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The Obamas fall in love in first trailer for Southside With You

Film which follows the presidential couple on their first date through Chicago’s South Side in the late 80s has already received positive reviews<p>The first date between Barack and Michelle Obama is brought to the screen in Southside With You, a Before Sunrise-style indie that has already received …

Captain America: Civil War succeeds where Batman V Superman fails

Two superhero movies, released within mere weeks of one another. Both feature the biggest of names from their respective pantheons of demigods and …

At last, a film about the 80s that tells it like it was … without leg-warmers

Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! re-creates a 1980s adolescence that will seem alien to today’s teens<p>The ageing process may be gradual but the realisation that it is fully under way is like a large penny (or shilling, depending on your age) dropping with an unwelcome clang. One morning, …

Jessica Chastain: ‘It’s a myth that women don’t get along’

The Oscar-nominated actor gets fired up about equal pay, refusing to play the damsel – and the truth about her ‘fight’ with Jennifer Lawrence<p>Jessica Chastain is such an extraordinary actor that you almost miss her. She brings so little ego to the roles she plays, so little of herself, that you go …

Golden Globes

These famous roles were almost played by completely different actors

What would "Lord of the Rings" look like with Nicolas Cage in one of the main roles?<p>Characters become iconic thanks in large part to the actors who bring them to life, and it's often hard to imagine anyone else in the role after the fact.<p>But some actors are fired from a role, some leave because of …

Flix Premiere is the online cinema for forgotten films

Major film studios have much of their production schedules mapped out years in advance. By default, cinemas have pretty full calendars themselves. With a finite number of screens, theaters can only take so many movies from other distributors. Competition for these slots is fierce, and when film …

James Wan Wants To Have Fun With ‘Aquaman’ And Try To Shake Off The Jokes

There was so much going on in <i>Batman v. Superman</i> that you’re forgiven if you missed any of the myriad sidebars that sent the action and the plot moving in 100 different directions. One of those diversions wound up being our first look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman, and it got the ball rolling for that …

With ‘Sucker Punch’ Zack Snyder Began Struggling With Ideas He Couldn’t Quite Control

This past weekend, we finally got the answer to the question “Will <i>Batman v Superman</i> Be Good, Or Bad, Or Just Good To The People Who Thought <i>Man Of Steel</i> Was Good, Or What.” But the answer was largely in front of us all along. All anyone needed to do was turn to director Zack Snyder’s 2011 film <i>Sucker</i> …

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – discuss the film with spoilers

It’s supposed to be DC Comics’ answer to Marvel’s Avengers. So how did Batfleck, Wonder Woman et al measure up in this critically derided superhero film?<p>Related: Where does Batman v Superman's mauling leave Warner's plan for a DC comics cinematic universe?<p>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice …

The 10 most awkward moments from the 2016 Academy Awards

Stacey Dash may have won the Oscar for most awkward moment in Academy Awards history, but that wasn't the only time we cringed during the show. Here are some of the other lowlights from both the red carpet and the ceremony.<p><i>Produced by Chris Snyder</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b> On Faceboook

The Oscars

Watch ‘Black Actors, White Roles’ in Hilarious Oscars 2016 Bit

Chris Rock‘s monologue was one of several moments to spotlight the lack of diversity in Hollywood and the Oscars, which led to an Oscars boycott. In …

'The Walking Dead': 5 Things You Need to Know About the Big Bad Negan

<b>[SPOILERS: Seriously, don't read if you're not caught up on the show or the comic.]</b><p>"The Walking Dead" is set to kick off the second half of its sixth season this month. The biggest twist to this ongoing saga of survival is that a major new villain will soon make his debut: Negan. Jeffrey Dean …

A New Walking Dead Spoiler Promises a Gruesome Mid-season Premiere

Things look very grim for one of the show’s stars.<p>Comic-book fans and spoiler addicts knew it was <i>probably</i> coming, but now there‘s even more evidence: <i>The Walking Dead</i> is going <i>very</i> dark for its mid-season premiere.<p>But before we get to the spoilery section of this post, let’s let <b>Andrew Lincoln,</b> a.k.a. …

That insanely-expensive hoverboard is now $5,000 cheaper

Did you take a look at Arca Space's honest-to-goodness actual hoverboard and think that $19,900 was a bit too much? That's excellent, because the firm has revealed that its canny business deals have lowered the price down to just $14,900. It's a fact that should please all none of its pre-order …

How the 'Suicide Squad' cast looks compared to the comic-book characters

On Tuesday night, Warner Bros. unveiled a new trailer for this summer's "Suicide Squad" film .<p>Based on the comic-book series of the same name , the Suicide Squad is a team of supervillains recruited to go on missions that have almost no odds of survival. They're suicide missions, hence the name. …

Comic Books

Google uses tiny cameras to capture adorable mini Street View

When you think of Google Street View, you'll probably get visions of the company's camera-mounted cars or its colossal Trekker backpacks. The search giant has sent them to some of the world's most picturesque locations, but for its latest Street View project, things have got a whole lot smaller. …

