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05

Sep

Do action movies make you fat?New research finds that viewers consumed more calories watching an action movie than less-distracting programming.

Do action movies make you fat?
New research finds that viewers consumed more calories watching an action movie than less-distracting programming.

29

Aug

Is Cape Town the Hollywood of Africa?The South African city is becoming a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows.

Is Cape Town the Hollywood of Africa?
The South African city is becoming a popular place to shoot movies and TV shows.

16

Aug

DiCaprio’s two animal poaching films move forward

Actor, in partnership with Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy, brings on two veteran writers to craft the screenplays.

DiCaprio’s two animal poaching films move forward

Actor, in partnership with Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy, brings on two veteran writers to craft the screenplays.

29

Jul

Netflix expands footprint in cause-focused documentariesStreaming service aims to acquire more films that can make a global impact.

Netflix expands footprint in cause-focused documentaries
Streaming service aims to acquire more films that can make a global impact.

25

Jul

'Lucy' and the 10 percent brain mythNew action flick starring Scarlett Johansson hinges on the bad science that humans only use a a small percent of their brain capacity.

'Lucy' and the 10 percent brain myth
New action flick starring Scarlett Johansson hinges on the bad science that humans only use a a small percent of their brain capacity.

12

Jun

Believe it or not, you can still rent movies at BlockbusterThe well-known movie-rental business closed its stores and ended its DVD-distribution program in January, but about 50 stores remain open — and one man owns half of them.

Believe it or not, you can still rent movies at Blockbuster
The well-known movie-rental business closed its stores and ended its DVD-distribution program in January, but about 50 stores remain open — and one man owns half of them.

30

Mar

Darren Aronofsky on not using real animals for ‘Noah’In an interview with animal rights group PETA, the director shares his personal reasons for going digital with animal actors.

Darren Aronofsky on not using real animals for ‘Noah’
In an interview with animal rights group PETA, the director shares his personal reasons for going digital with animal actors.

20

Feb

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?
A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

28

Oct

The incredible technology behind horror movie monstersPractical effects, like prosthetics and 3-D printed creature heads, still have a place in the CGI movie landscape.

The incredible technology behind horror movie monsters
Practical effects, like prosthetics and 3-D printed creature heads, still have a place in the CGI movie landscape.

15

Oct

Popcorn gives you immunity to movie adsChewing popcorn, or anything else, disturbs the processing of advertising messages, making them ineffective. Have researchers found the cure for the common begging kid?

Popcorn gives you immunity to movie ads
Chewing popcorn, or anything else, disturbs the processing of advertising messages, making them ineffective. Have researchers found the cure for the common begging kid?