How I Escaped A Kidnapping Attempt In Yemen

How I Escaped A Kidnapping Attempt In Yemen

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How I Escaped A Kidnapping Attempt In Yemen
Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East. Mostly I remember his face — the anger and hatred and evil as he […]

Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.

Mostly I remember his face — the anger and hatred and evil as he realized his plan was not going to succeed. There is no sound to this memory. The traffic and background noise that must have existed are gone, edited out as superfluous. All that I have left is an image. Zubayri Street on a Saturday morning in Yemen, a silent movie that plays on a continuous loop.

In that clip, about 45 seconds in, the man is getting frustrated. I can see it. He keeps pulling me toward the cab and I keep resisting. Everything is falling apart, and he knows it. The hardness on his face twists into anger and then rage, almost as if it is traveling along some sort of spectrum of hatred. This happens quickly, like he has to touch every base when all he wants to do is get to the end. Then he is there and the decision is made.

The man grabs for his gun. He needs both hands to chamber the bullet; his right holds the metal, the left works the lever. And now it is just him, waving his gun like he wants to destroy the world and press reset. For three seconds, an eternity when you’re waiting on bullets, I’m stuck in the middle. One man is about to shoot and another is pulling on my backpack. The second man drops my backpack and chambers his own bullet. Then everyone is moving at once. And I’m running with them.

I first saw the desert in books. Big, blank, and imaginary; it was perfect. A boy’s world of dominoed dunes and empty spaces that stretched and shimmered across the pages my mother read to me every evening in our Nebraska apartment.

My father had just left, and I was having trouble sleeping. My baby brother didn’t seem bothered. But I was a couple years older and more easily frightened. During the day I rarely spoke or cried, but at night I couldn’t close my eyes. My mom must have been struggling too, because at some point during that ugly stretch reading became our thing. There had always been bedtime stories, but this was something different. This was a mother’s magic trick, the borrowing of alternate worlds to escape our own.

We started with Bible stories, bearded patriarchs and long robes, before working our way through the public library’s collection of The Black Stallion books. I adored Alec, the redheaded hero of the series, almost as much as I loved the Black, the wild Arabian stallion at its center. The pair appealed to me because they were me, or at least the me I wanted to be. Alec was young and independent, free from parental interference, and the Black was big and loyal, just like my own horse.

After the divorce, my mother had fixated on the animal, stubbornly refusing to sell our one luxury. Molly wasn’t black or a stallion, but my mind was already learning to skip past the awkward inconsistencies of life. I didn’t know Palomino or mare. But I knew horse. And that’s what I had. Sitting on Molly wearing a plastic cowboy hat, I spent my days playing through the stories we read at night. One minute I was Alec racing the Black through Arabia, the next I was Jedediah Smith crossing the Mojave. Already I was learning the dangers of the desert. Smith, my mother would read one night, died on the Santa Fe Trail full of Comanche arrows. Another night, Alec got trampled. Slowly, as the stories began to accumulate, tragedy seeped into play. “Sorry, Molly,” I would whisper toward the end of our sessions, “we’re lost and I have to eat you.” Patting her neck, I tried to ease the sting of my words. “It’s the only way I’ll survive.”

As our reading times expanded, so too did my imagination. What started as a desperate attempt to get a scared little boy to sleep had grown into a ritualized treat: reading time with mom. The comfort of her voice gave way to the rhythm of the story, as I went from not knowing the shapes of letters to sounding out words. Only later, when I started to go off on my own, reading large chunks while she was away at work, did things change. For a while we had two sets of books: ours and mine. But that didn’t last either. I read too much, too fast. And as my stack of library books dwindled, I tended to steal from our shared pile. My tastes changed as well, moving out from the half-shelves around the library checkout counter to Hardy Boys mysteries and western biographies deeper in the stacks. But I never left the desert, not really.

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First it was Cairo, on a semester abroad program during my junior year. Then it was the Peace Corps in Jordan after graduation. That was the beginning, a decade in which I spent much of my time living in the Middle East. It was also the decade of 9/11 and a pair of massive wars.

Cairo was exotic but crowded and Jordan’s eastern desert was drab and dreary, more volcanic rock than sand. But Yemen was different. Vibrant and stark, it felt like the underside of a rainbow. Sanaa had character and a wild, intoxicating charm. Politics, even at the top, was real and contested. Ali Abdullah Salih, a rough-talking president with a whiskey habit, had been in charge since before I was born, but even he was constrained. Tribes mattered more than parties, and alliances were always in flux. For a year, I spent my mornings reading Arab histories and my afternoons parsing rumors in sweaty little rooms where the smoke floated in layers. I was 24 years old and I was hooked.

A trio of guards and doormen were my guides that first year. They taught me how to chew qat, rubbing and polishing the leaves, and welcomed me into their circle. We went shooting together in the desert, and opened up to each other in the awkward, fumbling manner of boys learning to become men.

One day, Shaqib confessed this was how he imagined heaven: the four of us sitting around chewing qat, laughing and joking. “Paradise,” he told me, “is the best of this world.” And that year the best of our world took place in a cramped little guard shack with crumbling walls off al-Bawniya Street. Outside everything was a mess with horrifying pictures from Abu Ghraib and Saddam in a spider hole. But inside there was the gentle grace of centuries and the human warmth and dignity that in Yemen could transcend everything else. Politics was one thing; personal interactions were something else.

Most evenings, after qat, I slipped off on my own for a quiet walk. I usually turned right toward Zubayri Street and my favorite bookshop, dusty and disorderly, before reversing course for Sanaa’s old city and a glass of milky tea. History lived near the surface on those walks. I passed a bombed-out palace from Yemen’s last revolution in 1962 and, a bit further on, a paved-over square where the imam used to behead dissidents with a single stroke from a sword called “The Purifier.” The palace had been converted into a secret prison, and teenagers played soccer all night in the square. But the past was still there if you knew where to look.

For the first time I felt physically unsafe. It was just a feeling, impossible to quantify, but I couldn’t shake it.

I went back to Yemen again and again over the next several years, neglecting my Ph.D. dissertation to write a book about the country and cobbling together grants for visits. In late 2012, after the Arab Spring and the uprisings that forced Salih to step down, I scheduled another quick trip. I had lived through the revolution in Cairo, and had seen the expectations of change and a better life inflate and then burst leaving everyone more confused than ever. Yemen had changed as well. No one seemed to know the rules anymore. Salih was out and security was evaporating. There was a mad scramble for power that fall, and for the first time I felt physically unsafe. It was just a feeling, impossible to quantify, but I couldn’t shake it.

