A year ago, NPR's Planet Money podcast had a show detailing one of the most horrific consumer experiences around: buying a car. The main reason it was deemed that the process was so ridiculous and unpleasant was a variety of state laws that ban car makers from selling directly, and instead require a network of dealerships. Show More Summary
By Dennis Powell It’s a simple enough concept. Put two strangers in front of a camera, with one simple direction: “Kiss.” “The key trick I used was not to say ‘action,’” said filmmaker Tatia Pilieva. “I’ve done lovemaking scenes before, but there was something so...
The scene introduces three new characters in setting up the sequel 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. [...]
Sam Riley, Toby Kebbell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Eddie Redmayne under consideration to play Doctor Doom in FANTASTIC FOUR, directed by Josh Trank and starring Kate Mara, Miles Teller, MIchael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell. Read the full article...Show More Summary
With the start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Three scheduled to launch next year, Marvel Studios is starting to put all of its ducks in a row - and a big part of that mission is finding somebody to direct the upcoming Doctor Strange. Show More Summary
This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Sunday March 16th episode of ONCE UPON A TIME. Direct from ABC, “Emma arrives in Storybrooke with Henry and reunites with her friends and family, only to discover that no one remembers how they were transported back – or the past year they had spentRead More
I rounded up six recent ads—4 spots and 2 print executions—directed at or featuring women. It's a tough call which one is the most woman-hating. Story on Vice.
After the thrill ride that was Gravity, the pilot episode for Believe, directed and co-created by Alfonso Cuarón, was a disappointment. It's a sentimental piece of television, one that is more interested in building visual sequences than connect us to its characters. Read more...
So, just gonna go ahead and ask this, but … WHAT THE HELL? Selena Gomez, this is directed straight at you, because you’re supposed to be the one who knows better. But seriously, what the hell? Justin Bieber? You’re giving Justin another go? What were you thinking? “Oh, the last seventy-two times he turned intoMORE
One of the hardest parts about being a manager, HR leader or decision maker is having to let an employee go. Dismissals are never really personal -- usually you need to cut costs, are going in a different direction, or just need a better fit. Show More Summary
There are a number of ways I go into listening to a set of music for the first time but rather than mention them in detail, it all boils down to one thing: I listen. Upon playing the first track on Sunburn (Tiny Engines) by Direct Effect, I started thinking of the Red Hot Chili […]
By Equity Flux: Mortgage rates and U.S. Treasury rates are directly linked with each other and when one changes the other rate shows the same trend. After the U.S. recession period from Nov 2008 till May 2009, the U.S. Treasury rate artificially stayed at low levels due to a high level of Fed purchases of debt instruments to stabilize the economy. Show More Summary
Kendall Jenner is reportedly “heartbroken” after she and One Direction singer Harry Styles decided to go their separate ways. Although the couple never officially told the world that they were in a relationship, photos of the two smooching and hanging out together led everyone to believe that they were getting close. Show More Summary
'One of the biggest challenges was casting the right Flea. Originally she was written as a male.'
When you're One Direction star Niall Horan and you want to rehabilitate on the Chelsea training ground, you can apparently do so. The 20-year-old, who is healing up from a knee injury, was given permission to train on the ground by Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Show More Summary
The end of this Marvel sequel will tie directly into 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', and offers one of its villains a chance at redemption. [...]
This year's NHL trade deadline saw a lot of current stars move from one team to another, but it also saw potential future stars shift teams, too, and often in the other direction. Thomas Vanek now plays for Montreal, but Sebastien Collberg has joined the New York Islanders' system. Show More Summary
Leave it to a One Direction singer to settle one of the biggest debates in sports: which international soccer star is bigger -- Ronaldo or Messi? Louis Tomlinson took a stand on the issue, but do you agree with his pick?Plus, if you thought…
If there's one thing that Android users have held over iPhone-toting longer than anything else it's the lack of customization options built into iOS. Thankfully, Apple is starting to move in that direction for those inclined to tuning their computing environment. Show More Summary
The first five days of Indian Wells are a little bit like a second qualifying tournament—this one including the elite players who were directly accepted into the main draw. Conventional qualifiers who are still alive and kicking now have already been successful—in some cases, spectacularly so. Show More Summary