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The 15 Most WTF Movies of All Time

by Emily Casalena<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Who doesn’t love seeing an utterly bizarre and inexplicable film every once in awhile? Luckily, the cinema world has …

10 Best Movies We Saw at Toronto Film Festival 2016

‘After Love’<p>Belgian director Joachim Lafosse (<i>Our Children</i>) riffs on Bergman's <i>Scenes From a Marriage —</i> only he drops viewers into the union of a …

10 books you absolutely need to read before they come out in theaters

Hey, book lovers! (That’s all of us, right?)<p>There’s nothing quite like seeing one of our favorite reads hit the big screen. We’re still recovering …

Want clean air? NASA says these are the best house plants for filtering out chemicals

In today’s modern world it can feel really hard to have a safe space where the air is clean and healthy. Especially if you live in a city it is …

Watch the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team Totally Slay Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles"

This is just delightful.<p>Just because Olympians are some of the greatest athletes in the world doesn't mean that they don't have a softer side.<p>This weekend, the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team decided to get pumped up on their flight to Rio with a group sing-along to Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand …

Paraguay: Brazilian drug trafficker's luxury prison pad discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Maybe prison wouldn't be so bad if all the cells were like this.<p>Images showing the fancy Paraguayan prison accommodation of Brazilian drug trafficker Jarvis Chimenes Pavao have emerged in local news reports, showing a spacious, three-room suite complete with his own library, a flat screen …

Paraguay

I’m Not Even 30 and I’m Too Old for Music Festivals

Never again.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last weekend was my first (and last) attempt at festival camping.<p>I've been to music festivals before, but they were either day-long events or I wussed out and chose to stay at nearby accommodations instead of slumming it on the campgrounds with …

WhatsApp chats leave a record even after deletion, says security researcher

If you're a WhatsApp user with an iPhone, your chats might not be as secure as you think.<p>Despite the popular messaging app's announcement earlier this year that it would encrypt all user data, a security researcher said Friday that the latest version of WhatsApp for Apple's iOS software for iPhones …

Privacy

New Apple patent suggests future iPhones could have a Digital Crown

This year's iPhone is expected to bore everyone's brains out.<p>Now, next year's iPhone...that's supposed to be the one with the sweeping changes. For …

Watch A Hawaiian Volcano 'Smile' For The Camera

Meet Kilauea, the world's happiest volcano. 😃<p>New video footage of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may have you wondering whether Pixar’s “Lava” is coming to life.<p>An incredible 360-degree video, captured Thursday by Paradise Helicopters, shows the lava pond inside Kilauea’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent erupting into …

Big Island (Hawaii)

Shark bites bather at crowded Costa Blanca beach in Spanish holiday hotspot

A holidaymaker has been treated in hospital after being bitten by a shark at a packed Costa Blanca beach.<p>Bathers were ordered out of the water after the attack around 11.30am on Friday.<p>The 40-year-old victim was rushed to hospital in Elche on the southern Costa Blanca where he was given stitches to …

5 burning questions raised by the largest academy invitee class

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added 683 new members Wednesday, more than doubling last year's record number of invitees. The dramatic action spurred many questions. Here are the answers to five of them.<p><b>How does the academy notify invitees? I saw a bunch of people say that they</b> …

Hayao Miyazaki, Myth-Maker

<i>In the Internet Age, monoculture is unachievable. But there remain a few things that we can all agree on.​</i> The Ringer <i>is looking at this rarefied</i> …

Why Studio Ghibli Didn't Make Ponyo 2

Famed animator Hayao Miyazaki wanted to make a sequel to the 2008 film <i>Ponyo</i>. It never happened. There’s a simple reason for that. Ghibli producer …

Studio Ghibli: Watch A Two-Hour Concert Of Their Greatest Film Scores Conducted by Joe Hisaishi

While the famous animation studio continues their production delay, fill your appetite with a live concert from their longtime composer.<p>Since 1985, …

