Film Features


What is a Screwball Comedy?

What Makes a Movie a “Cult” Film?


The History of 3-D Movies

How Movies Went from Black & White to Color

The Best John Hughes Movies

5 Lessons Film Students Can Learn from Paranormal Activity

The History of the ‘Halloween’ Movie Franchise

The History of Hollywood’s Major Movie Studios

No Project Too Small: Making Your Break with Commercials

Mark Millar: The Comic Creator’s Biggest Movie Blockbusters

When James Bond Actors Called It Quits

The Causes of Movie Franchise Fatigue

The Best Steven Soderbergh Movies

Student Academy Award Winners: Where Are They Now?

How Did Spider-Man End Up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

The Most Successful Movies Directed by Women Filmmakers

5 Movie Directors Who Cast Their Daughters

The Best Mummy Movies of All Time

The History of the Alien Franchise

The History of King Arthur on Film

The Best John Carpenter Movies of All Time

The Best Movies About Baseball

The History of King Kong on Screen

Hollywood’s Worst “Whitewashing” Controversies

The Wild, Untold Story of The Good Life: How a ’90s Indie Movie Tried (and Failed) to Survive Stolen Golf Clubs, an MMA Pioneer, Mexican Crocodiles and the Stallone Brothers

7 Comedians Who Produced Surprising Non-Comedic Movies

5 Directors Who Have Escaped “Movie Jail”

The Best Donnie Yen Movies of All Time

Biggest Box Office Surprises of 2016


What Are Martin Scorsese’s 10 Best Movies?

What Are the Highest Grossing Christmas Movies of All Time?

What Are Warren Beatty’s 10 Best Movies?

What Are the Best Movies About Boxing?

What Are the Highest Grossing Slasher Movies of All Time?

Best Stephen King Movies of the 80s

7 Completed Movies That Went Unreleased For Years

What Fall Movies Had the Biggest Opening Weekends?

What Are the Scariest Haunted House Movies?

What Movies Had the Worst Second Weekends in Box Office History?

10 Most Successful Disney Blockbusters of All Time

Did Sony Once Create a Fake Film Critic to Praise Its Movies?

The Silent Type: Hollywood Stars Who Said Very Little in Big Roles

Film Franchises: The Differences Between Sequels, Reboots and Spinoffs

5 Movie Sequels That Happened Because of DVD Sales

The Most Successful MMA Fighters-Turned-Movie Actors

4 R-Rated Movies Cut to PG-13 by Studios

Worst Comic Book Movies of the 90s

Best Comedy Movies of the 1990s

10 Most Successful Summer Blockbusters of All Time

The Academy: Shining a “Spotlight on Screenwriting” in New York City

Emma Watson: The Progression of the Fan-Favorite ‘Regression’ Actress

Mexico’s 8 Most Successful Filmmakers

Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn & Peter Billingsley: Friends & Frequent Collaborators

The 5 Most Successful Blockbusters Based on Shakespeare

Is the Tribeca Film Festival Obsessed with James Franco? [Updated for Tribeca 2016!]

Best Stephen King Movies of the 90s

Best Comedy Movies of the 80s

4 Action-Packed Superhero vs. Superhero Movie Battles

Ireland’s 8 Most Successful Film Directors

5 Directors Whose First Films Were Blockbusters

Do Blockbuster Movies Ever Win Best Picture?

The Lowest-Grossing Best Picture Oscar Winners (1990-2015)

John Williams: Hollywood Music Legend Receives 50th Oscar Nomination

4 Disappointing Comedy Sequels Released 15+ Years After the Originals

How Does a Film Qualify for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar?

Why is January Hollywood’s “Dump Month”?

David Bowie’s Most Memorable Movie Roles

Why Hollywood Doesn’t Take the Golden Globes Very Seriously

Biggest Box Office Surprises of 2015


6 Blockbuster Movies Featuring The Simpsons Voice Actors

5 Actors Who Killed Sequels to Their Hit Movies

5 Directors Who Refused to Make Sequels to Their Hit Movies

7 Blockbusters That Had Extremely Long Runs in Theaters

10 James Bond Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn From Spectre

10 Movies That Blatantly Troll The Audience

10 High Grossing 2015 Films That Actually Made No Profit

10 Behind-The-Scenes Issues That Could End The Marvel Cinematic Universe

8 Bizarre Peanuts Characters You Probably Won’t See In The Peanuts Movie

10 MCU Characters Most Unlike The Comics

10 Movies Disowned By Their Screenwriters

10 Movies So Awful They Were Pulled From Theaters

10 Totally Confusing Hollywood Screenwriting Disputes

10 Actors That You Never Knew Produced Horror Movies

10 Hollywood Blockbusters That Were Saved By The Overseas Box Office

Today’s Comedy Movies: Longer Laughs, or Just Too Long?