Yemeni friends on Twitter and Facebook disagreed with my assessment, claiming I had lost my feel for the country. And maybe I had. What did I know about predicting violence? But I wasn’t alone. Among the small group of Yemen watchers, the numbers had started to lose their meaning with repetition: 40% chance of bombing, 60% chance of being kidnapped. They were guesses without an anchor. No one knew anything for certain. Western embassies issued travel warnings, but they were as vague as everything else. Yemen was bad — maybe not Iraq bad — but the speculation kept getting worse.

Still, earlier this spring I decided to go back one more time. I pitched it to my editors as a three-story trip. But in my mind, it was a final farewell. I was getting married in a few months, and I wanted to move on and write about other things. I’d quit smoking years earlier and my twenties had slipped into my thirties. I was ready for a change. On March 6, I boarded the plane for my last trip to Yemen.

Sixteen days later I was done. I had my three stories, or at least the notes and interviews to write them. But I didn’t want to leave, not yet. Something was still missing. Instead of flying home early, I compromised: One more story.

I already knew the one I’d do. The ghost story every writer has, the one they obsess over and worry about; always researching, never writing. Mine was a tragedy that started with a Guantanamo interrogation.

Detainee: I am from Urday City in Yemen, not a city in al-Qaeda… My city is very far from the city of al-Qaeda… That is not my name and I am not from that city…

Tribunal President: al-Qaeda is not a city. It is the name of an organization.

Detainee: Whether it is a city or an organization, I am not from al-Qaeda. I am from Urday City.

Tribunal President: Are you from Yemen?

Detainee: Yes, I am from Urday.

Tribunal President: Did you travel from Yemen to Afghanistan?

Detainee: I went from Yemen to Afghanistan.

Tribunal President: Did you do that in the year 2000?

Detainee: I don’t know the time.

Tribunal President: Was it the year 1421?

Detainee: I am from a village, I cannot tell time.

The detainee, Adnan Abd al-Latif, was a mentally unstable man who had suffered severe brain damage as a result of a car crash in 1994. Twice he had been cleared for release, but each time something went wrong and he remained locked in his cell, counting the days until there was nothing left to count. On Sept. 10, 2012, he committed suicide. He had been in Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade.

Latif’s case seemed to get at all the horrors of that lost decade: a handicapped man who confused al-Qaeda with a Yemeni village of the same name, locked up as the worst of the worst. For 10 years, while Latif befriended the iguanas and banana rats that wandered into his cell, the U.S. and Yemen fought for custody. Neither side would give in. The U.S. had him but wouldn’t let him go; Yemen wanted him but couldn’t get him.

Then Latif killed himself with a fistful of pills and positions changed. Now neither country wanted him. The U.S. needed him gone, but Yemen wouldn’t take him. In death, just as in life, he was in legal limbo — neither here nor there. Instead of Guantanamo, Latif was sent to Germany, where his body was frozen and stored at Ramstein Air Base while the two countries argued over who had to take the corpse.

Latif’s story was sad, but mostly it was just human. He wasn’t nameless or faceless, an abstract stand-in for our fears. He was a man with a history and a family, and I wanted to write about them, to tell his story. In my mind it was less about Guantanamo Bay than it was about the withering of hope and how a single man had been ground down to nothing by a pair of bureaucracies. But no one else seemed to see it this way. Obama had already ordered the prison closed. He just hadn’t succeeded. Guantanamo was still open, and indefinite detention was still the law of the land. But the country had moved on; a collective forgetting that let us pretend everything had changed when nothing had.

Before I left the U.S. I had reached out to one of the Guantanamo lawyers and he gave me the name of Latif’s brother in Yemen. Muhammad lived in Taizz, four hours south of Sanaa. But Yemen was still coming apart, and the roads were too dangerous for a drive. I asked Muhammed if he would fly to Sanaa for an interview.

Since arriving in Sanaa I had been working with Shuaib, a young fixer and friend, who knew how to get things done in a country where nothing worked. That morning I met him at the ticket office to buy Muhammad’s plane ticket. The money I had just collected from Western Union went from me to Shuaib to the man behind the counter. I signed the receipt, the man behind the counter stamped it, and Shuaib called Taizz to confirm that Muhammad was on his way to the airport. It was just after 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. Muhammad’s flight landed in three hours, and Shuaib wanted breakfast.

When we arrived at the ticket office, Zubayri Street had been quiet. In another hour the shadows would be gone and the street would be noisy and hot with four jumbled lanes of traffic. But for the moment it was neither. Caught between the two, Zubayri Street came to life in fits and starts. Shuaib moved through it quickly, claiming he could smell something good. I smelled diesel and cigarettes. After a block whatever scent he was tracking had disappeared, and he gave up.

“Let’s just go in here,” he said. The restaurant looked like every other one on the street: an open front with a roll-up shutter, a counter in the front, kitchen in the back, and long metal tables in between. “Sure,” I said. But I didn’t really care. I’d already had breakfast; I just wanted another cup of coffee. “This is fine.”

Stepping up onto the sidewalk, Shuaib bumped into a soldier who was coming out of the restaurant, catching his windbreaker on the man’s rifle. “Sorry,” he mumbled, as he reached over to untangle his jacket. The man just looked at him, taking in Shuaib’s youth and his slight frame. And then he saw me. I was used to it, the attention and the double takes. Yemenis tend to stare at obvious foreigners, observing them as if they were under glass. But this time the lack of words was disconcerting. We were in the man’s space, inches from his face with Shuaib’s jacket hooked on his rifle. The whole thing was too intimate for silence. But the man in the olive green uniform didn’t say a word. Only his eyes moved, following Shuaib’s fingers as they slid up the barrel of his gun. Then we were free and moving again.

It was nothing and he was no one, a soldier with a gun in a country that had plenty of both.

That was it, a few seconds on the street before breakfast. It was nothing and he was no one, a soldier with a gun in a country that had plenty of both. We were already past it. He wasn’t.

Fifteen minutes later, the man was waiting for us. I saw him as soon as we left the restaurant: Ten yards up the road next to another man in a military uniform. Both of them were young, and both had guns.

The first man, the one Shuaib had bumped into, crossed the space between us surprisingly quickly and grabbed his arm. “Who is this?” he asked in rough Arabic, with a gesture toward me.

“He’s my friend,” Shuaib replied.

“Is he a foreigner?”

“Yeah,” Shuaib said. “He’s an American researcher.”

“OK,” the man said, pulling Shuaib toward the street. “Come to the base with us. We need to ask you some questions.”

“Sure, why not,” Shuaib shrugged, moving his shoulder up with the pressure on his arm.

