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5000 ft/s at 25 Million FPS: The Mechanics of Ultra High Speed Cameras

A camera that can shoot 25 million frames per second is impressive, but one that can capture and track bullets and tank shells traveling at 5000 feet per second is incredible.

Who doesn’t love high-speed footage? I don’t care if it’s a video of a water balloon popping, a match igniting, …read more

IDFA Film Review: ‘Amal’

For most young adults, coming of age feels like a fight against stasis. As your body, emotions and perspective rapidly change from month to month, the world often feels too still and too staid to support your new, unruly self-in-progress. For the eponymous subject of Mohamed Siam’s tight, perceptive documentary …read more

The Kids Are Given a Mission in New ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Trailer

Disney has released a new trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” as well as four first look photos. The trailer depicts even more of the strange worlds that Meg Murray (Storm Reid), her younger brother Charles Wallace Murray (Deric McCabe), and school friend …read more

‘Outlander’ Recap: Jamie Jailed, an Ally Dies and Claire Tends to the Sick in ‘Heaven and Earth’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Heaven and Earth,” the 10th episode of the third season of “Outlander.” Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is on the British ship The Porpoise treating crewmen who have contracted typhoid and much to her chagrin, the ship started moving away from …read more

Comedian Hari Kondabolu on Making ‘The Problem With Apu’

On Sunday night, Comedian Hari Kondabolu hosts an one-hour special on TruTV about Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, “The Simpsons’” neighborhood convenience store owner and operator who’s been voiced by Hank Azaria for nearly 30 years. “The Problem with Apu” interviews South Asian-Americans in the media about their experience of growing up with …read more

Viacom Halts ‘Padmavati’ Release After Religious Uproar

India’s Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions have halted the global release of much-anticipated costume drama “Padmavati.” Controversy was sparked by the idea that it features a cross-faith Hindu-Muslim romance. The film had been set for a Dec. 1 release in India. Related company, Paramount Pictures was recently announced as …read more

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp Sells French TV Production Unit for $13 Million

As it seeks to climb out of the red, Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has sold its French TV production unit for 11 million euros ($13 million). The business assets were acquired by Thomas Anargyros, who is the CEO of EuropaCorp Television. Anargyros has been heading EuropaCorp’s TV division since its launch …read more

IDFA: Syrian Comedian Looks for Fresh Start in France

Fares Helou was one of Syria’s most celebrated actors when the Arab Spring arrived in Damascus. But once his political beliefs forced him to flee the country, he suddenly found himself playing his most challenging role yet—as an exile in a foreign land. Helou’s story is at the heart of …read more

Eminem and Skylar Grey Perform ‘Walk on Water,’ ‘Stan,’ ‘Love The Way You Lie’ on ‘Saturday Night Live’ (Watch)

Eminem was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 18 and he brought Skylar Grey along for a performance that started with his new single “Walk on Water” and evolved into renditions of “Stan” and “Love The Way You Lie,” as well. In a white gown, Grey sat …read more

‘Saturday Night Live’ Addresses Al Franken Sexual Assault Allegations: ‘This is Bad’ (Watch)

After Al Franken was accused of sexual assault earlier this week, “Saturday Night Live” used its Nov. 18 “Weekend Update” segment to address the allegations against the senator who was once a “SNL” writer himself. Jost kicked off the segment by noting that Thursday is Thanksgiving, and there is a …read more