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10 Movie Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

Last week, Sony Pictures and MGM released its remake of horror classic "Carrie" starring Chloe Moretz and Julianne Moore.<p>While it may not be better than the 1976 original— it's tough to top the Oscar-nominated performances of Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie — there are plenty of remakes that have …

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Guilt, history and “Ender’s Game”

The new movie version of Orson Scott Card’s fable about sci-fi genocide offers surprising historical insight<p>We seem greatly preoccupied with issues of historical guilt and historical reckoning these days, issues that lie at the heart of Orson Scott Card’s tangled science-fiction masterwork “Ender’s …

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'Star Trek 3' Could Be Directed By Joe Cornish – /Film

<i>Briefly</i>: Rumblings started a few months ago but now <i>Deadline</i> has made it official. <b>Joe Cornish</b>, director of <i>Attack the Block</i> and co-writer of <i>Ant-Man</i>, is …

Science Fiction

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Have a THOR Crossover!

Box office: 'Ender's Game' moves only a few spaces

The insectoids aren't really buzzing this weekend.<p>After more than a decade of development and a cacophony of fan debate,<p>"Ender's Game"arrived in theaters with a decent but hardly spectacular Friday. TheGavin Hood-directed futurist action movie grossed $9.9 million, including late-night Thursday …

Movies

STAR TREK 3 To Be Directed by Joe Cornish?

Uniquely Cool BATMAN: YEAR 100 Comic Art by Paul Pope

Guy Lodge's DVDs and downloads

Pixar goes back to college, and Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn try out at Google, but neither campus scores very highly in the comedy stakes<p>The start of November may seem early to be talking about Christmas shopping – or three months late, according to some tinsel-happy supermarket managers – but …

The Night of the Hunter

(Charles Laughton, 1955; Arrow, 15)<p>One of the greatest, most influential directorial debuts in movie history, <i>The Night of the Hunter</i> was a major critical and commercial failure in 1955, and Charles Laughton never directed another film, which was bad for him, bad for us and bad for Norman Mailer, …

Thor: The Dark World – review

Alan Taylor’s butterfingered direction of one of Marvel’s more workmanlike heroes fails to impress<p>A man who knows his way around a toolbox is a good thing. A man who names his hammer (and names it Mjölnir), then keeps it by his side at all times, on a little string, is less appealing. Nonetheless, …

'Ender's Game' producer: Don't throw out baby with the bath water

In its bid at franchise-hood, "Ender's Game" has been dinged by a number of factors, including a campaign by human rights groups to boycott the movie because of author Orson Scott Card's anti-gay politics.<p>But Roberto Orci, a producer on the science fiction adaptation, has some words of caution—and …

LGBTQ

Thor: The Dark World - Clip - When Do We Start?

Marvels "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms …

Thor: The Dark World - Trailer 2

Marvels "Thor: The Dark World" continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms …

Thor

Philomena – review

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench make a terrific odd couple in this gripping account of the search for a long-lost child<p>Steve Coogan has long been a bruiser. But lately he's become a crusader. Watch him go into battle on <i>Question Time</i> or <i>Newsnight</i>, or at the Leveson inquiry, or in the papers, and the …

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Gwyneth Paltrow's PR war against Vanity Fair

Annoyed that the famous American magazine was planning a takedown of her, the actor and lifestyle guru has fought back<p><b>Age:</b> 41.<p><b>Appearance:</b> The most beautiful woman in the world.<p><b>Who says?</b> People, the biggest magazine in America.<p><b>OK. She's an actor, isn't she?</b> Yes, that is indeed the case, more or less.<p>…

Filmcast Ep. 250 - Ender's Game (GUEST: Jordan Hoffman from NY Daily News) – /Film

Dave and Devindra discuss the possibility of a Joe Cornish Star Trek film, Paramount’s dwindling franchise slate, the ballad of Damon Lindelof, and …

Science Fiction

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10 Rules for Cooking with Pumpkin This Fall

Here are some tips and rules for dealing with pumpkins and pumpkin products this fall.<p>The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte is only the beginning of the onslaught of pumpkin products that fall brings. And yes, we get it: you want to be festive. You want to wash your hair with pumpkin pie shampoo and …

Baking

Mashed Potato and Cauliflower Gratin >> http://bit.ly/MashedPotatoesCauli Since cheese is a natural with both potatoes and cauliflower, incorporating a little Fontina and parmesan into the purée adds a nutty goodness, without overpowering it with richness.

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