A movie's first and last scene, compared side-by-side (NSFW)

We’ve seen film editor Jacob T. Swinney juxtapose the first and last shot of a movie before. Now he’s back again, comparing how 70 more movies open and close. Obviously there may be some vague-ish spoilers in some of the closing shots and a few of the scenes in this cut are NSFW but it’s really interesting just to see… »10/01/15 12:00amThursday 12:00am

10 awesome bloopers that actually made it into the final cut of the movie

There is so much preparation that goes into a movie and so many takes captured of any given scene and so much work that goes into the camera work and so much practice for the performances but yet, things don’t always go as planned. Mistakes happen, lines are forgotten, and bloopers are created. But sometimes those… »9/21/15 11:24pm9/21/15 11:24pm

Here are 5 alternate movie endings that would have totally been more bad ass

Sometimes movies change their original, director intended endings because the audience gets too attached to characters or studios want to leave room open for sequels or we all just want a teeny bit of happiness after we sit in a dark room for two hours. But some endings shouldn’t change because the alternate endings… »9/16/15 12:33am9/16/15 12:33am

How visually similar Indiana Jones 4 was to the original movies

Very few people enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Actually, I’m not sure if there was a single person who ever watched an Indiana Jones movie before who liked the movie. But as Pablo Fernandez Eyre points out in this video comparison, there were a lot of similarities between the last Indiana… »9/11/15 10:00pm9/11/15 10:00pm

The stunning visual symmetry between the old Star Wars trilogy and the new movies

Here is a truly lovely visual comparison between the much loved, original Star Wars trilogy and the much maligned, newer prequel movies. The video, called Star Wars Poetry, shows off how the new movies are so strikingly similar with the old trilogy, honoring the original flicks while creating a sense of familiarity in… »9/09/15 10:48pm9/09/15 10:48pm

Video: The point of view shots from films by the Coen brothers

The Coen brothers are true filmmakers who employ a certain amount of mastery and art and variety to their work that few directors can match. Joel and Ethan Coen are so good at what they do that they can make any sort of film all sorts of watchable. Here’s something that could connect their movies stylistically though:… »8/31/15 1:19pm8/31/15 1:19pm

Back to the Future's DeLorean was almost a refrigerator--plus 8 other BTTF facts

Back to the Future is basically the perfect movie. But it totally could have been just a bad 80’s movie if a few things went differently. Like if Eric Stoltz never got replaced with Michael J. Fox, if the movie had used a refrigerator as the time machine instead of the DeLorean or if the movie was called Spaceman from… »8/25/15 9:44am8/25/15 9:44am

How movies break the fourth wall and why they do it

When movies break the fourth wall it’s always a little jarring. Like when you see someone you don’t know try to talk to you and you look behind your shoulder to see if it’s really you they want. But when characters express that awareness of being in their world to you, it can get pretty fun! For comedic purposes and… »8/25/15 12:40am8/25/15 12:40am

10 of the most iconic movie endings in film history

Let’s get this out of the way. If you haven’t seen the movies on this list, you’re going to get spoiled. That’s because it’s a list from Watch Mojo that details what they think is the 10 most iconic endings of all time. Luckily though, you should have probably seen all these movies. Or at least know their endings,… »8/19/15 2:33am8/19/15 2:33am

The best villains from movie history

Good guys are nice and all but it’s the bad guys that can make a movie truly special. In this tribute to the most famous villains in film history, CLS Video shows just how iconic these characters are. And after seeing all our favorite bad guys like Darth Vader and the Joker and Hannibal Lecter, it only proves that… »8/11/15 1:00am8/11/15 1:00am

Video: The beautiful tracking shots from films by Stanley Kubrick

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. There are few directors like Stanley Kubrick so we have to appreciate all that he’s left us with. This video montage by CutPrintFilm puts together various tracking shots (or shots meant to look like tracking shots) from Kubrick films like 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange… »7/28/15 1:05pm7/28/15 1:05pm

The powerful art of the opening shot of iconic movies

A movie’s opening shot prepares you for the entire movie. Sometimes you already know a masterpiece is being woven together. Other times you buckle in for a wild action packed ride. Or know that you’re about to laugh the theater’s roof off. It’s important for a movie’s opening shot to set the tone. »7/08/15 10:51pm7/08/15 10:51pm

How a Film Projector Works, And Why They're Still Mechanical Marvels

When going to see a movie, many of us probably go out of our way to make sure the theater has been upgraded with high-res digital projectors. The golden age of film might be behind us, but as engineer guy Bill Hammack explains, the projector is still an impressive feat of mechanical design, capable of creating one of… »7/07/15 9:45am7/07/15 9:45am