Comedy and positivity fill new YouTube Red Originals

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PewDiePie takes on horror games in new YouTube Red reality series.
PewDiePie takes on horror games in new YouTube Red reality series.
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YouTube takes on the original content business with four new original series and movies from popular creators, including PewDiePie, Lily Singh (IISuperwomanII), Rooster Teeth and AwesomenessTV.

Called YouTube Red Originals, the new content is only available to subscribers. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial, though, or settle for short previews, if you’re not ready to take the plunge.

Coen brothers mashup is a creepy meditation on meaning of life

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Look, man, just...watch the video, ok? Photo: Gramercy Pictures
Look, man, just...watch the video, ok? Photo: Gramercy Pictures

“Sometimes the more you look,” says Tony Shaloub as Freddy Riedenschneider in The Man Who Wasn’t There, “the less you really know.”

Which, of course, sounds like the main theme of almost any Coen brothers film you might have seen; the duo tends to pack even their more mainstream film work with quirky, interesting characters who muse on the meaning of life while behaving, well, oddly.

Steven Baxter, an author, broadcaster and filmmaker, has edited all the films from the Coens’ oeuvre into one stunning visual essay that focuses on themes present in many of the Coen films.

“…this essay has the characters talk to one another across the films so we can more clearly hear the Coens’ dominant concerns: identity, miscommunication and morality,” writes Baxter in the video description. “Taken as a trinity, these elements indicate that the Coens’ true subject is the search for value in a random and amoral universe.”

10 astonishingly great video games based on movies

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This delightfully colorful video game had kids throwing apples and leaping across dangerous bazaar stalls  to re-enact some of the crazy scenes from the Disney animated movie of the same name. The title blended some Prince of Persia gameplay with the easy-on-the-eyes color palette of the Disney hit to create a very playable video game experience.
This delightfully colorful video game had kids throwing apples and leaping across dangerous bazaar stalls to re-enact some of the crazy scenes from the Disney animated movie of the same name. The title blended some Prince of Persia gameplay with the easy-on-the-eyes color palette of the Disney hit to create a very playable video game experience.

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5 horror book adaptations you should see, and 5 you should skip

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It's that time of year again, when our thoughts start to turn to the macabre, we start planning costumes for all those end-of-month parties, and we re-watch all those great horror films from the past. 

It's hit or miss, though, and even films that would seem to have a leg up in the quality department doe to the fact that they're based on successful novels don't always make the cut. 

Here then, are five horror films based on literature that you should take time to see, and five more that you really ought to give a miss to. 

Photo: New World Pictures

It's that time of year again, when our thoughts start to turn to the macabre, we start planning costumes for all those end-of-month parties, and we re-watch all those great horror films from the past.

It's hit or miss, though, and even films that would seem to have a leg up in the quality department doe to the fact that they're based on successful novels don't always make the cut.

Here then, are five horror films based on literature that you should take time to see, and five more that you really ought to give a miss to.

Photo: New World Pictures


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Jobs: A Spoiler-Free Review Of The Movie All Apple Fans Must See

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You're going to see; here's what to expect.
You're going to see it. Here's what to expect.

Look, I’ll be straight with you, I’m not a movie critic. Nope, just an average moviegoer. But I am an Apple fan, and probably, like you, one who greatly admired Steven P. Jobs.

So ever since last Tuesday, when I got to sit through an early screening of Ashton Kutcher’s much-hyped new movie, Jobs, people have been asking me what I think of it. Is this a film that lives up to the buzz? Did Kutcher deliver? Or more often, “Just how bad was it?”

Well…

Path 2.5 Adds Film & Book Sharing, New Photo Editing Tools, Personal Invitations & More

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Path gets a stack of new features in its latest update.
Path gets a stack of new features in its latest update.

Sony’s ‘Crackle’ App Hits the App Store – Download Now

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