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'Batman v Superman,' with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, is a gritty superhero showdown

Batman vs. Superman? The greatest gladiatorial match in the history of the world? There must be some mistake.<p>Aren't these two men friends and colleagues, fellow fighters for truth, justice and the American way? Don't they share a deep and intuitive understanding that, to borrow a line from another …

Ben Affleck

Travel Smart: Using Your Smartphone Abroad

One of my favorite travel maxims - as I'm bolting out the door to catch a flight - comes from the brilliant ladies of Absolutely Fabulous: "Tickets! Money! Passport!" I used to say the same, but for the last few years I've added a fourth, equally vital item: Smartphone.<p>Most folks who frequently …

The 10 best Leonardo DiCaprio movies, ranked

This will mark the first time the actor has won the prize, and all we have to say to the Academy is, "Took you long enough!"<p>DiCaprio has been one of the biggest stars in Hollywood for decades, and though he has focused recently on titles that will get him closer to that Oscar, his career has been …

Why Quentin Tarantino doesn’t like Netflix

But that doesn't mean that physical media is without its ardent supporters, and one of them is fan favorite director Quentin Tarantino, who recently shared why he's not a fan of this new way of viewing movies.<p>Tom Roston's new book, I Lost it at the Video Store: A Filmmakers' Oral History of a …

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

Happiness

14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Philae: ‘I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get my data? I might take a nap’

After a rollercoaster week, Philae sent a last tweet and shut down. Now the world waits to see if the comet probe can be revived<p>It began with a bumpy landing and ended with a touching tweet. “I’m feeling a bit tired, did you get all my data? I might take a nap …” tweeted @Philae2014.<p>It was early …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

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Glossary of Cartography and Map Terminology

Maps

New David Bowie Songs to Accompany Career-Spanning Compilation

David Bowie will release two new songs this fall along with a career-spanning compilation, <i>Nothing Has Changed</i>, which contains hits and previously …

David Bowie

[TIFF Review] Kill Me Three Times

Kill Me Three Times<p>TIFF 2014 Review<br>Parabolic Pictures, Inc.; 90 minutes<p><b>Director:</b> Kriv Stenders<p>Written by <b>Jared Mobarak</b> on September 9, 2014<p>Director</b> …

Wolfe

'Sherlock' Season 4 Will Be 'Devastating,' Says Steven Moffat

The biggest surprise at the Emmy Awards last night wasn't that crazy Weird Al Yankovic number or the kiss between Julia Louis-Drefyus and Bryan Cranston. It was British series "Sherlock" walking away with more awards than heavyweights like "Breaking Bad" or "True Detective."<p>(Of course, it was …

The Mystery of Extraordinarily Accurate Medieval Maps

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into …

The ONE Tourist Mistake You Should NOT Make On Your Next Trip Abroad

Traveling the globe involves learning and adapting to cultural peculiarities one may never even knew existed. Here, HuffPost editors from around the world share their tips on what tourist faux pas you may want to avoid on your next adventure.<p>Let them be your guide on what <b>NOT</b> to do upon arriving at …

Here Are All the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Easter Eggs in One Handy Video

Even if you're a giant fan of "Guardians of the Galaxy," you might not have caught all of these tasty Easter eggs uncovered in James Gunn's new movie. In just over six minutes, this video details all the influences and references in "GotG," from Indiana Jones to "The Hangover." There are also tons …

How a Dutch Firm Plans to Find MH370 in Seabeds Less Mapped Than Mars

A Dutch firm is attempting to crack one of aviation’s greatest unsolved mysteries: how Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 carrying 239 …

Canada launches mission to map Arctic seabed

<b>Canada has launched a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its bid to extend its territory up to the North Pole.</b><p>The six-week mission comes in the face of competing claims from other countries, including Russia.<p>Two ice-breakers are setting out from Newfoundland to collect data from an …

Canada

8 things the make the Samsung Galaxy S5 better than the iPhone 5S

The danger of an article trying to compare an Android flagship smartphone to Apple’s top of the range iPhone is that it can very easily start a flame war. It is almost a sure recipe guaranteed to provoke name calling and accusations of “fanboy.” However, I am prepared to take the risk and let the …

Gear & Gadgets

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Internet

Five Ways Watson Will Change Computing

We all have data problems. Mike Rhodin, the head of IBM’s Watson division, plans on fixing them.<p>Watson, IBM’s artificial intelligence computing platform, is changing the way we compute. From its roots as a robotic contestant on Jeopardy, the machine-learning marvel is now being positioned as a tool …

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista Get Weird in Our 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Unscripted

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista sat down for the latest episode of Moviefone's Unscripted, and it didn't take long for things to get weird. Clearly more than comfortable with each other, the "Guardians of the Galaxy" stars spent plenty of time making themselves -- and the entire room -- …

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ trailer: Tom Hardy’s world of fire and blood [video] | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Tom Hardy stars as Max in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Furiosa (Warner Bros.)<p>Nicholas Hoult plays Nux in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Hugh Keays-Byrne plays Immortan Joe in "Mad Max: Fury Road." (Warner Bros.)<p>Only one day after making a splash at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, …

Movies

Comic-Con 2014: Wonder Woman costume, ‘Batman V. Superman’ teaser revealed | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" director Zack Snyder tweeted out this first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros.)<p>Henry Cavill will be reprising his “Man of Steel” role as Superman in "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice." (Warner Bros.)<p>Ben Affleck will portray the Dark …

Comic Books

10 Facts About 'Godzilla 2,' 'Crimson Peak,' 'Skull Island,' and More, Straight From Comic-Con 2014

Legendary Pictures is a production company that is fast becoming a safe haven for big movies anchored by visionary filmmakers. This is the studio responsible for "300," "Pacific Rim," and a whole bunch of other super awesome projects (including the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy), and has …

Josh Brolin Joined The Cast Of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Wearing The Infinity Gauntlet

There’s going to be a lot of news coming out of tonight’s San Diego Comic-Con panel for <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, and basically just the Marvel Universe in general. My colleagues will probably do the best job in the UPROXX Universe of gathering as much of that information as possible tonight and in …

Marvel fans delighted by parade of stars from upcoming movies at Comic-Con

Crowd of 6,500 gets peeks of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man and gets news of Guardians of the Galaxy sequel<p>An exuberant Saturday evening panel from Marvel Studios provided confirmation, if any were needed, that the studio is the boss of Hollywood at Comic-Con.<p>In a climactic session played out …