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Trailer: Will Ferrell’s Dark Comedy ‘The Spoils of Babylon’

In case you’ve not yet heard, IFC and Funny or Die have teamed up for a six-part miniseries about a wealthy family in Texas, called “The Spoils of …

Sony’s fake telekinesis prank promoting Carrie

Sony recently staged a stunt at a coffee shop in New York (‘Snice Cafe near NYU) where they had an actor pretend to spill coffee on a girl, who then choke-hoists him up a wall using “telekinesis” (harnesses behind the wall). Get it? Because that’s the plot of their upcoming <i>Carrie</i> remake, …

Why I love … Jodie Foster first hearing the alien signal in Contact

A desert, a pair of headphones and a sound like a dishwasher … unlikely ingredients for great cinema? Not if you're Jodie Foster<p>• Jodie Foster keeps real-life hunt for aliens alive<p>On paper, this a pretty dull way to film the moment of first contact between humans and aliens.<p>It goes like this:<p>1) A …

Harrison Ford defends Ender's Game as 'impressive act of imagination'

The film-makers behind the big-screen adaptation of Ender's Game have mounted a robust defence of their film in the wake of the controversy generated by pronouncements by Orson Scott Card, the book's author. Card, who until recently was a board member of the National Organisation for Marriage, an …

Ghostbusters' villain is 'the ultimate loner' says director Paul Feig

We've heard a lot about the new Ghostbusters team - and we recently got a little more info on Chris Hemsworth's receptionist - but we don't know much …

How to Manage The Relationship Between Film Producer and Investor

<i>As the co-founder and Executive Director of the equity fund Impact<br>Partners, Dan Cogan has supported many independent films, including “How to Survive</i> …

Filmmaking

JJ Abrams’ Mysterious Trailers Are For A Book

Between <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i>, the <i>Star Trek</i> movie franchise and even the video game that he’s working on with Valve, as well as his possible involvement in the production of <i>Portal</i> and <i>Half-Life</i> movies, it’s very easy to become confused when it comes to JJ Abrams news. That’s why Abrams didn’t help …

Hear My Train A Comin': The Untold Year That Hendrix Became Hendrix

Filmmakers tend to approach the modern music biography the way insecure legacy acts put together a set list: Every era must be represented, and <i>don’t</i> …

Incredibly Cool Sci-Fi Short Film - CLOSER

New teaser for Pixar's Brave

<i>Brave</i> <b>has released a new teaser online, in which Pixar promotes its latest offering via the medium of a faux advert for a new product, known as</b> …

Wear This, Drink That: George Cleverly Desert Boots & Cadenhead's Old Raj Gin

<b>The desert boot</b> (like so much modern menswear) was conceived and born in military service. Shoe scion Nathan Clark took the idea from soldiers in Burma in 1941, and later from grunts in the British Eighth Army, who'd kitted themselves out for desert fighting with soft, suede, crepe-soled boots …

Men's Fashion

All in the Family: Breaking Bad Is Really Just About One Thing

<b>Breaking Bad has always been,</b> at its heart, a show about Family. Emilio and Krazy-8 were cousins, the Salamancas were an entire family involved in the drug trade. Gustavo Fring and Max Arciniega were as close as family, Mike Ehrmantraut was motivated by his granddaughter. In short, every antagonist …

TV

A Shit Writing Day

Self-medicating via self-indulgence<p>I don’t write to attain power. Writing <i>looks</i> like it can bring power, but for the most part power is in inverse …

'Dexter' Cast, Creators Talk Endgame, Pitch Spinoff Ideas

"It's hard to imagine him not being punished in one way or another. It's pretty reasonable to expect to see someone go down," star Michael C. Hall …

RetroN delayed, now launching Dec. 10

RetroN 5, Hyperkin's console designed to play games for NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA cartridges, will now launch Dec. 10, the company announced via press release.<p>The system was originally expected to launch Oct. 31 — a date the company is now calling a "placeholder." According to the announcement, …

The Long Dark will include 'willpower' gameplay mechanic

<i>The Long Dark</i>, Hinterland Studio's first-person post-disaster survival sim, will feature a gameplay mechanic based on willpower, the developer announced via Kickstarter.<p>In <i>The Long Dark</i>, players take control of William Mackenzie, a bush pilot who crashes in the forest. According to the update, …