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Drink Decor: The Prettiest Liquor Bottles to Have on Your Bar Cart

Taste good > look good, but looking good doesn't hurt.<p>Bar cart—acquired. Now what to put on the damn thing? Here, some suggestions that will certainly gussy up that rolling thingamajig or make really great/boozy presents. (They're wrapped! Basically!)

Watch a detailed explanation of how America ruined Godzilla

A 20 minute edit changed the character forever<p><i>Godzilla</i>, or <i>Gojira</i> in the original Japanese release, was a film about nuclear destruction. It featured men in rubber suits acting out a nation’s greatest fears, and it was directed and acted with a sense of weight and tragedy that was, naturally, edited …

The best movie trailers of 2016

In 2016, Hollywood movies had nothing on what got made outside of Hollywood; the year after <i>Fury Road</i> and <i>Inside Out</i> and <i>The Martian</i>, it’s hard to think …

Movies

The Fate of Cinephilia in the Age of Streaming

In the summer of 1983, I travelled to Paris with nothing but a knapsack and a small carry-on satchel—not even a laptop computer, which hadn’t been invented yet—and managed to see about a hundred movies in less than three months, thanks to the copious offerings at the Cinémathèque Française and the …

Laptops

Everyone but the Chinese are worried about Matt Damon in 'The Great Wall'

The marketing wheels are turning ahead of the premiere of one of China's biggest budget movies ever, <i>The Great Wall</i>.<p>The $150 million epic, directed by …

The Past, Present, and Future of Big-Ass Drinks

The phrase “bigger is better” might prove true when it comes to mixed drinks: Large-format cocktails are enjoying a well-received resurgence in the craft cocktail scene. For those mixing cocktails at their home bars — especially for holiday and end-of-year gatherings — the joys of serving a punch …

Alcohol

Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer teased with newly-released footage

A trailer for <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> is imminent and here's a teaser to prove it.<p>Just one week following the release of a <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2</i> …

An outlandish quest for survival: Werner Herzog's 'Salt and Fire'

The latest film by German director Werner Herzog is an eco-thriller featuring an abducted scientist that ends up fending for her life in the middle …

Filmmaking

Edward Scissorhands: 10 things you didn’t know about the film that made Johnny Depp a Hollywood star

It was almost a musical, featured a Backstreet Boy and nearly starred Tom Cruise: 26 years after its release – as star Johnny Depp is named the most overpaid actor of 2016 – we revisit the making of Tim Burton's 1990 classic Edward Scissorhands.<p>Edward Scissorhands was based on the scriptwriter’s dog<p>…

How Adaptive Studios Is Hacking “Development Hell” By Buying Abandoned Screenplays

The company behind Project Greenlight and The Runner has big plans for Hollywood’s abandoned properties.<p>Here’s a very typical Hollywood story. Back in the ’90s, British screenwriter William Osborne was on something of a hot streak. He parlayed the success of <i>Twins</i>, which he wrote, into credits on …

This Gorgeous, Handmade Stop-Motion Short Took Seven Years to Complete

Simon Scheiber spent seven years making <i>The Lighthouse</i>, the tale of a solitary lighthouse keeper whose ho-hum life is jolted with surreal excitement …

Stop Motion

Trailers: City Of Dead Men (2016) - Horror Movie Trailer

A trailer has been released for the upcoming horror film City of Dead Men.<p>It stars Diego Boneta, Jackson Rathbone and Maria Mesa and will be released …

The sci-fi movies I'm most excited for in 2017

I'm a huge fan of sci-fi movies. Though the original Star Wars trilogy kicked off decades ago (in a galaxy far, far away), it was nothing short of life-changing to my 7-year-old mind. From then on, I was hooked on sci-fi films, and I'm always on the lookout for the next great offering.<p>The movie I'm …

Groot/Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy Spin-Off "Highly Possible"

Planting the seed.<p>Vin Diesel says that Guardians of the Galaxy writer-director James Gunn would like to make a Groot and Rocket Raccoon spin-off …

LOOK: Let's try Tony Gwynn's beer, San Diego Pale Ale .394

Hint: It's really good<p>It's been more than two years since we lost Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn far to soon to cancer at the age of 54. Prior to his death …

