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Cecil B. DeMille Kept A Wolf And Guns To Defend Against Edison's Thugs

Why did Southern California become the epicentre of the American film industry? The nice weather certainly helped. But there’s another element that modern Hollywood probably hopes you’d forget: Rampant piracy. Even though it was just the piracy of movie camera tech rather than the Jack Sparrow variety, there were plenty of real world bullets being discharged over it. Including bullets being aimed at the legendary director Cecil B. DeMille.


This Is The Main Cast Of Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs Biopic

Filming for the forthcoming — and much-troubled — Steve Jobs biopic started yesterday. With that came confirmation of the main cast that will feature in the film.


You'll Buy A VR Headset For The Movies, Not The Games

Smart people think that movies — not games — will be the first killer app for virtual reality. Maybe that’s why Oculus is poaching Pixar veterans for its very own virtual reality film studio, and showing off its very first film at Sundance this week.


15 Things The Hollywood Sign Has Said Besides 'Hollywood'

Thanks to the reopening of a key hiking trail, a lot more people will now get to take pictures of the famous Hollywood sign. It wasn’t always like this. Over the years, the iconic word-on-a-hilltop has been altered by everyone from pot heads to protestors to say things other than “Hollywood”. Some of them are pretty funny.


There Is No Such Thing As An Unbiased Map

Who knew that asking for directions to the Hollywood Sign could be such a complicated question? Well, it is. After writing recently that a group of residents have succeeded in effectively erasing the Hollywood Sign from Google Maps to lead tourists astray, I was floored by the response that came from every corner of the globe.


Steve Wozniak Is Making A Reality TV Show About Futuristic Tech

Engineer, philanthropist, Apple co-founder and Gizmodo contributorSteve Wozniak is teaming up with Mythbusters‘ Kari Byron (seen in the photo above) for an upcoming reality show called The Woz.


Universal Picks Up Steve Jobs Biopic, Michael Fassbender Attached To Star

Just last week, Sony abandoned the Steve Jobs film that we’ve been waiting (and waiting) for. One that once had Christian Bale lined up as the lead, and David Fincher down as director before Danny Boyle took on the task. Overnight, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has picked up the project.


The US Court Case That Made Movie Theatre Concessions So Expensive

In 1948, the US Supreme Court ended the stranglehold Hollywood studios and distributors had on the US movie market. Declaring the big eight a monopoly and ordering them to divest of their ownership of movie theatres and cease other non-competitive practices, with US v Paramount Pictures, et al, the Court opened the movie industry to independent producers and theatres, and indelibly changed the way we see films (and the films we see).


Sony Pictures Has Abandoned Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs Biopic

The Steve Jobs film we’ve been anticipating for a very long old time indeed looks like it won’t happen as soon as expected — if at all. Variety reports that Sony Pictures has pulled its backing from the project.


Google Glass Is Now Banned From Cinemas Across The US

Google Glass is often viewed with disdain in public spaces, and now that includes the cinema. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have decided to ban the device and its ilk from cinemas in the US.