Exclusive Interview with The Accountant’s Seth Lee

Photo Credit: Rowan Daly

Photo Credit: Rowan Daly

Originally posted on TALK NERDY WITH US:

Seth Lee may only be a teenager, but his performance in Gavin O’Connor’s The Accountant is proving to audiences everywhere that he’s a young actor whose talent and skill belie his age. In the film, Lee plays the younger version of Ben Affleck’s Christian Wolff, a man with Asperger’s Syndrome who learns through his father’s tough love how to exist in a world that doesn’t always understand his unique abilities. Lee delivers a compelling performance, perfectly capturing the fear and frustration of a child who’s forced to go against his own grain. While we only see Lee in flashback sequences, his performance complements that of Ben Affleck’s and gives audiences a full view of this character’s lifelong struggle to understand himself.

More than just a budding actor, Lee is also an aspiring director. When he’s not acting, he’s at home diligently crafting his own sketches and short films, many of which he posts to his YouTube Channel.

Lee took a few minutes out of his day to speak with us about his role in The Accountant as well as his passion for directing:

to continue with the article, please head over to the full interview on Talk Nerdy With Us.

GAME MASTER TIPS WITH SATINE PHOENIX – THE NEVER-ENDING STORY

Originally posted on GEEK & SUNDRY:

Welcome back to another exciting season of Game Master Tips! Our Game Master extraordinaire, Satine Phoenix, shares with you some of her tips for creating amazing adventures, dealing with difficult parties, or what it takes to sit behind the GM screen. Even if you are a first-time storyteller or a veteran of the field, Satine helps you to become a better player at the table.

This season, Satine brings in some of the best minds to craft an adventure to the show to tackle the issue of the day. TJ Storm pulls up a chair to the table to share his wisdom for running a long (15 years!) campaign.

How to keep it going even after your story is done. Try bringing back elements from the original story. Let them experience the consequences of their experiences. (Remember that NPC they left behind?) Bring more of the world to life to give your characters something to do or let your players be your guide to the next story beat. TJ talks about letting your players get into trouble. A trip to jail means that someone needs to go break them out. Use modules when you need them, but learn how to use them. Simple choices can often have huge consequences.

to see the video of TJ and Satine Phoenix, please head over to the Geek & Sundry website.

Tim Kennedy: A Fighter for Truth

Image by Karla Reina

Image by Karla Reina

Originally posted on THE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION:

Upon meeting Tim Kennedy, Army Special Forces—UFC Middleweight fighter—action actor, perceptions are shattered. Kennedy embodies all the different occupations he undertakes, yet he breaks all stereotypes of these quintessential manly men. Most people bounce between jobs depending on what occupation they are currently at, but for Kennedy, he is all his professions all of the time. He is a complicated charismatic character, and one hell of a great guy.

“It’s not like they are separate things. Being in Special Forces [Green Berets/Ranger], you have to be pretty athletic,” Kennedy adds. “It was pretty easy to go from there to fighting, that’s what we do everyday anyway. The stuff I’m doing with TV, everything I’m going to do is going to be very physical, very textured in realism/sudo-realism.”

Kennedy knows what his strengths are and he will use them to his advantage. It’s hard not to acknowledge his confidence, especially if you’ve ever seen him in the ring, but his strength in character goes beyond his physical stature and military background. He’s putting an element of authenticity that is lacking in so many projects today.

the rest of the interview can be found at Tim Kennedy: A Fighter for Truth on The Entertainment Section.

Krysten Ritter of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ On Punching Stunt Men in the Face

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. (photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones. (photo: Myles Aronowitz/Netflix)

Netflix rolls out Jessica Jones on November 20, the second of four planned Marvel Studios series culminating in a Defenders special. While Daredevil introduced us to a comic book show of dark quality audiences hadn’t seen before, Jessica Jonesoccupies its own unique space in the television landscape: a series led by a badass, super-powered anti-hero who also happens to be female.

Krysten Ritter, (recognizable from years of quality, but small parts. Remember when Walter White let her die?) sat down at press round-tables at New York Comic con to shed some light on Jessica Jones. Turns out, playing Marvel TV’s resident super-heroine came at the expense of a few stunt men’s faces.

“This character Jessica Jones is such an adrenaline rush. I’ve never done stunts like this before,” Mr. Ritter said. “I have no experience. I may have punched a few people for real. But I think the stunt men kind of like it? They might get paid more? But I would break character a lot. I would be doing this stunt, and I’d hit somebody in the face and immediately be like ‘Oh my God I’m so sorry!’, just totally switch from badass Jessica Jones to Krystin Ritter, who is not badass. It was a process just getting comfortable with it.”

Through the series first two episodes, none of which I will spoil except to say they are dark, Ms. Ritter toes the line between a cool, no-cares confidence and a genuinely unlikable character.

“At her core I think Jessica is a good person,” Ms. Ritter said. “I mean, she goes about things in a very odd way. She’s rough around the edges. She’s dry, she’s sarcastic. She’s basically a total asshole. But I think at her core she’s a good person. It’s about finding those little moments of vulnerability.”

Behold These Stuntmen In Jetpacks Soaring Next To A Huge Plane Over Dubai

Warning: this video may stop your heart.  Two daredevils in custom-built jetpacks soar around an Emirates A380, as the fantastical buildings of Dubai whip past thousands of feet below.

Emirates Airlines and stunt team Jetman Dubai planned the unprecedented October 13 stunt for months. Jetman Dubai comprises pilot Yves Rossy and his protégé Vince Reffet, an experienced skydiver. The pair use jet-powered rigid wings, and completed their first duo formation flight in March.

The plane, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, flew in a holding pattern at the relatively low elevation of 4,000 feet. Rossy and Reffet deployed from a helicopter 5,500 feet up. Cameras on helicopters and inside the plane captured the results.

“It was absolutely surreal flying alongside the biggest aircraft there is and we felt like mosquitos beside a gigantic eagle,” Rossy said in a statement [sic].

The gorgeous film doubles as a branding coup for Emirates. Five and a half million people have viewed the video on YouTube since its release on Wednesday, and it’s trending onFacebook