Original Features

Get Ready to Go ‘Rogue One’ With These ‘Star Wars’ Facts

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by Matt Singer a day ago
By now, you definitely know that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of what Disney is calling the Star Wars “Anthology Films,” spun off from the main saga. But did you know Rogue One is not the first live-action Star Wars spinoff film? In the 1980s, Lucasfilm produced two TV movies based on Star Wars, The Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. They never played theaters in the United States, but they did get theatrical releases overseas. That’s just one of the galactic facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘Long Takes’ Episode 2: Asian Representation in Hollywood

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by Erin Whitney 3 days ago
ScreenCrush
From Tilda Swinton in Doctor Strange to Scarlet Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, 2016 has seen a handful of white actors get cast in roles originally depicted as Asian. Whitewashing reached a new high these year, with multiple film and TV projects failing to represent Asian characters, and fans aren’t happy. Social media campaigns and online petitions have sprung up in response calling out Hollywood for continuing to erase Asian faces from screens.

The Worst ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving

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by Matt Singer 3 days ago
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving is all about.

Prepare to Get Caught in a Loop of ‘Westworld’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff 7 days ago
You probably know that HBO’s hit new series Westworld is based on an old movie, also named Westworld, written and directed by Michael Crichton. But did you know there already was a Westworld TV show? After Westworld became a hit in theaters (and after a sequel, Futureworld, a few years later), CBS aired a series called Beyond Westworld. The show wasn’t nearly as successful as the new Westworld; only five episodes were produced, and just three aired on television. So with its first season finale days away, the new Westworld is already much more successful than the last one. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of the ScreenCrush series You Think You Know TV?

Get the Naked Truth With These ‘Showgirls’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff November 30, 2016 @ 8:25 AM
If you’ve seen Showgirls then you know that the cast of the film had to do some pretty racy stuff: Stripping, sex scenes, and more. But did you know that the one scene that made the actors truly uncomfortable was an unlikely one: The monkey scene. Apparently the animal actors in the scene wouldn’t stop staring at the cast’s naked breasts, freaking them all out. That’s just one of the dazzling facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

The Worst ‘Suicide Squad’ Reviews: Critics Are Raving

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by Matt Singer November 29, 2016 @ 10:24 AM
Have you ever seen those movie ads on TV filled with gushing quotes from critics and thought to yourself, “I saw that movie; it was terrible. Where did they find these positive reviews?” If you have, you’re not alone — and you’re going to love ScreenCrush’s newest series, Critics Are Raving, which balances the cinematic scales with trailers full of slightly more accurate (and slightly more negative) lines from reviews. Real critics. Real quotes. Really bad movies. That’s what’s Critics Are Raving is all about.

More Movies to Watch in November 2016: On Demand With ScreenCrush

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by ScreenCrush Staff November 29, 2016 @ 9:40 AM
2016 is almost over and with everything else going on in the world, you probably don’t have too much time to devote to picking through all the movies that are available and deciding which one to watch. That’s where our new series, On Demand With ScreenCrush, comes in. Every two weeks, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Matt Singer joins you to recommend three handpicked new titles you can watch at home right now from Movies on Demand. These are big new releases you won’t find streaming on Netflix, and the choices run the gamut from indie favorites, to major blockbusters, to insightful documentaries, and everything in between — all available with your remote.

Dominators Speak in Extended ‘Flash,’ ‘Arrow’ and ‘Supergirl’ Crossover Trailer!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 23, 2016 @ 9:21 PM
The CW
If you thought Supergirl palling around with the Legends of Tomorrow was the last crossover tease you’d get before next week’s “Invasion!”, you’re in for a treat. Watch the epic extended trailer for the four night event, complete with Flash, Arrow, aliens, and all manner of inexplicable crap!

The First Rule of These Brad Pitt Facts: Don’t Talk About These Brad Pitt Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff November 23, 2016 @ 12:38 PM
By now, Se7en has become one of the most beloved thrillers of the 1990s. But did you know that in the big chase scene in the rain, Brad Pitt really fell and severely hurt his arm? The injury was so serious Pitt required surgery, and he had to spend the rest of production with his hand in a cast. The broken arm was written into the script, but you might notice that Pitt spends a lot of the film hiding his arm behind various objects — because those scene were shot after Pitt broke his arm, but before his character breaks his arm. That’s just one of the facts featured in the newest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

The 2016 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide For the Discerning Pop Culture Fan

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by Matt Singer November 23, 2016 @ 10:35 AM
LEGO
Whatever holiday you celebrate in December, it comes with a lot of pressure. If you get that special someone the wrong gift, watch out. Things can get pretty ugly. That’s particularly true for pop-culture fans. They know what they want, and they probably have most of it already. Perhaps you know someone like this. Perhaps you are someone like this. (Perhaps I am someone like this.)