movies
These are the Six Best Vines of the Year

Not even a year-and-a-half old, Vines are enjoying their very own category in the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row. Even though last year's winners were pretty incredible in their own right, this year's take it to a whole other level. Apparently, an extra year of six-second shooting practice does a Vine good. Read More >>

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Inside Jim Henson's Creature Shop: The Intersection of Gadgets and Dreams

It's not often that you get a chance to see the place where your childhood memories were literally built. It's kind of like peeling back the curtain on your dreams and finding the architects of them busily at work, pulling the strings, painting the scenery, and creating the characters you will vividly remember decades later. That's what it's like to visit Jim Henson's Creature Shop. Read More >>

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The Mystery Man Who Took Hundreds of Photobooth Self-Portraits

We don't know the identity of the mystery man in these photos, but, starting in the photobooth boom of the 1930s, he began snapping black-and-whites of himself. Thirty years later he had hundreds of nearly identical shots, and now the entire collection is being shown to the public for the very first time. This is like Amélie-in-real-life, and it's fascinating. Read More >>

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Which Superhero Had the Coolest Secret Headquarters?

Being a superhero is the best job in the world. Not only do you save the world and receive the world's adulation, you're also somehow rich enough (even though you're above the idea of money) to have a sick secret headquarters that every kid dreams about. And though your hero headquarters are typically less extravagant than your villain's lair, they're still prime real estate. Here is a list showing you which hero had the best headquarters. Read More >>

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Genius Gravity Scene Featuring Superman Ruins/Fixes the Whole Movie

Haha, this is super silly but if you enjoyed the roller coaster ride that was Gravity and wished you were a superhero once before in your life, you should enjoy this fun mash-up video that creates a fake "deleted scene" that changes the entire movie. Read More >>

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George Lucas Explains the Birth of Lightsabers

The lightsaber is perhaps the best ever sci-fi weapon—but how did it come to appear in the Star Wars movies? In this short documentary, George Lucas, actor Mark Hamill, and sound designer Ben Burtt discuss how the lightsaber was born. Read More >>

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Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB5 Pulling into London Bond Car Exhibition

The London Film Museum and Bond movie producer EON has assembled what they claim is the largest single collection of cars used in the James Bond films, with the exhibit set to open to the public on March 21st. Read More >>

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I Don't Recall Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Being This Bad

I think we can all agree that Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull is the very worst of the Indy movies, but I don't recall it being as bad as this "Everything Wrong With..." episode shows. I think seeing Indy getting married at the end was so traumatic that it nuked every single terrible scene out of my brain. Read More >>

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Take a Rare Tour of Dubai's Crazily Hectic Shipyards

All that cement and steel has to come from somewhere. In an amazing video by filmmaker Brandon Li, we get a chance to stroll through a world not many see: the dockyards of Dubai, where everything from food to construction materials arrive in the UAE city. Read More >>

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Here's 4 Minutes of Captain America Kicking Some Ass in The Winter Soldier

A trailer's one thing, but to get a feel for just how badass Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be, might we recommend this four minute scene? Why yes, yes we might! Read More >>

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Here are the Real-World Places Behind Hollywood's Sci-Fi Dystopias

If you ever find yourself touring around California, you could be forgiven for thinking that you're actually a minor role in a film, since the state has been turned into a backdrop for countless science fiction films presenting futures both terrible and wondrous. It's not just that so many are filmed here—writers and filmmakers have been exploring the future through California sets for decades. Read More >>

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How Many of These Vehicles Do You Recognise From Famous Films?

Famous vehicles in movies and TV shows are just as much a character to the story as the actors and actresses. If Batman drove a Volvo or Marty McFly time travelled in a Toyota, it just wouldn't be the same. They're iconic. So how many of these vehicles do you recognise? Read More >>

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Okay, So Vertical Videos are Now Art?

Unperturbed by the scourge of vertical video shot on mobile phones, a bunch of serious artists have banded together for a film festival devoted exclusively to incorrectly oriented videos. Why subject our eyeballs to such unnatural composition? For art, duh. Read More >>

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Here's a Map That Shows the Location of Every Disney and Pixar movie

They are home to your favourite stories, your favourite songs, your favourite characters. You know so much about the Disney movies that you grew up with and the Pixar movies you love now but do you know where they're all located? No worries, this map by artist Eowyn Smith will show you. Read More >>

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These Posters Immortalise Classic Films in Retro-Cool Style

Have you ever dreamed about living in your favourite film? Maybe you want to float through space chatting with HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or kick it with crazy Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Well, now you can get one step closer with these posters of classic film interiors. Read More >>

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Lost Short Film Shown Before Empire Strikes Back Re-Emerges Over Three Decades Later

Black Angel, a short film shown in the cinemas directly before the feature film Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back in 1980, was long thought to be lost, like Luke Skywalker's hand down a Cloud City rubbish chute. Read More >>

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