What They Neglect to Tell You About Mickey Mouse and Copyright
With the copyright to "Steamboat Willie" expiring in 2024 and Ron Desantis' crusade against Disney being a topic of conversation, plucky content mills are already fudging the facts.
13 Iconic Red Dresses in Cinema History
Throughout the history of cinema, there have been many notable red dresses that have graced the silver screen. From Audrey Hepburn to Julia Roberts, many of our favorite film stars wore these gorgeous numbers. Let's take a look at 13 iconic red dresses in cinema history.
Bombs, Bullets, and 'Bots: How Reliant Is the Cinema of Michael Bay on Special/Visual Effects?
This article is adapted from a content analysis study conducted in 2017. From closely analysing ten films, this article explains exactly how much special and visual effects are essentially over kill in the cinema of Michael Bay.
24 Fascinating Facts About the Oscars
The Academy Awards are heavily regarded as the most prestigious and famous honors in the entertainment industry. The first ceremony debuted in 1929, and it is the oldest of the four annual American entertainment awards. Let's take a closer look at some fun facts about the Oscars.
The Life and Career of Frank Inn, Famed Hollywood Animal Trainer
A look at the career of one of the most famous animal trainers in Hollywood.
Who Is Harvey Weinstein and How Was He Able to Get Away With Decades of Rape?
Harvey Weinstein was a powerful Hollywood producer. He is now a convicted rapist.
The Forgotten Early Film Adaptations of L. Frank Baum's "Oz" Series
Did you know that the mythical world of Oz has had a presence in film much longer than you'd think?
The First 10 Films Ever to Be Based on Fairy Tales
Fairy tales have an enduring quality to be told and retold time and again. Here are the first ten fairy tales adapted to film during the earliest days of cinema.
How to Make a Feature Film Under 25 Grand
I sat down with Olivier Dalipagic, director of the new film "Off the Record" to get some insight into how to make a feature film under $25,000. In this interview, Mr. Dalipagic also got an opportunity to discuss the making of "Off the Record" with aspiring filmmakers.
Top 13 Iconic Movie Dresses
When it comes to film, it's hard not to picture the characters wearing their beloved costumes. Whether it's Marilyn Monroe's iconic flowy white halter dress, Dorothy's gingham getup, or Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, costumes truly resonate with film fans. Here is a list of iconic dresses.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame: Interesting Things to Know
It is a celebrity's delight to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While it is a great honor, there is a process to get a star that the public knows nothing about. Here are some interesting things to know about the honor for deserving celebrities.
15 Iconic Film Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else
Could you imagine your favorite characters being played by a different actor, having a different face with a different voice? A change in actor could potentially change these characters completely, and we would have never known. Here is a list of actors and actresses that almost had certain roles.
10 Cinematic Milestones That Were Reached Sooner Than You Think
Color, sound, remakes, found footage - these are all part of the movie-going experience that we take for granted. Few realize just how far back some of these tropes and innovations go.
10 Abuses of Studio Power From the Golden Age of Hollywood
During the Golden Age, Hollywood actors and actresses were basically considered the property of major film studios, making this era a living hell for its most glamorous stars.
Representation in Western Adaptations of Japanese Media
What do we see watching a movie based on another country's entertainment, with little to no sign of its people in it? Is our perception right or is it culturally biased? And does it matter?
When Sound Was New: Sound and Image in Tandem in 1930's Cinema
When sound first came on the scene, filmmakers were eager to take advantage of this new technology to captivate and manipulate audiences in innovative ways.
Janet Urban's "Friends in Film" and "Career on Fire" Training: An Honest Review
If you saw the Facebook ad for Janet Urban's "Career on Fire" training and "Friends in Film" mentor program, read this article by a former FIF member to decide if it's legit or a scam.
10 Influential Female Directors From the Silent Film Era
Back when the film industry was just emerging, gender restrictions hadn’t been established yet. Women could freely seize opportunities to work behind the camera.
10 Things Korea Is Doing That's Helping Their Entertainment Industry
If you want to know how South Korea’s entertainment industry manages to thrive while other South Eastern countries stumble, here are 10 things that their country is doing in order to help.
Author Sabina Berman Talks About the Making of "Gloria"
Here is an interview transcript with author Sabina Berman about the 2014 Mexican drama film "Gloria." It focuses on the story of the controversial Mexican pop/rock icon, Gloria Trevi.
Interview With Film Director Christian Keller
Christian Keller decided to make a biopic about Mexican pop/rock singer, Gloria Trevi, after reading her story in the L.A. Times. At the time, he was only 19 years old, and he had never made a film. Ten years later, he's only a few days away from seeing his dream come true.
Oscar Nominations for Actors Playing Priests
Eight actors have been nominated for Academy Awards for portraying Roman Catholic priests. Three won the Oscar: Spencer Tracy for "San Francisco" and Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald for "Going My Way." Each of the actors is profiled here, with summaries of their roles and clips from the movies.
1944 Academy Award Nominees for Best Actor
The 16th Academy Awards in 1944 featured Best Actor Oscar nominations for Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Paul Lukas, Walter Pidgeon, and Mickey Rooney. This article profiles these actors along with summaries of the 1943 movies for which they were nominated.
How the MPAA Movie Rating Scale Fails Our Children
Many people use the MPAA rating scale to help them decide what movies to see. However, does the rating scale do enough to protect children, and does the MPAA have a conflict of interest?