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Jurassic-Sized Statue of Jeff Goldblum Just Appeared in London

This year is the 25th year anniversary of the movie Jurrasic Park, one of the most beloved films of all time.  NowTV, a telecommunications company from the UK have found a very special way to celebrate this occasion.

The company has commissioned A 25ft statue of a shirtless Jeff Goldblum who seemed to appear out of nowhere in front of Tower Bridge in London.

The statue is situated in Potters Fields and sees the actor lying on his side with his shirt open – reflecting one of the film’s most famous scenes that became a huge internet meme since then.

NowTV also confirmed on their twitter page,  that the statue weighs a staggering 150kg – equivalent to 48,000 teabags.

Goldblum recently reprised the role of the beloved scientist and chaos theory expert in this summer’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — which, unfortunately, does not have any scene that even came close to show us Jeff Goldblum in all of his glory.

Luckily we now have this masterpiece to remind us of this, and maybe it will soon be gone but it will stay on the internet forever.

If you need any reminder of this favorite scene here is the man himself breaking it down to IGN a few months ago:

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This year is the 25th year anniversary of the movie Jurrasic Park, one of the most beloved films of all time.  NowTV, a telecommunications company from the UK have found a very special way to celebrate this occasion.
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Scarlett Johansson Responds to Trans Backlash [Updated]

!!Update!!

Scarlett Johansson announced today that she decided to leave the part. Here is her official statement:

“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project. Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I’ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversation regarding inclusivity in Hollywood continues. According to GLAAD, LGBTQ+ characters dropped 40% in 2017 from the previous year, with no representation of trans characters in any major studio release. While I would have loved the opportunity to bring Dante’s story and transition to life, I understand why many feel he should be portrayed by a transgender person, and I am thankful that this casting debate, albeit controversial, has sparked a larger conversation about diversity and representation in film. I believe that all artists should be considered equally and fairly. My production company, These Pictures, actively pursues projects that both entertain and push boundaries. We look forward to working with every community to bring these most poignant and important stories to audiences worldwide”

GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis issued a separate statement, in response to Johansson’s decision to step down from Rub & Tug (per Variety):

“Scarlett Johansson’s announcement, together with the transgender voices who spoke out about this film, are game changers for the future of transgender images in Hollywood. Hollywood changed how Americans understand gay and lesbian lives, and TV is starting to do the same for transgender people with authentic transgender portrayals being major hits with critics and audiences. The film industry has a real opportunity to do the same.

The original article follows:

As one of the most popular and easily recognized actresses on the planet, Scarlett Johansson is no doubt full of interesting offers. Someone of her talents attracts a certain style of movie, and that has been the case for the longest time. However, part of the criticism that often comes her way is just that: she has taken on so many different kinds of roles.

That might seem an odd critique of an actress. However, it’s the fact that Johansson has taken on so many roles in recent times that would be far more suitable for someone else. Take Ghost in the Shell, for example, much critique was sent her way due to being a poor representation of the character she played.

Part of the new problem, though, is her take on Dante Gill in Rub & Tug. This interesting mob drama is one that should be worth your time looking into, but the fact that Johansson will play a trans male in the movie. Given that she ‘whitewashed’ her character in Ghost in the Shell, this repeat of the same controversy has many people asking: just what roles are left for people who are actually suited to it?

According to April Reign, one of the people behind the #OscarsSoWhite campaign, the problem is this: “Scarlett Johansson received considerable backlash for Ghost in the Shell, when she played a whitewashed Asian character. The movie tanked. Undeterred, she has teamed up WITH THE SAME DIRECTOR to play a trans male character in Rub & Tug.”

Sadly, given the opportunity to speak about why she felt she was the right choice for the role, Johansson done nothing of the sort. Instead, she responded by saying about complaints: “Tell them that they can be directed to Jeffrey Tambor, Jared Leto, and Felicity Huffman’s reps for comment.”

Two strikes and out?

After playing Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell, this latest controversy merely adds another layer to the argument. After being seen to ‘whitewash’ a role made for an Asian, she’s now seen as someone who is going to ‘transface’ another key role. It’s all a very challenging act to balance out: directors want actors and actresses that the whole work knows.

