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Published: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:16:19 +0000

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7 things you didn't know about 'The Goonies'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:00:00 +0000

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Word on the street is that a sequel to The Goonies is in the works. Before you pre-order your tickets, refresh your memory with these little-known facts about the original.

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Hundreds gather for Bon Iver show, greeted by cassette player instead

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:39:01 +0000

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Creating hype for their new release is something we expect from musicians, but Bon Iver fans may have expected something different from what they got, on this occasion.

The indie band put up 11 images featuring different locations on his Instagram page recently. They all carried same time and date — 6:30 p.m. on Sep. 29.

A photo posted by Bon Iver (@boniver) on

Was it a live gig? Surely not. A listening party ahead of the release of third studio album 22, A Million? Probably. A pop-up shop? That's kinda likely too. Read more...

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Things you didn’t know about the recent Batman and Superman films

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:30:00 +0000

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We only scratched the surface on the Batman and Superman trivia in the last episode, so it’s time to get a bit more recent. 

While that episode of our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, covered the '80s and '90s era of superhero movies, this one delves into the little-known facts behind the Dark Knight and Man of Steel films.

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Things you didn’t know about the classic Superman and Batman films

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +0000

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Since there's no sign that Superman and Batman will leave the movie spotlight anytime soon, it seems only right to look back on the classic characters' heroic (and, in some cases, infamous) movie histories.

Our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, digs through the old Richard Donner Superman films and the Tim Burton Batman films on a fact-finding mission worthy of a Daily Planet reporter. 

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7 high-flying facts about the movie ‘Top Gun’

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:30:00 +0000

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In 1986, back when Tom Cruise was simply another pretty boy, Top Gun was so popular that it screened in theaters for a full year.

So buckle into your fighter jet, because our CineFix series Things You Didn't Know has got enough behind-the-scenes Top Gun facts to give you back that loving feeling. 

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Stop what you're doing and look at these 23 adorable giant panda cubs

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:17:23 +0000

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You know why you're here.

You're here to see 23 giant panda cubs, all of which made their public debut on Thursday in Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province of southwest China.

All the pandas were born at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding this year, and there was good reason to celebrate.

In early September, the giant panda was reclassified from "endangered" to "vulnerable" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It was a decision challenged by Chinese authorities, who said the decision has come "too soon." Read more...

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7 things you didn't know about ‘Evil Dead’

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:00:00 +0000

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It’s the cult classic that spawned re-makes, re-dos and sequels, but even the midnight-screening super-fans out there may not know all seven of these behind-the-scenes facts about the original Evil Dead.

Our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, opens up their Necronomicon Ex Mortis to bring you horrifying (not really) facts about Sam Raimi's classic horror flick.

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Kids stuck on a rollercoaster pass the time by dabbing until help arrives

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:46:18 +0000

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In case roller coasters weren't a rickety mish-mash of nightmares as it is, this one broke down mid-ride at Sea World Australia Friday, leaving all on board teetering high above the ground in high winds.

Rather than cowering in fear however, the kids on board celebrated the occasion with the saving power of the dab.

The Storm Coaster (more like sh*t storm coaster) had up to eight people trapped in its cart when the ride stalled, according to The Courier Mail.

Look at these kids. They're living for the attention, waving in frivolity and giving hella thumbs up as a news helicopter hovers overhead. Then there's mister black t-shirt who's found himself in the perfect situation commence dabbing. Read more...

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7 things you didn't know about ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Jurassic World’

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:30:00 +0000

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Jurassic Park and Jurassic World brought some of our favorite monsters from extinction into theaters everywhere.

Now our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, has dug up a whole nest of facts about the old and new Jurassic films. Prepare to impress all your movie-loving and dino-loving friends at your next Jurassic Park-themed party. Because everyone has Jurassic Park-themed parties. That's normal. Right?

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‘Star Trek’ was filmed in a brewery, and other little-knowns

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 +0000

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The release of Star Trek Beyond marked 50 years of Star Trek staying firmly at the front of the science fiction pack.

So our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, went exploring where no man has gone before—and found some little-known facts about the newest series of Star Trek movies (including Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, too). 

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Young former politician labelled a 'wanker' after visiting ISIS frontline

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:32:31 +0000

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Most people would avoid travelling to the frontlines of the war against Islamic State in northern Iraq.

Not Australian former politician Wyatt Roy, 26, whose high-risk trip to the area has been criticised by politicians and the public alike, who've labelled it "stupid" and then some.

The conservative former MP told SBS News that he had been caught up in a battle between Peshmerga and IS forces last Thursday in Domez, which is near the town of Sinjar and west of Islamic State-held Mosul. 

Roy, British political consultant Samuel Coates and a translator were embroiled in the confrontation. Read more...

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Why San Francisco hated Michael Bay filming ‘The Rock’ in their city

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:30:00 +0000

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It's been 20 years since Michael Bay teamed up with Sean Connery and Nic Cage to give us The Rock, a high-octane thriller all about Alcatraz Island.

Our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, digs into some lesser-known facts about this classic Michael Bay action flick.

