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Carson vs Letterman '86

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - 7 hours 34 min ago

"Classic court battle between Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Judge Joseph Wapner from The Peoples Court presides. Aired 1986."

Daimler and Qualcomm To Develop In-Car Tech, Wireless Charging

/. - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 9:58pm
An anonymous reader writes: Car manufacturer Daimler announced a deal with mobile technology company Qualcomm to explore wireless mobile phone recharging in cars, as well as recharging electric vehicles without cables. The move is part of a push by Daimler, as well as rival carmakers BMW and Audi, to improve their status as high-tech carmakers. "It's important that we remain on the cutting edge of technology and continue to deliver unparalleled experiences to our customers," says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development. "With this in mind, we are eager to jointly explore possible fields of future cooperation with an internationally leading tech firm like Qualcomm."

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Greece Is Running Out of Money, Cannot Make June IMF Repayment

/. - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:57pm
jones_supa writes: Greece, the country which has been in extreme financial trouble and high debt for years, cannot make debt repayments to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next month, unless it achieves a deal with creditors. 'The four installments for the IMF in June are €1.6 billion ($1.8 billion). This money will not be given and is not there to be given,' Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis told Greek Mega TV's weekend show. Shut out of bond markets and with bailout aid locked, cash-strapped Athens has been scraping state coffers to meet debt obligations and to pay wages and pensions. With its future as a member of the 19-nation eurozone potentially at stake, a second government minister accused its international lenders of subjecting it to slow and calculated torture.

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SunnyD 2015 Rollerblade - Extended Version

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:53pm

"If you’ve wondered what happened to the rollerblading kids in the old, iconic SunnyD spot from the early 90’s, wonder no more. They’re still at it. And Mrs. B is pretty much over it..."

Seen and mirror on ...

Trank Denies "Fantastic Four" Reshoot Removal

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Filmmaker Josh Trank ("Chronicle") has denounced claims that he's been removed from the reshoots of the upcoming "Fantastic Four" Film.

The story started over at the usually reliable Superhero News which reportedly claimed that Matthew Vaughn was asked to step in and director the "Fantastic Four" reshoots this past April to ensure the movie fits inline with the studio's "X-Men" franchise.

Vaughn was rumored be present during the reshoots, but this was the first time anyone has suggested he took control. The Trank rumors were fuelled by media reports of severe enough issues on the "Fantastic Four" set that they contributed to his removal as director of the second "Star Wars Anthology" film in the works.

The report has also claimed that Fox has completely scrapped their 3D plans for "Fantastic Four" with the budget for that plan going on the reshoots.

Trank has since responded to the report with the following tweet:

@Josh_Wilding Hey Josh, not true. While MV has been very supportive, he's never been to our set. There's only been 1 director of FF2015. Me.

— Josh Trank (@joshuatrank) May 24, 2015

"Dheepan" Takes The Cannes Palme d'Or

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

After nearly two weeks of screenings, the 68th Cannes Film Festival has come to a close with this year's awards having now been handed out.

Jacques Audiard's "Dheepan" has taken the top prize of this year's Palme d’Or, a surprising choice considering reviews for the film were mixed. Jesuthasan Antonythasan stars in the film as a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker.

Laszlo Nemes' raved about "Son Of Saul" scored the second place Grand Prix award, whilst Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Lobster" took this year's Jury Prize. Also scoring honors were Rooney Mara ("Carol") and Emmanuelle Bercot ("Mon Roi") sharing a best actress win, and Vincent Lindon ("The Measure Of A Man") winning for best actor.

Hou Hsiao-hsien won best director for "The Assassin," Michel Franco took a best screenplay award for "Chronic," "La Tierra Y La Sombra" took the Camera d'Or, and "Waves 98" won for short film.

The jury for this year's competition included Joel and Ethan Coen, Guillermo del Toro, Sienna Miller, Sophie Marceau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rossy de Palma, Rokia Traore and Xavier Dolan.

Chris Pratt Apologies Ahead Of Publicity Tour

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Actors Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are about to begin a several week long publicity tour for the upcoming "Jurassic World" which is slated to hit cinemas around much of the world in the second week of June.

Considering how disastrous some recent press tours have been - from the outright uncomfortableness of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" duo, to the "Black Widow is a slut" debacle with "Avengers: Age of Ultron," it's understandable that studios are more concerned than ever about how one line during one of the countless interview the pair will do could be taken out of context and blow up badly.

Pratt has gotten ahead of the game though, writing two fantastic posts on his Facebook page apologising for anything he might say. Here's the first:

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I want to make a heartfelt apology for whatever it is I end up accidentally saying during the forthcoming #JurassicWorld...

