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How the Geometry of Movies Can Change the Way We Think

Circles. Triangles. Squares. Those aren’t the things you expect to see in a movie but films have been using shapes to subtly influence emotion for a …

Friday Box Office: 'Girl On The Train' Steamrolls' Birth Of A Nation'

<i>The Girl on the Train</i> rode into first place this Friday, easily topping two other openers and a slew of holdover films. The Universal/Comcast Corp. release, which is a DreamWorks Pictures Film and the first in their distribution deal with Amblin Partners, earned $9.352 million on its first day of …

Box Office

‘Patriots Day,’ The Peter Berg-Directed Boston Marathon Bombing Movie, Has A New Teaser

Like the <i>Deepwater Horizon</i> rig explosion, the Boston Marathon bombing is now the subject of a film from director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg. <i>Deepwater Horizon</i> hit theaters six years after the real-life event and earned a few good reviews and some decent box office numbers. <i>Patriots Day</i>, …

Movies

Ben Affleck reveals title of upcoming Batman film

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck says the upcoming stand-alone Batman film he's directing and starring in will be called "The Batman."<p>Affleck is leaving open the possibility of changing the title, but tells The Associated Pres "that's what we're going with now."<p>Affleck is also dismissing critics of …

Comic Books

Ben Affleck Reveals More About The Version Of Deathstroke We’ll See In ‘The Batman’

Ben Affleck has been giving interviews to promote <i>The Accountant</i>, which means we get to watch him defend <i>Batman V Superman</i> and get heated about football. The most recent interviews with Associated Press, Collider, and IGN have brought new information about Affleck’s standalone Batman movie, which …

Comic Books

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Tom Holland announces filming has wrapped

Cameras began rolling on <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> earlier this year, and now the actor playing Peter Parker says filming has come to an end.<p>Tom Holland …

This Californian Road to Nowhere Might Be the Best in the Country

There's no traffic because, well, it doesn't actually go anywhere. At all.<p>We found it by accident.<p>See, our plan called for a full day of driving and photography of the cars we were testing. Usually, photography in the LA area means you go to Malibu and then head up into the canyons or you go to …

California

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Are Out of This World in First Passengers Trailer

The first trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s science-fiction romance film <i>Passengers</i> is here.<p>The duo play Jim and Aurora, two of the …

Movies

Stan Lee’s Life Will Be Made into an Action Adventure Movie

Stan Lee will soon come to movie screens across the globe…. and I’m not just talking about his cameos in all the Marvel Studios movies either …

Comics

Star Wars: Adam Driver compares new film to Empire Strikes Back

Adam Driver is evoking the pinnacle of <i>Star Wars</i> storytelling when describing Rian Johnson’s script for <i>Episode VIII</i>.<p>While talking to Collider about …

Star Wars: TNT, TBS nabs cable rights to all movies

The Force will be very strong on TNT and TBS for some time.<p>Turner announced on Wednesday that it has licensing agreements with Disney and 20th …

Adobe Lightroom gives the latest iPhones RAW support

Adobe has launched Lightroom 2.5 for iOS 10 with a big new feature -- support for capture and editing of RAW files in the "DNG" format. Using the app, you can take a photo with the iPhone's built-in camera(s) and save all the image data with no loss or compression. The feature is limited to models …

Natalie Portman Is Riveting as a Grieving First Lady in Jackie

Director Pablo Larraín takes an artful look at Jackie Kennedy in the days after her husband’s assassination.<p>It’s Jackie Kennedy like you’ve never seen her before! That may sound like some hack blurb from a movie trailer, but in <b>Pablo Larraín’s</b> new film <i>Jackie</i>, which premiered here in Toronto on …

Natalie Portman

Why Amazon is 'absolutely fine' about Jeremy Clarkson's Fox-backed Drive Tribe

The trio, alongside their longtime executive producer Andy Wilman, will launch and create content for online community Drive Tribe from November.<p>Drive Tribe chief executive Ernesto Schmitt said their Amazon contract "specifically carves out the ability for Clarkson, Hammond and May to do this" and …

Top Gear

T-Mobile offers free iPhone 7 to anyone who trades in an iPhone 6/s, deal starts tomorrow alongside pre-orders

It’s not even iPhone 7 pre-order day yet and T-Mobile has already dropped an amazing deal for the updated smartphone.<p>New and existing customers can get an iPhone 7 for <b>free</b> with the trade in of an iPhone 6/6s. T-Mobile will hand you up to $650 in monthly bill credits over a 2-year time span, which …

