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Two people have been arrested for leaking ‘The Expendables 3’

Two men have been arrested in connection with the leak of The Expendables 3 this past July. A DVD-quality version of the entire film found its way onto torrent sites three weeks before Expendables 3 premiered in US theaters. In the days and weeks that followed, that file was downloaded over 2 million times. Lionsgate has directly blamed the widespread Expendables 3 leak for the movie’s lackluster showing at the summer box office. In August, the studio filed a lawsuit against 10 anonymous individuals responsible for the leak. But they’re anonymous no longer; now it seems authorities have rounded up the perpetrators.

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Warner Bros. is turning Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ into a four-part epic

The Stand is one of Stephen King’s best regarded works, and it’s only natural that Hollywood should want to adapt it for the screen. Now, though, it looks like the book is getting the Hobbit treatment. In an interview with Kevin Smith last week, director Josh Boone said that he plans on adapting the book in four parts, describing his vision as “highest level you can do it at, with a cast that’s going to blow people’s minds.”

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Watch Pippin sing the final song in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy

When the credits roll on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month, Peter Jackson’s wonderful 15-year journey through Middle Earth will be complete. It will be a bittersweet moment, and it looks like Jackson’s queued up the right music to send off the two trilogies. Billy Boyd — who played smooth-singing Pippin in the original trilogy — will lend his musical talents to the credits sequence, and you can hear the final song right now. Warner Bros. has released the music video for the song, fittingly-titled “The Final Goodbye,” and it’s a stirring trip down memory lane for fans of the films. Give it a watch above, and try to hold back the tears.

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Watch Google’s robot perform that scene from ‘The Karate Kid’

When everyone was wondering what Google had in mind for all its new robotics companies, “teaching robots martial arts” was probably one of the more paranoid guesses. But here we are with a new video from Boston Dynamics, somehow both whimsical and unsettling, in which their robot Atlas balances on one leg atop a stack of cinderblocks, re-enacting that scene from The Karate Kid.

Watch it for yourself, but note, not only is it the stuff of nightmares, it’s accompanied by a shrill alarm, so you should mute your computer first.

Boston Dynamics, which used to be funded by DARPA before getting bought by Google a year ago, also makes the animal-like robots BigDog and Cheetah. Atlas debuted in 2013 and Boston has released several videos of the…

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Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris: A Franco-Japanese husband and wife team bring modern Gallic cuisine to the city center

Kokoro Restaurant & Salon de Thé, Paris


by Ananda Pellerin Don’t let the bright yellow sign fool you, Kokoro Restaurant is a sea of calm in Paris’ 5th arrondissement. Beered-up students from the Sorbonne spill out onto the pavement only a block away…

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The flying aircraft carrier from ‘The Avengers’ is real, sort of

We might be decades from a full-sized version capable of transporting billion-dollar jet planes, but Flite Test’s Heli Carrier should still delight fans of The Avengers. The remote-controlled carrier is made out of about $ 1,000 worth of components, including a modified quadcopter. In its latest podcast, Flite Test noted that the $ 130 motors used in the project were lukewarm after a run, even after taking to the air with a 15 lbs load. A recently posted video provides a tantalizing glimpse of the device in flight with a small drone taking off from its makeshift runway. Full details about the Heli Carrier will manifest sometime soon.

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Online premiere: ‘The Workshop’ goes behind the scenes at Mother London

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This half-hour creative film, produced in association with University of the Arts and Mother London, was launched on Halloween at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, and we have the online premiere right here on Creative Bloq – but first its creator Paul Wyatt introduces the film.




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Richard Branson says ‘the dream lives on’ after Virgin Galactic crash

Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson told the media this morning in the Mojave Desert that he will continue to fight for his dream of commercial space travel, despite yesterday’s fatal tragedy that destroyed the SpaceShipTwo during a test flight. “We will make absolutely certain that the dream lives on,” Branson said, adding that “we owe it to our test pilots to find out exactly what went wrong.”

After some delays, the company had planned to launch its first space tourism flights sometime next year at a cost of $ 250,000 per seat, but yesterday’s accident has shuffled those plans. Branson did not clarify the nature of the “inflight anomaly” that led to the crash, but the accident killed one of the two test pilots. He has been…

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Adobe charges up to £100 extra for using ‘the wrong browser’

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Read this very carefully, because it could end up saving you a lot of money. If you’re planning to sign up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription plan, you run the danger of using the ‘wrong’ browser. Because we just checked on a Chrome browser on a Mac and it came out as £45.99 per month. Yet when we went to the same site through Firefox or Safari, it cost £37.99 per month. 




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IKEA captures shopping horror with halloween tribute to ‘The Shining’

IKEAs are terrifying. The thought of spending a weekend inside the Swedish furniture giant is the stuff of nightmares for many. IKEA Singapore takes the idea one step further by incorporating the famous Big Wheel scene from The Shining. Watch as an adorable kid wheels slowly through a dimly lit labyrinth of sofas and high-end tables, even as lights flicker and skeletons sup in designer kitchens. Gasp at the excellent camera work, and make sure to watch the clip all the way to the end. It’s not quite as slyly creative as HORRORSTÖR, but the finale is adorable enough to justify the extra time.

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