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10 Most Underrated Action Movies on Netflix to Watch

We ran a list last week about the Top 50 Most Underrated Action Movies to Watch, and since it’s doing so well, I’d like to follow it up with a list …

Entertainment

Susanna Clarke interviews Alan Moore: the wonderful wizard of... Northampton

In 2007, the Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell author discussed sex and Hollywood with comics writer, and aspiring magician, Alan Moore<p><b>Alan Moore, the undisputed, eccentric king of comic-book writing, made it acceptable for literary-minded adults to enjoy books about superheroes. In 2007 Susanna</b> …

The biggest gaming trends in 2014

<i>Check out all of our Best of 2014 coverage here and Worst of 2014 coverage here.</i><p>Yesterday, you read all about the worst of what had stuck to the gaming industry in 2014. Today, I bring you the biggest happenings of the year (good or bad). The following five happenings best describe the better half …

'The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies' Review: This Is The End

<i>Spoilers for Peter Jackson’s rendition of ‘The Hobbit’ follow.</i><p>Well we’ve come at last to the mountain, to the titular battle of the five armies, and to the end of the road both for Bilbo and his motley band of dwarves, and for the Peter Jackson era of the Middle-earth saga.<p>We have gone there and …

Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days

The scriptwriter on Hitchcock's last, unfinished film, David Freeman had a front row seat as the aging, pain-wracked director raged against the dying …

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'GTA 5' And The Ethics Of Mass Murder

There’s been renewed interest in Grand Theft Auto 5 in the wake of its re-release on PS4 and Xbox One that’s more than just an HD remaster. Rather, with it comes the addition of first person mode, a perspective which sheds new light on an old series and the fundamental concepts behind it. Namely, …

Grand Theft Auto 5, Australian culture, and how the American press misses the point

The decision to remove <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> from the shelves of Target and K-Mart stores in Australia caused quite the reaction, especially in the American gaming press.<p>The move was discussed, argued over and written about, but the act itself took place in Australia, and reflects Australian culture …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Economics

You're Not a Chimpanzee, So Don't Make Love Like One

Why do people have sex the way they do? There are lots of puzzling things about that, but three really stand out. Sex between two chimpanzees takes a few seconds, but sex between humans can take hours. Why are we so different from them? Men can only have a few orgasms, but women can have lots of …

Princeton University

Barack Obama and the Audacity of Failure

It is often remarked that the Ship of State is the one ship which leaks from the top. Thus even before the blatantly theatrical political funeral dirge conducted at the White House in which President Obama announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the sole remaining Republican in his …

Middle East

In a self-driving future, we may not even want to own cars

Personal transportation is on the cusp of its greatest transformation since the advent of the internal combustion engine.<p>With the rise of self-driving vehicles, ride-sharing, traffic congestion and environmental regulation, we may not even own cars in the future, much less drive them.<p>A glimpse of …

'Assassin's Creed: Unity' Makes A Strong Case For Video Game Recalls

Video games aren’t recalled very often, in spite of the leagues of problems plaguing many of the year’s biggest releases.<p>Rockstar recalled <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> in 2005 after a pair of highly sexual minigames were discovered in the game. The content had been locked away but was easily …

Microsoft Is Losing Xbox One Momentum Due To 343's 'Halo: Master Chief Collection' Misdeeds

Earlier this month, I wrote a piece saying that there was a never better time to buy an Xbox One than now. That was in the wake of Microsoft announcing a price cut of many of their most popular bundles from $400 down to $350, which, factoring the cost of a game you’d buy anyway, made the effective …

Having Problems With The New Halo Collection? Check Out Bungie's Marathon Trilogy Instead

If you’re having problems with the new <i>Halo Collection</i> then in the interim, as the various problems are dutifully fixed, you should check out Bungie’s original <i>Marathon</i> trilogy.<p>The first <i>Marathon</i> game was an early FPS on Mac which pitted the player as a mysterious cyborg on a huge generational …

What movie audiences get wrong about Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar winner and Internet darling is the planet’s biggest action star. So why is she not thought of as one?<p><i>The Hunger Games</i> is on the verge of breaking a record: If this year's first installment of <i>Mockingjay</i> performs in line with previous entries in the franchise, <i>The Hunger Games</i> will be the …

Hard Rock, Harder Times: AC/DC Return Without Two Key Members

Multi-platinum blues-rock band opens up about moving on without Malcolm Young and Phil Rudd<p>The first bad sign came even before AC/DC started …

Blizzard wants its diverse fans to feel 'equally represented' by Overwatch's heroes

Blizzard's new team-based multiplayer shooter, <i>Overwatch</i>, is set in a futuristic version of Earth, but it's not so separated by time and space as StarCraft, or as fantastical as Warcraft and Diablo. The game's diverse cast of characters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, genders and non-genders, …

Must-see movies that are under the radar or overlooked

"What have you seen?" "What have you liked?" "What should I see?" "What's been good this year?"<p>These are not uncommon lines of everyday dialogue at this time of year, whether you're in the film business or not. But really the question being asked is "How's 'Interstellar'?" Or "Which is better, …

Blizzard should be in flames; instead it's having its best year ever

By all normal metrics, this year's BlizzCon should have been a down year for Blizzard.<p>Not only did the huge developer just announce the cancellation of its long-awaited MMO <i>Titan</i> just a couple of months ago, but lot of fans — myself included — assumed that it wouldn't have much to announce in <i>Titan</i>'s …

Christopher Nolan: the man who rebooted the blockbuster

He is one of the few directors who can walk into a Hollywood studio with an idea and come out with $200m. So will Nolan’s latest epic, Interstellar, reinforce his reputation asthe auteur who thinks big?<p>In early spring of 2013, Christopher Nolan and his crew were scouting for locations in Iceland – …

Escape Claws: Why Wolverine Had to Die for the Sake of Marvel Comics

The character finally proved himself to be mortal, but that doesn't mean he's gone for good.<p>Ms. Marvel is a Pakistani-American superhero born in the late 1990s whose real name is Kamala Khan. She’s a Muslim teenager who worries her observant parents when she sneaks out at night, which she does …

The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)<p>This is …

Alien: Isolation shows the death, and life, of the working class in space

You don't realize how "safe" and unimaginative most game worlds are until something comes along that breaks from genre tradition. The environments and industrial design of <i>Alien: Isolation</i> are just such a break, and they're two of the most exciting aspects of the game.<p>Ridley Scott's <i>Alien</i> film …

Alien: Isolation review

A bold approach to the licensed game pays off in this inventive slice of deep space terror.<p>I was nine years old when I first saw Ridley Scott's …

'Alien: Isolation' is the most terrifying game I've ever played

I'm holding my breath.<p>Huddled in a dark hallway in an abandoned medical facility, the only light coming from a flickering fluorescent bulb, I'm crouched with my back to the wall. There's a xenomorph walking around; I can hear it, but if I pull out my radar to pinpoint its location the alien will …