How Lens Flares Became A Trend In Movies

In every generation, movies have a few styling notes that stick out. Back in the 1980’s it was that blue lightning special effect found in Back to the Future, Terminator, Star Wars, and so many more. For some reason, lens flares have become one of the most popular special effects tricks by directors of action and science fiction movies these days. Just watch any J. J. Abrams film.

Vox explains the history and how they started in this trending clip.

Koreans Try To Tell Westerner Celebrities Apart

It’s a common stereotype that Westerners think most Asians look alike. But that idea goes the both ways. Even for Americans, it’s easy to mix up a lot of celebrities. Some of them just look so similar, like Zooey Deschanel and Katy Perry or Keira Knightley and Natalie Portman. So how will Koreans fare trying to tell famous Western celebs apart?