Somehow — although my memory is clear this part is missing, like a dream that skips — the other man had circled around behind me. Grabbing my arm, he started pulling me toward the street. My eyes followed my body and I saw the yellow-and-white taxi: driver inside, back door open. And then I knew.

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I had played through this scenario dozens of times. Get in the car and you’re kidnapped, resist and you’re dead. Months earlier a German diplomat had been caught in a similar situation. He resisted, breaking free of his Yemeni kidnappers in a Sanaa supermarket. He lasted only a few terrifying seconds. The kidnappers caught back up to him and, in the middle of a grocery store aisle, they executed him.

Back in the U.S., talking through my options with Asha, the woman I would marry, I had been uncertain. I told her what to do — who to call and what to say if I were taken. But I hadn’t been able to decide on my own course of action: submit or resist. Each had benefits, each had drawbacks; neither was good. Yet when the moment came, my body didn’t give me a choice. I couldn’t get into the car.

I said it. In my heart or out loud, in Arabic or English, I don’t know. But I said it: “There’s no way I’m getting into that cab.”

I said it. In my heart or out loud, in Arabic or English, I don’t know. But I said it: “There’s no way I’m getting into that cab.” Then I jerked my arm back. The man pulled harder, and we were scuffling. There was no punching or screaming, none of the things I would have imagined, just a weird one-armed tug-of-war over a few yards of asphalt. I was older and stronger, but he had a gun. His hand, dry and cracked, slipped down past my wrist, catching on the backpack that I had slung over one arm. For a second, I thought about dropping the backpack and running. But it had the rest of the $600 I’d pulled out of Western Union, my passport, and all my notebooks from two weeks of work. I tugged.

Several Yemenis had gathered around us in a loose half-circle. I had always assumed that if something went really wrong, some Yemeni would step up to save me. That had been my insurance policy as I moved through a society that was not my own. But now I was being taken and they were just watching.

In our world, evil typically wears a mask. It stalks about in disguise, peeking out through the cracks in our humanity. We rarely see it or recognize it when we do, but on that morning in Sanaa it was unmistakable. Dropping Shuaib’s arm, the man grabbed for his gun. That’s when I thought he would start shooting. Shuaib moved fast, escaping up the street and scrambling for cover. The second man let go of my backpack to chamber his own bullet, and then I was running too.

I remembered to zigzag as I ducked into a different restaurant and headed for the back. My plan was to run through the kitchen and escape out the back and then make a big loop back to the American Institute, where I was staying. I made it to the rear of the restaurant, but as I tried to go through the kitchen, one of the Yemeni workers blocked me.

“Mamnu‘a,” he said.

“Forbidden,” I panted back dumbly. He just stared at me and said mamnu‘a a second time.

I was trapped. The restaurant was laid out like a giant L, one long main room with a right-angled nook for a sink. I was around the corner by the sink, only a few feet from the door to the kitchen and the way out. But I could no longer see the street and I started to panic. I had to move, to get out of the restaurant. Any second, the men were going to come around the corner. In my mind, I saw the German diplomat lying dead on the grocery store tile.

I tried to get through the kitchen door a second time, but another employee wrapped me in a giant bear hug and said mamnu‘a yet again. I had no more moves. There was nothing left to react against. Shaking as fear crashed over adrenaline, I tried to think. I needed a plan and I didn’t have one.

Fumbling with my backpack, I found my phone and called a contact at the U.S. Embassy. Earlier that week I’d met him for lunch, seen his guard detail, and ridden in the armored SUV. Maybe he could come to the restaurant and escort me out. But no one picked up. I dialed a second number; still nothing.

Waiters were still moving back and forth with food and people were eating. But I was stuck, cowering in a corner waiting for whatever came next. A couple of Yemenis came over to tell me that the men were gone, but I didn’t believe them. Then, someone walked over with a metal cup of water in his hand.

“Don’t worry,” he told me. “You’re under my protection.

I wanted to laugh. He had a cup; the men outside had guns. I explained that they were trying to kidnap me.

“You’re a foreigner?” he asked. “Syrian?”

“No,” I said. “I’m American.”

“Hmm,” he shrugged, and walked away. After that, no one else approached me.

A few minutes later, Shuaib came around the corner. “They’re gone,” he said. But my heart was still pounding, and I no longer trusted Yemen or my instincts. I didn’t move. The corner had become safe.

Shuaib left and came back. “They’re really gone.”

“OK,” I said. “Let’s go.”

We grabbed a cab in front of the Chinese Embassy, while Shuaib called the police and I gave the driver directions. “Those weren’t real soldiers,” Shuaib told me with the phone pressed up against his ear. I held my bag as he told the driver to go the wrong way up a one-way street. Two minutes later we were in front of the American Institute.

“Stay inside,” Shuaib implored. “Don’t go out.”

I called the embassy and reported the incident. I told the director and I emailed Asha. Then the electricity went out and there were no more distractions. I imagined Shuaib hit in the head and dumped out of the car. I would be taken to some house for a few days and then smuggled past the checkpoints around Sanaa. After that I’d be gone. It had happened before, and it would happen again. Sitting alone in my room on a sunny Saturday morning in Sanaa, I felt my fear grow wild and unchained like a beast come back to life. It was the fear of a little boy who didn’t understand the world or what was happening around him.

Getting out of the room suddenly seemed very important. I wasn’t hungry, but it was lunchtime. Time to go. I paused in the courtyard, taking in the walls that kept the rest of Yemen out. They were mud-brick and thick, comforting but debilitating. If I didn’t go now, I never would. I thought about Molly and my mother’s voice trying to make me tough for the world to come. “Get back on,” she’d say each time I got bucked off. There were no hugs or comfort in those moments, just the cold insistence of a woman who knew how hard life could be. I walked out the door.

On the surface, the city looked the same, drab beige buildings and the crowded market where I had bought my qat a decade earlier, but it was no longer a place I knew. The bookstore on Zubayri Street was gone, swallowed up by time, and the country was changing as well. The familiar had become foreign. What thrilled me in my twenties frightened me in my thirties. I played with my food until someone asked if I was an American.

Muhammad wouldn’t come in when I opened the institute gate for him and Shuaib later that afternoon. He just stared at me for a moment, and then he said what he’d flown to Sanaa to say: “I’m here to kidnap you and sell you to al-Qaeda for $5,000, because you are an enemy of Yemen. Then al-Qaeda will torture you for 12 years and kill you and call it a suicide.”

He had a bag and for a brief, terrifying moment I thought he had a gun. Then I thought I’d misheard. But when Shuaib translated the words were the same.

