Movies & Film

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What could be better for a scream junkie than being fully immersed in a movie featuring a guy in a hockey mask with a big old knife — who is right behind you?

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic '80s time-travel movie, a free festival takes place this month in the same mall parking lot where a pivotal scene filmed.

Companies that make prop money for movies and videos have to walk a fine line between making cash that looks realistic, but not crossing into counterfeit.

Stop-motion animation breaks down the data behind the current glut of Marvel- and DC-inspired films.

The final panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe was the gathering place for the minds shepherding the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.

What can moviegoers expect from "Rogue One" in December? Here are seven things we know now.

In a male-dominated field with a reputation for aggression and ruthless behavior, is there space for women to compete? Are there even any female paparazzi?

A Lithuanian artist conceptualized a roller coaster fast enough to kill people who wanted a novel way to commit suicide. Now there's a short film about it.

This reading of the archetypes, allegories and subtext in Steven Spielberg's classic film gets at why its 2015 follow-up "Jurassic World" emotionally fell flat.

"Rogue One" actor Mads Mikkelsen accidentally revealed info from the upcoming movie in a recent interview. Do spoilers like these really detract from fans' enjoyment?

You'll want to be up to speed on Cap's amazing shield before you go see "Captain America: Civil War." We can help you with that.

How did such a pun on "May the Force Be With You" turn into an international "Star Wars" holiday? We track the day’s evolution and tell you ways people are celebrating.

The King of Pop is dead, and his old stomping grounds are still for sale. If we had the hefty $100M asking price to spend, what would we do with Neverland Ranch?

"Rogue One" might be the biggest gamble from Disney in their initial "Star Wars" slate. But where does it fit on the timeline?

Yep, real-time motion capture and re-enactment just got faster (and funnier).

Zip back in time 30 years with us as we meet up with Jack Burton, Jareth, Ellen Ripley and all the other characters who made 1986 such a surprisingly good year for films.

Is it possible — just maybe — that spoilers don't actually (spoiler!) spoil all the fun?

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” introduced one of the most iconic new characters in the form of the rolling droid BB-8. But how did he learn to speak?

The wintertime success of "The Force Awakens" prompted studios to shift the next Star Wars film to a holiday release. Will this happen more often?

'Parasocial interaction' describes the real emotions people feel for celebrities. Are the grief and mourning process after a famous death just as real?

Tony's a guy, right? Was Emmy even a real person? And surprise, the Beard Awards have nothing to do with facial hair. Learn the secrets behind awards' names.

Starkiller Base in 'The Force Awakens' swallows stars and blows up entire planets like its Death Star predecessors. Could a man-made device ever actually do that?

Think “The Force Awakens” only references the original “Star Wars” trilogy? Think again. If you pay attention, you’ll see that it’s also full of prequel nods.

The "Star Wars" universe is loaded with background characters, but few work harder than the droids. So many of these mechanical marvels toil thanklessly in the background, while the likes of C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 get all the glory.