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

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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?

By Bryan Young

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.

By Bryan Young

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

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Bryan Young

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.

By Bryan Young

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

By Kate Kershner

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

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

As No-Majs, or muggles, we can't see the world's magical creatures. Luckily, they're everywhere in the new film set in the wizarding world of Harry Potter. We meet three.

By Bryan Young

Feeling stressed? Shoot, paint some happy trees and learn more about the late PBS artist who's bigger than ever.

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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If you've seen "Alien," you know the monster that is the xenomorph. But what about that thing that attaches itself to human faces and deposits an embryo? What's that?

By Robert Lamb

Trailers often give away more than audiences realize. We're here to show you the five biggest things you might have missed in the final trailer for "Rogue One."

By Bryan Young

What could be better for a scream junkie than being fully immersed in a movie featuring a guy in a hockey mask with a big old knife — who is right behind you?

By John Donovan

Companies that make prop money for movies and videos have to walk a fine line between making cash that looks realistic, but not crossing into counterfeit.

By Dave Roos

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The final panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe was the gathering place for the minds shepherding the future of the "Star Wars" franchise.

By Bryan Young

What can moviegoers expect from "Rogue One" in December? Here are seven things we know now.

By Bryan Young

In a male-dominated field with a reputation for aggression and ruthless behavior, is there space for women to compete? Are there even any female paparazzi?

By Chris Opfer

A Lithuanian artist conceptualized a roller coaster fast enough to kill people who wanted a novel way to commit suicide. Now there's a short film about it.

By Dave Roos

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This reading of the archetypes, allegories and subtext in Steven Spielberg's classic film gets at why its 2015 follow-up "Jurassic World" emotionally fell flat.

By Christopher Hassiotis

"Rogue One" actor Mads Mikkelsen accidentally revealed info from the upcoming movie in a recent interview. Do spoilers like these really detract from fans' enjoyment?

By Julia Layton

How did a terrible pun turn into an international "Star Wars" holiday? We track the day’s evolution and explain how people are celebrating.

By Bryan Young

The King of Pop is dead, and his old stomping grounds are still for sale. If we had the hefty $100M asking price to spend, what would we do with Neverland Ranch?

By Chris Opfer

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"Rogue One" might be the biggest gamble from Disney in their initial "Star Wars" slate. But where does it fit on the timeline?

By Bryan Young

Yep, real-time motion capture and re-enactment just got faster (and funnier).

By Julia Layton