The abysmal state of affairs for female directors in Hollywood got a tiny glimmer of hope in Paris this week, as the Cannes Film Festival announced its lineup: a group including 15 female filmmakers (though only two are in the main competition this year).
Another quirky highlight from the 2014 fest is the world premiere of
The world’s friendliest toy is catching flack from a priest in Poland
In a presentation aimed at parents, Father Slawomir Kostrzewa claimed that Lego is a tool of the devil. The presentation was a response to the brick-building toy’s Monster Fighters series, featuring ghosts, werewolves, vampires, mummies, swamp creatures and more. The set also features a team of monster-fighting people.
Spotify just got a major redesign and it looks fantastic.
The new design, which rolls out Wednesday for the desktop player, web player and iPhone app, features a new dark color scheme, new fonts and icons and creates a more consistent look and feel across platforms.
American soldiers may soon be able to hide their body heat from any enemy who uses a thermal imaging device to find them. A new turkey suit breaks up heat waves that wash off a person’s body so the pattern of those waves blend in with the heat waves of the surrounding environment
We’ve still seen precious little of Christopher Nolan’s forthcoming space-travel epic Interstellar, but when we finally do, it’s gonna be huge.
As in 72 feet by 53 feet, the standard size of an IMAX screen (with many running bigger).
The Inception director is shooting at least some of the November release starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in the large-screen, high-resolution format — similar to his Dark Knight trilogy. As with that film, IMAX moviegoers will see the aspect ratio…
Jean Valjean stole bread in Les Miserables to feed his family, and he served 19 years in prison. Just imagine if he stole cookies.
In this short video, Cookie Monster (a.k.a “Jean Bon-Bon”) and many other Sesame Street characters parody the classic French play with a twist: Instead of bread being the thief’s object of desire, it’s cookies. Bon-Bon just couldn’t keep his hand out of the cookie jar