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God of War hides its best twist (no, not that one) in plain sight

God of War’s ending asks you to rethink its beginning<p><i>God of War</i> pulls a Keyser Söze moment in its final scene, but the twist happens so quickly, you might have missed it.<p>This piece will contain spoilers pertaining to the end of the game’s story. If you haven’t completed <i>God of War</i>, feel free to …

Santa Monica

Watch: Roomful of Rich, White NYC Parents Get Big Mad at Plan to Diversify Neighborhood’s Schools

Anyone laboring under the delusion that New York City is a progressive bastion need look no further than the city’s school system, which remains …

Manhattan

These are the 4 best deals you'll find on Amazon right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>If you've got some …

Shopping

PlayStation Sale Offering Up To 50 Percent Off On Some Games Until January 2

Holiday deals are finally coming to an end. PlayStation already has featured mark downs on their higher-end products, like the PS4 Pro and PSVR headsets, but now the games are getting a little love. Until January 2, catch all your favorites on the PlayStation Store for up to 50 percent off.<p>The sale …

Tomb Raider

The New Trailer For "Mom And Dad" Is Here And What In The Sweet Heck Did I Just Watch

Your parents brought you into this world, and they can take you out (literally).

Trailers

10 dark and dystopian movies to balance out the holiday cheer

Children of Men (2006)<p>This bleak film about a dystopian future where society is crumbling because no children have been born in two decades is …

Watch the new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Ready Player One hits theaters on March 30th, 2018<p>We got our first look at Steven Spielberg’s next big science fiction movie <i>Ready Player One</i> at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, and today, Warner Bros. released a new trailer on Facebook Live, with author Ernie Cline answering questions about …

These are the 2017 tech gadgets I just couldn't live without

When it comes to new gadgets and gizmos, 2017’s been a pretty epic year.<p>We’ve seen a surge of new voice-activated assistants, rise of remastered retro tech, and all kinds of quirky smart devices. Rather than rehash what’s appearing on my colleagues' top lists—most of which would make my top picks, …

Gear & Gadgets

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Customer Service

Cartel Hitmen Force ‘Confessions’ From Victims Before ISIS-Style Beheadings In Mexico

One of at least three decapitations last week was caught on camera as cartel violence continues to soar.<p>Members of the Viagras cartel videotaped a …

Netflix Unveils ‘Black Mirror’ Season 4 Trailer Highlighting Jodie Foster’s ‘Arkangel’ Episode

In the first look at season 4 of Netflix’s anthology <i>Black Mirror</i>, it spares no expense to tease even more techno-paranoia for its binge-watching …

The Best Nintendo Switch Cases

A list of the best carrying cases currently available for your fancy new hybrid console.<p>Whether you prefer playing your Switch docked or undocked, it …

Shopping

The 10 best deals you can get from Amazon’s Black Friday Countdown Week

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Black Friday is only …

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Evan Peters Gets Bearded Up in Fact-Based 'Pirates of Somalia' Trailer (Video)

Film hits theaters Dec. 8<p>Evan Peters is usually known for scaring viewers on “American Horror Story,” but in his latest movie he’s the one getting …

Horror

Saudi Arabia is betting its future on a megacity in the desert

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — "Welcome to the future of Saudi Arabia," a Saudi tour guide intoned last week as she led guests into a showroom advertising values not traditionally associated with the kingdom: gender equality, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation.<p>After an IMAX-style …

The 20 Best Plot Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked

A great plot twist doesn't just shock, it can make a movie truly unforgettable. Here are the best surprises, twists and turns we've seen since …

Netflix’s Oscar Contender ‘Mudbound’ Gets A Full-Length Trailer

Earlier this year, Hulu became the first streaming service to win the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series with <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i>, but Netflix has other award show ambitions. Since debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, <i>Mudbound</i> has received incredible reviews from critics (including from our own …

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Rise Despite Friction and Fear

BEIJING — No part of the world seems too small, too near or too far for China’s globe-trotting president, Xi Jinping.<p>He has traveled to the tiny Pacific islands of Fiji, toured the neighboring nations of Central Asia and signaled his interest in Antarctica with a visit to Tasmania, off Australia’s …

China

Why the Internet Is Freaking Out Over The Last Jedi's Porgs

R2-D2. Ewoks. BB-8. With nearly every addition to the Star Wars film franchise, there has been some new creature or droid that has delighted …

Watch Trailer For X-Men's Horror Spinoff 'New Mutants'

<i>X-Men</i> meet the horror genre in the first trailer for <i>The New Mutants</i>, an upcoming Marvel movie about mutant teenagers trapped and tested on in a …

Comics

John Krasinski becomes a master of war in Jack Ryan trailer

John Krasinski goes to war in the full teaser trailer for Amazon’s new series <i>Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan</i>.<p>In the new look at the series, which debuted at …

Tom Cruise's Craziest Stunts – and the Toll They Took on His Body

Tom Cruise is notorious for pushing the limits with his stunt work, often performing high-flying action sequences by himself.<p>Just last month, he …

Mission Impossible

The 100 best things to watch on Netflix right now

With all of the new original movies and TV shows coming to Netflix each month, it can become a bit overwhelming finding the perfect thing to watch.<p>We're here to help.<p>INSIDER rounded up a mix of current and classic TV shows and Oscar-winning and feel-good movies that should feed the need for …

From The Expanse to Schitt's Creek: 25 great TV shows you've probably never seen

TV

High School Students Landed James Franco and Seth Rogen For Their First Short Film — Watch

Imagine landing two of the biggest stars in Hollywood for your high school short film. That's exactly what happened for these 13 aspiring …

RANKED: The 21 best heist movies of all time

With the high stakes, and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>As Steven Soderbergh dives back into the genre with the excellent "Logan Lucky" on Friday (in which Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and …

Universal Pictures

Nocturama is a mesmerizing, disturbing tour de force—and one of the best films of the year

A nocturamais the part of the zoo where they keep the small animals that only come out at night. The term is obscure, but evocative—so, an apt title …

Jean Smart on her very scary new movie: 'If you live alone it might be tough to watch'

<i>Awaken the Shadowman</i>, currently available on VOD, is a psychological thriller about a pair of estranged brothers that reunite after their mother …

An eight-year-old reviews the Nintendo Switch

Finally, a video game console I can play in my room<p><i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>Last week,</i> Verge <i>t</i><i>ransportation</i> <i>e</i><i>ditor Tamara Warren sh</i><i>owed me</i> <i>a review of the Nintendo Switch by her</i> <i>eight</i><i>-year-old son Benicio. Handwritten on ruled notebook paper, the critique showed gumption, vigor, and passion. As a craven and</i> …

27 Tragically Underrated Movies You Need To Watch Immediately

Give 'em a shot!<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

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