In it's own weird way, Raptor is the matryoshka doll of awful dinosaur cinema
September 21, 2011 | By Brian Switek
A compilation tribute to the extraordinary dance team of Fayard and Harold Nicholas
September 16, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
Looking at the careers of an avant-garde animator and a crucial film distributor
September 14, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
A periodic update of film preservation projects.
September 09, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
A 1913 film mirrors contemporary conflicts over how best to teach the deaf
September 07, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
One of the landmark films in cinema can now be seen in color
September 02, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
Thousands of fascinating films are available for free streaming and download, if you know where to look
August 31, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
It may be difficult to view the entire 17-minute speech online, but two noteworthy films were made about the March on Washington that highlight that momentous day
August 26, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
The director of the award-winning documentary reflects on what it was like to film a "real-life Salem Witch Trial"
August 24, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
Found in a New Zealand archive, the White Shadow offers a glimpse into early film history that extends beyond the famous director
August 19, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
It took an Oscar-winning director to make sense of the drug-addled footage shot by the author and his Merry Pranksters
August 05, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
How do you make someone cry for the sake of science? The answer lies in a young Ricky Schroder
July 21, 2011 | By Richard Chin
Even though Dame Agatha may not have enjoyed adaptations of her mysteries, audiences have been loving them for decades
May 16, 2011 | By Daniel Eagan
The most telling moment in SyFy's latest installment of Saturday night schlock - Triassic Attack - comes fairly early on in the film. Dismayed and angered by the expansion of a nearby college, a Native American protester named Dakota (played by Raoul Trujil...
December 03, 2010 | By Brian Switek
Regular readers know that I can't resist cheesy dinosaur movies, and a new SyFy feature set to debut late next month will be the latest stinker to be heaped on the pile of bad dino cinema.Called Triassic Attack, this direct-to-video schlock features the reanimated skeletons of a pterosaur and a Tyr...
October 19, 2010 | By Brian Switek
If paleontologists have said it once, they have said it a hundred times: non-avian dinosaurs and humans never coexisted. Most people who insist otherwise are creationist cranks who believe that evidence of a living dinosaur would somehow undermine evolutionary theory, but I understand that Hollywoo...
September 21, 2010 | By Brian Switek
Ah, The Crater Lake Monster, a film that repeatedly made me wonder, "why the heck am I still watching this movie?"Like the last Dinosaur Drive-In film featured here, Crater Lake Monster contains no actual dinosaurs (no matter how many times the scientists in the film call it one). Instead our mons...
August 25, 2010 | By Brian Switek
When you get right down to it, most dinosaur movies are missing something. "Good special effects" might be one answer, and "a plot" is an even better one, but if "a trippy jazz-disco musical score" was your reply, then 1977's Japanese monster flick Legend of Dinosaurs and Monster Birds may be just ...
August 03, 2010 | By Brian Switek
From Back to the Future to the Terminator franchise, Hollywood has many strange and scary ideas of what will happen by 2050
June 30, 2010 | By Brian Wolly
Featuring acts such as the Beach Boys, James Brown and the Rolling Stones, The T.A.M.I. Show defined popular music for a generation
March 19, 2010 | By Daniel Eagan