Movies

  • Rx Drugs on Screen: Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks ‘Side Effects’

    Released this weekend to general critical acclaim but soft box office numbers, Side Effects is a film that deserves to reach a wider audience. It's a thriller in the Hitchcock tradition (albeit with modern, R-rated sensibilities) that…

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  • Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood

    When it comes to film, there's a time for romance, comedy and, yes, even romantic comedy. But sometimes all you really need is a true story that makes you cry like Dawson from Dawson's Creek, laugh like Nicolas Cage or walk away with…

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  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Academy Awards

    Best your pals at your annual movie-awards party with our slate of Academy Awards trivia.

  • Long Lost Disney Tunes Surface at Last

    Disney movies are hard to outgrow. Whether you watched them over and over again with your kids (admit it, you can hum along to "Hakuna Matata"), or, like me, grew up with them and still cry during Bambi, it seems like the timeless…

  • Monsters University, Now Accepting Applications

    Though my interest in the latest Pixar flicks has diminished slightly since I first saw Toy Story in 1995, I still get a childlike kick out of their animated shorts (have you seen Partysaurus Rex?) and appreciate newer titles. Now…

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  • Better Than a Leg Lamp: A Stocking Full of ‘Christmas Story’ Trivia

    It's time once again to gather around the TV and watch Ralphie Parker and his family overcome bullies, a pack of ravenous dogs, an ancient electrical system, a hideous bunny suit and other hurdles as they celebrate their favorite…

  • If Only: The Best Unmade Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is often a time of reflection, with "Best Of" lists seemingly everywhere. Since 2006, the "Black List" has rounded up the most popular movies that weren't—that is, unproduced screenplays that make the rounds in…

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  • Anything-but-Traditional Holiday Movies We Love

    Because you already know to watch It's a Wonderful Life.

  • It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

    My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by Watching the Same Movies Over and Over and Over. The main instrument of torture my wife and daughter employ is It’s a Wonderful Life, a…

  • 5 Reasons to See ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

    Director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker is generating buzz nearly two weeks before its December 19 release—and for good reason. I caught an advance screening and can report that it's a…

  • Top Christmas Movies Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

    Cozy up to these top holiday classic Christmas movies.

  • James Bond is Back: 4 Reasons to See ‘Skyfall’

    We recently covered James Bond mania in honor of the character's 50th anniversary, and now we've had the chance to catch 007's latest film, Skyfall, before it hits American theaters this Friday. It's no stretch to say this is one of…

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  • 4 Reasons to See Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

    Coming to some theaters this Friday and spreading to others on November 16, Steven Spielberg's new film Lincoln hits at a prime time for Americans: Election mania will be over, leaving us all to ponder any changes to the political…

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  • Best Movie and TV Auditions in History

    What does it take for actors to land iconic roles? A noteworthy audition. Here, some of the best cold readings we've seen: • Romantic Comedy: The camera can't get enough of Audrey Hepburn when she tries out for the role of…

  • App Alert: Never Have to Hold It At the Movies

    It's happened to us all: We're engrossed in a movie at the theater and suddenly that paint can-sized cup of soda starts to kick in. Excuse yourself and you may miss the best part of the movie. Stay seated and you'll suffer the…

  • 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bond…James Bond

    Think you know James Bond movies? We dug up little-known trivia about Agent 007.

  • Three Documentaries to See Now

    Sure, it might be a great weekend for Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's latest multimillion dollar 3D flick from Disney, but rest assured: It'll be around for many more to come. Less accessible are three critically acclaimed documentaries…

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  • Misspellings Give Old Movies New Life on Tumblr

    All it takes is the removal of one letter to make a movie title take on a whole new meaning. Examples? Delete the "k" from Kill Bill and you've got a story about food poisoning. Drop the "p" from Jurassic Park and you're left…

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  • Behind The Scenes of America’s Scariest Film

    Take Your Daughter to Work Day is especially cool when your dad is Stanley Kubrick. Vivian, Kubrick's then-17-year-old daughter, wandered around the set of The Shining where she got chummy with Jack Nicholson and meandered through the…

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  • A Movie That Sings, From a Member of the Dave Matthews Band

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    When I trace back the events that have led to my greatest happiness, inevitably I arrive at this little musical group from Charlottesville, Virginia: The Dave Matthews Band.  So when I found out that Boyd Tinsley, violinist for the…