Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won’t Look Weird on TV

Producer/director Christopher Nolan is on a mission to improve your television-viewing pleasure. Have you ever been to a super store and noticed that a movie being played on a demo 4K TV looks kinda weird? Like it’s being played at 1.5x speed? That’s because of a TV setting called “motion smoothing. Put simply, it’s a … Read more

Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing Has Gone Missing

Fan Bingbing, one of the most popular actresses in China, hasn’t been seen in public or heard from since an early June visit to a children’s hospital in Tibet three months ago, CNN reports. While no charges have been officially announced against the actress, speculation has now arisen that the Chinese government has quietly arrested … Read more

Moments From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

The new Disney era of “Star Wars” is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old “Star Wars” movies, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you’ll find our list of 22 times “Solo” reused, repurposed or just referenced the original “Star Wars” trilogy. … Read more

When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue

Traditionally known for its steel plants, Duisburg is part of Germany’s industrial heartland.Hilarius Riese / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.DUISBURG, Germany — Restaurant owner Harun Kiki admits that he has to rely on his wife’s language skills to go about … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan builds more prisons as post-coup purge persists

Tunca Öğreten at home in Istanbul.Danielle Villasana / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.ISTANBUL — It was 4 a.m. in December when Tunca Öğreten heard loud kicks against the door of his apartment.Twenty anti-terrorist police officers armed with rifles knocked it … Read more

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut leaves wake of destruction in PhilippinesSep.15.201801:00Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day … Read more

Severely ill Pussy Riot activist to be treated in Germany

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, was being flown to Berlin on Saturday for treatment of suspected poisoning.Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a … Read more

Four shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants at an intersection on the edge of tourist Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 14, 2018.Carlos Jasso / ReutersBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday … Read more

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Asia Asia Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesHeavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in.Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued … Read more

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths.It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving … Read more