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Simple Lines Explain Why Your Brain Loves Great Cinematography

It’s easy to pinpoint certain things you love about a movie. I love Total Recall because of Arnold Schwarzenegger and scenes with exploding eyeballs. But in a great film, there is much more going on unconsciously that makes your brain love certain moments over others.


Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place In The Prime Universe

In a packed panel during San Diego Comic-Con, the name of the new Star Trek series — which, in the grand tradition of Star Trek, is also the name of the ship — was revealed. In a press conference after the panel, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin gave just a few more details about the show.


How Sansa's Development Is Mirrored In Her Fashion

Game of Thrones isn’t just a pricey show because of all those CGI dragons, British actors and exotic locales. It also has some of the most thoughtful creatives building props, sets, and costumes. Especially costumes. Mild spoiler warning.


When CGI Meets Ferrofluid, Things Get Weird

Video: The magnetised liquid known as ferrofluid already looks like some kind of alien substance, but a design studio in Barcelona created a short video using this strange material along with CGI to create something that resembles a Pixar film you’d watch in hell.


The US Government's Latest Fireworks Safety Video Is Horrifying As Hell

Video: Every year around July 4 (surprise, surprise) the US Consumer Product Safety Commission puts on a graphic demonstration of why you should be really careful when setting off fireworks. The video of the demo arrived late this year, but if you’re a fan of horror movies, it was still totally worth the wait.


The Second Doctor Strange Trailer Finally Shows Us Some Real Magic

Video: The first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Doctor Strange kept things pretty small. But at Comic-Con, the second trailer has been revealed and it actually shows some of the magic the film contains — both literal and figurative — as well as the potential impact Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) could have on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


Guy Ritchie Debuts His King Arthur Movie, Emphasis On The Guy

The director of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Guy Ritchie, has finally revealed a look at his latest movie, the period action epic King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. And it’s pretty much what you’d expect: It’s Guy Ritchie in Medieval Times.


This Giant Fire-Breathing Vortex Cannon Is Literally Lit

Video: Bigger is always better, but you can make anything even awesomer with the addition of fire. That’s what Kevin Kohler, the Backyard Scientist, did with one of those vortex air cannon toys. He not only built one ten times larger, he also uses it to blast rings of propane gas towards an open flame to create spectacular flying rings of fire.


The New Star Trek TV Show Has A Title And A Starship: Discovery

Video: Behold the USS Discovery, designation NCC-1031. What’s really cool is that it’s based on concept art the legendary Ralph McQuarrie did for the first Trek motion picture. See it in action in the show’s first teaser!


The First Wonder Woman Trailer Is Even Better Than We Could Have Imagined

Video: She’s finally here. After years of false starts, a live-action Wonder Woman movie is coming next winter. Warner Bros. just revealed the first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con to the uproarious excitement of the Hall H crowd, and it. is. perfect.


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