I saw a documentary about Industrial Light & Magic (I L & M), which thoroughly explained the evolution of digital special effects in movies. As part of the history of computer-generated imaging (CGI) directors and actors commented upon their experience working in movies using CGI for the first time. One of those speaking is Robin […]

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It’s an image unlikely to fade from the public imagination: A beaming Kid Cudi, huddled arm in arm with an equally ecstatic Kanye West during the unveiling of Kanye’s 2016 album The Life of Pablo. For longtime fans of Cudi, whose career has been defined by a kind of tragic unpredictability, it was a moment […]

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Months after Recording Academy president Neil Portnow said women need to “step up” to solve their underrpresentation in the Grammy nominations, he’s stepping down. Billboard reports that Portnow won’t return as president when his contract expires next year. Portnow has been in the position since 2002, and reportedly, a successor will be named by next […]

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For the past several days, Eminem and Nicki Minaj have been toying with all of us. It all started when Minaj replied “Yes” to a fan who asked her on Instagram if she was dating Eminem. Then, the real Slim Shady himself responded to the comment with, “Girl, you know it’s true.” Finally, Minaj replied, […]

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One of the first things I thought about when I heard that Glenn Branca had died from throat cancer at the age of 69 earlier this week, is the sound that the electric guitar makes when feeding back uncontrollably — and about what the person cradling that screaming guitar may be liable to do next. […]

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Avengers: Infinity War is a glorious mess of a blockbuster, but it succeeds on the merits of its well-established characters — how endlessly satisfying it is to see them bump up against one another in unexpected combinations. The movie asks and answers questions we didn’t even know we had: What would happen if Thor hung […]

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OutKast’s Andre 3000 is coming fully clean on his disappearing act. The hip-hop veteran has stepped forward to discuss going ghost multiple times in his epic rap run. In a new interview, Three Stacks said his disinterest in forcing out music has pushed him away from feeling OutKast obligations. “It’s really just an excitement thing, […]

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Unless you have tickets to next weekend’s sold-out Broccoli City Festival in Washington D.C., you’re going to have to wait until next fall to see the hottest act around, Cardi B. According to Pitchfork, the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is canceling all of her remaining performance dates for the spring and summer. Cardi explained on Instagram […]

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Taylor Swift’s Manhattan townhouse got an unannounced, scary visitor on Friday morning when a stalker, identified as 22- year-old Roger Alvarado, successfully gained access to her home with the help of a ladder and proceeded to … smash a window to gain entry, take a nap in her bed, and shower in her bathroom. [Shivers.] […]

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Vanderpump Rules Reiki Breaky Heart Season 6 Episode 19 Editor’s Rating 3 stars Complete Series Coverage Of all the awful things that Jax Taylor has done during his 38 years on this planet, breaking up with Brittany is perhaps the most awful. But maybe it’s the most humane? I don’t know. After a week away […]

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Despite big promotional boosts from NBC’s broadcasts of the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics, the overall audience for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon fell far behind CBS’s still-surging Late Show With Stephen Colbert during the opening months of 2018. Per Nielsen ratings for the year’s first quarter, Colbert averaged 4.02 million DVR-adjusted viewers […]

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You do this every year. You try to get too much done on 4/20 and end up running yourself ragged. This year, forget getting your passport renewed and your teeth cleaned. There’s time for that some other day, like 4/21. This Friday, sit back, relax and enjoy J. Cole’s fifth studio album, which he revealed […]

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No headliner can follow up Beyoncé’s once-in-a-lifetime Coachella performance, but Eminem made a solid effort: The rapper’s set included appearances from Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and more. Dre joined Eminem for “Still D.R.E.,” his Snoop Dogg collab “Nothin’ But a G Thang,” 2Pac’s “California Love,” and “Forgot About Dre.” With neither Beyoncé nor Rihanna available, […]

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