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Secret Cinema: the dynamic film experience coming soon to Australia

It has been entertaining Londoners with immersive screenings of cult classics for a decade, and now Australian and US audiences could be about to get a taste<p>Good news, Australia. Secret Cinema is coming to our shores.<p>Over the past decade the company has been entertaining Londoners with film …

Here's Why Disney Ordered Reshoots of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

They want to make it more "fun."<p>Among the few complaints critics and fans had with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was that it felt almost a little too much like the original trilogy. The settings, the narrative structure, the characters, even specific scenes seemed like they were ripped directly from …

Space Lasers And Mindless Henchmen: A Brief List Of Things We’re Tired Of Seeing In Superhero Movies

<i>Retire This is a column about movie cliches. Now, we’re not here to tell you that a movie should never have any cliches, plenty of great movies have lots of them. Cliches can work wonderfully if you know how to use them. But the first step towards making them work is knowing that they exist.</i><p>By the …

Superhero Movies

Why Viggo Mortensen Is Off the Grid

Multiple blockbusters, an Oscar nomination, piercing blue eyes–who's that guy again?<p><b>This summer, the quintessentially un-Hollywood Viggo Mortensen stars in a film about a father of six who rejects the world to raise his kids completely off the grid. How much does this character resemble the actor</b> …

Watch Ewan McGregor Argue with Himself as Jesus and Satan

In this exclusive clip from Last Days in the Desert, the son of God gets into it with the devil himself.<p><b>Ewan McGregor</b> has played his share of legendary characters. Obi-Wan Kenobi, anyone? But perhaps none have been so frightfully iconic as the dual roles of Jesus Christ and Lucifer. In his latest …

Matt Damon on How He Really Feels About His Jason Bourne Legacy

If there is one character he gets asked about most frequently, Matt Damon says, it’s undoubtedly Jason Bourne. But the star, who’s returning to the …

Solar Power Is Ready to Dominate Energy Thanks to New Tech

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas …

Scientists Are Exploring One Of The Deepest, Most Mysterious Parts Of The Ocean In A Submarine Right Now, And You Can Watch Live

Environment Photo credit: A remotely operated submarine, the Deep Discoverer, surveying a 14-meter (46-foot) hydrothermal chimney on April 28. …

SpaceX releases 360-degree footage of the Falcon 9 sea landing

Duck!<p>SpaceX has just published a stunning 360-degree video of its most recent feat: landing the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the ocean. If you ever wanted feel like you're standing under a spaceship that's landing without the awful side effect of being burned to shreds, …

The 'Ghostbusters' remake is the most disliked trailer in YouTube history

The backlash against the new "Ghostbusters" and, in particular, its trailer has hit epic proportions.<p>With 508,023 dislikes on YouTube at of this writing, the trailer is now the most disliked in YouTube history. It currently has over 28 million views.<p>The eagle eyes at ScreenCrush caught the …

Patrick Stewart as a violent neo-Nazi

In Green Room, the celebrated British actor takes on a menacing role as a white supremacist. But is the film worth watching? Owen Gleiberman finds out.<p>There’s a good joke nestled in the early scenes of Green Room, Jeremy Saulnier’s dourly aggressive, in-your-face thriller about a scummy rock ‘n’ …

Horror

Citizen Kane at 75: Read TIME's Original Review

On the night of May 1, 1941—exactly 75 years ago this weekend—the movie now hailed as one of the best ever premiered in New York City. That first …

‘Approaching The Unknown’ Makes ‘The Martian’ Look Like A Picnic In Its First Trailer

Being an astronaut and setting foot on other planets may have sounded like a fun, exciting thing to do as a kid, but as Hollywood has been very eager to point out recently, space travel is actually unpredictable, dangerous, and honestly, kind of a drag. <i>Approaching the Unknown</i> is the latest in the …

Liam Hemsworth And Woody Harrelson Face Off In The Ridiculously Intense Trailer For ‘The Duel’

Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are here to do a number on your nerves, courtesy of the brand new trailer for <i>The Duel</i>. The two <i>Hunger Games</i> alums aren’t exactly chummy in the 1880s western that features Hemsworth as a Texas Ranger investigating a preacher (Harrelson) with a svengali-esque sway …

