‘Thor 3’ Repeats While ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ and ‘Orient Express’ Deliver Strong Debuts

Thor: Ragnarok delivered an expected #1 finish in its second weekend at the domestic box office, pushing the film’s domestic total ahead of both the first and second Thor films after just ten days in release. However, just as much a story are the strong openings for a batch of newcomers, both wide and and limited, as Paramount’s Daddy’s Home 2 and Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express both delivered ahead of expectations and Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards averaged $ 80,000 per theater over …
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Eggs & Bacon: TDK, Pulp Fiction, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Fight Club

Wakey wakey, eggs and bakey! In this new series we will serve up some “easter eggs” and other little savory items you may have missed from your favorite films. Heath Ledger’s Joker from “The Dark Knight” wears a mask similar to the one worn by Cesar Romero’s Joker in his introductory appearance in the 1960’s […]

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5 Sweet Lens Effects You Can Create with Stuff from Home

Want to give your shots some interesting in-camera looks? Here are a few hacks you can pull off with stuff you probably have at home.

It can be tough giving your footage the look you want, especially when that look is distorted in some way. You can head into post and try your luck there, but you might end up spending more time and money than you anticipated. If you have a few lens tricks up your sleeve, though, you can tailor-make some really impressive effects in-camera in a fraction of the time for free. If that approach seems more up your alley, Ted Sim of Aputure’s A-Team provides a bunch of great ideas for creating interesting effects using free or cheap materials in the video below.

These tricks are great and can help you create some really cool effects, but I do have one word of caution: use a filter. I’m not a fan of putting substances directly on my lens, so if you’re going to use water, fog, or tape to create an effect, I highly recommend putting a filter on your lens first, because, you know, it’s cheaper to replace a filter with sticky tape adhesive all over it.

Here are the effects Ted mentions in the video:

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The Morning Watch: How ‘Top Gun’ Saved Home Video, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Video Essay & More

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(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay explains how the release of Top Gun on VHS ended up saving the home video industry. Plus, another video essay takes a look at how Zack Snyder‘s remake of Dawn of the Dead has all of the trademarks we’ve come to expect from the filmmaker, and singer Natasha Bedingfield gives Strangers Things the cheesy theme song it deserves.

First up, Cracked takes a look at how the release of Top Gun on VHS ended up saving the home video industry at a time when video tapes cost upwards of $ 80. But when Top Gun was released, it sold for only $ 26.95, and it changed the entire home video industry for better and forever.

Next up, a video essay from Ryan Hollinger looks back at Zack Snyder’s remake of Dawn of the Dead and how it was an earlier indicator of the kind of movies we would get from the filmmaker. The AV Club acknowledges Snyder’s movies as “overwrought, try-hard pseudo-auteurism and as pointlessly violent, incomprehensible messes,” and the video essay looks at how Dawn of the Dead lives up to that reputation.

Following the new Game of Thrones theme song by Michael Bolton, the folks at Honest Trailers gave some other Emmy nominees their own cheesy theme songs as if the shows existed in the 1990s. This time, it’s Stranger Things getting a new theme song sung by none other than Natasha Bedingfield.

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Tuesday, June 27 Filming Locations for The Papers, Property Brothers at Home, AHS, Jessica Jones & more!

Here’s a look at various filming locations for Tuesday, June 27: Filming in British Columbia TV Series: Riverdale Stars: K.J. Apa Location: Riverview Hospital in Coquitlam (Note: this is private property) Filming in California TV Series: American Horror Story Stars: Billie Lourd Location: on location in Orange TV Series: Ray Donovan Stars: Liev Schreiber Location: SONY Studio, Los Angeles TV Series: Property Brothers at Home Stars: Jonathan and Drew Scott Location: 266 S Irving Blvd, Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) Filming in Florida Movie: Killroy Was Here Director: Kevin Smith Location: Ringling College of Art and Design Filming in Georgia Movie: Avengers: Infinity War Stars: Robert Downey, Jr. Location: Walton St, Atlanta Filming in Illinois Movies: Widows Stars: Liam Neeson Location: 6350 S Calumet Ave, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Red Oaks Stars: Craig Roberts Location:Willow Ridge Country Club in Harrison  Movie: Untitled Steven Spielberg Project (The Papers) Stars: Tom Hanks Location: N Broadway and Hamilton Ave White Plains TV Series: The Sinner Stars: Jessica Biel Location:  Eagle Valley Rd, Sloatsburg Movie: Summertime Directed By: Ed Burns Location: still around Beach 121 St, Queens (Rockaway) TV Series: Shades of Blue Stars: Jennifer Lopez Location: Tiffany St and Oak Point Avenue, Bronx TV..

