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- Ted Sarandos said in an interview with Variety that no Netflix titles would be screened at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
- This follows the fest's rule change last year that no movies would be allowed to screen in competition going forward if they were not released theatrically in France.
- Netflix had two films in competition last year.
- "Rampage" is not good, but it shows why Dwayne Johnson is a global action star.
- Outside of some amazing CGI, he's the only reason to go and see this movie.
- 04/11/18--13:31: 7 lies movies told you about what sex is really like
- The Instagram account Script to Screen compares movie screenplays to the final scene.
- You can see just how much directors, actors, editors, and everyone else puts into the final result.
- The account has given this treatment to dozens of movies, from "Get Out" to "The Wizard of Oz."
- On Wednesday, Netflix's Ted Sarandos announced that no Netflix movies would be shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
- One of those movies is the infamous final movie by Orson Welles, "The Other Side of the Wind."
- Welles' daughter, Beatrice, pleaded to Sarandos via an email to reconsider his decision, according to Vanity Fair.
- Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
- "The Last Jedi" ended with Luke Skywalker Force-projecting himself and then dying.
- Writer JM McNab noticed that this parallels the way Luke's story began with a projection of Leia asking for help.
- McNab's tweet has gone viral, bringing this gorgeous and heartbreaking revelation to fans.
- Warner Bros. released a new trailer for "Ocean's 8" Thursday.
- The "Ocean's spin-off follows Danny Ocean's sister, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), as she tries to pull off a heist at the Met Gala.
- Ocean's target appears to be socialite Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway).
- Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter, and Mindy Kaling star along with Rihanna and rapper Awkwafina.
- In the new trailer, Debbie says she has been plotting this heist for over five years while in prison.
- "Ocean's 8" will be released June 8, 2018.
- Watch the trailer below.
- Why do the villainous executives behind the genetic modification company think it's a good idea to do dangerous science experiments in space?
- Why does the company stock drop by only 20% when their space station blows up and kills everyone on it?
- Why do the executives think it's a good idea to send out a sonar signal that attracts all the giant animals to a major city?
- Are we supposed to believe that Dwayne Johnson, the most charismatic person on Earth, really doesn't have any human friends?
- What happens to Okoye's coworkers from the beginning of the movie?
- What happens to the gorilla George bullied from the beginning of the movie?
- Why is Jeffrey Dean Morgan pretending to be a cowboy when his role is a government operative who contains science experiments gone wrong?
- Does the US government really have a secret team to handle science experiments gone wrong?
- Is Donald Trump the president in this movie? I really wonder how he'd handle any of this.
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- 04/13/18--07:50: Helen Mirren calls out Netflix as 'devastating' for movie directors
- Actress Helen Mirren called Netflix's effect on the film industry "devastating" for directors, in a recent interview with the UK's The i.
- "It's devastating for people like my husband, film directors, because they want their movies to be watched in a cinema with a group of people," Mirren said.
- Mirren's criticism of Netflix follows similar criticism from the likes of directors Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg in the past year.
- Bella Thorne says she makes up to $65,000 for an Instagram post and up to $20,000 for a story on Instagram or Snapchat.
- She says the revenue allowed her to buy a mansion.
- Thorne treats Instagram as a full-time job, analyzing data about which posts perform well.
- She's also starred in movies and TV shows.
- 04/13/18--08:41: 7 great movies you can watch on Netflix this weekend
- Actor Will Ferrell was hospitalized Thursday night after his chauffeur-driven SUV was side-swiped by another car on the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles, Variety reported.
- TMZ first reported that Ferrell and two others were taken to the hospital on Thursday.
- Ferrell's representative told TMZ that the actor did not suffer serious injuries and was released from the hospital.
If you can't wait until the month's end for "Avengers: Infinity War," Marvel just released a big behind-the-scenes look at the movie.
It teases a few moments we haven't seen in trailers, shots of characters in and out of costume on set, and then there's Chris Pratt and Chris Hemsworth bro'ing out. But unless you're a big fan, or you're pausing every few seconds while watching like us, you probably missed a few glorious nerdy moments in the two-minute video.
If you haven't watched, watch the video here first. Then see some of the smaller details you may have missed the first time around.
Tom Holland wasn't always wearing a Spider-Man suit on set.
In a blink-and-you'll-miss-it-moment, you'll notice "Spider-Man: Homecoming" star Tom Holland is wearing one of those notoriously funny-looking motion capture suits to sub in for his new high-tech Spidey suit.
Holland wasn't alone. Josh Brolin also had to wear one on set to film villain Thanos.
Benedict Cumberbatch isn't doing all of those stunts on his own.
Cumberbatch may be able to fly on his own, but for the bigger stunts, he has a stunt double, Martin De Boar. If you look closely in the background, you can see him!
That's not your cape, Iron Man!
