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Around the World…

If you’re going to travel, you need to know what’s going on in the world. In today’s news round-up we head to Asia and Oceania to witness some amazing natural phenomena, and examine a strange plan for NYC.    People in China, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Japan were plunged into darkness yesterday during the longest total solar eclipse of the ... Read More »

Mapping ‘Mad Max’

With summer road trips in mind, New York Times movie critic A. O. Scott chooses 1979’s ‘Mad Max’ as this week’s Critics’ Pick. He may love the movie for its dystopian vision, take-no-prisoners action and Mel Gibson’s blue eyes (trust us, it’s in the video), but we love the movie’s dramatic setting most of all. Scott says the film’s sweeping, dusty panoramas ... Read More »

Movie Art-chive

Part of the fun of movies is all the stuff that goes along with them — the smell of popcorn at the theater, the previews before the show and, of course, the posters. From the iconic mid-century designs of artists like Saul Bass to today’s Photoshopped promos for computer-generated blockbusters, there’s definitely an art to the movie poster. Right now we’re ... Read More »

Where in the World?

Bright sun, sea and the promise of general leisure draw tourists to this European isle. Film directors — including two in the 1990s — have also discovered its charms. Can you name this telegenic town and the films in which it stars? Answers after the jump… Read More »

A Few of My Favorite Things

There’s nothing like some old favorites to ease you into a Monday morning — even if they’re not your own. With Favorite Places, Google lets you explore the favorite spots of experts from cities around the world. Choose to browse worldwide or get a closer look at specific cities, including New York, Tokyo and Madrid and pick the brain of locals ... Read More »

Out of Context Reviews (Harry Potter Edition)

It’s only Friday, but it’s already pretty clear what this weekend’s big box office winner is. Okay, it’s very clear. And guess what? We called it — Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This is the film that promises: “Dark Secrets Revealed,” which is probably only half true and only if you haven’t read the book.   If you aren’t ... Read More »

Bloody Good Idea

With so many films coming out every day, how do you get attention for your new release? You’ve got to get creative. The people behind director (and Museyon favorite) Park Chan-wook‘s new vampire film Thirst (Bakjwi) definitely went all out, sending a very realistic looking blood bag to the New York Times. The catch? Instead of being filled with platelets, these ... Read More »

Find It, Snap It, Post It

Ever wonder where you can find that bar from Cheers? What about the Winslow’s house from Family Matters? Well you can find all that and more at Where It’s At. The site maps out iconic pop culture locations, from Neverland Ranch to the Marcy Houses, Jay-Z’s childhood home, as well as familiar sites from TV, movies and music. The site ... Read More »

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