Sony Pictures Animation plans animated “emoji movie,” starring emoji characters


My emoji choice for this entertainment news would have to be “poop” or “frown.”

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WATCH: A Japanese hermit's serene mountain retreat


Take a few minutes to let your stress melt away with this gorgeous film about a Japanese ascetic who pursues awakening via Shugendō in a secluded mountain retreat. Read the rest

Somebody stole the skull of Nosferatu director FW Murnau


The skull of FW Murnau, the director of the classic vampire film Nosferatu (1922), has been stolen from his grave in Stahnsdorf, Germany. Read the rest

WATCH: Jack Storms, sculpted gorgeous cube for Guardians of the Galaxy

Cold glass sculptor Jack Storms explains how he makes his gorgeous pieces, including one that became a cube prop in the Guardians of the Galaxy film. Read the rest

Watch this wonderful video celebrating colors!


Daniel and Katina Mercadentes' new short film "Colors" is a delightful piece of montage moviemaking. It's the feel-good film of the day! Read the rest

WATCH: Hilarious and heartbreaking 'I Am Chris Farley' trailer

Directors Derik Murray and Brent Hodge released a new trailer for I Am Chris Farley, the simultaneously hilarious and devastating documentary out next month. Read the rest

Pixar's chief creative officer Jon Lasseter on the evolution of storytelling

"At that time when we rendered things, everything kind of looked plastic-y," Lasseter says. "Everything looks like plastic, so what if the characters were made of plastic? What if they were... toys?'" Read the rest

Trailer for Fred Armisen and Bill Hader's new show!


In "Documentary Now!" Fred Armisen and Bill Hader take the piss out of serious documentary films. Read the rest

Watch footage of Amelia Earhart from 1937


This newly-discovered film footage of Amelia Earhart from 1937 was released in conjunction with an e-book titled "Amelia Earhart's Last Photo Shoot." Read the rest

WATCH: Paris in 3 Minutes, deft blend of hyperlapse and real-time


Many hyperlapse videos focus on landmarks and touristy stuff, but Maxime Gaudet's Paris in 3 Minutes blends day-to-day real-time footage with gorgeous timelapse throughout the city. Read the rest

'Interstellar' timeline in one convenient graph


Turkish designer Dogan Can Gundogdu created a lovely spoiler-filled timeline for Interstellar. Read the rest

WATCH: High-speed camera reveals path of each starling in a massive flock


Dennis Hlynsky filmed an enormous flock of starlings at 600 frames per second, revealing the path and "personal space" of individual birds. The result turns complex mathematical order into a beautiful abstract effect. Read the rest

Watch a short survey of subconscious cinema


Nightmares, hallucinations, daydreams, memories, and fantasies get mashed up in Dreamscience's well-crafted survey of dream sequences in film. NOTE: contains some disturbing images, like the eyeball scene in Un Chien Andalou. Read the rest

Yes, an Iranian vampire western film noir

It's in Farsi, it's beautifully-shot film noir, it has a female lead, and you have to see it. Read the rest

Meet Daniel Reeve, calligrapher for The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings

Artist Daniel Reeve created and re-created calligraphy and maps for Peter Jackson's films of the Tolkein adventures in Middle-earth. His gallery of images includes maps and illustrations as well as calligraphy and lettering. Some examples below:

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Watch 23 of the best dolly zooms in cinematic history


Vashi Nedomansky compiled this terrific collection of famous dolly zoom shots. Cinematographer Irmin Roberts used it to great effect in Hitchcock's Vertigo, and it quickly entered the language of cinema to convey a moment of revelation, usually an unpleasant one. Read the rest

PSAs for movie theatre jerks from a century ago


These lantern slides on silent movie theatre etiquette from the 1910s show that inconsiderate audience members have existed since the dawn of cinema. They're collected in Silent Movies: The Birth of Film and the Triumph of Movie Culture. Read the rest

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