From the black and white “Metropolis” from the mind of Fritz Lang, to the scary “B Movies” of the 1950s, and even the more modern films that transport us Back to the Future, we have witnesses the fictional world taken over by robots. The dystopian novel by George Orwell painted a bleak version of the then future, now past world when 1984 was published in 1949. Our gadgets, home electronics, cooking tools, automatic lighting control, central heating, cars – we could go on – are all signs of how technology has made our lives easier, but at what cost? Perhaps the price we will pay for these conveniences is life itself, from human evolution to human extinction, as the fiction that entertained us mixes with our hyper-convenience times and it becomes a reality that robots do take over the world. It might seem a little farfetched, as it was when we saw life in the movies, but as you sit and read this article, perhaps drinking a cup of coffee made by a … [Read more...] about Humans at Risk of Extinction
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JIM Carrey is known by film fans around the world for his wacky characters and colourful life. Here's all you need to know about the man behind The Mask. Who is Jim Carrey? Born James Eugene Carrey on January 17, 1962, Jim, 56, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, musician, producer and painter. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances in his movies and TV shows. Jim first gained recognition in 1990 in the US after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy TV series In Living Color. He then made the leap to movies when he landed the lead role in the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Carey quickly became one of Hollywood's biggest stars with a string of hits including The Mask, Dumb and Dumber and Batman Forever. He was even paid a whopping $20m for appearing in dark comedy The Cable Guy in 1996. The actor then ventured into more serious roles in critically acclaimed dramas such as The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind … [Read more...] about Who is Jim Carrey, what’s his role in the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie, and how many times has he been married?
Bond is back! With yesterday’s official announcement of a new cast — a month after filming actually started — the secretive producers of the great British spy franchise have lifted the veil, just a little, on what’s next for 007. Bond 25, as it is known for now, will come out in April next year and Daniel Craig, 51, will play James Bond for a fifth and final time. In doing so, he will become the longest-serving Bond, as well as the best-paid one. Opposite him will be Egyptian-American Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, who is to play his would-be nemesis. James Bond actor Daniel Craig, 51, was joined by (L-R) returning cast member Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swann), and new Bond Girl Ana de Armas, Naomie Harris (Eve Moneypenny) and second new Bond Girl Lashana Lynch for the reveal Lea, Daniel, Ana, Naomie and Lashana joined Michael G Wilson, Cary Fukunaga and Barbara Broccoli are pictured together at a photocall yesterday … [Read more...] about ALISON BOSHOFF on the launch of the 25th Bond film
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of the acclaimed BBC comedy Fleabag and also the writer of Killing Eve, has been officially confirmed as one of the scribes of the latest James Bond film. It was reported that she had flown to New York earlier this year to meet 007 star Daniel Craig before agreeing to work on the script for the 25th movie in the spy franchise. And on Thursday, at a press event announcing details of the next film, it was revealed that the screenplay will be penned by Waller-Bridge, 33, as well as Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns with [the film's director] Cary Joji Fukunaga also contributing. It's official: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of the acclaimed BBC comedy Fleabag and also the writer of Killing Eve, has been officially confirmed as one of the scribes of the latest James Bond film A source previously said: ‘Phoebe is the hottest young writer in the UK and Hollywood at the moment. Everyone wants her. She’s a … [Read more...] about Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge CONFIRMED as co-writer of Bond 25
Star Wars and Game of Thrones have given Ireland an unprecedented stint in the TV and movie spotlight... but they're just the opening reel. Movies and TV shows are a huge driver of travel - inspiring up to 35pc of visitors in their choice of destination, according to Tourism Ireland. It helps then, that Ireland has such a rich repository of locations to offer and visit - from classics like The Quiet Man and Ryan's Daughter to more modern hits like Derry Girls, Line of Duty and, erm... Leap Year. Here's our pick of the best TV and movie locations in Ireland that you can actually visit... let us know what you think! 1. Skellig Michael (Star Wars) Where: The Skelligs, Co Kerry Where else? Skellig Michael was already iconic. When the Millennium Falcon swooped in over the Atlantic on its way to Ahch-To in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), however, we knew Ireland was in for some dazzling big screen exposure. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) amped it up another level, with long scenes … [Read more...] about Top 25 movie and TV locations in Ireland: From Star Wars to Game of Thrones