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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Sounds Like Deadpool Might’ve Officially Salvaged the Long Awaited Film Adaptation of The Goon
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4 Film Couples That Are Gross When You Really Think About It

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4 Film Couples That Are Gross When You Really Think About It
Real romances take a long time to develop — much longer than the eight minutes between car chases. So movies don’t have time to realistically portray a relationship. All those anticlimactic milestones, like the first joint trip to IKEA or the first time one poops at the other’s house, fall by the wayside in favor […]

Horror Film About Racism Earns Coveted 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

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Horror Film About Racism Earns Coveted 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes
The actorJordan Peele is best known for his comedy, or his impression of former President Barack Obama. That may change this weekend, based on early reviews of his inaugural film a fusion of comedy and horror set to debut in the U.S. on Friday. That means that all reviews for the film on the site […]

Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise ‘Alien’ heroine Ripley

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Sigourney Weaver hoping to reprise ‘Alien’ heroine Ripley
Sigourney Weaver apparently isn’t finished fighting aliens. The original star of the “Alien” film franchise says she’s hopeful about reprising her role as tough-as-nails survivor Ellen Ripley in a Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/sigourney-weaver-hoping-to-reprise-alien-heroine-ripley/article8893774.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

She Was Riding The Bus When She Had A Brush With Death — And It Was All Caught On Film

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She Was Riding The Bus When She Had A Brush With Death — And It Was All Caught On Film

This Girl Was Trying On Clothes When She Looked Down. What She Saw Sent Her Running.

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This Girl Was Trying On Clothes When She Looked Down. What She Saw Sent Her Running.
In Palatine, Illinois, police are on the hunt for a peeping Tom who attempted to film a minor while she was trying on clothes in a Target dressing room. Allegedly, the girl had just entered the fitting room when she noticed a hand holding a cell phone under the door. Immediately, she began to scream, […]

These Two Weren’t Just Sadistic Serial Killers — They Also Filmed Their Atrocities

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These Two Weren’t Just Sadistic Serial Killers — They Also Filmed Their Atrocities
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); In the world of serial killers, there are plenty out there who have done more than their fair share of horrifying things to those around them. We all know the big names like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, but two serial killers you probably don’t know about are Leonard Lake and […]

Mysterious Man-Like Creature Caught On Film Roaming Through Portuguese Desert

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Mysterious Man-Like Creature Caught On Film Roaming Through Portuguese Desert
Monsters have always been both a nightmare and fascination for many. While we associate monsters as mythical creatures, there are indeed real life animals out there who are very monster-like in appearance. Yet its those mystery monsters which fascinate us so. The thought of lurking deep within a forest or deep down in the ocean, […]

Songs you must listen to this week

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Songs you must listen to this week
‘Maayaavi Penne’ Bayam Oru Payanam (Tamil) Music: Y. R. Prasad Call it coincidence but there’s a lot of name repetition in the crew list of Bayam Oru Payanam. The film’s director is Manisharm Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/songs-you-must-listen-to-this-week/article9059503.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Walk On The Sun Without Melting In This Beautiful Exhibition From NASA

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Walk On The Sun Without Melting In This Beautiful Exhibition From NASA
Suck it, Icarus. 1. An ongoing NASA exhibit called Solarium lets you get close to our star without the threat of being burned. View this image › NASA / Via nasa.gov One full minute of the exhibition’s footage is about 10 hours of work threaded together using imagery from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). 2. […]

Soldier Uses GoPro To Film Wife Using Domestic Violence Against Him

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Soldier Uses GoPro To Film Wife Using Domestic Violence Against Him
This man is known only as Michael, as he would rather keep his true identity a secret; well, Michael is the victim of domestic abuse from his soon-to-be ex-wife. What’s sad, is that in order to prove to the courts that he wasn’t lying, and hopefully to get an edge up in their custody battle, […]

Film on Urs to now follow transparency norms

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Film on Urs to now follow transparency norms
The ambitious idea of the Congress government to produce a full-length feature film on the former Chief Minister Devaraj Urs has runs in to rough whether, with a few film-makers demanding greater tra Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/film-on-urs-to-now-follow-transparency-norms/article9012355.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

An awkward boy falls for another guy in this short film, and people are loving it.

