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18 Hollywood movies that pandered to China's giant box office

"No Hollywood producer that wants to take advantage of the Chinese market would at this point include a film that includes anything about Taiwan, about Tibet, about Tiananmen," Aynne Kokas, author of the forthcoming book "Hollywood in China" and a professor at the University of Virginia, recently …

China

The Best Documentaries On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: August 6th</b><p>Streaming video is the best thing that’s ever happened to documentaries. People who would never have paid for a ticket to a theatrical nonfiction film are now, thanks to Netflix’s robust selection, scarfing down the stuff by the barrel. But where to start among the masses? …

Making a Murderer

50 leading CEOs and politicians were asked if Donald Trump had at least a 50% chance of winning the election — just 5 people raised their hand

On one such recent occasion, Roberts was speaking at a summit in Warsaw, attended by global CEOs, editors of newspapers and magazines, and leading finance and defense ministers from across Europe and the US.<p>At one session — a discussion about what was needed post-Brexit to move Europe forward — the …

CEOs

Hand-Drawn Logos as Vector Graphics

Download this huge collection of 229 hand-drawn logos with included vector graphics.<p>The friendly team of TSV Creative has packed together this great …

8 things every Pebble Time user should know

Pebble Time is a user-friendly smartwatch with a battery that seems to never stop. At least, when compared to the single-day battery life of competing smartwatches from Apple and Google's Android Wear.<p>Despite its user-friendly design, there are still some tips and tricks hiding under your sleeve.<p>So …

Forget Box Office: Which “Star Wars” Movie Was Seen By The Most People?

The seventh official <i>Star Wars</i> film came out in late December and went on to make nearly a billion dollars just in the U.S. With so much riding on the …

Star Wars

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1.</b><b>Newspapers are upping the stakes in the battle against ad blockers.</b> The Newspaper Association of America, which represents newspapers 2,000 newspapers, launched a federal complaint against ad blocking companies on Thursday, The Washington Post reported.<p><b>2. RANKED: The 37 hottest pre-IPO ad tech</b> …

Startups

What happens next if Britain votes to leave the EU?

Is the decision reversible? How long will Brexit take? Could MPs engineer a second referendum? Guardian correspondents chart the course ahead<p>By the early hours of Friday 24 June, it will be clear if the UK has defied the experts and pollsters by voting to leave the European Union.

Enough with the Hillary cult: Her admirers ignore reality, dream of worshipping a queen

<b>HIllary Clinton (AP/Seth Wenig)</b><p>Clinton voters overlook money lust, shadowy surrogates, sociopathic policy shifts, horrific overseas record. Why?<p>Camille Paglia<p>April 21, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>What is it with the Hillary cult?<p>As a lifelong Democrat who will be enthusiastically voting for Bernie Sanders in …

Tom Lennon Had Absolutely No Idea What Was Happening On The Set Of Terrence Malick’s ‘Knight Of Cups’

Like most of director Terrence Malick’s films, <i>Knight of Cups</i> is drawing mixed reviews. Some critics and audiences will appreciate the filmmaker’s eccentric tastes in cinematography and subject material, while others will complain — like actor Sean Penn before them — about not knowing what the hell …

Fans Remastered A 35MM Print Of ‘Star Wars’ And It Looks Amazing

The original, un-cut and un-altered versions of <i>Star Wars</i> episodes 4, 5 and 6 have been a white whale for fans ever since the the 1997 Special Edition home video release. You’ve surely heard that Han shot first, and he did, but history has been scrubbed so many times that kids these days have no …

The Mystery of the Maltese Falcon, One of the Most Valuable Movie Props in History

A statuette from the John Huston–Humphrey Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon is one of the most recognizable, and sought-after, pieces of movie memorabilia in history. In fact, Steve Wynn paid $4.1 million for it. But was it the genuine article? Bryan Burrough tracks down a flock of Falcons, with …

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Why did so few people see 'Joy'? David O. Russell has some theories (and we have some defenses)

When it comes to David O. Russell, I'll admit I'm biased, or at least heavily influenced by past performance. I've enjoyed and admired every one of the director's movies since his unofficial comeback began a little more than five years ago.<p>I loved "The Fighter," its off-center view of a …

David O. Russell

Oscars 2016: Does 'Revenant' Really Have a Shot at Best Picture?

How unpredictable is this year's Oscar race? We are two weeks out and Best Picture still remains a three-way race.<p>Last weekend's Directors Guild Awards -- which analysts thought might bring some clarity to the race -- resulted in an unprecedented repeat victory for "The Revenant" director Alejandro …

David Fincher: The Best Director of Our Time?

David Fincher will tell you with a straight face that he began thinking seriously about directing movies when he was eight years old. When he got older he worked on movie sets until he knew every crew member's job. Then at 19, instead of going to film school, he went to work for Industrial Light & …

Charlotte Rampling Calls Oscars Diversity Focus 'Racist to Whites'

Veteran actress Charlotte Rampling finally earned her first Oscar nomination last week, for "45 Years," after decades in the film industry. Unfortunately, Rampling has officially marred that achievement by speaking out against the push for a more diverse Oscars slate, claiming that it's "racist to …

11 must-see movies completely rejected by the Oscars

Amazon Studios

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

Art

The 25 private colleges where students go on to earn the most money

Sticker prices on private colleges and universities tend to be steeper than public schools.<p>The average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-16 school year was <b>$32,405</b> at private colleges in the US, while public universities cost an average of <b>$23,893</b>. For state residents at public colleges, average …

College & University

This 16-minute sci-fi short is the best movie of the year

After a trailer hit the web with more distinct and honorable praise than is typically found with Sundance sensations, the film became one of the must-see titles of SXSW, and then it arrived online in late March for all to see and believe the hype. Nobody seemed to be disappointed with it, certainly …

Science Fiction

LCD Soundsystem Share New Song "Christmas Will Break Your Heart"

<i>Front page photo by Alexander Stein</i><p>LCD Soundsystem broke up back in 2011 and have since squashed every rumor imaginable that the band would ever get back together. Today, they've shared a new song for Christmas. It's called "Christmas Will Break Your Heart". According to a note on the band's …

solidLUUV: The World’s First All-In-One Stabilizer For Smaller Cameras

One of the modern day cruces of video filming is smooth stabilization. While many of us carry around smartphones with exceptional video capabilities, …

Videography