This means often putting stars into roles they should probably have avoided. Appropriation is a very big topic at present, and this is only sure to help fuel the fire even further. Some people, though, hope that the backlash here will help them to further explain to others why they feel so strongly about this particular train of thought: and why they want to do more to help avoid appropriation in such stark terms.

What do you think? Should she have got the role? Could the role have been used to launch the career of a trans artist, instead?

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!!Update!!
Scarlett Johansson announced today that she decided to leave the part. Here is her official statement:
“In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my...

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Wow: Archaeologists Dig Up Great Stuff at the ’69 Woodstock Field

Archaeologists are always on work trying to find something from the past and evaluate its significance today. On a five day excavation, Binghamton University’s Public Archaeology Facility found some astonishing artifacts which include, parts of old aluminum that can pull tabs, bits of broken bottle glass.

However what they were exactly looking for was where The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker cheered the crowds 49 years ago.

The project director Josh Anderson explains, “The overall point of this investigation is to kind of define the stage space…We can use this as a reference point, People can stand on that and look up at the hill and say, ‘Oh, this is where the performers were. Jimi Hendrix stood here and played his guitar at 8:30 in the morning.”

This site, Max Yasgur’s farm which is 80 miles away north from New York City is in the category on historical places on the National Register. The director of The Museum at Bethel Woods, Wade Lawrence says, “This is a significant historic site in American culture, one of the few peaceful events that gets commemorated from the 1960s”. The archaeologists will help make walking routes on the site for concert’s 50th anniversary which is in the year 2019.

The aerial shots already taken are not reliable enough to conclude the exact point where the concert took place. The exact place of the original ’69 stage is underneath a layer of trampled fill. However, the Archaeologists seem to have done their homework already. They have found the spot where wooden “peace fence” was in front of the stage and can match the photos to the specific spot on the field. This wooden piece can help them estimate where the corners of the stage were 49 years back.

The archeologist worked on the site and scraped the dirt. One of the archeologists named Paul Brown says, “It’s some science. It’s some guesswork, you hope that you get lucky.”

The artifacts such as pull tab will help the archaeologist determine the surface level of the concert which was 49 years ago. The report of the site by archeologists will also be added to the museum official records to restore the significance of the place.

People have already started visiting the place and also took pictures and explored the area. One of the people who visited the site, an old Woodstock veteran named Charles Maloney says, “There’s just something about this place that — and I’m not the only one — that draws people here, I mean, this area here could have 200 people. And you can still hear the silence.”

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Watch: Rockettes Mesmerize Audience

There is something oddly pleasing to see a bunch of objects fall down in a domino-like effect. Whether it is actual domino tiles or something like toy soldiers, seeing them fall in perfect succession is almost spine-tingling. Many have attempted to perform such a feat, but only one dance group has managed to practice and perfect the move – the famed Rockettes!

The dance group has become almost synonymous with Christmas and the Nutcracker ballet. But even if you have never actually been to the ballet to watch the 200-year-old classic Christmas performance, the Rockettes will literally enthrall you with their own!

Dressed like toy soldiers, with the recognizable white pants, red shirts and plumed hats, the girls are lined up and facing the prop cannon. Their leader give them the ‘cue’ by blowing towards them and one by one all 36 dancers begin to fall backwards into each other’s arms.

Now mind you that this is no ordinary feat and they don’t just topple down. Instead, like is an agonizingly slow trust fall, the girls fall into each other’s arms, up until a point where about 10 of them are propped on one another. They go as slow as the music allows them and the audience is in a trance!

What really made their collapse on stage so fascinating was that not only did the girls look like actual toy soldiers, but the fall was so realistic, it almost got us fooled, too! Simply brilliant!

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There is something oddly pleasing to see a bunch of objects fall down in a domino-like effect. Whether it is actual domino tiles or something like toy soldiers, seeing them fall in perfect succession is almost spine-tingling. Many have attempted to perform...

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Technology Gone Wild: The Matrix Phone Is Back!

