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A good look at how the Hobbit movies got so bad

It’s worth your time<p><i>The Hobbit</i> trilogy — a series of words that, to this day, can only be written with a sigh — is long, bloated and mostly unnecessary.<p>That’s not exactly breaking news, but two video essays from culture commentator Lindsay Ellis do a remarkable job of explaining exactly why the …

The Secrets Of Far Cry 5's Open World

With the recent release of Far Cry 5, Ubisoft Montreal has added yet another open-world to the Ubisoft portfolio. This time, however, the formula is a bit different.<p>In the video above, Mike Mahardy takes a closer look at the changes that set Far Cry 5 apart from other games in the series, and push …

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Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss

If you couldn’t be at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that happened earlier this year, the next best thing might be watching this highlight reel of the launch, the voyage of Elon’s Tesla-driving Starman and the landing/landing attempt of the three Falcon Heavy booster cores.<p>Set to David Bowie’s …

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28 Facts About Christopher Nolan Movies That'll Make You Want To Start A Marathon Right Away

Christian Bale's active dislike of his uncomfortable Batman outfit during the audition inspired his signature Batman voice.

DEADPOOL 2 Reportedly Screened To Disastrous Audience Reviews; Massive Reshoots Planned

A few weeks ago, the first responses to test screening for WB's <i>Aquaman</i> leaked and were universally positive. However, it sounds as if <i>Deadpool 2</i> is …

Better Marijuana Stock: Aphria vs. MedReleaf

Which stock wins in a battle between these two leading Canadian marijuana growers?<p>You would have won big-time had you owned either <b>Aphria</b> …

GE's latest smart lighting includes Alexa and HomeKit options

Creating a smart home can be a complicated affair, with myriad options for adding voice control and automation to your lights, window coverings, thermostats and more. GE wants to simplify your options (with its own branded products, of course) with some new smart ceiling fixtures, wall switches, …

Postmortem: Building The Turing Test around a secret mechanic

<i>The Turing Test</i> is a first person puzzle adventure game based on Jupiter’s moon Europa. It tells the story of a group of astronauts and an artificial …

Assassin's Creed Origins pre-review

Watch early quests as we talk through some of the game's highlights<p>I spent last week playing <i>Assassin's Creed Origins</i>, and brought back some footage of early quests. My review goes live on Thursday, but in the meantime, I just wanted to share some early impressions about the scale of this game, and …

Bring nature inside with the EcoQube Desktop Greenhouse

Sponsored Content<p>It looks after your plants and uses light therapy to improve your sleep.<p>Living in an apartment often means giving up on outside space and even natural light. With the EcoQube Air Desktop Greenhouse, you can nurture your own plants in any home. With a smart hydroponics system and …

MAGIX offers free video editing software

<b>The new program Fastcut lets users easily make an edited video from their footage</b><p>Multimedia software company MAGIX has released a new, free video …

Call of Duty: WWII beta open to Xfinity customers without pre-ordering the game

Internet provider offering codes from now to Aug. 31<p><i>Call of Duty: WWII’</i>s private multiplayer beta, which begins Friday, Aug. 25 on PlayStation 4, requires pre-ordering the game. However, customers of Comcast’s Xfinity Internet service can get in without a pre-order.<p>Beginning today, Xfinity …

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gag reel: Kurt Russell almost gets hit in the face

The bonus features for James Gunn’s superhero blockbuster <i>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</i> , available both digitally and physically this month,. …

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10 Masterful Facts About Leonardo Da Vinci

There are few historical figures in the world with a creative reputation comparable to that of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), the celebrated …

Elon Musk brings his Mars plan before the scientific community

In this month's issue of <i>New Space</i>, Elon Musk outlined his plan to colonize Mars. His article discusses how to bring down the cost of Mars flights as well as some of the specs of necessary equipment.<p>The article is adapted from Musk's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress and …

Hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins at E3 2017: Here’s what we thought

Swimming and stabbing in Egypt<p><i>Assassin’s Creed Origins</i> has a lot on its shoulders. We got to spend some quality time with Ubisoft’s latest at E3 2017, and so far, our impressions are good.<p>Mechanically, <i>Origins</i> feels solid. It’s yet another refinement on free-running, and a return to the less …

Netflix’s True Crime Series ‘The Keepers’ Is Captivating Viewers With Murder, Mystery, And Conspiracy

Netflix’s new series <i>The Keepers</i> is the streaming service’s latest venture into the addicting true crime genre, and the show is already captivating viewers with its mix of murder and a larger conspiracy involving the Catholic church and a school in Baltimore. The central story, which focuses on the …

Alden Ehrenreich is already sporting his young Han Solo hair, and we must touch it

This is basically our first look at Alden Ehrenreich being Han Solo. He’s not in costume. He’s not on a set. But you guys, that hair! Did Harrison …

Logan: Track Hugh Jackman's history as Wolverine

After 17 years, 9 movies, and who knows how many torn shirts, Hugh Jackman is hanging up his claws.<p><i>Logan</i>, which hits theaters Friday, serves as the …

How ‘Logan’ Director James Mangold Made the Most Violent Wolverine Movie Yet

Even the most “serious” and “grounded” superhero movies ultimately offer a warm bath of escapism – but not the fatalistic new twilight-of-Wolverine …

'Rogue One' Ending: A spoiler-filled breakdown on the breathtaking final scenes

An overarching concern of blockbuster franchises is that they, quite simply, never want to end. You'll see a plethora of endless sequels and reboots, …

Here Is Every Single 'Star Wars' Easter Egg in 'Rogue One'

Don't forget that this first standalone film still takes place in the same old galaxy far, far away.<p>The first standalone movie in the <i>Star Wars</i> saga,</i> …

15 Movies You Were Sure Would Flop - But Didn't

by Alex Leadbeater<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Hollywood is, at the end of the day, a business, so while we can have endless fun debating the merits of all manner of …

7 Trailers For Famous Movies That Were Absurdly Full Of S**t

These days, movie trailers are a big deal. Designed by marketing geniuses who train for decades in isolated marketing monasteries, trailers are …

15 Fascinating Facts About The "Battle Of The Bastards"

There was a lot less CGI than you'd think!

Xbox One Cortana Update: 7 features that will change your gaming life, from upping privacy to dumping Kinect

There was a time when Microsoft updated its Xbox One every month, bringing a plethora of bug fixes, interface tweaks and spangly new features to …

Christopher Nolan’s Next Film Will Reportedly Center On World War II’s Most Iconic Rescue

Christopher Nolan’s next film is still a firmly guarded secret with only a 2017 release date confirmed. There were hints that Nolan might have some sort of connection the proposed <i>Akira</i> trilogy at Warner Bros., but that might not be the case according a new report over at Indiewire. Citing the …