There are plenty of time-travel movies in existence, but most are either obtrusive "hard sci-fi" yawn-fests or patronising popcorn entertainment. Here are ten time-travel flicks that manage to successfully straddle the divide -- with trailers!
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Running a game of Dungeons & Dragons, or any tabletop role-playing game, involves telling your players what they see. Players rely on you to give a sense of tone and ambience, but also to point out anything interesting or relevant to their quest. But they also need you to leave them room to ask and explore. A good game master learns how to describe a scene in enough, but not too much, detail.
One way to learn that skill, says redditor non_player on r/RPG, is to turn audio descriptions on when watching movies and TV shows.
You’re excited for a new HBO show, but the trailers look pretty violent. You can stand some fighting, but you really hate torture scenes. Or you hate puke shots. Or you need to avoid strobe effects. Or your actual dog just died, and you’d rather not be reminded by a movie. Look up the title on Does the Dog Die?, a site that collects warnings about anxiety triggers and unpleasant elements in over 6000 movies, TV, books and video games.
Over the past few months, Netflix's original programming hasn't really brought much to the table. There was a new season of Orange Is The New Black, a few schlocky thrillers and a handful of comedies - but that was about it.
All that is set to change this month, with a whopping 47 original TV shows and movies coming to the service. Here's the full list!
August is a big month for Netflix originals, with the premiere of Matt Groening's fantasy cartoon Disenchantment, season 2 of Ozark, and a new comedy special from Demetri Martin. Here are the highlights, and the full list of shows, movies, and comedy specials coming and going from Netflix next month.
Kids watch movies before they’ve fully learned what’s real and what’s fiction. (One Lifehacker writer used to think that when people died in movies, the actor died in real life.) So sometimes you might need to explain to them how scary scenes were just pretend, and everyone is OK. When those scary scenes involve animals, you can get help from the American Humane Association.
Choovie is a new service that offers dynamic ticket pricing by combining real-time data capture and consumer analysis, along with automated Netflix-style notifications. It currently has 40 partner venues. Pricing for cinema sessions is based on session popularity. When there are plenty of empty seats, the prices lower than when a session is nearing capacity.
Here is your Netflix binge-list for this week, fresh from the Australian servers! The best new additions to the service include post-apocalyptic drama How It Ends, a new stand-up special from controversial Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies, The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (y'know... for kids) and Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.
I don’t know if you’ve heard about this underground trend, but apparently, movies about superheroes from the Marvel universe have become very popular. So many of these features have been released that parents with jobs/lives often can’t keep the 18 movies (as I write) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe* straight.
Windows/Mac: There are plenty of apps you can use to put on a little light show in your house (or geek den) if you’ve bought into Philips’ Hue ecosystem. My room is full of the company’s expensive colour-changing LED bulbs, and I’ve checked out a few of these apps, but generally don’t need to make my room look like an exploding volcano on a regular basis. These kinds of apps are fun for parties, but not all that practical for everyday use.