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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 1:19pmMonday 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

10 of the hardest movie scenes to shoot

When a movie does an epic scene right, it leaves your mouth gasping for air, sends your brain in a tizzy, flips your idea of reality on its head and makes you wonder just how in the hell they did that. Watch Mojo lists 10 scenes that do just that, 10 movie scenes that they consider the toughest to shoot in history and… »6/12/15 12:20am6/12/15 12:20am

Mad Max: Fury Road without the special effects is still awesome

Most movies, especially big blockbuster action movies, look embarrassingly awkward when you strip away the CGI and special effects and expose it in real life. It’s because so much is fake these days! Not Mad Max: Fury Road though. That movie’s action sequences still look so bad ass in real life. Check it out. »6/06/15 3:49am6/06/15 3:49am

Video: The underrated importance of chairs in movies

Tony Zhou of Every Frame a Painting focuses in on something that’s not always noticed in movies but is incredibly important in how we view a film: chairs. Yep, the things we sit on. By focusing on chairs, he’s making a larger point about production design but it’s really interesting to see how something as simple as a… »5/29/15 9:56pm5/29/15 9:56pm

Everyone should watch this ridiculously awesomely fun movie right now

YES. If you don’t remember the crazy bananas movie that was Kung Fury, go and watch the trailer again. You’ll see a completely over the top preview that includes Kung Fu, dinosaurs, DeLoreans, time travel, killing Hitler, Vikings and more. It was glorious. Now the entire movie is online for free to watch on YouTube. »5/29/15 8:40pm5/29/15 8:40pm

Proof that all movie trailers use the same new damn sound

Before it was that Inception horn. You know the one, that BRAAAAM sound that strategically tingled your spine because you know something action packed yet suspenseful is going to happen. And now there’s a new favorite sound for movie trailers: it sounds a lot like pulling the power on something and hearing the noise… »5/29/15 9:45am5/29/15 9:45am