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Movie Review Scores Are Fundamentally Flawed

Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic have become our first stop in determining how good a movie is. Until recently, I had no idea how each site arrived at their review scores. Once I found out, I realised I’d been reading them all wrong.


Your Roadmap To The Marvel Cinematic Universe Before Civil War

On April 28, Captain America: Civil War was released in Australia. It’s the thirteenth movie in the nearly ten billion US dollar Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s also the culmination of a story between Iron Man and Captain America that’s spanned nearly a decade of storytelling. Here’s the lay of the land up until now.


Briefly: MacBook Killer, Star Wars Suckage, Weight-Loss Macros

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: why the Microsoft Surface Book will replace your MacBook and iPad, everything wrong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, macro-counting formula for weight loss.


Dealhacker: The Top 50 DVDs And Blu-rays From JB Hi-Fi's Epic Movie Sale

When it comes to movies and TV shows, physical media is definitely on its last legs. For traditionalists, this just means that prices have never been better! JB Hi-Fi is in the midst of a massive clearance sale with more than 350 DVDs and Blu-rays going for under $10. Here are 50 hand-picked titles that everybody should have in their collection. To make life easy, we’ve also included links to each deal.


Briefly: 4K Blu-ray Player, Avengers Ranked, Colgate Fined

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Panasonic introduces Ultra HD Blu-ray player, Colgate cops $18m fine, all 72 Avengers ranked.


Briefly: Pokemon GO Leak, Aussie Deflation, Civil War Trailer

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Hands-on with the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, Deflation comes to Australia, watch the final Marvel’s Civil War trailer starring Spider-Man.


Visit The Filming Locations Of Popular Movies And TV Shows With This Map

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the filming locations of movies like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Ghostbusters, or shows like Game of Thrones and Twin Peaks, this interactive map is for you.


The Benefits Of Scaring Yourself For Fun

Whether it’s a roller coaster, haunted house, or horror movie, people love to scare themselves for entertainment. It might seem odd, but it turns out making yourself feel fear actually comes with some decent perks.


Briefly: Whiskey Hacker, Bad Debt, Dr Strange Trailer

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 14 whiskies you should try before you die, Australian insolvencies on the rise, watch the first trailer for Doctor Strange.


Ask LH: What Video Editing Software Should I Use?

I’m looking at buying some video editing software (budget up to $500) and was wondering what would be the best software to spend my money on? I have PC and just need basic editing (although I may need to do more later). At a minimum, I’ll need to chapterise, cut clips, merge files and change formats (mainly to mp4, wmv, avi). I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the choices out there so please help!


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