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50 Sandwiches You Should Eat Before You Die

<i>By: Andy Kryza and Kevin Alexander</i><p>No matter what that bloke Earl tells you, sandwiches are the quintessential American food: meat, cheese, bread, and moxie are what this country was founded on. That's why it's your duty -- nay, your destiny -- to eat as many different varieties of your birthright …

Guile's Theme now has lyrics, an explanation for Guile's eyebrows

The adage goes that Guile's stage music from <i>Street Fighter 2</i> goes with everything, which many also say is true of pearls, bacon and black. It's questionable, however, whether lyrics goes with Guile's theme, as the above video from Fox's Animation Domination High-Def shows.<p>As part of its "Songs You …

The long-delayed PlayStation 4 will arrive in China March 20th

After months of delays, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita are going on sale in China on March 20th, the company confirmed to <i>Bloomberg</i>. The former will cost 2,899 yuan (around $463), compared to $399 in the US, while the latter will sell for 1,299 yuan ($207). PlayStation 4 controllers will …

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RocketJump practices and teaches next-generation filmmaking by Meagan Keane

Millions of subscribers to the web show <i>Video Game High School</i> are a testament to the idea that if you produce it, they will come. In 2010, University …

How "The Imitation Game" Screenwriter Graham Moore Made It In Hollywood

Graham Moore is the 31-year-old author of one best-selling novel, one screenplay in production with Benedict Cumberbatch, another novel in the works, and a just-finished screen adaptation of The Devil in the White City. He still thinks about quitting.<p>Graham Moore grew up on the north side of …

Composition & Framing Can Help You Tell Great Stories with Your Cinematography. Here's How

Effectively telling a story through cinematographic choices can seem intimidating if you're just starting out. Luckily, if you know the basics of …

How to Write Character Arcs

Think it’s enough to write a great character? Think again. If you’re going to write a story worthy of your amazing character, the first thing you …

Sundance 2015: Our 7 Favorite Feature Films - The Best of the Fest

The <b>2015 Sundance Film Festival</b> has finally come to an end and to put a wrap on things and finalize our nearly two weeks of coverage, it's time to …

“Gangs of Wasseypur”: India’s explosive crime epic may be the next “Oldboy”

A blood-soaked, operatic blend of Tarantino and Bollywood, this crime saga takes Indian cinema to a new level<p>Explosive, violent and profane from its very first seconds, the crime epic “Gangs of Wasseypur” simultaneously feels like a celebration of Indian cinema and an attempt to blow it up and …

'Selma' Director Ava DuVernay Is One to Watch This Awards Season

She is the force behind “Selma,” the drama about the bloody march for the African-American vote that has entered awards season as the film to watch.<p>The movie only came away with one Golden Globe on Sunday night, but it’s one of the four nominations — Ava DuVernay as a contender for best director — …

25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015

2015 should be an amazing year for music. Between expected releases from Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Kanye West, Radiohead, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean, James Blake and Fleetwood Mac, to name but a select few, this year should make up for the lack of impact albums that marked …

Christopher Nolan interview: 'I'm completely invested in every project I do'

The director of Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy says he is going to keep making 'enormous' films<p>To find out what it feels like to be a character in a Christopher Nolan movie, just talk to Christopher Nolan.<p>His films imagine the world as a grand, cosmic puzzle, waiting to be …

6 Best Apps for Filmmakers: Cinematography

Below we’ve gathered handful of apps that cinematographers can’t seem to get enough of. Though our first piece in this series had a few on there …

Your Brain on Games

There’s no question that employee performance, productivity and engagement are critical business issues. Yet, a Gallup survey shows that globally, only 13% of workers are engaged. Poor levels of employee engagement in workplaces around the world are shining a light on the need to explore new …

Links to 32 Scripts for Your Consideration

Posted by: , November 26, 2014<p>Awards season is upon us, which means that all the best scripts from this year’s crop of films are popping up online. …

The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

Here's What's Leaving Netflix on January 1st, 2015

Batman, Tombstone, Spaceballs, Braveheart, and more expiring as the year ends.<p>Hopefully you've got some time off coming soon for the holidays. Time …

75 years later, 'Gone With the Wind' never left

Audiences still frankly give a damn about the lavish Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind" 75 years after its release.<p>When adjusted for inflation, the Oscar-winning romance remains the domestic box-office champ with a gross of $1.6 billion. The 220-minute Technicolor film received a record 13 Oscar …

The Ten Best Movies of 2014

At this time, I offer a mere list, except for a note on "Ida." I’ll return to the list and annotate it once my fingers recover from premature ribbon-tying and tree-dressing, as well as the other “paralyzing joys of the season” (to quote James Agee).<p>Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” is by far the best movie …

The 10 best films of 2014: No 4 – Whiplash

“There are no two words in the English language,” says JK Simmons’s music teacher in Whiplash, “more harmful than ‘good job’”. So we won’t use them. After all, they’d be inappropriate. It’s fitting a film that bangs the drum so hard for bloodshed in the service of excellence succeeds so soundly the …

Found It! Kate Bosworth's Adorable (And Affordable!) Cross-Body Bag

Kate Bosworth basically always looks like a million bucks--that's a fact. What's not a fact, however, is that you have to spend thousands to look …

20 Most Overlooked Movies of 2014

WATCH THIS!<p>From The Immigrant, boasting an Oscar-worthy turn by Marion Cotillard, to a post-apocalyptic take on class warfare in Snowpiercer, all the …

Free horror games for cheap thrills

It's almost Halloween. Which means that it's time to partake in the grand tradition of gorging on horror media — scary movies, ghost stories and most importantly, terrifying games.<p>There are a number of high profile releases to get excited about this season. <i>Alien: Isolation</i> and <i>The Evil Within</i> have …

Exposing the New York Review of Books: Q&A with HBO Doc Director

Founded during the 1963 New York printers' strike, the <i>New York Review of Books</i> (aka the <i>NYRB</i>, the <i>New York Review</i>, or just the <i>Review</i>) was created upon …