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Movie Review: You won’t need 100 percent of your brain to dismiss The Lazarus Effect

Not a year after Luc Besson built an action thriller around one of the most egregious of bad-science misconceptions, along comes The Lazarus Effect to set the record straight. It’s a myth, insists researcher Niko (Donald Glover), that people use only 10 percent of their brains. They actually use 10 percent at a time, he clarifies—also false, but it sounds […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Mythbusters’ Adam Savage painstakingly recreated The Shining’s maze

Some people go to exhibits and enjoy the show, the items on display, and the artistry at work. Adam Savage attended the Kubrick traveling exhibit and found a huge flaw. The Kubrick exhibit is a gathering of mementos, props, and other pieces of memorabilia from Stanley Kubrick’s filmography. However, some items had to be remade by other artists, due to […]

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Newswire: Strap in and stream all of Vincent D’Onofrio’s new spoken word punk LP

Late last year, The A.V. Club premiered the first track from Vincent D’Onofrio and Dana Lyn’s new spoken word punk project. “I’m A Hamster” was as weird as both the song’s title and the project’s concept would suggest, with eccentric vocalizations from the longtime actor laid over Lyn’s string manipulations. Now, we’ve got the whole album for your experimental pleasure. […]

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Coming Distractions: The trailer for Raiders! The Story Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made celebrates cinematic obsession

Before the Internet came along to give people not only a place to post their fan films, but also an appreciative audience of fellow weirdos to watch them, only the most obsessed fan would go to the trouble of recreating their favorite movie. And if that movie included Nazis, dramatic explosions, and feats of derring-do best left to professional stuntmen? […]

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Newswire: Drew Barrymore is writing her memoirs (again)

Shocking everyone who assumed that her 1991 book Little Girl Lost, written when she was fifteen, would be the definitive Drew Barrymore autobiography, People reports that the actress has signed a deal with Dutton to publish a collection of autobiographical essays. Apparently things have continued to actually happen in her life, and Barrymore decided that the year of her 40th […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Mourn along with this overview of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films

No matter how much time passes, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death remains a huge blow to cinema. Hoffman was dependable to deliver nuanced performances that always elevated whatever project in which he worked. But were there any running themes in the projects he chose or the parts he played? And what emerges from looking at his final year of film, other […]

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Newswire: Seth MacFarlane is being sued over Ted talking bottle openers

Threatening to despoil the reputation of a film franchise whose latest ad features Tom Brady’s penis glowing in the dark, a lawsuit has been filed against the people behind the special edition Blu-ray/DVD of Ted that includes a talking bottle opener. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth MacFarlane, Universal Pictures, Media Rights Capital, and Target are being sued for violating […]

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Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: Guardians and Avengers unite in Guardians Team-Up #1

Nobody can say Marvel doesn’t know how to capitalize on a good thing, and after their hugely successful big-screen debut, the Guardians of the Galaxy have popped up all over the publisher’s output. Rocket Raccoon and Star-Lord both have their own ongoing series (with a Gamora series planned for 2015, helmed by Guardians Of The Galaxy film co-writer Nicole Perlman), […]

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