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ANKARA Turkey’s Family, Labor and Social Services Ministry has applied to Turkey’s television watchdog to carry out a thorough evaluation of the movie “Cuties,” which has been at the center […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Cyber Security Today – Oscar movie scams, and make sure you update these products

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Movie scams, and make sure you update Windows, WhatsApp and Cisco products Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Friday February 7th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cyber security for ITWorldCanada.com. To hear the podcast click on the arrow below:    On Monday’s podcast I warned […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | A fake movie review show just spawned one of the year’s best comedies

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A parody movie review show has, surprisingly enough, spawned an elaborate fictional universe spanning almost a decade. Now it’s making the jump to feature film, and there’s no sign of it losing steam.

The story of Mister America, the new mockumentary about a long-shot campaign for local office out on video on demand Friday, is a complicated one. It begins in 2011 when comedians Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington launched the spoof podcast On Cinema, episodes of which center around discussions of classic movies. But the amateur critics, fictional characters who share Heidecker and Turkington’s real names, supply the opposite of insightful commentary, generically declaring “it’s a classic!” before quickly wrapping up.

The gag continued as the podcast became a web series called On Cinema at the Cinema, a shabby Siskel and Ebert-type show with Tim and Gregg reviewing new releases. Once again, there’s no expertise to be found. Observations from the fumbling hosts are always either uproariously wrong or worthlessly broad, and nearly every film gets a glowing review. Both projects hilariously poke at the fact that the internet has fostered a culture of amateur creators oblivious to the uselessness of their creation and amateur commentators clueless about the very topics they’re commenting on.

But beyond being a spoof of pointless online content, On Cinema is also an examination of two pathetic, borderline psychopathic characters. Tim, an egotistical blowhard, and Gregg, a pretentious film “expert” who knows little about film, make each other miserable yet have nothing in their lives but this lousy show, meaning their constant on-screen fights and meltdowns always resolve with a return to set the following episode. The longer they continue coming back and failing to improve themselves or On Cinema, the bleaker, and funnier, it gets.

As On Cinema progresses, references to both characters’ dreary off-screen lives develop a deep mythology, and running jokes build a language for fans to use online while maintaining the charade that the show isn’t fiction. Heidecker and Turkington also further storylines with in-character tweets, essentially creating a year-round alternate reality game. Getting into the series requires patience, seeing as episodes don’t have obvious setups and punchlines. But once you start appreciating the dry humor of the hosts’ passive aggression and believably dumb remarks, there’s nothing quite like it.

Over the years, On Cinema has only grown more ambitious with numerous spin-offs, including Decker, a spy series Tim ineptly directs and stars in that subtly advances the larger story in a way that’s legitimately inventive. One edition of On Cinema, for instance, features Tim interviewing Gregg in front of a green screen for reasons that aren’t clear until Tim later that month uses the footage to insert Gregg into an episode of Decker without his permission, prompting yet another gut-busting squabble in a gag that takes weeks to show its true form. The wildest spin-off of all, though, came in 2017 when Tim faced murder charges in On Cinema‘s ninth season, the latest in a nutty sequence of soap opera level plot turns, and Adult Swim actually streamed a five-hour, surprisingly realistic trial.

This helped launch Mister America, the new mockumentary which follows Tim as he runs for district attorney to exact vengeance upon the prosector who charged him. Shot in a mind-boggling three days, it’s quite small in scale, and like On Cinema itself, it’s not so much about traditional setups and punchlines as it is about stewing in delusion and subtle stupidity; scenes often consist of little more than Tim dictating a nonsensical press release between burps or bloviating about Martin Luther King Jr. While unlikely to have much wide appeal, for On Cinema devotees, it’s a riot.

In a testament to how sprawling On Cinema has become, Mister America pulls from jokes that originated not only in the web series but on Decker, the murder trial, and even the comedians’ social media, where the election storyline unfolded last year. Naturally, it’s hard to imagine key scenes registering with newcomers. But when, for instance, Gregg speaks about Sully in an interview, it gets a huge laugh from those who realize the subtext: he’s only doing so to get in a petty dig at Tim as part of an argument they’ve had, primarily on Twitter, dating back years. When Tim watches Mister America and hears everything Gregg said, not to mention sees everything else he instructed the fictional director not to include, he’ll surely freak out on On Cinema, which is currently in the middle of a new season. This kind of slow burn multimedia storytelling is the series at its very best.

Mister America isn’t any sort of a masterpiece, to be sure; it’s limited by its tiny budget and isn’t as effective of a political satire as it could have been, especially seeing as a final monologue attempting to make a broader point feels at odds with the way the story actually played out. But it’s still consistently funny, and as a small piece of the larger project, it delivers.

