The Directors of ‘Kin’ Talk Science-Fiction and Gun Violence

The Directors of ‘Kin’ Talk Science-Fiction and Gun Violence

What would happen if a teenager stumbled across a weapon more powerful than any gun? In Kin, the first feature by commercial filmmakers Jonathan and Josh Baker, we meet Eli (Myles Truitt), a Detroit high school who stumbles across a futuristic piece of technology while stripping copper wire from abandoned commercial properties. From there, the film follows Eli and his estranged brother on a cross-country road trip as the two try to stay one step ahead of futuristic soldiers and violent arms dealers. To discuss the film’s futuristic imagery — and the…

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Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018

Google and AISense will talk voice at Disrupt SF 2018

Only a few years ago, talking to your phone or computer felt really weird. These days, thanks to Alexa, the Google Assistant and (for its three users) Cortana and Bixby, it’s becoming the norm. At this year’s Disrupt SF 2018, we’ll sit down with AISense founder and CEO Sam Liang and Google’s Cathy Pearl to discuss the past, present and future of voice — both for interacting with computers but also as a way to help us capture and organize information. It’s probably a fair guess that you’ve heard of Google, and…

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Ed Zwick Brings Controversial ‘Trial By Fire’ Exclusively To Telluride In Unusual Distribution Deal Strategy

Ed Zwick Brings Controversial ‘Trial By Fire’ Exclusively To Telluride In Unusual Distribution Deal Strategy

EXCLUSIVE: Among the high-profile awards-hopeful premieres at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, from The Old Man and the Gun to The Front Runner to First Man — all coming here for many reasons, including to get a boost in the Oscar race — one new movie from an Oscar-winning producer-director has something more basic in mind: getting a distributor. That is the case for Ed Zwick and his powerful, humane and important drama Trial By Fire, which stars Jack O’Connell as a…Read full story

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8K TVs are here, and they’re totally pointless

8K TVs are here, and they’re totally pointless

Every now and then, TV manufacturers start a new trend to keep the hype for their products going. If you bought a TV in the last year, a salesman probably told you that some iteration of HDR is a must-have. Your current TV likely supports 3D — and I bet you haven’t used that feature in ages.  The hot new thing at this year’s IFA, Berlin’s trade show which gathers the largest consumer electronics manufacturers, was 8K TVs. I’ve seen those TVs, and I can tell you, they all had…

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‘A Star Is Born’ Shines For Standing-O Crowd At Venice World Premiere

‘A Star Is Born’ Shines For Standing-O Crowd At Venice World Premiere

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper electrified the Sala Grande tonight at the Venice Film Festival world premiere screening of Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born. Despite a lightning-related glitch that stopped the projector midway through, the out of competition unveiling was met with a resounding response by way of an standing ovation that clocked in just a touch under eight minutes. Folks were visibly moved at the emotional story that’s also Cooper’s first time as a director and…Read full story

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