There's clearly a lot of fun on set as Robert Downey, Jr. is seen wearing Doctor Strange's Cloak of Levitation.
Will Tony Stark actually try to wear Strange's cloak? It doesn't seem out of the realm of possibilities for the billionaire.
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Netflix head of content Ted Sarandos is pulling Netflix completely out of the Cannes Film Festival after a long fight with movie traditionalists.
After the streaming giant caused controversy last year, when it had two films in competition at the festival, the most powerful film fest in the world made a rule change that movies without theatrical distribution in France were no longer eligible to play in competition.
Sarandos said on Wednesday, to Variety, that because of the rule change he would not be bringing any titles to Cannes, even to play out of competition.
"We want our films to be on fair ground with every other filmmaker,” Sarandos told the trade. “There’s a risk in us going in this way and having our films and filmmakers treated disrespectfully at the festival. They’ve set the tone. I don’t think it would be good for us to be there.”
At Cannes last year, Netflix had two titles playing in competition: Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” and Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories.” But because of Netflix's model of showing its movies day-and-date (meaning its titles show on its streaming service at the same time they are in theaters — if the titles get a theatrical release at all), theater owners in France were outraged over the prime position the titles received. Like US theaters, movie houses in France are against Netflix's model and want titles to play exclusively in theaters for a certain amount of time before being available to stream. This led to the rule change by Cannes.
However, Sarandos said he's not against Netflix buying one of the films in competition at Cannes this year that is seeking distribution.
Netflix has found success on the festival circuit over the years, specifically at the Sundance Film Festival, where it's premiered movies that are soon available on the site in the weeks after the festival, like "I Don't Feel at Home In This World Anymore" and "A Futile and Stupid Gesture." It's also made big acquisitions at Sundance, like "Mudbound" in 2017 for $12.5 million.
But Netflix, as well as its rival Amazon Studios, scaled back big time at Sundance this year on acquisitions. And this latest move by Sarandos may be a hint that Netflix isn't that interested in what's going on in the South of France either.
In many ways the adaptation of the video game “Rampage” is the perfect example of a Hollywood studio trying too hard to make a tentpole movie.
Here's the playbook: Use a game that’s literally just about giant radioactive monsters destroying high-rise buildings and beef it up with CGI, sprinkle in a bare-bones plot to break up the action, and get a movie star who can get audiences worldwide to the theaters.
It’s worked before, and with Dwayne Johnson on the poster, Warner Bros. hopes it can work again. But I think it’s my duty to tell you that The Rock’s latest movie is really, really dumb.
Johnson plays Davis Okoye, a former anti-poacher who is now the primatologist at the San Diego Wildlife Sanctuary. He loves working with apes — in fact, he prefers spending time with them to most humans — but there’s one in particular he has the closest bond with. "George" is a rare albino Silverback gorilla that Okoye rescued as a baby when poachers killed his family. Okoye and George communicate through sign language, and have a good time busting each other’s chops. Okoye has even taught George how to give the finger.
But their wonderful bond is tested when George is infected by a mysterious chemical that mutates him into a raging beast and makes him grow to an enormous size. And George isn’t the only one. The same thing happened to a wolf in Wyoming and a crocodile in Florida. Turns out, they were all infected with a genetic editing substance created by the company CRISPR that crash landed on Earth (the chemicals were being tested in a space station … it’s a long story).
Okoye teams with Dr. Kate Caldwell (Naomie Harris) to try to figure out what has happened to George and prevent him (as well as the wolf and croc) from causing damage throughout the country.
Brad Peyton, known best for directing Johnson’s previous box office hit disaster movie (“San Andreas”), is at the helm and that should tell you what you’re getting yourself into. Like that movie, “Rampage” is a CGI wonder with little plot and a whole lot of awful cliches and bad dialogue.
Unfortunately, it’s the great Jeffrey Dean Morgan who is responsible for a majority of the latter. Playing Agent Russell (from the OGA or “Other Government Agency”), he can’t stop reminding us that he’s just a good ol’ cowboy — and just in case you forget that little fact, he’s sporting a silver belt buckle and a gun with a pearl handle. And we have to suffer through this talented actor having to say lines like, “Us ass----s have to stick together” and, “Whelp, you saved the world!”
But what sticks out for me as the worst part of the movie is a dramatic moment that becomes a total dud. It's nothing major to the story, but just shows how lazy it is. Okoye is shot by the evil CRISPR owner (played by Malin Akerman), leaving Dr. Caldwell all alone trying to stop the onslaught of monsters. But suddenly Okoye reappears, and when asked how he’s still alive he literally says, “I guess it didn’t hit any major arteries.” And that's it! It's never addressed again, he goes on like he’s never been shot in the gut.
All that said, Dwayne Johnson proves why he’s making millions of dollars a movie.