I lost it. Kidnap me? In my own house? “How dare you come in here and say that?” I screamed. “I bought your damn ticket.” All the morning’s fear was coming out as rage.

Muhammad just sat there silently seething as I screamed at him in Arabic before I started to stumble and switched back to English. Eventually I realized that he was just trying to make a rhetorical point, showing me what had happened to his brother and how he ended up in Guantanamo, but by then I was too far gone to care. It felt good to unload on him, to scream and rant and finally react to the morning. In that moment, I hated him and his country. He was mad about what happened to his brother, and I was mad about what happened to me. But I wasn’t the one who had forced his brother into suicide, and he wasn’t the one who had tried to kidnap me. We were just stand-ins.

Later — I couldn’t handle speaking directly to him — I asked Shuaib to apologize and explain what had happened to us that morning. Muhammad just shrugged. He didn’t care. Probably no more than I really cared about his brother’s experience. Our own pain was what was personal and real, everything else was just a story.

A week or so after I got back, I reached out to a Yemeni contact. I was finishing up my first story and I needed an interview. I’d already talked to his dad and brother on my trip, but it turned out that he had more information than anyone else and that he lived in Brooklyn. I suggested dinner at the Yemen Café on Atlantic.

I got there early and for a few minutes I just sat and listened to the chatter around me. English and Arabic, familiar and foreign, Brooklyn and Yemen. Everything was so mixed up and messy. The restaurant was different but the same. I couldn’t separate any of it.

When I looked up Fahd was coming through the door with two other Yemenis. He hadn’t mentioned friends, but I didn’t want to seem like a jerk so I told them to sit down. BuzzFeed would cover the meal. They wanted to hear about my trip and what I thought of Yemen. “It’s bad,” I said. “It’s very, very bad.” They just nodded at what they already knew and ordered for me.

The restaurant was too crowded and noisy for an interview, and one of the men suggested we talk across the street in his shop. The bill had already been paid. But as soon as he pulled down the metal shutters blocking out the light and traffic from Atlantic, I knew it was a mistake. I was in Brooklyn, seven blocks from my apartment, but my body was back in Yemen, locked in a dark room with three Yemeni men. On the audio recording of the interview my voice sounds calm. I make a joke and everyone laughs, but I could feel the truth inside: jittery, full of fear, and looking for a way out.

For a moment I wondered if I was going mad, then I thought about PTSD. Is that why I was shaking?

Outside, Brooklyn was chilly and calm, American. I walked Fahd and his friends to the corner and thanked them for dinner. They had been gracious and hospitable, Yemeni. Three distant echoes of the country I once knew.

I didn’t sleep much that night. For a while I tried to read, but stories had lost their magic. There were no other worlds, only this one. And in it I did the only thing I could. I cried, facedown and helpless, on a pillow where no one could hear.

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‘Gone With the Wind’ actor’s widow blasts theater that banned film
The wife of late “Gone With the Wind” actor Fred Crane is outraged over a Memphis theater’s decision to ban the film for its racially “insensitive” content. Terry Lynn Crane told Fox News she was “very, very disturbed” when she heard the historic Orpheum Theatre decided to stop showing “Gone With the Wind” after hosting the classic […]

This short film directed by Wes Anderson is bursting with holiday spirit

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This short film directed by Wes Anderson is bursting with holiday spirit
Even if you don’t recognize the name “Wes Anderson,” you’re probably familiar with some of his work. Directing beloved movies like Moonrise Kingdom and The Fantastic Mr. Fox, Anderson has perfected his own signature style of quirky storytelling. This year, he’s teamed up with clothing retailer H&M to bring us a delightful holiday short that would […]

A gay man got his childhood bully’s heartwarming apology on film.

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A gay man got his childhood bully’s heartwarming apology on film.
Growing up gay wasn’t easy for Irish YouTube star Riyadh Khalaf (aka “Riyadh K”), who was targeted by bullies from a very young age. “I was being harassed about my sexuality even before I knew what my sexuality was, which was terrifying,” Khalaf told Upworthy. “Because the worst fear in the world for a young […]

Guide Says That Gators Don’t Come After You Unless Provoked, Then One Runs At Them

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Guide Says That Gators Don’t Come After You Unless Provoked, Then One Runs At Them
“That’s horseshit. It doesn’t work like that. That’s TV.” Earlier this month, Tylor Hindery and his wife were vacationing in Florida when their boat tour got stuck in a mud bank. Just inches away, a too-close-for-comfort alligator was relaxing on a log. The boat guide told the tourists not to worry, that alligators only attack […]

Every Wonder What Goes Bump In The Night? Find Out In This Terrifying Short Film

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Every Wonder What Goes Bump In The Night? Find Out In This Terrifying Short Film
We all get scared of the dark sometimes. The question “what goes bump in the night?” has been the basis of horror stories since recorded history began. It’s a common fear, one that lays at the heart of the delightfully spooky short film “Lights Out.”   Thanks to its mix of humor and a slowly […]

Dad Noticed Something In His Rearview Mirror, So He Began To Film It…LOL!

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Dad Noticed Something In His Rearview Mirror, So He Began To Film It…LOL!

Pornhub posted a Putin critic’s film online after court ordered it to be removed from the internet

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Pornhub posted a Putin critic’s film online after court ordered it to be removed from the internet
Pornhub has posted a film from Putin critic Alexei Navalny after a court ordered it to be taken off the internet.Image: KOCHETKOV/EPA/REX/Shutterstock Russian censorship just met its match: Pornhub. Yes, thats right. Pornhub. Activist Alexei Navalny, known for his consistent opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin, was told by a Russian court to take down […]

Im A Creepy Short Film Demonstrates Just How Hard It Is For A Guy To Approach A Girl

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Im A Creepy Short Film Demonstrates Just How Hard It Is For A Guy To Approach A Girl
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What He Captured On Film May Be The Most Gorgeous Sunset Of All Time

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What He Captured On Film May Be The Most Gorgeous Sunset Of All Time

This Short Film About A Boy And His Dog Is Winning Every Award. Watch It And Youll Know Why

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This Short Film About A Boy And His Dog Is Winning Every Award. Watch It And Youll Know Why
It was a story about a boy who, as a gift from his mom, receives a three-legged dog. The boy does not like his gift. He ignores the dog. This story started out four years ago as a web-comic called Three-Legged Dog and the hearts of readers everywhere were touched by it. A German filmmakers […]