This is in contrast to Between Two Ferns: The Movie, another spin-off of a web series about a terrible talk show. With that film, it was clear there had been little thought previously paid to the world the sketch occupies or who its central character is outside of the show, and so the struggle to turn it into a 90-minute feature was palpable. That Mister America, in contrast, feels like a natural evolution of everything that’s been cooking since 2011 is a testament to Heidecker and Turkington’s brilliant creation. It sounds strange to say about a silly spoof, but On Cinema has become a genuinely rich comedic world, and even after all this time, its creators are still finding new ways to expand it.

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‘Middle School’ Movie Is Fun for Students, and a Sticky Situation for Principals – Education and the Media – Education Week

The film is the first from the James Patterson book series about a middle school student dealing with school rules that don’t always make sense.

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‘Halloweentown’ Isn’t Just A Classic Disney Movie — It’s A Real Place You Should Visit

Come October, everyone starts squealing about how utterly obsessed they are with Halloween. But we assure you, no one is as dedicated to the spooky holiday as the quaint town of St. Helens, Oregon

The riverside city was used as the backdrop for Disney’s “Halloweentown” ― the iconic 1998 kids flick about a young witch who, with the help of her grandmother, saves a town of ghouls, ghosts and goblins who all live together in harmony.

The people of St. Helens decided that the supernatural town didn’t have to end with the 90s. Now, the townspeople come together every October to transform St.

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At last, a sci-fi movie that accurately captures the horrors of dating

In The Lobster, a bleak comedy set in a future Ireland, the world is being run by what can only be described as an authoritarian dating service. Anyone who is single for more than 45 days is turned into an animal. To help the good citizens of the world remain human, there are terrifying “hotels” where singles go to be reeducated, their arms bound and movements restricted, as they learn why it’s wrong to be alone—and are given the opportunity to meet eligible mates. Read More….

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Kids’ 2016 Spring and Summer Movie Guide

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A third of pirated movie sites spread malicious software, report says

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A third of pirated movie sites spread malicious software, report says

You might want to think twice before you try to watch a pirated copy of of the new Star Wars movie online. Aside from the fact that the film will probably be way better on a big screen with surround sound, a new report finds that many websites set up to distribute pirated movies and TV shows spread malicious malware. Cybersecurity firm RiskIQ probed a sample of 800 piracy websites and found that one in three contain malware that can expose a user to identity theft, financial loss, and hackers taking control of their computer. Internet users who visited piracy sites were 28 times more likely to get malware from so-called torrent sites than from licensed or mainstream media websites. Almost half the time, the malware was delivered by “drive-by downloads,” meaning the malicious software was triggered just by visiting a site — users did not have to click again or actually download a video to get infected. Once hackers gain access into a computer, they can steal bank and credit card data or personal information, which can be sold in an underground market. Another tactic some hackers use is to lock a person out of their computer and demand […]

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A GAMERGATE MOVIE IS COMING. HERE’S THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S LIPS

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A GAMERGATE MOVIE IS COMING. HERE’S THE QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S LIPS

According to this report, rights to the movie have been won by Amy Pascal, a former Sony Pictures executive who “likened movie stars on TV to ‘the new black baby.’” Funny, if injudicious for the head of a major studio. Pascal is perhaps best known for a series of what progressives called “racist” emails that eventually lead to her downfall at Sony, after unknown parties hacked Sony’s servers and suggested it was due to Seth Rogen and James Franco’s North Korean satire The Interview, though that’s now disputed. Pascal is also the woman behind the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters reboot. It remains unclear if the inevitable bankruptcy caused by the movie will affect the production of Quinn’s biopic. Whether it will even get out of development, or into anywhere other than the bargain DVD bin in your local Walmart, is an open question. Like Quinn’s ill-fated Rebel Game Jam, it’s likely to just be vaporware. Still, it’s impressive that Pascal won the bid. I hear five other guys five other studios were also furiously, passionately, vigorously bidding for the biopic. The report says that “several actresses” are interested in playing Zoe Quinn, with Scarlett Johansson said to be “the keenest,” although that could just mean she laughed the least when […]

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Dope’s Rick Famuyiwa is making a hacker movie

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As reported by Deadline, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa will be writing, producing, and directing a movie about hackers. With the world still hyped on Mr. Robot from over the summer and the Sony hack a distant memory, this seems like a pretty good time for a studio to jump on this big “hacking” craze that computer geeks have been talking about for the last 30 or so years. Famuyiwa’s film reportedly revolves around a kid from the projects of New York who “finds a reprieve from his his tumultuous life in the world of the dark web.” Thanks to his hacking skils (or “skillz,” in the hacker parlance), he “makes a name for himself among his peers and the federal authorities.” That last bit is a reference to the fact that this isn’t just any hacker kid, as this hacker kid is actually “the founder of a notorious hacker group.” As we said before, Mr. Robot was pretty popular this summer. Plus, there are only so many stories that can be told about hackers, and The Matrix and War Gameshave already been done. Source: http://www.avclub.com/article/dopes-rick-famuyiwa-making-hacker-movie-226965

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