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Google Maps Will Now “Vibe Check” Your Destination For You

Google Maps hopes you’ll use it to get a vibe for where you’re going. Image: Google While Amazon held its massive device showcase today, Google announced several new search features, including security updates. You can read about how Google will help you take sensitive information off its search engine here. But if you’re curious about …

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Taika Waititi’s Time Bandits Casts Lisa Kudrow, Charlyne Yi

Image: Lisa Maree Williams/Stringer (Getty Images) Four years ago, Taika Waititi was announced as the director for the Apple+ TV adaptation of Terry Gilliam’s 1981 out-of-this-world sci-fi comedy Time BanditsNow, almost the entire cast has been revealed, and it’s a doozy, led by Lisa Kudrow as Penelope and Kal-El Tuck as main character Kevin, a …

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Destroy the Gatekeepers of Art, Free The People’s Joker!

Covered… by COPYRIGHT LAW!!Image: DC Comics/Marshall Rogers A new Joker film had its first—and probably last—showing earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival. The People’s Joker, described as “a queer coming-of-age story complete with a copyright-defying array of villains and heroes,” was screened once and only once. Future screenings of the film have …

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What Happens When China Makes a Popular Movie Disappear?

A screenshot from the movie Return to Dustwhich has been pulled from streaming in China but is still available through pirated YouTube copies.Screenshot: YouTube Return to Dust, a movie that had been generating buzz in China as a sleeper hit, was unceremoniously pulled from streaming services in the country yesterday, according to multiple reports on …

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Artist Claims US Copyright for Graphic Novel Using AI Art

This image was downloadable off Shutterstock and labeled as AI-generated. The platform has struggled to come up with a comprehensive policy for AI-generated images on their site.Image: teh_z1b (Shutterstock) Whether you think they’re legitimate artistic creations or artistically derivative and plagiaristic, AI-generated images exist in a strange legal limbo that no governmental body has yet …

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Kevin Williamson’s Latest Is Pandemic Scream

Bethlehem Million and Gideon Adlon in Sick.Image: Miramax With properties like ScreamDawson’s Creek, and The Vampire Diaries, writer Kevin Williamson has always been able to tap into a collective understanding. But a passion for movies or teen angst has nothing on the fear of covid-19, and that’s what Williamson deals with Sicka new film from …

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Ryan Coogler on Making Wakanda Forever Post-Boseman Death

Image: Marvel Studios As the weeks until Black Panther: Wakanda Forever grow shorter, the biggest question is what kind of film we’re getting in the wake of Chadwick Boseman’s passing. On a meta level, we know that it’ll be about the film’s characters reacting and coming to terms with the loss of their king, similar …

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