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It’s a desert planet, but it’s not Tatooine. This new location seems pivotal to “The Force Awakens,” so what exactly do we actually know about it?
By Bryan Young Dec 14, 2015
If you’re writing and directing a new “Star Wars” movie, you’ve got a built-in fan base to entertain and keep happy. Will viewers be delighted with “The Force Awakens”?
By Bryan Young Dec 11, 2015
While doing press, Carrie Fisher has proven that she’s a woman who speaks her mind, doesn’t concern herself with what others think, and has a razor-sharp wit.
By Bryan Young Dec 10, 2015
On Dec. 6, 2015, the crew of “The Force Awakens” chatted for the press. There were jokes; there were songs; there was Carrie Fisher sassing director J.J. Abrams.
By Bryan Young Dec 9, 2015
"100 Years" will be released in 2115 — but will anyone want — or be able — to see it then?
By Alia Hoyt Dec 9, 2015
The details of “The Force Awakens” have been shrouded in mystery since the film started shooting — and that’s no accident. Will that make for happy audiences?
By Bryan Young Dec 8, 2015
Marijuana endorsements are no longer niche, as celebs like Willie Nelson and reality star Bethenny Frankel put their name on weed. Will more celebrities join the trend?
By Chris Opfer Dec 8, 2015
The suspension of disbelief is part of the movie-going experience. But some films that invoke science to set up their plots are doing so in ways that are totally, utterly preposterous.
By Nathan Chandler
Remember those Choose Your Own Adventure books? The experimental film titled "#scanners" is kind of like the movie version of those books.
By Jonathan Strickland Nov 24, 2015
Thirty-nine U.S. states offer them as a way to lure movie productions. But many are rethinking their generosity.
By Dave Roos Nov 11, 2015
Even in our digital age, a magazine cover can generate huge buzz. Or a huge outcry. Here are eight that garnered millions of comments and conversations.
By Alia Hoyt Oct 23, 2015
30 years ago, "Back to the Future Part II" depicted weird hi-tech gadgetry that screenwriters thought would be part of everyday life in 2015. How much did they get right?
By Patrick J. Kiger Oct 21, 2015
In this age where everyone is an online critic, do professional movie reviews still matter? More than you'd think.
By Dave Roos Oct 19, 2015
"Star Wars" fans used to love camping out for movie openings. But has that tradition’s time passed?
By Maria Trimarchi Oct 19, 2015
A blockbuster with popcorn and a soda has been a cinema standard for years. But to keep audiences coming to theaters, theaters are exploring new ways to up their game.
If an animated movie is made of moving images that tell a story and introduce a unique character, then it's hard to name the father of animation. We'll introduce you to a few fathers, though.
By Debra Ronca
Remember when 3-D glasses were made of cardboard and red and blue lenses? They've gotten a pretty major upgrade – and there is more change to come.
A good movie transports you to another universe. But what if that universe is so authentic it's visually jarring? Step into the debate about hyper-real high frame rate films!
It's a quaint notion that taking in a motion picture is an inexpensive way to pass the evening. Contemporary theaters charge big bucks for blockbuster experiences -- but why?
We associate IMAX movies with big, immersive experiences -- and pay higher prices for the tickets. So does screen size impact our optimal optical enjoyment?
In the golden age of cinema, it was an honor to don an usher's formal uniform and report to work. Times have certainly changed -- and the job has, too.
If a movie stalls out in the process of being made, it's said to be in "development hell." What does the term mean, and how does it happen?
When a film flops, directors wind up in a kind of prison — but it might not be the type you're thinking.
By Oisin Curran
Moviemaking is not a profession without its own dangers, but for all the fake gore and dismemberment in the movies, there are tragic tales of filming gone wrong.
By Christine Venzon
Stop-motion animation takes on its own unique charm when it's done with building blocks such as Lego bricks. In fact, there's an entire culture of filmmaking built around this niche style.
By Bernadette Johnson
Lightning Deaths in the US Are Way, Way Down
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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse