6 Ways Your Smartphone Can Replace Your Entertainment Center

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They can text, tweet and take pictures — but can smartphones replace an entertainment center? Sure, you can download Netflix or the HBO Go app, but it's not always ideal to watch Game of Thrones on your tiny phone screen. See also: 7 DIY Tips for Better Photography on a Shoestring Budget Naturally, plenty of people have figured out numerous ways to tackle that challenge. From DIY projectors to adaptable tripods, there are plenty of ways you can upgrade your smartphone viewing experience. Get your mobile movie marathon going with these six products and tips. BONUS: 5 Phone Charging Myths Have something to add to this story Read more »

Jessica Alba Shines Through Facial Scars in ‘Sin City’ Poster

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Neither sleet nor bad attitude nor deep facial lacerations will keep Jessica Alba from delivering her smoldering awesomeness in this poster for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez' Sin City: A Dame to Kill For . Alba is front-and-center in the Sin City sequel — one that also stars Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin. SEE ALSO: A Big, Bold Prediction for Marvel's 'Expanding' Cinematic Universe Plans Image: Dimension Films Her character didn't always look so rough. Alba, who also starred in 2005's Sin City , used to look a lot more like, well, Jessica Alba, per a flashback moment in the trailer: Read more... More about Movies , Entertainment , Film , and Jessica Alba Read more »

Now Playing: The Coolest ‘Back to the Future’ Screening Ever

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A London-based theater and arts company is breaking the fourth wall and taking viewers back to the future this summer — in a way Future Cinema, known for staging previous "live cinema experiences" for Ghostbusters , Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Grand Budapest Hotel , is building an entire recreation of Hill Valley, Calif. — the setting of the Back to the Future trilogy — at a secret location in London. The idea is to completely immerse viewers in the movie. There will even be a recreation of the DeLorean DMC-12. See also: 'Back to the Future' Got More Than Time Travel Wrong Performances will run from July 24 to Aug. 10, 2014. In the latest episode of Mashable Minute, Elliott expresses his excitement for London — and disgust with L.A.'s lack of this kind of thing. Read more »

Beyonce Teases ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer on Instagram

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The first trailer from the upcoming Fifty Shades of Gray film will get its debut on Thursday, but the Internet received a preview this weekend from an unlikely Instagram account. On Saturday, Beyoncé posted a 15-second teaser of the movie — which has been adapted from the wildly popular (and controversial) book series by E.L. James of the same name — to her Instagram page . See also: The First Look at Christian Grey in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Not much is revealed in the clip, but you can see a flash of billionaire sadist Christian Grey (played by Jamie Dornan, a former Calvin Klein underwear model), as well as a glimpse at a steamy bedroom scene, likely with character Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson Read more... More about Beyonce , Entertainment , Film , and Fifty Shades Of Gray Read more »

A Cover of Queen Using Only Movie Screams Now Exists

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Screaming has never sounded so musical Thanks to the Internet, and the charitable work of YouTuber Ryan Mitchell, a cover of Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" now exists, created using nothing but screams from beloved blockbusters. See also: 20 Songs Turning 20 in 2014 The screams come from films like Home Alone , 40 Year Old Virgin , The Shining and a handful of other gems BONUS: 10 Copycats Who Stirred Up Treble in Music History Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Video , Entertainment , Film , Humor , and Covers Read more »

‘Star Wars’ Minecraft Movie Combines Geek Dreams

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If you thought Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope was low-res before, just wait until you see this version. A Star Wars fan is recreating the classic movie entirely out of stills from Minecraft . The painstaking process has already been three years in the making, and some of the individual scenes took six months to build. See also: 25 'Minecraft' Creations That Will Blow Your Flippin' Mind No word on an official release date, but 90 minutes of the film has been created. It will be free to view when it is finally released. BONUS: 30 "Star Wars" Facts You Didn't Know Read more.. Read more »

How to Become a Spider-Man Super Villain

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Dr. Otto Gunther Octavius (better known as "Doc Ock") is one of Spider-Man's most nefarious villains The brainiacs over at MIT — we'll go ahead and assume they're comic book fans, too — created a prototype for a set of robotic limbs that assist workers in building airplanes. They also give the wearer a most-striking resemblance to Octavius. Exhibit A: Image: MIT See also: How Much Does It Cost to Be Batman in Real Life? Elliot gives his take on the tech in the newest episode of Mashable Minute Earlier this week, we talked about lasers and Taco Bell, so — there's that, too. Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more.. Read more »

Hollywood Myth, Busted: Humans Use Far More Than 10% of Their Brains

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By now, perhaps you’ve seen the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller Lucy . It starts with a flurry of stylized special effects and Scarlett Johansson serving up a barrage of bad-guy beatings. Then comes Morgan Freeman, playing a professorial neuroscientist with the obligatory brown blazer, to deliver the film’s familiar premise to a full lecture hall: “It is estimated most human beings only use 10% of the brain’s capacity. Imagine if we could access 100%. Interesting things begin to happen.” Johansson as Lucy, who has been kidnapped and implanted with mysterious drugs, becomes a test case for those interesting things, which seem to include even more impressive beatings and apparently some kind of Matrix -esque time-warping skills. Read more... More about Human Brain , Film , Us World , Us , and World Read more »

‘Jem and the Holograms’ Movie Will Have ‘Mostly’ Original Songs

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LOS ANGELES — When Jem fans hit the theater for the upcoming live-action film starring Audrey Peeples, they should prepare their ears for a taste of something unfamiliar. Producer Jason Blum says the movie, which he co-produced with music mogul Scooter Braun and John Chu ( G.I. Joe: Retaliation ), will feature primarily new songs. "There may be a little throwback," he said to reporters at panel for his new show Ascension on Syfy, "but most of the music is new and updated and great." SEE ALSO: 'Jem and the Holograms' Movie Has Truly Outrageous Crowdsourcing Twist Die-hard fans of the 80s cartoon shouldn't fret about the new material, however: "There’s no bigger Jem fan than John Chu, so it wasn’t a corporate initiative to make Jem . It was really John who wanted to do it ... I don’t think the music will disappoint." Read more... More about Movies , Entertainment , Film , Tv , and Jem And The Holograms Read more »