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Netflix's 'Fate: The Winx Saga' trailer features plenty of fairy magic, not one pair of wings

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Fairy magic is linked to emotion, people, as you'll learn in the official trailer for Netflix's Fate: The Winx Saga series. Following a teaser dropped in December, the streaming giant has released the trailer for its new six-part fantasy teen series about five fairies attending Alfea, a magical boarding school. Created by The Vampire Diaries' Brian Young as a reimagining of Iginio Straffi's Italian cartoon series Winx Club, the series follows Bloom (The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Abigail Cowen) and her friends, who learn about themselves, their powers, and the truth behind the history of the school, which sits behind a magical Barrier -- protection from the so-called Burned Ones. But as Bloom says, "I'm just kind of bummed I didn't see a single pair of wings." Netflix's'Space Sweepers' trailer looks like a fun robot-filled romp through the stars


James Corden channels 'Les Misérables' for 'One Day More' of Trump's presidency

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The fact that Donald Trump won't be the focus of their monologues for too much longer hasn't escaped the notice of America's late night hosts. And while Stephen Colbert used his inauguration eve monologue to rattle through the president's many lowlights, James Corden decided to channel Les Misérables. Drafting in the help of Joshua Grosso, Jillian Butler, Emily Bautista, Kyle Scatliffe, Shuler Hensley, Patti LuPone, and Matt Lucas, Corden walked through the CBS offices singing a parody of the song "One Day More" while trying to purge the building of the president's presence. "It's been four years of endless crimes / But now he's finally out of time," sings Corden. 'Democracy kicked his ass:' Stephen Colbert looks back at the lowlights of Trump's presidency Netflix's'Space Sweepers' trailer looks like a fun robot-filled romp through the stars


YouTuber challenges scientist to create an AI version of him for $100

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We already know deepfakes are all over the place these days, and the technology associated with them is advancing rapidly. But how easy is it to create a digital replica of somebody? And could it be done on a budget? That's the question YouTuber Tom Scott set out to find the answer to in his latest video, for which he challenged AI in neuroscience researcher Jordan Harrod to create a fake version of him for $100. "This isn't a face replacement or a body double," Scott explains at the start of the video.


'Democracy kicked his ass:' Stephen Colbert looks back at the lowlights of Trump's presidency

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The day after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Late Show host Stephen Colbert told his studio audience that we had "four very interesting years in front of us." "I might have undersold that just a smidge," Colbert said to his pandemic-empty studio on Tuesday. "It has been interesting -- in the same way that riding in a car going over a cliff is thought provoking." There are less than 24 hours before President-elect Joe Biden will finally be sworn into office, ending President-eject Donald Trump's term as well as the Late Show's literal countdown to said end. Looking back over the past four years, Colbert recalled some memorable moments we might have forgotten in the overwhelming deluge of memorable moments from the outgoing commander in chief. SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert has a very blunt response to Republicans now calling for'unity' "Some of the highlights of his lowlights include starting his presidency by decrying'American carnage,' his Muslim travel ban, 'very fine people on both sides,' bonding with Putin in Helsinki, bonding with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, bonding with the My Pillow guy everywhere else, wanting to trade Puerto Rico for Greenland, talking about nuking hurricanes or changing their path with a Sharpie, calling the 26 women who accused him of sexual assault'liars,' wishing an accused sex trafficker well, caging asylum seeking children that he tore from their parents, getting impeached for trying to blackmail Ukraine to interfere in our election, completely shanking a pandemic, teargassing peaceful protesters, holding a Bible dumb, undermining faith in our democracy, inciting an angry mob to murder his own vice president, and ruining'Y.M.C.A,'" Colbert rattled off. It has been a tough few years, to say the least.


Korea's First Space Blockbuster Just Premiered on Netflix. It's a Blast.

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After a year with no new major blockbusters, Jo Sung-hee's Space Sweepers arrives as a breath of fresh air. It's not a perfect movie, nor a particularly innovative one, but the science-fiction adventure--touted as the first Korean space blockbuster--is certainly fun, with colorful performances and impressive CGI, and a worthy substitute for a new Star Wars or Marvel movie. However, its presence in a year of absences isn't the only thing that makes it noteworthy. Unlike nearly all of the movies from those two dominant franchises, Space Sweepers is led by people of color. The main characters are a crew of Koreans, and the film is one of the rare space operas that doesn't posit that English has somehow become a universal language.