I’m kind of torn on Robert Zemeckis’ “performance capture” techniques – if you’re not familiar, it’s the process of filming real actors, digitizing them, and then creating CGI animation around their movements to make some unholy mash-up. At its best, it gave us the larger-than-life Beowulf. At its worst, it created the eye-searing death nightmare of The Polar Express. So I have to cop to a little unease at the weekend’s announcement (from Disney’s Twitter feed, of all places) that he’ll be helming a 3-D remake of the classic Beatles psychedelic animated classic Yellow Submarine. I just – I dunno, the 1968 animated version is awesome. It’s tripped-out and looks amazing and, oh yeah, half of the main characters are dead now. How do you do “performance capture” on John Lennon’s corpse. And why would you want to? Oh, wait – because The Beatles are big money right now. Am I just a Blue Meanie?
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See photos of Daron Dylon Wint, suspected in the brutal murders of Savvas, Amy & Philip Savopoulos & their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, in a Washington, DC home.
Tyler Carlisle was killed after an attempted murder suicide where he stabbed Alexander Michaud at their apartment close to Yale.
Prior to becoming the first American woman in space, a journalist asked Sally Ride if she worried that her mission may hurt her reproductive organs.
DNA left behind on pizza crust led Washington, DC police to suspect Daron Dylon Wint in the killings of Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos and Vera Figueroa. Wint was taken into custody Thursday night.
Steph Curry's mom nearly broke Twitter when she was shown on TV multiple times during the Golden State Warriors win over the Houston Rockets.
The Islamic State has purportedly released a photo series showing the handgun execution of an alleged "CIA spy" who was trained in Turkey and a member of the PKK.
Bringing the war against the Islamic State to a new level, Iran held the first "Daesh Cartoon & Caricature Contest." See some of the winning entries here.
A new photo series purportedly released by the Islamic State shows the punishment for what happens when someone is caught drinking alcohol: public flogging.
The Islamic State has purportedly released a photo series of a young man who allegedly murdered his uncle being shot execution-style for his "crime."
A new video purportedly released by the Islamic State states their plans for the recently captured Palmyra, Syria, an ancient Roman city and UNESCO world heritage site.
Jeffrey Webb, the president of CONCACAF, is one of more than 10 high-ranking FIFA officials indicted on corruption charges in the United States.