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Why Would Luke Want to End the Jedi?

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.

20 Years On, Oprah's Favorite Things Gift List Is Still Going Strong

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?

New Movie Crush Podcast Talks 'Tron,' and Why It's So Awesome

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

7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film

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

What Gets Left In, Out on In-Flight Movies Nowadays?

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.

Streaming Thousands of Free Movies Is Totally Legal With a Library Card

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

Why Do 'Star Wars' Fans Complain So Much About 'Star Wars'?

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

Why 'Star Wars' Chose YouTube for Its New Series 'Forces of Destiny'

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

5 Times Directors Were Replaced and the Movie Still Crushed It

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.

So Long George Romero and Thanks for the Zombies

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."

5 Things You Didn't Know About Princess Diana

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

Why Is the Movie 'Wonder Woman' So Important?

'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.

Why Don't Critics Like the Same Films as the Rest of Us?

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

5 Things You Didn't Know About The Rock

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

5 Moments When Wolverine Really Kicked Butt On-screen

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.

5 Things You Didn't Know About 'The Sound of Music'

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

Quodpot or Quidditch? Wizarding Worlds Aren't All the Same

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?

5 Cool Things the Women Who Inspired 'Hidden Figures' Accomplished

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

10 Surprising 'Rogue One' Connections to the 'Star Wars' Universe

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.

Other Pieces of Pop Culture That Will Expand How You See 'Rogue One'

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.

5 Awesome Behind-the-scenes Facts About 'Rogue One'

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

11 Wacky 'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

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

5 Movies and Stories to Get You Even More Psyched to See 'Rogue One'

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.

Celebrity Copycats: What It Takes to Be a Star Impersonator

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

Is Bugs Bunny a Rabbit or a Hare?

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

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