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AllMovie

AllMovie is an online guide service website with information about films, television programs, screen actors. As of 2015, AllMovie.com and the AllMovie consumer brand are owned by RhythmOne. AllMovie was founded by popular-culture archivist Michael Erlewine, who founded AllMusic and AllGame; the AllMovie database was licensed to tens of thousands of distributors and retailers for point-of-sale systems and kiosks. The AllMovie database is comprehensive, including basic product information and production credits, plot synopsis, professional reviews, relational links and more. AllMovie data was accessed on the web at the AllMovie.com website. It was available via the AMG LASSO media recognition service, which can automatically recognize DVDs. In late 2007, Macrovision acquired AMG for a reported $72 million; the AMG consumer facing web properties AllMusic.com, AllMovie.com and AllGame.com were sold by Rovi in August 2013 to All Media Network, LLC. The buyers include the original founders of SideReel and Ackrell Capital investor Mike Ackrell.

RhythmOne offices are located in San Francisco and Ann Arbor, United States. AllMusic AllGame SideReel All Media Network IMDb Official website

Sock puppet

A sock puppet is a puppet made from a sock or similar garment. The puppeteer wears the sock on a hand and lower arm as if it were a glove, with the puppet's mouth being formed by the region between the sock's heel and toe, the puppeteer's thumb acting as the jaw; the arrangement of the fingers forms the shape of a mouth, sometimes padded with a hard piece of felt with a tongue glued inside. The sock is stretched out so that it is long enough to cover the puppeteer's wrist and part of the arm; the puppeteer hides behind a stand and raise the hand above it so that only the puppet is visible. Sock puppeteers may stand in full view along with their puppets and hold conversations with them using ventriloquism. Sock puppets can be made from stockings of any color. Any sock may be used to create a puppet, but socks that are too tattered may fall apart during a performance, so they are bought new. Additions can be glued on in order to give the sock a personality. Streamers and felt strings might be glued on for hair.

Buttons or googly eyes are used for the puppet's eyes. Sock puppets are used for the education and entertainment of children, they can be used in children's plays, much as marionettes would be. The process of making sock puppets is popularly taught as a creative activity in elementary schools. Many schools teach children to make sock puppets, which the students use to stage a musical. Sock puppets appear in children's television series where they can be used alone on the puppeteer's hand, without a complex stage or show. Two orange sock puppets named Fara are used in teaching German children how to read. In the United States, children's entertainer Shari Lewis was known for her television show Lamb Chop's Play-Along featuring the sock puppets Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, Hush Puppy. Sock puppets are used because they are less intimidating and scary, therefore child-friendly. Sock puppets have been used in television programming aimed at adults; the 1980s saw the introduction of the Ed the Sock character on local cable in Toronto, the Sifl and Olly show aired on MTV in the 1990s.

Both of these were aimed at young adults. Sock puppets have appeared in advertising geared towards adults. During the late 1990s, the ecommerce company Pets.com used a "spokespuppet" in its advertising to much critical acclaim. Sock puppets have been used as the main figures in comedy videos on the internet to parody other media phenomena such as films and television series. Additionally, sock puppets have been used in a variety of Human Resource videos to aid in the education of employees regarding effective business practices. Professional wrestler Mick Foley has long used a sock puppet by the name of Mr. Socko as an aid in his finishing maneuver, a nerve hold called the Mandible Claw, preceded by Foley theatrically pulling the sock from somewhere on his person. On World Wrestling Entertainment's Raw program, this has traditionally been a cue for commentator Jerry Lawler to complain about "that stinking, sweaty sock!" Mr. Socko has served as a sidekick for Foley's Mankind character, having been introduced to the world during a skit on WWE television as a means of "cheering up" WWE owner Vince McMahon, who had just been beaten by nemesis Stone Cold Steve Austin.

The sock puppet unexpectedly became a hit with wrestling fans, garnering chants from a crowd of more than 10,000 at the following week's program. Hand puppet Muppets Sockpuppet

Text (2019 film)

Text is a 2019 Russian crime drama psychological thriller film directed by Klim Shipenko, an adaptation of the best-selling novel Text by writer Dmitry Glukhovsky, who adapted the novel into a movie script. The main roles are played by Ivan Yankovsky and Kristina Asmus. Text is was released in wide distribution on October 24, 2019. Having recouped its budget, the film achieved box office success and received positive reviews from Russian film critics; the film won four Golden Eagle Awards for Best Motion Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Film Editing. The film tells the story of Ilya Goryunov, who ends up behind bars on a false charge. Once on the outside, he realizes that it is no longer possible to return to his former life for, his so nostalgic and he decides to take revenge on the man whose fault it was that he ended up in prison; as a result of their meeting, Ilya ends up in possession of the offender’s smartphone and through a series of texts takes his place. Alexander Petrov as Ilya Goryunov, a student Ivan Yankovsky as Pyotr Khazin Kristina Asmus as Nina Maksim Vinogradov as Seryoga, a friend of Ilya Goryunov Sofya Ozerova as Vera, ex-girlfriend Ilya Goryunov Sonya Karpunina as employee of the travel Agency Kirill Nagiev as Gosha Vitaliy Khaev The novel Text by Dmitry Glukhovsky, the author of the Metro 2033 series, was released in 2017 and was translated into more than 20 languages.

Within a week of the release of the book, Glukhovsky received about ten offers of a film adaptation, including from Alexander Rodnyansky and Timur Bekmambetov, who wanted to make a film in the screenlife genre. Offers came from the United States and South Korea. On October 21, 2019, Glukhovsky said that in parallel with the Russian company, the rights to the film adaptation were bought by an American company. At the start of filming, Dmitry Glukhovsky offered director Klim Shipenko a script of Text that he had, to which the director asked for some adjustments. Due to a busy travel schedule, Glukhovsky managed to visit the film set just a few times, he met with the director and talked with the actors about their roles and played a cameo role as a metro passenger in one scene of the film. Principal photography took place in January - March 2019. Instead of Lobnya, the town of Dzerzhinsky, Moscow Oblast was used for filming shooting took place in Moscow and the Maldives. Filming in the Goryunov apartment took place in an ordinary residential building.

The scene in the sewer was filmed in a real sewer in Troparyovo-Nikulino District at a depth of about 10 meters. Scenes in the underground railway took place in the Moscow metro having negociated official permission. Kristina Asmus plays her heroine Nina in the eponymous production of the Yermolova Theatre. Scenes on the streets, in the metro and on trains were shot without blocking off the area to ordinary passers-by and passengers - with the help of a half-hidden camera placed in an animal carrier Basta, having watched the film, wrote the song It’s scary to live like this, the director of the clip was Klim Shipenko. Alexander Petrov performs the verse; the film was released in Russia by Central Partnership on October 24, 2019. Text on IMDb