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Stunning Photographs of Singapore Architecture

Photographer Yik Keat is based in Singapore. Through mesmerizing pictures, he offers us a beautiful overview on this South-Asian territory. Mostly …

This photographer captured American tourists taking in epic natural vistas

Roger Minick and the myth of a limitless West<p>It’s not easy to see tourism with a sympathetic eye. Oddly abrasive, eternally awkward, tourists have …

Incredible images from DJI's SkyPixel 2016 aerial photography competition

Incredible images from SkyPixel 2016 competition<p><i>SkyPixel, DJI's online aerial photo sharing platform, has shared the winners of its 2016 photo</i> …

Why Disney’s firm grip on Star Wars is choking the life out of Rogue One

<i>Anghus Houvouras on why Disney’s firm grip on Star Wars is choking the life out of Rogue One…</i><p>Recently I wrote the following statement about film …

The world is undergoing a global humanitarian crisis

As a 6-year-old boy, the Korean diplomat was uprooted from his village and school by the Korean War. It was the lifeline extended to him and his family by a fledgling humanitarian system and a nascent United Nations - shelter, food, schoolbooks - that allowed that small boy to prosper, Mr. Ban …

11 cool online stores for home decor and high design

Don't spend it all in one place<p>In the age of Amazon, shopping for great design online has never been easier. Here, we've rounded up a handful of our favorite sites offering something special when it comes to home decor and design. From handcrafted artisanal chairs to sleek ceramic objects 3D …

Fair Trade

Hollywood still 'straight, white, boys’ club', finds major diversity survey

Study reports movie-making suffering ‘inclusion crisis’, as television production begins to show signs of improvement<p>Women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and those from ethnic minority backgrounds are suffering under an “epidemic of invisibility” in Hollywood, according to a damning …

Golden Globes 2016: Jennifer Lawrence is funny, but Amy Schumer was robbed

Ask almost any performer, and they will tell you that comedy is harder than drama. Anchorman director Adam McKay, talking about his approach to improvisation recently, said that, “Always aim for art. If you miss, you'll hit comedy. But if you aim for comedy and miss, you got nothing.”<p>But you’d …

Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?

<i>Anghus Houvouras on whether Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…</i><p>Fandom is forgiving. History …

Mary Sues, Black Stormtroopers, & Poe Dameron’s Sexual Preference: The Social Subtext of Star Wars

<i>Anghus Houvouras on the social subtext of Star Wars…</i><p>It was back when the first trailer for <b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> was released. Mere minutes …

21 Childhood Books Every British Person Will Remember

Five go on a trip down memory lane.

Books

Movies Are Getting Worse & It’s All Our Fault

<i>Samuel Brace thinks movies are getting worse, and its all our own fault…</i><p>My friend and I went to see <b>Bridge of Spies</b>, the new Tom Hanks/Steven …

The Revenant Trailer - Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy

Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy lead what looks like being one of the best films of next year – The Revenant from director Alejandro …

DVD Review – Serena (2014)

<b>Serena</b>, 2014.<p>Directed by Susanne Bier.<br>Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans and Sean Harris.<p><b>SYNOPSIS:</b><p>In Depression-era North …

Serena Williams

Birdman: Let Down By a Terrible Ending

<i>Anthony Stokes on Birdman and its ending (major spoilers follow)…</i><p>When I first heard about <b>Birdman</b>, I was cautious; I tend to get annoyed with any …

Emily Blunt: 'Nobody goes through life unscathed'

Emily Blunt’s first professional acting job was at the age of 18, in a West End play called The Royal Family, directed by Peter Hall. It was 2001 and she had, until then, been labouring under the delusion she’d go to university and study languages. (Blunt wanted to be a simultaneous translator at …

Michael Keaton: the return of the unlikely leading man

Hollywood loves a comeback, especially if it comes loaded with redemption, humility, self-awareness and, ideally, quite a bit of pain. John Travolta, Robert Downey Jr and Mickey Rourke have all bumped down the mountain, kicked around in the wilderness and hiked back to the summit, and everything …

10 of the Best Superhero Movie Death Scenes

In the comic books, the death of any character has become something of a cliché, with fans realising that it’s really only a matter of time before …

Steve Carell on Foxcatcher and fame: ‘I’ve never cared about being taken seriously’

He made his name in The 40-year-old Virgin and as an idiot weatherman in the Anchorman movies. So what is Steve Carell doing playing wrestling-obsessed millionaire and murderer John du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher?<p>‘It was a huge opportunity for me. I didn’t think twice about it. It would …

More promotional art from Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring The Vision, Hulkbuster, Black Widow and Ultron

Yesterday we brought you some new promotional artwork for <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b> featuring the likes of The Vision, Ultron, Black Widow, The Hulk, …

10 of the Worst Supervillain Costumes in Comic Book Movies

A little while ago, we looked at both the <b>best</b> superhero costumes in movies and <b>the worst</b>. A lot of you agreed with our choices, but equally as many …

Comic Books

Catching a film on Christmas Day? Here's what to see and what to avoid

December 25 isn’t just about carb-loaded dinners – it’s also a time when studios try to cash in on the Christmas cinema crowd. We’ve rounded up the best Yuletide releases<p>In the US, going to the cinema on Christmas Day is a time-honoured tradition. This year’s holiday releases have been dominated by …

Spectre: Time to worry about the future of James Bond?

<i>Ozzy Armstrong on whether it’s time to worry about the future of James Bond…</i><p>After the announcements on Thursday regarding <b>Bond 24</b>, now known as …

Interstellar: behind the VFX

In an exclusive interview, Interstellar's visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin describes how he created the black holes and alien worlds of Christopher Nolan's film<p><b>Interstellar</b>'s Paul Frankin, who founded visual effects company Double Negative in 1998, has a working relationship with director …

Jack O’Connell: ‘My world just got much bigger’

Jack O’Connell is shouting at a bus. “Goooo on, Sam!” he roars, a bit like he’s cheering someone on at a football match.<p>Sorry, who? “There’s the Claf,” he says. Sorry, who are you talking about? “Sam Claflin. He’s a mate of mine.” I crane my head towards the bus, fast driving out of our view. And …