Watch: When Video Games Are Better Than Movies

Sorry, film nerds: Naughty Dog, a video game company, is putting out the most exciting stories on the market.

You may recall that in our 2016 end-of-year trailer rankings, the #1 trailer we selected was not for a movie. It was—gasp!—for a video game. That video game is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Pt. II, and to this day, it is still one of our most-anticipated upcoming releases.

This begs the question: What happens when video games reach the same level of technical acumen as films, while also delivering equivalent emotionally resonant experiences? Or, rather: What happens when playing a video game actually exceeds the cinematic experience?

There are a lot of great games out there, but there is one developer, in the opinion of both myself and Film Radar’s Daniel Netzel, that truly takes the cake. Of course, it’s Naughty Dog.

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Superhero Bits: Silver and Black Rumors, Nebula’s Past Is Much Darker Than We Know & More

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Which summer comic book movie took home the most Teen Choice Awards? What other Marvel Comics characters might be appearing in Silver and Black? Why don’t The Defenders meet in the premiere of the new series? Why did Geoff Johns leave Marvel Comics for DC Comics? What darkness is left unrevealed about Nebula‘s past in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

The cast of Arrow discusses what fans can expect from the sixth season premiere coming to The CW this fall.

Wonder Woman took home some Teen Choice Awards over the weekend, but so did Supergirl and The Flash.

Here’s some concept art from Ryan Meinerding showing the inside of the Spider-Man: Homecoming suit.

There’s a rumor that Chameleon could appear in Silver and Black, as well as Tarantula and Tombstone.

Here’s a quick teaser clip from The Defenders with Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) holding Stick captive.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming has officially pulled in over $ 700 million at the worldwide box office.

The Incredible Hulk is being used to help sell Renault cars down in Brazil in this action-packed commercial.

Joe Morton, who plays Dr. Silas Stone in Justice League, confirms his son, Cyborg, has resentment for him.

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Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls Are More Human Than Human

Blade Runner 2049 Pop Vinyls are more human than human

Funko has revealed their lineup of seven all new Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyl figures, based on Warner Bros. Pictures‘ sci-fi sequel opening on October 6. Officer K (Ryan Gosling), Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), Joi (Ana de Armas), Neander Wallace (Jared Leto), Luv (Sylvia Hoeks) and Sapper (Dave Bautista) all receive the Pop! vinyl treatment in October. You can also get helmeted Sapper as a chase variant with a rarity of 1 in 6. Check out all seven Blade Runner 2049 Pop vinyls in our Funko gallery below, featuring Pop! figures from other recent movies!

RELATED: The New Blade Runner 2049 Trailer is Here!

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

The film also stars Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista, Edward James Olmos and Jared Leto.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049 is based on characters from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” The film produced by Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, and Cynthia Yorkin, and executive produced by Ridley Scott, Tim Gamble, Frank Giustra, Yale Badick, Val Hill, and Bill Carraro.

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New findings reveal humans have been in Australia earlier than we thought

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The Indigenous people of Australia have lived there for a very, very long time, but just how long has been a source of contention.

Now there’s perhaps a more concrete answer. New evidence published in the journal Nature points to humans inhabiting Australia for 65,000 years — much earlier than the 47,000 years estimated by some archaeologists.

It’s the result of more than 10,000 artefacts discovered at the lowest layer of a site called the Madjedbebe rock shelter, which uncovers some of the complex behaviour of the earliest modern humans. Read more…

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Plays More Like ‘Rise’ Than ‘Dawn’ with $56.5M Debut

Fox’s War for the Planet of the Apes delivered a #1 finish this weekend, opening a bit higher than the studio’s conservative expectations, though well below Mojo’s aggressive, pre-weekend forecast. Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming dipped more than 60% in its second weekend and The Big Sick delivered decent numbers in its expansion, though, once again below Mojo’s forecast. In fact, the same goes for the modest expectations for Broad Green’s Wish Upon, as the PG-13 horror fell short of $ 6 m…
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Watch: The 180-Degree Rule Explained in Less than 2 Minutes

This is one of the first and most important fundamentals you learn in film school. Why not learn it from this 2-minute video, tuition free?

If your professor isn’t too tired/frazzled/hungover to just toss a syllabus on your desk and call it good, your first day of film school is most likely going to include a lesson on the 180-degree rule. This filmmaking fundamental is key in keeping the spacial continuity of your film clear and concise, which will in turn keep your audience from being confused about what’s happening on-screen. In this short video from Fandor, you get to learn all the basics of the 180-degree rule, how to follow it, and how to break it for dramatic effect.

The thing about the 180-degree rule is that it’s pretty simple in theory: draw an imaginary line down the center of the action and then only shoot from one side. Bam! Easy! However, in practice it’s a little more difficult than that, because it’s easy for things to get confusing once all of the cameras, tripods, lights, actors, and crew members are buzzing around on set.

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Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon’s Google translated songs are catchier than the originals

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Karaoke nights will never be the same as Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon performed popular songs with a fun twist: the lyrics have been translated from different languages using Google Translator.

The songs prove just how inaccurate Google Translator can be as the chorus from The Weeknd‘s song «Can’t Feel My Face» is translated to «In your presence my front is not felt.» However, as Hathaway and Fallon rock out to these hits, you can’t help but find the translated versions are quite catchy. Read more…

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Very good dog receives the wrong gift and is more grateful than we’ll ever be for anything

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Fact: Good dogs are great dogs. It’s just the way it is. It’s science.

But we think we’ve found the greatest of all the good dogs. A dog so grateful that we wish we could shower it with all the treats and presents and kisses it truly deserves. 

But doesn’t ask for. 

Because it is a very good dog.

Twitter user pae❁ posted these photos of her pup that received a gift that maybe wasn’t exactly the most exciting present. But this very good pup is eternally grateful regardless: 

so my mom accidentally ordered an xs dog bed but he’s still grateful.pic.twitter.com/Lm5rfdIWeL

— pae❁ (@paetonmathes) April 11, 2017 Read more…

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Uber wants to make flying cars cheaper than owning a regular one

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Could flying around in an aircraft one day be cheaper than owning your own car? Uber thinks so.

The ride-sharing giant says it hopes for Uber Elevate, its new «on demand air transportation» system — basically flying cars — to get to the point where it becomes cheaper than car ownership.

Uber Elevate will use vertical take-off and landing aircrafts, or VTOLs, to deliver commuters to their destination much in the same way a regular Uber does. 

Except you know — in the air.

The company is aiming for the service to be real and mainstream in the next ten years. Read more…

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