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Many Of The Most-Pirated Movies Can't Actually Be Bought Online

If the movie industry wonders why piracy seems to persist, here’s one possible answer: people pirate ‘em because they don’t have the option of paying for a legal copy online.


A Company That Creates Fake Battles To Prepare Soldiers For Real War

Some might say that nothing can truly prepare one for the atrocities of war. From the chaos of screaming civilians and injured soldiers to the horror of exploding everything, the experience must be nothing short of horrific. And it’s this Hollywood production company’s job to reproduce it.


Neil DeGrasse Tyson On Gravity [Spoilers]

Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter last night to offer up his thoughts — largely scientific — on the sci-fi stomer Gravity. It’s received rave reviews, but what does everyone’s favourite scientist think?


Why The Movie Myth Of Injecting Medication Into The Heart Is Garbage

Myth: Injecting medicine straight into your heart can be beneficial in some way. Ah, the dramatic scene that ends with an actor stabbing a needle straight into their heart, narrowly escaping death and magically curing whatever ailment just befell them. While very dramatic, it’s also very untrue and an exceptionally bad idea if your goal is to get better.


What Movies Think Aliens Look Like

Here’s a fun little music video about aliens cut from movies and TV shows by our friends Eclectic Method. Aside from the song hypnotically inducing you to nod your head, the video also reveals what Hollywood thinks aliens will look like: green, large brained and funny looking. How many of these movies have you seen? I’m betting a lot.


How A 1940s Hollywood Star Helped Make Wireless Technologies Possible

Did an exotic actress from Vienna, considered one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood in the 1940s, really invent wireless? Not exactly, but the non-sensationalised facts of the matter are no less fascinating, involving Hollywood, the World War II Axis Powers, and remote control technology.


The Best Effects Shots Ever As Chosen By Hollywood's Top VFX Wizards

All right everyone, time to put on your debating/outrage hats. Empire magazine reached out to some of the top VFX artists around the world and had them choose — and justify — what they believe to be the top visual effects shots of all time.


A Movie Of People In Movies Watching Movies

This supercut is a celebration of cinema appearing in the cinema. It’s so meta I think my head might explode — but it’s oddly compelling at the same time.


Can You Identify These Movies Drawn Out As Treasure Maps?

Illustrator Andrew DeGraff thinks about films differently to you and I: he sees them as giant maps of physical locations, just waiting to be explored. Can you work out which films these wonderful treasure maps drawn by DeGraff are supposed to represent?


Is It Smarter To Invest In Silicon Valley Or Hollywood?

If there’s one thing I know about Gizmodo readers and staff, it’s that we all have a bunch of excess money that’s stressing us out. What should we do with it? Where should we invest it? Tough questions. But even if the whole tech startup vs. blockbuster investing question doesn’t quite apply to you it’s still kind of fascinating. The bottom line is, unsurprisingly, that they’re both super risky, but for different reasons.