Robert Downey Jr. Improvised Another Emotional Avengers: Endgame Line

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©Marvel Studios 2019

Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark took a piece of many fans’ hearts when he debuted as the superhero over a decade ago in 2008’s Iron Man. The film began the Marvel Cinematic Universe and introduced us to a now-iconic character. The 54-year-old actor’s portrayal incorporated parts of himself; he even improvised some of his most famous lines. Avengers: Endgame, which marked Downey's final MCU film, was no different, and now we’re learning of another part of the film that came straight from the actor.

Earlier, fans discovered that the heartfelt line, “I love you 3000,” from Iron Man in the final Avengers film was inspired by Downey’s own children: the actor altered it to match what his kids say to him in real life. And that wasn’t the only bit of improvisation in the blockbuster film. According to co-director Anthony Russo, Downey added the part in which Tony Stark calls Steve Rogers a liar.

In Endgame, Iron Man returns to Earth and reunites with Captain America, who he hasn’t seen since the events of Captain America: Civil War. The scene is already tense when Tony confronts him and says, “No trust, liar.” As reported by CinemaBlend, Russo revealed to Empire that the word “liar” was Downey’s choice. He explained:

“I think that was one of Downey's most inspired performance moments in the movie. He very much reverts to—this is the guy who felt forsaken by his father. You can see his intimacy and trust issues in that moment when he turns on Cap. Downey performed the scene with a lot of energy. We didn't do it many times, because he was expending himself so, so much. He understood it very well.”

Some of the most emotional scenes throughout the MCU have been improvised by the actors, such as Tom Holland adding his own bit of dialogue as he faded away in Avengers: Infinity War. It goes to show that the stars behind our favorite superheroes are just as invested as we are—and that sparks better results in the end.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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The Longest Movie Ever Made Would Take You More Than 35 Days to Watch Straight Through

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Nishant Kirar, Unsplash

A typical movie lasts between 90 minutes and two hours, and for some viewers, any film that exceeds that window is "long." But the longest film you've ever seen likely has nothing on Logistics—a record-breaking project released in Sweden in 2012. Clocking in at a total runtime of 35 days and 17 hours, Logistics is by far the longest movie ever made.

Logistics isn't your standard Hollywood epic. Conceived and directed by Swedish filmmakers Erika Magnusson and Daniel Andersson, it's an experimental film that lacks any conventional structure. The concept started with the question: Where do all the gadgets come from? Magnusson and Andersson attempted to answer that question by following the life cycle of a pedometer.

The story begins at a store in Stockholm, where the item is sold, then moves backwards to chronicle its journey to consumers. Logistics takes viewers on a truck, a freight train, a massive container ship, and finally to a factory in China's Bao'an district. The trip unfolds in real time, so audiences get an accurate sense of the time and distance required to deliver gadgets to the people who use them on the other side of the world.

Many people would have trouble sitting through some of the longest conventional films in history. Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996) lasts 242 minutes, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Cleopatra (1963) is a whopping 248 minutes long. But sitting down to watch all 857 hours of Logistics straight through is nearly physically impossible.

Fortunately, it's not the only way to enjoy this work of art. On the project's website, Logistics has been broken down into short, two-minute clips—one for each day of the journey. You can watch the abridged version of the epic experiment here.