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Quentin Tarantino makes his one true action movie, and it’s glorious

<i>With A History Of Violence, Tom Breihan picks the most important action movie of every year, starting with the genre’s birth and moving right up to</i> …

I Am Paying $200,000 for Five Minutes in Space

On a blindingly bright January afternoon in 2010, I went to my bank to get a cashier's check for $20,000. It was my birthday, and I was buying myself the present I'd been waiting for my entire life: a trip to space.<p>This fat chunk of cash would become a 10 percent downpayment for a ticket aboard …

Space Exploration

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

How to hail a self-driving Uber if you're in Pittsburgh

Uber is getting serious about driverless tech.<p>The popular ride-hailing service started its endeavor into the driverless car space by poaching around 40 engineers from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Centre back in January. Since that time, Uber has acquired self-driving …

Science Explains Why Anxiety Can Be So Hard to Treat

Anxiety, and more broadly, stress, is a common part of everyone’s lives, and for good reason: It actually has its roots in a survival mechanism that …

The bigger they come: how to film an 'unfilmable' book

The common wisdom in screenwriting is that bad novels make great movies and great novels turn into duds. I can think of plenty of arguments to disprove the theory, though – from The English Patient to Apocalypse Now (adapted from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness), from LA Confidential to The Age …

Books

Wedding Music: 61 Soul Songs to Get Your Guests Groovin'

When it comes to picking your wedding music, there are a plethora of genres to choose from — and if you prefer more classic music to modern hits, it can be even harder to decide on tunes to fit your taste. If you've got an old soul — and find yourself spinning records rather than relying on iTunes …

Music

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Cliff Martinez Talks About His Soundtrack For ‘The Neon Demon’

<i>The Neon Demon</i>, directed by <i>Drive</i> filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, is one of the most controversial films of the year. An exploration of LA’s modelling …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Books

The Best Animated Movies on Netflix Right Now (May 2018)

Last Updated May 24th The phrase “best animated movie” means different things to different people. Some will automatically think of classic Disney …

Animation

26 Movies To Be Excited About At The Cannes Film Festival

Cinema's glitziest showcase kicks off this week with a slew of new movies from some of the greatest directors in the world. Here's a guide to what to keep an eye out for.<p><i>Here's a look at more than two dozen films from this year's fest and its side programs that you'll want to look out for.</i>

The Best Mind-Altering Animated Movies

New York City’s Metrograph theater is currently screening Eiichi Yamamoto’s psychosexual masterpiece <i>Belladonna of Sadness</i>, from Japanese animation …

Scorchers: the hottest films of summer 2016

Who ya gonna call? Why Ghostbusters is leading the charge for female buddy movies<p>Read more<p>Florence Foster Jenkins<p>Hugh Grant and Meryl Streep have some lovely chemistry in this bittersweet sentimental comedy, based on a true story. Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy 1940s socialite who …

Film Industry

10 Movies We're Looking Forward To: April 2016

by Robert Yaniz Jr.<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>March 2016 will be remembered as the month that <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> finally hit theaters, and while …

Film Industry

Ranking every Italian striker in Serie A from the 1990s – You decide

<b>Italian football in the 1990s was the place to be. Serie A had all the best players, and if you were lucky enough to watch Channel Four’s Football</b> …

Here's how the robot in 'Ex Machina' was created for a film with a budget of just £10 million

"Ex Machina" was made on a budget of just £10 million, which meant that software had to be used to create things that might have been physically made if the film had a higher budget.<p>Visual effects firm Double Negative created Ava using advanced motion tracking technology. Double Negative's Andrew …

'Vinyl' is HBO's HBO-iest show yet - that's mostly a good thing

The competition to have the best show on television is a lot stiffer than it used to be, which is perhaps why HBO's flashy and often astonishing new drama "Vinyl" feels like the HBO-iest show the network has ever made.<p>This one throws elbows while displaying its might. To quote a recently boastful …

TV

10 Movies That Secretly Hid Spoilers Inside the Movie Themselves

It’s always a nice wink at an unknowing audience when a movie reveals a huge spoiler during the movie itself. It’s harmless fun that most people …

Spike Lee Defends Michael Jackson: ‘The Legacy Has Been Hijacked’

The celebrated filmmaker discusses his upcoming doc ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’ and the revolutionary power of Black …

Michael Jackson

Quentin Tarantino Finally Confirms How His Movies Are Connected

Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your concentration?<p>Put down your $5 milkshake and listen up, because Quentin Tarantino is getting unchained.<p>After years of fan speculation, the director finally revealed how his movies are connected. In an interview with "The Project" on Australia’s Ten network, Tarantino …

RANKED: The 12 greatest movies to win the Oscar for best picture

That's the reputation you earn when you don't reward "Citizen Kane" best picture, or when "Crash" topples "Brokeback Mountain," or when "Dances with Wolves" nabs the big prize.<p>But there are also plenty of times that the Academy got it right.<p>In truth, there's no way of knowing whether a film will …

Paramount Pictures

Fury Road director George Miller: 'I won't do any more Mad Max films'

Mad Max: Fury Road is best-reviewed film of 2015 on Rotten Tomatoes<p>Read more<p>Mad Max: Fury Road was announced as the best-reviewed film of 2015 by the website Rotten Tomatoes, and is also gunning for Oscars glory. But the director George Miller has signalled that it will be his final film of the …

Mad Max

The Response to Obama's Town Hall Shows How Much the NRA Has Already Won

So for the very first time in the lifetime of everyone who is alive today, a president devoted an entire hour of prime-time media to a discussion about gun violence. And it was a discussion, I might add, that was largely shaped by a series of questions which, vetted or not, were asked by members of …

Ringo was the only good Beatle … so what is your most unpopular music opinion?

No belief is more strongly-held – more close to one’s heart – than the one held by you alone. Standing against the tide of popular opinion makes you cling to it more tightly, this thing that you, and only you, know to be true.<p>Piling on Nickelback is old hat. Can't we all just move on already?<p>Read …

Kendrick Lamar

45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

From this month's return of David Bowie to the much-delayed return of Frank Ocean, 2016 promises to be full of big albums and big names. Here are the …

David Bowie

This physicist has a groundbreaking idea about why life exists

Why does life exist?<p>Popular hypotheses credit a primordial soup, a bolt of lightning, and a colossal stroke of luck.<p>But if a provocative new theory is correct, luck may have little to do with it. Instead, according to the physicist proposing the idea, the origin and subsequent evolution of life …

32 Aussie Musicians You Haven't Thought About Since The '00s

Please stop calling me, calling me.

My Favorite Albums of 2015

Music is about as personal as it gets, so here’s my list of music albums that resonated with me this year.<p><b>Hamilton — Soundtrack</b><p>In 2015 one New Yorker …

!!! | Features

“I would say this is actually the year I re-embraced rock,” says !!! frontman Nic Offer over a crystal-clear line from Japan. Perhaps not surprising …