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The best films of 2016 so far

The 50 best films of 2016 in the UK: the full list<p>Read more<p>After Love<p>Painful drama of longterm relationship breakup and possession-division from Belgian director Joachim Lafosse, featuring Bérénice Bejo and Cédric Kahn as a couple no longer able to go through the motions.<p><b>What we said:</b> It is about …

Comic Books

Five of the best… new films in the UK

1: The Jungle Book (PG)<br>(Jon Favreau, 2016, US) 106 mins<p>Remaking the Disney classic, even 50 years down the line, will seem like sacrilege to some, but this film (pictured above) is a very different beast. Out go the expressive line animation and groovy musical numbers; in comes staggering …

Film Industry

Leonardo DiCaprio to produce YA post-apocalyptic eco-disaster movie

The actor and film-maker follows up a Netflix deal to produce nature documentaries with a potential foray into Hunger Games-style young adult sci-fi<p>Hollywood A-lister and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has bought the big-screen rights to a green-themed young adult novel called The …

Box Office

Deadpool denied release in China due to extreme content

The antihero adventure starring Ryan Reynolds has fallen foul of China’s strict censorship laws thanks to the film’s nudity, graphic language and violence<p>Ryan Reynolds’ dark new comedy adventure Deadpool has been denied a release in China because of the film’s graphic content.<p>According to local …

Film Industry

Does pasta make you fat? Eight food myths busted

<b>1 Pasta makes you fat</b><p>As the carb-avoidance craze rages, many are dismayed to see pasta lumped with pappy white bread in the “white and refined” sin bin. Now, a concerted push is on to rehabilitate its nutritional reputation. Is it true that, as pasta company Barilla claims, its unique resistant …

Nutrition

The 50 Most Disturbing Movies8. <em>Aftermath</em> (1994)

<b>Director:</b> Nacho Cerdà<p>Orchestrated by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Cerdà, <i>Aftermath</i> is a dialogue-free showcase of pointless immorality, albeit of the …

Donald Trump: Ban all Muslim travel to U.S.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States.<p>"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on," a …

Donald Trump

ARM: Britain's most successful tech company you've never heard of

Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it<p>In a loose collection of offices on an underwhelming business park outside of Cambridge sits Britain’s most successful technology company, ARM. You’ve …

Set-Top Boxes

New era beckons for supersonic air travel

Passengers could break the sound barrier again as technology delivers faster but quieter jets<p>Supersonics are back. Around the world, aerospace companies and organisations, including Nasa, are developing the technology that will allow passengers once again to fly at faster than the speed of sound. …

Aviation

This is what entrepreneurs can do to be more like Google’s Page and Brin

<i>The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Free Things to Do in Cape Town

Spilling out of the area between the iconic Table Mountain and the churning waters of the Atlantic, Cape Town provides visitors with a heady mixture of striking natural beauty, incredibly diverse cultures, and notoriously friendly locals. Although many of the upscale hotels, restaurants and …

Cape Town

Mass Murderer James Holmes's Match.com Profile Was Terrifying

It went up on the site just days before he killed 12 people and injured 70 others.<p>The Colorado District Attorney's office just released additional evidence from the trial of James Holmes, the man who killed 12 people and injured 70 others in Colorado during a showing of <i>The Dark Knight Rises</i> in …

PULP FICTION: See Quentin Tarantino's Early Shortlist of Who Should Star

Re-re-rewind: is the Craig David revival upon us?

A decade since his career fizzled out, the UK garage star is taking himself less seriously. Is he ready to mount a public comeback?<p>Longtime followers of Craig David will know that both his #EatCleanTrainDirty regime and photographs of his Miami balcony have far outweighed his musical output in the …

Top 10

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

Mindfulness

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

7 Reasons Everyone Should Consider Retiring In Colombia

Ever thought about retiring in Colombia? Now's the time to visit.<p>Taganga, Colombia<p>There was a time when few travelers visited Colombia, when the country was known mostly for cartels, conflicts, and coffee. But those days are over ... although you'll certainly still find great coffee in Colombia.<p>And …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

British man comes up with brilliant ploy for getting revenge on spammers

Sick of getting spam emails? Here's a great trick for solving the problem<p>A British developer has come up with an ingenious way of getting rid of annoying spam emails and getting revenge on the people sending them in one fell swoop.<p>These days, subscribing to a newsletter or buying something from an …

Spam

Russell Poole, Notorious B.I.G. Murder Investigator, Dead

LAPD detective pushed theory that Suge Knight orchestrated deaths of both Christopher Wallace and Tupac Shakur<p>Russell Poole, the former Los Angeles …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Wolfpack: 'In our heads, we could go wherever we wanted'

The first time the six brothers – collectively known as the Wolfpack – stepped out un-accompanied into Manhattan (then aged between 11 and 18), it was not as they had imagined. They knew about grocery stores and taxis and buses from the movies they had watched –crouched around the TV in their …

Pulp Fiction

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

Audiophile

Paleo diet should include carbohydrates to be authentic, say scientists

Early humans would have needed a diet high in both meat and carbohdrates to fuel the rapid evolutionary expansion of the Pleistocene<p>The Paleo diet has won thousands of fans with its seemingly straightforward logic that what was good for our metabolisms as we evolved is likely to be good for us …

Pharrell Williams Discusses Meeting Michael Jackson With Tyler, The Creator

A one-of-a-kind anecdote on the latest OTHERtone episode.<p>“I met him two times,” explains Pharrell Williams on the latest episode of his Beats 1 Radio show OTHERtone, “talk about mind control, he was a genius!” Check out the video above to hear the full story on a young Pharrell meeting the king of …

Michael Jackson

Cillian Murphy reveals his top ten films

Last month, we asked loads of our favourite actors to send us a list of their ten most beloved films for a poll we were putting together: a new list …

Cillian Murphy

Xavi: Spain's greatest ever player

It was one o’clock in the morning when Xavi Hernandez left the dressing room as a Barcelona player for the last time. And he couldn’t have wished for better company on his final walk, stepping out at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin and down the concrete slope underneath the main stand towards the …

Soccer

Migrants accused of pulling gun on Ukip MEP amid Tunnel threats

Security concerns grow after David Cameron warns of 'threatening' migrants and Ukip MEP claims an asylum seekers threatened to shoot him<p>Migrants are "threatening" staff near the Channel Tunnel near Calais as they attempt to break into Britain on a nightly basis, David Cameron has warned amid claims …

United Kingdom

Ronda Rousey Tells Us How to Kick Ass (and Take a Punch)

The UFC champion gives us her tips on winning a bar fight, and how to talk to a tough woman like her.<p>Ronda Rousey speaks like she fights: quick, pointed, and direct. In four years, the 28-year-old has arguably become the most dominant and famous mixed martial arts fighter in the sport's history. …

Martial Arts

If You Only Learn One Cake Recipe, Let it Be This One

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Can you count to 4? Great! You know a fantastic cake recipe.</i><p>My mother makes the best birthday cakes. …

Dessert