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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

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."

By Jonathan Strickland

'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.

By Bryan Young

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

By Dave Roos

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

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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.

By Bryan Young

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

By Kathryn Whitbourne

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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