Samsung’s next Galaxy phone may be cheaper than the last one

Pan Jiutang, a China-based analyst who specializes in China's electronics supply chain, says ( via Times of India ) Samsung is considering cutting the price of the flagship line by about 10%.<p>This means the Galaxy S7 might start at around $600. The Galaxy S6 started at about $650 when it released in …

Luxury Lifestyle

One 'Game of Thrones' actor has a well-thought out theory for how the show will end

With "Game of Thrones" heading into its sixth season, fans are dying to learn the fates of their favorite characters. We know author George R.R. Martin has told the showrunners how the series will end, but the information ends there.<p>Naturally, fans have come up with their own ideas about the …

TV Series

Google's new Chromecast is still the easiest way to make your TV smart

Sometimes, the best products are the ones that are the simplest. Google's Chromecast, an HDMI dongle that lets you "cast" videos, music and apps to a …

The Evolution of the Naked Dress in 27 Photos

It's glaringly obvious on any red carpet that skin is more in than ever. Let's celebrate women who've dared to (very nearly) bare all. (Warning: NSFW!)<p>It's glaringly obvious on any red carpet that skin is more in than ever. Here, we celebrate some of the world's most fearless female celebs in all …

Why You Should Be Deep-Frying Your $50 Steak (We're Not Kidding)

Don't be afraid to cook that $50 porterhouse steak—this method is fool-proof.<p>We get it: Cooking a steak can be intimidating. Especially a $50 steak. But this technique, from H. Alexander Talbot and Aki Kamozawa, the genius folks behind cooking blog Ideas in Food, is fool-proof. Read on for 8 steps …

And Now, The Worst Movies Of 2014

Last year was a truly bizarre year for bad movies, because it felt like there were almost too many to keep track of. Hell, I had to write an amendment to my list just to make sure that <i>Jobs</i> was included, since I couldn’t remember all of them. This year was a lot different, though. From the first …

From Nerd To Absurd: Jake Gyllenhaal, Edward Norton, And Other Actors Who Got Jacked For Movie Roles

Body transformation is not a novel concept in Hollywood. In fact, it’s one of the methods that shows your determination and adherence to a role’s integrity, nudging you ever so closer to that golden statue (i.e. <i>Philadelphia</i>, <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, and the list goes on and on…). Certainly, in the …

Nokia's New App Is About To Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Nokia just unveiled its new N1 tablet on Tuesday, but that's not the only Android announcement to come from the Finnish gadget company. Nokia just took its Z Launcher out of private beta, meaning anyone can download the home screen replacement from the Google Play Store starting today.<p>The Z …

Android Phones

They’re here to save the world: but how many superhero movies can we take?

They bring in the big bucks, provide multiple spinoffs and sequels and offset the general decline in cinema audiences in the US, but is Hollywood overdoing it when it comes to superheroes?<p>Over the next five years a remarkable 30 superhero movies are expected to be released by Disney, Warner Bros., …

How to fix Facebook's News Feed

Facebook’s News Feed is broken! Facebook is only showing me stupid stuff! My News Feed is boring! Facebook is lame! The News Feed is useless!<p>If any of those exclamations sound familiar, this quick guide is for you and your friends. Most articles about “fixing” and “improving” the News Feed focus on …

‘Alien’ at 35: Sigourney Weaver reflects on Ridley Scott’s masterpiece | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Sigourney Weaver and director Ridley Scott on the set of "Alien." (Robert Penn / 20th Century Fox)<p>Actress Sigourney Weaver. (Casey Curry / Associated Press)<p>Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, in a scene from the 1979 film "Alien." (20th Century Fox)<p>A scene from "Alien." (20th Century Fox)<p>A scene from …

Review: ‘Gone Girl’ Is, At Last, A Movie Worth Discussing

“I imagine cracking open her head, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers,” Ben Affleck thinks in a voiceover while cinematically caressing Rosamund Pike’s beautiful, cinematic hair in the opening of <i>Gone Girl.</i> A movie you <i>think</i> is going to be the increasingly terrifying tale of domestic ennui …

That’s Morgan Freeman’s Son In Red’s Mugshot: 10 Things You May Not Know About ‘The Shawshank Redemption’

I’ve seen <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i> from start to finish twice. Like many I assume, I’ve seen bits and pieces of it probably 500 times, thanks to TNT’s constant rotation. The movie is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its release this week, and if Ted Turner doesn’t have it somewhere on the TNT …

7 new tricks to banish late-night food cravings — for good

If your cravings at night make you resemble a rabid raccoon picking through a dumpster, you're not alone. "Nighttime is by far the most common time to have cravings or feel hungrier," says Dr. Scott Isaacs, an endocrinologist at Emory University and author of Beat Overeating Now!<p>Blame your hunger …

Nutrition