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Chris Hemsworth's Secrets to Building the Body of a Hero | Men's Health

(For a great total-body workout that will help you blast belly fat at home, try THE 21-DAY METASHRED—one guy lost 25 pounds of fat in 6 weeks!)<p>That would be food and fitness guru Luke Zocchi. To lose 30 pounds for <i>In the Heart of the Sea</i>, the 6’3”, 200-pound actor’s eating plan emphasized foods that …

4 Ways to Make Side Planks Less Boring | Men's Health

That’s why <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour, C.S.C.S., multitasks while he planks. In the video above, he demonstrates four ways to add movement to a side plank in order to make it harder—and less monotonous.<p>These variations still train your core muscles to keep your spine stable, …

Easy Party Appetizers | Men's Health

18 Easy Appetizers to Bring to the Next Party<p>Because you don’t want to be the guy holding a bag of chips and a sixer of Schlitz<p>Thinkstock<p>There’s nothing worse than showing up to a party with a dish that even you’re not going to eat. Bring one of these 18 appetizers and reap the high praises (plus …

Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

Muscle

The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies

New York City’s Metrograph theater is currently screening Eiichi Yamamoto’s psychosexual masterpiece <i>Belladonna of Sadness</i>, from Japanese animation …

The Jungle Book: how the heck they did it

If you ever wondered how far visual effects has come since those pioneering days at ILM in the late ‘70s, take a closer look at Jon Favreau's …

Elijah Wood loves animated film The Belladonna of Sadness

If you’re looking for something decidedly different — not to mention eyebrow-raising — to watch this month, then Elijah Wood suggests you consider …

How Jungle Book Director Jon Favreau Got Such a Great Performance Out of Acting Novice Neel Sethi

So who exactly is Neel Sethi, the 12 year-old cinematic newcomer who's the only live-on-screen human performer in Disney's <i>The Jungle Book</i> ? Which -- after spending its second weekend at the top of the domestic box office -- has now gone on to sell over $500 million worth of tickets worldwide.<p>More …

Film Industry

'Avengers' director Joss Whedon says this is the hardest thing about writing movies

During a Tribeca Talks conversation Monday evening, Mark Ruffalo asked Whedon if writing was difficult for him. Whedon noted one thing that is particularly difficult during the writing process for anyone.<p>"Structure is hard. Structure is always hard, and the most important thing," admitted Whedon. …

Comics

The Oscar-winning director of 'Gravity' explains the lesson he learned from his biggest failure

You don't expect one of the most successful film directors working to be so open about what they consider their biggest failure.<p>But Alfonso Cuarón, best known for "Gravity" and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," is not shy when it comes to his older film "Great Expectations," the …

Tribeca Film Festival

Learn the Secrets Behind the Cinematography of 'Game of Thrones'

Here's how <i>Game of Thrones</i> is shot, from King’s Landing to the Wall to Mereen.<p>As TV shows grow in popularity and complexity, so too do their technical …

How a VFX Supervisor Became the Blockbuster Director of 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

Cedric Nicolas-Troyan was such a talented VFX technician that Universal decided to give him his own film.<p>Cedric Nicolas-Troyan earned an Oscar …

7 Reasons To Listen to JJ Abrams, Quit Your Boring Job and Make Your Passion Project

"Write the thing you desperately care about."<p>For the first installment of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Tribeca Talks: Directors Series, Chris Rock …

See Batman v Superman Visual Effects in Before & After Shots

Whether or not you had problems with <b>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</b>, it’s hard to deny the visual spectacle that was on screen. If there’s one …

Comic Books

Fitness Secrets From the Stars Of Black Sail | Men's Health

As pirates on the TV series <i>Black Sails</i>, actors Tom Hopper (above), Toby Stephens, and Luke Arnold have to look like men who spend all day heaving cannonballs, pulling sails, and climbing ropes.<p>In other words, utterly shredded.<p>Strength coach James White, the toughest trainer in South Africa, put …

Daisy Ridley’s Audition For ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Terrifying

Daisy Ridley has rapidly become the darling of the Internet. Whether she’s turning down dance invitations or handling the crappier parts of the Internet with aplomb, there’s no denying she’s the breakout star of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>. Well, okay, BB-8 is probably bigger, but Ridley has way …

‘April And The Extraordinary World’ Is A Very Cool Movie With A Very Bad New Trailer

The best thing about film festivals is that you get to see cool movies. The worst thing about film festivals is that you tell people about all the cool movies you saw and then they don’t come out for months or years afterwards (if at all), well after everyone’s forgotten about them. Well, to …

Internal Combustion Engine

The Science of Getting Swole

Rachael SchultzScience of 'Swole'Learn exactly how strength training makes your muscles bigger.Despite the stereotype of a meathead, it actually …

Immune System

'Straight Outta Compton', 'Trainwreck' & More Screenplays Free For Your Consideration

The 2015 awards season has begun. And that means there will be screenplays available for free, legal download for your consideration.<p>Over the next …

Film Industry

Lensbaby Introduces the Composer Pro II Tilt-Shift Lens with Edge 50 Optic

Lensbaby is pretty much synonymous with creative tilt-shift lenses. Now they've announced the brand new Composer Pro II, which takes everything good …

Cameras

Go Inside the Mind of Academy Award-Winning Production Designer Rick Carter

You may not immediately recognize his name, but Rick Carter has helped create the worlds of some of the highest-grossing films of the last few …

Hard Hitting Screenwriting Advice from Aaron Sorkin, Danny Boyle, & Steven Spielberg

The Academy Originals YouTube channel is chock-full of excellent educational content from world-renowned filmmakers. Their most recent video, …

Video of Benedict Cumberbatch on The Set of DOCTOR STRANGE

How they shot the epic opening scene in the new Bond movie 'Spectre'

The opening scene of "Spectre," the latest James Bond film, centers on a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade shot on location in Mexico City.<p>The details behind it make it even more impressive. The shoot, which took six months to plan, used 1,500 extras. Crowd scenes today are usually done …

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Season 1 Blooper Reel and Season 2 Teasers

CRIMSON PEAK Featurette Focuses on the Ghostly Gothic Corridor

THE FLASH Visual Effects Reel Teases The Atom Smasher For Season 2

Watch: AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Gets a Second Blooper Reel