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The Talokan of "Wakanda Forever" is inspired, not by African cultures, but by Mesoamerica, a vast area that covers most of Central America and part of Mexico.

By Julian C. Chambliss

Turns out we've been mispronouncing these five celebrity names for decades. So, what should they actually sound like?

By Alia Hoyt

The Bechdel Test was created in 1985 and has been used ever since to gauge how women are represented in film and on screen. But how accurate is it and does it really still matter?

By Mark Mancini

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Death in real life is tragic, but in books, plays, movies and so on, it's entertainment. How well-versed are you in some of the most famous fictional deaths throughout history?

By Alia Hoyt

The nine films were released in an unusual order. To get the best viewing experience, should you watch chronologically or in the order they debuted in theaters?

By Mark Mancini

The current record holder is an actress and social media influencer who uses her celebrity to spread positive messages.

By Alia Hoyt

The EGOT is the grand slam of show business awards. It's so elusive, just a handful of people have achieved it. Who are they and who might be next?

By Sharise Cunningham

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It's no secret that talent runs in families, but some have more than their fair share. How many of these celebrity relations can you figure out?

By Alia Hoyt

The composer who gave us the scores for movies such as "Star Wars," "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" and "Jaws" has just marked his 90th birthday.

By Dan Golding

Boba Fett is one of the most feared bounty hunters in the "Star Wars" series. Unmasking him has taken decades, and many, many appearances. Now he finally has his own biopic.

By Mark Mancini

Whether they (stupidly) turned them down outright or got passed over at the last minute, some actors missed out on very iconic roles. Take our quiz to see how many of these you know.

By Alia Hoyt

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Whether they have great chemistry onscreen or are close friends offscreen, some actors tend to work with each other over and over. How much do you know about these acting pairs who've starred together in multiple movies?

By Alia Hoyt

Betty White died at the ripe old age of 99. We look back on her life and amazing television career.

By Patty Rasmussen

Fancy yourself a cinema buff? Take the quiz and find out how well you really know these iconic movie lines.

By Alia Hoyt

Horror-comedies. They've made us giggle and gasp since the 1930s. Who could forget "Young Frankenstein" or "Shaun of the Dead"? We hope this quiz will tickle your funny bone (without dismembering it, of course).

By Mark Mancini

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Everyone knows that Hollywood dramas are no substitute for a good history teacher. We're looking at what 10 "based on a true story" movies got wrong — or right. It's not always what you think!

By Mark Mancini

This envelope-pushing comedy stars Robin Williams and Nathan Lane as a gay couple trying to survive a meeting with their future in-laws. If you love "The Birdcage" (and who doesn't?), give our quiz a whirl!

By Mark Mancini

'The Underground Railroad,' the new series from Amazon Studios and director Barry Jenkins, attempts to upend viewers' notions of what it meant to be enslaved.

By William Nash

Played by Mandy Patinkin, the swordsman Inigo Montoya is one of the most beloved characters in 1987's "The Princess Bride." Here's a little quiz for his merry band of fans, young and old.

By Mark Mancini

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This quiz is all about people who ate people for our morbid amusement in movies, shows, and songs. Hannibal Lecter, Sweeney Todd, Dr. Frank-N-Furter — the gang's all here. Now can someone pass the ribs?

By Mark Mancini

They've become commonplace in Hollywood moviemaking, but green screens aren't just for big-budget films. They're popular with vloggers and YouTubers now, too.

By Mark Mancini

You may not know it, but you've probably heard it hundreds of times. It's the same scream of agony that's been used over and over in films since 1977.

By Nathan Chandler

Celebrities usually gush that "it's an honor just to be nominated" for an Oscar or a Grammy. But the folks on our list didn't see it that way.

By Dave Roos

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He died mysteriously just before the release of the film that would make him a household name. But there's a whole lot more to Bruce Lee than just an unusual death and kung fu magic.

By Dave Roos

It may seem like there are no secrets left about Diana, Princess of Wales, but we've unearthed some facts that may be new to you.

By Kathryn Whitbourne