"Apes," which debuted in February 1968, created the template for extended cinematic universes that traces to "Star Wars" and Marvel today.
With no action figures to offer, Kenner sold "empty boxes." Here's the strange, true story from the "brilliant" folks behind the scheme.
There’s a lot you probably didn’t know about the late-1992 Disney animated film, including what it owed to “The Thief of Baghdad” and to Robin Williams, what it borrowed from MC Hammer, and how it made its mark on “Doctor Strange” and even “Hamilton.”
Actor recalls cast's behind-the-scenes hijinks as '90s horror hit celebrates a milestone.
Michael Douglas never actually says the line “greed is good” in Wall Street, the seminal stockbroking drama that Oliver Stone deposited in theaters 30 years ago this December. It’s one of those infamous, constantly misquoted movie lines, up there with “Play it again, Sam” (it’s “Play it, Sam”) and “If you build it, they will come” (“If you build it, he will come”).
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago today, on Aug. 16, 1977, at only 42 years old. While fans of Chuck Berry , Little Richard , Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, and others can argue over the merits, in the popular imagination, Elvis in the 1950s was The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — and inarguably had an unparalleled effect on popular culture. Sixty-plus years after his first hit records, his catalog remains a touchstone to budding rockers, and his movies still show aspiring big-screen heartthrobs what cool looks like. Not surprisingly, Elvis effortlessly segued from larger-than-life persona during his lifetime to character in popular culture after he was gone. From Andy Kaufman and Kurt Russell in the 1970s to Don Johnson in the ’80s to a young Bruno Mars in the ’90s to Jack White in the ’00s to Michael Shannon and Drake Milligan in just the past two years, portrayals of Elvis at the movies and on TV are a constant, with portrayals presenting him as everything from aspiring musician to musical superstar to White House VIP even to fighter of the undead. Click through the photos above to remember the King and see who took on the roles that have helped keep his memory alive for all these years. Another aspect of his legacy is as current as the movies opening this weekend: Elvis’s granddaughter, Riley Keough , stars in Steven Soderbergh ‘s Logan Lucky , arriving at theaters Friday.
How they did it: A chat with visual effects artist Doug Chiang, then starting his ILM career, now a VP and executive creative director at Lucasfilm.
New trailer for 40th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' digitally remastered in 4K, in theaters on Sept. 1
To watch 'Men in Black' 20 years later is to see Hollywood’s transition from practical effects to CG… and to understand why filmmakers are circling back
"Mel used to do these power naps where he'd lay down for just five minutes, and I have never seen anything like the spirit that would return to him," the actor recalls.
It is one of the most famous mistakes in the Star Wars film franchise: the head-banging Stormtrooper in A New Hope.
You’d think it’d be a great party conversation starter. “By the way,” he would casually mention. “Ever seen Bambi? Of course you’ve seen Bambi. Everyone has seen Bambi. Well, I played him when I was 4.” Maybe throw in a “Biiiiiird“ for a good measure.
Twenty-five years ago, Woody Harrelson learned the hard way that white men really can’t jump …unless they stretch a little first. When Yahoo Movies chatted with the Oscar-nominated actor recently for his new movie, Wilson, he revealed that he had a side bet going with Wesley Snipes while they were shooting Ron Shelton’s 1992 basketball comedy classic, White Men Can’t Jump, which celebrates its silver anniversary on March 27. As a former college hoops star, wide-eyed Billy (Harrelson), is an all-around better player than the self-taught Sidney (Snipes).
In February 1992, when Wayne’s World hit theaters, George Bush was President, Guns N’ Roses was all the rage, and cell phones were as big as shoeboxes. It was a different time. And yet, 25 years later, the comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two rock-loving, mullet-wearing, basement-dwelling buds still stands up. (Uh, that’s what she said.)
While the movie world’s attention has been on Star Wars in the past week, another huge fantasy franchise is celebrating a major milestone: Dec. 19 marks 15 years since the release of Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of the multi-Oscar-winning, blockbuster adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal fantasy book. This is the story of how The Lord of the Rings nearly didn’t happen.
“Adriaaannnnn!” It’s hard to think of a more memorable movie scene than the moment when Rocky, bruised and battered after his epic fight with Apollo Creed, cries out for his soul mate Adrian Pennino. In honor of that auspicious anniversary, we talked to actress Talia Shire, who brought the nerdy pet-store worker to vivid life four decades ago. Where did Adrian come from?
In 1986, the leathery, gentlemanly Paul Hogan took Australia — and then the world — by storm, with "Crocodile Dundee," a colorful story of how bushwhacking guy introduces an American journalist to the outback (and then what happens when he checks out New York).
Surprising legacy of the film adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Lloyd: the iconic Guy Fawkes mask has become a signature image of protest politics in the early 21st century