Around all this awfulness — Oh, and Joe Manganiello is only in the movie for about five minutes — Johnson can still make you enjoy what you’re experiencing. He’s charismatic, funny, and gives a heartfelt performance across a CGI gorilla. Seriously, the best parts of this movie are when Okoye and George are on screen together. That’s a testament to the CGI, which is really top notch.
So, the movie may be mindless, but if you’re a fan of The Rock, “Rampage” is tolerable.
It's tough for Hollywood producers to resist adding sex scenes to movies (well, those geared toward adults, at least). Because, for the most part, audiences enjoy the idea of beautiful people having an intimate moment – one in which everything goes perfectly smoothly.
Unfortunately, big-screen sex scenes don't always depict the realities of intercourse and thus may perpetuate many myths about sex. Read on for six ways that movies get sex all wrong, according to the experts.
Orgasms are easy to achieve and guaranteed.
Very few movie sex scenes end with one — or both — partners failing to orgasm. Instead, movies would have you believe that everyone orgasms every time they have sex and that achieving said orgasm is a piece of cake.
The truth is, female orgasms take a bit of finesse, and many people with vaginas struggle with having orgasms or don't orgasm at all. In fact, one in three women has trouble reaching orgasm when having sex with a partner.
And although much of the focus in research is on female orgasms, men can have trouble reaching climax, too, or struggle to get or maintain an erection.
No one's body makes weird noises during sex.
If and when your body makes noise during sex, keep in mind that it's perfectly natural and normal and shouldn't be a cause for embarrassment.
Queefing, sometimes called "vaginal wind," happens when air that gets trapped in the vagina during intercourse is pushed out. Farting during sex happens, too, and — although it might not be pleasant for either party — it's perfectly normal.
Women's reproductive organs are located close to the colon, and any pressure on these organs can cause the colon to release gas. Also, because orgasm causes your body to relax, it may also make you more prone to pass gas.
The more moaning and yelling, the more pleasure.
Most movies — including the erotic kind — depict women as uttering an endless string of sound effects during sex, from moaning to screaming. Let's not forget that iconic scene from "When Harry Met Sally" with Meg Ryan simulating orgasm in the middle of a restaurant.
Yet lots of noise doesn't necessarily equate to lots of pleasure. Experts say that women often make noise during sex prior to orgasm as a way to help their partner climax or to relieve boredom, fatigue, or discomfort.
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Hollywood has long been in the business of pursuing sequels to successful movies, and the results have often been disastrous in the eyes of film critics.
From bad sequels to classic movies like "Jaws" and "Caddyshack," to some even more terrible follow-ups to films that were already panned, the sequels on this list are all historically awful.
We compiled this list by referencing an extensive, crowd-sourced Ranker community list of the all-time "worst sequels." We then chose the worst films and ranked them by their critical scores on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes (we used audience scores to break any ties).
Here are the 45 worst movie sequels of all time, ranked from bad to worst, according to critics:
45. "Home Alone 3" (1997)
Critic score: 30%
Audience score: 27%
Sequel to:"Home Alone" (1990)
What critics said:"Twice the bad guys, half the laughs."— USA Today
44. "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014)
Critic score: 29%
Audience score: 35%
Sequel to:"Dumb and Dumber" (1994)
What critics said:"I wish I could put as little thought into writing about 'Dumb and Dumber To' as the Farrelly brothers did in making it."— Time
43. "The Final Destination" (2009)
Critic score: 28%
Audience score: 35%
Sequel to:"Final Destination" (2000)
What critics said:"Since not even 3-D can put your eyes out, our only hope is that this time, the title is a promise and not a tease."— The New York Times
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Every movie takes a journey from the page to screens, and an Instagram account shows exactly how far that journey is.
Script to Screen takes scenes from movies and plays them alongside the same pages from the script. That way, you can see exactly what the scene looks like in script form and how it's translated into a movie. By doing so, you can analyze how much directors, editors, actors, and everyone else involved in the production bring to the movie.
Here, for example, is the famous "sunken place" scene from last year's "Get Out." Watching the movie, you may just think of a script as a bunch of dialogue, but there's plenty of important detail from the script that goes unsaid, yet still establishes the tone and pace of what you see in the final result. A lot of that only comes across because of the talent of Daniel Kaluuya and Catherine Keener.
Swipe ← • ◦ ◦ Get Out (2017) Filmmaker @JordanPeele became the first African-American to win the #AcademyAward for #BestOriginalScreenplay, for his film #GetOut. Was it well-deserved? Share your thoughts below! ↓ • Directed by: Jordan Peele • Written by: Jordan Peele @getoutmovie #jordanpeele #danielkaluuya #oscars #bestpicture #screenplay #scripttoscreen #film #actor #sunkenplace
Jordan Peele, who wrote and directed the movie, gave the account his endorsement on Twitter.
