Oculus’ First In-House VR Film “Lost” Is Cute, Immersive, But Hardly Interactive

 Oculus just premiered its Story Studio’s first virtual reality cinema experience “Lost” that’s designed to demonstrate the narrative potential of VR to filmmakers. The experience features a massive robotic hand traipsing around a darkened forest in search of its body. It proves that a simple, character driven story can be told in an immersive environment. Yet while… Read More Read more »

TIL Sean Connery rocked a red tankini in 1974 film ‘Zardoz’

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Image: 20th Century Fox/ Getty Images Um, it was the '70s, and I was doing a lot of drugs. Frankly, even I'm not entirely sure what parts of the movie are about. John Boorman, writer and director of 'Zardoz' Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Set in the year 2293 on a post-apocalyptic Earth, Zardoz is a 1974 science fiction film written, produced and directed by John Boorman.  In the movie, the Brutals are controlled by the Exterminators, who are in turn controlled by a huge stone head called Zardoz. Actor Sean Connery, in his second film after leaving the James Bond franchise, plays Zed, an Exterminator.  Read more... More about Entertainment , Celebrities , Film , Features , and Future Read more »

The Force is strong with these ‘Star Wars’ half-marathon runners

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Runners and Star Wars fans united for a common cause this weekend, as Disneyland hosted its first Star Wars -themed half marathon on Sunday morning. The event was part of Disney 's Rebel Challenge weekend, which also held 5K and 10K races on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Runners could opt to join each race individually, or participate in the Rebel Challenge — the half marathon and 10K combined — for a total of 19.3 miles. See also: The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy in 3 Minutes Sunday's 13.1-mile half-marathon course took participants through Disney California Adventure park, past Disneyland and then on to roads in Anaheim, California. There were plenty of Star Wars characters along the route to cheer runners on, and of course, many participants chose to dress up themselves. Read more... Read more »

White guys of the Directors Guild nominate a bunch of white guys for white-guy movies

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LOS ANGELES — In a year when it really, really didn't have to, the Directors Guild of America (DGA) has done it again: nominated a bunch of white guys. The DGA announced the nominees for its annual awards on Tuesday: Richard Linklater ( Boyhood ), Alejandro Inarritu ( Birdman ), Morten Tyldum ( The Imitation Game ), Wes Anderson ( The Grand Budapest Hotel ) and Clint Eastwood ( American Sniper ) See also: 7 black female directors earning incredible Hollywood reviews Statistically speaking, this was bound to happen. Recent studies by the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California showed that less than 2% of the top feature films are directed by women, while just over 6% were black. Read more... More about Movies , Awards , Oscars , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

8 spellbinding documentaries you need to watch in 2015

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Film buffs, it's time to flex your documentary knowledge. The new year is ushering in an array of worthy, fascinating documentaries on everything from entertainment to wildlife. From a terrifying look at the black market of endangered species to a frank look at artists like Nina Simone, there are a lot of films to keep tabs on in 2015. See also: 10 indie films we can't wait to see in 2015 While this list is in no way comprehensive, here are a just a few of the new year's most anticipated documentaries Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Read more... More about Films , Movies , Features , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

How to watch ‘The Interview’ right now

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Sony surprised the Internet on Christmas Eve by making The Interview available to watch online. Many believed the film would be permanently shelved following a massive cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. You can watch The Interview , about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, right now. We've compiled a list of links of where you can download the film, below: See also: 'Team America' sells out on Amazon after 'The Interview' kerfuffle YouTube The Interview can be rented and purchased on YouTube. A prompt will come up within the YouTube video screen asking if you'd like to rent for $5.99, or buy for $14.99. Read more... Read more »

Movies to look forward to in 2015

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Forget The Interview and get excited for several epic movies opening in 2015. If the trailers are any indication of the types of films you can expect to see gracing the big screen, it’s all about sequels in the new year. See also: More 'Fast and Furious' movies to come, even without Paul Walker Heavy hitters for sci-fi and action fans include Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Jurassic World , The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II and  Spectre (the new James Bond film). Also back for it’s seventh installment is the Fast and Furious franchise, with a posthumous performance by Paul Walker in Furious 7 . Even Anna Kendrick and the rest of the Barden Bellas return to show off their singing chops in Pitch Perfect 2 . Read more... More about Movies , Film , and Entertainment Read more »

Sony reportedly hires the crisis specialist who inspired ‘Scandal’

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Sony Pictures Entertainment 's not-so-secret weapon against North Korea and bad press? Olivia Pope. Well, sort of. Following a swelling PR nightmare in light of an extensive attack by anonymous hackers, which prompted Sony to cancel the theatrical release of its film The Interview , the company has hired crisis specialist Judy Smith — the woman whose career inspired Kerry Washington's character on hit ABC drama Scandal See also: A complete recap of 'The Interview,' the movie Sony may never show you TMZ broke the news of Smith's involvement with Sony, reporting that she has already begun "quietly advising Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal." The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed news of the hire Read more... More about Sony , Scandal , Entertainment , Film , and Tv Read more »

Who’s really to blame for canceling ‘The Interview’ – and when might we see it?

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LOS ANGELES — Will you ever get to see The Interview ? There's a Rube Goldberg machine of factors between now and the day you get to watch Seth Rogen and James Franco go on a mission to North Korea, bent on assassinating Kim Jong-un — the very guy who, according to the U.S. government , is preventing you from seeing The Interview . SEE ALSO: A complete recap of 'The Interview,' the movie Sony may never show you As of Friday night, we were still in the finger-pointing stage: Sony squarely laid the blame on movie theater chains for chickening out, saying the film was pulled "as a result of the majority of the nation’s theater owners choosing not to screen the film. This was their decision." Read more... More about Movies , Barack Obama , North Korea , Entertainment , and Film Read more »

‘The Interview’ won’t open, but its posters are a hit

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They range in price from 99 cents to over $1,000. There are nearly 500 of them available on eBay . We're talking posters from the ill-fated The Interview the most talked-about film that may never be officially released. The movie was scheduled to open Christmas Day, but Sony pulled the release after major distributors decided not to show the film. They were reacting to terrorist-style threats from the Guardians of Peace cyber group which hacked Sony's servers . Read more »