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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To the Bone, starring Lily Collins, could glamourise eating disorders and should come with trigger warning, charities say Mental health experts have said a Netflix trailer for a film about a teenage girl with anorexia could trigger psychological issues for sufferers and should come with a warning. To the Bone, which is released next month, […]

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 […]

Seven Foreign Films to Add International Flair to Your Halloween Movie Lineup.

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Seven Foreign Films to Add International Flair to Your Halloween Movie Lineup.
The U.S. certainly does not have the market cornered on horror movies. Fear is universal, and tales of terror have originated from around the world since the existence of storytelling. Foreign horror films are a double treat because not only do you get the scares, but you also get a glimpse of the ways human […]

Ebola movie from Nigeria extols moment of heroism

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Ebola movie from Nigeria extols moment of heroism
Hollywood plague movies are usually about a fictional viral outbreak, unleashing chaos and anarchy that can only be stopped by heroes who transcend the panic. That’s not true for 93 Days, a Nollyw Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/ebola-movie-from-nigeria-extols-moment-of-heroism/article9097052.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Passengers film plane’s cabin shaking like a ‘washing machine’ after mid-air problem

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Passengers film plane’s cabin shaking like a ‘washing machine’ after mid-air problem
An AirAsia X flight bound for Kuala Lumpur was forced to turn back on Sunday, after a mid-air technical issue left the plane’s cabin shaking like a “washing machine” and the captain told passengers to say their prayers in hopes of getting back safely. Flight D7237 with 359 passengers onboard left Perth at 6:50 a.m. […]

Hidden histories: The story behind Lord Labak Das

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Hidden histories: The story behind Lord Labak Das
Take for instance the story of Lord Labak Das. That phrase, for it cannot be qualified as a name, though an old one, became famous following a sequence involving comedian Vivek in a movie that I have Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/hidden-histories-the-story-behind-lord-labak-das/article8855512.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

I’ve seen and enjoyed Every movie he made

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I’ve seen and enjoyed Every movie he made
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A Movie About This Guy…

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A Movie About This Guy…
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Which “Shaun Of The Dead” Character Are You?

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Which “Shaun Of The Dead” Character Are You?
How’s that for a slice of fried gold? Thinkstock Sandy Huffaker / Via Getty Carsten Koall / Via Getty Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Via Getty Frederick Florin / Via Getty Sean Gallup / Via Getty Frederick Florin / Via Getty Christopher Furlong / Via Getty Sandy Huffaker / Via Getty Carsten Koall / Via Getty […]

Film-maker Asif Kapadia: Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame

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Film-maker Asif Kapadia: Maradona is the third part of a trilogy about child geniuses and fame
The director of Senna and Amy on falling in love with his subjects, tackling Maradona, and how his films resemble pop art London-born director Asif Kapadia is known for his true fiction documentaries: 2010s groundbreaking Diego Maradona. Before factual films, Kapadia made narrative dramas. His first feature, Lynne Ramsay, Steve McQueen. The Warrior won two […]

Historically Accurate Disney Costumes are More Beautiful Than the Film Versions

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Historically Accurate Disney Costumes are More Beautiful Than the Film Versions
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Trash pandas or horror film?

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Trash pandas or horror film?
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They Were Singing A Folk Song In A Snowy Forest When The Most Magical Thing Happened

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They Were Singing A Folk Song In A Snowy Forest When The Most Magical Thing Happened
Folk singer Shawn James was on tour with his crew in Colorado when he was given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to film a video in a wolf sanctuary. Jumping at the chance, he decided that he’d perform a cover of A.A. Bondy’s “American Hearts.” It was a very cold and snowy day, so they only had […]

What He Found In His Grandparents’ House Sent Him On A Journey Back In Time

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What He Found In His Grandparents’ House Sent Him On A Journey Back In Time
There are endless treasures to be found in our grandparents’ attics. While digging through these family heirlooms and artifacts, we’re lucky if we come across a few tattered photos from the war, or a chipped teacup from an old collection. Although substantial finds may be few and far between, these relics help us piece together […]

Dolph Lundgren on the film “Aquamen”

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Dolph Lundgren on the film “Aquamen”
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Suddenly, I Don’t Mind Selfies That Much. What This Guy Did Is Awesome.