Christmas Drinks Guide 2016

Shares 16<p>Welcome to my Christmas Drinks Guide for 2016 – filled with my favourite drinks finds from gin to ginger beer.<p>I love having a well-stocked …

Alcohol

Netflix renews Luke Cage for a second season

Looks like it’s going to be a sweet Christmas in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s version of Harlem, because Netflix has just announced that <i>Luke …

'The Eyes of My Mother' is the year's most gruesome horror movie — and you need to see it

That's the closest approximation to the feeling you get from watching <i>The Eyes of My Mother,</i> Nicolas Pesce's stunning, sick debut that quickly establishes itself as a high point of modern art-horror nightmare fodder. Its set-up could not be more Rural True Crime 101: A child named Francisca (Olivia …

Marvel Movie Scenes That Were Way More Disturbing In The Comics

Marvel movies have reached a point of complexity with their interwoven plot lines that the comics are actually being adjusted to fit the movie lore …

Comics

A Marvel Illustrator on Creating a Seedier New York

Chris Samnee applies his comic prowess to make NYC's Hell’s Kitchen dirty again.<p>In this week’s episode of Strip Panel Naked, host Hass Otsmane-Elhaou concludes his conversation with Marvel illustrator Chris Samnee. In their final chat, Samnee and Otsmane-Elhaou talk about the artist’s incredible …

The Weekend Box Office Received Its Turkeys A Week After Thanksgiving

The week after Thanksgiving — like Labor Day weekend and the week after Christmas — is traditionally a time when the studios don’t even bother releasing worthwhile movies. Studios typically flood the box-office with movies during the lead-up to Thanksgiving, so holdovers generally extend their …

Images: Stunning Collection Of Art That Features A Combination Of Hyperrealism And Classic Movie Poster Art

This is some stunning artwork that includes some hyperrealistic pieces that look like photographs.<p>It is from digital illustrator Kyle Lambert, who …

Psychiatrists studied 400 movies to find the most realistic psychopath

As frightening as movie psychopaths like Norman Bates and Hannibal Lecter appear on the big screen, turns out they may not be as realistic compared to their real-life counterparts. In 2013, Belgian psychiatrists watched over 400 movies to decide which fictional psychopath are based in reality and …

Star Wars 8: Obi-Wan Kenobi rumoured to be returning to saga series

With the release of <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i> fast approaching, many questions have arisen about the spin-off, including numerous ones regarding …

Star Wars

29 Movies That Are Turning The Big 2-0 In 2017

Yes, these movies were released two decades ago and not 10 years ago (although it may feel like it).

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.' trailer brings baby Groot and a whole lot of fun

Marvel just dropped a bit of footage from its next, big comic book movie "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2." And it's got all the things fans loved from the original — jokes, tunes, aliens and Groot!<p>Set to the sounds of "Fox on the Run" from Sweet, the new teaser premiered first at the Comic Con …

Marvel Universe

Hollywood's rape culture is a reflection of our culture

How can one react to the unrepentant admission by Bernardo Bertolucci that he and Marlon Brando conspired over butter scene involving Maria Schneider on the set of Last Tango in Paris?<p>These are not easy days to be a feminist in America. The film industry, as well as other progressives in American …

Marlon Brando

All The Easter Eggs And References Stuffed Into The ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Teaser Trailer

As Mr. Sunday Movies points out, creating his typical Easter egg and reference videos is not exactly an easy job when it comes to the next <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> film. James Gunn has pointed out this exact thing online in the past and he’s shared his concerns over people who manage to spoil movies …

Comics

Packaging Isn't the Problem for Sam Adams and Boston Beer

Boston Beer may have passed by the craft beer industry, growing too big for its own good. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Whatever the problems <b>Boston Beer</b> (NYSE: SAM) has that make selling its Samuel Adams brand so difficult these days, it's not because of the image on the bottle's label -- though that …

'Ben-Hur' losing box office chariot race to 'Suicide Squad'

The new big-budget reimagining of Lew Wallace's 19th century novel "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ" isn't exactly enchanting moviegoers.<p>The Oscar-winning 1959 film starring Charlton Heston may be regarded as a cinema classic, but the Paramount and MGM "Ben-Hur" update released this weekend pulled in …