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An awkward boy falls for another guy in this short film, and people are loving it.
It’s just 25 seconds long, and no one says a word in it. But the trailer for “In a Heartbeat” has the internet talking. Even the two creators behind the project can’t believe the response. Beth David and Esteban Bravo, students at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, were “floored” when their Kickstarter […]

See Your Favorite Dysfunctional Families From TV and Film In These Fake Family Portraits

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See Your Favorite Dysfunctional Families From TV and Film In These Fake Family Portraits
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Why the Han Solo shakeup may just have saved the film

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Why the Han Solo shakeup may just have saved the film
Phil Lord and Chris Miller in happier times, at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 in London.Image: Nils Jorgensen/REX/Shutterstock One week after Phil Lord and Chris Miller were unceremoniously fired as directors of Lucasfilm’s still-untitled Han Solo film, the public perception of what went wrong behind the scenes is going from bad to worse for the […]

Farhan Akhtar tweets Rock On!! 2 poster

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Farhan Akhtar tweets Rock On!! 2 poster
Actor Farhan Akhtar uploaded the first look poster of his film Rock On!! 2 and tweeted, ‘Woohooo! Here we go… #RockOn2 poster. #ReliveTheMagik’. Woohooo! Here we go… #RockOn2 poster. #ReliveTh Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/farhan-akhtar-tweets-rock-on-2-poster/article9064954.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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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The Grim Beauty of Kicks: A Hip-Hop Coming-of-Age Film Exploring Masculinity and Violence

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The Grim Beauty of Kicks: A Hip-Hop Coming-of-Age Film Exploring Masculinity and Violence
Filmmaker Justin Tippings stunning debut explores a Bay Area teens dark journey in search of his stolen Jordans. “> In the Bay Area-setKicks, the debut feature of writer-director Justin Tipping, inner city teenager Brandon (Jahking Guillory) hustles to afford the red and black Air Jordans that will bring him all hes ever dreamed ofconfidence, respect,girlsonly […]

Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mom and film legend, reportedly hospitalized

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Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher’s mom and film legend, reportedly hospitalized
Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a benefit in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2003.Image: AP Photo/Jill Connelly LOS ANGELES Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain star and the mother of Carrie Fisher, was hospitalized Wednesday with a possible stroke, TMZ reported. The 84-year-old Reynolds was at her son Todd Fisher’s home in Beverly Hills where […]

Jake Gyllenhaal Loses His Legs But Becomes Stronger In Powerful First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Film

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Jake Gyllenhaal Loses His Legs But Becomes Stronger In Powerful First Trailer For Boston Marathon Bombing Film
This looks like one hell of a moving story. While Patriots Day told the story of the Boston Marathon bombing in its entirety, Stronger takes a look at one particular survivor — and his struggle long after that tragic day. Jeff Bauman, played by Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, went to the marathon to cheer on […]

The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst

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The New York Times and The National teamed up for a VR film with 100% more angst
The kings of the alt-rock musical equivalent of a black and white photograph, The National, have a new virtual reality experience they’ve released with The New York Times. The VR documentary, “The National: Something Out of Nothing” could be an article about the secrets of the band’s success, but is actually a behind the scenes look […]

Holocaust Nightmare Son of Saul Is the Best Foreign Film of 2015

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Holocaust Nightmare Son of Saul Is the Best Foreign Film of 2015
Lszl Nemes brilliant directorial debut thrusts audiences into the grim despair and misery of the Holocaust, forcing viewers to not only imagine the seemingly unimaginable, but to feel it. The Holocaust has been filtered through all manner of cinematic prisms, from the harrowing non-fiction lenses of Marcel Ophls The Sorrow and the Pity and Claude […]

They were shooting scenes for a Michiel de Ruyter movie.

