7 things you didn’t know about ‘Trainspotting’

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With a sequel set to release in 2017, CineFix created a list of the best hidden secrets behind the black comedy crime film, Trainspotting . Check out why the filmmakers relied on chocolate for a dirty aesthetic and classic films that inspired the look and feel of the urban setting.   Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix Joey Bada$$ serves up a dramatic interpretation of Kanye's McDonald's poem How to stop your friend from incessantly taking food Instagrams Good news, everyone! Someone covered the 'Futurama' song with a loop pedal John Oliver tears down Ryan Lochte as no longer 'America’s favorite idiot' Read more... More about John Hodge , Danny Boyle , Irvine Welsh , Ewan Mcgregor , and Entertainment Read more »

Hong Kong netizens rage over Hollywood film ‘Arrival’ poster blunder

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Uh oh. It looks like promotion for Denis Villeneuve's latest sci-fi blockbuster Arrival is off to a rough start in Asia. The Paramount-distributed movie which stars Hollywood heavyweights Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker and Jeremy Renner released several posters on the movie's Facebook page on Tuesday, but an error on one of them has aggravated Hong Kong netizens. SEE ALSO: Amy Adams ain't afraid of no aliens in 'Arrival' full trailer The series of posters all feature a large alien spaceship hovering over different cities. However, the poster for Hong Kong's harbour skyline included another offensive alien object — Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower. Read more... More about Hong Kong , China , Film , Hollywood , and Entertainment Read more »

When Marilyn Monroe performed for thousands of soldiers in Korea

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Image: Bettmann/Getty Images In January 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio married in San Francisco and jetted off to Japan for their honeymoon. While DiMaggio attended to his baseball clinics, Monroe took a solo detour to the Korean peninsula, which had been recently divided by the armistice which ended the Korean War the previous year. Over the course of four days, Monroe took a whirlwind tour of American military bases, putting on 10 shows for an estimated 100,000 very excited servicemen. The tour was a welcome respite from Monroe’s tense relationship with her new husband, whose jealousy and controlling behavior would contribute to their divorce just eight months later. Read more... More about Korean War , Korea , Marilyn Monroe , History , and Retronaut Read more »

Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter join all-female ‘Oceans Eight’ cast

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Ocean's Eight , an all-female reboot of 2001's Ocean's Eleven starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt, has set its primary cast members.  Sandra Bullock has been on board to lead the Gary Ross directed film, but the Warner Bros. picture just announced Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter and Rihanna will also be joining the cast.  Read more... More about Mashable Video , Standalone Featured , Actress , Film , and Real Time Read more »

‘Suicide Squad’: Most disappointing movie of summer. Maybe of all time.

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Last summer, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Suicide Squad , driven by a creepy cover of the Bee Gees song “I Started a Joke.” With the would-be savior of the DCU blasting into theaters a line from the song is all too appropriate: “Oh if I’d only seen that the joke was on me.” Arriving amid a flurry of Sno-cone-colored hype — much of it mistakenly centered around Jared Leto’s cranked-to-11 performance as the Joker — Suicide Squad follows “the worst of the worst.”  Unfortunately, that term applies more to director David Ayer’s appalling screenplay than its motley crew of semi-charming antiheroes. Read more... More about Batman , Dc , Movie Reviews , Suicide Squad , and Movies Read more »

‘Bourne’ and ‘Bad Moms’ open big at the box office while ‘Trek’ flails

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Jason Bourne is the top box office earner for the weekend, with the Matt Damon-led sequel amassing an estimated $60 million in domestic ticket sales. That, plus Universal's reported $50.1 million in foreign sales, puts the cumulative box office of the Damon-led Bourne movies — Jason Bourne makes it four — over $1 billion.  SEE ALSO: 'Jason Bourne' is a brutal, soulless slog that feels like punishment The series already hit the $1 billion mark after 2012's The Bourne Legacy , a sort-of-spin-off starring Jeremy Renner as another agent from the same program that spawned Bourne. The 2016 revival brings back Damon, whose presence surely helped bolster the movie's box office take against middling critical reception . Read more... More about Entertainment , Film , Box Office , Star Trek Beyond , and Bad Moms Read more »

Sia’s going to be a pop star pony in ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’

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Sia is bringing her epic vocals and even more epic wig to My Little Pony: The Movie. During the My Little Pony Panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, Hasbro and Lionsgate announced that the "Chandelier" hit songwriter has joined the cast of the upcoming adaptation of the beloved childhood toy franchise.  And while her character may not look much like the Sia we know, they do have a lot in common: Songbird Serenade is a pony pop star. SEE ALSO: Sia's adorable 'Alive' video star shows off her badass martial arts skills Sia will also contribute two original songs to the film's soundtrack.  This isn't Sia's first foray into voice acting. She also lent her voice to Charming , the upcoming reimagination of Cinderella that finds  Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty engaged to the same Prince Charming. (She'll voice a character named Half Oracle.) Read more... More about Comic Con , Sia , Film , Movies , and Entertainment Read more »

A fancy travel gadget allows you to pull your suitcase with your butt

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Need another hand at the airport so you can hold your Auntie Anne's pretzel and your Jamba Juice? Willing to have another hand available at the expense of pulling your suitcase from your butt? Then My Hitch is right for you. The device clips onto your waistband and provides a hook from which your suitcase handle will hang, leaving your hands open to hold everything you scored from Hudson News — an US Weekly, 8 dollar bottle of SmartWater and Larabar you'll forget about before landing. My Hitch was designed by Robert Lian, an airline pilot who was tired of pulling his suitcase with his hand. Realizing there were no options for hands-free travel, he decided to create one himself. Read more... Read more »

Leslie Jones fights back against racist trolls on Twitter

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LOS ANGELES — Don't feed the trolls, says the ancient internet wisdom Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones is lighting them up and crossing the streams. Because at some point, enough is enough. Everyone has a limit. Jones found her limit Monday night in the form of deeply ugly, unequivocally racist attacks on Twitter. A lot of them. SEE ALSO: Guess what, misogynists Read more »

Pat Kiernan saves us from fake news anchors, one blockbuster at a time

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Pat Kiernan is always typecast, makes only scale and probably deserves a few screenwriting credits here and there. But he's hardly complaining. The NY1 news anchor and founder of patspapers.com has one of the sickest IMDB pages you can call up: Ghostbusters , The Avengers , The Amazing Spider-Man 2 , Iron Man 3 and — since everyone needs a Netflix show these days — Daredevil and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt . That's merely to name a few. SEE ALSO: 'Ghostbusters' reviews are in: See what critics say about the all-female reboot Kiernan is, of course, always playing himself: The steady, reliable, thoroughly Canadian newsman who's been the face of local New York City news since the late '90s. Anyone who's lived in or visited the Big Apple has surely caught his weekday newscasts, which run from 5 a.m. Read more »