never a more kind and sincere and beautiful person.” — via Twitter Ed Sheeran “This just really saddened me. I hung out with Mac a few times over the years and he was always such a sweetheart, always had the time…

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Bono lost his voice in the middle of a U2 concert and had to cancel

Lead singer of U2, Bono, performing in May.Image: jason kempin/Getty Images If you break a guitar string or bust a drumstick in half, that’s a pretty quick and easy fix for a live performer — just grab a replacement. If you lose your voice and singing is your entire job, that’s a whole different story. During a concert in Berlin on Saturday night, U2 cut its set short after just five songs when lead singer Bono’s voice became noticeably strained. SEE ALSO: Missy Elliott very much approves of this cover…

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The Turd Burglar strikes in ‘American Vandal’ Season 2 trailer

Someone contaminated the lemonade at St. Bernadine high school. Someone ruined chicken finger Monday. And that someone is the Turd Burglar. SEE ALSO: ‘American Vandal’ star talks mockumentary hit: ‘It’s unique beyond belief’ American Vandal — arguably the funniest and most surprising series to come out of 2017 — returns with a second season on Netflix this September.  While the first season saw two high school documentarians get to the bottom of who drew dicks all over every car in the school parking lot, this season features a new school…

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You no longer have to go to Italy to study these 300 museum artifacts up close

Image: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images There’s yet another reason to celebrate the historic release of Crazy Rich Asians.  Not only is it the first studio film in over 25 years to star an all-Asian cast, but in the five days that Crazy Rich Asians has been in theaters, it’s shattered expectations and made $34 million — handily surpassing its $30 million budget. SEE ALSO: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is an appealingly fluffy romcom with a surprisingly solid core The gross includes worldwide ticket sales for the film’s run in over 3,000 theaters, according to…

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