Movies

  • What Might Have Been: 5 Alternate Movie Castings

    A 3D, Blu-ray version of Titanic hit stores this week, containing more than two and a half hours of never-before-seen footage. But perhaps the most interesting addition is Kate Winslet’s first screen test, not with Leonardo…

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  • Lowbrow Goes Highbrow in ‘Fake Criterions’

    Most movie dorks are doubtless quite familiar with The Criterion Collection, "a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films" released in tremendously handsome, display-ready packaging. Now, design dorks are paying…

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  • What?? Citizen Kane No Longer Best Picture, After 50-Year Reign

    I spent some time studying film in college before ultimately switching majors—to a much more pragmatic journalism/sociology combo—so the film geek in me was pretty excited to read the newest Sight & Sound poll. Taken…

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  • Music to Help a Community Impacted by Violence

    Late last week, Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer released a musical tribute to the victims of the Aurora massacre, and buying it is perhaps the perfect way to help a community affected by almost incomprehensible…

  • 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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  • Stranded! Our Desert-Island Movie Picks

    If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be? Our editors answer that question in this round-up of staff movie recommendations.

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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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  • The 100 Most Valuable Movie Stars

    If you're a bit of a cinephile—or just someone who really, really likes celebrities—clear your schedule now: New York Magazine's Vulture blog is going to sap every minute of your afternoon with its new 100 Most Valuable Stars…

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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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  • The Lolcat’s Meow

    Next month, the Internet phenomena of adorable cats doing painfully cute things—like fitting themselves into way-too-tiny boxes and creeping up on you ninja style—will pounce on the real world. The Walker Art Center of…

  • 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…

  • 25 Things You Didn’t Know About the Greatest Musical of All Time

    Many call "Singin' in the Rain" the greatest musical of all time, and it's getting a diamond anniversary party on July 12—a special one-day-only theatrical event at a multiplex near you. Break out your tap shoes! Call Debbie…

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  • Oh, What a Familiar Web He Weaves

    If you're headed to the movies this Fourth of July, it's likely you'll see The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the recent trilogy directed by Sam Raimi that's expected to rake in over $125 million this holiday weekend. Haven't we had…

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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Culture Digest: The Saddest Movie in the World?

    Culture Digest: The Saddest Movie in the World?

    Psychologists screened more than 250 of the saddest movies in front of 500 film buffs to find out which was the ultimate tearjerker.

  • 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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  • 13 Things a Movie Theater Employee Won’t Tell You

    Find out behind the scenes info about your favorite place to see the next blockbuster.

  • The Top 100+ Funniest Movies of All Time

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    Looking for a laugh? Check our picks for the best cinematic comedies.

  • Top 10 Scary Halloween Movies

    Turn off your lights and hold on tight. We've compiled a list of R-rated classics and family-friendly picks-- just in time for Halloween!