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30

Mar

Darren Aronofsky on not using real animals for ‘Noah’In an interview with animal rights group PETA, the director shares his personal reasons for going digital with animal actors.

Darren Aronofsky on not using real animals for ‘Noah’
In an interview with animal rights group PETA, the director shares his personal reasons for going digital with animal actors.

20

Feb

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

New ‘Pompeii’ movie begs the question: Could Mount Vesuvius erupt again?
A professor of Roman archeology and a volcanologist weigh in on deadly volcanoes, the new film and the surprising evidence that some people may have survived the epic event.

28

Oct

The incredible technology behind horror movie monstersPractical effects, like prosthetics and 3-D printed creature heads, still have a place in the CGI movie landscape.

The incredible technology behind horror movie monsters
Practical effects, like prosthetics and 3-D printed creature heads, still have a place in the CGI movie landscape.

15

Oct

Popcorn gives you immunity to movie adsChewing popcorn, or anything else, disturbs the processing of advertising messages, making them ineffective. Have researchers found the cure for the common begging kid?

Popcorn gives you immunity to movie ads
Chewing popcorn, or anything else, disturbs the processing of advertising messages, making them ineffective. Have researchers found the cure for the common begging kid?

30

Sep

If you’ve seen a pachyderm featured prominently in a film — or a Britney Spears music video — over the last 20 or so years, chances are it was Tai, the hardest-working Asian elephant in the biz.8 iconic animal actors

If you’ve seen a pachyderm featured prominently in a film — or a Britney Spears music video — over the last 20 or so years, chances are it was Tai, the hardest-working Asian elephant in the biz.
8 iconic animal actors

13

Sep

J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter-inspired movie franchiseThe series of spin-off films will be based on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the Hogwarts textbook ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’
Our movie predictions: dragons, young Dumbledore cameo and AWESOMENESS.

J.K. Rowling announces new Harry Potter-inspired movie franchise
The series of spin-off films will be based on Newt Scamander, the fictional author of the Hogwarts textbook ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.’

Our movie predictions: dragons, young Dumbledore cameo and AWESOMENESS.

11

Sep

Lights! Camera! Tragedy! Famous ‘cursed’ moviesTroubles on the set and suspicious deaths helped to cultivate a nasty reputation for these famous films.

Lights! Camera! Tragedy! Famous ‘cursed’ movies
Troubles on the set and suspicious deaths helped to cultivate a nasty reputation for these famous films.

06

Aug

10 shark films that won’t make you feel any safer in the waterIn honor of Shark Week, we’ve tracked down examples of the good, the bad and the absurd.

10 shark films that won’t make you feel any safer in the water
In honor of Shark Week, we’ve tracked down examples of the good, the bad and the absurd.

20

Jul

10 cool movies to watch in the sweltering heatGet ready to snuggle with penguins, key-partiers and Jack Nicholson.

10 cool movies to watch in the sweltering heat
Get ready to snuggle with penguins, key-partiers and Jack Nicholson.

05

Jul

PETA urges moviegoers to avoid ‘The Lone Ranger’Surprisingly, film critics are actually in agreement.

PETA urges moviegoers to avoid ‘The Lone Ranger’
Surprisingly, film critics are actually in agreement.