Posted by Chris Pratt on Friday, May 22, 2015

In the second post, he says that it's actually him making these statements and give his honest opinion on the new film:

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About to embark on a global press blitz for #JurassicWorld. Saw it last night and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!This is a...

Posted by Chris Pratt on Friday, May 22, 2015

"Jurassic World" opens in cinemas on June 12th.

"Civil War" Crossbones Wraps, "Carter" Extended

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Production has been underway in Atlanta for several weeks on "Captain America: Civil War". During much of that time, photos have been popping up of actor Frank Grillo in his full Crossbones outfit engaging in fights with Captain America himself Steve Rogers (Chris Evans).

This week, Grillo has confirmed that he's already wrapped his portion of the shoot. He's not resting on his laurels either as he's about begin production on the second season of the MMA-themed series "Kingdom". Here's the pertinent social media postings.

I'm out.Atlanta. I came I fought I conquered #CROSSBONES #Badass #CAP3

— frank grillo (@FrankGrillo) May 21, 2015

#TBT. #KINGDOMTV Here we go. About to start season 2. #MMA #Warriors

— frank grillo (@FrankGrillo) May 22, 2015

In related Marvel Cinematic Universe news, actress Hayley Atwell appeared at Comicpalooza in Houston this past Friday and confirmed (via MCU Exchange) that the upcoming second season of ABC's "Agent Carter" will consist of ten episodes, up from the eight of the first season.

No premiere date has been announced as yet, but it is expected to air during the mid-season break of the third season of "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD". The new season sees Peggy Carter re-locating to Los Angeles.

"Mission: Impossible 6" Already In The Works?

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Could a sixth film in the "Mission: Impossible" series already be in the works?

The Tracking Board reports that Paramount is wasting no time in keeping the momentum of its "Mission: Impossible" franchise going with a follow-up to this coming July's fifth film "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" said to already be in development.

Early word of mouth on Christopher McQuarrie's 'Rogue Nation' is said to be strong with Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance all apparently very impressed with the results.

Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams are all expected to return as producers and Don Granger and Matt Grimm will be back as executive producers.

None of the cast members are officially set, but it would not be a shock to say the likes of Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and some of the others will be locks to return.

Alicia Vikander To Join "Creed," Next "Bourne"

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

"Ex Machina" star Alicia Vikander continues to be one of the most in-demand actresses out there with the acclaimed Swedish actress now being linked to two major blockbusters in the works.

Deadline reports that Vikander is in talks for the likely female lead roles in both the upcoming return of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon to the Jason Bourne franchise, and in "Macbeth" director Justin Kurzel's film adaptation of the popular Ubisoft video game series "Assassin's Creed".

The news comes as Vikander has been attached to the James Ponsoldt-directed, Tom Hanks-led "The Circle" which has been shopped around at Cannes. Because of the scheduling in relation to 'Bourne' and 'Creed', Vikander is likely to drop off "The Circle" with "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson already being courted to replace her.

Vikander has "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Adam Jones" and "The Danish Girl" slated to open this year, with both "Tulip Fever" and "The Light Between Oceans" also on the way. 'Oceans' also stars Michael Fassbender who serves as the lead in 'Creed'.

First Photo: Ridley Scott's "The Martian"

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Empire has posted the first photos from Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi drama "The Martian" starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain.

Kate Mara, Michael Pena, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jeff Daniels, Mackenzie Davis, Sean Bean, Donald Glover and Naomi Scott also star in the film about an astronaut (Damon) stranded alone on Mars who has to figure out how to survive.

Drew Goddard (“Daredevil,” “The Cabin In The Woods”) penned the script for the film which opens November 25th.

Source: Empire

Second Trailer: "Black Mass"

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Following on from that sinister teaser trailer the other month, a new second full trailer is out for the Whitey Bulger biopic "Black Mass". Depp plays the notorious Boston gangster who topped the FBI’s Most Wanted list for years. Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll also star in the Scott Cooper-directed film which opens September 18th.

News Bits: Arms, Boston, Clank, Down, Bojack

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Arms and the Dudes
"The Hangover" filmmaker Todd Phillips has used his Instagram account to post the first photos from his upcoming feature "Arms and the Dudes". Jonah Hill and Miles Teller star in the project about a Miami-based small business who bid on U.S. military contracts and started raking in big money.

Boston Strong
Swedish filmmaker Daniel Espinosa ("Child 44," "Safe House") has dropped out of the Boston Marathon bombings drama "Boston Strong" citing "creative differences".

