Trailer: 'Hidden Figures' tells true story of black women at NASA who launched John Glenn into orbit

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Here's a new trailer for the film Hidden Figures, on the untold true story of African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

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Stock footage tribute to Raiders of the Lost Ark

The bowling ball! The melting chocolate bunny! Well done, Dissolve.

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Sickhouse, the Snapchat horror flick released in real time

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A Blair Witch Project for the Snapchat generation, Sickhouse originally rolled out on Snapchat star Andrea Russett's account as if it were real and in real time.

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Watch the trailer for Drive 2: The Uber Years

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Yes, I know that isn't really Ryan Gosling.

(Joey Thompson/YouTube)

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Snowden director Oliver Stone on concerns about the NSA

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On Sunday, Oliver Stone showed his Snowden film, due out this Christmas, to a group at the Sun Valley Film Festival with a Q&A following. From the Hollywood Reporter:

“We moved (filming) to Germany, because we did not feel comfortable in the U.S, (Stone said.) "We felt like we were at risk here. We didn’t know what the NSA might do, so we ended up in Munich, which was a beautiful experience...."

Despite the director’s involvement in the movie, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden and Shailene Woodley as Mills, “No studio would support it,” he said. “It was extremely difficult to finance, extremely difficult to cast. We were doing another one of these numbers I had done before, where pre-production is paid for by essentially the producer and myself, where you’re living on a credit card.”

Eventually, financing came through from France and Germany. “The contracts were signed, like eight days before we started,” he noted. “It’s a very strange thing to do [a story about] an American man, and not be able to finance this movie in America. And that’s very disturbing, if you think about its implications on any subject that is not overtly pro-American. They say we have freedom of expression; but thought is financed, and thought is controlled, and the media is controlled. This country is very tight on that, and there’s no criticism allowed at a certain level. You can make movies about civil rights leaders who are dead, but it’s not easy to make one about a current man.”

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Last words from 129 films

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Filmmaker Candice Drouet "collected images from all the movies I have seen in my life and split them in different themes" for a project titled "My Life In 1.000.000 Frames." The first edited collection, seen here, is titled "(A Story Told With) The Last Words From 129 Films."

Gravity / Zero Dark Thirty / My Own Private Idaho / Punch Drunk Love / Lost in Translation / Flawless / Last Days / The Knight of Cups / Psycho / The Hours / Snatch / 127 Hours / Control / Carrie / Natural Born Killers / Interstellar / Ruby Sparks / The Matrix / The Pianist / High Fidelity / Jaws / The Reader / My Week With Marilyn / StrangerLand / Contagion / Little Miss Sunshine / Drive / Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / The Terminator / Donnie Darko / Only God Forgives / Snowtown / Slow West / Behind the Candelabra / The Great Gatsby / Kill Bill 1 / Flightplan / Fargo / Being John Malkovich / The Babadook / Breakfast at Tiffany’s / Kill Bill 2 / Little Children / Notes On a scandal / Minority Report / Savages / The Piano / Big Fish / Cosmopolis / Child 44 / The Royal Tenenbaums / Catch me if you can / Barton Fink / The Birds / Walk The Line / The Grand Budapest Hotel / Manglehorn / Dark Shadows / The Kids Are All Right / The Big Lebowski / Dazed and Confused / Goodfellas / Blue Jasmine / American Hustle / Groundhog Day / The Master / The World’s End / Inherent Vice / Macbeth / Raging Bull / Boogie Nights / Ex Machina / Monster / Titanic / Gangs of New York / Mulholland Drive / The Machinist / Insomnia / August Osage County / Wrong Cops / Broken Flowers / Tangerine / Doubt / Dogville / Apocalypse Now / Night Crawler / It Follows / Secret Window / Still Alice / Fight Club / Youth / Edward Scissors Hands / Irrational Man / Casino / Confessions Of a Dangerous Mind / Her / Transpotting / Filth / The Unbearable Lightness of Being / Inglourious Basterds / Philomena / There Will Be Blood / Citizen Kane / Reservoir Dogs / Marie-Antoinette / The Dreamers / The Others / Django Unchained / Pulp Fiction / The Hurt Locker / The Silence of The Lambs / The Queen / City Of God / Inside Llewyn Davis / Taxi Driver / Black Swann / One Hour Photo / The Diary of a Teenage Girl / American Psycho / 2001 A Space Odyssey / Eyes Wide Shut / Holy Motors / O Brother, Where Art Thou ?

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Documentary about Terry Gilliam's Brazil

"What is Brazil?" is a funny, insightful 1985 TV documentary about Terry Gilliam's classic film Brazil, a brilliant black comedy about a very bleak future.

(Thanks, UPSO!)

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Moog Beethoven, in honor of his birthday!

Wendy (then Walter) Carlos's 1971 Moog synthesizer re-imagination of Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," from the final movement of his Ninth Symphony. Of course, Carlos's music was used in Stanley Kurbrick's film A Clockwork Orange. Happy 245th birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!

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Watch the new Star Trek Beyond trailer!

Special bonus: Trailer soundtrack by the Beastie Boys.

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If Rocky IV was real

Rocky's 1984 defeat of Ivan Drago was a singular moment in professional boxing that had massive cultural and political implications. "If I can change, and you can change, everyone can change!"

(College Humor)

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Trippy trailer for "Alice Through the Looking Glass"

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"Alice Through the Looking Glass" is director James Bobin's sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" (2010). Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carte, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and Timothy Spall are once again down the K hole, I mean the rabbit hole.

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Celebrate The Warriors film with the cast at Coney Island, NYC on 9/13

OK boppers, The Warriors reunion is coming to Coney Island, New York on September 13 to celebrate the iconic gang film from 1979. Read the rest

Howard the Duck

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Naturally the DVD for this incredible, baffling movie is only $6.48!

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Watch the first trailer for Corbijn's film about James Dean

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Life is the forthcoming film about James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock who was assigned to photograph Dean in 1955, the year of his death, and took the iconic photo of the actor in a rainy Times Square. Life is directed by Anton Corbijn, who directed Control (2004), the tragic and fantastic film about Joy Division's Ian Curtis. Read the rest

Vincent Price vs. Boris Karloff: The Raven (1963)

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Wizard duels in Harry Potter have nothing on this epic battle between Price and Karloff in the classic Roger Corman film of "The Raven," from 1963. Cinematic quality nevermore.

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Watch Adam Savage and astronaut Chris Hadfield cosplay at Comic-Con

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Every year, our friend Adam Savage of Mythbusters and Tested walks the Comic-Con floor completely disguised by his costume and makes a video about it. This year, he was joined by astronaut Chris Hadfield and they both wore spacesuits like those in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read the rest

Bullitt: How many times can I watch this Steve McQueen movie?

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I'm sick. One of the things that makes me feel better is to watch Bullitt, a movie starring a 1968 Ford Mustang GT, and Steve McQueen.

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