When Ryan Reynolds was first offered the role of Detective Pikachu, Legendary Pictures didn’t just send him the script. The studio also sent him a fully-rendered version of the character paired with his voice. “It was pretty mind-blowing,” Reynolds told io9 late last month in Tokyo. “The motion capture hadn’t been done yet, so my facial expressions weren’t in there,” Reynolds explained. Now that he’s seen the finished motion capture work in the film, Reynolds says he has this “weird Uncanny Valley thing with Pikachu.” Advertisement “I’m seeing my micro facial expressions on Pikachu, which is a very odd and an unsettling thing—which would be exclusive to me as opposed to someone else seeing it,” he told us. “But maybe, someone else is going to feel like that, too. I don’t know. It’s pretty wild.” Reynolds seems like such an obvious choice for something like this. He’s a … [Read more...] about Ryan Reynolds Didn’t Immediately Say ‘Yes’ to
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“You never say never,” was Chris Evans’ response to colleague Scarlett Johansson when she asked if he’d consider returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But his feelings are actually a lot deeper than that. The casual chat was as part of Variety’s Actors on Actors and mostly centered on the two Avengers sharing a lot of love for their characters and their time spent with the other MCU actors over the last ten years. And even though Johansson and Evans’ storylines came to a close with Avengers: Endgame, ScarJo will be picking back up with the Black Widow prequel soon. Evans on the other hand, sounds like he’s just fine retiring his Captain America. Advertisement “It’s not a hard no, but it’s not an eager yes either,” he gave Johansson as another answer. “There’s other things I’m working on right now. And, you know, the worry is you don’t wanna...I think Cap had such a tricky arc to stick … [Read more...] about Chris Evans Says It Would ‘Be a Shame to Sour’ Captain America’s MCU Ending by Bringing Steve Back
As part of a series of special reports that could have come with a co-byline from Quentin Tarantino, Reuters has confirmed that it bought two human heads and part of a spine while investigating “body brokers,” America’s largely unregulated vendors of human parts. According to the news agency, reporter Brian Grow was able to buy the heads and the cervical spine “after just a few email exchanges.” Each head, and the spine cost $300, plus shipping, each. Reuters identified 34 active body brokers in the US, mostly working as for-profit companies. Between 2011 and 2015, Reuters estimates these brokers received at least 50,000 bodies, shipping more than 182,000 parts across the country. Advertisement Depressingly, the human body costs less than one semester of college tuition. Reuters found a cadaver averages about $3,000 to $5,000. Individual parts are less, selling for hundreds of dollars. So what does one do with a head, spine, or, say, 27 shoulders? … [Read more...] about Yes, Reuters Really Did Buy Two Human Heads and a Spine
Late last year, the CEO of Intel sold millions of dollars in company stock, as CEOs often do. The sale appears to have occurred while developers were reportedly rushing to fix a major security flaw affecting Intel processors made in the last decade. According to a report published by the Register yesterday, “a fundamental design flaw in Intel’s processor chips has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to defang the chip-level security bug.” Windows and Linux developers have reportedly been working to address the issue since November. Advertisement As our friends at Gizmodo ES pointed out (via Hacker News), Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich sold roughly $11 million in company stock at the end of November. Counting the employee stock options Krzanich exercised, the CEO unloaded 245,743 shares, leaving him with 250,000 remaining shares—the minimum Krzanich is required to own according to the company’s bylaws, the Motley Fool … [Read more...] about Intel Says CEO Dumping Tons of Stock Last Year ‘Unrelated’ to Big Security Exploit
If you consider that all tangible things have finite lifespans then the mileage on today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe M6 might just give you pause. Let’s see if its price accounts for those miles allowing you to press play. Bear Grylls is a former member of the UK Special Forces best known for two things—his extreme survival TV show, and having drunk his own tepid wee on said show. I don’t know if I’m up to doing that, but I will say that yesterday’s 2010 Toyota Tundra SR5 extreme camper did seem to hold a certain outdoorsy appeal that Bear might appreciate. Advertisement Unfortunately for the seller, that flip-top camper Tundra’s $26,000 price held about as much appeal as a frothy tumbler full of amber effluence. In the end, it couldn’t survive the vote, and fell in a decisive 78 percent Crack Pipe loss. I have mentioned before about my affection for David Cronenberg’s film, The Fly. There’s a scene early in the flick, just … [Read more...] about At $9,500, Is This 200,000-Mile 2007 BMW M6 A Short Term Investment?