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Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Landscape Photography

Harry Potter: Warner Bros trademarks Quidditch, Newt Scamander and Beedle the Bard

Glut of trademarking suggests big screen version of JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them could spawn more movies in the Harry Potter universe<p>Hollywood studio Warner Bros has trademarked several titles from the world of Harry Potter, hinting at further future film projects to follow …

'Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs' Sequel Eats Up The Competition — Here's Your Box-Office Roundup

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" was expected to steal the weekend away from Ron Howard's Formula One film.<p>Though the animated flick had a big weekend, the film didn't beat last year's Adam Sandler hit "Hotel Transylvania."<p>Also worth noting are James Gandolfini's movie "Enough Said" received a …

Film Industry

'Breaking Bad's' Series Finale Cements Its Status As One of the All-Time Greats

The series finale to AMC's 'Breaking Bad' was nothing short of perfection.<p>I’m on the record saying that <i>Breaking Bad</i>—the best show on television right …

Katy Perry Song Describes Thoughts Of Suicide After Russell Brand Split

The personal struggles Katy Perry faced after her split from Russell Brand are detailed in songs off her upcoming album, "PRISM," including one heartbreaking track about suicidal thoughts.<p>The 28-year-old songstress discussed her inner battle in a candid interview with Billboard magazine about …

Taylor Swift to Co-star with Our Greatest Living Actress Meryl Streep—Naturally?—in The Giver

Despite her limited acting résumé, songstress extraordinaire Taylor Swift has been cast alongside Our Greatest Living Actress Meryl Streep in the Weinstein Company’s upcoming adaptation of <i>The Giver</i>, the 1993 dystopian young-adult novel. The film is set to star Brenton Thwaites—a one-time rumored …

7 Movies You Didn't Know James Franco Directed

James Franco is a frequent target of teasing thanks to his many interests. He's an actor, a published novelist, a poet, a Playboy columnist, a film professor, an art gallery curator, an Oscar host, a late-shift cashier at McDonald's, a Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500, a performance artist, and a …

Screening and Q&A: Don Jon

Why does Joseph Gordon-Levitt seem so nervous? Maybe it’s because we’re four feet away from him, or maybe he’s not nervous and I’m just disappointed that he doesn’t radiate as celebrities obviously should. That sense of pressure and discomfort is colored by <i>Don Jon</i>‘s marketing, which compensated for …

A Beach House as Blue as the Ocean

A beach house done up in ocean blues.<p>A Southampton, NY beach house awash in colors that say sea, sky, and nature.

Camouflaged in Slatted Timber Screens: Motuoapa House in New Zealand

Mark Frazerhurst Architect completed the design and development of Motuoapa House, a modern residence overlooking the shores of Lake Taupo, Waikato, …

30 Unique Backyard Ideas to Steal for Your House

Get away from it all (without leaving your home).<p>There's inspiration to be found in even the most manicured landscapes or stately patios.

9 Unique and Unusual Ways to Display Your TV

Your flat screen doesn't have to be an eyesore.<p>Your flat screen doesn't have to be an eyesore. Designers offer creative ways to mount and view televisions.

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