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Suddenly, I Don’t Mind Selfies That Much. What This Guy Did Is Awesome.
By now, pretty much everyone and their mother has either seen or undertaken one of those “selfie-a-day” projects. Most people seem to do them for at least a year, sometimes a little more. That’s where Youtube user dumo comes in. His selfie-a-day project has been going on since September 2006. Youtube He recently cut together all of […]

Effortless is what Rehman does

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Effortless is what Rehman does
Blessed with rugged physique, broad shoulders, piercing eyes and a grainy voice, Rehman was a treat to watch in all his film personas that ranged from an alcoholic Zamindar (landlord) of the decaying Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/friday-review/effortless-is-what-rehman-does/article8850400.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

These 23 Ad Placements Are So Terrible, But So Hilarious. I Can’t Stop Laughing.

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These 23 Ad Placements Are So Terrible, But So Hilarious. I Can’t Stop Laughing.
Creating the perfect advertisement is extremely tricky. Even creating one that is just average (and unoffensive to the majority of people) can be difficult. That’s why the most important creative people at famous advertising firms make so much money. It’s an important job. Convincing people to spend their money isn’t easy. Because of that level of […]

These 25 Things Are Totally Banned In Certain Countries. Mostly Absurd… But #9 Is Hilarious.

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These 25 Things Are Totally Banned In Certain Countries. Mostly Absurd… But #9 Is Hilarious.
If you grew up in a progressive, free country then it might be strange to think that some other countries have banned items you may use every day. Most people reading this article probably have the freedom of choice, especially when it comes to every day, normal decisions. However, countries like China, Iran and Malaysia […]

The Beast Of Jersey Was A Horrifying Criminal Ripe For A Movie Adaptation

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The Beast Of Jersey Was A Horrifying Criminal Ripe For A Movie Adaptation
When you think of horrifying criminals, your mind probably wanders to suspects like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy. But the world of horrifying criminals is so much larger than that. While not all serial killers end up being as prolific in their sprees as Dahmer or Bundy were in theirs, they are still uniquely terrifying. […]

After Seeing This, You May Never Sleep Again. It’s Horrifying In A Way You’d Never Expect.

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After Seeing This, You May Never Sleep Again. It’s Horrifying In A Way You’d Never Expect.
There’s something about a good horror movie or book that grips you throughout the entire thing, then leaves you with several sleepless nights. But what happens when writers try to limit their horror story to two sentences or less? Surprisingly – or horrifyingly – they succeed. And there goes my sleep. I’m NEVER doing any […]

A place called Chennai: What makes this city so special?

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A place called Chennai: What makes this city so special?
Mouna Raagam recently turned 30. Driven by all the talk about the movie, I plugged on a pair of earphones to listen to a track titled ‘Mouna raagam extraordinary title bgm’ on YouTube. And then it all Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/society/a-place-called-chennai-what-makes-this-city-so-special/article9036111.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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

Those Delicious Food Advertisements? Yeah, They’re Lying To You

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Those Delicious Food Advertisements? Yeah, They’re Lying To You
Have you ever wondered why the burger you ordered looks so much less appetizing than it did in the photo on the menu? Well, that’s probably because the photo on the menu wasn’t actually a picture of a burger. The art of food photography is fascinating, and it’s a field in which most things are […]

When His Daughter Was Watching TV, He Set Up A Camera To Record This Awesomeness

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When His Daughter Was Watching TV, He Set Up A Camera To Record This Awesomeness
People love to emulate what they see on TV, hear on the radio, or watch on the big screen. How many times have you acted out or quoted a scene from a television show or movie? We all do it — it’s something that brings us all together. Don’t believe me? Well, when you see […]

The Book of Henry is a catastrophically awful film. Everyone should see it

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The Book of Henry is a catastrophically awful film. Everyone should see it
Tonally it jerks from syrupy to shrill and it is filled with A-list actors working without conviction. This is a film to be studied in What Not to Do classes It had the star-wattage and the slick presentation, the money behind it, the talent on screen, the entire infrastructure of a major studio available to […]

Crime Writing Takes on New Meaning with These 10 Authors. And Their Crimes.

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Crime Writing Takes on New Meaning with These 10 Authors. And Their Crimes.
They say to “write what you know.” It’s a piece of advice that should probably be taken with the proverbial grain of salt. However, some renowned writers have been the perpetrators of some pretty horrific crimes. Before we go blaming artistic temperaments, remember that psychos come from all walks of life. These criminals, though, all […]

Want to Terrorize the Neighborhood Kids This Year? Try One of These Pumpkins.

