November 30, 2022

Why You Never See Wednesday Addams Blinking in the “Wednesday” Netflix Show

The Netflix show Wednesday is getting a lot of buzz, particularly about its lead actor, Jenna Ortega. She plays the titular role of Wednesday Addams and has totally transformed herself into the iconic, stone-faced character. One feature that fans have picked up on is that Wednesday doesn’t blink—a choice that was intentional by Ortega and director Tim Burton. Burton and Ortega wanted to convey a deadpan look from Wednesday, and her mannerisms helped achieve it.

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November 26, 2022

Musician Duets Herself by Covering the Eerie ‘Danse Macabre’ With an Organ and Flute

We were recently marveled by Lizzo's performance on James Madison's 200-year-old crystal flute, which reminded us of the creative possibilities of this often-overlooked musical instrument. Now, a unique arrangement of the spooky song “Danse Macabre” featuring a flute and an organ is making the rounds online as we greet farewell to the Halloween season. “Danse Macabre” (which means “Dance of Death”)

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November 22, 2022

Pink Performs ‘Hopelessly Devoted to You’ as a Moving Tribute to Olivia Newton-John

Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, star of Grease and Xanadu, sadly passed away last August at the age of 73. After her death, celebrities rushed to pay their respects, praising not only her talent, but also her philanthropic efforts and warm personality. Over the weekend, the latest homage took the form of a powerful performance of one of Newton-John's most famous songs.

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November 20, 2022

Get a Look Behind the Calculated Chaos of Crushed Cars in Films and TV

Destruction has been captured in action films in ways that can seem random and effortless to viewers. Audiences don’t bat an eye when they see trucks rolling on the highway, car roofs concaving, and vehicle hoods bending in half on impact. In reality, though, these “accidents” are carefully calculated and rehearsed feats of practical effects that defy the laws of physics. And often, teams of coordinators only have one shot to get it right.

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