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    first man

    • Buzz Aldrin waded into the controversy surrounding the new Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man."
    • Conservative outcry built up over the weekend when it was revealed that there was no scene in the movie showing Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, planting an American flag on the moon.
    • On Sunday, Aldrin tweeted two pictures of that moment, along with the hashtags #proudtobeanAmerican #freedom #honor #onenation #Apollo11 #July1969 #roadtoApollo50.

    Buzz Aldrin appears to have weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding the new Neil Armstrong biopic, "First Man."

    The film received backlash over the weekend after it was revealed that there wasn't a scene showing Armstrong, played by Ryan Gosling, planting an American flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.

    Among the critics of the film is Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who called the choice "total lunacy."

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    Aldrin, who was with Armstrong on the mission and was the second man to step on the moon, waded into the debate on Sunday.

    The 88-year-old posted two pictures on Twitter of the moment the flag was planted on the lunar surface, along with this message: "#proudtobeanAmerican #freedom #honor #onenation #Apollo11 #July1969 #roadtoApollo50."

    It's unclear if Aldrin's message was a criticism of the film. Business Insider reached out to Aldrin for comment, but did not immediately receive a response.

    When questioned about the moment's omission from the film at the Venice Film Festival last week, Gosling said Armstrong never really "viewed himself as an American hero."

    "From my interviews with his family and people that knew him, it was quite the opposite. And we wanted the film to reflect Neil," Gosling said.

    Director Damien Chazelle said he did not mean to make a political statement by leaving the flag-planting moment out of the movie, and pointed out that other scenes show the flag on the lunar surface.

    In a statement to the AP, Chazelle said the movie was meant to show exactly what Armstrong was going through emotionally when he set foot on the moon, not to offer a replay of the events most people have already seen.

    "The flag being physically planted into the surface is one of several moments of the Apollo 11 lunar EVA that I chose not to focus upon," Chazelle said. "To address the question of whether this was a political statement, the answer is no. My goal with this movie was to share with audiences the unseen, unknown aspects of America’s mission to the moon — particularly Neil Armstrong’s personal saga and what he may have been thinking and feeling during those famous few hours."

    While many conservative critics tore the movie apart on Twitter, Armstrong's sons, Rick and Mark, defended Chazelle in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter with author James R. Hansen, whose Armstrong biography offered the basis of the script. The three wrote:

    "Although Neil didn’t see himself that way, he was an American hero. He was also an engineer and a pilot, a father and a friend, a man who suffered privately through great tragedies with incredible grace. This is why, though there are numerous shots of the American flag on the moon, the filmmakers chose to focus on Neil looking back at the earth, his walk to Little West Crater, his unique, personal experience of completing this journey, a journey that has seen so many incredible highs and devastating lows. In short, we do not feel this movie is anti-American in the slightest. Quite the opposite."

    "First Man" comes out in theatres on October 12.

    Watch the full trailer for "First Man" below:

    SEE ALSO: Neil Armstrong movie 'First Man' omits the American flag being planted on the moon, and star Ryan Gosling defended the decision

    DON'T MISS: 'La La Land' director's Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man' starring Ryan Gosling got rave reviews after premiere

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    • Netflix announced the release date for Ellen DeGeneres' first stand-up comedy special in 15 years, "Relatable," with a promotional video on Tuesday.
    • The special debuts on Netflix on December 18. 

    Netflix has announced the release date and title for Ellen DeGeneres' first stand-up comedy special in 15 years. 

    The special, titled "Relatable," debuts on the streaming service on December 18. 

    DeGeneres signed a deal with Netflix in May 2017 to produce the special. Deadline reported that her contract was in the range of $20 million, around the same figure that the company reportedly paid to Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock to get them to return to stand-up after extended hiatuses. 

    HBO released DeGeneres' last special, "Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now," in 2003. 

    "Relatable" was filmed at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington, in one of the final stops of a three-city tour DeGeneres went on last month.

    Netflix announced the release of "Relatable" on Tuesday in a tweet that featured a video of DeGeneres fielding fake phone calls from Bono, Reese Witherspoon, and Barack Obama to tell them about her release date.

    Watch the clip below:

    SEE ALSO: Jim Gaffigan on turning down Netflix to make his latest stand-up special 'available to everyone,' and exploring cathartic material about his wife's brain surgery

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    Need something easy and short to watch on Netflix this week?

    Every week, we gather a list of three shows you can watch on Netflix right now. There's shows you can finish in a day, and some you can just get started on. We mix shows that have recently come onto the service (like season two of "Ozark") with some old favorites you might have missed (like "Frasier"). 

