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You can take a key business lesson from the creation of Disney's biggest hit in recent history

I was frustrated, too, by the idea that I'd never be as smart as the creative team that had produced what would go on to become the highest-grossing animated film in history.<p>A prince who's the (spoiler alert) bad guy! Sisters who (double spoiler alert) save each other! I could have thought of that. …

Creativity

Did You Catch The Sneaky Cameo In The Beginning Of ’10 Cloverfield Lane?’

<b><br>WARNING: If you haven’t seen 10 Cloverfield Lane yet, go immediately. There won’t be spoilers for the actual movie below, but it’s pretty great and this tidbit might be cool to find out fresh.</b><p>There’s little doubt that there’s a lot to love in <i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i>. J.J. Abrams desire to help create a …

Film Industry

The 15 Best ’80s Movies On Netflix Streaming Right Now

<b>Last Updated: January 31st</b><p>Films from the 1980s often get a bad reputation, culturally dominated as they were by family-friendly films (<i>E.T.: The Extraterrestrial</i>, <i>Short Circuit</i>), the rise of blockbuster franchises (<i>Back to the Future</i>, <i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Indiana Jones</i>) and lots of Reagan-era excess: Big hair, …

Tom Hanks

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Social Media

6 tips to keep your Facebook clean, secure and private

NEW YORK (AP) — Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know?<p>Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup, while the year is still fresh. Review your security and privacy settings, and make sure those casual acquaintances you met at a bar eons ago aren't still getting the most intimate details …

Information Systems

The 39 most hilariously bad Amazon movie reviews

For the past few years Joe Grabinksi has chronicled the most hilariously bad Amazon reviews of popular movies.<p>He's good at it, too. Grabinski's Twitter account, "Amazon Movie Reviews," has amassed over 150,000 followers, and even helped him launch his own podcast where he talks to filmmakers about …

Movies

If Movies Ended When a Character Says the Movie Title They'd Be Hilariously Short

Chris Huebs came up with the brilliant idea to re-edit popular movies to end right after a character says the title of the movie. So when the …

There's a wonderful hidden 'Indiana Jones' reference in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

In an interview with Nerdist, Matthew Wood, supervising sound editor, and David Acord, supervising sound editor and sound designer, revealed how they created some of what you hear in the film.<p>"When the Rathtar is rolling down the hallway after Han and Chewie, I put in the sound of Ben Burtt's …

Science Fiction

Here’s the new trailer for 2016’s most promising horror movie

In his review from last year's Sundance Film Festival, HitFix's own Drew McWeeny had this to say about director Robert Eggers' upcoming period horror …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Science Fiction

Guillermo Del Toro Claims ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Isn’t Dead Yet

A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Guillermo del Toro was looking at <i>Fantastic Voyage</i>, which is still not a remake of the Coolio video, and that <i>Pacific Rim 2</i> was “shelved.” Del Toro, though, doesn’t want fans to give up hope.<p>Word finally came to del Toro about the statement, possibly because …

Construction

This Forgotten 'Star Wars' Character Could Have a Huge Impact on Episode VIII

<b>Warning: spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens ahead.</b><p>In a word: Immortality.<p>This is a set up <i>Star Wars</i> made all the way back in 1977 when Alec Guiness first uttered the words: "Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine." And we have yet to see the payoff.<p>We've …

'Star Wars': 'Force Awakens' stormtrooper has a name

The greatest <i>Star Wars</i> character of all time has a name. Remember that part in <i>The Force Awakens</i> when Finn is running around a poorly-choreographed …

Fallout 3 speedrunner beats the game in less than 15 minutes

The Roger Bannister of the wasteland<p>A speedrunner has broken the 15-minute threshold for completing the main story of <i>Fallout 3</i>. You can watch the whole thing above. It's mindbending, and it's not even part of the Awesome Games Done Quick 2016 festivities going on right now, either.<p>This run, done in …

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

<b>Warning: Major spoilers ahead -- but really the movie's been out for more than 10 days. Why are you reading Star Wars analysis if you haven't seen the movie yet?</b><p><b>Who is Rey?</b><p>Like much of the world last weekend, I had the sincere pleasure of seeing a brand new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. For an entire weekend …

‘The Fugitive’ Is The Only Good Movie

By my count, there have been more than 100 movies made. And yet, despite this staggering number of attempts, Hollywood has still only managed to make one good one: <i>The Fugitive</i>, starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. I mean, it has everything: fugitives, one-armed murderers-for-hire, trains, …

Shawshank Redemption

This couple is saving more than they spent on Tesla Model S

No Refueling, Low Financing Rate And Operating Costs Add Up In The Real World<p>It only takes a 13-mile commute from her home in Carbondale, Colorado (about halfway between Denver and Grand Junction) to her job in Glenwood Springs, for Colleen Farnum's $75,000 Tesla Model S electric vehicle to be a …

Find the dead spots in your Wi-Fi network with NetSpot

Free Mac app NetSpot lets you build a heatmap of your wireless network so you can find out where your Wi-Fi signal is strong and the areas where it's weak.<p>I invested in two power line adapters earlier this year to extend the range of my Wi-Fi network at home. I put one in the kitchen and the other …

Telecoms