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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Review
After the disappointing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, director Peter Jackson has found his way back to ruling in Middle-earth with the sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Unexpected Journey gave us the comfort food of familiar locales, but the story lacked urgency. Desolati
Since Disney and Pixar’s animated films are normally in development for so long, the animators have plenty of time to throw in a few Easter Eggs for each feature—a Pixar staple, for example, is hiding the Pizza Planet truck in every one of its films. Walt Disney Animation’s l
From its opening shot, American Hustle is about the art of the con, the small cons we pull on each other and, more importantly, ourselves. The con can be in the image we project to the world to the point where we can no longer distinguish who we truly are from the lie we've created. Davi
All films based on real events should have historical license. The most important thing is trying to tell the best story possible, and if that means playing a little fast and loose with the facts, then so be it. But when those facts become elastic in order to serve an agenda coated in ma
The xx Lock in Intimate New York Residency for Spring
The xx will shack up in New York City for an 11-date 25-show residency at Wade Thompson Drill Hall a[...]
A Pennsylvania man who hacked into multiple corporate, university and government computer networks and tried to sell access to them, including supercomputers from a U.S. national security laboratory, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.