    From Netflix's new Buzzfeed short doc series, "Follow This," to the 90s classic sitcom "Frasier," here are three great shows you should watch this week.

    SEE ALSO: The 6 TV shows coming to Netflix in September that are worth watching

    "Follow This" — a Netflix Original

    Seasons: 1

    Episodes: 7

    This "pop doc" series follows Buzzfeed reporters as they explore how the internet has influenced culture across a variety of topics. Each episode is less than twenty minutes, and will inform you on topics like men's rights activists and the opiod crisis. 



    "Ozark" — a Netflix Original

    Seasons: 2

    Episodes: 20

    "Ozark" isn't particularly original  it pretty directly follows the plot of "Breaking Bad," with a vanilla dad getting involved in drug dealing. But it has a pitch-perfect pilot. Its second season, which just debuted on Netflix, contains an exquisite performance from Laura Linney.  



    "Frasier"

    Seasons: 11

    Episodes: 264

    We know there is not enough time to watch all of "Frasier" this week. But give it a few episodes because it's one of those sitcoms that you can still understand if you jump around between seasons. It is a hilarious show that mocks its lovable but pretentious and upper-class characters, and each episode feels like a little play. 



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    the incredibles

    With the release of its 20th film, "Incredibles 2," in June, Pixar continued a streak of box-office domination that began with the release of its first film, "Toy Story," in 1995.

    This week, "Incredibles 2" became the highest-grossing Pixar film at the worldwide box office, surpassing a record set by 2010's "Toy Story 3." 

    Though each Pixar release has made the studio a substantial net profit, not every movie has lived up to the success of some of the company's true blockbusters.

    Referencing Box Office Mojo's and The Numbers' sales and production statistics for each film, we've ranked all 20 Pixar movies so far by their global net profit.

    We subtracted production budgets from worldwide box-office grosses to estimate which Pixar film has been the most financially successful. (This calculation doesn't take inflation or additional costs like marketing into account, so actual, adjusted net profits would vary, and increase for older films.)

    Read on to see which Pixar film came out on top:

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

    20. "The Good Dinosaur" (2015) - $144.7 million

    Global box-office gross: $332.2 million

    Production budget: $187.5 million



    19. "Cars 3" (2017) - $208.9 million

    Global box-office gross: $383.9 million

    Production budget: $175 million



    18. "A Bug's Life" (1998) - $243.2 million

    Global box-office gross: $363.2 million

    Production budget: $120 million



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    jack ryan

    • Critics have been lukewarm on the new Amazon series "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," but audiences are into it. 
    • The series premiered on Amazon Prime last Friday, and it currently has a 72% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

    Amazon's latest series, "Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan," received mixed reviews from TV critics ahead of its premiere, but audiences have greeted it with a warmer reception after its debut last Friday. 

    John Krasinski ("A Quiet Place") stars as Ryan, an anti-terrorist CIA operative, in the first TV series take on a character that originated in a series of novels by Tom Clancy. The character has also appeared in five previous film adaptations, beginning with 1984's "The Hunt for Red October."

    Amazon has described the series as tracking Ryan's efforts in "a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies."

    The show currently has a 72% "fresh" rating among critics on Rotten Tomatoes, but it stands at a 90% audience rating on the site.

    Critics have ranged from positive to negative on the series, with reviewers on both sides of the spectrum calling Krasinski's Ryan a bland character. 

    "Amazon's 'Jack Ryan' succeeds by spinning a suspenseful, big-budget adventure about terrorism around the blandest action hero in the business," NPR's Eric Duggan wrote in a review.

    "It's hardly a good thing when you realize a series could be improved if only the producers edited out the star," Mark A. Perigard wrote for the Boston Herald. 

    But fans of the series have reacted to it more positively than critics. 66% of Amazon users have given it a 5-star rating on the show's Prime page, with the average rating being 4.1 stars. 

    "This isn't the Jack Ryan of the novels, nor the Jack Ryan of the movies. It's a fresh, relevant take on the character set against the backdrop of terrorism in our world today," Amazon user SpyMagician wrote in a 5-star review. "The plot is intricate and the antagonist is extremely well fleshed out. Not at all a cookie cutter movie terrorist, but a character with depth that makes his actions all the more terrifying."

    Watch the series on Amazon Prime.

    SEE ALSO: Amazon's 28 original TV shows, ranked from worst to best

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    • Business Insider is launching a new show on Facebook Watch called "Business Insider Today."
    • It premieres Tuesday, September 4, and will air every weekday at 5 p.m.
    • Watch the trailer below.