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Want to Terrorize the Neighborhood Kids This Year? Try One of These Pumpkins.
With Halloween coming up, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to deck out your pumpkin. You could go the traditional route and slice out some triangular features and a toothy, grinning mouth. Or maybe you could make something spookier? Even if you opt for one of those fancy pumpkin-carving kits, you probably […]

This cute short film proves Hermione Granger is the real ‘Harry Potter’ hero

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This cute short film proves Hermione Granger is the real ‘Harry Potter’ hero
An adorable stop-motion short film is payingtribute to the brightest witch of her age: Hermione Granger. In just over two minutes, the video takes viewers through somebut nowhere near allof the frizzy-haired badass’s most impressive accomplishments (so beware spoilers if you somehow missed parts of the Harry Potter series). The charming little dolls dance between […]

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 […]

Film exposes London’s sex industry underworld – BBC News

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Film exposes London’s sex industry underworld – BBC News
“I met Anna in Chinatown at a dinner gathering. She looked really normal,” recalls director Lu. “She came from a little village in China. She went to London because she wanted a better life. But she ended up living a double life that no-one knew about. “I felt really sad. How come no-one knew about […]

‘Mr Gay Syria’: film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees

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‘Mr Gay Syria’: film documents lives of LGBTI Syrian refugees
(CNN)When “Mr Gay Syria” premiered at the Sheffield Film Festival in England this June, it took viewers by surprise. Turkish director and journalist Ayse Toprak chronicles the lives of Hussein Sabat and Mahmoud Hassino, as an usual quest brings them together. How do you think LGBTI issues relate to the Syrian crisis? A lot of […]

A Dyslexic Artist Is Able To Create Some Awesome Portraits From Just Scribbles.

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A Dyslexic Artist Is Able To Create Some Awesome Portraits From Just Scribbles.
Vince Low works hard. As an illustrator in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he worked his way up from a designer to a creative group head. Currently, Low is the Head of Illustration at the Grey Group Kuala Lumpur. In his younger days, Low had a very hard time with dyslexia. He persevered in spite of his disability, and […]

Han Solo Film Loses Its Directors Midway Through Production

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Han Solo Film Loses Its Directors Midway Through Production
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed 21 Jump Street and its sequel as well as The Lego Movie,are no longer helming the highly anticipated Star Wars film. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement: The two directors responded to the decision on Tuesday. The filmmakers were fired after clashing with Kennedy as well […]

Mods that Rockstar shut down were used to make this excellent short film out of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’

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Mods that Rockstar shut down were used to make this excellent short film out of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’
I’m all for criticizing our world view and cultural trends in 2017, but this guy takes it way too far. If this short film by Matt MacDonald starts off dark, it finishes even darker, proving just how thin the line can be between sane thoughts and insane ones. The cinematic short film was shot entirely […]

Darrell From “Can I Have Your Number” Was Played By A Woman

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Darrell From “Can I Have Your Number” Was Played By A Woman
Nicole Randall Johnson deserves a thousand Oscars for this performance. 1. If you, like me, were a teen in the mid-aughts, “Can I Have Your Number” was the most important sketch in the history of comedy, let alone MadTV. Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kTFZyl7hfBw. youtube.com It tells the harrowing tale of a man named Darrell trying […]

Frozen: The First Disney Movie To Teach Girls…

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Frozen: The First Disney Movie To Teach Girls…
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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, […]

Imagine Running Through The Woods When All Of A Sudden… WHOA! What’s This?

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Imagine Running Through The Woods When All Of A Sudden… WHOA! What’s This?
The Socrates Sculpture Park in New York hosts many wonderful works of art. Every year, there is a competition held and the park welcomes “proposals for large-scale projects and installations that explore contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly.” One of the most impressive pieces submitted to the annual folly competition, you won’t be able to see […]

Indian cinema in Oz

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Indian cinema in Oz
A few days from now, and a few thousand miles away from here, the Indian film industry will be celebrated. The Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM), an initiative of the Victorian Government, is set Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/indian-cinema-in-oz/article8859969.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Film star Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting – BBC News

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Film star Daniel Day-Lewis retires from acting – BBC News
“He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. “This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.” Day-Lewis set for first film since 2012 Day-Lewis knighted in Honours list The secret of Daniel Day-Lewis’ success Day-Lewis made his […]

‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Will Film In Spain, Here’s What That Means For Season 7

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‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 Will Film In Spain, Here’s What That Means For Season 7
In a normal season, this coming Sunday would be the finale of Episode 10, and we would all be currently reeling from the major shock moments of Episode 9. But in between our coverage of the season finale, we would also be starting to get excited for the next season, as this is the period […]

An old man puts together a touching family mini-film in new Apple commercial

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An old man puts together a touching family mini-film in new Apple commercial
Apple is imagining what the inner workings of an iPhone might look like were they handled by an old-school film archivist rather than an algorithm. A new 90-second commercial centers an old man lovingly clipping together meaningful photos and videos of a young Spanish family from a warehouse full of reels. Only later in the […]

This Is What One Man Learned From Wearing Makeup For A Week

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This Is What One Man Learned From Wearing Makeup For A Week
One guy, five days, lots of mascara. View this image › Photograph by Lauren Zaser for BuzzFeed Life / Design by Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed I cut myself shaving. A little bit of blood slides down my upper lip into my mouth. I curse under my breath and run water over my old, rarely used […]

Homeless Man Who Has Nothing Still Finds A Way To Take Care Of A Dozen Stray Dogs

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Homeless Man Who Has Nothing Still Finds A Way To Take Care Of A Dozen Stray Dogs
Kamala Lochan Baliarsingh is an extraordinary 60-year old man who lives near the Bhubaneswar railway station in Odisha, India. What makes him so extraordinary is his kindness. You see, Kamala is homeless. Even though he is stricken by poverty and daily hunger, he has single handedly taken it upon himself to feed all the stray dogs in […]

Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film loses its directors during production

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Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film loses its directors during production
(CNN)In a surprising development that sent a disturbance throughout the “Star Wars” galaxy Tuesday night, the franchise’s upcoming Han Solo prequel film lost its directors. Lord and Miller added that ultimately their vision didn’t match up with that of Disney’s Lucasfilm. “Unfortunately, our vision and process weren’t aligned with our partners on this project. We […]

The Sinking Of The Titanic Is Famous, But Did You Know These Things? I Didn’t.

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The Sinking Of The Titanic Is Famous, But Did You Know These Things? I Didn’t.
If you’ve seen the movie “Titanic,” you probably think you’re an expert on all things Titanic (and Leonardo DiCaprio). Well guess what, there is a lot that the movie doesn’t touch on. (Not only that, but let’s face it: it’s a movie.) Today, we are going to expound on those things that may have been glossed over […]

Most People Don’t Understand These 20 Things, But Now You Will.

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Most People Don’t Understand These 20 Things, But Now You Will.
Many people go through life confusing a lot of very similar words, phrases or thoughts. It’s more common than you think. (For example: Quite a few people would have mistakenly said, “It’s more common then you think.”) The most important thing is learning from your mistakes. Don’t feel embarrassed for making them. Here is some […]

Tribute to James Bond movies

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Tribute to James Bond movies
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Royal Opera House to reopen in Oct. with MAMI inaugural

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Royal Opera House to reopen in Oct. with MAMI inaugural
A slice of Mumbai’s history will come to life on October 20, 2016, when the Royal Opera House hosts the opening ceremony of the MAMI Film Festival. A key attraction for Opera House lovers would be th Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/news/royal-opera-house-to-reopen-in-oct-with-mami-inaugural/article9086570.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Bob the Drag Queen on RuPauls Drag Race, His New Film, and Drag in the Age of Trump

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Bob the Drag Queen on RuPauls Drag Race, His New Film, and Drag in the Age of Trump
Its been a little more than year since Bob the Drag Queen sashayedpurse first, of coursedown the runway at the RuPauls Drag Race Season 8 finale, wearing the crown anointing him Americas next drag superstar. Its been quite the year. Bob, whose real name is Caldwell Tidicue, is the first winner of RuPauls Drag Racea […]

Woman Buys Old Camera In Thrift Store, Develops Its Film, And Discovers Mt. St. Helens Eruption Photos

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Woman Buys Old Camera In Thrift Store, Develops Its Film, And Discovers Mt. St. Helens Eruption Photos
The images, once developed, revealed ominous plumes of smoke drifting over Portland from nearby Washington state, where the notorious volcano stood and erupted on May 18, 1980, killing approximately 57 people and causing over $1.1 billion in property damage. “Some of the shots showed Mount St. Helens way off in the distance with just the […]

