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Eight days on edge may seal documentary Oscar for 'Citizenfour' | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Unlike the often long, arduous slog of making documentary films, with subjects sometimes followed for years, the bulk of Oscar contender “Citizenfour” came together in eight dramatic days.<p>Filmmaker Laura Poitras (C), producer Dirk Wilutzky (L) and producer Mathilde Bonnefoy …

Martin Freeman Looks Adorable Playing Reindeer Ring Toss with Jimmy Fallon

The Hobbit star also revealed he was upset not to be in the Harry Potter films.<p><b>Martin Freeman</b> stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> on his press tour for <i>The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies</i> . After talking about his last turn as Bilbo Baggins in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> franchise, and explaining his hurt …

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies rallies $117.6m global debut

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,Film,Culture,Peter Jackson,Film industry,theguardian.com,News<p>Peter Jackson’s final instalment in the saga suggests $1bn-plus final haul, as movie performs strongly despite not yet opening in the US

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

This Ultra-HD timelapse shows the biggest sunspot in 22 years

Last month, the biggest sunspot in 22 years traversed across the Sun. Labelled AR 2192, it was big enough to see without the need for a telescope. …

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2014

How to interact ethically with elephants in Thailand

For many people, riding on the back of an elephant in Thailand is the ultimate bucket list experience. However, there’s now overwhelming evidence to support claims by animal welfare experts that this form of tourism is harmful for Asia’s gentle giants.<p>You can barely turn a corner in Thailand …

Wildlife

Wonderland Twinkles With Holiday Advice and Inspiration

With Hanukkah starting next week, and Christmas close behind, it’s show time for this holiday season. Are you ready? Wonderland, our holiday …

The Best American Winter Road Trips

On the spectrometer of thrills, winter driving lies somewhere between utilitarian necessity and white-knuckle extreme sport. But now that gas is affordable and holiday lights are twinkling from the East Coast to L.A., it’s time to hit the open road and give the ultimate test to your car’s …

The 10 greatest movie sequels of all time

Gem of a Meteor Shower on Tap This Weekend

Break out a lawnchair and a warm coat for a December meteor shower.<p>Kick off the holiday season with celestial fireworks, stargazers, with the weekend's peak of the annual Geminid meteor shower.<p>Despite a bright quarter moon rising around midnight this year, the meteors should dash across the sky at …

25 Thoughtful Gifts Under $25

Splurging on a splashy, expensive gift every once in a while provides a certain kind of thrill — but no one can do it <i>all</i> the time. Fortunately, small gifts don’t have to be short on personality or thoughtfulness. <i>Au contraire!</i> Even if you have a limited budget when it comes to birthday (or …

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

'God, I was nervous': Scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin for first time

Once the lid was off the wood coffin holding the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy, scientist J.P. Brown could relax.<p>The …

The 15 Best New TV Characters of 2014

TV characters, more than film characters, are tricky to get right. Viewers who fall in love with a show will spend significant time, week in and week out, with these people. They’re in our homes. They’re familiar. And we know familiarity breeds. But there are a few characters, whether perfectly …

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Is the final Hobbit film a flop?

As Peter Jackson brings his Middle Earth saga to a close, Nicholas Barber asks whether The Battle of the Five Armies is worthwhile or unnecessary.<p>Peter Jackson’s sixth and final Middle Earth film is also his shortest. The three instalments of The Lord of the Rings clocked in at about three hours …

This Guy Captured a 100 Clone Selfie in the Cabin of an Airplane

Check out this crazy self-portrait photo by a guy named Timothy LaBranche. It’s a composite image showing LaBranche posing as all 100 passengers in …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

As it happened: Tributes flow for Sydney siege victims killed in Martin Place Lindt cafe shootout

Hundreds of floral tributes have been left in Sydney's Martin Place for the victims of a 16-hour siege which ended when police stormed the Lindt …

Sydney siege: Hostages held in Lindt cafe

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1131000/1131656_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524728504_92d5582a87c7fc4144fc47d80c528802<p><b>A gunman is holding staff and customers hostage at a cafe in Sydney, Australia.</b><p>The Lindt cafe in the city centre is surrounded by armed police. …

Police storm Sydney cafe to end hostage siege, three dead | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavily armed Australian police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday morning and freed a number of hostages being held there at gunpoint, in a dramatic end to a 16-hour siege in which three people including the attacker were killed.<p>Police have not publicly identified the gunman …

Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

Paragliding

3 Beautiful Homes Under 500 Square Feet

• 1 |<p>The first home we are featuring comes in at only 32 square meters (344 square feet).<p>2 |<p>A beautiful wood platform bed is separated from the main …

The Giver: The young adult film with a grown-up message

A new sci-fi film adapted from a young adult novel raises interesting questions about privacy, surveillance and state manipulation, reports Tom Brook.<p>The American sci-fi thriller The Giver had its world premiere this week. The film is based on the popular 1993 young adult novel of the same name and …

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