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Women in Hollywood still trapped by 'Celluloid Ceiling', report finds

Percentage of females working behind the scenes on last year's 250 highest grossing films no higher than in 1998<p>Kathryn Bigelow's best director Oscar for The Hurt Locker in 2010 was hailed as a breakthrough, but the number of women working on Hollywood films, including directors, writers, …

Kathryn Bigelow

What Disney Characters Would Look Like as Real People

Why 'Her' Might Be Totally Right About Everyday Life In The Future

After poring over the work of Ray Kurzweil and other futurists trying to figure out how, exactly, his artificially intelligent female lead should operate, Jonze arrived at a critical insight: <i>Her</i>, he realized, isn't a movie about technology. It's a movie about people. With that, the film took shape. …

Ray Kurzweil

Netflix To Lose Over 90 Key Titles To Licensing Issues January First

The popular streaming service Netflix has had a very good year, with record profits, leaps in new users, and people adapting to binge-watching their favorite shows. The company’s video streaming service is even testing new lower-priced tiers aimed as individual consumers as threats from competitors …

The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A cookie with the perfect combination of fat, flavor, and comfort. Who needs detox?</i><p>Year round, …

Dessert

Hair Dryer Cooking: From S'mores To Crispy Duck

Have a hankering for s'mores but not near a fire? Grab your hair dryer. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>This past year, we've introduced you to some wacky cooking methods. We've made an entire lunch in a coffee maker and even poached salmon and pears in the dishwasher.<p>But a few weeks ago, we stumbled upon …

The Biggest Movie Doppelgangers Of 2013

Sometimes this effect is unintentional, like when an emerging movie star manages to have multiple films comes out the same year (see Melissa McCarthy below); other times, it's a result of executives switching studios and developing similar projects (like the infamous Disney and DreamWorks 1998 …

Movies

The 15 Highest-Grossing Movies Of 2013

We've compiled the highest-grossing movies of the year worldwide,* which made a combined $9.7 billion at theaters.<p>Disney comes out on top with a whopping five films among the year's biggest money makers.<p>We know "Iron Man" tops the list. Let's see who else joins Robert Downey Jr.'s Marvel man.<p>*Since …

Film Industry