Script to Screen has given dozens of other movies the same treatment. Here's the piano scene in "Call Me by Your Name."
And the "I am your father" scene in "Star Wars: Episode V."
The "He's wired in" scene from "The Social Network" is unforgettable.
And this scene from "Lady Bird," written and directed by Greta Gerwig, shows some differences.
And here's the classic "We're not in Kansas anymore" scene from "The Wizard of Oz." The set really brings the scene to life.
You can follow Script to Screen on Instagram here.
For fans of famed filmmaker and actor Orson Welles, the news on Wednesday that Netflix would be pulling the movies it planned to show at this year's Cannes Film Festival — including the world premiere of Welles' infamous final movie — followed the narrative of the legend's complicated career.
His unfinished final movie, "The Other Side of the Wind," which many have tried to complete since his death in 1985, looked to finally be at the finish line when Netflix announced last year that it was taking the global rights and would finance the completion of the movie. This seemingly put a coda on one of the most insane tales of any movie ever made.
But like many projects Welles tried to complete in his career — which were delayed or watered-down due to lack of money or outside interference — showing "The Other Side of the Wind" at the most famous film festival in the world has been halted. And Welles' daughter, Beatrice, is pleading that the streaming giant reconsider.
“I was very upset and troubled to read in the trade papers about the conflict with the Cannes Film Festival,” Beatrice wrote in an email sent to Netflix head of content Ted Sarandos on Sunday, according to Vanity Fair. “I have to speak out for my father.”
“I saw how the big production companies destroyed his life, his work, and in so doing a little bit of the man I loved so much,” Beatrice continued. “I would so hate to see Netflix be yet another one of these companies.”
She also wrote how much the festival supported her father: “Please reconsider and let my father’s work be the movie that bridges the gap between Netflix and Cannes,” she wrote.
However, in an interview with Variety on Wednesday, Sarandos confirmed that Netflix titles would not be at Cannes.
"We want our films to be on fair ground with every other filmmaker," Sarandos told the trade. "There's a risk in us going in this way and having our films and filmmakers treated disrespectfully at the festival. They've set the tone. I don't think it would be good for us to be there."
After last year's Cannes, in which Netflix had two titles in competition — Bong Joon-ho's "Okja" and Noah Baumbach's "The Meyerowitz Stories"— the festival announced that films with no plans to be released theatrically in France would no longer be considered for placement in the competition section of the festival.
On Wednesday, "The Other Side of the Wind" producer Filip Jan Rymsza reacted to the news on the movie's IndieGoGo page:
"I’d like to let you know that we fought long and hard to persuade Netflix to keep 'The Other Side of the Wind' in the festival. Our film was selected to screen Out of Competition, as an Official Selection in the Grand Théâtre Lumière, so it was not directly effected by the ban.
What’s sad and most difficult to come to terms with is that everyone loses in this decision — Cannes, Netflix, film lovers and all of us who worked so hard on this historic endeavor.
The film is a marvel. Cannes Festival Director Thierry Frémaux deemed it 'an extraordinary film, much more than a historical film … a message from [Orson Welles] to the world of cinema today.' No other festival premiere will rival what Cannes intended for the films. Their placement and reception will live only in our collective imagination.
Granted, I’m conflicted in my emotions. There would be no 'The Other Side of the Wind' without Netflix, but that doesn’t lessen my disappointment and heartbreak."
"The Other Side of the Wind" stars John Huston as a director who returns to Hollywood with hopes of a comeback after years of living in Europe.
Netflix has not officially announced when it will make the movie available to stream. It will also stream a documentary on the making of the movie.
Business Insider contacted Netflix for comment but did not get an immediate response.
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"The Last Jedi" has been hailed as a masterful, though divisive, new take on the "Star Wars" franchise. Even months later, critics are still finding new ways director Rian Johnson brought thought and care to the beloved characters and their storylines.
At the end of "The Last Jedi," Luke Skywalker saved the Resistance fighters by Force-projecting himself onto the planet Crait and distracting Kylo Ren while they escaped. The effort of this last act killed Luke, and "The Last Jedi"ended with him disappearing and becoming one with the Force.
Writer JM McNab realized that this links back to the way Luke's story first began in "A New Hope."
"Just realized that Luke Skywalker's story begins with Leia sending a projection of herself asking for help, and ends with Luke sending a projection to help Leia," McNab tweeted on Wednesday.
Just realized that Luke Skywalker's story begins with Leia sending a projection of herself asking for help, and ends with Luke sending a projection to help Leia. pic.twitter.com/VdMXcFyvco— JM McNab (@jmmcnabagain) April 11, 2018
The tweet and its accompanying images from "The Last Jedi" and "A New Hope" garnered over 10,000 retweets and 36,000 likes overnight.
