Disney Made an AI Tool That Automatically De-Ages Actors

Disney Made an AI Tool That Automatically De-Ages Actors

Further demonstrating the power of artificial intelligence when it comes to photorealistically altering footage, researchers from Disney have revealed a new aging/de-aging tool that can make an actor look convincingly older or youngerwithout the need for weeks of complex and expensive visual effects work. When watching a blockbuster movie like 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, … Read more

Bob Dylan Amits to Using ‘Autopen’ Device to Sign Books

Bob Dylan Amits to Using 'Autopen' Device to Sign Books

Photo: Fred Tanneau (Getty Images) Americana legend and 10-time Grammy award winner Bob Dylan, who famously couldn’t be bothered to issue a statement after becoming the first musician to win a Nobel prize, issued an exceptionally rare apology this week for using a machine to automatically duplicate his signature. The machine-generated signatures appeared on limited … Read more

James Gunn on Guardians Holiday Special and Future DC Questions

James Gunn on Guardians Holiday Special and Future DC Questions

James Gunn (with Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista) on the set of the Guardians Holiday Special.Image: marvel studios It’s fitting that James Gunn just released a holiday special because he’s currently the bright star at the center of the superhero movie world. Not only did Gunn just release The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special … Read more

The Well of Loneliness: The book that could corrupt a nation

The Well of Loneliness: The book that could corrupt a nation

Suppression would be the making of both the novel and its author’s reputation and yet in the decades since, this supposed Sapphic survival guide has continued to attract plenty of criticism from diverse quarters. In the 1970s, for instance, it became the focus of a backlash from Second Wave feminist critics for its patriarchal worldview. … Read more

WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL-EImage: Courtesy of Disney/Pixar Practically from the moment of its 2008 release, Pixar’s WALL-E was hailed as a classic. Pleasing a wide swath of moviegoers and raising the already high bar set by previous Pixar releases like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, WALL-E earned six Academy Awards and won an Oscar … Read more

Thomas Webb is the artist who wants to reshape the internet

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Webb moved beyond card tricks and started mixing his two passions: technology and magic. He invented mind-fuck tricks that encouraged audiences to question their relationship to social media, big tech and data privacy. Most notably, under the alias Tom London, he wowed the judges with a trick on America’s Got Talent in 2017 (the clip … Read more

Drag Star, Disney Icon, Kids Book Author

Drag Star, Disney Icon, Kids Book Author

Photo: Max Fleury Being a multi-hyphenate performer is something Nina West knows well. Winning Miss Congeniality on Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 11, partnering with Dolly Parton on a kindness campaign, making music for kids, acting opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, becoming the LGBTQ face of Disney’s Pride campaign, and releasing … Read more

11 films to watch this December

11 films to watch this December

11 films to watch this December (Image credit: 20th Century Studios) Including Brendan Fraser’s Oscar-tipped performance in The Whale, James Cameron’s Avatar sequel and “a cross between Die Hard and Miracle On 34th Street” – Nicholas Barber lists this month’s unmissable releases. (Credit: Picturehouse Entertainment) 1 Tori and Lokita Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have always … Read more