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11 Movies That Swapped Directors at the Last Minute

When Edgar Wright announced his departure from "Ant-Man" mere weeks before production due to studio-imposed rewrites, fanboys were ready to march with torches and pitchforks at Marvel Studios' doorstep. We can't blame them, since the "Shaun of the Dead" director is a bonafide visionary and shot …

The 10 Best Kids Movies Ever

Long before we ever saw a film by Tarantino, Scorsese, Kubrick, or Coppola; or held our breaths during our first horror flick; or held hands with a crush through a romantic comedy, we watched movies aimed at kids. The best kids' movies unite generation after generation of film lovers who know a …

'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days.<p>When such movies connect with audiences, they can …

Film Industry

Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Has a Director: Bill Condon

With "Maleficent" having already amassed almost $200 million worldwide, it's no surprise that Disney would look to capitalize on its trend of revamping classic fairy tales in similar, live action fashion. (Keep in mind that they have "Cinderella" coming out next spring, starring Cate Blanchett, …

'22 Jump Street' Unscripted: Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Get Bromantic

Sometimes, when two people meet, the chemistry is instant. Such is the case for stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, who've become, well, let's say "intimate" thanks to some key scenes in "21 Jump Street" and its upcoming sequel "22 Jump Street." And nowhere is this bromantic chemistry more evident …

Mark Ruffalo Says 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Hulk Role is 'Bigger' and 'More Complex'

Mark Ruffalo has already been plenty generous with dropping hints about "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and now the superhero star is at it again.<p>In an interview with Total Film, Ruffalo reinforces some recent statements he made about his work on the follow-up to 2012's "The Avengers," and how the Hulk …

Which team are you cheering for at the World Cup?

For my money, the World Cup is more exciting than the Olympics. There’s a lot more riding on each game, and I get to root for my home country — the …

Soccer

23 scenic natural areas to explore before you die

While humankind has made its mark on the planet, many areas remain protected, and for good reason — the 57,268,900 square miles of Earth contain such …

15 untranslatable words we should be using in English

<b>German for “weary of life”</b><p>John: I’ve been rather <i>lebensmüde</i> these days. I don’t know what’s wrong.<p>Johnny: It’s those German lessons you’re</i> …

Language

What it’s like to stand on top of Rio de Janeiro

Photo: The Flash Pack / SWNS.com<p>THERE ARE PEOPLE who are satisfied with ticking off, “Hanging out at Rio’s Christ The Redeemer statue” from there …

Rio De Janeiro

7 things you NEED to consider for a healthy lifestyle

WHEN MOST OF US think of health we think of weight, so the focus tends toward how much weight we need to lose to be healthy. The usual method to do …

Fitness

Venus Is More Than Just a Cautionary Tale

Venus shines more brightly in Earth’s sky than any of our stars, but it gets surprisingly little attention nowadays (unless it’s being used as an example of a planetary What Not To Do).<p>Not that long ago, though, humans seemed rather interested in hurling tons of hardware at our sister planet, which …