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They were shooting scenes for a Michiel de Ruyter movie.
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Sony, Lone Star End Film Funding Deal With $50 Million Remaining

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Sony, Lone Star End Film Funding Deal With $50 Million Remaining
Sony Pictures, the studio behind “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” parted ways with film-financing partner LStar Capital, which opted out of a deal to provide as much as $50 million through 2019, according to a person familiar with the matter. The affiliate of Lone Star Funds won’t meet a Monday night deadline to provide funds for “The Emoji […]

Classic Nic Cage Film

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Classic Nic Cage Film
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He Was Just Cleaning His Room When He Stumbled Upon An Epic Treasure

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He Was Just Cleaning His Room When He Stumbled Upon An Epic Treasure
If you own a house and you take the time to clean it thoroughly, chances are you’ll find some lost items. And everyone knows that looking under furniture is the best way to start exploring for lost treasures. While he was cleaning his home one day, this guy happened upon a piece of film history. […]

Help crowdfund a movie of nonstop paint drying to annoy the British film board

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Help crowdfund a movie of nonstop paint drying to annoy the British film board
No, Charlie Lyne doesn’t want you to help fund a movie about paint drying. He wants you to help fund a movie ofpaint drying. If that sounds incredibly boring to you, then you’re not alonebut don’t worry, you aren’t the film’s intended audience. Lyne is upset with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which […]

This Beautiful Short Story Puts Into Words How A Thankful Rescue Dog Really Feels

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This Beautiful Short Story Puts Into Words How A Thankful Rescue Dog Really Feels
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); If you’re an animal lover, this short story is about to send you on the best kind of emotional rollercoaster. The story starts off rather dark with a man jogging on a quiet country road when he sees something in the corner of his eye: a black plastic bag shaking in […]

Michael Moore to Megyn Kelly: Trump Totally Mischaracterized TrumpLand Film

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Michael Moore to Megyn Kelly: Trump Totally Mischaracterized TrumpLand Film
The liberal filmmaker went on Fox News Thursday night to make the case against Donald Trump to those who might be confused.”> Michael Moore appearing on Fox News is always an exciting proposition, never more so than on a day when he was publicly lauded by Donald Trump. Just a few hours after Trump said […]

This would have made a great line in some movie. Why not The Big Lebowski?

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This would have made a great line in some movie. Why not The Big Lebowski?
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This Doll Factory Film Is The Creepiest ‘How’s It Made’ Video I’ve Ever Seen

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This Doll Factory Film Is The Creepiest ‘How’s It Made’ Video I’ve Ever Seen
There are some things in this world that lose all appeal once you see how they’re actually made. Hot dogs and sausages are among them, but I think I’d like to add one more to that list: dolls. Have you ever seen pictures of a doll factory? Or worse yet, seen a video? Well, if […]

Unfortunate Souls Reveal The 16 Most Ridiculous Christmas Gifts They’ve Ever Gotten

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Unfortunate Souls Reveal The 16 Most Ridiculous Christmas Gifts They’ve Ever Gotten
We’ve all gotten at least one Christmas gift in our lives that has made us shake our head in disbelief. And Christmas shopping for adults can be pretty hard. Shopping for kids has always been easy, and it doesn’t hurt that most kids give Santa guided lists. Unfortunately, adults aren’t on Santa’s radar, so when […]

A title and ship for new ‘Star Trek’ series

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A title and ship for new ‘Star Trek’ series
The next chapter of the . Hot on the heels of the film series, the team announced the title for the film. The title and footage of the starship Discovery were teased at the end of a Comic-Con Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/a-title-and-ship-for-new-star-trek-series/article8893723.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Shanghai Film Shares Rise by 44% Daily Limit in Trading Debut

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Shanghai Film Shares Rise by 44% Daily Limit in Trading Debut
Shanghai Film Co. shares surged by the 44 percent daily limit in their trading debut, echoing the popularity of China Film Co. among investors flocking to buy into the nations expanding movie industry. Shanghai Film, which distributes movies and operates cinemas in China, climbed to 14.67 yuan in early trading on Wednesday in Shanghai, compared […]

This ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Film Is Much More Unsettling Than The Cartoon We All Love

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This ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Film Is Much More Unsettling Than The Cartoon We All Love

Beautiful short film will remind you of the punching and pain from the ‘circle game’

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Beautiful short film will remind you of the punching and pain from the ‘circle game’
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Check Out The Hilarious Moment Little Girls Find Out Mom’s Going To Have A Baby

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Check Out The Hilarious Moment Little Girls Find Out Mom’s Going To Have A Baby
Announcing a pregnancy is often a happy occasion for expecting parents. When there are other kids involved, there’s often the excitement of having a new sibling to care for. A new brother or sister also brings change, and sometimes that can make kids worry that their parents won’t have enough time for them or be […]

Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film Will Center On Manson Family Murders

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Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film Will Center On Manson Family Murders
Specifically, sources believe the script will revolve around the 1969 killing of famed actress Sharon Tate. Margot Robbiehas reportedly been approached about the role. Tarantino faves Brad Pitt and Samuel L. Jackson are also rumored to be involved with the film, as well as Jennifer Lawrence. The legendary Hollywood tragedy often described as the end […]

This Is How Candy Is Made — And It’s Just As Disturbing As Sausages

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This Is How Candy Is Made — And It’s Just As Disturbing As Sausages
I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth, but I definitely enjoy the occasional treat. Sometimes, those delicious sweets are all you need to satisfy your cravings, but have you ever thought about what exactly goes into your favorite candy? If it’s anything gummy, chances are that it includes gelatin. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); At […]

Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 – BBC News

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Hywel Bennett, star of television and film, dies aged 73 – BBC News
Image caption He also played Kevin in Last of the Summer Wine He joined EastEnders in 2003 as Jack Dalton, a gangland boss who ended up being killed in an act of revenge. He also featured in episodes of Last of the Summer Wine and in the Dennis Potter mini-series Karaoke and Cold Lazarus. Bennett […]

The Most Important Film of All Time: 26.6 Seconds by Abraham Zapruder

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The Most Important Film of All Time: 26.6 Seconds by Abraham Zapruder
Abraham Zapruders amateur footage of the JFK assassination not only documented a tragic historic event, but broke cinematic taboos and anticipated the rise of citizen journalists. What is the most influential film of all time? If you trust the 846 cinema experts polled by film magazine Sight & Sound magazine, you might pick Alfred Hitchocks […]

Selena Gomez Is Dropping A Film For Bad Liar And Fans Are Freaking Out

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Selena Gomez Is Dropping A Film For Bad Liar And Fans Are Freaking Out
Hold the freaking phone. Shut the freaking front door. Get the freaking freak out. Is Selena Gomez making a movie? On Monday, June 12, the Bad Liar singer tweeted a mysterious teaser making us think um, yes, and apparently whatever it is, its happening this Wednesday, June 14. #BadLiar a film. Coming Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/E6j4BPJLf9 Selena […]

Film critic’s review of @RedSteeze attending female-only screening of Wonder Woman is UNREAL

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Film critic’s review of @RedSteeze attending female-only screening of Wonder Woman is UNREAL
If it weren't for double standards they wouldn't have any https://t.co/6UqXkFvVAG — Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 27, 2017 Screencapping this hot take https://t.co/XrObWIe7G2 — EducatdHillbilly (@RobProvince) May 27, 2017 As we’ve told you previously, the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater in Brooklyn is hosting a women-only showing of Wonder Woman on June 4th, with the proceeds […]

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!
From duck faces to Snapchat filters, kids today have a LOT of options when it comes to capturing the perfect selfie. Back in my day, you had to take a photograph on an actual roll of film, then wait days or weeks for it to be developed. I can’t even count how many times I […]

‘Trainspotting’ cast recreate iconic film poster 20 years on

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‘Trainspotting’ cast recreate iconic film poster 20 years on
The poster for Trainspotting has to be one of the most iconic movie posters of all time. The updated, 20-years-on version created on The Graham Norton Show, meanwhile well, let’s just say, it’s certainly eye-catching. SEE ALSO: Here’s why Ewan McGregor and Danny Boyle didn’t talk for years During Friday’s show the cast of Danny […]

Getting Attacked By A Great White Shark Is Exactly As Scary As You’d Imagine.

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Getting Attacked By A Great White Shark Is Exactly As Scary As You’d Imagine.
BREAKING: getting attacked by one of the most fearsome predators in the world is scary. (Shocking, I know.) No matter how much you prepare yourself for a potential shark attack, you’re still going to be absolutely terrified if it ever happens. Just see for yourself. This video was captured by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s REMUS […]

Good Luck Getting Anything Else Done Today After Watching This Panda Roll Around

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Good Luck Getting Anything Else Done Today After Watching This Panda Roll Around
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); You know those days where nothing can bring you down? I wish they rolled around more often. Nothing’s better than feeling like you’re on top of the world and being completely yourself. That’s why I’m so jealous of this bear, because it has a blast all day, every day. Hua Rong, […]