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Second Trailer for Comedy ‘Home Again’ Starring Reese Witherspoon

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“Let’s just do our best not to cramp each other’s style.” Open Road Films has debuted a full trailer for the comedy Home Again, the feature directorial debut of young filmmaker Hallie Meyers-Shyer. This amusing original Hollywood comedy is about a recently divorced woman who moves back home to Los Angeles with her two young daughters. She decides to take in three aspiring filmmaker boys who share her place with her, and disrupt things in both helpful ways and troubling ways. Reese Witherspoon stars, with Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Candice Bergen, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, P.J. Byrne. There is something about this film that is really annoying to me. The first teaser was good, this trailer not so much. ›››

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Thursday, May 11 Filming Locations for TWD, Proud Mary, Difficult People, Daddy’s Home 2, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Thursday, May 11, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: The Fosters Stars: Maia Mitchel Location: Warner Borthers Studio, Los Angeles  Project: Warner Brothers Untitled Noodle Project Location: 120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles (6:00 AM – 1:00 AM) Movie: Saint Judy Michelle Monaghan Location: 1335 Willow St, Los Angeles (11:00 AM – 5:00 AM) Filming in Florida TV Series: American Crime Story Stars: Darren Criss Location: Ocean Dr, Miami Filming in Georgia TV Series: The Walking Dead Stars: Andrew Lincoln Location: E Solomon St and 4th St, Griffin Credit: Mike Filming in Massachusetts Movie: Daddy’s Home 2 Stars Mark Wahlberg Location: Quincy Hospital in Quincy Movie: Proud Mary Stars: Taraji P. Henson Location: has been filming on Commonwealth Ave at the Public Gardens Filming in New York‏ TV Series: The Tick Stars: Peter Serafinowicz Location:Broadway Stages, Glendale Project: TARI Location: W 175th St and Broadway, NYC  Credit: @kucksuelwhan TV Series: Jessica Jones Stars: Krysten Ritter Location: 45th St and 10th Ave, NYC  Credit: @bboduffy TV Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Stars: Rachel Brosnahan Location: W 19th St and 6th Ave, NYC TV Series: Divorce Stars: Sarah..

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Man returns home to overjoyed mom after biking around the world for 7 years

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Englishman Leigh Timmis set off on a wild adventure seven years ago.

And by wild we mean he was determined to ride his bike for two years around the world. That ambitious timeline quickly fell to the wayside as he realized how daunting the challenge would be to actually traverse the globe.

Timmis’ journey came to an emotional end Saturday when he arrived home in Derby, England, hopped off his bike, and jumped into a sweet embrace with his mom, who he hadn’t seen since 2014. 

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis' adventure finally ends.

Leigh Timmis and his mom embrace after Timmis’ adventure finally ends.

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Tuesday, April 18 Filming Locations for Captive State, Daddy’s Home 2, A Star Is Born, Rough Night & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles TV Series: The Fosters Stars: Maia Mitchell Location: near W 130th, Gardena TV Series: The Last Tycoon Stars: Matt Bomer Location: The Lot in L.A. Movie: A Star Is Born  Stars: Lady Gaga Location: Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA  Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago Med Stars: Torrey DeVitto Location: 368 E Wacker Sub Dr, Chicago  Movie: Captive State Stars: John Goodman Location: 1600 W 19th St, Chicago  Movie: What They Had Stars: Michael Shannon Location: 1428 E 57th St and 1350 E Midway Plaisance, Chicago Filming in Massachusetts Movie: Daddy’s Home 2 Stars: Mark Wahlberg Location: Cameron and Walsh middle schools in  Framingham Filming in New York‏ Project: Mr. Robot Stars: Rami Malek Location: Ainslie St and Graham to Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn Credit: @bboduffyon TV Series: Divorce Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker Location: Madison and E 45th St, NYC  Credit: @Kerem_Elbeyli TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: Coler-Goldwater Hospital, Roosevelt Island TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC TV Series: Jessica Jones Stars:..

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