Over the years, as technology has evolved further, new phone styles have become increasingly prominent. From people going nuts for Cloud Strife’ awesome phone from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children to the awesome ‘banana phone’ from the Matrix, these often are turned into reality in a short space of time.

That’s very exciting, and the introduction of the ‘banana phone’ from the hit movie The Matrix was a major hit at the time. Now, though, it’s back!

 

As the Nokia 8810 4G hits the market, fans of The Matrix can now talk like Neo did. But we hope you won’t end up like he did. This new smartphone was a major surprise, with very little detail about it prior to its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona. Showing off its style that’s far removed from the capabilities of a late 90’s mobile device, this is a very impressive addition to the Nokia smartphone list.

The old Nokia 8810 was released back in the day, starring in the film and becoming a bit of a major hit on the market due to that. Now, though, it’s back and more powerful than ever before!

It keeps the old shape and style, but now has a bright yellow version. It will be more than capable of running popular apps like Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps. It’s like a half-way house between an old mobile and a smartphone; while you can use Facebook, you can also play Snake!

Affordable and reliable, it’s got a 25-day standby battery life and would make a fine backup phone. Just don’t expect it to be producing anything too advanced; much like the Matrix, the passing of time has buffed down some of that quality that once was so apparent. It’s not going to be a phone for everyone, but fans of the Matrix will surely appreciate and enjoy the release.

 

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Over the years, as technology has evolved further, new phone styles have become increasingly prominent. From people going nuts for Cloud Strife’ awesome phone from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children to the awesome ‘banana phone’ from the Matrix, these...

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Films You Should See This Week

This week is full of amazing Hollywood movies that you will surely appreciate and enjoy. They are some amazing motion pictures that will impress with their great features, unique visuals and tremendous attention to detail. With that in mind, we created a list to include some of the major films that you need to see this week.

Red Sparrow


Red Sparrow offers a very interesting approach towards spy movies. It’s a thriller and it focuses on women as weapons. The interesting thing here is that the main character is played masterfully by Jennifer Lawrence as she becomes a double agent and tries to overcome the system in order to win her true love.

The movie was created by the same director from the Hunger Games. As a result, he has a lot of experience in working with Jennifer Lawrence. And that works extremely well, to the point where it shows the unique benefits offered by Lawrence’s performance.

She shines in this role, and she actually manages to carry the movie. But the problem is that the overall movie is not as good, as the other characters have uneven performances, and the plot on its own can be quite convoluted. But it may still be worth it if you want a spy movie!

Death Wish

Death Wish is basically a remake of a movie of the same name made in 1974. The interesting thing about that movie is that it was about a Chicago Doctor who tries to be a vigilante when his wife and daughter are attacked by robbers. It’s an interesting movie with lots of action, and the concept feels great despite actually being a remake.

Yet maybe the best thing about the movie is that it’s starring Bruce Willis, which made a great comeback into the action scene, a genre he has been tackling for decades. And he is very good at it, just as always!

Foxtrot

Foxtrot may be just a drama film from Israel, but it has been received quite well all over the globe. It was even on the shortlist for the Oscar nominations this year too. Two parents learn that their child dies in the line of duty, and they try to uncover the truth of his death.

We get to see what their son did during the events and then we move onward to see what the family tried to do and how they tackled the entire process. It’s a very intense movie as it dives into the ongoing and neverending Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It also has many comic moments.

 

So if you want to see some really nice and fun movies, check these out right away. They are very fun and interesting, certainly some of the best out there right now. Plus, they do cater to different genres and everyone has something to watch thanks to them. You should totally give them a try and see if you like and enjoy their experience!

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10 strange secrets about The Big Bang Theory

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley Cuoco along with perfect comic timing, this show is widely watched and loved all over the world.

Every character in this show has a unique ability and they are appreciated in their own way. This show is not only about science and intelligence but it is all about friendship, relationships and love. Everything about this show is amazing and no matter how many times you watch it, you will love it even more.