Will Smith’s ‘Suicide Squad’ Follow-Up ‘Collateral Beauty’ Looks Like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life 2’

Will Smith wasn’t the problem with the dismally received <i>Suicide Squad</i>. <i>Suicide Squad</i> was the problem with <i>Suicide Squad</i>. Smith got out of Midway City relatively unscathed (he and Margot Robbie were the best things about the movie), but it’s been awhile since Smith — whose last five lead roles were in</i> …

Movies

The ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ VFX Reel Features Less Green Screen Than You Might Expect

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> obviously had its share of special effects, but it wasn’t the total green screen-fest that, say, the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels were. The makers of <i>The Force Awakens</i> boasted about the fact that they used real sets and practical effects where they could, and the film definitely …

Rumor Has It Daniel Craig Has Been Offered More Than $150 Million to Return as Bond

This after reportedly turning down $99 million.<p>After apparently turning down $99 million to reprise his role as Bond a couple of months back, Sony has returned to the table to offer Daniel Craig the outlandish sum of $150 million to bring back his personal brand of squinty, moody 007.<p>According to a …

Movies

Sully reviews: Tom Hanks film is thrilling, elegant, and compelling

Most people know the story of “The Miracle on the Hudson.” On Jan. 15, 2009, birds crashed into the engines of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 out of …

Everyone Breaks Character in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Gag Reel

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> may have its moments levity, but it’s one of the darkest movies to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain …

Marvel Universe

Star Wars: Donald Glover Lando Calrissian rumors discussed

Donald Glover has heard those rumors about his potential casting in the Han Solo prequel film, and he responded to the chatter in a new …

Jonah Hill Did So Much Fake Cocaine During ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ It Put Him In The Hospital

It’s a real hot trend nowadays for actors to suffer for their craft. You’ve got guys going hardcore into method acting, staying in character for weeks, and then there are those who balloon up in weight or drop so many pounds they look half dead. You might never expect Jonah Hill to be one of those …

Wolf of Wall Street

Cinesift Is the Netflix-Companion Site You Didn’t Know Your Life Was Missing

You could go to film school — or you could just spend hours trawling this website. Cinesift, a website which premiered earlier this year, is an indispensable tool for anybody with a Netflix account (even if it’s shared!). It was created out of frustration in the Reddit community and is now our new …

Rotten Tomatoes

Watch A One-Time-Only VR Simulcast Of A New 12-Minute Episode Of Mr. Robot

The USA Network’s hit show Mr. Robot is moving from your TV screen to your VR headset. A new 12-minute episode of Mr. Robot will be simulcast at 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 21 (aka tomorrow). The episode can be viewed using the Within VR app (formerly Vrse) for Android, iOS, Samsung Gear VR, …

San Diego

SanDisk's new microSD cards are insanely fast 4K beasts

If you’re into shooting 4K video, you’ll probably be <i>really</i> into the newest microSD cards from SanDisk which can hold 14 hours of footage and transfer info insanely fast.<p>The SanDisk Extreme 256GB microSD card not only has an insane capacity (seriously, 14 hours of 4K footage!), it can transfer your …

Should my son go to film school or try for jobs with his university experience?

He made a few short films while studying and wants to work in the field, but is unsure which route to go down<p><b>Twice a week we publish problems that will feature in a forthcoming</b> <b>Dear Jeremy</b> <b>advice column in the Saturday Guardian so that readers can offer their own advice and suggestions. We then print</b> …

Employment

Travel With Us to Clarkson Island, The Greatest Island . . . In the World

Even if you've seen this British sketch show parody of Jeremy Clarkson before, you'll still get a laugh out of it.<p>Jeremy Clarkson is, for better or for worse, a singular figure in the automotive world. That means that his car reviews are unlike anyone else's, but it also makes him rife for parody. …

Jeremy Clarkson

How RocketJump Film School Has Removed All Your Excuses For Not Making a Movie

The dean of RocketJump Film School talks about how a production company’s incisive video series teaches every aspect of how movies are made.<p>Aspiring directors now have equipment on their phones they would’ve had to pay an indie film budget’s worth of tuition to access only a decade or two ago. Just …

Real-world 'Pong' might just beat the video game

If you miss the days of playing <i>Pong</i> with old-school dial controllers but would rather not track down a vintage console or arcade cabinet, today's your lucky day. Daniel Perdomo and crew have built a real-world <i>Pong</i> machine that replicates the pioneering game with physical parts. Despite what it …