In the latest installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, The Witch with No Name author Kim Harrison talks about how reinventing herself lead to success.
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The next generation of technology is presenting new opportunities—and new challenges—for film makers, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has launched a research project to study how technical details like frame rates, dynamic range, color gamut, and resolution affect the cinematic experience.
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Feeling blue about all the student loan debt you've accumulated? Or about how the NFL punishes animal abusers more decisively than it punishes lady abusers? (Though we're still not totally over that either, Michael Vick.) Well then cheer yourself up with some musical numbers! We've got Janelle Monae for you R&B funk enthusiasts, Banks if you're feeling some ambient electro-pop, Nikki Minaj on the booty drop beat, and Jeff Goldblum for ... anyone with a pulse. Your interest rate may be suffocating, but at least you haven't had to hawk your dancing shoes. We hope. Here is the musical and the maddening from the past week in TV.
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Mondo started out as Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's poster and T-shirt wing; now, no longer content to have the best posters on offer at other people's conventions, the art enterprise is launching a con of its own.
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder took to Twitter last night to reveal Batman's latest ride, and ... well, fans of the sleek lines of the classic 1966 and 1989 Batmobiles might want to just look away now before it gets too painful.
While superhero fans start preparing for the new TV season, which will bring the comics shop to the small screen with the likes of Gotham and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the mammoth wheels of Hollywood continue to quietly turn in the background. This week: teases about the next Captain America movie, the greatest superhero trailers ever made, and a couple of big name actors want to get into the superhero biz. Here are the highlights of this week's superhero movie news.
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In the gritty new flick The Drop Tom Hardy plays someone very different than his menacing villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises: a quiet bartender named Bob who rescues a puppy. Find out what happened behind the scenes of Hardy's new film here.
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Did you see Godzilla and feel disappointed by the dearth of, well, Godzilla? That's because the kaiju is only onscreen for about eight minutes. Here are all of them.
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If you were to take all of the prestige TV dramas since 2000, two broad themes emerge immediately: family and crime. And most shows tackle both of these themes, even if one of them is glancing. Sometimes shows deal with the conflict between family and crime, and sometimes shows embrace the crime-family conflation, but rarely […]
Amidst all the hoopla over the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and their motion processors, faster CPUs, and larger screens, people are missing that Apple's latest smartphones are also a high-quality camera that filmmakers—or aspiring ones—can keep in their pockets.
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Much like going back to school after summer break, the fall TV season gives us a chance to visit old friends. This season we've got the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. And the cops of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We're also reuniting with a Good Wife and Key & Peele. So put on that new 'fit your mom just got you at Sears—Fall TV Studies 101 is now in session.
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In the new thriller Before I Go to Sleep, Nicole Kidman plays a woman who's grappling to remember what happened in her past. Much like it has for nearly every memory loss film that has come before it, this amnesia plot works. Why? Because it puts the protagonist on the same level as the viewer. Angry Nerd is here to explain. Unless he forgets.
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September has brought a lot with it a lot of interesting trailer subjects: Kirk Cameron, S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, Channing Tatum, Dan Harmon, a scary feral child, an even scarier clown, and a grip of fantastical monsters. We've got them all right here.
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In case you didn't notice, it was kind of a lackluster summer for new TV shows. Extant wasn't great. Welcome to Sweden underperformed. It was all just a little "meh." Luckily, the fall TV season is almost here, and with it a slew of new programming we can't wait to let clog up our DVRs. Here's what we're most excited to glue our eyeballs to.
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James Cutting, a psychologist at Cornell University has been studying the evolution of cinema over the past century. He's identified several ways in which movies have changed, all of which, he argues, help hold the attention of audiences.
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This week in TV was all about respect. Jessica Williams demanded respect for women. Mandy Patinkin demanded we respect one another in the search for peace. And Justin Theroux's jogging outfit demanded respect from Leftovers fans. For our part, we're here to show respect to Kacy Catanzaro, whose phenomenal run on American Ninja Warrior sadly came to an end this week, and to John Oliver, who admonished his critics for their lack of respect for the English language.
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The premise Secret Coders may sound familiar to fans of young adult literature: Two students discover a mysterious school hidden just beyond the limits of their humdrum lives, and are ushered into a world of secret knowledge and power that they never imagined possible. However, unlike Harry Potter's Hogwarts, the school in this graphic novel teaches a form of magic that readers can learn right alongside the fictional students. That's because they're not learning how to levitate objects or charm mythical beasts—they're learning how to code.
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