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Ice Hockey

A Guy Like Me | by John Scott

“Hey, John, can we talk for a second?”<p>I guess I should have known.<p>But I have absolutely no idea what’s coming.<p>I’m in the weight room, hanging out …

Ice Hockey

Go behind the scenes of Wes Anderson's stop-motion Isle of Dogs

It’s not everyday that we get a stop-motion film because stop-motion <i>anything</i> takes a heck of a long time to produce — but the end results are usually …

‘The Irishman’ could be Scorsese’s most expensive film yet

“The Irishman” — starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino — is way over budget and set to become director Martin Scorsese’s most expensive movie …

This replica of HAL-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey comes with Amazon’s Alexa built in

Maybe don’t hook up your garage door to it<p>HAL-9000, the malevolent supercomputer at the heart of Stanley Kubrick’s classic <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i><i>,</i> is an icon of science fiction cinema. So much so, that if you ask any one of the virtual assistants to “Open the pod bay doors,” they’ll dutifully parrot …

Let’s Talk About The End of ‘Annihilation’

How do you end the first film of a trilogy when there won’t be a second or third?Spoilers for ‘Annihilation’ and ‘The Southern Reach</i> …

Construction

These sleek $250 earbuds can translate languages in real time — and it's like something out of 'Star Trek'

The company's first product, the Pilot translating earpiece, started as an Indiegogo campaign in 2016. Now, the Brooklyn-based startup says it has sold 27,000 units and has begun shipping to its early customers.<p>The Pilot looks like a fairly standard pair of wireless earbuds. They fit snugly in your …

Language

The 50 best documentaries of all time, according to critics

Some of the greatest moments in cinematic history are scenes of nonfiction.<p>From a profile of boxing legend Muhammad Ali to a portrait of a renowned sushi chef, the best documentaries capture real-life phenomena in a memorable and artful fashion.<p>To find out which documentary films have received the …

Kurt Cobain

More than 100 'uncontacted' tribes exist in total isolation from global society

We are more connected today than at any time in our species' history, yet isolated pockets of people still manage to live apart from the majority of society.<p>It's impossible to know exactly how many such tribes exist. Organizations like Survival International, however, estimate that more than 100 …

Brazil

Snowboarder found dead after blizzard-like conditions slam Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. — A snowboarder was found dead Friday at a Lake Tahoe ski resort after a blizzard packing winds gusting to nearly 150 mph over the ridge …

‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ stays true to Scripture with message of forgiveness and redemption

“There’s redemption. Even for me.”<p>That’s James Faulkner’s takeaway from the upcoming movie “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” starring Faulkner (“Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey”) as Paul and Jim Caviezel (“The Passion of the Christ,” “Person of Interest”) as Luke.<p>The movie focuses on the final 10 days of …

What Critics Don't Understand About Gun Culture

I carry a weapon—and it’s tied me closer to my community.<p>My wife knew something was amiss when the car blocked our driveway. She was outside our house, playing with our kids on our trampoline, when a car drove slowly down our rural Tennessee street. As it reached our house, it pulled partially in …

Guns

Guillermo del Toro Picks 11 Criterion Collection Movies You Need to See

Del Toro recommends classics from the Coen brothers, Jean Cocteau, and Alfred Hitchcock.<p>Guillermo del Toro may be one of the world’s most beloved …

Watch Pigcasso, the Famous Painting Pig, at Work

Published February 3, 2018<p>The South African swine is not the only animal with a flair for the artistic.<p>When Joanne Lefson of Cape Town, South Africa, rescued a little piglet from an industrial hog farm, she didn't expect swine with a flair for the artistic.<p>At her new home at Farm Sanctuary SA, the …

Mysterious 15th-century Voynich manuscript decoded using Artificial Intelligence

The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system which belongs to the 15th century.<p>A mysterious manuscript …

Rokblok, A Small Wireless Record Player That Plays Music When Placed on Top of a Record

Pink Donut has created the RokBlok, a small wireless record player that instantly plays music when you place it on top of a vinyl record. The RokBlok …

From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey

With Germany in tatters, his small business bankrupt, Oskar Speck got into his kayak in 1932 for what would become an epic, seven-and-a-half-year paddle—30,000 miles, packed with hero’s welcomes and near-death escapes, all the way to Australia. But as Speck battled sharks, hostile locals, and …

Arabian Sea

50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

From a solo Black Panther to a young Han Solo, Spielberg going retro to Barry Jenkins doing James Baldwin – the films we can't wait to see this …

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Sequel: Ridley Scott Already Has Plans for a Third Chapter

"I've got another one ready to evolve and be developed," the director said.<p>Director Ridley Scott has an idea for a new “Blade Runner” film and is …

42 Directors Pick Their Favorite Movies of 2017, Including Denis Villeneuve, Guillermo del Toro, and More

Films by del Toro, Luca Guadagnino, Sean Baker, Edgar Wright and Villeneuve are on most top tens, but who made their lists? From Almodovar to Zobel, …

Mark Hamill Regrets Publicly Questioning Luke Skywalker’s Direction In ‘The Last Jedi’

Months before <i>The Last Jedi</i> hit theaters, alarm bells blared in the heads of fans when Mark Hamill recalled when he told director Rian Johnson: “I pretty much fundamentally disagree with every choice you’ve made for this character.” What could possibly happen to make Luke Skywalker himself feel that …

Blade Runner 2049 VFX reel breaks down the stunning sci-fi world

Despite positive reviews, director Denis Villeneuve’s <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> didn’t strike a chord at the box office. But neither did the original <i>Blade</i> …

Let the debate begin: 50 best movies of all time

It's holiday time, you may be stuffed after a great meal, tired of anything related to shopping and you are ready for some after-dinner discussion with the family that doesn't involve politics.<p>How about a friendly debate on the greatest movie of all time?<p>It's likely a debate that will rage on with …

Box Office

Edgar Wright: ‘With Baby Driver, my oldest idea became my biggest hit’

The director on taking 22 years to make his passion project, Hollywood’s turbulent year, and finding Cornettos in far-off places<p>Dorset-born director Edgar Wright, 43, made his name with cult Channel 4 sitcom <i>Spaced</i> before moving into film. He made the “Cornetto trilogy” with long-time collaborators …

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Why Steven Spielberg started being nice to his crew

When discussing directors who are hard to their crew, most cinephiles would immediately bring up names such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. …

Why The World Is Getting Better And Why Hardly Anyone Knows It

Read the news and you can see that the world is going to hell in hand-basket—and fast! Terrorism, nuclear weapons, economic stagnation, social unrest, autocratic leaders, structural unemployment, deskilling, growing hopelessness, the opioid epidemic, increasing inequality, xenophobia, economic …

Demographics

All 19 Pixar Movies, Ranked

In the past two decades, computer animation studio Pixar has captivated audiences all over the world with an abundance of original stories, …

Animation

Ancient data, modern math and the hunt for 11 lost cities of the Bronze Age

Using numbers scrawled by Bronze Age merchants on 4,000-year-old clay tablets, a historian and three economists have developed a novel way to pinpoint the locations of lost cities of the ancient world.<p>The ancient city of Kanesh, located in the middle of modern-day Turkey, was a hub of trade in the …

Archaeology

Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …

Archaeology

Amazon wants to turn Lord of the Rings into the next Game of Thrones

We can hear the pitch now: “It’s like Game of the Thrones, only with a series of books that are actually finished.”<p>Amazon Studios has been looking for a way to duplicate HBO’s success with <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and the company may have found a solution: adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> into …

Game of Thrones