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Paramount is Ditching Film, Going All-Digital in the US

The Los Angeles Times reports that Paramount Pictures is the first major Hollywood studio to ditch 35mm film and go all digital for United States cinema releases, with The Wolf of Wall Street being shipped to cinemas in digital format only. Sorry film fans, it sounds like that's a wrap. Read More >>

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Stage an Oscar-Winning Drama on Your Own Personal Bombed-Out Movie Set

It may not look like much right now, but this strip of blown-out, busted-up buildings is usually swarming with celebrities. Read More >>

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100 Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

Nathan Yau has turned the American Film Institute's 100 most memorable quotes from cinema into chart form. Here they are, in all their wonderful geeky glory. Read More >>

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Google Play Movies and TV Finally Comes to iOS

First Google Play Books made its way to iOS. Then Google Play Music undertook the pilgrimage. So, it should be little surprise that today Google Play Movies and TV has finally made the jump. This is significant not just because it brings Google's formidable library of content to iOS, but because of the capabilities it finally bestows upon iPhone-using Chromecasters. Read More >>

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From Dream to 3D Reality: The Fascinating Origins of Pixar

Before a story about toys, before monsters went corporate, before anyone went searching for Nemo, and before twenty seven Academy Awards, Pixar was a high-end computer hardware company whose clients included the government and the medical community. The story of Pixar isn't exactly full of superheroes, adorable robots, or talking bugs. Read More >>

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A Map of the Futuristic LA Subway From Spike Jonze's Her

One of the best moments in the new movie Her is watching Joaquin Phoenix ride an elevated train through a Los Angeles of the near-future, dance through a bustling subway station, and emerge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Read More >>

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Five Reasons Why Alfred Hitchcock Was an Unsung Architectural Genius

From the wall of apartments in Rear Window to the Golden Gate Bridge in Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock was nothing short of obsessed with architecture and space. Hitchcock exploited both to create incredible psychological tension in his films—our friends at Architizer take a look at his architectural legacy, below. Read More >>

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US Author Challenges Sherlock Holmes Copyright and Wants to Churn Out His Own Holmes Books

Many of the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are reaching the end of their 100-year copyright period, meaning the books become public domain and may be freely shared. But what of the characters they contain? Can anyone now write their own Sherlock Holmes book based upon the deductive cocaine/nicotine addict? Read More >>

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Can You Tell the Difference Between These Film and Digital Animations?

The eternal debate of film versus digital. In a sense, arguing between the two for any practical purpose is pretty much a moot point, since digital has become the go to in the world of photography. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to compare the two every so often. This series of animations asks you to do just that, in a dazzling way. Read More >>

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Film Fest Dedicated to the Underground Kicks Off In London

A film fest dedicated to all things Underground kicks off this weekend in London. Read More >>

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Netflix is Thinking of Making Original Movies Now, Too

Netflix is no stranger to making original TV anymore, but it seems it has bigger plans than that: it's floating the idea that it'll foot the bill for a “big” movie, which would appear in theaters and on Netflix at the same time. Read More >>

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Why Is There 35mm Film Burning In the Olympic Torch?

Out with the old and in with the new is a good motto for staying on top of new technology, but there's really no reason to burn the 35mm film we have left. Don't worry Olympic committee, we've solidly transitioned to the age of digital photography. Read More >>

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Stan Lee Explains Why 3D Movies Suck

It's not that 3D movies aren't worth watching because some totally are (see: Gravity). It's that Hollywood loves to shove it down our throat as something new and fancy and some sort of advanced technology and trendy and bullcrap like that. It's not! Read More >>

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The Hidden Easter Eggs Which Link Star Wars and Indiana Jones

From a young age I was introduced to what are still two of my favourite movie franchises of all time – Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I suppose it was inevitable, really. With parents who named me after a Doctor Who character, I would expect them to continue being awesome as I grew up. Read More >>

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Gravity Review: All Blockbusters Should Be This Intimate and Beautiful

As you would have guessed from the trailers, with Gravity director Alfonso Cuarón has made a horrifying movie about being stranded in space. But the best—and most surprising—thing about Gravity is that it's also tasteful and elegant. It's the minimalist blockbuster you never knew you'd been longing for. Read More >>

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Report: Piracy Isn't Killing Content

Contrary to what the popular press might have us believe, piracy isn't killing content. At least, that's what a team of scholars from the London School of Economics has found after conducting a deep analysis of the situation. Read More >>

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