The huge Hollywood Sign -- stretched along the hills over Hollywood, California -- symbolizes fame, fortune and the glamorous world of cinema and the movie stars we love. Learn about the history of the Hollywood Sign.
Machinima takes its name from the combination of the words machine and cinema --machinima films use virtual environments and actors from video games to tell stories. Just why is this platform so popular?
Twenty-four centuries after a small army of 300 Spartan warriors held off 100,000 Persian invaders the story author and illustrator Frank Miller captured so vividly in his 1999 graphic novel has been realized on screen as "300" by director Zack Snyder.
With his dry wit and impeccable style, James Bond has been defying death and ruining the plans of megalomaniacal madmen in service of Queen and country for more than 50 years. Learn more about the history of James Bond and the leading men who portray him.
As documentary films increase in popularity and docudramas pop up on the small screen, it’s a good time to question the difference between the two. Intention, historical context and editing choices play major roles in defining a work as fact or fiction.
Yes you read right. We've broken down why sci-fi doesn't work in most movies. Although some fictional technology has come to pass, most onscreen science is still pure fiction. If you've ever been curious about laser beams or interstellar travel, read
Thirty-four years after disaster film director Irwin Allen inverted a cruise ship in the name of entertainment, Wolfgang Petersen -- who knows a bit about boat-themed cinema -- has upended another Poseidon and drowned thousands with $160 million worth of watery effects.
Could a sacred story be hidden for centuries, only to be revealed in one of the most famous works of art in the Western world? That's the story according to "The DaVinci Code." Take a look at the evidence.
When director Peter Jackson and Weta Digital effects studio completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, they began work on their next project: creating King Kong. In this article, we'll find out how the latest King Kong incorporates human performance an
Nearly every child dreams about being away from parents and traveling from the mundane world to someplace extraordinary. In this article, we'll explore the inspirations behind the Chronicles of Narnia as well as the mythical world itself.
The Galactic Empire's solution to maintain order in the face of global unrest is the Death Star. Learn the history behind this powerful tool, discover other incarnations of the Death Star and find out what really happens when you blow up a planet.
Do you ever think "How do they get away with that?!" while standing in the supermarket check-out? Tabloids turn small bits of possibly true events into incredible stories, but they also know where to draw the line. Find out how tabloids avoid lawsuits and still manage to publish those wacky page-turners.
Many of the independent films that eventually make it big first debut at film festivals, where open submission policies make it easy to gain exposure. Read more about film festivals and how they're evolving.
Dark warrior, star pilot, statesman, enforcer, saber master, leader: all words that could be used to describe the Dark Lord of the Sith. Who is Darth Vader really? Well, Darth Vader, this is your life.
In its 26-year history, "The Hitchhiker's Guide" has rubbed shoulders with Darth Vader, the Ghostbusters, Pink Floyd and Radiohead and even put its stamp on an asteroid. Find out what else you should know.
Sometimes reality just doesn't do the trick. To get the right feel for the movie "Christmas with the Kranks," filmmakers had to build a fake wintry Chicago neighborhood on a parking lot in California. See how they did it.