Are These People Crazy Or Just Misinformed? Hard To Tell These Days…

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Are These People Crazy Or Just Misinformed? Hard To Tell These Days…
It’s hard to know what to believe nowadays. There are many conflicting accounts and ulterior motives to take into consideration when reading a story online. Its not just a problem for the Internet either, even news broadcasts on TV seem to be reporting on what people WANT to hear. Shouldn’t they be reporting the facts that people SHOULD […]

American Police In Film…

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American Police In Film…
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Notices You Are Interested In The Movie…

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Notices You Are Interested In The Movie…
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26 Adorable Pets Who Are Super Worried About Everything Right Now

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26 Adorable Pets Who Are Super Worried About Everything Right Now
The world is a constantly confusing place for our silly, fuzzy friends. Though there are some who find the strength to brave all the mysteries of life with reckless abandon, there are plenty of others who would much rather tread lightly. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a little bit timid. It’s better to […]

23 Facts That Seem Made Up, But Are Actually Completely True

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23 Facts That Seem Made Up, But Are Actually Completely True
If you remember learning weird facts in school and questioning the sanity of your teachers, you’re not alone. What made these situations even more confusing was figuring out that your teachers weren’t lying to you. Well, get ready to be blown away by some more incredible facts. These tidbits sound totally made up, but they’re […]

They Pulled Off An Epic Heist By Sneaking Into A Movie Theater In The Weirdest Way

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They Pulled Off An Epic Heist By Sneaking Into A Movie Theater In The Weirdest Way
Young people love doing things that they’re not supposed to do. That’s a fact. Perhaps, for example, you were one of those rebels who tried to sneak into movie theaters as a teen — but you most likely didn’t do it the same way these two did. YouTuber Bo Johnson and his friend Matthew have […]

Irrfan Khan on Madaari, working in Hollywood and the need to create for digital media

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Irrfan Khan on Madaari, working in Hollywood and the need to create for digital media
“The film is based on a real incident, and explores the accountability of the system we have in place; whether we have any accountability at all. There are a lot of movies being written that reflect Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/irrfan-khan-on-madaari-working-in-hollywood-and-the-need-to-create-for-digital-media/article8811721.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

‘Scooby-Doo’ scriptwriter James Gunn: Film was originally R-rated

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‘Scooby-Doo’ scriptwriter James Gunn: Film was originally R-rated
Screenwriter James Gunn confirmed on the 15th anniversary of the 2002 premiere of Scooby-Doo that the film was originally an R-rated comedy. I had loved the character of Scooby-Doo since I was a kid and was excited at the prospect of making a live action film with 2002s cutting CGI technology, wrote the 50-year-old in […]

A friend is trying to crowd fund his feature film on Kickstarter

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A friend is trying to crowd fund his feature film on Kickstarter
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How A Nerd-Hero Writer Became The Breakout Star Of This Summer’s Most Unlikely Blockbuster

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How A Nerd-Hero Writer Became The Breakout Star Of This Summer’s Most Unlikely Blockbuster
A romantic drama about young cancer patients doesn’t seem like it would spur the same fanaticism as The Hunger Games, but The Fault in Our Stars — in particular, John Green, who wrote the YA best-seller — is proof that teenage feelings are special effects too. View this image › John Green photographed at the […]

They Were On A Ride At Disney When They Saw Something Odd. Then The Robot Yelled!

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They Were On A Ride At Disney When They Saw Something Odd. Then The Robot Yelled!
In his more than 20 years in Hollywood, Johnny Depp has played just about every character you can imagine. But while you might known him for his roles as the Mad Hatter or Willy Wonka, none of Depp’s characters have garnered more love than his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the […]

The Day of the Dead Isn’t Just a Zombie Movie, It’s a Really Creepy Holiday.

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The Day of the Dead Isn’t Just a Zombie Movie, It’s a Really Creepy Holiday.
Last week was the ever-spooky holiday of Halloween in the United States. However, in Mexico and parts of South America, there was another holiday going on that is definitely creepier than Halloween. It’s called the Day of the Dead. Like the original Halloween, the Day of the Dead is for remembering the dead. It’s celebrated every […]

Will this be 2017’s most provocative film festival?

