Batman and Superman

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Batman and Superman

There have been individual Batman and Superman films dating back to the 1940s, but the two most famous comic book superheroes of all time finally share the screen in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE. Here are some of the wildly diverse cinematic interpretations of...

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16 March
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20, 20, 24 Hours to Go… Hackathon Recap!

Another awesome hackathon is in the books! This past weekend I was lucky enough to attend the NBCUniversal/Media Labs hackathon in Sunnyvale, California as a tech partner. Internet Video Archive (IVA) gave participants full access to our APIs, trailer content, and expertise to help them...

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10 March
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May It Please the Court…

The Supreme Court is dominating the news right now. Considering how much the Court's decisions influence American society, it has only rarely been represented in the movies. Here are nine films (one for each justice) that have used the highest court in the land, one...

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09 March
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Dying Light: The Following

By Rebecca Horovitz, Acquisitions Coordinator, Games I think I have a bit of an unusual experience reviewing The Following expansion. I played the expansion before finishing the main quest and before being at the appropriate level, but I wasn’t far off.  Things went smoothly at first but...

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02 March
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Horror Sequels

The story of CLOVERFIELD continues in the unexpected sequel 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, featuring a new set of characters trying to survive in a world destroyed after the events of the first film. Making a truly scary movie is hard enough, but finding something new to...

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02 March
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Journalists A-Z

In WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, a reporter played by Tina Fey risks life and limb covering war-torn Afghanistan and Pakistan. Here are some other celebrated cinematic journalists on the trail of "the big story." Absence of Malice Ace in the Hole All The President's Men Foreign Correspondent Good Night, and Good...

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24 February
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Heists

A ruthless gang of crooks will stop at nothing in the gritty new heist film TRIPLE 9. A bunch of guys "pulling a job" is one of cinema's most irresistible genres, as this collection of criminals, delinquents, and recidivists proves! The Asphalt Jungle The Killing Ocean's 11 Quick Change Reservoir...

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17 February
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African-American Sports Heroes

RACE tells the amazing, true-life story of Jesse Owens, who defeated the "genetically superior" athletes of Hitler's Nazi Germany at the 1936 Olympics. Here are ten other films about real-life African-Americans who made headlines in the world of sports. 42 Ali Brian's Song Coach Carter The Express Greased Lightning The Great Debaters Hoop...

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10 February
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