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November, 2018

Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens put their ‘Lord of the Rings’ knowledge to the test — Know Your Role

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Know Your Role is a card game for only the most dedicated actors — and in this case iconic screenwriters. 

We quizzed Peter Jackson and Philippa Boyens, who cowrote The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film trilogies, as well as the new Mortal Engines film, to see how much they know about the fictional worlds they have brought to life.

Mortal Engines will be hitting cinemas 8th Dec. Read more…

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Photos of collapsed, cracked roads show the power of Alaska’s earthquake

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Photos of the wreckage in Alaska highlight the power of Friday’s destructive earthquake.

Anchorage and its surrounding areas were shaken by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Friday morning. Gov. Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration, closing schools as roads and bridges collapsed and cracked. The Anchorage Water Waste and Utility Department advised residents to boil their water in case of contamination.

Here’s a look at major infrastructure damage shared online in the aftermath:

I just got sent home from work after a massive earthquake in Anchorage, #Alaska : pic.twitter.com/gOXsUrzdGT

— Ryan Hobbs (@RyanHobbsMMA) November 30, 2018 Read more…

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Ariana Grande’s ‘thank you, next’ just broke YouTube

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Ariana Grande has another accomplishment to add to her ever-growing list: breaking YouTube

The pop singer dropped the much anticipated music video for her hit song “thank you, next” on Nov. 30, and in the process managed to overload the online video platform. Well, her devoted and passionate fanbase did, anyway. 

That’s right, according to YouTube, the service was unable to handle the barrage of comments on the video after it went live — prompting someone at YouTube to compare “thank you, next” to another famous internet moment

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