However, there are some strange facts about this show that the fans would be fascinated to know. Here are the top 10 strange secrets of The Big Bang Theory:


1. Lenny Penny Kenny.
As we all are aware that the name ‘The Big Bang Theory’ is symbolically given to this show with the purpose of not only science but also the fact of something new is being created. Magical as that sounds, this wasn’t the first name chosen by the writers. At first, the show was to be called ‘Lenny Penny Kenny’, featuring three main characters and so of course, the name’s Sheldon and Lennard would never have been introduced and neither would have all the other characters.

2. Mayim Bialik.
In this exceptional show where the writers and directors have tried to make everything look authentic, there is one authentic detail that most fans don’t know. Actress Mayim Bialik is the only actress in the show who is actually a scientist. She is a neuroscientist and got her doctorate degree in 2008. It is so great to have an actual doctor on set!

3. Hidden Injuries.
Another interesting thing about the show is that many of the actors have had many serious injuries but the directors have very smartly handled them. During season 4, Kelley Cuoco broke her leg while horseback riding so the directors made her do all the scenes behind the counter so that fans wouldn’t be disappointed and the shooting wouldn’t stop. Another actor, Mayim Bialik who plays the role of Amy, broke her arm in a car accident but had to hide it throughout the entire season 6.

4. Sheldon and Star Trek.
Now, as a Big Bang theory fan, we all know how crazy Sheldon is about Star Trek and that he has shared multiple references related to the Brand. However, the actor who plays Sheldon, Jim Parsons, has admitted having never watched Star Trek in his entire life. Also, he has never watched any of the other fictional shows that Sheldon loves including Doctor Who.

5. The Theorists.
We all know how unique The Big Bang Theory is. Who would have thought of a comic show about a group of science nerds and their friendship with a completely opposite girl who has the dream of becoming an actress? Seeing how amazing and different this show was, some people actually did try to copy the idea. In 2010, a show was aired with the name of ‘The Theorists’ in Belarus. When the actors of that show discovered that the producers have stolen the idea, they left.

6. Bazinga.
Sheldon’s all-time favorite phrase ‘Bazinga’ became so popular that some scientists actually used it in one of their discoveries. In 2013, a new species of orchid bee was discovered by Brazilian scientists and they decided to name it Euglossa Bazinga after the catchphrase bazinga. How cool is that? The producers thought that Sheldon would be very thrilled to know that an actual scientific discovery was named after his famous catchphrase.

7. Musical abilities.
Some of the people in the show have a remarkable ability to play musical instruments. In one episode, Sheldon plays the Theremin and the actor, Jim Parsons, played it all by himself regardless of the fact that the Theremin is one of the most difficult instruments to play. Other than that, Mayim Bialik actually learned how to play the harp for one of the episodes where Amy has to play it. Also, Johnny Galecki plays an amazing piano, it is not yet shown on the show but we’re still hoping.

8. Penny’s last name.
Isn’t it interesting that sometimes we skip the slightest details of the show we love? Have you ever noticed that the character of Penny has always been a sort of mystery for the fans? Her last name is literally never mentioned in the show and the producers like to keep it that way. Other than that, Penny’s mother was also never mentioned on the show. Kind of a mystery don’t you think? Despite all that, Penny made a way to everyone’s heart and is one of the most adored characters of the show.

9. Lennard’s glasses.
Lennard’s character has always been wonderful, charming and awkward but what lights up his character is his pair of glasses. It may sound stereotypical for a nerd to wear glasses, but with Lennard, it just fits. However, the actor, Johnny Galecki, doesn’t wear glasses. So throughout the show, he has been wearing glasses without any lens in them and the fans never figured it out and quite honestly, Lennard would have looked a little alternative without the glasses.

10. Blind casting.
We all know and agree with the fact that Jim Parsons is one of finest actors on The Big Bang Theory and he is just the perfect guy to play Sheldon. However, when Jim was called upon to audition, he did not know who Chuck Lorre was, he thought he was auditioning for the game show host Chuck Woolery. Nevertheless, Jim Parsons gave an amazing audition and became the best Sheldon anyone could have ever been.

 

Big Bang Theory (BBT) is one of the most popular shows on CBS. BBT grabbed the attention of many viewers when it aired in 2007. With the exceptional writing of Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, amazing performances by actors Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kelley...