McNab, who writes for Cracked.com and co-hosts the "Rewatchability" podcast, told INSIDER in an email that he's a big fan of "The Last Jedi."
THE LAST JEDI is a goddamn masterpiece. https://t.co/VU50z63hA5— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) April 12, 2018
A screenshot of McNab's tweet also made its way to the "Star Wars" subreddit, where fans continued to geek out over this detail and its emotional meaning.
"The Last Jedi" director will likely continue wowing "Star Wars" fans with the new trilogy project he's working on for Disney.
In the meantime, read INSIDER's list of 23 more "Star Wars" references you might have missed in "The Last Jedi."
This post includes minor spoilers for "Rampage."
He stars in "Rampage," where he plays Davis Okoye, a primatologist with no human friends. His BFF with George, an albino gorilla who he rescued years earlier when he worked in an anti-poaching special forces unit and now lives in a conservatory.
A genetic science experiment in a space station goes horribly wrong, sending down canisters chemicals that land on Earth.
A bunch of animals get infected and effectively turn into giant terrifying monsters. A wolf becomes a Fenrir-like giant with porcupine quills and the abilities of a squirrel glider. An alligator becomes even bigger and has a weaponized tail. And George becomes really big and has self-healing powers. All of them become really angry and attack the city of Chicago.
It's up to Okoye and Dr. Kate Caldwell, a scientist played by Naomi Harris who might have the cure, to rescue the city, defeat the villainous corporation that started all this, and prevent the military from bombing Chicago — all while saving George in the process.
Why you should care: The Rock.
The Rock is charismatic, as always. What's not too like about him starring in a movie with giant animals fighting and destroying a city, right?
What's hot: The Rock is friends with a giant gorilla who throws helicopters and fights a giant mutant alligator.
"Rampage" is the movie where The Rock's gorilla friend causes a lot of death and destruction and battles a giant mutant alligator (and also a giant mutant wolf) in the streets of Chicago. He (the gorilla, not The Rock) also makes some sex jokes. If you're not interested in any of that, "Rampage" is not the movie for you.
What's not: Hoo boy. Where do we start?
I have some questions about "Rampage":
The bottom line: "Rampage" doesn't work.
There are movies that are knowingly dumb and end up being fun, like "The Fate of the Furious." There is elevated trash, like "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." And there are genuinely graceful action movies with giant animals, like "Kong: Skull Island."
A few cool action moments aside, "Rampage" is just dumb. While it seems to be aware that it's ludicrous, it doesn't have the intelligence or humor to turn it into fun.
"Rampage" is in theaters Friday.
Some celebrities are born famous, but the most fascinating ones are the stars who take years to get there.
Tiffany Haddish may be the breakout star of the moment, but that's only because she had years of comedy work behind her before starring in "Girls Trip." And Judi Dench and Morgan Freeman may seem to have been in every classy movie for decades, but Freeman wasn't famous until he was 52, and Dench until she was 60.
Here are 31 celebrity late bloomers.
Tiffany Haddish was 37 when she starred in "Girls Trip."
Haddish spent years struggling in the Los Angeles comedy scene — even spending some time homeless— before she landed roles in shows like "If Loving You Is Wrong" and "The Carmichael Show." But it wasn't until 2017 that she received a slew of awards and multiple magazine covers because of her role as Dina in "Girls Trip."
Samuel L. Jackson was in his 40s when he became an A-list movie star.
Jackson had a background in social activism before turning to acting in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly getting small roles in theater and in movies. His career started blowing up when he worked with Spike Lee, first in "School Daze" and then "Do the Right Thing."
In 1991, when he was 43, Jackson got serious critical attention for playing "Gator" in Lee's "Jungle Fever" and then leaped to the A-list with "Pulp Fiction" in 1994.
Now he's made more money at the box office than any other actor alive, according to Business Insider.
Julia Child was 49 before she changed cooking in America.
Child worked as a chef (and a World War II spy) for years before publishing, with Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" in 1961.
Reviews hailed it as a masterpiece and it became a bestseller, changing the way Americans cooked at home. Child was a reliable presence on television for the rest of her life and published more cooking books and memoirs.
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Movies and TV shows tend to use real food when they can, but there are a number of times when they need something fake. We spoke with two fake food artists who specialize in making custom, inedible treats for restaurants, trade shows, and Hollywood. Here's how fake food props are made to look so delicious. Following is a transcript of the video.
Narrator: Is this food making you hungry? Well, don't try to take a bite because these delicious looking foods are actually fake. TV shows and movies will try to use real foods on screen when possible, but there a number of reasons why food props might be used instead. For example, if ice cream is used, they don't want it to melt between takes, or if you need a lot of food in the background of a shot.
