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Why Were People & Critics So Infatuated With Frozen?

What to say about Frozen that hasn’t been said… well let’s get meta and talk about the fact that so much has been said about Frozen!! Seriously, people LOVE analyzing and critiquing this movie. It’s inspired dozens of think-pieces, covering everything from its portrayal of gender roles, to cultural appropriation, to the definition of true Read MoreRead More

Follow Me: The Life of YouTube Celebrity Brittani Louise Taylor

Since 2007, funny gal Brittani Louise Taylor has created hundreds of videos on YouTube, ranging from vlogs to spoofs to her weekly Shout Out Sunday show. We get to know BLT at home as she preps for all aspects of her demanding production schedule while finding time to balance her off-camera social life and relationships.Read More

The Alternate Endings of 20 Famous Movies

Stacy Conradt covers 20 alternate endings and how they would have changed the whole meaning of their films: Some of our favorite films could have turned out entirely different. Sometimes the directors simply changed their minds, and sometimes the test audience hated the original ending so much there was really no choice but to change Read MoreRead More

Watch Metropolis Restored with a Soundtrack Featuring Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant & Pat Benatar

Check out this blast from the 20s featuring the music of the 80s. At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, disco trailblazer and Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder unveiled a restored version of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic Metropolis — the first time that the groundbreaking movie had been restored since it premiered. Though Moroder labored for Read MoreRead More

17 Banned Films and What They Tell Us About the Power of Cinema

Here are 17 films that have been banned around the world for various reasons. Controversy is the best free publicity. The mere idea of prohibiting a film from being seen speaks to the power of the medium to address subjects ranging from politics and social issues to religion. In many cases, governments and other authority Read MoreRead More

Lee Gambin on the Decade that Redefined Movie Musicals

This interview with film historian Lee Gambin sheds some light on the changes that occurred in the 1970s with the movie musical. For many years, I’ve seen film critics claim that movie musicals started to go out of vogue in the 1960s, or even the late 1950s. But some of the most commercially successful musicals Read MoreRead More

How does a ‘terrible’ movie make $300 million in three days?

From one of the worst reviewed films of the year to one of the biggest financial successes, Chris Plante and Ben Kuchera discuss how Michael Bay continues to pack them in. Transformers: Age of Extinction made $300 million in its first weekend of release. That number is insane, even by the standards of a Hollywood blockbuster, Read MoreRead More

Baseball, White House & War Photography with David Hume Kennerly

David Hume Kennerly has been shooting on the front lines of history for six decades. He has covered wars and the people who started them, major sporting events including the 1969 Miracle Mets-winning World Series, and every other kind of story imaginable. He has done portrait sessions with kings, queens, presidents, soldiers in the field, Read MoreRead More

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