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French Bulldog Overcomes His Fears and You Won’t Believe How

Everyone loves dogs for a great reason. The way they express their emotions and fears, as well as love for their owners brings our hearts joy and laughter is something beyond human nature. Not only that, they will always have it in their instincts to protect their own: family, furry friends, and themselves. Now, in contrast, we all fear the famous ocean predator, the shark. So, combine a dog’s need to protect it’s owner, with the energy of a dangerous predator (the shark), and you get one of the most funny situations that you could truly ever imagine. A dog having to face its fears in order to protect its owner, from a plastic shark toy.

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Swayze the French Bulldog already shows her attachment to her family by following them to the bathroom and waiting outside the door anxious to see them come back. So, her owner decided to play a trick on the adorable creature and see how she would respond. She ended up taking a shark toy from the bathtub, and began to flash its teeth at Swayze, so to see how far the poor thing would go, either away or inside to defeat the plastic predator.

The YouTube video description had said the following:

“This is my 3 year old French bulldog, her name is Swayze. She enjoys stalking me outside of the bathroom. While I was cleaning up my sons bath toys, I picked up a shark and she went nuts. I had to grab the camera to capture this fun moment. She’s not usually so jumpy, but bouncy she is! Enjoy.”

Although provocative, this video proved itself to be a viral and adorable one, that most people around the world are sharing it and writing about it. Talk about a funny, cute situation indeed!

Everyone loves dogs for a great reason. The way they express their emotions and fears, as well as love for their owners brings our hearts joy and laughter is something beyond human nature. Not only that, they will always have it in their instincts to...

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Famous Actors Taking The Red-Carpet For The First Time!

Believe it or not, making a Red Carpet appearance isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Especially when you’re at the beginning of your career and don’t know much about how things work in showbiz industry. Most of these celebrities started young, and learned as they went along, evolving into the experts they are. The trends at that time were not particularly flattering, but overall it is interesting to see where they started and where they are now!
Let’s take a look at what some of your favorite celebrities looked like when they hit the Red Carpet for the first time.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Back in the late eighties and early nineties, our beloved Leonardo DiCaprio began what was soon to become a successful acting career. He started out in the hit sitcome “Growing Pains” in 1993, moved onto “The Basketball Diaries”, and later on played in “Romeo and Juliet”. His main starton the carpet was, of course, in his earliest role on “Parenthood” in 1990. Our most favorite version of Leo was his role in “Titanic.” Although Leonardo has aged into the gorgeous man he is, don’t you just want to squeeze that cute little face in his debut on the carpet? I know I do!

Believe it or not, making a Red Carpet appearance isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not at all. Especially when you’re at the beginning of your career and don’t know much about how things work in showbiz industry. Most of these celebrities started...

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Little Boy Steals the Spotlight At A Hockey Game

When we were children attending sports games with our families, we always saw the jumbo tron and wanted to gain our two seconds of fame. Some of us succeeded, while others had their hearts broken every single time. Two year old Mason had been fortunate enough to not only succeed in getting his seconds of fame, but also winning the crowd over as he showed his dedication to being a fan of the Detroit Red Wings game. Through being adorable, he was able to become a trending sensation, making the entire stadium cheer hard for him as he continued to smile on the big screen, embracing his fame.

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All Mason had to do was smile and look pretty damn adorable to earn applause from the crowd around the giant stadium. His smile was capturing, and the cheers he recieved were the expectation of what a two year old would look like had he or she gotten the opportunity to be on the jumbo tron. Even more so, Mason was such a star that he had won the title of honorary member for the Detroit Red Wings, something that was a first for him and his adorable little face.

As other viewers obtain screentime, the entire crowd can be heard booing at the loss of Mason’s presence. Not only does this show how much everyone adores children, but this is more of a sign that if a child smiles on the big screen and cheers like a little puppy, the whole audience will go absolutely crazy over him, and the rest of the story will be history. It is quite clear that Mason will read these articles one day in the future, and look back in pride at how precious of a child he truly was and is.

When we were children attending sports games with our families, we always saw the jumbo tron and wanted to gain our two seconds of fame. Some of us succeeded, while others had their hearts broken every single time. Two year old Mason had been fortunate enough...