Companies like Independent Studio Services and Display Fake Foods offer pre-made food props that can be ordered in bulk. But often times, movies need items specially made. That's when they seek out a fake food artist, like Lisa Friedman.
Lisa Friedman: For people who need something specific, that's why they reach out to me. I'm an artist. I went to school for art and I also love to cook and bake. There's not a lot of us out there that do this.
Narrator: Brenda Chapman also makes fake foods in Oklahoma.
Brenda Chapman: I just kind of figure it out. I've had no formal training, didn't go to college. I started this just so I could be a stay-at-home mom with my kids.
Narrator: Both women work out of studios in their homes. They can recreate pretty much anything. Much of their day-to-day business is in restaurant displays and food shows. But prop masters will contact them if they need food items for movies.
Brenda Chapman: In the last 20 years, I've done almost 3 million dollars worth of fake food business.
Narrator: Brenda has had her work featured in a number of productions. For Glee, she made some ice cream for this diner scene.
Brenda Chapman: In their diner scene, they wanted milkshakes and hot fudge sundaes and banana splits that were new, half-eaten, quarter-eaten so that they could switch them out during the takes.
Narrator: She says you don't always know where your food will end up. Like when some of her items popped up in the Muppets. - When Miss Piggy eats my doughnuts, I didn't realize they had bought my doughnuts. - Pardon moi, Mademoiselle Cochonne? - Can't you see I'm busy! - [Receptionist] Of course.
Narrator: And sometimes your food doesn't even make the final cut.
Brenda Chapman: Thor, the movie, actually bought like $500 worth of doughnuts, and they had a building that said Donut Shop or Donut Land, they never went inside, so I didn't get to see my doughnuts. I was very sad.
Narrator: Here's a creamsicle Lisa Friedman made that was featured in a scene from Kevin Saves the World.
"The coldest thing they have.""Oh, thank you."
Lisa Friedman: I guess, his eye was swollen, he got hit in it.
Narrator: While the details may vary based on the artist, the creation process is pretty standard. We stopped by Lisa Friedman's home in New York to see how she makes her fake foods. After the order is submitted, typically the customer will send her a real version of they want duplicated. Then she will produce a mold out of the item to get the exact size and shape.
Lisa Friedman: We try to mold it close to the color, so that we're not starting with a blank white canvas.
Narrator: Typically fake foods are made with rubber or foam. She pours the material into the mold and lets it set. Foam rises like actual dough, so she needs to prevent it from spilling out.
Lisa Friedman: It's like I'm baking a cake, right? I'm baking my bread.
Narrator: Then she sands the excess pieces down. Once the item is dry, it's painted and detailed to look like real food.
Lisa Friedman: With my background in painting, I can color it to be as realistic as it is.
Brenda Chapman: You just kind of have to look at things a little differently, um, and think, okay, it's not made for this but it does look like this. We use a lot of Styrofoams, a lot of stuff from the local hardware store, you know, caulking, and drywall patching, and sheetrock mud.
Narrator: To replicate granola and ground beef, Lisa uses crushed cork board.
Lisa Friedman: Cork is kind of breaks up like granola, so we took some cork boards and we started breaking it down.
Narrator: Sometimes real food is used. Like covering actual popcorn, cereal, or candy in resin to preserve it. It's often hard to tell the finished product from the original.
Lisa Friedman: I don't do this for the money. It's more for the accolades, when my customers write, oh, I love it, it came out great.
Narrator: And while these items might make your mouth water, they're only a feast for your eyes.
Despite their best efforts, most actors' unscripted moments don't make the final cut on either the big screen or the small screen. Still, once in a while, an improvised line, ad-libbed response, physical fumble, or surprising reaction can capture a character or story line's essence in a powerful way that written lines cannot.
It is in these slip-ups, brilliant recoveries, and wacky improvisations that many actors reveal the true depth of their talents and the unwavering commitments they have to their characters. These unscripted moments have also brought us some of pop culture's most enduring quotes, episodes, and scenes.
Here are 11 of the most memorable on-screen moments that were, apparently, totally off-the-cuff.
Chris Pratt's Internet skills on "Parks and Recreation."
Chris Pratt embraced his character Andy Dwyer so fully on "Parks and Recreation" that he ad-libbed one of the show's funniest lines. When Leslie has the flu in the episode "Flu Season," Andy shouts from his desk: "Leslie, I typed your symptoms into the thing up here and it says you could have network connectivity problems!"
"He has the best improvisation in a cast full of world-class improvisers," co-creator Michael Shur told AV Club of the quote. "He's so present and in the moment and fully fluent in his character that he can make up perfectly formulated jokes like that on the spot, and it's incredible. He's improved every episode he's ever been in."
Steve Carell's surprise kiss on "The Office."
Oscar's shocked response when Michael Scott kisses him on the lips during a meeting in "Gay Witch Hunt" is totally authentic.
