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Why bad films aren't getting the disrespect they deserve

Adam Sandler’s Pixels was a recent rare example of a truly terrible movie getting a cinema release. With studios now burying their turkeys on Netflix, we’re unlikely to enjoy the pleasure of hating another Showgirls or Gigli<p>Moviegoers are always talking about films or directors that do not get the …

NASA lists 'The Martian' tech that already exists

A lot of sci-fi films feature technologies we still only dream of, such as time traveling or warp drives -- Ridley Scott's and Andy Weir's <i>The Martian</i>, however, makes use of more realistic ones. In fact, NASA's already developing a number of technologies used in the film, including a Martian habitat …

The Force Awakens is 'the best Star Wars you've ever seen' according to poster artist

Artist Drew Struzan has worked on posters for each of the Star Wars films, as well as iconic posters for the Indiana Jones films. His design for <i>The Force Awakens'</i> poster was recently shown during Disney's D23 celebration, and the fact it showed one of the film's lead characters with a lightsaber …

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Why NASA Helped Ridley Scott Create ‘The Martian’ Film

Plus a sneak-peak review of the first 49 minutes of the film<p>The day Ridley Scott called NASA was a great day for NASA. Scott, or Sir Ridley, or the dude who has directed several of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time, plus <i>Thelma and Louise</i>, was in the early stages of his newest movie, <i>The …

Usain Bolt faces Justin Gatlin at World Championships 2015 billed as the saviour of athletics

The sport is desperate for Bolt to beat convicted drugs cheat but the sprinter with the halo may lose out to the one brandishing the devil’s pitchfork<p>Usain Bolt was officially on ‘Jamaica time’ for his grand Beijing entrance on Thursday, given that he turned up 40 minutes late. Sauntering on to a …

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How to be a selfish bastard, and other lessons learned from a night of Super Mario Maker

Who hasn't dreamed about making their own levels in a Mario game?<p><i>Super Mario Maker</i> is a bit of an answered prayer for every kid who grew up with graphing paper and a dream, and I've been able to spend a few days, and one intense night, with the game.<p>Here's what I've learned.<p>It's OK to be a selfish …

10 filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder

<i>In the wake of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, Matthew Lee looks at ten filmmakers who went from Indie Darling to Big Budget Blunder…</i><p>Josh Trank’s debut,</b> …

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Destiny is about to get much better, even if you don't buy The Taken King

Many big changes are coming to <i>Destiny</i> next month, including a complete revamp of the leveling and loot system. The Light system has been reworked, and you'll be able to gain experience and levels no matter what you do in the world. Things will make much more sense to players and leveling won't be …

Here's your first real look at the crazy Android phone BlackBerry is working on

Back in May, BlackBerry told us it believes its phone business will become profitable again. Now, we may be seeing the early stages of how it plans to make that happen.<p>The company is believed to be working on a new phone that runs on Google's Android software rather then the company's own operating …

Some Star Citizen backers who claim full pledge refunds are getting their money back

A number of frustrated <i>Star Citizen</i> backers are asking publisher Cloud Imperium Games for their money back. And although the company is making no guarantees or public announcements, Polygon has learned that refunds are being made.<p>Much of the consumer dissatisfaction stems from how little of the …

Tiger Woods shoots best score in 2 years as he makes desperate FedExCup push

Firing a season-low 64, Tiger Woods makes a powerful statement about his desire to play in the postseason.<p>Tiger Woods, in need of a win this week in Greensboro to make it to the PGA Tour postseason, holed out a flop shot for a birdie on his first hole of the Wyndham Championship and from there went …

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Man Utd news: Gathering fear is there is nothing temporary about Wayne Rooney's decline

England forward is a long way off the carefree, daring and pugnacious Rooney, the one entirely lacking in fear or constraint of old<p>A young, vibrant, exciting talent announcing himself to his new audience with a collection of sparkling Champions League goals: Manchester United supporters have seen …

Arsenal fan delivers parting shot at Alexander Hleb from beyond the grave

Gooner's son had a unique message printed on his father's memorial stone outside the Emirates<p>Alexander Hleb tends to divide opinion amongst Arsenal fans.<p>To some, he was one of the most technically gifted players to have graced the Emirates in it's short history.<p>For many, he typified everything that …

OnePlus 2 Phone Review: No ‘Flagship Killer’ but a Phenomenal Bargain

Smart features and design make OnePlus 2 the best Android phone for the price, but no mobile payments holds it back<p>OnePlus bills its new phone, the OnePlus 2, a “2016 flagship killer”—a smartphone that not only surpasses this year’s best competition but next year’s as well. After using the phone …

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