#HongKongisnotChina: ‘Arrival’ film’s poster blunder draws scorn

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#HongKongisnotChina: ‘Arrival’ film’s poster blunder draws scorn
(CNN)For a movie whose plot is all about trying to communicate, Paramount’s upcoming film ‘Arrival’ did a horrible job of getting its own message across. The sci-fi flick waded into a firestorm of controversy when newly-released promotional posters showed Hong Kong’s skyline but with a very alien addition — Shanghai’s Oriental Pearl Tower. Hong Kong […]

Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film gets a title

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film gets a title
(CNN)The Han Solo “Star Wars” prequel film finally has a name, and the title is a little on the nose. A pair of hairy hands that presumably belong to Solo’s trusted co-pilot Chewbacca appear on screen and hands Howard a sign with the word “Solo” in the “Star Wars” franchise’s signature yellow font. “I’ll see […]

This Russian Fisherman Has Stumbled Upon Some Truly Terrifying Sea Creatures

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This Russian Fisherman Has Stumbled Upon Some Truly Terrifying Sea Creatures
When I was a little kid, I used to love going fishing with my dad…until one fishing trip gone wrong left me soaking wet with my fishing pole submerged in the middle of a small lake. But looking back on those days, there was nothing more satisfying than feeling a tug on my fishing line, […]

The Perfect Place For A Movie

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The Perfect Place For A Movie
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Mike Brown’s Legacy Is Being Memorialized In New Film By Warner Bros.

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Mike Brown’s Legacy Is Being Memorialized In New Film By Warner Bros.
On Thursday, The Tracking Boardreported that Lezley McSpaddens memoir of her son,Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil: The Life, Legacy and Love of My Son Michael Brown,was being adapted into a film.A Warner Bros. representative confirmed with HuffPost on Monday that the movie is indeed in its early development stages. Nonetheless, as Hands up, […]

These Digital Makeovers Of Your Favorite TV And Movie Characters Are Nightmarish

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These Digital Makeovers Of Your Favorite TV And Movie Characters Are Nightmarish
You probably think of your favorite cartoon characters from the past and present as cute, fun, and even a little quirky, but this guy sees them just a bit differently. Wil Hughes is a digital artist from Australia who’s studying animation at Griffith University in Brisbane. He enjoys taking lovable pop culture icons from TV […]

Metroid: The Sky Calls Fan Made Short Film

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Metroid: The Sky Calls Fan Made Short Film
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New Animatronic Cameras Deployed To Film Wildlife Like Never Before

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New Animatronic Cameras Deployed To Film Wildlife Like Never Before
Descending to the floor in the hot, humid rainforest, ared-haired orangutan finds shes been beaten to it. Sitting in the leaf litter is already another orangutan, which turns to acknowledge her presence, makes a soft call, and blinks its eyes. But all is not as it seems. The ape waiting on the floor is not […]

Campo Santo, Good Universe Team for Firewatch Film and More

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Campo Santo, Good Universe Team for Firewatch Film and More
Campo Santo Campo Santo, the videogame development studio behind Firewatch, is teaming up with film production company Good Universe. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the collaboration will include content for both games and films, with the first project being a big-screen adaptation of Firewatch. Firewatch, Campo Santo’s debut game, is one of the best games […]

My Friend Got Married Near Where They Film The Tv

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My Friend Got Married Near Where They Film The Tv
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Movie Week Oct 22 – 29 (A SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae event)

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Movie Week Oct 22 – 29 (A SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae event)
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To Gandalf it is certainly worth it. Movie Week Oct 22-29 (A SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae Event)

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To Gandalf it is certainly worth it. Movie Week Oct 22-29 (A SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae Event)
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Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash

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Horrifying VR Film Puts You Inside a Drunk Driving Crash
If you learned how to drive in the US, theres a good chance you suffered through Red Asphalt—the famously gory drivers ed film the California Highway Patrol has been making and remaking since the 60s. Now the time-honored tradition of scaring teens into staying sober behind the wheel with gruesome images has taken on a […]

Its lit! How film finally learned to light black skin

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Its lit! How film finally learned to light black skin
In lighting, makeup and camera calibration, cinema has pandered to white skin for decades. Now, a new generation of film-makers are keen to ensure people of colour look as good on screen as they should Insecure, the HBO series currently in its terrific second season (#TeamMolly), has been garnering attention since its pilot for its […]

Van Dyke apology: Were there worse UK accents on film? – BBC News

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Van Dyke apology: Were there worse UK accents on film? – BBC News
US actor Dick Van Dyke has apologised for what he called his “atrocious Cockney accent” in Mary Poppins, more than half a century after he played Bert the chimney sweep in the 1964 film. But the peculiarities of UK accents seem notoriously hard for foreign actors to master – so who also stands out for […]

Cristiano Ronaldo film captures giant ego and strange, lonely world of being CR7

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Cristiano Ronaldo film captures giant ego and strange, lonely world of being CR7
Ronaldos rivalry with Messi and extraordinary self-regard are to the fore in this vanity project but the suffering his success has brought his mother and the forwards sheer competitive drive also catch the eye As a snapshot of what life must be like for Cristiano Ronaldo, there is one clip in the Real Madrids Dcima […]

I Am A Film Student…

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I Am A Film Student…
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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner

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King Arthur Film Revival Proves a Royal Flop for Warner
Turns out movie fans weren’t itching to see another King Arthur movie. Warner Bros.’ pricey new take on the classic English tale, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” opened in third place with estimated weekend sales of $14.7 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, a tiny sum for a film that cost an estimated $175 […]

She never heard people bad-mouth Appalachia until she left. Now she’s making a film in response.

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She never heard people bad-mouth Appalachia until she left. Now she’s making a film in response.
“Where ya from?” is a question Tijah Bumgarner got a lot after she left her home state. “West Virginia,” she’d reply, when she was waiting tables in Los Angeles and folks noticed her accent. And she knew the follow-up before it was asked. “They’d joke around like look down to see if I was wearing […]

Mom Washed His Favorite Teddy Bear. What She Caught On Film Made Her Burst Into Laughter

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Mom Washed His Favorite Teddy Bear. What She Caught On Film Made Her Burst Into Laughter
Dogs tend to have that one favorite toy that they seem to not be able to go without. Such is the case with this beautiful Golden Retriever. His teddy bear toy has become dirty so it definitely needs some washing. But how long can the Golden One go without his beloved teddy? Well, mom decided […]

D. Bijukumar’s movie ‘Kaadu Pookkunna Neram’ focusses on those oppressed by law

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D. Bijukumar’s movie ‘Kaadu Pookkunna Neram’ focusses on those oppressed by law
D. Bijukumar has made a name as a filmmaker who does not hesitate to take a strong political stand in his movies. His new film, Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (When The Forest blooms), is no different. It also Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/d-bijukumars-movie-kaadu-pookkunna-neram-focusses-on-those-oppressed-by-law/article9031594.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