    On Tuesday, September 4, Business Insider is launching "Business Insider Today."

    The new daily show breaks down how the biggest business news affects you, and gives viewers the opportunity to learn about the brands they love and the industry trends they should pay attention to.

    Airing every weekday at 5 p.m., the show will be a daily video version of Business Insider produced specifically for Facebook Watch. "BI Today" will include the day's top business news as well as interviews, investigations, features, and a daily markets update.

    "'Business Insider Today' is an exciting next step for what has already been an amazing several years for our video teams," CEO Henry Blodget said. "We continue to see our video audience and engagement set records across all platforms. In July, we set a new high of more than 4 billion views for the month."

    Check back at 5 p.m. for the first full episode.

    Watch the trailer of the new show below:

    Watch all the episodes when they go live on Facebook Watch »

    Join our Facebook group to keep the conversation going »

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    • The Los Angeles county district attorney has declined to prosecute sex crime cases against Kevin Spacey, Anthony Anderson, and Steven Seagal, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
    • In the cases against Spacey and Seagal, which dated back to the early 1990s, the statue of limitations had passed, and Anderson's case was dropped after his accuser declined to be interviewed, authorities said.

    The Los Angeles county district attorney has declined to prosecute sex crime cases against actors Kevin Spacey, Anthony Anderson, and Steven Seagal, according to The Hollywood Reporter

    Authorities said the statute of limitations had passed in the cases it investigated against Spacey and Seagal, while Anderson's case was dropped after his accuser declined to be interviewed by authorities.

    Spacey was fired from the Netflix series "House of Cards" last year after numerous men accused him of sexual misconduct and assault, dating back to the early 1980s. The particular case of alleged sexual assault against Spacey that the LA district attorney announced it dropped on Tuesday took place in 1992, authorities told THR. 

    The case of alleged sexual assault against Seagal took place in 1993, according to court documents obtained by THR, and like Spacey's case, was ruled beyond the statute of limitations.

    The LAPD announced in July that it had opened an investigation into a sexual assault claim made against "Black-ish" actor Anthony Anderson, but authorities said on Tuesday that they dropped the case after his unnamed accuser declined to be interviewed for the report she filed. 

    Anderson's representatives said in July that the actor "unequivocally" disputed the woman's claims of assault. 

    SEE ALSO: All the men who accused Kevin Spacey of sexual misconduct

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    Top Gun

    How important is your job when determining whether someone swipes right or left on Tinder? Extremely, according to former Tinder CEO Sean Rad.

    "I think the thing that has shocked me [in developing Tinder] is that when it comes to establishing an initial impression, there's a very finite set of things we look at to decide whether we want to have a conversation with someone," Rad told Business Insider in 2015. "How you look — and what that says about your personality — common connections, career, education. Ninety percent of it comes down to that."

    And on Tuesday, Tinder released a list of the most "swiped-right" jobs in the US, indicating which careers people look for in a match. The list was compiled based on the occupations of US-based user profiles that have received the highest ratio of right swipes in 2018.

    Interior designers leapfrogged pilots (who were No. 1 on the 2016 list) to take the top spot for men. For women, registered nurses and dentists came in one and two.

    For men, founder/entrepreneur fell from No. 2 on the 2016 list to No. 15 on this year's. Police officer, military, and TV/radio personality dropped off the men's list altogether. For women, we bid farewell to speech-language pathologist, social-media manager, and real-estate agent, which all dropped from the list.

    Model made its first appearance on the men's list but dropped off the women's one.

    Here's the full 2018 list:

    Women:

    1. Registered Nurse
    2. Dentist
    3. Photographer
    4. College / Graduate Student
    5. Pharmacist
    6. Teacher
    7. Flight Attendant
    8. Founder / Entrepreneur
    9. Personal Trainer
    10. Waitress / Bartender
    11. Physical Therapist
    12. Journalist
    13. Makeup Artist
    14. Lawyer
    15. Marketing Manager
       

    Men:

    1. Interior Designer
    2. Pilot
    3. Physician’s Assistant
    4. Lawyer
    5. PR / Communications
    6. Producer
    7. Visual Designer
    8. Model
    9. College / Graduate Student
    10. Engineer
    11. Veterinarian
    12. Teacher
    13. Chiropractor
    14. Firefighter / Paramedic
    15. Founder / Entrepreneur

    And here's the 2016 one for reference:

    Men:

    1. Pilot
    2. Founder/Entrepreneur
    3. Firefighter
    4. Doctor
    5. TV/Radio Personality
    6. Teacher
    7. Engineer
    8. Model
    9. Paramedic
    10. College Student
    11. Lawyer
    12. Personal Trainer
    13. Financial Adviser
    14. Police Officer
    15. Military

