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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 Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners Since 1990

The worst Best Picture Oscar Winners of the past 30 years.


The First 10 Famous Dogs in Hollywood

Animals as well as humans have found fame on the silver screen, and have been beloved by audiences for over a century.


The First 10 Movie Crossovers Ever Made

Superhero crossover films have only recently become popular. But the crossover film itself goes back further than you might think.


Top 5 Most Iconic Director-Composer Duos

Learn all about the most iconic director-composer duos in Hollywood history—how they met, how they collaborate, and whether or not they would have achieved the same level of fame and success independent of each other.


History of the Drive-in Theatre

There were talkie movies and there were cars, and it took a man from New Jersey to make the extraordinary connection between the two.


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.


3 Cinematography Pointers

Cinematography is one of the most creative aspects of filmmaking. It's also very complex. When hiring a professional isn't an option, here are three pointers to help broaden your cinematography skills.


The First 10 Movie Remakes Ever Made

Some moviegoers believe that remakes are a sign that Hollywood is out of ideas. In reality, remakes are about as old as cinema itself.


Movie Title Ideas for Filmmakers and Writers

Coming up with a good title for your movie can help make it more marketable to your target audience.


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.


The First 10 Romance Films Ever Made

If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day movie, perhaps one of these old romance films will fit the part.


The First 10 Superhero Films Ever Made

Superhero films are more popular and lucrative now than they ever were. But these crowd-pleasers go back further than you might think.


The First 10 Christmas Movies Ever Made

Christmas films are a dime a dozen these days. But at some point in history, they were new, unique, and even innovative.


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.


The First 10 Movies to Feature Dinosaurs

Wondering when dinosaurs first appeared on the big screen? Dinosaur movies are a lucrative genre - a genre that goes as far back as the 1910s.


The First 10 LGBTQ+ Films Ever Made

LGBTQ+ film is often considered a relatively new genre. But these themes have been present in cinema since the silent era, sometimes subtle and sometimes surprisingly overt.


The Golden Age of Slasher Films

In today's article, we take a look at one of the most important times in horror/thriller cinema history.


The First 10 Films to Have African-American Casts

Although racial diversity in Hollywood leaves something to be desired, minorities have achieved some victories throughout the years. Here are the first ten films to feature African-American casts.


The First 10 Horror Films in Recorded History

In case you're planning a horror movie marathon this Halloween, here are a couple more films to add to the watch list.


The First 10 Biopics in Recorded History

These days, biopics are a common means of Oscar bait, so it's not surprising that the genre goes back to the beginnings of film itself.


5 Older Films With All-Female Casts

With women still fighting for representation today, it may be hard to believe that female-dominated films existed as far back as the 1930s.


Little Hollywood in Kanab, Utah

Kanab, Utah's long association with Hollywood westerns began in 1924, when portions of "Deadwood Coach", starring Tom Mix, were filmed in this picturesque Utah town.


The First 10 Films Ever to Be Based on Novels

Though most films made before 1930 have been lost, these ten have maintained the distinction of being the first known films adapted from books.


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.


10 Old Movies That Changed Laws and Regulations

Movies can have significant social impact. They can educate, raise awareness, and alter public consciousness. Here are 10 films that took it a step further, inspiring laws, legislation, and politics.


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.


The 45th Academy Awards - 1973

Movies are always memorable and picking top Academy Award winners assures you of movies with style and talent. The year 1972 had some greats.


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.


The Top 10 Movie Production Companies of All Time

Hollywood is the place where dreams are made and all of the best production companies are located there. I'll list the top 10 and give reasons why they are there.


50 Film Production Company Names

Lights, camera, action! But wait! Slow down there, producer. Before you can begin building a name for your production company, your production company needs a good name!


The History Of Home Movie Entertainment

Read about the history of Betamax, VHS, LaserDics, HD DVD, Blu-ray and streaming. Look at the ways people watch movies at home.


Working on "Breaking Bad"

For several days, I worked on one of the greatest television shows ever created, AMC's Breaking Bad. While those three days were not much, it is an experience I wouldn't trade for a lifetime.


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?