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If Your Company Targets Millennials, Read This Now

Millennials will define our economy for many decades to come–and these three generational priorities will bend time-tested rules of the marketplace.<p>Millennials have a somewhat schizophrenic relationship with the media. Depending on the study cited, they’ve been called everything from the most …

Matthew Weiner On Failure And Defiance In “Mad Men” And Moviemaking

The Mad Men creator dissects his own determination to succeed in the face of “dramatic failure” and the push to move on to new creative challenges.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>As the anticipation peaks for season six of the critically acclaimed …

Mad Men

“Actually…” Celebrities Do Contribute To JCER’s Latest

As we’ve noted recently, this election season has hit a critical juncture where interested parties with messages to spread come out in full force–often with the aid of Sarah Silverman. The latest is a series of videos responding to various statements made by Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and it …

Celebrity Gossip

In The Future, Our Skyscrapers Will Be Built By Drones

A Swiss architecture firm is working on plans to use UAVs to assemble a skyscraper. When there are no people involved, how high can you go?<p>The imagined architecture of the coming drone era is mostly defensive. There’s the stealth-mode startup, Domestic Drone Countermeasures, with its camera-jamming …

Skyscrapers

Mark Zuckerberg Might Be Right About Moore’s Law Of Sharing

Moore’s Law has predicted processing power relatively well. Could it do the same for social network sharing?<p>According to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on integrated circuits will double every two(ish) years. This prognostication made in the ’60s has actually served the industry quite well, …

Why We Love TV’s Most Deeply Flawed Characters

We’ll forgive Dexter a little serial killing. But what about Don Draper?<p>For years we’ve tuned into <i>Breaking Bad, Homeland</i>, or <i>Dexter</i> and watch really horrendous things happen. Blood splatters as Dexter plunges his knife. Walter White hacks up bodies and cooks meth. And–spoiler alert–Nicholas Brody …

The Walking Dead

Wir verlosen die zweite Staffel auf DVD und das PS3-Spiel<p>Während hier in der Redaktion ständig über Musik gestritten wird, herrscht dafür um so …

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct

Nich lang schnacken, Messer in' Nacken: Voll gruselig!<p>Jegliche Neuverwurstung von Vampiren oder Zombies ist völlig in Ordnung, wenn interessante …

Selbstmord-Drama: Erst betrunkener Sex – und dann nur noch Leere

Anzeige<p>Der Titel von Joachim Triers zweitem Film könnte kaum präziser sein: Schauplatz von „Oslo, 31. August“ ist die norwegische Hauptstadt, die …

Facebook will zur Heimat werden

Facebook baut kein eigenes Handy, es kapert nun Androidgeräte. Wie ein Symbiont legt sich die Software Home über alles und macht aus dem Gerät einen …

How Not to Motivate a Team

ESPN’s segment on the shocking behavior of Rutgers University’s now-former men’s-basketball coach Mike Rice began with thirty seconds of largely unremarkable footage: here was a middle-aged man in a shirt and tie, hopping along the side of a basketball court, yelling at twenty-year-olds. The trope …

“The Thinking Molecules of Titan”: A Story by Roger Ebert

<i>In 2011, Roger Ebert wrote, several times and with rapt enthusiasm, about Terrence Malick’s film “The Tree of Life.” Here’s how one review begins:</i><p><i>Terrence Malick’s new film is a form of prayer. It created within me a spiritual awareness, and made me more alert to the awe of existence. I believe it</i> …

Postscript: Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

Roger Ebert was a journalist before he was a critic, and, even as a critic, he remained a terrific journalist. One of the crucial elements of reviewing movies is knowing where the story is—which is to say, having a sense of where things are leading—and he often picked up on the future of cinema …

Did Terrence Malick Use Test Audiences While Editing ‘To The Wonder’?

Did Terrence Malick Use Test Audiences While Editing 'To The Wonder'?<p>If there is one word that has come to define <b>Terrence Malick</b>‘s approach to …

Vice Heads to HBO With a News Series That’s Half Journalism and Half Adventure Tourism

Vice Heads to HBO With a News Series That's Half Journalism and Half Adventure Tourism<p>Since its inception as a government-funded rag meant to promote …

Matteo Garrone Explains Why ‘Reality’ Will Help You Comprehend Modern Television

Matteo Garrone Explains Why 'Reality' Will Help You Comprehend Modern Television<p>Italian director Matteo Garrone made waves at American art houses …

Paparazzi

Special Project of the Day: ‘Hotline,’ Directed by a Former Telephone Psychic, Produced by Indiewire Editor

Special Project of the Day: 'Hotline,' Directed by a Former Telephone Psychic, Produced by Indiewire Editor<p>This isn’t your usual daily dose of an …

Independent Film

13 Of The Best Mind-Bending Movies

The 2013 <b>Sundance Film Festival</b> will likely go down in history as one of its finer years, with a nearly unparalleled programming slate of movies that …

Alice In Wonderland

Roger Ebert, In His Own Words, on the Education of a Film Critic

<i>When we put out our call to the Criticwire Network for tributes to Roger Ebert, film critic Emanuel Levy replied with an extraordinarily generous</i> …

Is the Era of Film Criticism on TV Over?

“Siskel & Ebert” was my first taste of film criticism. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. Growing up amidst the strip malls and multiplexes of the …

Die Hard