Hot Docs reviews are finished, Bob’s Game has updated info, and hitting the red carpet tonight.
Now I get caught up on sleep. Sweet, beautiful sleep.
Sinus is acting up, giving me a migraine, and I got some really nasty crap in my eye that just won’t shift.
Who decided to make my brainbox ground zero?
Big news! Steven Yeun (Glenn on The Walking Dead) will play Tony Chu and Felicia Day will play Amelia Mintz in the animated adaptation of CHEW by John Layman and Rob Guillory! Layman has written the script, and both Layman and Guillory are executive-producing.
More at The Hollywood Reporter.
steven yeun as tony chu? awww yeah i’m down.
eh….i don’t care so much about.
i’m just happy to get chew anything
Get to see Brick Mansion tomorrow, and review it for 3 pm. Because of course you don’t hold a prescreener until two days before release and right in the middle of Hot Docs.
Please be good. Please be good.
Damn, it’s in the Lightbox. I always get lost trying to find that.
Demo of Beat It composed using only Michael Jackson’s voice
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Robonaut, installed on the International Space Station to perform chores for astronauts, just got its first pair of real legs.
NASA says that the new seven-jointed legs are designed for climbing in zero gravity and offer a considerable nine-foot leg span. Instead of feet, the legs feature “end effectors” designed to grapple onto handrails and sockets located both inside the space station and, eventually, on the ISS’s exterior. Robonaut’s end effectors have a built-in vision system—almost like a pair of eyes—that are designed to eventually automate each limb’s approaching and grasping.
Oh good, now it has extra limbs to strangle us with.
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