"He wasn't supposed to kiss me, we were just supposed to hug," actor Oscar Nuñez told AV Club. "And that particular take he came in really close, and I'm like, ‘Where is he going with this?' And then I'm just thinking, ‘Oh God, nobody laugh so we can use it.'"
Thankfully, and perhaps miraculously, no one did.
The jewelry box joke in "Pretty Woman."
One of the most delightful scenes in "Pretty Woman" features Richard Gere snapping a jewelry box shut just as Julia Roberts reaches out to touch it. Roberts responds by throwing her head back and laughing — and, as it turns out, the genuine, delighted laugh was a response to Gere's improvisation.
"She laughed so honestly that we left it in the picture," director Garry Marshall said in a conversation with The American Film Institute.
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It’s time to dive into the best horror movies currently on Netflix.
Seeing as it's Friday the 13th, we’ve highlighted the best scary movies on the streaming giant so you can go into the weekend scaring the heck out of yourself and your friends.
Check out 23 scary movies below.
Note: Numerous Netflix titles drop off the streaming service monthly so the availability of titles below may change.
Brett Arnold contributed to an earlier version of this story.
1. "47 Meters Down" (2017)
Mandy Moore and Claire Holt play sisters trapped in a shark cage with only an hour of oxygen left in their tanks. Question your future vacation plans as you watch these two try to survive with a school of sharks surrounding them.
2. "The ABCs of Death" (2012)
26 horror directors are each given a letter of the alphabet as a starting point to create a scary short.
3. "The Babadook" (2014)
A single mother struggling to keep up with her rambunctious son begins to lose it after a strange children's book comes to her doorstep.
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Actress Helen Mirren became the latest high-profile name to speak out against Netflix's impact on the film industry, in a recent interview with the UK's The i.
Mirren said the streaming service's lack of emphasis on theatrical release of films was "devastating" to directors like her husband, "Ray" director Taylor Hackford.
"It's devastating for people like my husband, film directors, because they want their movies to be watched in a cinema with a group of people," Mirren said. "So it's a communal thing."
Despite her strong stance on the service's presentation of films, Mirren went on to admit in the same interview, with a smile, that she herself will watch movies on her iPad.
Mirren's criticism of Netflix follows similar criticism from the likes of directors Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg in the past year.
Spielberg made headlines last month for saying that a film released by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon should be considered a "TV movie" and should not be eligible for the Academy Awards.
"I don't believe that films that are just given token qualifications, in a couple of theaters for less than a week, should qualify for the Academy Award nominations," Spielberg told ITV News.
Nolan last year called out Netflix's "mindless policy" of releasing films simultaneously on its streaming service and in theaters, though he also praised Amazon's 90-day theatrical window as "a perfectly usable model."Spielberg made no such distinction between Netflix and Amazon in his interview.
Bella Thorne makes so much money as an Instagram star that she bought a mansion.
The "Midnight Sun" star said in the documentary "Inside the Life of Bella Thorne," produced by Vogue, that she makes up to $65,000 for each promotional post on Instagram, and additional revenue for posts on Snapchat.
"For [an Instagram] grid posting, it’s 65 grand a post," Thorne said. "For story posting, it’s anywhere from 10 to 20K, and for Snapchat, it’s the same as Insta story."
Thorne says revenue from her social media posts allowed her to buy a mansion, where the documentary was filmed. She's filled it with fun knickknacks like big pillows with cats on them and a life-sized model of The Babadook.
Thorne makes sure her following grows by instinct and by studying data about which kinds of Instagram posts accrue the most likes.
"Instagram is 100% a job to me," Thorne said. "I started with literally $200 in my bank account and I bought this house after a year and a half. That's all from social media."
Social media isn't her only source of revenue. Thorne has also been an actress and a model since she was a child. She had a role on HBO's "Big Love" starting in 2010, was in the Disney Channel series "Shake It Up," and is currently in Freeform's "Famous in Love."
You can watch "Inside the Life of Bella Thorne" below:
Netflix has a lot of movies in its catalog and that can sometimes make it hard to find which ones are worth watching.
To make that easier, every week we comb through Netflix's selection to find you a handful of movies that are great choices for your weekend.
We select a few that have come onto the service recently and mix in a couple of favorites from the catalog you might have missed.
From MCU critical darling "Doctor Strange" to the vulgar but sweet comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," these are awesome movies on Netflix that you can watch over the weekend.
Here are 7 movies on Netflix you should definitely check out:
"Friday Night Lights" (2004)
Netflix description: The drama chronicles the efforts of Gary Gaines, the coach of a football team in small-town Texas, to propel his squad to the state championships.
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 81%
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 85%
This realistic portrait of a football team in Texas broke sports movie conventions. It wasn't feel good and its new take on the genre inspired the iconic television series, "Friday Night Lights."