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Will this be 2017’s most provocative film festival?
Basel, Switzerland (CNN)Art Basel might be the closest thing the art world has to a Glastonbury or a Coachella. But while the fair is primarily known for its fine art showings, Maxa Zoller, who has curated its film program since 2014, is determined to put Basel firmly on the cinema calendar. Zoller, a Cairo-based lecturer […]

First Footage From New Trans Matt Bomer Film Reignites Controversy

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First Footage From New Trans Matt Bomer Film Reignites Controversy
Anything, executive produced by Mark Ruffalo, follows a trans woman who enters an intense friendship with a widower, played by John Carroll Lynch, and the new couple must reconcile their vastly different backgrounds as they fill the void in each others lives,according to Variety. Sense8 star Jamie Clayton called out Bomer directly at that time […]

Watch Neill Blomkamp’s dystopian sci-fi short film starring Sigourney Weaver

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Watch Neill Blomkamp’s dystopian sci-fi short film starring Sigourney Weaver
District 9 director Neill Blomkamp is back with a series of short sci-fi films, clocking in at about 20 minutes each. He’s posting them under the umbrella title of Oats Studios, and the first one just arrived.Rakka is an alien invasion storystarring Sigourney Weaver,available on YouTube if you want to watch something disturbing during your […]

They Might Look Like Small Tornados, But They’re Something Much Much Worse

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They Might Look Like Small Tornados, But They’re Something Much Much Worse
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTBT_ATF’); }); If there is one thing about summer (besides sunburns) that makes life difficult, it’s mosquitoes. No one likes them and if you say you do I know you’re either lying or you’re a spider. Well, if an isolated mosquito can ruin your evening, what do you think a literal tornado of […]

How These 15 Kids Freaked Out Their Babysitters Is Insane. #4 Will Haunt My Dreams Forever.

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How These 15 Kids Freaked Out Their Babysitters Is Insane. #4 Will Haunt My Dreams Forever.
Children are often used in horror movies as a way to shock audiences.  They may turn into a monster, or tell a scary story, but no matter what, they always leave the biggest impressions on your (future) nightmares. What if instead of a movie though, the kids we see everyday started to tell us things that […]

The Freakiest, Lesser-Known Urban Legends That Exist In Every State

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The Freakiest, Lesser-Known Urban Legends That Exist In Every State
Every state in the U.S. is unique and has its history and laws. That is what makes this country beautiful and diverse! Unsurprisingly enough, many states also have their own horrifying urban legends. These spooky stories have origins found in both local lore…and classic, worldly myths that have traveled thousands of miles from their homelands. […]

Selena Gomez Drops New “Film” For “Bad Liar” And It’s Incredible WATCH

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Selena Gomez Drops New “Film” For “Bad Liar” And It’s Incredible  WATCH
What the f*cking f*ck are you up to, Selena Gomez? Do you think its OK to just be like, Hey, I made a film, its coming out tomorrow? WE HADLIVES BEFORE THIS. WE HADPLACES TO BE AND YOU HAD US GLUED TO OUR COMPUTERS, LOSING MONEY WHILE WE WAITED, PROBABLY. In case you havent heard, […]

Artoo in Love is the Sweetest Short Film You’ll See Today

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Artoo in Love is the Sweetest Short Film You’ll See Today
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These Photos From The Apollo Missions Have Been Released, And They’re Stunning

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These Photos From The Apollo Missions Have Been Released, And They’re Stunning
The idea of being in space and journeying into the stars seems to fascinate most people, so when NASA starts a space mission, everyone tunes in. Perhaps the most famous are the Apollo missions, which ran from 1968 to 1972. They made history by putting man on the moon. What people might not know is […]

These Amazing Easter Eggs Will Make Going On The Internet Even More Awesome.

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These Amazing Easter Eggs Will Make Going On The Internet Even More Awesome.
Even if you’re erudite enough to know that the Internet isn’t simply “a series of tubes,” there’s still so much you likely have to learn. With so much information that could be accessed in just a few clicks, there’s no way you’ll be able to find it, let alone absorb it all. That’s especially true […]

Namadhu review by Baradwaj Rangan

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Namadhu review by Baradwaj Rangan
Now, this is not nice. When you advertise a film as a trilingual (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil), the viewer thinks it has been shot in all three languages. Okay, maybe production constraints may result Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/cinema-reviews/namadhu-review-by-baradwaj-rangan/article8949221.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

In Just A Few Steps, This Guy Built A Home Theater In His Basement…Epic!

