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Deepfakes have been around for a few years now, and with each passing day, it seems as though the technology keeps getting better and more lifelike.  We saw this last year with a Back To The Future deepfake starring Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland, rather than real Doc and Marty. Now, deepfaker and visual effects artist Chris Ume has taken Tom Cruise’s face and put it on an actor to make a deepfake TikTok series, and it is wild. For those who do not know, deepfakes are AI-generated images or video which can be made to look like a specific person. The way they work, in essence, is by training AI with millions of images of the targeted person. The trained AI is then paired with an... Read more...
“I feel the need, the need for speed!” As an 80s child, I have seen Top Gun at least a few dozen times, possibly more. It was my first introduction to Tom Cruise and sparked my fasciation with military aircraft (I must also give partial credit to the lesser known film Iron Eagle for also feeding my addiction). Nearly three decades later, my eyes have been opened up to the thick layers of “cheese” spread all over the film, but my childhood love for the film has not ceased. And it looks as though movie producers are hoping that nostalgia reigns supreme as the development of a Top Gun sequel continues to advance. During a press junket for the upcoming film Terminator: Genisys, Skydance CEO David... Read more...
At 52-years-old, Tom Cruise is far removed from being a teen heartthrob. However, his acting career is showing no signs of slowing down, nor is his penchant for action these days. There looks to be plenty of it in Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, his fifth Mission Impossible flick in nearly two decades. Where has the time gone? Luckily for Cruise, he doesn't appear to be aging as fast as the cast of The Expendables. Good thing too, because engaging in shootouts on sport bikes while navigating twisty mountains and hanging onto airplanes (from the outside!) as they race down the runway and into the sky is a young spy man's game. Or at least you would think it is. These are some of the things Cruise... Read more...