    Women:

    1. Physical Therapist
    2. Interior Designer
    3. Founder/Entrepreneur
    4. PR/Communications
    5. Teacher
    6. College Student
    7. Speech-Language Pathologist
    8. Pharmacist
    9. Social-Media Manager
    10. Model
    11. Dental Hygienist
    12. Nurse
    13. Flight Attendant
    14. Personal Trainer
    15. Real-Estate Agent

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    • There's something comforting about poetic, funny, or interesting last words.
    • These quotations give us hope about facing death with dignity or even humor.
    • From an early American patriot to a famous rock star, these individuals all died after uttering some particularly memorable last words.


    We love famous last words.

    There's a reason there are so many books listing memorable deathbed sayings throughout history out there. Perhaps we'd just rather believe well-known figures tend to die saying something clever and profound. It makes death itself a little less scary.

    But, for that reason, final words can be quite tricky. As with any quotes on the internet — and historical quotes, in general — it's hard to sort out what's true and what's phony or exaggerated.

    Here are several poignant, strange, or otherwise memorable last words from throughout history:

    SEE ALSO: 18 people who accomplished incredible things at a shockingly young age

    Jane Austen

    At the age of 41, the celebrated novelist suffered a painful death in 1817 from an unidentified disease — although Addison's or Hodgkin's lymphoma are potential culprits, according to the blog Science-Based Writing. Her final words were recorded by her brother Henry, according to "The New Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes."



    Winston Churchill

    In 1965, the British Prime Minister fell into a coma and died in his London home at the age of 90, according to the Phrase Finder. According to "The Private Lives of Winston Churchill," he was speaking to his son-in-law Christopher Soames, who had offered him some champagne.



    Nathan Hale

    Historians believe the 21-year-old school teacher-turned-spy was paraphrasing a line from the popular 18th century play "Cato" as he stood on the scaffold, according to the book "Cato's Tears and the Making of Anglo-American Emotion." The British hanged Hale after he was captured during a failed 1776 espionage mission in Long Island.



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    Drax

    • Dave Bautista wants a spin-off movie for his "Guardians of the Galaxy" character Drax, even if he doesn't return to the role. 
    • Bautista has been vocal about his displeasure with Disney after it fired director James Gunn from the third "Guardians" movie, and has said that he doesn't want to work for Disney.
    • "I think there's a story to be told there and the fans would love to see that story, even if it's not me portraying Drax," Bautista told MTV International. 

     

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Dave Bautista may not be pleased with Disney, but he's still fond of his character Drax and his backstory.

    Bautista — who has been vocal about his disagreements with Disney over its firing of "Guardians" director James Gunn, and has threatened to quit the role — told MTV International that he'd like to see a Drax spin-off movie, even if it's without him.

    "I really wish they would tell more of the story of Drax's family," Bautista said. "I think it's a beautiful story and I think it's been lost and overlooked a little bit. It's a beautiful and heartbreaking emotional thing to just know where that love for his family and that heartbreak for his family being lost and murdered, where it comes from."

    In "Guardians of the Galaxy," it's revealed that Thanos murdered Drax's entire family and Drax is seeking revenge.

    "I really wish they would touch upon it more and I think the fans would like to see that more, which is why I really pushed and fought for a Drax standalone film," Bautista continued. "I don't think it's ever going to happen, but I really wish they would because I think there's a story to be told there and the fans would love to see that story, even if it's not me portraying Drax."

    It adds to a list of comments in which Bautista implied that he would walk away from the role over Gunn's firing. Disney fired the director from the third "Guardians" film in July after old offensive tweets resurfaced. Now, "Guardians 3," which Gunn had finished the script for, has been put on hold indefinitely, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Most recently, in an interview on "The Jonathan Ross Show," Bautista said, "There’s a bit of an issue. It’s a bittersweet conversation. No — it’s a bitter, bitter conversation, because I’m not really happy with what they’ve [Disney] done with James Gunn."

    He added, "To be honest with you, I don’t know if I want to work for Disney... I’ve been very vocal about the way I feel. I’m not afraid to admit the way I feel."

    Bautista has even said that it's "nauseating" to work for Disney after Gunn's firing, and that "Guardians" without him is "not what I signed up for."

    Bautista will appear as Drax next in the "Avengers: Infinity War" sequel in May, but his future with the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond that appears to be up in the air.

    SEE ALSO: The 13 best movies of the summer, according to critics

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    With the Toronto International Film Festival kicking off on Thursday, believe it or not it’s time for the award season buzz to begin. 

