Movies

  • 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…

  • 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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  • It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

    George Bailey, just after hearing that his family wants to watch It's A Wonderful Life yet again. My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by Watching the Same Movies Over and Over and…

  • If Sandy and Danny Were Hipsters…

    "Stranded at the drive-in" would be all the more dramatic if, instead of hopping into your souped-up roadster, you had to pedal your way home, alone and in tears. But make no mistake: If Sandy and Danny wore oversize glasses and…

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  • 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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  • If “Clueless” Hit Theaters Today…

    I hate to admit it but, yes, there was a time when I had a collection of fluffy pens and said "as if" at every possible chance I got. I also attempted to give friends makeovers and, when they resisted, helped them out pro bono while…

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  • I’ll Take The Funny One! Ben Stiller’s Two Faces

    After working on a story about how the left and right sides of the face convey very different sets of emotions (check it out in the September issue of Reader's Digest!), I've become obsessed with the science of expression. It turns…

  • Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: The Inside Story Behind the Making of Animal House

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    In this rollicking book, Animal House producer Matty Simmons details how tough it was getting Hollywood to bankroll the now iconic comedy about a hard-partying fraternity. He also reveals scenes that were cut, like one with an…

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  • Fake Movie Posters: The Board Game as Blockbuster

    Although I have played Battleship, the board game, I have no urge to see Battleship, the movie. That said: While I have played Jenga, Hungry Hungry Hippos, and Connect Four, after seeing the parody posters for them and more at…

  • Eating Well with Nora Ephron

    Nora Ephron, the "writer and filmmaker with a genius for humor," inspired an incredible outpouring of digital memories last night as news started to spread of her dying. (See below for a sampling, from EW's celebrity tweet…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • Batman in Books: The Dark Stories of “The Dark Knight”

    In 2008, Warner Bros. Pictures released "The Dark Knight," and the film quickly earned over $1 billion, eight Oscar nominations, and a newfound respect among those who decried the superhero genre on the screen. But there would be no…

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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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  • 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…

  • 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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  • 11 Questions I Think Paul Rudd Has Secretly Always Wanted to Be Asked in an Interview

    What girl doesn't dream of spending an evening in a fancy hotel's penthouse suite with dreamboat Paul Rudd? So when I was invited to a ten-minute interview slot with the funnyman at the historic Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, as part…