8 Filmmakers Who Had “Creative Differences” With Marvel Studios

8 Reasons Why Miles Morales Shouldn’t Be the New Movie Spider-Man Yet

What Makes a Movie Star in 2015? From Brendan Fraser to Chris Pratt

Comic Book Review: Fight Club 2 #1

Is the Tribeca Film Festival Obsessed with James Franco? How The Adderall Diaries Star Has Slowly Taken Over Tribeca

10 Movies that Started Shooting Without a Completed Script

Is Sundance Still Working? How the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Did at the Box Office


7 Examples That Prove North Korea Takes Movies Way Too Seriously

10 WWE Studios Movies That Lost Millions

Louis Malle’s Atlantic City: The Perfect Epilogue to Boardwalk Empire

10 Unbelievable Sports Stories Hollywood Should Turn Into Movies

10 Biggest Box Office Bombs That Lost Millions

10 Famous Movies Test Audiences Improved With Their Criticism

8 Things You Need To Know About The Leaked Deadpool Test Footage

10 Reasons Why The Sinister Six Might Be a Bad Move for Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise

The Expendables 3: 10 Action Behemoths The Franchise Is Still Missing

The Expendables Effect: Why the Action Franchise is a Comeback Cure-All for Aging Movie Heroes

Is Marvel Planning to Sabotage Fox’s Fantastic Four Reboot?

Marvel Melee: Fox’s X-Men Franchise Eclipsed Sony’s Spider-Man Franchise in 2014

10 Star Wars Retcons So Dumb That It Actually Hurt

10 Moments When Superman Was A Real Jerk

10 Reasons Why An Avengers Movie Crossover With X-Men And Spider-Man Won’t Be Happening

Batman Vs Superman: 7 Things You Need To Know About Cyborg

Indie Comedy Film Tribute to Fluffy Sticks to Crowdfunding the Old Fashioned Way

9 TV Stars Who Horribly Botched Their Big Leap Into Films

17 Fake Working Titles That Were Given To Famous Movies

11 Movies Nominated For Tons Of Oscars (That Somehow Didn’t Win Any)

10 Famous Actors Who Tried To Direct Movies (And Failed)

9 Comedy Filmmakers Who Deserve More Awards Recognition

Has Disney Animation Been Stealing Pixar’s Animated Magic?

12 Most Memorable Michael Caine Movie Quotes

9 Worst Movie Accents of Sean Connery

10 Pro Wrestlers Whose Acting Careers Bombed

10 More Movie Speeches That Dominated The Film

The Worst of the Weinsteins: A Timeline of Harvey and Bob Cutting Their Way Through the Movies (Part 3, 2005-Present)

The Worst of the Weinsteins: A Timeline of Harvey and Bob Cutting Their Way Through the Movies (Part 2, 1997-2004)

The Worst of the Weinsteins: A Timeline of Harvey and Bob Cutting Their Way Through the Movies (Part 1, 1982-1996)

Kevin Hart is Starring in 3 Movies in 10 Weeks: The Issue of Actor Overexposure

10 Actors Who Had To Get Drunk To Shoot Their Movies

10 Actors Who Completely Wasted Their Careers

How Did 2013 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Do at the Box Office? And Will the 2014 Lineup Be Successful?

12 Inferior Film Sequels That Totally Missed The Point Of The Originals

8 Ridiculous Behind-The-Scenes Struggles Over Movie Rights

6 Examples of Movie Marketing That Shamelessly Embellished What “Starring” Means

Why 2013 Was Undoubtedly Robert De Niro’s Worst Year at the Movies


Six 2013 U.S. Box Office “Flops” That Did Much Better Overseas

10 Great 2013 Movies That Shouldn’t Be Overlooked

What the Box Office Failure of Oldboy Could Mean for Spike Lee

Six Documentaries You Shouldn’t Miss This Year

Nixon on Film: The Best (and Worst) of “Tricky Dick” in the Movies

Why I Love the Idea of ‘Rocky’ Spinoff ‘Creed’ (And Why You Should, Too)

Five Indie Films You Shouldn’t Miss This Year

The Good, The Bad, and The Horrific: Indie Horror Movies at Film Festivals

When Will Hollywood Learn That Westerns Aren’t Action Movies?