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Why 'Jaws' was one of the most frustrating movies to make

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 03:00:00 +0000

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As much as everyone loves the movie Jaws, it came very close to not being made. Between long filming days at sea and malfunctioning sharks, things were tough.

Our CineFix series, Things You Didn't Know, takes a bite out of the famous monster movie with some surprising facts about the biggest shark in movies.

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Rescued turtle's return to the sea made easier by child cheer squad

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:58:43 +0000

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If you're familiar with the final scene from Free Willy, you'll know just how cathartic it is to watch an animal be returned to the wild from whence it came.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in Queensland, Australia, have documented one such heart-warming return of a rescued turtle named Summer. 

More wonderful still is the fact that her release a horde of school children and their parents stood as witness to the release; cheering and clapping. If anything's going to send a turtle packing, it's probably this.

Summer was previously found at the Port of Townsville with two fishing hooks lodged in her mouth. Her release comes after several months of recuperation under the watchful eye of staff. Read more...

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Polite guy wins $1 million in lottery store after letting someone cut in front

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:41:08 +0000

Woe betide the line cutter. Not only is it rude to push in front of people in a queue; your actions could have million dollar ramifications.  An anonymous New Zealand man has claimed a cool NZ$1 million ($724 000) in lottery winnings after a person cut in front of him in the queue.  SEE ALSO: Woman finds $157,418 lottery ticket while cleaning out her purse The lucky winner of the random draw told the NZ Herald "I was waiting in line at the Lotto shop and another customer nipped in front of me, I wasn't in any hurry, so I just let them go ahead and didn't say anything."  He added "I guess good karma pays off. If that hadn't happened, they might have had the winning ticket not me." Read more...More about Queue, Winnner, Lottery, New Zealand, and Watercooler [...]



Homemade 'Transformers' trailer is all fake muscles and real toys

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:30:00 +0000

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Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are back again in the fourth installment of Transformers

CineFix's Homemade Movies tackled the Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer with a creative combination of live actors and action figures.   Read more...

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Clever 'Top Gun' dogfight remake combines live-action and toys

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 02:00:00 +0000

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Maverick is back in the cockpit of his MiG for the final scene of Top Gun in this stripped-down, homemade re-creation of the film's iconic final dog fight scene.

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Nate Parker newly defiant over rape case as alleged victim’s sister calls him 'sinister'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:47:11 +0000

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Nate Parker has again become defiant over the discussion of a rape charge that he believes is eclipsing the importance of his forthcoming film Birth of a Nation.

In an interview with 60 Minutes airing Sunday, Parker declines to apologize to the alleged victim, who died by suicide in 2012. He also suggests that she was untruthful about the incident. 

"I was falsely accused ... I went to court ... I was vindicated," he says. "I feel terrible that this woman isn't here ... Her family had to deal with that, but as I sit here, an apology is — no." Read more...

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Wonder Woman is bisexual, and it's NBD

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:35:10 +0000

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LOS ANGELES — If you've been reading Greg Rucka's current run on DC Comics' Wonder Woman, this is old news, but for everyone whose familiarity with the 75-year-old heroine is limited to Gal Gadot or Lynda Carter, the comic book writer has confirmed what many have suspected for a while: Wonder Woman, aka Princess Diana of Themyscira, also aka Diana Prince, is bisexual — and it's kind of a no-brainer.

Rucka confirmed Diana's sexuality during a frank interview with Comicosity, revealing that he's put a lot of thought into how the heroine's homeland, Themyscira (populated entirely by women), informs her characterization. Read more...

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'Man of Steel' still soars in this low-budget, homemade remake

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:30:00 +0000

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Man of Steel was an expensive Superman film. But how would it look if it were made on a home movie budget—which is to say, almost no budget at all?

This re-creation was made by Dustin McLean, creator of our CineFix series Homemade Movies, which serves up creative remakes of your favorite movies, trailers and original songs. Every episode is an exact shot-for-shot remake created at home without any visual effects.

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Another Miss Universe contestant recalls being body-shamed by Trump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:26:27 +0000

Just days after U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton re-told Alicia Machado's story of reported fat-shaming at the hand of Donald Trump when she was Miss Universe, another contestant from the  beauty pageant has come forward with similar allegations.  Former Miss Australia, Jodie Seal was a fellow contestant in the 1996 pageant alongside Machado and has told Inside Edition that the Republican presidential candidate called the girls "some pretty horrible names" during her time as a contestant. Trump owned the pageant at the time. SEE ALSO: Former Miss Universe who Trump called 'Miss Piggy' reveals she had an eating disorder at the time. Read more...More about Miss Universe, Miss Australia, Australia, Jodie Seal, and Donald Trump [...]



Richard Sherman just threw some serious shade at the NFL

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:08:44 +0000

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Richard Sherman, the notoriously outspoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback, is back at it again.

A week after he spoke for almost three minutes about police brutality at a press conference — and then proceeded to walk out — Sherman shifted his attention to NFL player safety.

In a video for The Players' Tribune, Sherman ripped the NFL, calling it a "bottom line business." 

Sherman expanded on the shaky relationship between the NFL and its players, something "a lot of players talk about behind closed doors," he said in the post accompanying the video.  Read more...

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Idris Elba just casually played a fire DJ set at an Australian nightclub

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:03:09 -0400

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British actor Idris Elba is quite the keen DJ, if you didn't know already.

So even in the midst of a busy Australian stay (filming Thor: Ragnarok with his mates Hiddleston and Hemsworth), the Luther star managed to squeeze in an impromptu gig in at a Sydney club on Thursday night.

Elba was billed under his real name, and not under his other DJ moniker Big Driis, and naturally his set attracted plenty of keen punters even though it happened to be a school night.

I'm on about 11:30 tonight mate. SYDNEY!!!! Goodbar. House set. First time here. Looking forward to it.@SJonzie92 pic.twitter.com/X90ZOevBjM

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Finish these homemade ‘Mortal Kombat’ costumes of Scorpion and Goro

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:00:00 +0000

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If you're short on the funds, but not on the fatalities, these homemade Mortal Kombat costumes might be just the project for you.

Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, brings you this costume tutorial featuring characters from one of the bloodiest games on the market. Learn how to make your own Scorpion, Sub-Zero, and Goro costumes—plus a bonus Kano mask.

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Not an illusion: Lady Gaga to headline Super Bowl halftime show in 2017

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:59:46 +0000

LOS ANGELES — Next year's Super Bowl halftime show is guaranteed to be a lot livelier than Coldplay. Lady Gaga confirmed the longstanding rumors Thursday via Twitter that she's set to lead the halftime show at Super Bowl LI in February 2017, and even managed to throw in a sneaky plug for her latest single, "Perfect Illusion," in the process. It's not an illusion. The rumors are true. This year the SUPER BOWL goes GAGA! @nfl @FOXTV @pepsi #PERFECTILLUSION #GAGASUPERBOWL pic.twitter.com/qR4O57451G — Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 30, 2016 The main act during this year's show was British band Coldplay, but the rockers were soundly upstaged by guest performances from Beyonce and Bruno Mars, who had previously headlined the Super Bowl halftime shows in 2013 and 2014.  Read more...More about Super Bowl, Super Bowl 51, Lady Gaga, Entertainment, and Tv [...]



'USA Today's' first endorsement in history is for anyone but Donald Trump

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:57:20 +0000

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Believe it or not, there are now just 40 days until the election, and with time pressing on newspapers have begun nailing their colors to the mast. And most of those masts seem to be on Hillary's boat, even if it means breaking from a long tradition.

The Cincinnati Enquirer made its first Democratic endorsement in 100 years for Clinton  Friday. The Arizona Republic, which has never gone for a Democrat since it began in 1890, voiced its support for Clinton on Tuesday.

The Dallas Morning News also recommended Clinton — its first Democrat in 20 elections —earlier this month, and The Houston Chronicle, which often favors Republicans, put its weight behind her in July. Read more...

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Tim Burton's classic 'Batman' gets a homemade twist

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:30:00 +0000

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"What are you?!" 

"I am Batman."

CineFix's Homemade Movies put a new — and homemade — twist on the 1989 classic, Batman. It's just like the original, but filmed in somebody's apartment, with no special effects. 

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Bye, bye, Rosetta: The best moments from the spacecraft's historic mission

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:29:08 +0000

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On Friday, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will descend to the surface of the comet it has been orbiting since 2014, coming to its final resting place as its mission ends. 

Rosetta left Earth in 2004 with the Philae lander nestled within it. The two spacecraft got to Comet 67P about 10 years later, with Philae touching down on the strange-looking small object in November 2014. While Philae's mission didn't last long, Rosetta has spent a scientifically productive life orbiting Comet 67P and gathering data about the boulder-strewn world for years. 

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Man wearing gorilla mask at Black Lives Matter protest charged with intimidation

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:07:42 +0000

A white student wearing a gorilla mask at a college Black Lives Matter protest was arrested on Wednesday and charged with civil rights intimidation.  Tristan Rettke, 18, was also carrying a rope and several bananas. He's a freshman at East Tennessee State University.  SEE ALSO: Define 'bad dude': The story behind a protester's strong message The student showed up to a BLM protest at  a campus free speech zone, handing out bananas and sporting a sack emblazoned with the Confederate battle flag.  "I'm just supposed to look at this," says one black self-identified student who recorded Rettke at the protest. "If I punch him in his head, I'm gonna go to prison, right? But he can come out here and flaunt it in my face. He can come out and do that to me, right? This is the America we live in." Read more...More about Tristan Rettke, Free Speech, Black Lives Matter, Protest, and Arrest [...]



Homemade ‘Mockingjay’ trailer is rebellion at its most low-budget

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000

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Get ready to stand up and watch this homemade version of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 trailer, re-created shot-for-shot, without any special effects.

Our CineFix series, Homemade Movies, serves up creative remakes of your favorite movies, using only household supplies and no special effects you can't just make at home.

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