    All the big names in Hollywood are headed up to our neighbors in the north for the next 11 days to kick off the buzz for their films that will hopefully snowball into nominations on Oscar night early next year. 

    The latest projects from the biggest directors in the game like Damien Chazelle (“First Man”) and Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) will be there, while Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will try to prove they can do more than what they are known for (Cooper directs Gaga in “A Star Is Born”).

    Here we’ve highlighted 24 movies playing at the fest that you should check out when they come to a theater near you. 

    SEE ALSO: The 13 best movies of the summer, according to critics

    “22 July” (In Theaters — October 10)

    Director Paul Greengrass, known for his realistic style in depicting true events like "Captain Phillips" and "United 93," focuses on Norway's deadliest terrorist attack, in which 77 people were murdered while attending a youth camp in 2011. The Netflix movie looks at the aftermath of the event.



    “A Star Is Born” (In Theaters — October 5)

    The latest remake of this rags to riches story is the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper and has quickly become an early Oscar front runner thanks to the performance by Lady Gaga. In the story Cooper plays an aging musician who gives a young star (Gaga) her big break.



    “American Dharma” (Release TBD)

    Errol Morris' latest documentary portrait focuses on Steve Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News and White House chief strategist for the first seven months of Donald Trump's presidency. Morris is no stranger to highlighting controversial figures. His 2003 documentary on Robert McNamara, "The Fog of War," earned him an Oscar and he also did a film on former US secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld ("The Unknown Known").



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    Jay Z

    • Jay-Z has an estimated net worth of $900 million.
    • He's earned his fortune through a hip-hop career spanning nearly three decades and has also parlayed his success into several business ventures.
    • They include entertainment labels, a clothing line, alcohol brands, an upscale sports club, and a $600 million streaming service.


    With a net worth of $900 million, Jay-Z is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world.

    The rapper has earned millions from sellout tours and chart-topping albums over the course of his nearly 30-year career.

    But music is far from his only money-making venture. Over the years, Jay-Z has parlayed his success in the hip-hop world into a fortune earned as an entrepreneur. His ventures include entertainment labels, a clothing line, upscale alcohol brands, and the music-streaming service Tidal.

    Read on to see how Jay-Z has earned — and multiplied — his fortune.

    SEE ALSO: Beyoncé is worth $355 million — see how she spends it on lavish mansions, yachting vacations, and a private jet for Jay-Z

    Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, is one of the wealthiest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of $900 million.

    Source: Forbes



    But the rapper came from humble beginnings, growing up poor in the Marcy housing project in Brooklyn, New York City.

    Source: NPR



    "The burden of poverty isn't just that you don't always have the things you need," Jay-Z told NPR in 2010. "It's the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you'd do anything to lift that burden."

    Source: NPR



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    • The true-crime podcast "Serial" has a set a premiere date for its anticipated third season. 
    • The first two episodes of the season will debut on September 20, with subsequent episodes released weekly on Thursdays. 
    • Season three of "Serial" will focus on a year's worth of stories within the Cleveland, Ohio, court system. 

    The hit true-crime podcast "Serial" has announced a premiere date for its anticipated third season. 

    The first two episodes of the season will drop on September 20, with subsequent episodes released weekly on Thursdays. 

    The third season of "Serial" will focus on a year's worth of stories within the Cleveland, Ohio, court system. Its telling of many different stories will differ from the podcast's first and second seasons, which focused on one story over the course of a season. Some of the stories in season three will span two or three episodes, according to Variety

    "We chose Cleveland because they let us record everywhere," host Sarah Koenig said in an audio trailer for the new season. "Courtrooms, back hallways, judges chambers, the prosecutor's office. And then we followed those cases outside the building into neighborhoods, into people's houses, and into prison."

    "Serial's" first season, released in 2014 as a spinoff of NPR's "This American Life," centered on an investigation into the 2000 murder case of Adnan Syed in Baltimore, Maryland. The second season followed the story of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

    The first two seasons of "Serial" have been downloaded more than 340 million times.

    The third season of the podcast is expected to be 10 episodes long but may be subject to change, according to Variety. It will be available for free on podcast apps including Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts, and on the music streaming service Pandora, starting on September 20.

    Listen to the 7-minute trailer for the third season on podcast apps or the "Serial" website.

    SEE ALSO: The 5 most anticipated TV shows returning in September

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    • Netflix revealed a new teaser for the final season of "House of Cards" on Wednesday.
    • Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, is addressing Frank Underwood's grave in the clip.
    • "When they bury me, it won't be in my backyard, and when they pay their respects, they'll have to wait in line," she says.
    • The finale season premieres on Netflix November 2.

