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
Written in the 1950s, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond was forgotten until it was recently adapted into a major motion picture
January 04, 2010 | By Chloë Schama
The author of The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum, traveled many paths before he found his Yellow Brick Road
June 26, 2009 | By Chloë Schama
As Michael Parfit bids goodbye to the Cannes Film Festival, there is good news for Luna from the Canary Islands
May 25, 2009 | By Michael Parfit
The ‘Night at the Museum’ films aren’t the only films that take place largely in the confines of a museum
May 04, 2009 | By Joseph Caputo
Movie memories come to life inside the filmmaking collections of these seven museums
April 24, 2009 | By Joseph Caputo
Author Mark Harris discusses his book about the five movies nominated for Best Picture at the 1967 Academy Awards
February 19, 2009 | By Brian Wolly
Author James Reston Jr. discovers firsthand what is gained and lost when history is turned into entertainment
January 2009 | By James Reston Jr.
The newly reopened Smithsonian National Museum of American History boasts a rare pair of Judy Garland's legendary ruby slippers
January 2009 | By Jesse Rhodes
Did a Native American actress inspire one of Hollywood's most celebrated symbols?
January 2007 | By Owen Edwards
Environmentalist Al Gore talks about his new movie.
July 01, 2006 | By Amy Crawford
British documentary filmmaker Zana Briski and collaborator Ross Kauffman's Academy Award winning documentary chronicals the resilience and vision of children in a Calcutta red-light district
May 2005 | By Andrew Curry