Why Are There No Sequels to Indie Films?

In Memoriam: Film Critic Roger Ebert

Schwarzenegger and Stallone Face Career Setbacks

Will the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Lineup Eventually Be Successful at the Box Office?


Why Must Movie Titles Always ‘Rise’?

The Biggest Box Office Disappointments of 2012… And Why Hollywood Should’ve Known Better

What Are the Lowest-Grossing Movies of the Highest-Grossing Movie Franchises?

In Today’s Hollywood, Story Trumps Stars

Memorable Film Scores — A Lost Art?

A Lesson in Mystique for Blockbuster Movie Marketing

Pixar Gets a Needed Wake-Up Call

Make More Movie Musicals!

Here Comes the New Wave of Religious Films… So Expect Some Huge Backlash

Are Movie Critics Still Necessary? Of Course They Are

With the Music Video Gone, Wherever Will Hollywood Find Its Future Directors?

The Slow Release Build Still Works

How Marky Mark Became Mark Wahlberg

Why Adam Sandler Remains One of the MVPs of Hollywood

No Such Thing as Bad Publicity? Think Again, Hollywood

If It’s Broke, Fix It: Why Reshooting a Blockbuster is Not as Bad as Most Assume

Film Snobbery

So… Do Audiences Like Tom Cruise After All?

Snow White and the Seven Hundred Movies About Her

What We Can Learn from the Production of Men in Black 3

Why Paramount’s Decision to Push G.I. Joe: Retaliation Back to March Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Sign

Famous Last Words: The Final Films of Great Directors

The Lack of Female-Directed Films at Cannes is a Deeply-Rooted Issue

Why Film Festivals Still Matter

James Cameron Plans ‘Avatar’ 2, 3, and 4… But How Do Audiences Feel?

Why the Success of The Avengers Proves the Hypocrisy of Sequel Complainers

Don’t Worry About Dark Shadows, Tim Burton is Bulletproof (For Now)

Hollywood Finally Strikes Back Against The Asylum’s “Mockbusters”

Reboot Ridiculousness: Eastbound & Down Creator Working on Movie that May or May Not Be a Dukes of Hazzard Reboot

Battleship: Ineffectual Marketing At Work!

Marvel Studios Would Rather Replace its Heroes Than Reboot

Why Did Kevin Smith Lose Desire to Direct?

The Batman Question: Where Does Warner Bros. Go After The Dark Knight Rises?

Some Thoughts on Internet Movie Reviewers

Superhero Smackdown: Why Do DC’s Movies Get So Much More Oscar Gold Than Marvel’s?

Why Are Movies Getting Longer if Our Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter?

What Problems With the Ratings System? Home Media Has Already Made the MPAA Obsolete

Jim Carrey Makes the Smart Move by Returning to ‘Dumb and Dumber’

Has Marriage Made a Comeback in Hollywood?

Neighborhood Watch: There Can Be Such a Thing as Bad Publicity

The Amazing Spider-Man: So Far, So Good, and What Makes a Reboot Successful

Welcome Back, New York

Though 007 Shouldn’t Be Drinking Heineken, Beer Product Placement Has an Important Role in Indie Film

Studios Continue to Super-Size Home Media Packages… When Will Consumers Have Enough?

Does the Future of WWE Studios Rest on the Shoulders of a Leprechaun?

The MPAA’s 2011 Box Office Stats Contain Some Foreboding Surprises

Kickstart Your Favorite Adaptations?

Are Some “Best Actors” Finished With Taking Risks?

‘John Carter’ Didn’t Fail Disney, Disney Failed ‘John Carter’

Some Thoughts on ‘Detatchment’: The Myth of the Cinematic Teacher

Hey Sundance Hopefuls! The Newest Secret for Indie Film Success

Call It a Comeback: 10 Directors Looking for a Hit in 2012

Keeping the Momentum Going: Ten Directors Looking to Capitalize in 2012

New Blood: Ten Director Newcomers Looking to Make Their Marks in 2012


Has the Judd Apatow Crew Lost Their Box Office Luster?

Are Audiences Choosing 2D Over 3D?

The Hacks Behind ‘Vampires Suck’ and ‘Meet The Spartans’ Are At Again

If NBC TV Can Reunite Ferrell and Carrell, Why Can’t Paramount Do the Same for ‘Anchorman 2′?

2011 Sets Record For Most Movie Sequels… But Why Is That Bad?


The Most Disappointing Films of 2010