The FBI posed as journalists to film a fake documentary on the Bundy family but it’s not tied to Trump so _()_/

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The FBI posed as journalists to film a fake documentary on the Bundy family but it’s not tied to Trump so _()_/
Imagine for a second the outrage from the MSM if the FBI under President Trump used fake journalists to film a fake documentary to implicate critics of the administration ina crime. It would be nuclear, right? But when it’s the FBI under President Obama and the targets of the investigation are the Bundy family members? […]

This Is Like Something Out Of A Jackie Chan Film

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This Is Like Something Out Of A Jackie Chan Film
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The lowdown on Chennai International Queer Film Festival, 2016

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The lowdown on Chennai International Queer Film Festival, 2016
Over the past decade and more, Chennai has created a space for LGBT culture — film festivals, workshops, literary events… but it was limited. There still exist huge misconceptions about the commun Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/the-lowdown-on-chennai-international-queer-film-festival-2016/article8911242.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Look, They're Making A Movie!

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Look, They're Making A Movie!
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Anyone Else Loved This Movie…

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Anyone Else Loved This Movie…
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A Hollywood film about disability has a lot of people feeling left out.

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A Hollywood film about disability has a lot of people feeling left out.
The trailer for the upcoming romance film “Me Before You” promises everything you expect from a good love story. “Me Before You” stars Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) and Sam Claflin (“The Hunger Games”) and is an adaptation of the 2012 book of the same name. The trailer promises an epic love story between Will, […]

Obi-Wan Kenobi film set to join Star Wars universe

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Obi-Wan Kenobi film set to join Star Wars universe
A standalone adventure focused on the character played by Alec Guinness and Ewan McGregor is in the works, with Stephen Daldry in talks to direct A standalone Obi-Wan Kenobi film is set to join the ever-expanding Star Wars universe. According to the Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. But Ive always said that Id be happy […]

Burt Reynolds steps out for rare public appearance at Tribeca Film Festival

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Burt Reynolds steps out for rare public appearance at Tribeca Film Festival
Burt Reynolds turned up at the Tribeca Film Festival, making a rare public appearance and struggling to walk at times. Robert De Niro was seen assisting 81-year-old Reynolds onto the red carpet for the premiere of his new movie “Dog Years” Saturday night in New York.  Reynolds was given a chair on the red carpet, […]

Someone Played the Preview for the R-Rated, Gross-Out CG Film ‘Sausage Party’ Before ‘Finding Dory’ and People Are PISSED

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Someone Played the Preview for the R-Rated, Gross-Out CG Film ‘Sausage Party’ Before ‘Finding Dory’ and People Are PISSED
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Stray Dog On The Brink Of Death Was Given A Home To Die In…But Then This Happened!

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Stray Dog On The Brink Of Death Was Given A Home To Die In…But Then This Happened!
When experienced animal rescuer and foster mom Valia Orfanidou came across a photo on Facebook of a stray dog roaming a rural area in Greece, she was shocked. The photo of the poor dog named Billy was like something straight out of a horror film. On top of being extremely malnourished, he suffered from mange, […]

Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.

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Ever Wanted To Take A Spin On The Titanic? Well, That Dream May Soon Come True.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you’ve probably heard of the Titanic or shed a few tears while watching the eerily accurate 1997 James Cameron film of the same name. Whether you’re familiar with the fictional version or the much less glamorous reality, the basic premise of Titanic’s tragedy is the […]

Samuel L. Jackson recreates his entire film career in 11 glorious minutes

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Samuel L. Jackson recreates his entire film career in 11 glorious minutes
As James Corden points out at the beginning of the above segment, Samuel L. Jackson has been in a lot of films. That doesn’t mean they can’t all be compressed into 11 gloriously chaotic minutes, though. SEE ALSO: Tom Cruise recreates Tom Cruise’s entire film career in 9 minutes For his “Roll Call” segment on […]

LOL: This ‘short film directed by Mitt Romney’ might make Dems curb their enthusiasm