How Design Legend Saul Bass Changed Film and TV Forever

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How Design Legend Saul Bass Changed Film and TV Forever
The next time you watch Alfred Hitchcock’sPsycho, pay close attention to the film’s iconic showerscene. Note the quick cut-aways, extreme close-ups, and sharp shooting angles. These stylistic decisions amount to adecidedly un-Hitchcockian aesthetic. That might be because Hitchcock didn’t direct it.Rumor in Hollywood isthat the murder scene was actually the work of Saul Bass. The […]

19 Incredible Tricks To Make Waxing Less Painful

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19 Incredible Tricks To Make Waxing Less Painful
Go forth and be hairless. Minus the excruciating pain. View this image › Getty Images/iStockphoto koufax73 BuzzFeed Life spoke with makeup artist and esthetician for Bliss Spa Leyda about all of her weird and wonderful tricks for making waxing less painful. Whether you’re going to the salon or you’re more of a DIY wax person, […]

If A Movie Is Made About Pope Francis…

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If A Movie Is Made About Pope Francis…
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Kodaks CEO Uses 35mm Film As A Business Card

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Kodaks CEO Uses 35mm Film As A Business Card
Clarke seems to think so; one of his big announcements came when he unveiled a hybrid reboot of the Super 8 camera at the show. The camera comes with a digital viewfinder to help frame shots, but those shots are captured on Super 8 Kodak film. Almost finished… To complete the subscription process, please click […]

Stop Motion Film Reimagines The ‘Pure Imagination’ From Willy Wonka

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Stop Motion Film Reimagines The ‘Pure Imagination’ From Willy Wonka
We all know the classic song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but you’ve never heard it like this before. In his short film “Imagination,” Marc Donahue uses stop-motion animation and a sea of childhood toys and props to take us into the mind of a playing child. You’ll see some of your […]

Four Indian films to compete at the first BRICS Film Festival – Times of India

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Four Indian films to compete at the first BRICS Film Festival – Times of India
At the last BRICS Summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed a BRICS Film Festival and film awards. On Wednesday, the names of the films that will compete at the 1st BRICS Film Festival was announced. Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Four-Indian-films-to-compete-at-the-first-BRICS-Film-Festival/articleshow/53847105.cms

The Original Uses For These 11 Popular Products Will Shock You.

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The Original Uses For These 11 Popular Products Will Shock You.
When things don’t turn out like you expected them to, it can be very frustrating. But for these products many of us use on a daily basis, it’s actually a good thing. You probably don’t realize this, but many of the products you use every day were “happy accidents.” Even your favorite childhood toys like the […]

Watch This Legend of Zelda Chinese Crime Drama Short Film, and Potentially Love the Sh*t out of It

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Watch This Legend of Zelda Chinese Crime Drama Short Film, and Potentially Love the Sh*t out of It
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Flying Lotus Directed a Short Film, and It Is Seriously NSFW

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Flying Lotus Directed a Short Film, and It Is Seriously NSFW
Steven Ellison is perhaps best known by his stage name, Flying Lotus,but soon enough, film fans might start referring to him as “steve.” That’s the monikeryes, lowercasethat Ellison is using as hetakes his first steps into directing: His debut short film, Royal, premieresthis weekendat the Sundance NEXT Fest in Los Angeles. It’s not a completely […]

This Is The True Story Behind Annabelle, A New Horror Movie. I’m Still Spooked.

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This Is The True Story Behind Annabelle, A New Horror Movie. I’m Still Spooked.
A brand new horror flick from director John R. Leonetti is creeping into theaters on October 3rd. Annabelle, a spin-off from 2013’s popular The Conjuring, will tell the story of a very creepy haunted doll. As it turns out, the stories the movie is based on are also very creepy… and very real. Like it’s predecessor, this new […]

Did You Know That Big Budget Movies Actually Copy Scenes All The Time?

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Did You Know That Big Budget Movies Actually Copy Scenes All The Time?
Director Ed Wood was infamous for piecing together stock footage to complete his low-budget films. As a result, his cult classic Plan 9 from Outer Space is widely regarded as, well, the worst movie of all time. But he’s not the only director guilty of copying and pasting to save a buck. It’s no surprise […]

‘Moonlight’ Ballet Is A Gorgeous Tribute To The Oscar-Winning Film

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‘Moonlight’ Ballet Is A Gorgeous Tribute To The Oscar-Winning Film
Critics have described Barry Jenkins Moonlight the stunning filmawarded Best Picture at the Academy Awardson Sundayas a cinematicpoem, in part because of its masterful score, stretches of silence, and piercing use of color. Under a blue luminosity reminiscent of the moons glare, dancers Jamar Roberts, Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas move to the films […]

Movie Filming Happening In Front Of House…

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Movie Filming Happening In Front Of House…
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18 Times Black Actors Nailed Why We Need Representation In Film

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18 Times Black Actors Nailed Why We Need Representation In Film
Over the past few weeks, the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion in Hollywood has reached a boiling point, thanks in part to the popularity of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. More and more black people in Hollywood are calling out the lack of representation in film and television — from Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, to Idris […]

While Hunting For A Legendary Creature, This Woman Met A Terrible Fate

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While Hunting For A Legendary Creature, This Woman Met A Terrible Fate
In a truly tragic twist of fate, a woman was killed by a train while trying to hunt down a cryptozoological being that’s known to lure people onto the tracks. Roquel Bain and her boyfriend were visiting Louisville, Kentucky, from Ohio when they decided to stalk the legendary Pope Lick Monster, which is a mythological […]

His Neighbor’s Dog Was His BFF, But Then He Moved Away. Watch Them Reunite!

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His Neighbor’s Dog Was His BFF, But Then He Moved Away. Watch Them Reunite!
When you live in one place for a long time, you get to know your neighbors. For better or for worse, they’re part of your life in one way or another. An 11-year-old boy named Lennox Goebel got to know one of his neighbors really well, but it wasn’t one of the human variety. Lennox […]

‘Moonlight’ Writer Dedicates Film To All POC And Gender-Nonconforming

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‘Moonlight’ Writer Dedicates Film To All POC And Gender-Nonconforming
The 89th Academy Awards on Sunday werent lacking in high-key socio-political statements, one of which came from Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. The original play titledIn Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue and written over a decade ago was inspired by McCraneys own life experiences. Black and brown boys and girls and gender non-conformingwho dont see […]

Pursuit (4K) A Stormlapse Film by Mike Olbinski

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Pursuit (4K)  A Stormlapse Film by Mike Olbinski
Pursuit (4K) is the latest stormlapse film by renowned photographer and storm chaser Mike Olbinski. The film also features an incredible original score by musician Peter Nanasi. On Vimeo, Mike adds: The work on this film began on March 28th and ended June 29th. There were 27 total days of actual chasing and many more […]

This Short Film About A Disabled Puppy Won So Many Awards. The Ending Will Warm Your Heart.

