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Behind the Scenes pulls back the curtain and lets you see how movies are made, from the initial script, the casting and how the jaw-dropping special effects come to life.

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Inside 'Serenity'

Firefly was canceled before its first season was up, but an outcry from fans brought the Serenity crew back, this time to the big screen. Learn what went into making 'Serenity.'


Quodpot or Quidditch? Wizarding Worlds Aren't All the Same

The differences between the U.S. and Britain are many, but in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, they’re even more pronounced. See more »

5 Cool Things the Women Who Inspired 'Hidden Figures' Accomplished

A team of black mathematicians ran the numbers at NASA during the Space Race. Learn more about the women behind 'Hidden Figures' at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

5 Awesome Behind-the-scenes Facts About 'Rogue One'

'Rogue One' might be the most anticipated film of 2016. HowStuffWorks Now gives you the scoop on what the cast and crew had to say about it. See more »

5 Movies and Stories to Get You Even More Psyched to See 'Rogue One'

'Rogue One' is the first standalone film in the franchise. Head to HowStuffWorks Now to see what you should check out before you head to the theater. See more »

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Right Here

In J.K. Rowling’s new film set in the world of Harry Potter, fantastic beasts can be found everywhere. We take a look at three. See more »

Dolla Dolla Bills Y'all: The Real Business of Fake Movie Money

HowStuffWorks Now looks at the real business of making fake movie money. See more »

What's Up With Captain America's Shield?

Captain America's shield is a technologically wondrous metal marvel. This BrainStuff video explains how it might work. See more »

Anyone Can Make Vladimir Putin Smile

Computer scientists have created an approach to facial motion capture that gets "photorealistic" results. And it does it in real time. See more »

How Spoilers Work

Is it possible — just maybe — that spoilers don't actually (spoiler!) spoil all the fun? Learn about a super fan's worst nightmare at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How BB-8 Got His Voice

The technical process to bring BB-8’s voice to life is Oscar-worthy. Find out how BB-8 got his voice from HowStuffWorks Now. See more »