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LOL: This ‘short film directed by Mitt Romney’ might make Dems curb their enthusiasm
At today’s House Intelligence Committee hearing about allegations of wiretapping and Russian attempts to influence the U.S. election, Democrats were among those shining a light on the threat Russia poses. It was NOT always that way: A short film directed by @MittRomney. pic.twitter.com/DroZdH6mi7 — Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 20, 2017 Read more: http://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2017/03/20/lol-this-short-film-directed-by-mitt-romney-might-make-dems-curb-their-enthusiasm/

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Actually Looks Like a Dramatic Film in This Edited Trailer

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail Actually Looks Like a Dramatic Film in This Edited Trailer
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New Film Features Multiracial Actors Reading Powerful Transcripts From Former Slaves

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New Film Features Multiracial Actors Reading Powerful Transcripts From Former Slaves
Michelle Jackson wanted to make another film about slavery. The 37-minute film reenacts the original transcripts from former slaves Lewis Jenkins, Fannie Moore, William Moore, Delicia Ann Wiley Patterson,Mary Reynolds and Elizabeth Sparks. They were seven of 2,300 free men and women interviewed in the Federal Writers Project Slave Narrative Collection 1936-1938. Jackson said that […]

Movie Theatre Bathrooms In Switzerland…

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Movie Theatre Bathrooms In Switzerland…
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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film

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Dunkirk veteran has a heartbreakingly emotional reaction to the film
If you’ve seen Dunkirk, it is quite simply not quite like any war movie you’ve seen before. The film made a big impact on 97-year-old veteran Ken Sturdy, who watched the film in Calgary and is one of the few people in the world who is still alive and was in Dunkirk, France, during World […]

They Were Doing Underwater Research When — Suddenly — Something Massive Came To Say Hello

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They Were Doing Underwater Research When — Suddenly — Something Massive Came To Say Hello
On April 15, 2015, researchers from E/V Nautilus sent a robot named Hercules down into the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. They were exploring the biology, geology, and archeology of the ocean, and when they reached a depth of 1,962 feet, they suddenly encountered something magnificent — a sperm […]

A Python And This Frog Are The Strangest, But Most Adorable, Friends.

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A Python And This Frog Are The Strangest, But Most Adorable, Friends.
Inter-species animal friendships are among the cutest things on the planet, but this animal friendship is something different. No, it’s not between a cat and a dog, but between a green tree frog and a python. Yeah, I know right?! Crazy. The two grew up in captivity together and are very comfortable around each other, which […]

Glenn Beck takes on Turkey to promote new film on the Armenian Genocide

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Glenn Beck takes on Turkey to promote new film on the Armenian Genocide
Glenn Beck set his sights squarely on Turkey on Friday in a 15-tweet tweetstorm over that country’s genocide against 1.5 million Armenian Christians from 1915-1923. Beck starts off in a weird way, but wait for it as he makes the case for why the U.S. should not trust our NATO ally: 1. Could you trust […]

Kardashian Sisters Get Political, Film Visit To Planned Parenthood

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Kardashian Sisters Get Political, Film Visit To Planned Parenthood
Kim, Kourtney and Khloe were spotted holding hands as they walked into aPlanned Parenthoodclinic in West Los Angeles on Thursday. According to TMZs sources, the goal of the Kardashians visit, which was taped for their E! series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, was to find out how the family can raise awareness for Planned Parenthood […]

This beautiful, 3D-animated short film takes a shockingly dark turn

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This beautiful, 3D-animated short film takes a shockingly dark turn
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If Transsexuals were allowed in the Military, This movie would be named

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If Transsexuals were allowed in the Military, This movie would be named
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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 […]

The Insides of these Abandoned Cooling Towers Look Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Film

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The Insides of these Abandoned Cooling Towers Look Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Film
REGINALD VAN DE VELDEWebsite | Facebook | Instagram In an ongoing series, Belgian photographer Reginald Van de Velde explores the inner workings and mechanisms of cooling towers across Europe. Capturing abandoned ones, active ones, decommissioned ones, towers on maintenance and ones slated for demolition. For Reginald, the interiors of cooling towers yield astonishing vistas, so […]

Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host and film expert, has died

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Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies host and film expert, has died
(CNN)Robert Osborne, the film aficionado who shared his knowledge and passion for movies with millions of viewers as the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, has died. He was 84. “All of us at Turner Classic Movies are deeply saddened by the death of Robert Osborne,” read a statement from Jennifer Dorian, general manager of […]

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 […]