The film tells of the aftermath of the attack which left dozens permanently injured, and how the city came together to heal itself. Espinosa is coming off the period Soviet drama "Child 44" which has had a disastrous run so far in cinemas. [Source: THR]

Ratchet and Clank
Focus Features has revived the Gramercy Pictures which it will use for releasing genre films such as the upcoming "Insidious: Chapter 3," "Sinister 2," and "London Has Fallen". As part of the announcement they've set an April 29th 2016 release date for the upcoming animated film based on the "Ratchet and Clank" video game series. [Source: Collider]

The Get Down
Hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash has been hired as an associate producer and adviser on Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Netflix series "The Get Down" which chronicles the 1970 NYC music scene and the birth of rap.

Newcomer Mamoudou Athie will play the rap legend on the show where he is a character. Grandmaster Flash emerged from the 1970s Bronx scene along with fellow DJs Kool Herc and Afrika Bambaataa as a pioneer of the fledgling genre. [Source: Deadline]

Bojack Horseman
Netflix has announced a July 17th premiere date for all twelve episodes of the second season of its animated adult satire "BoJack Horseman" starring Will Arnett. Arnett plays the hard-drinking half-man/half-horse washed-up TV star. [Source: Variety]

Second International Trailer: "Fantastic Four"

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

20th Century Fox has unveiled a new international trailer for Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot. Though mostly consisting of pre-existing footage, there's a couple of new shots of the key characters using their powers.

Casting: Paul, Rooker, Wareing, Minette, Benoist

Dark Horizons - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:39pm

Central Intelligence
Aaron Paul is in negotiations to join Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Amy Ryan and Danielle Nicolet in Rawson Marshall Thurber's action comedy "Central Intelligence" at New Line. Filming is underway in Boston.

Hart plays a boring accountant who was previously the cool guy in high school. He reconnects with an acquaintance (Johnson), a formerly bullied nerd who turns out to be a rogue spy. Paul will play Johnson's CIA partner who seemingly sacrifices himself for Johnson. [Source: THR]

The Belko Experiment
Michael Rooker ("Guardians of the Galaxy") has joined the cast of the horror film "The Belko Experiment". Rooker will play Bud Melks, the head of maintenance in the Belko building.

Greg McLean helms and James Gunn produces the film which deals with an American company after it’s mysteriously sealed off in South America. It's currently targeting a May 5th 2017 release. [Source: Variety]

Independence Day 2
Garrett Wareing ("Boychoir") has joined the cast of Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" sequel at 20th Century Fox. Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg also star.

Wareing will play a boy who seeks refuge with the First Family when the aliens attack. Filming is now underway ahead of a June 2016 release. [Source: Heat Vision]

Untitled Horror Project (formerly A Man in the Dark)
Dylan Minnette ("Prisoners") has been cast alongside Daniel Zovatto in Fede Alvarez's untitled horror thriller previously called "A Man in the Dark". Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues wrote the script and filming begins this Summer in Budapest and Detroit.

The story follows three teens who get away with perfectly planned home robberies as they set out for their final heist. But when they break into the home of a reclusive blind man, the tables are turned and they find themselves fighting for survival against a psychopath. [Source: Heat Vision]

"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist has closed a deal to star in Ricardo de Montreuil's "Lowriders" at Universal Pictures, Blumhouse and Imagine Entertainment. Josh Bierne-Gordon and Justin Tipping penned the most recent script.

The story is set in the East L.A. world of lowrider cars and street tagging. The story follows a teen caught between his traditional father and estranged gang banger brother. Benoist plays the role of Lorelai, a role Lily Collins and Nicola Peltz had previously been in talks for. [Source: Deadline]

Battlefield 4 Spring Patch Tuesday

Blue's News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:38pm
EA's Battlelog now promises the spring update patch for Battlefield 4 will be released on Tuesday for all platforms, offering a specific schedule for when to expect the hour of multiplayer downtime...

Steam Top 10

Blue's News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:38pm
Here are the 10 bestselling games on Steam for last week, according to Valve: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Grand Theft Auto V The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Game + Expansion Pass Counter-Strike: Global...

Sunday Mobilization

Blue's News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:38pm
Thanks Ant. 24 hours with Apple Watch. Google brings open source gaming to Cardboard.

Sunday Metaverse

Blue's News - Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:38pm
Thanks Ant. French Telecom Altice Entertaining Bid for Time Warner Cable. Thanks HARDOCP. China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017. Thanks HARDOCP. How to back up all your Gmail...
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