Movies & Film

The Movie Channel shows you the magic of both the silver screen and behind the scenes. Learn how movies are made and why some scripts turn into cinematic masterpieces.


Oprah's holiday gift list is 20 this year, and it's as popular as ever. Who doesn't want some $60 slippers or a $50 box of blueberries?

'Tron' was considered ahead of its time when it was released in 1982. And that's partly what comedian Janet Varney loves about it.

What happens when movie marketers try to get audiences into the cinema by misrepresenting the film they're trying to sell?

We think we know what gets censored out of movies shown on airplanes – like language and plane crashes. But the rise of streaming has changed the rules and added some cultural dimensions.

Kanopy is looking to bring libraries and universities into the streaming age with access to its vast collection.

To some, 'Star Wars' is akin to a religion, and, like any religion, the debate over dogma and membership is fierce

Why would a cinematic giant like 'Star Wars' go digital first with its newest stories?

When Ron Howard took over the new "Star Wars" film, people wondered how often this type of switcheroo happens. Turns out it's a lot — and it doesn't always end badly.

Famed director George Romero died over the weekend on July 16, 2017. He popularized the zombie genre with his cult classic "Night of the Living Dead."

It may seem like there are no secrets left, but we've uncovered some little-known facts about the Princess of Wales.

'Wonder Woman' is arguably the biggest female comic book star to hit the big screen. HowStuffWorks talked to women about why it's so important to them.

A study confirmed what most of us know — that professional critics and your average moviegoer don't usually like the same films. But why?

Yes, we're talking about Dwayne Johnson, the highest paid actor in the world.

Wolverine has been an X-Man since the 1970s, but every iteration of the character in live-action films has been played by Hugh Jackman. Here are some of his best moments.

For starters, not everyone loved this movie when it first debuted.

In the world of Harry Potter, being a wizard in the United States is a lot different than being a wizard in England. Now who’s up for a game of quodpot?

The black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race were scientific savants who helped make some pretty amazing advances in aeronautics.

Think "Rogue One" exists in a vacuum? If you pay attention, you'll see that it's full of nods to other parts of the "Star Wars" universe, both live-action and animated.

You can walk into "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" with no prior knowledge of "Star Wars," but these movies, TV shows and novels will enhance your experience.

Get the scoop on the new "Star Wars" movie, straight from the cast and crew.

With the release of "Rogue One" we thought it was time to reacquaint you with a few awesome creatures from "Star Wars."

You could probably see "Rogue One" with no prior knowledge of "Star Wars" and be fulfilled, but checking out these things beforehand will kick the experience up a notch.

It has to do with the celebrity's media popularity, and having a lot of charisma.

The terms 'rabbit' and 'hare' actually comprise more than 50 distinct species with significant physical differences. So what is this wascally cartoon character, weally?

He was the first American in space, the first golf-player on the moon — and oh yes, there was a little problem with peeing in his spacesuit.