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Inside the Most Weird-as-Hell Movie of the Year (So Far)

‘November,’ an Estonian fairy tale directed by Rainer Sarnet, is a stunningly bizarre film packed with ghosts, witches, werewolves, stigmata, the …

Horror Movies

Annihilation review – Natalie Portman thriller leaves a haunting impression

Ex Machina writer-director Alex Garland’s unnerving sci-fi concoction combines gut-wrenching body horror and trippy science to compelling effect<p>There are ample reasons to be both excited and concerned about Annihilation. It’s the writer-director Alex Garland’s follow-up to his hugely acclaimed …

Natalie Portman

'Annihilation' review: Natalie Portman leads journey to the center of the blob

In the popular culture and various corners of our own lives, we confront the unknown in one form or another, learning something about our own fears …

Natalie Portman

The Best-Reviewed TV Shows Of Every Year, From 1995 To 2018

Everyone's got their favourite telly shows from years past... but with so many different series out there, and more popping up all the time, which vintage shows are actually worth spending time on?<p>Here's a handy guide for beginners: using data from <i>Metacritic</i>, we've compiled a list showing the best …

TV

These Are The 3 Most Expensive Cheeses In The World

Last year the average American ate over thirty-eight pounds of cheese , and that number has continued to rise each year, as per the International Dairy Foods Association.<p>Compare that to the measly eleven pounds of cheese the average American had back in 1970 and it’s obvious we’ve all become a …

Fangoria Lives! – The Horror Magazine Has Been Resurrected

It truly was a said day when Fangoria, the magazine, suddenly disappeared. It had been a horror staple for most of us from 1979, and I’m sure it is …

Horror Movies

Shot Lists and Script Lining: How to Prepare Your Screenplay Before a Shoot

You've finished your script. Now what?<p>Turning a screenplay into a reference tool for production is no small task. It requires going through every …

Filmmaking

My life as a bookworm: what children can teach us about how to read

To adults, rereading feels like an indulgence – but for children it is a necessity. Lucy Mangan reflects on a childhood spent with The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Milly-Molly-Mandy<p>I spent most of my early years – aged one to three, say – being trodden on. “It was your own fault,” my mother …

Books

Feed Your Head Some Sven Stoffels Cartoons And Get High On Animated Life

Sven Stoffels is an animator with some serious illustration skills and a seriously warped mind, which made him a natural fit for the Comedy Central …

Animation

Bright Flavors, Tempting Pleasures for Valentine’s Day

In the 1980s and ’90s, Miami’s Design District was devoid of the sleek galleries, high-end fashion and jewelry boutiques, modern architecture and …

Balsamic Vinegar

It’s Not Just Tarantino: Hollywood’s History of Defending Child Rapist Roman Polanski

From Quentin Tarantino to Harvey Weinstein and Johnny Depp, the complicit A-listers and accused abusers of Hollywood have repeatedly gone to bat for …

Roman Polanski

What Do You Want to Do with Your Life?: Reflect with This Short Hand-Drawn Animation by Steve Cutts

What do you want to do with your life? It's a good question to ask any time. But particularly as you watch the very short film, "In The Fall," by the …

Animation

YouTube has compiled all of the Super Bowl 52 commercials for your enjoyment [Video]

If you’re like me, you don’t watch the Super Bowl for the game. You watch it for the commercials. Well if you just want to binge watch the ads, you’re in luck because YouTube has compiled them all into one place for your enjoyment…<p>YouTube has updated the Adblitz website with all of the Super Bowl …

Advertising

(Only) slavery (doesn’t) explain the current situation of black Brazilians

<b>Note from BW of Brazil</b>: <i>You would think that the title of today’s article would be totally obvious to anyone who reads it, but it doesn’t quite work</i> …

Brazil

Inside Joymode, a subscription service saving you from buying all of the things

Surveying the retail world right now, it’s hard to see anything but Amazon.<p>The company offers a degree of convenience for buyers of stuff that’s never been equalled (which, while being hyperbolic may also be true), and it has made consuming new crap nearly effortless. In the process it’s become the …

eCommerce

6 Filmmaking Tips From Nick Park

By Natalie Mokry The creator of Wallace and Gromit and director of ‘Early Man’ shares advice for animators and other filmmakers.Ever since his first …

Animation

Sundance: 'Hereditary' is the most insane horror movie in years

PARK CITY, Utah — If you'd ever like to sleep again, then you should probably steer clear of A24's latest horror offering.<p><i>Hereditary</i>, which flew in under the radar on the Sundance Film Festival lineup, is the paralyzing feature-film debut of shorts director Ari Aster, who wrote the script four …

25 Movies We Can't Wait to See at Sundance 2018

From a doc on Joan Jett to corporate satires, gritty indies and a psycho Nic Cage – our picks for this year's must-see Sundance titles<p>Back in 1978 – …

Robert Redford

The 13 Funniest 'Drunk History' Videos

Put your beer goggles on. <i>Drunk History</i>, the most entertaining (and occasionally gross) history class, returns later this month with promises of more …

21 Ideal Date Night Spots in Brooklyn

Eater recently rounded up the bars that are ideal for a first date in Brooklyn — a list of dimly lit venues that are well populated and fun. But when it comes to dates nine, 14, 22, and 37, most of what makes a venue ideal for a date changes, and doting couples are looking for places that feel …

Amazon's best original shows in 2017: RANKED

Amazon<p>Amazon is spending a boatload making TV shows and movies for its Prime service, and was one of the big winners at the 2018 Golden Globes, with two wins for "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."<p>The show's star, Rachel Brosnahan, who goes from 50s housewife to stand-up comic, won the Globe for best …

TV

Don't Ski? Head Straight For New England's Ski Capital

Ski season tends to split New England into two distinct camps. Snowboarders and skiers sing the praises of a long season and myriad outstanding …

13 Healthy Food Trends That Are Going Mainstream in 2018

New year, new food. That’s the saying, right? If you’re wondering what tasty new products will be flooding shelves and restaurant menus in 2018, …

How 'Insidious: The Last Key' Muddles Its Most Important Message

The film starring an over-70 heroine makes earnest, if often clunky, stabs at progressiveness.<p><b>[This story contains spoilers for Insidious: The Last</b> …

All the science fiction, fantasy, and horror books that everyone will be talking about in 2018

Bookshelf goals<p>With a new year comes the promise of new books hitting bookstores. 2018 is shaping up to have plenty of adventures to delve into — taking readers to distant planets, fantastical realms, and beyond. We’ll meet some authors publishing their first-ever novels, and we’ll become …

Robb Report’s 10 Most Popular Dining Stories of 2017

The articles that left you hungry for more.<p>It was an exciting year covering the food and restaurant scene here at <i>Robb Report</i>. After looking back at …

Jordan Peele Is Here To Add ‘Get Out’ To Your Arguments Over What’s A Christmas Movie And What Isn’t

Every Christmas, the same arguments pop up: Is <i>Die Hard</i> a Christmas movie? What about <i>Batman Returns</i>, or the <i>Harry Potter</i> movies, or <i>Edward Scissorhands</i>? All of these films feature Christmastime as a setting, some more than others, but just because Christmas is in the movie doesn’t make it a Christmas …

Jordan Peele

Female critics call this the "best movie of the 21st century," and you've probably never heard of it

Though not exactly a holiday upper, female critics call this dark romance the best movie of the 21st century. So once you’re done watching your …

Samsung may unveil Galaxy S9 early in challenge to iPhone X

MANILA - Samsung Electronics will move up the unveiling of its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones in 2018 compared to previous years, presenting a new …

Mobile