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15 recent movies that are way better than critics say they are

And even the worst movies will usually have some defining bit that stands out. After all, who still doesn't get a little excited at the thought of pod racing from Phantom Menace, a literal Alien vs. Predator grudge match, or a tornado flying through New York filled with sharks!<p>This is what critics …

Why You Should Drop What You’re Doing And Watch “The Genius”

I love stories about games. <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>The Westing Game</i>, <i>Ready Player One</i>, all that. Just last week, an article on Kotaku caught my eye. It …

Board Games

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

7 Awesome New Movies Nobody Told You About: December 2016

Overall, 2016 was pretty darn good when it came to movies. We got a couple of decent superhero films, some brilliant sci-fi and horror, and <i>one</i> great …

Quentin Tarantino’s Favorite Movies: Stream 10 of His Top Picks on Netflix

Beyond being a top director, Quentin Tarantino is one of the world’s most voracious film watchers. He pays tribute to many of the movies he loves in …

Quentin Tarantino

17 Movies So Freaky They'll Probably Make You Shit Yourself

"It's so surreal, horrifying, and uncomfortable."<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Horror

The 10 Best Modern Scandinavian Horror Movies

Generally, there is little to no focus on Scandinavian horror movies, and usually for a good reason. The movies are few enough, and there is far …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

The 15 best one-hit wonders of 2001

Just 15 years ago, artists like Willa Ford, Crazy Town, and Blu Cantrell were topping the charts. While many of them were never able to replicate the …

Is Empty Nose Syndrome Real? And If Not, Why Are People Killing Themselves Over It?

This medical mystery — a byproduct of common nasal surgery — has stumped many doctors and scientists, some of whom suspect the suffocating condition may just be imaginary. But that isn't making the people who feel suicidal over its horrific symptoms feel any better.<p><b>When Brett Helling</b> turned 36 on …

Medicine

Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

15. Martyrs

During the 00s, watching a horror movie at your local multiplex was (to paraphrase Julian Rathbone) like wading through a stew with not much meat and …

Horror

The 21 best heist movies ever, ranked

There's something about a good heist movie that makes a moviegoing experience perfect.<p>With the high stakes and the top-shelf actors and directors who seem to gravitate to the genre, when it's done right, it can be a thrilling cinematic experience.<p>With this week's "Triple 9" — about dirty cops …

Whenever Valentine's Day is upon us, we brace ourselves for the usual deluge of old-fashioned romantic imagery and idealism to be shoved lovingly in …

€œSome movies go too far. Others start there.€ That€™s the tagline for Uwe Boll€™s Postal (2009), but it€™s also a good definition of extreme …

Blockbusters

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Universal Pictures

The 11 best tech products of 2015, according to Product Hunt users

Here's how it works.<p>A new tech product gets added, and then people vote on whether they like it or not. In this way, the site functions a bit like Reddit, though there is a heavy element of curation by Product Hunt's team, which decides what gets featured on various pages.<p>This year, Product Hunt …

Best mobile games of 2015 (pictures)

Tomb Raider

Make sure you have these great games before the Steam Winter Sale ends

The season of giving is almost over, so give a little something to yourself.<p>Steam’s Winter Sale is currently offering tons of great discounts on PC games from now until January 4. Just like we did with last month’s Steam Exploration Sale (we even repeated a couple picks here), GamesBeat’s Jeff …

Rocket League

The 8 best movies no one saw in 2015

If you treasure tiny movies, you know this problem well: You go to the art house you love so well, your mind is blown by awesomeness, you proceed to …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …