The cast of "Jurassic World"

How ‘Jurassic World’ Became One of the Biggest Blockbusters of All Time

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The Fourth of July weekend, traditionally one of the most competitive of the movie-going year, was supposed to be a face-off between two very different franchises. In the big-budget blockbuster slot we had a new Terminator film, the fifth in the series (and the third to open on Independence Day weekend); the low-budget up-and-comer was Channing Tatum and his crew of “male entertainers” in Magic Mike XXL. But those movies didn’t end up battling it out for the top slot.
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“I Ain’t Got Nothing Left to Give You”: Dev Hynes’ “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?” Is Compulsory Listening

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If you follow Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange/Lightspeed Champion/one-third of Test Icicles, on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s had a great deal to say about the state of race relations in America of late, especially in the wake of the Charleston massacre. As of this weekend, he has put those thoughts to music and released them via his Soundcloud page, in the form of an extraordinary track entitled “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?”
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Stunning Staircases to Nowhere Created By Artists and Architects

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The award-winning Monument Valley is a puzzle game that uses architectural mazes and structures to lead its character through optical illusions in various levels. It’s an M. C. Escher drawing come to life, featuring interlocking bridges, rotating structures, and staircases that lead to nowhere. Inspired by the beautifully designed best seller, we looked at real-life staircases to nowhere created by artists and architects around the world.
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Dustin Hoffman Declares, “It’s the Worst that Film Has Ever Been”

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Dustin Hoffman has joined the increasing number of film veterans who’ve come out saying that television is currently in a far healthier — and more compelling place — than film. In an interview with The Independent, the 77-year-old actor — who’s also taken to directing in recent years — said, “I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been. And I think that it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst.”
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Flavorwire Premiere: Solvej Schou Takes a Cue from PJ Harvey for Her “Cruel Hearted Woman” Video

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Today more than other Mondays, you may find yourself in need of fiery songs that energize — and with its lightning riffs and hear-me-roar attitude, Solvej Schou’s “Cruel Hearted Woman” may just be the song to do the trick after the long weekend. The song’s video (directed by Alex Godinez), which Flavorwire is pleased to premiere below, is no less uninhibited, drawing its inspiration from PJ Harvey’s 1993 black-and-white clip for “Man-Size.” 
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Advice Columnist Amy Dickinson Unknowingly Counseled Johnny from ‘The Room’

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Since 2003, through her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson has offered up words of wisdom to just about every type of person in crisis. Unbeknownst to Dickinson, that recently included Johnny from The Room. On July 4th, Ask Amy ran a column with the headline, “Don’t turn dysfunctional relationship into marriage,” and it turns out said dysfunctional relationship was the famous web of lies between a certain Johnny and his deceitful fiancé, Lisa from Tommy Wiseau’s canonical midnight film.
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New ‘Wife Swap’ Variation ‘The Seven Year Switch’ Capitalizes On Our Obsession With Troubled Marriages

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From dating competitions where the ideal outcome is a fairy-tale wedding to experimental series like Married at First Sight where couples agree to marry the first time they meet, reality shows love marriage — and doubly so when that marriage is in trouble. FYI’s newest series The Seven Year Switch is banking that viewers love it too.
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Vince Staples Really Hates Basketballer Chris Paul

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Behold, for here is Important News: while Flavorwire would never stoop to scouring famous people’s Twitter accounts and reporting on celebrity beefs, if you appreciate the NBA and/or Vince Staples, then Vince’s Twitter page is pretty amusing right about now. Why? Because he’s embarked on an apparently spontaneous rampage about how much he… Read More

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Michael Eisner’s “Beautiful Women Aren’t Funny” Comment Reveals the Old-Fashioned, Straightforward Nature of Hollywood Sexism

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From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually — boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online — but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.

Thus, presciently, spoke Michael Eisner, former Disney CEO, at a panel with the stunning and hilarious Goldie Hawn, of all people. There, beside the living, breathing, contradiction to all his basic assumptions, Eisner covered his tracks by declaring her to be simply “an exception.”
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Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman Declares, “It’s the Worst that Film Has Ever Been”

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Dustin Hoffman has joined the increasing number of film veterans who’ve come out saying that television is currently in a far healthier — and more compelling place — than film. In an interview with The Independent, the 77-year-old actor — who’s also taken to directing in recent years — said, “I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been. And I think that it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been doing it, it’s the worst.”
… Read More

The cast of "Jurassic World"

How ‘Jurassic World’ Became One of the Biggest Blockbusters of All Time

By

The Fourth of July weekend, traditionally one of the most competitive of the movie-going year, was supposed to be a face-off between two very different franchises. In the big-budget blockbuster slot we had a new Terminator film, the fifth in the series (and the third to open on Independence Day weekend); the low-budget up-and-comer was Channing Tatum and his crew of “male entertainers” in Magic Mike XXL. But those movies didn’t end up battling it out for the top slot.
… Read More

Dev Hynes

“I Ain’t Got Nothing Left to Give You”: Dev Hynes’ “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?” Is Compulsory Listening

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If you follow Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange/Lightspeed Champion/one-third of Test Icicles, on Twitter, you’ll know that he’s had a great deal to say about the state of race relations in America of late, especially in the wake of the Charleston massacre. As of this weekend, he has put those thoughts to music and released them via his Soundcloud page, in the form of an extraordinary track entitled “Do You See My Skin Through the Flames?”
… Read More

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“Eleanora Poe” Psyched the Internet With an Impressive (But Fake) Trailer For Netflix’s ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’

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2004’s big screen, big-starred adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events, was rather unfortunate itself. So when Netflix announced last November that it would be creating a new series (… out of A Series) fans delighted, not least when a video was posted on YouTube yesterday by one “Eleanor Poe,” entitled “An Unfortunate Teaser.” (Poe is the fictional newspaper editor of The Daily Punctilio, who in the book fires Snicket for writing a bad review for her paper.)
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Miguel “Genuinely” Believes He Makes “Better Music” than Frank Ocean

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Flavorwire’s Jillian Mapes was (along with most other critics) pretty hot on Miguel’s “wildly singular,” recently released albumWildheart — and so is Miguel. As NME reports, in an interview with The Sunday Times, he was asked about Frank Ocean, and his response pretty explicitly put their albums and artistry in stark competition, with Miguel obviously (and understandably) favoring his own: 
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