     

    A new teaser for the final season of "House of Cards" debuted on Wednesday, and it reveals how the final season will deal with Kevin Spacey's character, Frank Underwood.

    In the clip, Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, is addressing Frank's gravesite before turning to the camera in "House of Cards" fashion. She says, "I'll tell you this though, Francis: When they bury me, it won't be in my backyard, and when they pay their respects, they'll have to wait in line."

    The full teaser is below:

    Netflix fired Spacey from "House of Cards" after multiple men accused him of sexual misconduct last year. The final season, starring Wright and newcomers Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, premieres on Netflix November 2.

    SEE ALSO: New 'House of Cards' cast members Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear take the spotlight in Netflix photos from the final season

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    • Scener is a new Chrome extension that lets you make your own picture-in-picture commentary videos for TV shows and movies on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu.
    • Scener's founders were inspired by services like Twitch and YouTube, and the lack of a communal experience when binge-watching shows on Netflix.
    • Scener plans to expand to different streaming services using Chrome's API.


    If you’ve ever wanted to make your own version of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” — the iconic show that laid an audio track of ruthless ribbing over bad sci-fi movies — there’s a new Chrome extension that makes it easy to do that (and more).

    On Wednesday, an extension called Scener launched on Chrome. Scener lets you create picture-in-picture commentary videos that are synchronized to TV shows and movies on streaming platforms. At launch, the extension works with Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, but the company is looking to add others like HBO Now.

    Prior to launch, Scener cofounders Daniel Strickland and Joe Braidwood shared a demo of the platform with Business Insider, and walked us through its origins. The pair said the idea came from two big sources of inspiration: the success of platforms like gaming-focused Twitch and YouTube in spurring commentary videos, and the disconnect the founders felt from other viewers in the age of Netflix binge-watching. In our on-demand TV universe, we don't really get experiences like the fun Twitter chatter around a major live sporting event, or even an award show, Braidwood said.

    The concept of Scener is easy enough to grasp: You use your webcam to film a PiP track that’s synced to the timeline of the movie or show. There are nifty features like being able to pause the source video but continue recording your video (if you want to get lots of information in before a big scene), and the ability for people to leave text comments that display on a sidebar next to the video (similar to SoundCloud's commenting platform).

    But the main question you probably have is how the Scener team was able to build this without massive copyright infringement. To view any Scener video, you have to be logged into whatever service it was recorded on top of, be it Netflix or Hulu. But once that’s done, Scener’s tech layers on top of the Chrome API. That means that Netflix can’t suddenly pull support one day if it decides to build its own tool like this, the founders said.  

    To help seed the service at launch, Scener worked with 200 creators to have 600 reaction videos ready to go. The founders mentioned Filup Molina, a YouTuber whose New Rockstars channel has over 1.5 million followers, who did videos for Scener where he “unpacks fan theories behind Breaking Bad.” But the Scener videos aren't all about fan theories. They can run the gamut, from people screaming along to horror movies, to comedy, to special-effects experts weighing in on how your favorite scenes were created. Whether they find an audience will be the key.

    In the demo, the interface was slick, but the success of Scener will hinge on whether it can attract creators to actually make videos for it, and whether they can bring fans in. One big question on that front is money. Scener can’t layer advertising on top of a platform like Netflix, but the founders mentioned other monetization avenues like tip jars for creators, and potential marketing contracts with movie and TV studios.

    The founders are also looking to add more features, they said. For instance, they said that they had done prototypes of more than one webcam participating in a commentary video at once, and having the service work on smartphones as well as Chrome.

    If you want to check out the first iteration, and poke around with the discovery tools, head over to the Scener website. You don’t have to create an account to browse.

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    Most of the greatest film directors in history have swung and missed on occasion. 

    Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, and numerous other critically acclaimed directors have directed at least one movie that critics tore apart. 

    For this list, we chose 55 directors who have largely been praised by critics as masters of their craft, and we turned to the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes to find out which of the films they've directed was the most critically panned.

    We excluded a number of great directors who did not have a film in their catalog with a critic score under 70%. (Stanley Kubrick, for instance, is not on this list, as his "worst" film, "Eyes Wide Shut," has a 74% "Fresh" rating on the site.)

