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10 Controversial Movies That Went Too Far In The Name Of Art

There’s a line between dedicated and insane, and when it comes to art, that line is frequently played with. This is all to say that some of your …

Best Books of 2016 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & Memoir<br>• Book …

Best Books of 2016 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 300 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & Memoir<br>• Book …

'Certain Dark Things' Takes The Vampire Story In A New Direction

This is the darkest time of the year, which makes it a perfect time to discuss creatures of the dark — specifically, vampires.<p>Silvia Moreno-Garcia's latest novel, <i>Certain Dark Things</i>, takes the vampire story in a new direction, beginning with the setting: Mexico City. She tells NPR's Ari Shapiro …

Animated movie Sing accused of ‘racial stereotyping’ over criminal gorillas

Animated movie Sing’s run into a spot of bother with cinemagoers – and it’s all because of the gorillas.<p>The film – set in a world of anthropomorphic …

A List Of Action Movie Cliches That Also Make Pretty Decent New Year’s Resolutions

The time has come for New Year’s resolutions. You probably have a list in your head right now. Shed a little weight, take that vacation, finally start getting organized, etc. All noble, reasonable goals. But why be reasonable? Most people abandon their resolutions by mid-March anyway. If you’re …

'Star Wars: Episode VIII,' 'Justice League' Among Fandango's 2017 Most Anticipated Movies

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” and “Beauty and the Beast are also high up on the list in moviegoer survey<p>Superhero films and Disney movies have …

The best and worst movies of 2016, in every category we could possibly think of

Here’s one last, irreverent look back at the highs and lows of the 2016 movies:<p>Best comic-book movie: “Captain America: Civil War.”<p>Worst comic-book …

The best 2016 movies for your family

From edge-of-your seat adventures and stunning fantasy worlds to moving true stories and powerful role models, these 20 movies offer the best of 2016 for kids, teens, and families. They entertained us, made us think, and gave us plenty to talk about. At the same time, they offered up worthwhile …

From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)

Star Wars should just be called Disk Format Wars.<p><i>Rogue One</i> is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect's sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars …

What Are the Most Anticipated Movies of 2017?

Here in Chicago, it's beginning to get consistently cold. We've got that drab, gray thing going on that will be the default status until, roughly, …

Best Movies of 2016

Winner <i><br>Arrival</i><p>Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Arrival</i> hit theaters with high expectations after two of the director’s earlier, critically acclaimed works – the …

The 10 highest-grossing movies of 2016, ranked

Disney was the biggest contributor to the record-breaking year, taking in over $7 billion at the worldwide box office thanks to titles like "Captain America: Civil War," "Finding Dory," and "Zootopia," which all earned over $1 billion in worldwide earnings.<p>Five of the top 10 worldwide box-office …

Film Industry

2016 recut as a horror movie is actually pretty terrifying

Despite any good that came of 2016, the year will go down as one of the worst in recent memory. But how bad was it really?<p>From Brexit, to Donald …

Tom Hardy, Brad Pitt, and Iron Man All Want to Kill Bruce Willis In This Mashup Action Film

It took 53 movies spliced together to make this.<p>Everybody wants to kill Bruce Willis. Brad Pitt wants to kill Bruce Willis. Iron Man wants to kill Bruce Willis. Tom Hardy wants to kill Bruce Willis. Thankfully, Bruce Willis—being Bruce Willis—escapes every single time. And while this might sound …

The Best Books About Dysfunctional Families to Give You Solace During Thanksgiving Break

In literature, the most American of holidays is an occasion for awkward family togetherness, epic food fails, and copious drinking—oftentimes, with a starchy side of social critique. Celebrating Thanksgiving ’70s–style entails a neighborhood key party, the infamous centerpiece of Rick Moody’s …

12 Movies You Totally Forgot Were Set on Thanksgiving

Whether you go home for Thanksgiving or camp out with your circle of friends, you’ll probably spend at least a couple of hours flipping through the channels or scrolling through Netflix looking for the perfect movie to get into the holiday spirit. While the brilliance of classics like <i>A Charlie</i> …

Pop Culture

'Rogue One' Box Office Nears $350M in U.S.; 'Sing' Croons Loudly on Tuesday

'Sing' and 'Passengers' hold at No. 2 and No. 3, while 'Hidden Figures' continues to impress in limited debut.<p>Lucasfilm's and Disney's <i>Rogue One: A</i> …

Carrie Fisher's Books Become Best-Sellers After Her Death

Five of the top 10 books on Amazon's "Movers and Shakers" list were by Fisher.<p>There's been a run on Carrie Fisher's books since the <i>Star Wars</i> actress …

'Ben Hur' to 'BFG': Hollywood's Biggest Box-Office Bombs of 2016

Fourteen titles landed on the year-end lineup.<p>Despite record-breaking highs, the 2016 box office also will be remembered for devastating lows that …

5 Ways 'Westworld' Season 1 Mirrors 'Game of Thrones'

A closer look at the intersection of Ned Stark and Robert Ford, among other characters across the two HBO shows.<p><b>[Warning: This story contains</b> …

Listen: 10 Best-of-Books Author Podcasts

‘Tis the season for “best books of 2016 lists” to help you discover what to read next. As your TBR pile grows, turn to Signature’s sister podcast, Beaks and Geeks, for a way to find out a bit more about a book before diving in. Check out some of our podcasts from this past year, featuring the books …

The Making of August Wilson, from Poet to Pulitzer Playwright

You may have seen some clips of Denzel Washington in your social media feed recently, while he was out promoting screenings of his new movie “Fences<i>,</i>“ <i></i>based on the 1983 play by August Wilson<i>.</i> Washington was asked about fake news, the kind that helped nudge our current President-elect towards the …

Fahrenheit Zero: 7 of the Best Novels Set in the Depths of Winter

Edith Wharton<p>Edith Wharton understood better than most the complex ways in which desire, social mores, and anxiety can twist the paths of our lives. Winter pervades this story of its title character’s flawed marriage, his desire for another woman, and the obstacles to the happiness of virtually …

The 10 Best Movie Adaptations of 2016

Some years it seems every critically touted film is a literary adaptation. This year has not been one of them. So many year-end top-ten lists boast original screenplays that it seems Hollywood is finally trusting its writers. What we’ve lacked in volume, however, we’ve made up for in creativity, …

Melodrama Distilled: Meet the Beauty of Pedro Almodovar’s Latest, ‘Julieta’

“Julieta,” Pedro Almodovar’s adaptation of the Alice Munro <i>Runaway</i> short stories “Chance,” “Soon,” and “Silence,” was meant to be his English-language debut. Instead, he rechristened the protagonist Julieta and swapped out Vancouver for Madrid, where he contrasted her quiet despair with the bright …

Ho Ho H-overindulgence: 12 Books and Shows to Binge Now

A Novel<p>Colson Whitehead<p>Colson Whitehead’s tale of a slave’s escape from a cotton plantation via the Underground Railroad hinges on an ingeniously simplistic idea: Imagine if the Underground Railroad were an actual railway, complete with trains and conductors operating beneath the surface of the …