Why is Michael Bay considered such a bad movie director?

Everyone knows a Michael Bay popcorn blockbuster is never going to be considered a cinema masterpiece. The same tricks—explosions, 360 degree shots, lamp posts, etc.—are used over and over again. But he's entertaining! Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting goes a little deeper to explain Bay's 'Bayhem' bag of tricks and… » 7/03/14 2:47am 7/03/14 2:47am

Ask These Special Effects Artists How They Create Movie Monsters!

Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. from the new film Harbinger Down are here to answer all our questions about just what goes into creating the worlds and creatures that come alive onscreen. Plus, take a behind-the-scenes look at the effects they created for Tremors, Starship Troopers, and more! » 6/30/14 11:20am 6/30/14 11:20am

How have standards of beauty changed in your lifetime?

I ended up watching most of The Rocketeer on cable last night, since I hadn't seen the whole thing in a very long time. One thing that occurred to me while watching the movie is how much standards of physical beauty have changed in the past 20-25 years. Jennifer Connelly was arguably the biggest star in the credits… » 6/24/14 10:10am 6/24/14 10:10am

Rejected Princesses: the Weirder Tales Disney will never do

We all know that Disney tends to soften those folk tales that they turn into movies, giving them happy endings, removing the less PG elements. However, there are some stories out there that are just a little too outrageous for even the House of Mouse, and there are quite of few of them that involve maidens. » 6/18/14 7:22pm 6/18/14 7:22pm

How To Train Your Dragon 2

How To Train Your Dragon was the movie that I took my family to see over four years ago. It was the night before we left California and moved to Italy. It was a movie for a family to watch together. My daughter has just turned four and my son had just turned twelve. Their ever differing tastes have made it difficult… » 6/12/14 11:11pm 6/12/14 11:11pm