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5 of the Best Films That Never Got Made

These movies could have been classics

(Newser) - In honor of last week's release of Jodorowsky's Dune , a documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's planned but never made adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, the BBC lists the "10 greatest movies never made." Five standouts:
  • Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: Kubrick spent years digging
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Pioneering Makeup Artist Behind Yoda Dead at 98

Stuart Freeborn's legendary career spanned 6 decades

(Newser) - Stuart Freeborn, a pioneering movie makeup artist behind creatures such as Yoda and Chewbacca in the Star Wars films, has died at 98. LucasFilm confirmed yesterday that Freeborn had passed away, "leaving a legacy of unforgettable contributions." George Lucas said in a statement that Freeborn was "already... More »

To Prove It Didn't Copy iPad, Samsung Cites Kubrick Film

Argues Apple shouldn't have been granted iPad design patent in first place

(Newser) - In the ongoing patent battle waged by Samsung and Apple, score one point for Samsung—at least in terms of originality. Apple is arguing that the design of Samsung's products is too similar to that of its iPhone and iPad. Samsung, in turn, is trying to argue that it'... More »

Fun Facts About Apple

Computer giant's original logo featured Isaac Newton

(Newser) - Secretive , vengeful , and irresistible, Apple occupies a unique niche in technology and business. Some obscure facts about the company, courtesy of Mashable :
  • The Macintosh was named for a variety of real apple: "Steve Jobs is said to have tried to change the project’s name to 'Bicycle' while
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Help Wanted: Imaginary Friend Exorcist

5-year-old's new buddy gives dad flashbacks of 'The Shining'

(Newser) - A generally literal-minded 5-year-old has a new imaginary friend, and his dad is quietly freaking out—and blaming Stephen King. Oh, and Stanley Kubrick, who translated King's novel The Shining to the big screen. "Before King and Kubrick came along, I'm guessing that imaginary friends were kind of cute,... More »

Scorsese's Favorite Horror Flicks

One of cinema's greats shares his favorite scary movies

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese wants to give you a Halloween treat: The legendary director, writing for the Daily Beast, lists his top 11 fright-fests.
  1. The Haunting: “You may not believe in ghosts but you cannot deny terror!”
  2. The Isle of the Dead: "There’s a moment in this
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Barely Illegal: 16 Jailbait Films

Nerve looks at the Sweet 16 of young Hollywood sexuality

(Newser) - As the recent uproar over Miley Cyrus “back-gate” revealed, the taboo topic of teenage sexuality never strays far from the American psyche. Nerve lists 16 films that walk the fine line between sexual initiation and legal deviation.
  1. Lolita: A British professor marries the mother to get to the oh-so-young
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Unhappy Ending, Where Art Thou?

Newsweek critic laments Hollywood's love for the upbeat

(Newser) - Happy endings don't ensure box-office sales, but Hollywood still snubs sad or complex finales—even if they better fit the film, David Ansen writes in Newsweek. Filmgoers don't need movies to end on a smile: Take Titanic or The Third Man. But this year's summer fare, like Iron Man and... More »

Arthur C. Clarke Is Dead at 90

'2001' author shaped space-age thought

(Newser) - Arthur C. Clarke, the sci-fi author who helped shape 20th-century scientific imagination, is dead at 90, the New York Times reports. The co-creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey faced post-polio syndrome in recent decades and died at his home in Sri Lanka due to breathing trouble. “No one can... More »

Top 10 Oscars That Weren't

Film classics and actors the Academy overlooked

(Newser) - In the Academy Awards' 80-year history, many classic films, performers, and directors have been robbed of their statues. CNN's Screening Room names the 10 most crushing Oscars that weren't, many of which lost out to—gulp—musicals:
  • 1941: Seminal Citizen Kane loses to sappy How Green Was My Valley
  • 1956:
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