Screenwriter: Hawking biopic “The Theory of Everything” is a tale of triumph


For years, physicists have been searching for “the theory of everything,” an understanding of all physical aspects of the universe.

“If we do discover a complete theory, it should in time be understandable in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists,” theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking wrote in his 1988 best-seller, “A Brief History of Time.”  “If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason – for then we would know the mind of God.” (read more at

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” brings virtual simians to life


The simians who have forged a civilization in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are at a crossroads with their human counterparts, 10 years after a virus rendered homo sapiens virtually extinct – save for a small band of survivors eking out an existence in the ruins of San Francisco.

The film’s stunning effects were created by Weta Digital, the same team that did the groundbreaking work in 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” (Read more at

How Jamie Foxx turned into “Spider-Man 2’s” Electro


In the latest incarnation of the Spider-Man franchise, Jamie Foxx stars as Electro–the supercharged supervillain who squares off with Spidey in an electrifying showdown in New York’s Times Square.

Foxx’s character–who gained his evil powers after an unfortunate mishap with a tank filled with electric eels–is a walking, talking blue orb, pulsating with electricity. (read more at