Animation

SPIRITED AWAY’s Pigs Were More Political Than You Thought

You shouldn’t need me to tell you that Hayao Miyazaki‘s <i>Spirited Away</i> is one of the very best movies of the 21st century, animated or otherwise; as a …

Innovative UV Ray Camera Helps You See Where You Still Need Sunscreen

With so much sun left to soak up this summer, don't let your skin be exposed to harmful UV rays. Sure, there is sunscreen, but it's an invisible protector. How do you know if it's working or if you've put on enough? David Cohen and Jon Meyer of Voxelight wondered this exact question, which led them …

The best young adult (YA) books of 2016

<b>The best YA books of 2016 is selected by Martin Chilton and Rebecca Hawkes. The list is in order of when the novels were reviewed. Updated weekly.</b><p>1: TOM ELLEN AND LUCY IVISON: NEVER EVERS (CHICKEN HOUSE)<p>Never Evers is a dual-narrative book, just like Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison's engaging first book,</b> …

We Predict These Books Will Be Your Next YA Obsessions

What do <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Twilight</i>, <i>The Fault in Our Stars</i> and <i>Divergent</i> have in common? Well, they're all major hits of the young adult novel …

The Best YA Books of 2016

YA books are pretty much my favorite things in the world. I get swept up in the worlds they build, and I follow YA authors and any YA book news so that I don't miss a single thing. That being said, I have it on pretty good authority that these 2016 YA books are absolute must reads. From epic …

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Biggest YA Author Right Now

Sarah Crossan is changing the game for British YA.<p><i>There's no question that Sarah Crossan is having a great year. The</i> Carnegie Medal<i>-winning author has already won two major awards in the last two weeks: She received the</i> Irish Children's Book of the Year <i>at the end of May, and beat out favourites</i> …

7 Body Positive YA Books That Slay

We’ve all gone through moments of feeling insecure about our bodies; it’s especially easy now when magazine headlines are screaming at us to get our bodies swimsuit ready and celebs are on Snapchat talking about their “festival diets.” Luckily, we have the antidote to all that noise, and it comes …

15 New YA Books Out in June for When You Finish Harry Potter

From grown-up coloring books to summer camps for adults, we love finding creative ways to relive our glory days. That’s why, when this year’s summer reads were announced, we definitely found ourselves perusing the young adult section. With such inter-generational blockbusters like <i>Harry Potter</i> and</i> …

‘Into the Forest’ Review: It’s the End of the World (and They Don’t Feel Fine)

It’s not hard to believe that the world can come to an end; just view the current general election. <i>Into the Forest,</i> which director Patricia Rozema</i> …

‘Suicide Squad’ Adds Ezra Miller’s The Flash To Mix

Warner Bros’ upcoming DC film <i>Suicide Squad</i> has been given a dash (sorry) of superheroism with Ezra Miller set to make his second DC Films cameo …

People Photoshopped Pokémon Into Popular Movies and It's AWESOME

Just in case you needed more Pokémon in your life, here's some extra geeky fun that you actually won't mind seeing. People on DesignCrowd took the time to photoshop Pokémon characters into popular movies for a contest — and the results are pretty freaking awesome! You'll see photos like Pikachu as …

Movies

Disney patent wants to stealthily track park visitors by their shoes

A new patent awarded to Disney may have the theme park changing its tagline from “The happiest place on earth” to “The creepiest place on earth.”<p>In its efforts to expedite lines, customize the Disney experience, and make your overall visit more enjoyable, Disney’s new patent details plans to track …

Hollywood just shut down a popular KickassTorrents mirror

Almost one week ago, KickassTorrents was delivered what many thought to be a death blow, as the US government seized its domain name, switched off its servers, and arranged for its alleged owner, Ukrainian national Artem Valin, to be arrested in Poland.<p>But this was by no means the end for the …

Disability

Beware of this travel scam that hacks directly into your phone

Your phone's on two percent battery and you're stuck at the airport due to a delayed flight, when you see your saving grace—a free charging station at the gate! We've all been there, and we've all used them, especially while traveling, but you probably didn't think twice about plugging in. Well, …

Hacking