"Doctor Strange" (2016)
Netflix description: After a neurosurgeon loses the use of his hands he meets a mystical mentor who helps him harness magic to become the most powerful sorcerer on Earth.
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 89%
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 86%
Exciting visuals, compelling source material, and Benedict Cumberbatch's performance help "Doctor Strange" stand out among superhero origin stories and other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Events in this movie pave the way for "Infinity War," so now is a great time to watch it.
Netflix description: Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years.
Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90%
Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 80%
"Lincoln" tells a little-known piece of history. Instead of following the formula for the average biography film, the movie focuses on Lincoln's final months in office. Daniel Day Lewis' immersive performance brings the script to life.
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Actor Will Ferrell was hospitalized Thursday night after his chauffeur-driven SUV was side-swiped by another car on the I-5 freeway in Los Angeles, Variety reported on Friday, citing the California Highway Patrol.
TMZ first reported that Ferrell and two others were taken to the hospital. Video footage on TMZ showed Ferrell sitting upright on a stretcher and talking on a cell phone as he was being loaded into an ambulance.
Ferrell's representative told TMZ that the actor did not suffer serious injuries and was released from the hospital on Thursday.
He was one of three passengers in the SUV, which was reportedly returning from a "Funny or Die" event in San Diego on Thursday, according to TMZ.
Ferrell's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for "Truth or Dare."
After you see the movie, you may have a few lingering questions. What was up with the look of those creepy demonic faces? And how did those kids have the means to keep going back and forth from Mexico? Or maybe you may want to know more about the film's uncertain end.
INSIDER asked Hale every burning question we had — and that we thought you may have — after watching the movie.
What's up with those creepy faces in the movie?
Hale told us they're inspired by the director, Jeff Wadlow.
"The only backstory I have on it is that it's something that he used to doodle, which sounds really creepy, but he used to doodle this really creepy face with huge black eyes and a really creepy grin," said Hale.
"I have to say Jeff, our director, has that kind of grin anyway," Hale added. "So maybe he just drew it from himself. And he notices that, too. It's not just me saying that. He notices that it might have something to do with his actual grin."
Hale and some of the cast members offhandedly suggested the faces looked like messed up Snapchat filters, and a line about that was later added into the movie after filming.
You can read more about creating the demonic faces for the movie here.
Were the actors really using Snapchat while filming?
At the film's start, Olivia (Hale) and a group of friends head to Mexico for spring break and some of the opening scenes are seen through a montage of Snapchat videos.
Hale says they weren't using Snapchat, but it was a lot of footage she and the other actors took that was used.
"We all really went to Mexico as our bonding trip before we started filming. While we were there, they were like, we may as well capture some footage," said Hale. "So they gave us fake phones and we recorded a bunch of videos and pictures, not knowing that it was going to become the title sequence at the beginning, but it ended up looking great."
"We did all those videos not knowing if it was going to be used or not, but I thought it added a cool touch to it," she added. "We didn't have fake Snapchat accounts. It was just regular recording."
Why did they keep letting Markie leave the group when they knew they were all better off staying together?
Sure, Olivia was upsetting her best friend with some of her responses to the game, but they knew they had a better shot at survival if they were together.
"Markie was sort of always missing in action. It's sort of like the same thing when I did 'Pretty Little Liars,' my character was just never around," Hale said, drawing comparisons between the two.
"Obviously, if this was a real life scenario, you would have everyone stay together. It makes it more exciting in the movie. There's that kind of drama. And Markie is like the rebel outcast anyway within the group of friends and she's the most hesitant about the game, I think. And it takes her awhile to buy into it and believe that it's real."
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This might come as a shock for those in the Northeast, but summer is just around the corner.
That means we're coming up on the multiplexes being filled with Hollywood's big blockbusters.
In the coming months that includes titles like "Deadpool 2,""Solo: A Star Wars Story," and "Incredibles 2."
And we can't leave out the movie a decade in the making: "Avengers: Infinity War."
Here are 32 movies we think you should go out and see this summer:
April 27 - “Avengers: Infinity War”
You might have heard about this little movie. It has a few superheroes in it and they finally battle a big purple guy. Yes, it’s going to make a couple of dollars at the movie theaters. Get ready for the most ambitious crossover event in history.
May 4 - “Overboard”
The classic Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell 1987 romantic comedy gets a gender swap for its reboot, as Anna Faris plays the overworked employee of a spoiled Mexican playboy (Eugenio Derbez) who gets some payback when he gets amnesia after falling off his yacht.
May 4 - “Tully”
Jason Reitman reteams with "Young Adult" screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”) and star Charlize Theron for his latest movie about a mother (Theron) who forms a unique bond with her nanny (played by Mackenzie Davis).
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