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Sundance '14 Review - Tom Hardy's LOCKE

'The Guest' Is a Fun '80s Throwback With Sci-Fi and Stalker Sprinkles on Top [Movie Review] – /Film

<b>Update from editor Peter Sciretta:</b> The following review was published by Germain Lussier on January 19th 2014 from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. …

Downton Abbey

Full Episode of Starz's Pirate Series BLACK SAILS Online Now

Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

In the quest for new treatments, U.S. researchers are looking to traditional Chinese medicines, some of the oldest remedies in the world.<p>A recent discovery resulted in a better treatment for a type of leukemia that strikes about 1 in 250,000 people in the U.S. Another study found a potential new …

Software Accurately Predicts Books' Popularity By Analyzing Their Sentences

"I'll never agree! That's worse than being a slave in prison," Ella glared as she went out the door.<p>Maybe this is something we can apply to Popular Science posts? A team of computer scientists has developed software that's able to predict whether a book will be popular based on its writing style, …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — compresses them into diamonds.<p>Rinaldo Willy, the …

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness

The astonishing story of Nick Brown, the British man who began a part-time psychology course in his 50s – and ended up taking on America's academic establishment<p>Nick Brown does not look like your average student. He's 53 for a start and at 6ft 4in with a bushy moustache and an expression that …

Psychology

Devil's Due – review

What's truly shocking about this derivative yarn about a woman raising the antichrist is the number of films it steals ideas from<p>The team behind one of the more successful segments from the patchy horror portmanteau <i>V/H/S</i> direct this functional if overly derivative horror yarn about a young woman …

Sundance film festival 2014: A Most Wanted Man and Whiplash - video review

Xan Brooks and Henry Barnes report from the Sundance film festival. Xan's waded through Anton Corbijn's stolid John Le Carre adaptation, A Most Wanted Man, while Henry is drumming up support for Whiplash, in which a teenage percussion prodigy is bullied into brilliance by his music teacher. The …

Devil's Due – review

There's nothing new about this tale of a woman impregnated with Satan's baby<p>The team behind one of the more successful segments from the patchy horror portmanteau <i>V/H/S</i> direct this functional if overly derivative horror yarn about a young woman impregnated with Satan's baby. Through the now …

The Babadook Review: A Hellishly Intense Tale - /Film

<i>(Note: this review originally ran in January during the Sundance Film Festival; we’ve republished it now as the film opens in theaters and on VOD</i> …

Filmmaking

Cate Blanchett set fair for Oscars after Screen Actors Guild triumph

Blanchett adds to Golden Globes win with best actress award for lead performance in Blue Jasmine<p>Cate Blanchett has continued her domination of Hollywood award season with a win at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards in Los Angeles.<p>Blanchett won the best actress award on Saturday night for her lead …