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13 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Home Library

It starts with damn good books.<p><i>Here at Esquire, we believe your living space should be a reflection of who you've worked so hard to become. All it takes are a few upgrades. These are the stylish (and functional) items worth buying to make your house a place you're proud to call home.</i><p><i>Up now: the</i> …

Movie Review: "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017)

Image Source<p><b>Movie</b>: "Murder on the Orient Express"<p><b>Director</b>: Kenneth Branagh <b><br>Year</b>: 2017 <b><br>Rating</b>: PG-13 <b><br>Running Time</b>: 1 hour, 54 minutes<p><i>In need of a last</i> …

Recommended Reading: The 'Blade Runner' effect on electronic music

<b>Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats?</b> <br>Al Horner,<br>FACT<p>After months of teases, trailers and short films, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> is now in theaters. <i>FACT</i> takes a look at the original film's impact on music, including comments from electronic music legend Gary Numan on how he was influenced. There's also a …

Blade Runner

Origin by Dan Brown – a Nostradamus for our muddled times

Machines with synthetic brains pose a danger to mankind in Brown’s latest dotty apocalyptic thriller<p>I used to think Dan Brown was merely a crackpot. Now I wonder if he might not be a prophet. What once seemed to be his deranged fantasy increasingly looks like our daily reality. In our myth-maddened …

Blade Runner 2049: our spoiler-free review

You’ve waited 35 years — we’re not going to ruin it for you at this point<p>It’s been 35 years since Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i> hit theaters, and when it takes this long for a sequel to roll around, a few questions need to be answered. No question is more important than “why?” Yes, we’re in a cultural …

Blade Runner 2049's problem with women

The following article contains major spoilers for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>. If you haven't seen the movie, click here instead for something else.<p>After seeing</i> …

Science Fiction

6 Must-Have Grooming Products Our Editors Are Using Right Now

From great-smelling shaving cream to face masks<p>Today is National Men's Grooming Day, which means one thing: Someone decided men should, for one day, really take care of those nose hairs.<p>Okay, that's not exactly the reason this day is on the calendar, but it also means we have a great excuse to tell …

If you love Sherlock Holmes, you’ll love this book

In 2002, at the end of a festive January evening, I was made a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society devoted to Sherlock Holmes. As part of what is called an investiture, a new Irregular is assigned an alias — a name or phrase drawn from the 60 canonical adventures recounted, …

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Blade Runner 2049: Harrison Ford responds to Deckard replicant mystery

<b>It's one of the most debated theories in sci-fi - is Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner human or an artificially created replicant?</b><p>The answer was left as a mystery in the theatrical release of Ridley Scott's 1982 film - with even Scott and Ford arguing about it - and with a sequel due to be …

​You'll Want Ryan Gosling's Shearling Jacket in 'Blade Runner 2049'

Here are six jackets you can buy online right now<p>Damn, the future on the West Coast looks really, really freaking cool. And that’s all because of Ryan Gosling's coat. In the new trailer for <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, we see the Oscar-nominated actor in a long shearling-lined jacket—a <i>ton—</i>that deserves its …

'It' director Andy Muschietti signs on for Sony's 'Robotech' movie

More than 30 years after the original series debuted on television, the classic Mecha anime <i>Robotech</i> will once again grace the silver screen. Sony announced on Monday that it had tapped Andy Muschietti, who just finished directing the reboot of Stephen King's <i>It</i>, to direct the upcoming live-action …

7 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'The LEGO Batman Movie'

This weekend, "The LEGO Batman Movie," a spin-off of 2014's masterful "The LEGO Movie," opens in theaters <i>everywhere</i> (get your tickets now!). This time, everyone's favorite caped crusader (once again voiced, with gravelly rage, by Will Arnett) is made the main character, and his relationship with a …

Download These Free Apps to Watch Free Streaming Movies on the Go

9 Free Apps for Watching Streaming Movies<p>Access Free Streaming Movies With These Apps<p>Updated July 02, 2018<p>This list of free movie apps will put …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

The Latest “Westworld” Reveal Shows It’s No “Game of Thrones”

As the deviously puzzling first half of HBO’s “Westworld” has unfolded, sleuths on fan sites and reddit threads have spun elaborate theories about what is <i>really</i> going on in the futuristic, Wild West-themed amusement park of the title. We know that the park is an adult playground where human …

Recurring 'Star Wars' Patterns In 'The Force Awakens' Are More Than Just 'Member-Berries'

You’d think that a movie, which grossed over $2 billion worldwide and re-ignited a franchise, wouldn’t need defending. You’d presume that a film that made just under a billion domestically last year wouldn’t be the subject of a ton of smart-alecky criticism. Yet here we are.<p><i>South Park</i>‘s Trey Parker …

Netflix's Secret Codes Unlock More Movies Than You Can Imagine

Access this hidden list of hyper-specific Netflix genres with our help.<p>How many movies do you think are currently available on Netflix? Well, you’re …

The Ars Technica science fiction bucket list—42 movies every geek must see

...and nine bonus stinkers from which you should run away screaming.<p>Here at Ars, we're always making lists (just like Liam Neeson). Lists of science …

10 Tools Every Food Lover Needs In His Life

The right tools make all the difference in the kitchen<p>Men’s Health <i>may earn commissions on products that are independently selected by our editorial team.</i><p>Without a properly stocked kitchen, you can probably whip up a decent sandwich . . . and that’s about it.<p>Want to make incredible gourmet meals in …

4 Key Questions to Transform Creative Ideas Into Successful Realities

How many times in the past week or two have you thought or said some version of the following: “I want to do x but I don’t have the time!”<p>For the …

The Girl on the Train movie spoilers discussion

<b>Warning: Major spoilers beyond this point for The Girl on the Train. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, come back once you have.</b><p><i>The Girl on the Train</i> …

'The Girl on the Train' and 7 more books you should read before the movie

If you haven't picked up your copy of "The Girl on the Train," you're already behind the curve. Lauded as the "next 'Gone Girl'," the psychological thriller debuted at No. 1 on the The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it's motion picture adaptation, starring Emily Blunt, is one …

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100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

But narrowing it down to just movies, you can put a good dent in some classics, if you have the right guide.<p>Well, that's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we put together the 100 movies on Netflix you have to watch in your …

Best Space Movies in the Universe

Movies have the power to transport audiences to incredible places — including outer space. We've rounded up what we think are the best space movies …

Why It Took 10 Years For Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’ To Get Its Due

<i>“We are at the delicate interface between ocean and air … liquid and gas … the event horizon where molecules evaporate. This interchange is ethereal.”</i> <i>—</i> Opening exposition from Michael Mann’s screenplay for <i>Miami Vice</i><p>You know what’s less ethereal than liquid or gas? Hot air. That’s what critics and …

The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century Thus Far

<b>10. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)</b><p>So large is <i>In the Mood for Love</i>‘s place within contemporary cinephilia that it can be somewhat easy, even among <b>Wong Kar-wai</b> …

What is Cloverfield? A brief explanation

Thanks to a rather creative marketing campaign, once again the word around the multiplex this weekend is “Cloverfield.” That’s interesting, …

Rita Ora Is Topless on Lui Magazine's New Cover (NSFW)

Happy Friday.<p>Rita Ora can't stop, won't stop being letting everybody know how sexy she is. The singer appears topless in a new spread for <i>Lui</i> magazine this week (shot by Terry Richardson) and of course, it's NSFW.<p>This isn't the first time she's posed for Richardson; she previously posed for him in …

Dont' Watch This Star Wars: The Force Awakens International Trailer

With one week to go until the first showings of <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> begins, it’s time to start showing some restraint until we see the movie. …