CIA plots, celebrity chitchat and disgraced world leaders: in case you missed these fantastic podcasts from 2021.
In case you missed these podcasts from 2020.
Nicolas Cage's History of Swear Words lands in January, and the trailer gives you everything you could possibly want.
Nick Offerman's Parks and Recreation character Ron Swanson has never looked more adorable.
There's one unambiguously good thing you can say about 2020: It's given us some excellent podcasts. Here are our favorites.
It is an American political sitcom TV series created by Michael Schur and Greg Daniels.Along with Paul Scheider played Mark Brendanawicz, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, the role of Tom Haverford played by Aziz Ansari, and Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Jim O’Heir in their respective supporting roles.The signature of the show is a mixture of hilarious and heartwarming moments hard to replicate and hence to make it one of the most iconic friendly television series of all time.The first episode of the series premiered on 19 September 2016 on NBC and ran for four seasons.The story evolves over the period, though the first season follows a woman, Eleanor Shellstrop played by Kristen Bell, welcomed after her death to ‘the Good Place’, a selective heaven-like utopia and designed by afterlife architect, Michael played by Ted Danson.However, Shellstrop thinks that she was sent there by mistake, and she must hide her imperfections and tries to become an ethical person.According to an article by The Cinemaholic, The Good Place has an outrageous place that manages to hook the audiences in a humorous tone.It presented a serialized format, voice-over narration, handheld camera work, historical footage, and archival photos.
2020 has been a great year for podcasts. Here are our favourites...
So far we've heard fantastic podcasts courtesy of the New York Times, Slate, NPR, a couple from Parks and Recreation -- and one from CNET, too.
Rob Hardy’s brilliance in cinematography made the research lab in Alex Garland’s science fiction series a feast for the eyes.To achieve this cinematic brilliance, Rob Hardy had to work in conjunction with the production designer Mark Digby to create this high powered, glittering, and evolving high tech world.Digby not only needed to make an artistic geometrical art out of some prosaic scientific principles, but he also needed to keep in mind the camera requirement of Rob Hardy who then had to instill a sense of cinematic liveliness in the structure.Alex Garland, who also holds the pedigree of directing Alicia Vikander starrer Artificial Intelligence epic Ex-Machina said in an interview with the IndieWire that he does not like to have a written plan for the project.He and Rob Hardy usually first start with actors involved in the project and then they sit down with the cinematographer to plan the shooting day.It took 49 days to shoot Devs almost identical to Ex-Machina which also took 49 days to shoot.Rob Hardy expounded his working process in an interview in which he said that he creates a set piece in which things are “organic.” There is no need to ponder in the middle of the scene or compromise in visual aspects because the camera can be kept anywhere and you would still get a nice shot.The interesting thing about the visual brilliance of the research lab was that the entire light in that bright structure came from the reflection phenomenon of the golden walls.However, getting the precise material required for this phenomenon was crucial, and Mark Digby had to take a lot of time in running some tests, but the final product was staggering and proved to be a crucial plus point in the entire story.Once the set up was done, now it was Hardy’s job to use it according to the requirement of the scene explained to him by the director.One particular example would be an intimate scene between Nick Offerman and Alison Pill in which they see a computer-generated cave painting.
Remember these awesome TV shows from the past year? They could be in the running for Emmy nominations, scheduled to be announced Tuesday.
Remember these awesome TV shows from the past year? They could be in the running for Emmy nominations, scheduled to be announced next week.
Over the past four decades, NBC has gifted its viewers with some of TV’s most iconic shows, such as Cheers, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live and, more recently, The Good Place.Although these shows continue to receive adoration from fans, younger consumers might have only watched these shows on streaming services, such as Netflix or Hulu, meaning they might not associate NBC with great comedy.That’s why independent creative agency Erich & Kallman worked with NBC Entertainment to create a campaign that reminds viewers that these well loved shows first aired on NBC.With the slogan “Comedy starts here,” the campaign also puts its emphasis on the network’s iconic peacock—now brought to life, just in time for the rollout of NBC’s upcoming streaming service, enigmatically named Peacock.The ad packs in numerous celebrities like Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Andy Samberg and even Ted Danson, whose career has been bookended by starring roles on NBC’s Cheers in the 1980s and The Good Place, whose final season begins this week.The stars are seen following the orders from their boss, a blue, squawking, comedic genius peacock.
maskininlärningstekniken deepfake, it has become possible to, in a satirical clip to get a ”Mark Zuckerberg,” to talk about the stealing of user data, or to get a with actor Nick Offerman to play all of the roles in the intro to the tv series Full House.It may seem amusing, but it can also be used in order to create a false kändisporr, or trying to spread misinformation.today, a player in a video or in a voice, in a sound recording in a relatively easy be replaced by another one with the help of deep learning, with a quite creditable performance.as deepfake technology becomes increasingly more sophisticated it is expected that also become more and more difficult to distinguish the fake from the real thing.to prevent this from happening, researchers at the University of Oregon's Institute of Neuroscience, and is now taking the help of the mouse, tells BBC News.how can the mice, and to reveal deepfakes.