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In Just A Few Steps, This Guy Built A Home Theater In His Basement…Epic!
In 2014, the number of people going to actual movie theaters hit a 20-year low. Reasons varied from high ticket prices to lackluster movie options and an increase in streaming capabilities. But I’d argue something different altogether… You see, when it’s so easy to build your own at-home movie theater, I can totally understand why […]

“Harry Potter” Star Matthew Lewis Wants To Do A Neville Longbottom Spin-Off

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“Harry Potter” Star Matthew Lewis Wants To Do A Neville Longbottom Spin-Off
Lewis told Radio Times he’d “jump at the chance” to bring Neville back. 1. Matthew Lewis is currently defusing bombs in BBC Three’s new show Bluestone 42. View this image › BBC 2. But the Harry Potter heartthrob told Radio Times that if he’d got the call, he’d love to play Neville Longbottom in his […]

Flatliners: first trailer for the sequel to the cult 90s horror film comes to life

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Flatliners: first trailer for the sequel to the cult 90s horror film comes to life
Ellen Page stars in the follow-up to the psychological chiller, about a group of medical students who subject each other to near-death experiences Its alive! The first trailer for the forthcoming sequel of Flatliners has been revealed. The film, which stars Ellen Page, is a follow-up to the 1990 cult psychological horror of the same […]

When A Human Baby And A Tiny Gorilla Meet For The First Time, It’s Beyond Cute

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When A Human Baby And A Tiny Gorilla Meet For The First Time, It’s Beyond Cute
Most babies in the animal kingdom are innocent and adorable bundles of fun. They aren’t judgmental, mean, or violent. In fact, all they want to do is eat, sleep, and have fun! Watch as a human baby interacts with an itty bitty gorilla baby. The way they play together makes it seem like they are […]

Two Curious Friends Came Across A Bunker. What They Found Inside Is Extremely Cool.

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Two Curious Friends Came Across A Bunker. What They Found Inside Is Extremely Cool.
Reddit user Sniper98g and a friend of his found a phone booth sized metal shack in an unused corner of a military base. Being the curious guys that they are they decided to head inside and go exploring. Inside they discovered a relic of the Cold War. On the surface – This is what they found when […]

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

Here’s How 27 Famous People Aged Over The Years. Number 6…What Happened There?!

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Here’s How 27 Famous People Aged Over The Years. Number 6…What Happened There?!
We all age and even though most of us don’t like to admit it, we don’t age very well. That is even more true for some of these celebrities below, most of whom look like they’ve been cast as extras in a Zombie flick (apart from Johnny Depp and Peter Frampton, who apparently bathe in […]

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 […]

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 Is Why Everyone Is In Love With Chris Pratt.

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This Is Why Everyone Is In Love With Chris Pratt.
Chris Pratt, the star of the new film Guardians of the Galaxy, has been making people swoon recently because of his good deeds. He is a lovable buffoon that has jumped straight into the spotlight and it has done nothing but help his sterling reputation. Here are some of the reasons why you should be loving […]

Peepli Live co-director convicted of raping American scholar

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Peepli Live co-director convicted of raping American scholar
A court here on Saturday convicted Mahmood Farooqui, co-director of Bollywood film , for sexually assaulting an American research scholar last year. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain held Faro Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/peepli-live-codirector-convicted-of-raping-american-scholar/article8921715.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

This Movie Would Have Ended A Lot Faster…

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This Movie Would Have Ended A Lot Faster…
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Wow, I Loved That New Movie…

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Wow, I Loved That New Movie…
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These 11 Inventions Are Beyond Brilliant. Why Can’t I Have Them All?

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These 11 Inventions Are Beyond Brilliant. Why Can’t I Have Them All?
There are new inventions being created and patented every single day. Some may be more useful than others. But, some are so brilliant, you’ll wonder why millions haven’t already been made. These great inventions can be on the practical side, or luxurious, and everything in-between. Whatever their purpose, they are amazing ideas and innovations.  1.) A […]

The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ

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The Down And Dirty History Of TMZ
How a lawyer from the San Fernando Valley created a gossip empire and transformed himself into the most feared man in Hollywood, all by breaking a few long-held rules and, as rumor has it, lording over a notorious vault full of secrets. For just $53, you can purchase a guaranteed front-of-the-bus seat on the TMZ […]
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