There was cheers and tears inside the White Rock Theatre this afternoon (Monday, December 24) as a couple got engaged on stage during the pantomime. Clifton Hollister, from the theatre’s senior tech crew, called his girlfriend of seven years – Victoria Harding – up on stage to ask her the very important question during a showing of Jack and the Beanstalk. He had been called on stage himself after one of the cast said their microphone wasn't working properly - only to then turn around and say it was in fact Clifton who needed the microphone. After summoning his long-term girlfriend to the stage, Clifton said: "We've been together for seven years and you specifically asked me not to put you on stage at panto and never do anything public, so I'm really sorry, but I have a really important question I need to ask you."He then got down on one knee in front of an excited audience to pop the question - and thankfully, she said yes! The cast were all in on the surprise and … [Read more...] about Watch the magical moment crew member proposes on stage at Hastings pantomime
There are two porgs from Star Wars running around a living room. One waddles near my feet while the other is out of my sightline behind a small bookshelf. Things are getting chaotic, but also really fun.To get them to behave, a hologram of C-3PO advises I gain their trust by offering the porg near my feet a treat. The little furry guy is elated when I give him one, but then out of nowhere, the Star Wars theme plays from a smart speaker atop the little bookshelf. Next to it, proudly flapping its penguin-like wings, is that other very full-of-himself porg. Apparently, I'm a horrible porg sitter. I just hope Chewbacca doesn't Wookiee-yell at me.I go to pick up one, but my hands grab just air. This isn't some Jedi mind trick, but rather an experiment made by ILMxLab called Star Wars Project Porg. I'm experiencing it via the Magic Leap One Creator Edition headset, a $2,295 developer headset that combines the real world in front of you with a digital one in a medium called mixed … [Read more...] about Magic Leap works best when it makes you question reality
One of the surprise television hits of the second half of 2018 is The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Netflix series that reimagines the classic Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, a teenage witch who tries to find the balance between her high-school life and the world of dark magic. Premiering just before Halloween, Sabrina casts actress Kiernan Shipka as the titular witch, who navigates both the typical dramas of the teenage years and the less-typical drama of challenging the supernatural forces pushing you to become the next bride of Satan himself, The Dark Lord. The series was developed for Warner Bros. Television by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who penned the re-imagined comic book series that inspired the show, and a second season has already been greenlit on Netflix. In order to bring the host of supernatural creatures, fantastic abilities, and magical moments that populate the world of Sabrina to life, WB TV turned to Emmy-winning visual effects … [Read more...] about Peek behind the magic and monsters of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew Gilbert Globe Staff November 21, 2018 Not too long ago, the TV miniseries had become a junky format. Often produced by Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr., these four-or-more-hour-long epics merged FX-heavy action with familiar story lines, from “Noah’s Ark” and “Arabian Nights” to “Moby Dick” and “The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns,” the latter of which played like a Lucky Charms commercial run amok. They were blockbuster headaches, with only PBS “Masterpiece” and its intelligent miniseries adaptations offering a quality alternative.But at this moment, the miniseries is one of the most creatively vital formats on TV. While we now binge ourselves into a stupor watching season upon season of TV shows, we apparently also appreciate a contained story line with a relatively small number of episodes. … [Read more...] about Miniseries are having a moment. Here are 10 that stand out.
You can go to Apple stores to buy Kano's Harry Potter Coding Kit.Kano, the creator of the interactive kit that lets you code with a wand, on Wednesday said select Apple stores in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand now have staff demonstrating the Harry Potter Coding Kit from December to late January. And, you can purchase it in stores. "Our goal is to demystify technology," said Alex Klein, co-founder and CEO of Kano, in a release. "The rich gestural technology of our coding wand and iconic Wizarding World moments combine in the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit."Kano has collaborated with James and Oliver Phelps, who played Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, for a demonstration. The $100 kit is available on Kano's website as well as Apple.com and some Apple stores. You can build the wand yourself, then cast spells with it on iOS and Android tablets. You can use it on Windows and Mac computers as well. The coding wand can detect more than 30 spell gestures, such as … [Read more...] about Harry Potter coding kit brings its magic to Apple stores