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Bleeding Edge TV 605: Francois et Mimi Hydrolix Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

In this episode of Budget Tech Buys, I give you a look at the fantastic Francois et Mimi Hydrolix #Waterproof #Bluetooth speaker! Let's see how it holds up to playing music from the iPhone 7 Plus, being submerged in water for a waterproof test, and more!

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Terry Gilliam: Avatar’s Success Hurts Other Filmmakers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celeb News, Filmmaking,

Terry Gilliam

has blasted Avatar for limiting the opportunities of less successful filmmakers.

The The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus director said James Cameron’s epic 3-D blockbuster - now the biggest grossing film in history - cost so much to make, it meant many other projects missed out on funding.

“There are so many small, beautiful filmmakers and actors and directors with so much potential that just can’t get a look in because the studios are pumping all their money into these huge projects,” Gilliam claimed. “There are such incredible lower-budget films that are magical, but we’ve got our work cut out with things like coming out. How are these young talents supposed to get a look in without the budget? That’s the sad thing, because they are just as good.”

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Justin Timberlake Indirectly Funds British Horror Film

Colin movie posterJustin Timberlake helped fund Colin, an ultra-low budget British horror movie, without even knowing it!

Marc Price, who claims that he made his debut film for just $70, said he never bought any make-up for the zombies and instead relied on what his makeup artist friends could donate from jobs where they hadn’t used everything up.

“The girl who was our head of makeup was cool because she was doing a lot of pop promos at the time—she didn’t need much liquid latex for Justin Timberlake so she was able to leave quite a lot with us.”

Marc also said his team had a few run-ins with the general public when they were filming some of the film’s gorier scenes: “The most crazy was when we had a scene with a guy having his face ripped off. I had the video camera in one hand and I was ripping off the face with the other hand, then all of a sudden this woman peered over, and said, ‘excuse me…’—she ignored the camera and ignored the fact I was ripping his face off, she thought it was real—and she said ‘excuse me are you ok? Do you want any help?’”

Colin is due in theaters on October 23 and is available on DVD on October 26.


Small Budget Won’t Get in Whedon’s Way

Joss is back with a vengeance, apparently Folks over at Dollhouse are already two weeks into plotting its next season, and creator Joss Whedon could care less about the major budget cut this time around.

“I just wanted to die of tiredness. About two hours after starting to talk to the writers about story, I was back with such a vengeance, and so energized and so pumped because we really understand the show now. We understand what works, and what didn’t work so well or what we weren’t so thrilled about. We don’t have the onus of trying to be a big hit sitting on our shoulders. We can just be ourselves. And so the stories we’re breaking are pure, and exciting, and everybody’s on-board in the room, and it’s never flowed better.”

Yoohoo—do you hear that, Fox?

“Really, just every meeting is like, ‘What’s the most fun we can have with this actor?’ about the whole cast. All I can say—‘cause I’m gonna be Mr. Un-Spoiler—is that we’re having a crazy amount of fun, and usually, that tends to translate onto the screen,” he tells EW.

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Miley Cyrus hooks up with Max Azria to launch budget clothing line

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Miley Cyrus max Azaria is launching a cut-price clothing line. The Hannah Montana star has teamed with Herve Leger designer Max Azria for the fashion range, which will be sold exclusively in US chain store Wal-Mart. Speaking about ‘Miley Cyrus and Max Azria’ - which includes graphic print t-shirts, tops, trousers and accessories - the singer-and-actress wrote on her Twitter page: “It’s soooo cute Very rocker and hey who doesn’t want a great deal!!! i love u guys! I’m so exited to share this wit u. (sic)”

The range, all priced under $20, will hit stores in August Miley promises there will be another collection to follow it. The 16-year-old actress told MTV:  “I love creating looks that are all about personal expression and individuality. Working with Max Azria has been an amazing experience, and I’m really excited about launching this line with Wal-Mart. There’s even more to come!” Miley’s close friend singer also has a fashion line which is stocked in Wal-Mart.


Two Heroes Producers Shown the Door

Heroes

Operation “Stop the Bleeding” has just been put into effect at NBC.

After weeks of disappointing ratings, the network has chosen to make some changes on the set. Late this weekend, the show’s co-executive producers were given the boot.

According to Variety, Jesse Alexander and Jeph Loeb’s firings were a result of bad numbers all around. In addition to the show’s disappointing Monday results, production continuously exceeds the $4 million weekly budget.

This news comes on the heels of other programming decisions recently made by the Peacock network. Just last week, NBC altered its Wednesday and Friday lineups.

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Rogue Pictures Seeking Strangers Sequel

Studio heads try to get Liv Tyler for Strangers sequel

Having domestically grossed $54 with a modest $9 million budget, The Strangers was a tremendous hit for Rogue Pictures. Of course, we all unfortunately know what follows any amount of success in Hollywood these days: sequels.

Hoping that they have a new horror franchise on their hands, producers over at the Universal Pictures subsidary have their greedy hearts set on Liv Tyler‘s return, as well as the rest of the original villains (just admit how much you loved seeing Gemma Ward as the creepy psycho girl).

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How Much is Shia LaBeouf’s Absence Worth?

Shia LaBeouf in Transformers

Even though it appears Shia LaBeouf will no longer be blamed for his accident on Sunday, the actor’s collision will still have a costly effect on Transformer 2‘s production.

According to his rep’s last statement, the 22-year-old’s recuperating hand could keep him from the set for weeks. One Hollywood insider says this delay could mean a $200,000 blow to the studio…per day.

How much LaBeouf’s PR spin will cost him is unknown.

(You can find updates to this story here.)

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JVC Everio GZ-MS100 Camcorder

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Internet, Software, USB,

JVC GZ-MS100Last year we introduced you to the JVC Everio GZ-HD7 Camcorder, now say hello to JVC’s entry into the Flipvideo category. The GZ-MS100 is their first SD-based standard budget cam with one-button upload to YouTube via included Cyberlink software. It can support MPEGs, 2 channel Dolby Digital and JPEG stills. The horizontal device has a Konica Minolta Lens, a 35X optical zoom, Laser Touch Operation,  and a 680,000K CMOS sensor. Due out in June, the GZ-MS100 carries a MSRP of $349.00.

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