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This Short Film About A Disabled Puppy Won So Many Awards. The Ending Will Warm Your Heart.
This short film played in over 180 festivals and won more than 50 awards! The guys behind The Present, Jacob Frey and Markus Kranzler, are now releasing it for the rest of the world to view and enjoy! Its based on a comic strip by Brazilian artist Fabio Coala. So it starts out with a […]

This Viral Short Film About 2 Gay Boys Has The Internet Crying

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This Viral Short Film About 2 Gay Boys Has The Internet Crying
Gather round, y’all, because I’m about to show you the cutest thing you’ll see all day (read: millennium). A new short film has surfaced online, and it is exactly the kind of wholesome we need to see this year. The film, calledwas made as a portion oftwo students’ senior theses at Ringling College of Art […]

The Truly Outrageous First Photo From “Jem And The Holograms”

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The Truly Outrageous First Photo From “Jem And The Holograms”
The cartoon has come to life! View this image › Pictured from left to right: Hayley Kiyoko, Aubrey Peeples and Stefanie Scott. Justina Mintz/Universal Pictures The beloved ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms is getting a modern-day update thanks to director Jon M. Chu, and on Thursday, Universal released the first-look photo from the movie. […]

Salman Khan bats for Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’

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Salman Khan bats for Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’
In a special video, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has urged fans to go to theatres and watch his friend, actor Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘Rustom.’ Calling Akshay, the “Rustom-e-Hind’ of the fil Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/salman-khan-bats-for-akshay-kumars-rustom/article8937426.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

This New Film Is Important. Here’s What Life Is Like For The Kids Who Inspired It.

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This New Film Is Important. Here’s What Life Is Like For The Kids Who Inspired It.

No, This Isn’t An Abandoned Building In Hell. It’s Much, Much More Horrifying… Trust Me.

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No, This Isn’t An Abandoned Building In Hell. It’s Much, Much More Horrifying… Trust Me.
There are places in this “modern” world that are so backwards and dirty, they seem like they have been pulled straight from the Middle Ages. These pictures were taken of a hospital allegedly in Boyarkino village, Russia. It is not far from Moscow, a major city center, but what you will see here will make you […]

Hey Rarity, You’ve Seen That Movie?

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Hey Rarity, You’ve Seen That Movie?
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Gird your loins: Michael Moore claims his new film will finally take Trump down

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Gird your loins: Michael Moore claims his new film will finally take Trump down
He said he could stand in the middle of 5th Ave & shoot someone & nothing would happen. He finally shot someone – himself. Anything hap'n'? — Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 15, 2017 Great. Just what we needed: Weinsteins have acquired rights to Michael Moore's surprise documentary Fahrenheit 11/9, which refers to the day Trump […]

The mask was bought for $2 – Movie Week ( A SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae event)

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This short film about a dog and his owner will bring a smile to your face

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This short film about a dog and his owner will bring a smile to your face
Cooking dinner after a long, hard day at work can be tough, unless you have a dog like the one in this video to help you out. Madeline Sharafian’s delightful animated short is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Read more: http://www.wimp.com/this-short-film-about-a-dog-and-his-owner-will-bring-a-smile-to-your-face/

Bet you can’t guess which presidential film MSNBC is ‘revisiting’ next week

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Bet you can’t guess which presidential film MSNBC is ‘revisiting’ next week
In a not-so-subtle attempt to feed a narrative, MSNBC is going to revisit Watergate and the 1976 film “All the President’s Men” next week. .@MSNBC revisits Watergate & the film it inspired with those who lived it. Watch All the Presidents Men Revisited Sat, 6/17 @ 9pm ET pic.twitter.com/48kcdsaWcF — MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 11, 2017 […]

This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Sings The Best Cover Of Let It Go. AWW.

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This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Sings The Best Cover Of Let It Go. AWW.
Since it’s release almost a year ago, there have been about million covers of the anthemic ballad “Let it Go” from Disney’s wildly popular animated film Frozen. Actually, probably more like a million and a half. With each new incarnation of the empowering song, originally sung by cast member and Broadway icon Idina Menzel, is a fresh attempt to […]

Someone Turned Star Wars Into An 80’s High School Love Story. It’s Incredible.

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Someone Turned Star Wars Into An 80’s High School Love Story. It’s Incredible.
Star Wars was possibly the greatest movie series in the history of cinema. However, with success comes parody and, thousands of parodies later, it’s getting harder and harder to find a new perspective on the movies. Enter Deviantart user DenisM79. He wanted to try his hand at flipping the classic story on its head and ummmmmm… MISSION […]

35 Mice Watched the Cult Film Touch of Evil for Science

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35 Mice Watched the Cult Film Touch of Evil for Science
What do mice feel at the movies? Joy and sadness? Inspiration and confusion? Do they think about their place in the universe, about theconsequences of their actions? Different people will think those questions are either jokes or serious philosophical inquiries. Really, theyre just statements of ignorance. Brains are complicated, and theres still a lot that […]

It Started As A Little Girl’s Very Normal Bedroom. Wait Til You See What Her Dad Did… Holy Cow!

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It Started As A Little Girl’s Very Normal Bedroom. Wait Til You See What Her Dad Did… Holy Cow!
What this amazing father decided to build for his daughter will put a huge smile on your face. He build her her very own castle bed, complete with a bunch of neat features like a slide, a computer desk area fitted with its own desk lamp, bookshelves and of course, a layer of pink paint […]

This Deadpool Pancake Is The Single Greatest Pancake You’ll Ever See – Wow

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This Deadpool Pancake Is The Single Greatest Pancake You’ll Ever See – Wow
The Deadpool movie has recently taken the film industry by storm after breaking all types of records at the box office. The hype surrounding the flick has a lot of people interested in this hilarious comic book character, a guy with an odd love of pancakes…well, maybe not so odd, since pancakes are awesome! In […]

These Guys Caught The True Power Of Tornadoes On Film, And It’s So Harrowing

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These Guys Caught The True Power Of Tornadoes On Film, And It’s So Harrowing

This Is What Oscar-Nominated Film Posters Would Look Like If They Were Honest

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This Is What Oscar-Nominated Film Posters Would Look Like If They Were Honest
Ah, awards season — that magical time of year when we’re reminded of just how little celebrities have in common with us, since their dresses cost more than our cars and they make more money for breathing than we do pulling 40-hour weeks. That being said, movies are great, and it’s pretty cool to watch […]

