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HitFix

'Solo' Proves That Han Solo Is Still The Most Important Star Wars Character<p>Vince Mancini on why Han Solo is the antihero that keeps Star Wars from …

Movies

Learn To Land A 737 Airplane Like A Boss

<i>Image via YouTube</i><p>Let’s say you are forced to become your flight’s own version of Ted Striker, taking the controls for a captain and crew that …

Air Traffic

Hilarious ‘Worst Family Feud’ contestants from St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – How do you say mother? The Patterson family from St. Louis recently appeared in an episode of Family Feud. A funny clip from …

George W. Bush offers tough Trump takedown in campaign debut

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — George W. Bush never mentioned Donald Trump. But with his folksy touch, the former president unleashed a tough takedown …

Government

Here's a friendly reminder that the US is the biggest economy in the world

Via John Stoltzfus at Oppenheimer (emphasis ours):<p>Relative size counts when it comes to economic resiliency in challenging environments. The US is still the largest economy in the world at over $17.4 trillion in GDP. While China is the second-largest economy ranked as an individual country (at …

Donald Trump is continuing to thrash George W. Bush over his handling of 9/11

"I've heard for years he kept the country safe after 9/11," Trump said. "What does that mean, after? What about during 9/11? I was there. I lost a lot of friends that were killed in that building. The worst attack ever in this country, it was during his presidency. ... By the way, after that, we …

Donald Trump

Strangers Sent To Kinky Sex Suite After Flight Cancellation

On Valentine’s Day, no less! Who said romance is dead?<p>Two Chinese ladies who didn’t know one another were in for a bit of a shock when their Hainan …

These Texts Perfectly Demonstrate Why Female Entrepreneurs Struggle For Funding

This is "old-school" at its worst.<p>Here’s a simple explanation for why so few women get funding in the tech industry from the predominantly male venture capitalists who dole out the cash: Some of these guys have some pretty old-fashioned views about women.<p>For starters, when women startup founders …

Women Entrepreneurs

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Explains Why ‘Deadpool’ Made ALL The Money

The trend has thankfully gone the way of the Pog, but a few years ago, every big-budget 2D movie was converted to 3D. Not because the visuals were eye-popping, but because theaters could charge a few extra bucks for a ticket, and studios could boast about <i>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs</i>, or whatever, …

'Laser incident' forces Virgin Atlantic jetliner back to London

<b>(CNN) —</b> A "laser incident" forced a pilot to turn around a flight from London to New York, Virgin Atlantic Airlines said.<p>Virgin Atlantic Flight 025 was en route from Heathrow Airport on Sunday when a laser was pointed at the plane, spokeswoman Jaime Fraser said.<p>"Following this incident, the first …

Virgin Atlantic

Best western: why Bone Tomahawk became a gunslinging cult hit

It begins with a neck being sliced open. “Why do they always wet themselves?” the killer asks his colleague. “Just get on with the task,” comes the weary reply. With that, the tone of Bone Tomahawk is set. A western with horror trimmings, it stars Kurt Russell as Sheriff Hunt, the leader of a …

Santa Monica

Read All the Sexist Ways Female Characters Are Introduced in Scripts

“Behind a steamy shower door is the indistinguishable but sexy silhouette of Jane showering.” So reads one introduction for a female character in a …

3. Superman

While I wouldn't go so far as to say Zack Snyder "ruined" Superman by having him break General Zod's neck at the end Man of Steel, it was definitely …

Man of Steel

Sylvester Stallone says a 'Rocky' reshoot made him understand the term 'movie magic'

Reminiscing about his career,<p>Sylvester Stalloneis reminded of shooting the original "Rocky" nearly 30 years ago:<p>"The original ending was that the crowd explodes at the end of the fight, Rocky went the distance. Rocky doesn't care, he's just looking for Adrian. I see her in the distance and people …

The Identity Of A ‘Star Wars’ Actor Who Went Uncredited For Nearly 40 Years Has Been Discovered

You may not remember him, but a briefly glimpsed character named BoShek played a very pivotal role in the original <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>When Luke and Obi Wan hit the Mos Eisley Cantina in search of a pilot, the first person they approach is a middle-aged, mutton-chopped man named BoShek. He turns them down, …

James Cameron read an early 'Deadpool' script years ago — here's what he thought

Screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese told Tech Insider that at one time they even enlisted directors David Fincher ("The Social Network") and James Cameron ("Titanic," "Avatar") to read over early scripts for the film to try and help it gain attention.<p>"The project was so very difficult to …

Meryl Streep: 'We're all Africans really'

The Oscar winner has addressed the diversity row during a press conference at the Berlin film festival<p>Meryl Streep has claimed that we are all Africans, when asked about the representation of minorities in the film industry.<p>The actor was speaking at a press conference to promote her position as the …

Florence Foster Jenkins

Straight Outta Compton producers hit back at NWA manager's $110m lawsuit

Film-makers including Ice Cube and Dr Dre reject claims that NWA biopic unfairly painted music mogul Jerry Heller as ‘sleazy’ in box-office smash<p>The makers of Oscar-nominated rap biopic Straight Outta Compton have hit back against a $110m defamation suit filed by the former NWA manager Jerry Heller.<p>…

Rap & Hip-Hop

ISIS just became the latest victim of the red mercury hoax

If ISIS actually manages to get their hands on the material, it's likely they could develop weapons that would wipe out any force sent to destroy them.<p>Luckily, red mercury is a hoax and ISIS is just its latest victim.<p>Searches for red mercury are like snipe hunts. Those in the know get a good laugh …

Physicist fires a gun at himself underwater to prove a point

You've got to hand it to the scientist in the above video: No matter how sure he was about what would happen when he fired the gun at himself, it …

26 spectacular airports you must land at in your lifetime

London City Airport

Gone to the wall – why modern movie posters are dreadful

There are a number of unmistakable signs that you’re in a student flat. The smell. The minimal fridge. And the walls plastered with peeling posters of films released years before anyone living in the house was old enough to have seen them at the cinema. If they have seen them at all.<p>Scarface, Pulp …

Posters