    Here are the 55 worst movies made by iconic directors, ordered from the (relative) best to worst, according to their critic scores:

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

    Alejandro G. Iñárritu — "Biutiful" (2010)

    Critic score: 65%

    What critics said: "It's the kind of film that congratulates the viewer on her tolerance for the spectacle of unrelieved misery." — Slate



    Guillermo del Toro — "Blade II" (2002)

    Critic score: 57%

    What critics said: "The only dread it inspires is in the possibility that its director prefers turning human flesh into CGI-enhanced mush over exploring genuinely frightening material." — The Village Voice



    Sergio Leone — "The Colossus of Rhodes" (1961)

    Critic score: 57%

    What critics said: "This ludicrous costume epic complete with hambone acting is interesting to film buffs because it is an early work by the king of the spaghetti Westerns, director Sergio Leone." — TV Guide



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    • TV shows like "Friends," "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," and "Seinfeld" have made a lasting cultural impact.
    • They even added words to the dictionary.
    • Words like "spam," "regifting," and "going commando" have become part of common parlance.

    Television plays an important role in society — it educates, connects with us emotionally, offers cultural commentary, and makes us laugh.

    But TV plays an important linguistic role as well. Language experts play close attention to the ways TV shows influence the way we talk, and some of the most interesting linguistic developments are associated with TV.

    Take the word "spam," for instance. Once just a canned lunch meat, spam now refers to junk email — all because of a 1970 Monty Python sketch.

    There are plenty of other examples too, from shows like "Friends," "Saturday Night Live," "The Simpsons," and "Seinfeld."

    Read on to learn about some of the most enduring words that got their starts on popular TV shows.

    SEE ALSO: A made-up word from a 22-year-old 'Simpsons' episode has finally made it into the dictionary

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    "Not!"

    It's hard to believe that one of the most basic joke constructions got its start on "SNL," but that's exactly the case here.

    The joke debuted in a well-known 1990 "Wayne's World" sketch featuring the cast members Mike Myers and Dana Carvey and the host Tom Hanks. At one point, Myers turned to Hanks and said, "Anyways, Barry, that was really interesting," before looking into the camera and adding, "Not!"

    The joke turned into one of the sketch's many catchphrases and had such staying power that "Not!" was named the American Dialect Society's Word of the Year in 1992.

    In the years before that sketch, the word floated around in the vernacular of UCLA college students according to the Orlando Sentinel. And before that, Steve Martin ad-libbed a similar line in a 1978 "SNL" sketch.

    But we can thank "Wayne's World" for bringing the "Not!" joke into the mainstream — and for inspiring one of the more memorable scenes in "Borat."



    "Spam"

    Canned Spam has been around since the 1930s, but we can thank a 1970 Monty Python sketch for its alternate internet-related definition.

    The sketch is set in a cafe where nearly every menu item contains Spam. The references to the canned lunchmeat increase until all the dialogue is drowned out by a chorus of Vikings singing "Spam!" repeatedly.

    As chatting on the internet became possible in the '80s and '90s, some early netizens flooded online message boards with lyrics to the song, drowning out other conversations, much like the Vikings in the sketch.

    The practice became known as "spamming" the message boards, and by 1990, the definition of "spam" had expanded to any unsolicited online messages sent to a large number of people.



    "Regifting"

    The practice of giving someone a gift you had previously received has been around as long as gifts have been given.

    But calling it "regifting" became popular thanks to a 1995 episode of "Seinfeld" in which a regifted label-maker becomes a topic of concern among the show's characters.

    Merriam-Webster also indicates the episode was the first use of the term, saying it emerged in 1995.



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    Good news, PlayStation 4 owners — there's a gorgeous new game from Sony that's only available on your platform of choice.

    Better yet: It stars your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man!

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    In "Spider-Man," Sony has a gorgeous, charming, thrilling new game. I've been playing the new game for the past week, and have near-universally positive things to say about it. 

    Whether you like "Spider-Man" (the character) or not, there's something for everyone in the new "Spider-Man" game.

    Check it out:

    SEE ALSO: We just got our first real look at 'Cyberpunk 2077' — here are 31 things we learned about the futuristic video game people can't stop buzzing about

    "Spider-Man" is set in a stunning re-creation of New York City's borough of Manhattan.

    The version of Manhattan that "Spider-Man" lives in is almost as beautiful as the real thing. It's not quite as large, or as detailed, but it's got all the familiar landmarks you'd expect to see: Union Square, Central Park, and much more. 

    As a NYC resident, I found it shockingly easy to navigate the Manhattan of "Spider-man" without using the in-game map — while it's not a perfect re-creation of America's best city (I'm admittedly biased), it's a damn good one.

    That it's possible to navigate solely based on my knowledge of the actual Manhattan is incredibly impressive, and a testament to the level of detail in "Spider-Man."