Ron Swanson (played by Nick Offerman) made bacon, mustaches, carpentry and Luddites cool on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.But add Swanson to another show, and a certain kind of magic -- or nightmare fuel -- happens.In a video called Full House of Mustaches posted Tuesday, YouTube user DrFakenstein shows us what happens when Swanson gets deepfaked onto the faces of every character in the '90s family-friendly sitcom Full House.Deepfakes are fake videos that convincingly show people appearing to be doing or saying things they never did.In this case, it's grafting Swanson's stern expression onto the faces of Full House cast members.Seeing Swanson's mustached face in place of male characters father Danner Tanner (Bob Saget), Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) and Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) isn't that shocking.
The intro to the classic sitcom "Full House" is known far and wide, but you've never seen it like this.The re-made intro uses so-called " deepfake" video-editing technology to turn every member of the show's cast into Nick Offerman of "Parks & Recreation" fame.If you've ever wondered what Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would look like with bushy mustaches, you can finally see in the video below.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
The world is imperilled, heroes do what they can to save the day, things usually end up working out all right, and we’re on to the next doomsday blockbusterGood Omens knows that you can’t look at a screen without being presented with some version of the apocalypse, and so it foregoes any pretence of bombastic grandeur to instead tell a charming story about the joys of friendship, as well as the everyday fuckups that make the world feel as if it’s coming to an end, when in reality it’s just another day that ends in “y.”The six-episode limited series presumes you’re casually familiar enough with the broad strokes of Christianity to step right into its story about the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant), two of the oldest beings in the universe who unexpectedly became close friends during the millennia they spend together on Earth as emissaries of heaven and hell.There was the whole ideological schism bit, sure, but they’re all celestial and/or infernal beings who report to higher powers that are supremely concerned with making sure that everything goes according to God’s (a disembodied voice played by Frances McDormand) ineffable plan.The point, Good Omens reminds us, is that the Antichrist is scheduled to arrive on Earth at a specific point in time, he’s bringing an apocalyptic war with him, and neither the angels nor the demons want to prevent it.For all of Good Omens’ modern, cleverly-executed technical and visual flair, the series still feels a near one-to-one adaptation of the novel, in large part because of Gaiman’s scripting and Douglas MacKinnon’s directing of the season’s briskly-paced six episodes.
Amazon’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel Good Omens premieres in May, but a new trailer for the six-part series offers a preview of the end of the world as we know it — and it looks better than fine.The limited series is a co-production of Amazon and BBC Studios and stars Masters of Sex actor Michael Sheen and former Doctor Who star David Tennant.Sheen and Tennant play the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, respectively, who team up in order to prevent Armageddon from ruining the lives they’ve grown accustomed to on Earth.Good Omens is penned by Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Sherlock, Doctor Who), with the former serving as showrunner.Along with Sheen and Tennant, the cast of the series is comprised of Jon Hamm as Archangel Gabriel, Anna Maxwell Martin as Beelzebub, Josie Lawrence as the witch Agnes Nutter, and Adria Arjona as Nutter’s modern-day descendant.Additional supporting cast members include Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Richardson, and Nick Offerman.
That said, going into The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, it felt like a long shot that the sequel could do it again.How could writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, this time aided by director Mike Mitchell, once again tell a story that’s surprising, funny, works on multiple levels, is simple enough for kids, but also complex and meaningful for adults?Meaning, in the five years since that movie was released, we’ve seen two other feature-length Lego movies and have become more or less familiar with the animated style and level of witty humour.The revelation of her crudely made Duplos (Lego’s brand for very young kids) invading Finn’s world is where that film ended, and this film starts off.Years have passed and, largely because of the Duplo invasion, the “Everything is Awesome” city of Bricksburg has become the Mad Max/Planet of the Apes influenced Apocalypseburg.Everything is not awesome, especially when an alien ship comes down and kidnaps Emmet’s (Chris Pratt) friends Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett), Benny (Charlie Day), Metalbeard (Nick Offerman), and Unikitty (Alison Brie).
Here’s given below the whole thing you can look forward to seeing in theaters this coming year.Premiere Date: March 8, 2019The full Captain Marvel cast includes: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, with Clark Gregg, and Jude Law.Captain Marvel is finally arrives in March 2019 and it’s going to bring in a brand new technology for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, because it will in the end see a girl headline a Marvel solo movie.Writers: Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Raphael Bob-WaksbergCast: Charlie Day, Channing Tatum, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Pratt, Jonah Hill, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett, Margot Robbie, Stephanie Beatriz
Warner Bros. Pictures is turning Black Friday into Block Friday on YouTube, announcing that for 24 hours Friday, Nov. 23, people viewing the trailer for upcoming sequel film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will be able to enjoy the entire, full-length The Lego Movie free-of-charge.Fans can go to YouTube on Black Friday and then enter the search keyword Brick Friday.Selecting the promoted video for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will give them access to The Lego Movie.The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part opens in theaters across the U.S., in 2D and 3D, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.It was directed by Mike Mitchell, from a screenplay written by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, and the film stars Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Charlie Day, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman and Maya Rudolph.