Samuel L. Jackson Acts Out His Film Career W/ James Corden

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Samuel L. Jackson Acts Out His Film Career W/ James Corden
A whole movie career in 10 minutes. GO! “Samuel L. Jackson and James Corden act out snippets from Samuel’s legendary film career, covering everything from ‘Pulp Fiction’ to ‘Jurassic Park’.” Read more: https://www.viralviralvideos.com/2017/03/11/samuel-l-jackson-acts-film-career-w-james-corden/

What Made This Movie Awesome

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What Made This Movie Awesome
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James Bond may get another 007 film with Daniel Craig after all

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James Bond may get another 007 film with Daniel Craig after all
According to The Mirror, the 49-year-old star is in talks to reprise the James Bond role once again, despite previously making it very clear that he had little interest in returning after the 2015 film Spectre. The report indicates that Bond producer Barbara Broccoli said she and the studio has secured Craig to star. Furthermore, she […]

12 Things Never To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer

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12 Things Never To Say To Someone Who Has Cancer
You mean well, but seriously, stop. 1. “That’s a good cancer to have.” View this image › imgur.com There are no good cancers. There are definitely some which respond better to treatment than others, and I’m allowed to observe that as the patient, but you are not. Please don’t tell me how lucky I am. […]

Film offers first-ever look into the depths of sunken Pearl Harbor ship

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Film offers first-ever look into the depths of sunken Pearl Harbor ship
In an image taken from PBS’ “Pearl Harbor: Into the Arizona” film, a remote controlled underwater vehicle explores the lower decks of the sunken U.S.S. Arizona, where 1,177 sailors and Marines died during the Pearl Harbor attack.  (PBS) It was a sight that Donald Stratton, a Pearl Harbor survivor, thought he would never see again. […]

British Guy Crashes The Premiere James Bond Spectre Film

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British Guy Crashes The Premiere James Bond Spectre Film
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‘The Lion King’ Live Action Film Has Cast 2 More Characters And They’re Perfect

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‘The Lion King’ Live Action Film Has Cast 2 More Characters And They’re Perfect
I’m just gonna jump right out and say it, our world is decaying right before our eyes. It’s an absolute dumpster fire out there, y’all. That’s OK, though, because a live-action version of is making its way to theaters and there is literally nothing as exciting as that. I mean, really, what a time to […]

Here Are 20 Animals You Had No Idea Existed. Some Of These Will Haunt My Dreams Forever.

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Here Are 20 Animals You Had No Idea Existed. Some Of These Will Haunt My Dreams Forever.
You probably haven’t seen most of these animals before. In fact, most people haven’t. One is only visible for two weeks out of the whole YEAR, but we’re bringing them to you because they are so strange. They would look completely at home in any Tim Burton movie, but these creatures are totally real. You’ve […]

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!

Useful Tricks That Will Help You Survive During An Apocalypse

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Useful Tricks That Will Help You Survive During An Apocalypse
Whether or not you believe that the zombie apocalypse is coming, it can’t hurt to be prepared… But we’re not talking about stocking up on canned goods or building an underground shelter, no, we’re speaking in far more realistic terms. When something goes wrong, it’s good to know some survival tricks — from how to […]

Boxer Comes Out As Gay, Explains Why He Lied About Starring In Porn Film

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Boxer Comes Out As Gay, Explains Why He Lied About Starring In Porn Film

Cheers greet premiere of new ‘Star Wars’ film

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Cheers greet premiere of new ‘Star Wars’ film
Dec. 14, 2015: Stormtroopers march on the red carpet at the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) LOS ANGELES –  “Star Wars” is back, and audiences at the world premiere of “The Force Awakens” excitedly greeted the mix of familiar characters and […]

This Animated Short Film Is Shocking Audiences For One VERY Surprising Reason

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This Animated Short Film Is Shocking Audiences For One VERY Surprising Reason
ove over Pixar. There’s a new animated short that’s taking over the Internet for all the right reasons. In a Heartbeat is a thesis project made by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, senior Animation students at Ringling College of Art and Design. In their Kickstarter, they describe the film as “not only a culmination of […]

It’s Official, a Live-Action Pikachu Film Is in the Pipeline

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It’s Official, a Live-Action Pikachu Film Is in the Pipeline
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