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Years after Avatar’s release, there’s one thing Steven (Ryan Gosling) just can’t get over.

Walter The Cat

Chevy Silverado commercial featuring Walter the Cat, who acts just like a dog.

And there’s a second one: Walter, the cat who acts like a dog, and his owner head out in a Chevy Silverado Trail Boss for some epic snow day adventures.

Yakuza turned pastor Tatsuya Shindo rates 10 yakuza scenes in movies and television for realism, such as “Kill Bill: Vol. 1” and “Avengers: Endgame.” Shindo joined the yakuza when he was 17 years old in 1988. He has seven convictions and has been to prison three times. He has been serving as a pastor since 2005.

Safe technician Charlie Santore, owner of Santore & Son Lock and Safe in Los Angeles, looks at ten safecracking scenes from popular TV shows and movies and rates them based on realism.

It’s a seedy neighborhood in Los Angeles, if you didn’t know.

I’ve always been fascinated with Foley art. Some objects, like paper bags, ice cubes, and pool balls, make an unexpected amount of noise. This can be a big problem on set, as any of these unwanted sounds can get in the way of dialogue. To ensure the sound team gets the best sound possible, the prop team will create silent versions of real products. Prop master Scott Reeder replaced loud pool balls with much quieter painted racquetballs for bar scenes. Meanwhile, Tim Schultz of Prop TRX uses vinyl and fabric to make quieter versions of grocery bags, sandwich bags, and cellophane. Reeder and Schultz show us how they found quiet alternatives to some of the loudest props out there.

Christmas Morning

Professional pickpocket Lee Thompson looks at 12 pickpocketing scenes from popular TV shows and movies and rates them based on realism. Thompson is a pickpocket magician and a member of the Inner Magic Circle with gold-star status. He’s taken part in Mugler Follies shows in Paris and toured for 18 months, performing 1,700 shows, with Cirque Du Soleil Koozå. He’s performed live on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” and BBC’s “The One Show,” and he was a consultant pickpocket magician for “Holmes and Watson” (2018). Thompson has worked with the UK police and Revenue and Customs in public-awareness campaigns about pickpocketing.

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