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Sources: Coin Is Raising More Cash

Coin, a YC-backed company looking to thin down your wallet, is currently in the process of raising around $15 million in Series A funding, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.<p>Led by Kanishk Parashar and K9 investor/board member Manu Kumar, Coin offers a replacement for every …

'Thor: The Dark World' Clip Shows Asgardian Air Battle: Plus More 'Thor 3' Talk – /Film

<b>Thor: The Dark World</b> is still a few weeks away, but it seems pretty likely to be a hit. I thought the movie was really fun, plenty of other critics …

Tom Hardy Will Play Elton John In 'Rocketman' Biopic

"The Dark Knight Rises" villain will play Sir Elton John in the Rocket Pictures' biopic "Rocketman."<p>The screenplay, written by Lee Hall ("War Horse"), will tell the story of the iconic piano man's rise to fame, beginning with childhood when John was a 5-year-old musical prodigy.<p>Tom Hardy, a …

The guy who played Bane is playing Elton John in a biopic

I don’t know if it was <i>Ray</i> or <i>Walk the Line</i> or <i>The King’s Speech</i> that did it, but Hollywood’s obsession biopics has officially gotten out of hand. I was hoping that petrified turd <i>The Iron Lady</i> might finally kill it, but no such luck, and now, in addition to three competing Lance Armstrong biopics, a …

Tom Hardy To Play Elton John In Biopic

'Independence Day' Sequel Scripted in Two Versions, Only One Features Will Smith – /Film

Given the choice between making a movie with <b>Will Smith</b> and making one without him, a major studio will almost always choose Smith. That’s especially …

Film Industry

POTD: Dwayne Johnson Goes From Shooting 'Hercules' to 'Fast and Furious 7' – /Film

A few months back when <i>Fast and Furious 6</i> was kicking ass at the box office and a seventh film was fast-tracked, producers talked about the schedule …

Movies

First Full Look at Dwayne Johnson as HERCULES

Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Wonder Woman, Batman – /Film

Want to see an image of <b>Joe Cornish</b> and <b>Edgar Wright</b> writing <b>Ant-Man</b>? What are the latest rumors regarding casting for that film as well as <b>Fantastic …

Marvel Universe

Star Wars: JJ Abrams to script as well as direct

Following departure of screenwriter Michael Arndt, director JJ Abrams confirmed as author of screenplay for Star Wars: Episode VII, working alongside Lawrence Kasdan<p>• Abrams interviewed earlier this year<p>JJ Abrams has taken over screenwriting duties for Star Wars: Episode VII following the departure …

Why are zombies still so popular?

With The Walking Dead’s record-breaking ratings and World War Z winning big at the box office, there’s no end of love for zombies. Nicholas Barber explains.<p>Just when you think they’re finished, they get up again and shamble towards you. It’s a truism that applies to zombies − everyone’s favourite …

Horror

Sequel Bits: 'The Hobbit', 'National Treasure 3', 'Aliens', 'Dumb and Dumber To' – /Film

It’s an extra-chatty edition of Sequel Bits, as everyone has a little something to say about everything. After the jump:<p>A $500,000 camera has been …

Movies

Does The Winter Soldier pit Captain America against agency SHIELD?

The trailer for Marvel's latest sequel has an air of topical currency, showing Steve Rogers in conflict with his superiors over pre-emptive strikes against the enemy<p>• Robert Redford lined up for Captain America: The Winter Soldier • Doctor Strange movie 'in active development' at Marvel<p>I have to …

There Are Two Completed Scripts for INDEPENDENCE DAY 2

These damned triads won't leave Michael Bay alone!

At this point I’m not sure what’s better, the multiple extortion attempts on the Hong Kong set of Trans4mers, or Michael Bay’s accounts of those attempts, where reality is refracted through the lens through which Michael Bay sees the world, where everyone is a punk or a slut or a clown, and Michael …

Dick Cheney Has Some Thoughts on Why the Middle East Doesn't Trust America

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Dick Cheney knows exactly where America's Middle East policy went wrong. And it didn't start with …

Israel issues warning on report on Iran bomb

A new report that says Iran may need as little as a month to produce enough uranium for a nuclear bomb is further evidence for why Israel will take military action before that happens, an Israeli defense official said Friday.<p>A new report that says Iran may need as little as a month to produce …

Hypnotic GIFs of Anthony Howe's Kinetic Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe's 3D kinetic sculptures are massive, moving pieces that utilize the united visual power of wind, metal, and mirrors. We first discovered his spectacular work earlier this year and now, thanks to VICE's <i>The Creators Project</i>, a series of equally hypnotic gifs (created by Jordan …

Art

Denver Ordinance Could Make Smell Of Marijuana Illegal

A new city ordinance being considered in Denver could make the smell of marijuana, or even just the sight of someone smoking marijuana, illegal if it can smelled or seen by others.<p>Mayor Michael Hancock and some Denver City Council members want to pass the ordinance over fears that public pot …

Death-Defying Parkour Stunts Will Have You On Edge

"Do not try this without training," the video warns.<p>After watching the death-defying parkour stunts, we can guarantee we won't.<p>Russian gymnast and freerunner, Alexander Rusinov, tempts fate on some of the highest buildings he can find. While Alexander has had some <i>very</i> specialized training, not even …

6 Bizarre Prisons Around The World

Steel bars, harsh wardens, cinderblock beds, overcrowded cells and disgusting food. These are the popularized images of jail and for many, their experience behind bars amounts to near torture, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.<p>But, for a handful of prisons around the world that is not …