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The mob genre is one of the most popular of all film genres on the big screen. But not all are make-believe. Some of the best mob movies come straight out of real life.

By Oisin Curran

The film tells a heartwarming love story through dynamic and successful Asian characters. So, it's the perfect film to kick off a renaissance in media portrayals of Asian people, right? Maybe not.

By Yves Jeffcoat

An Oscar-worthy movie memorabilia auction will be selling it — and other super-cool stuff — this September.

By Sarah Gleim

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The epic movie musical 'Grease' is now over 40 years old. Think you're hopelessly devoted to the iconic film? Test your knowledge to see if you're the one that we want.

By Alia Hoyt

He's one of the most iconic cartoon characters ever. But why?

By Bryan Young

Donald Glover is totally having a moment.

By Bryan Young

Harrison Ford was never a sure thing for the role of Han Solo. It could have been Al Pacino. Or even Freddy Kruger (aka Robert Englund).

By Bryan Young

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There's a musical name for dread, and it is 'Dies Irae.' How did this 13th-century Latin hymn become the go-to tune for conjuring up movie scares?

By Alia Hoyt

Harvey Weinstein was the first to fall from grace, but that set a #metoo hashtag in motion that has been unstoppable ever since.

By Diana Brown

'Black Panther' may be the first superhero blockbuster of the year, so what's the deal with all the hype? We'll tell you.

By Yves Jeffcoat

Movie buffs around the world soon will be glued to their sets. Yes, it's almost Oscar time. Get the skinny on the rules of Academy voting and on the famous gold guy himself.

By Melissa Russell-Ausley & Tom Harris

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Oprah in 2020 might not be as far-fetched as it once seemed. Here are some reasons why she could be the first female president in the U.S.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

'The Last Jedi' picks up immediately after the shocking events of 'The Force Awakens,' which doesn't leave much time to mourn the loss of everyone's favorite smuggler.

By Bryan Young

Though 'The Last Jedi' is firmly rooted in the present of 'Star Wars,' it references a lot of elements from the original three films.

By Bryan Young

Think "The Last Jedi" only references the original "Star Wars" trilogy? Think again. If you pay attention, you'll see that it's also full of prequel nods.

By Bryan Young

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Carrie Fisher, who plays General Leia in 'The Last Jedi,' made an indelible mark on every one of her cast mates.

By Bryan Young

The international press conference for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was a secretive affair, but we were on hand and boiled it down to the five most important points.

By Bryan Young

New "Star Wars" movies always bring about more questions. And the biggest question facing those who follow the mythology is why a Jedi Master like Luke Skywalker would want to end his order.

By Bryan Young

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?

By Melanie Radzicki McManus

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

By Chris Opfer

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.

By Dave Roos

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

By Chris Opfer

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

By Bryan Young

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

By Bryan Young

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.

By Bryan Young