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Thanksgiving on Film: 10 Great Movies We're Grateful For

Thanksgiving - a holiday of feasting (So. Much. Food), friends, and family. We gather to break bread, give thanks, and likely slip into well-earned …

Pop Culture

'The Magnificent Seven' and 5 Essential Japanese Films

<i>Editor's Note: Jackie Copleton spent three years teaching English in Nagasaki and Sapporo. A journalist, she now lives with her husband in Glasglow,</i> …

Kill Bill

Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is 3 Hours; Includes Intermission

<i>Editor's Note: Quentin Tarantino is giving "The Hateful Eight" the old-school theater treatment, Daryl Hannah's ongoing black mamba relationships,</i> …

Kill Bill

A Dark, Rainy Night: The 10-Movie Guide to 1940s Film Noir

The days are short. The nights are long. The shadows are even longer. All told, it's a fantastic time to settle in for a noir marathon - especially …

New York City

Brian Grazer: How to Develop a Blockbuster Idea in Film or Business | Inc.com

Some Oscar-winning Hollywood producers get haughty at the idea that box office figures have anything to do with quality. Not Brian Grazer. Creativity, he says, doesn't happen in a vacuum. If a film doesn't resonate with audiences -- well, maybe it wasn't the greatest film.<p>Quite a few of Grazer's …

Business Strategy

'Urbexing' With Social Media Photographer Vic Invades

If you have been on Instagram lately, there is a good chance you have seen "urbex" photography. Urbex, short for urban exploration, is where people …

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Just Have To See

These are not your average wedding pictures.<p>Four times a year, the Fearless Awards honor the very best photos by the world's top wedding photographers. And the most recent collection, released Tuesday, is no exception.<p>After poring over more than 15,000 submissions from 1,300 photographers, a group …

Weddings

31 dazzling sunsets from around the world

Even the most mundane destinations turn into dazzling dreamscapes at sunset.<p>And when the sun sets on the world's most beautiful landmarks? We'll let …

A Simple Secret to Better Street Photography

What separates ‘standard’ street photography—the kind of photo that only holds your attention for a moment before, poof, you’re on to the next …

Street Photography

Local Architecture Photographers Discuss Favorite Buildings, Vantage Points

Chicago is the home of many landmark high-rises and grand park spaces, and the city's <b>architecture photographers</b> are perhaps the best folks to ask when seeking a spectacular vantage point of downtown. And much like the city's diversity in building design, Chicago's photographers have their own …

7 Must-See 2015 New York Film Festival Adaptations

It's that time again. Along with the autumnal equinox, the Jewish New Year, and the East Coast visit of the Pope, the New York Film Festival is …

World Trade Center

Beyond the MacGyver Principle: 'The Martian' Delivers

There is something deeply human - and captivating - about a tale of survival. Perhaps it's the vulnerability, the fact that we are seeing someone, …

Forbes Welcome

Sundance goes digital: Why it's a great time to be a filmmaker

You've made a spellbinding drama or a heart-wrenching documentary. Now what?<p>Now you try to sell it to distributors, at the Sundance Film Festival.<p>As Sundance begins here on Thursday, new players like Amazon are competing with longtime buyers like the Weinstein Company. The ensuing deals are …

Televisions

Creator-Owned Economics: The Changing Market

It’s been two and half years since I posted up my ‘<b>Reality of Mainstream Creator-Owned Comics</b>’ article that kicked off a furious online discussion …

Three Major Filmmakers Who Are Bringing Back Old School Techniques

With multiplexes dominated by superhero movies and modern technologies like CGI, the most rebellious and innovative thing a filmmaker can do these …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Two Israelis shot and killed in West Bank

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Israeli couple were shot and killed Thursday in the West Bank in front of their four children, according to Israeli officials.<p>"Initial reports suggest that moments ago, two Israeli civilians were shot to death when an assailant fired at their vehicle on a route between the communities of …

Israel

CIA pulls staff from Beijing following a cyber attack on government employees

Computers were hacked in April in one of the worst cyber hacks of US government data in history<p>CIA operatives have been withdrawn from China amid fears over their safety following one of the worst cyber hacks of US government data in history.<p>Computers belonging to the American office of personnel …

Why DreamWorks Is Spending $33 Million On YouTube Youth Channel AwesomenessTV

In what a source describes as a quick deal, the teen-focused YouTube channel would presumably host content from both DreamWorks and Awesomeness and help launch new material. Plus, if all goes to plan, DreamWorks could shell out $117 million more. In an interview earlier this year, AwesomenessTV …

Animation

“The Walk” Falls Short of Artistry

Robert Zemeckis’s “The Walk” is a film of extreme self-consciousness, a movie that sets out the terms of its own ambitions and the criteria for its own success. Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, appears intermittently throughout the film perched on the torch of the Statue of Liberty, …

Amazon will ban sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast

Amazon plans to discontinue sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast, two enormously popular streaming devices that compete with the company's own Fire TV and Fire TV stick. <i>Bloomberg Business</i> first reported on an Amazon memo dispatched to all merchants on the e-commerce site, warning that both …

Twilight zone: Arctic island in eclipse wins astronomy photo award

An awe-inspiring landscape featuring a total eclipse of the sun has secured the title of astronomy photographer of the year for Luc Jamet.<p>Announced at a ceremony at the Royal Observatory Greenwich on Thursday night, the French photographer beat more than 1,000 amateur and professional photographers …

Astronomy

Oregon gunman queried students on religion during shootings

In one of the deadliest of a series of school shootings that have become violently familiar across the U.S., a gunman opened fire at a community college in southwestern Oregon on Thursday morning, killing at least nine and injuring seven others before dying in a shootout with police.<p>The massacre at …

Mass Shootings