    The biggest difference in Spider-Man's Manhattan is that the police are seemingly incapable of stopping near-constant terrorism.

    In Spider-Man's Manhattan, heavily armed militias are a shockingly normal thing to see. That's largely due to the presence of supervillains like Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk (among others, who I won't spoil here). 

    We're talking about a superhero game here, so it's no huge surprise that the city is rife with bad guys to beat up as Spider-Man. That's the whole game — beating up bad dudes and slingin' webs!

    That said, it's a little disconcerting that the police are so dependent on Spidey.



    It's insanely fun to just swing around Manhattan.

    It's hard to overstate how much fun basic movement is in "Spider-Man." 

    After over 20 hours with the game across the past week, I've yet to tire of high-velocity traversal. If you've seen any of the "Spider-Man" movies, you're already familiar with how swinging around Manhattan works — it's nearly identical in the PS4 game, but you're in control. 

    Spidey can run up buildings, dart forward through the air, and — of course — shoot lengthy lines of web that he can swing from. Manhattan feels like a giant playground that Spider-Man gets to play in.

    Since he's Spider-Man, there's no negative impact from falling hundreds of feet to the ground, or from smashing into a building at full speed while swinging. In every possible instance, Spider-Man turns impediments into opportunities for more fluid movement. 



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    • The first image of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel debuted Wednesday from Entertainment Weekly, along with other photos from the production of her standalone movie.
    • Larson's costume is very reflective of the comics.
    • "Captain Marvel" comes to theaters March 8. 

    Brie Larson is suited up in the first official look at the Oscar-winning "Room" star as Captain Marvel.

    Entertainment Weekly debuted the very comics-accurate (see above) image of Larson on Wednesday as the next big thing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the Avengers' best hope of stopping Thanos.

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    Captain Marvel's debut is highly anticipated given the events of "Avengers: Infinity War." After Thanos wiped out half of humanity, Nick Fury sent an emergency message to Captain Marvel in the film's after-credits scene before disappearing, setting her up as a game-changer in the battle with Thanos.

    But before she joins the remaining Avengers in the "Infinity War" sequel in May, she'll debut in March in her own movie, which is set in the 1990s and features Samuel L. Jackson as Fury and Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson.

    The movie's star-studded cast also includes Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Annette Bening, Gemma Chan, and Lee Pace, who's reprising his "Guardians of the Galaxy" role of Ronan.

    EW released a few more images of the production:

    "She can't help but be herself," Larson told EW of her character, adding: "She can be aggressive, and she can have a temper, and she can be a little invasive and in your face. She's also quick to jump to things, which makes her amazing in battle because she's the first one out there and doesn't always wait for orders. But the [not] waiting for orders is, to some, a character flaw."

    Learn more about the character by reading our explainer on her comic-book history and how she'll play a big role in "Avengers 4."

    "Captain Marvel" comes to theaters March 8.

    SEE ALSO: Dave Bautista wants a 'Guardians of the Galaxy' spin-off movie starring Drax, even if he doesn't return to the role after the James Gunn firing controversy

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    A new wave of films hits theaters every week, but a lot of them aren't worth seeing.

    To help you sort out which movies are must-see material, we turn to the reviews aggregator Metacritic each week to compile this list of the most critically acclaimed films that are currently in theaters on a wide release. 

    On this week's list, Tom Cruise's franchise hit "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" contends with Bo Burnham's directorial debut "Eight Grade" and Spike Lee's satirical true-crime thriller "BlacKkKlansman." 

    Here are the 7 best movies in theaters right now, according to critics:

    SEE ALSO: The 55 worst movies made by iconic directors — from Spielberg to Scorsese

    7. "Searching" — 71%

    Critic score: 71%

    Date released: August 24, 2018

    What critics said: "Impressively, first-time filmmaker and former Google commercials creator Aneesh Chaganty has also made a real movie, the story of a family that morphs into a crime drama that gradually ratchets up the tension as all good thrillers must, one that’s well constructed and acted as well as novel in its storytelling techniques." — The Hollywood Reporter



    6. "Crazy Rich Asians" — 74%

    Critic score: 74%

    Date released: August 15, 2018

    What critics said: "It’s a reinvented romantic comedy, sassy and fun, that doesn’t necessarily rely on obvious tropes and is worth the wait." — Time Out



    5. "Incredibles 2" — 80%

    Critic score: 80%

    Date released: June 15, 2018

    What critics said: "Though it would be unrealistic to expect 'Incredibles 2' to have quite the genre-busting surprise of the original, it is as good as it can be without that shock of the new — delivering comedy, adventure and all too human moments with a generous hand." — Los Angeles Times



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