4 Harsh Truths That Will Improve How You Watch TV And Film

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4 Harsh Truths That Will Improve How You Watch TV And Film
If you look at television and film in an objective way, step back and view it as an outsider, an alien, maybe, who has never seen such things, you would be forgiven for thinking most people in the world are crazy peoples who waste their time being infatuated with nothingness. Let’s be honest: In the […]

Woman Claims Watching 3d Film Made Her Pregnant

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Woman Claims Watching 3d Film Made Her Pregnant
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Palestinian festival told to cancel film screening amid boycott campaign

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Palestinian festival told to cancel film screening amid boycott campaign
Ramallah (CNN)It was supposed to be an evening of celebration, a gala presentation of a movie which won its star, Palestinian Kamel El Basha, the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival last month. He was due to be recognized for his Venice award — the first time an Arab actor had been given […]

His Daughters Were Going To Film Themselves Dancing, Then Dad Jumped In

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His Daughters Were Going To Film Themselves Dancing, Then Dad Jumped In
Dads are usually pretty serious guys. They are stern with their discipline, and they often have a no-nonsense approach to parenting. But a lot of dads know how to cut loose when need be, like this guy whose daughters planned on filming themselves dancing. They had no idea that their dad was about to join […]

wrong movie gandalf

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wrong movie gandalf
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A supercomputer created the scariest film trailer of the year

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A supercomputer created the scariest film trailer of the year
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10 Things I Learned From Producing My First Feature Film

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10 Things I Learned From Producing My First Feature Film
Soon after launching her own production company, Rizk Pictures, Alex teamed up with writer / director Ryan Eggold on the feature film Literally, Right Before Aaron. Founder, Rizk Pictures 1. When things are busy in your personal life, it’s helpful to funnel your energy into work. While producing the movie, I got engaged, planned a wedding, […]

Ultimate Every Modern Disney Animated Film Mash Up Music Video

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Ultimate Every Modern Disney Animated Film Mash Up Music Video
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This Film Theorist Calculated Exactly How Drunk Tyrion Lannister Is on Game of Thrones

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This Film Theorist Calculated Exactly How Drunk Tyrion Lannister Is on Game of Thrones
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21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Fave Aussie Shows

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21 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Fave Aussie Shows
Mr Squiggle draws upside down because the artist controls him via his hat from above! 1. Lift Off was based on the ideas of a Harvard University psychologist, with the show being specifically designed for the toddler mind.2. On Neighbours only six houses are ever seen on screen in Ramsay Street – Numbers 22, 24, […]

This Womans Upcoming Disney Film Will Be a Huge Milestone For Women of Color

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This Womans Upcoming Disney Film Will Be a Huge Milestone For Women of Color
2 Back in February, the studio announced that DuVernay would be the director of the much-anticipated film adaptation of the literary classic A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. via: Instagram Not only is this big news for fans of Disney and the book, but it was also a big step forward for women of […]

It’s Mine, No Mine! (‘-‘) (Ice Age Week) and (Movie Week) A Jesus_Milk, SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae event!

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It’s Mine, No Mine! (‘-‘) (Ice Age Week) and (Movie Week) A Jesus_Milk, SpursFanFromAround and haramisbae event!
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Vin Diesel Officially Unveils The Title Of The Eighth Fast And The Furious Film!

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Vin Diesel Officially Unveils The Title Of The Eighth Fast And The Furious Film!
Aaaaaaand we’ve got a title! The actor posted a simple pic with no comment on the social network, but he revealed all we need to know about what’s up with the next installment in the action series (below)!!! A photo posted by Vin Diesel (@vindiesel) on Jan 15, 2016 at 2:39pm PST And there you […]

Carrie Brownsteins New Social Media Satire Film Is Brilliant

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Carrie Brownsteins New Social Media Satire Film Is Brilliant
Social media leads people to say a lot of things that arent literally true: ILU, LoL, Thats cute. In her new short film, Portlandia star and Sleater-Kinney singer/guitarist Carrie Brownstein makes that notion all too real. In the short, produced by Kenzo—which is on a roll with this and their Spike Jonze-directed perfume ad—a young […]

Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops

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Dunkirk Opens as Top Film, While Pricey Valerian Flops
The World War II epic “Dunkirk,” a potential Oscar contender from director Christopher Nolan, led the domestic box office in its debut, while the costly science-fiction film “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” flopped with movie fans. “Dunkirk,” from Nolan, who directed Warner Bros.’ successful “Dark Knight” films, returns with a movie that some […]

A long journey

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A long journey
Pitched against established choreographers in the film industry, dancer-choreographer, Geeta Kapur has a carved a niche for herself. Fondly called as Geeta Maa she has become the first choice of the d Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/a-long-journey/article8942988.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

A Deer’s Reaction To Seeing The Ocean For The First Time Is Beyond Cute

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A Deer’s Reaction To Seeing The Ocean For The First Time Is Beyond Cute
Do you remember the first time you saw the ocean? Even if you don’t, you can imagine how wonderful it was…the cool waves lapping at your feet. When French filmmaker Anthony Martin captured this video of a deer experiencing the ocean for the very first time, he wasn’t expecting her reaction to be similar to […]

Shia LaBeouf film sells one ticket in UK

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Shia LaBeouf film sells one ticket in UK
(CNN)Will the one person who purchased a ticket to see Shia LaBeouf’s new war movie please step forward? “Man Down” opened in the UK this weekend, and Variety reported that only one ticket was purchased. The film screened at a single theater, Reel Cinema in Burnley, England, and according to the cross platform measurement company […]

Mya Taylor Is Now The First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award

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Mya Taylor Is Now The First Transgender Actress To Win A Major Film Award
Mya Taylor just made history: On Saturday afternoon, she became the first transgender performer to win a high-profile Hollywood accolade.  Honored for her work in “Tangerine,” Taylor took home the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female. It marked the culmination of a lengthy awards season for the movie, whose distributor, Magnolia Pictures, staged a […]

Angelina Jolie Was Nervous To Film Her By The Sea Nude Scenes After Double Mastectomy

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Angelina Jolie Was Nervous To Film Her By The Sea Nude Scenes After Double Mastectomy
As an actress, Angelina Jolie has always been fearless. At least, that’s what we thought! The writer, director, and star of the upcoming By The Sea, which costars hubby Brad Pitt, says being naked on camera for the first time since her double mastectomy was daunting. Video: Angelina & Brad Sit Down For A Rare […]
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