Check Out How Much Work And Tech Went Into Ryan Reynolds’ ‘Deadpool’ Mask

<i>Deadpool</i> did a lot of things right. Sure, it was the movie’s R-rated raunch that caught the most attention, but it broke ground in other areas, too. For example, <i>Deadpool</i> might be the first superhero movie ever where the protagonist’s mask actually looks decent. Movie Batman always looks …

Watch 5 LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens Prequel Short Films

As you probably know by now, Disney has teamed with LEGO to release a series of <b>Star Wars</b> animated short films set before the events of <b>Star Wars: The</b> …

Killing Joke Trailer - The R-Rated Animated Batman Feature

Take a look at DC Comics’ R-rated animated feature film with the Batman: The Killing Joke trailer!<p>The <b>Batman: The Killing Joke</b> trailer has arrived! …

War Dogs: Jonah Hill and Miles Teller break down new film

If Hollywood dreamed up <i>War Dog</i>s’ plot — about two friends from Miami Beach who win a $300 million U.S. weapons contract — it would be considered too …

NASA captures magnificent 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun

A high-definition 4K video of a flare erupting from the sun is just as great as you'd expect.<p>On Tuesday, NASA released a video of a flare that burst …

Astronomy

The Celebrity Dead Pool Is The Darkest ‘Deadpool’ Easter Egg

Now that <i>Deadpool</i>, the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time, is available via streaming, fans of the Merc with a Mouth have been breaking the film down, still by still. We already covered some of its best Easter Eggs, but one that slipped by is the names on the dead pool, as opposed to …

Ryan Reynolds Supports Theater Under Fire for Showing Deadpool

<i>Deadpool</i> star Ryan Reynolds donated $5,000 toward a legal defense fund started by a Salt Lake City movie theater and pub that screened the Marvel …

Hubble Spies A Moon Orbiting A Distant Dwarf Planet

Mini-Makemake<p>Hubble has big news from a tiny dwarf planet on the outskirts of our Solar System.<p>Earlier this month, researchers working with the 26-year-old space telescope caught a glimpse of a tiny bright dot next to the small dwarf planet Makemake, located way out in the Kuiper Belt, a ring of …

Astronomy

Café Society trailer: first look at Woody's latest suggests sparky Coens-ish satire

Jesse Eisenberg makes another bid to be the perfect Woody Allen substitute in LA-set, Cannes-bound comedy also starring Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell<p>Many actors, over the years, have assumed a lesser or great quantity of Woody-isms standing in for him on screen. Some have been no-brainer good …

‘Green Room’ Scared Patrick Stewart Into Setting His House Alarm

Patrick Stewart’s general policy when he receives a script is, if it looks like it won’t be very interesting, he just reads it on his computer. But …

Will Ferrell is Set to Star in One of the Two Competing Uber Movies

Universal and 20th Century Fox both have Uber-themed movies in the works. The studios paid good money for the projects, both of which were announced …

The ‘Keanu’ Trailer Got An All Cat Remake

You have to hand it to Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele; when they have an idea, they really take to its absolute limit. Case in point: the marketing for their film, <i>Keanu.</i> First, they released multiple posters parodying classic films including <i>Scarface, Bad Boys,</i> and <i>Star Wars.</i> Now, <i>Keanu’</i>s trailer …

Tom Hiddleston did some gory research to prepare for his latest movie

But for his latest movie, "High-Rise" (available on demand April 28 and in theaters May 13), the British actor did some gory research to play pathologist Dr. Robert Laing.<p>He witnessed a human autopsy being done, as in the movie there is a scene where his character does some work on a severed head …

Film Festivals

Why Do Cicadas Sing?

What's black and red and heard all over? A cicada, of course.<p>The periodically appearing <i>Magicicada</i>, or 17-year locust, is due to rise up and break its …

Cretaceous Birds Survived Mass Extinction By Eating Seeds

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Reconstruction of a bird-like dinosaur hunting a lizard in the Hell Creek Formation at the end of the Cretaceous. …

Scientists accidentally discover the secret to long-lived batteries

Smartphone batteries that decay after too many recharges? Not for long.<p>Scientists at the University of California Irvine have stumbled upon a …

Clean Energy