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What — you were expecting a tribute to Peter Dinklage, Warwick Davis and Verne Troyer?
We don't mean Little People with a capital L and P, but "little people" — those adorable under-10 scene-stealers who've made the movies they were in unforgettable by their presence. From Jackson Nicoll in Nickelodeon's new teen comedy "Fun Size" all the way back to Drew Barrymore in Steven Spielberg's classic "E.T.," here are 13 young characters we adore.
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
We love our mothers. We wouldn't be here without them. As the years tick by, we become grateful for all the stuff that Mom bugged us about at the time – eating our vegetables, not sitting too close to the television, wearing warm clothes, paying attention in school, etc.
But sometimes, we wish our moms were a little cooler, and more like the ones we see in movies. Our moms grounded us for calling people names and wouldn't let us go to concerts. Movie moms fought killer robots, let their sons tour with rock bands... Our moms freaked out if we got home late, but movie moms are just glad you survived your fight with an evil wizard or supervillain. Get More »
There's a reason you've recently had the urge to bust out your plaid shirts, Celine Dion albums and dial-up modems, as this week sees the release of two relics of the 1990s: "Titanic 3D" and "American Reunion."
Since both of these movies make us think back to a more innocent time when Monica Lewinsky was an eager young White House intern, our money wasn't on fire and Twittering was a weird body tic, we're reminiscing about that decade's most influential and essential cinematic treasures for future generations. It wasn't easy to narrow down the list (next time, "Problem Child 2," next time ...) but if we were to preserve only 25 flicks from the '90s in a time capsule, they would be these (listed in alphabetical order). Get More »
For every winner who leaps up to thank the Academy, at least four nominees stay behind -- and with them, countless audience members wondering why their favorites failed to snag the big award. But there are times when everyone -- maybe even the winner -- believes the wrong name was read and the Oscar should have gone to... someone else.
We've picked 13 unlucky times the Academy made a huge, irreversible mistake, whether out of misguided loyalty to an actor-turned-director, fear of bestowing the Oscar to a violent or controversial film, or for no discernible reason at all (in no particular order). Get More »
When the entire world population is consumed by the unstoppable (and caffeinated) Starbucks Super-Flu pandemic in 2055, we can rest easy knowing our cinematic treasures have been carefully preserved by the National Film Registry, whose goal is to retain 25 "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" in the Library of Congress annually.
With more than 2,000 titles nominated in 2011 alone, the list of this year's crop of movies include Walt Disney's "Bambi," Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi," Charles Chaplin's "The Kid" and Robert Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump." Get More »
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been playing a role in films for over 30 years. It began merely as the ability to draw lines on TV screens but has evolved into nothing short of the power to create worlds.
Beginning with 1981's "Looker," in which a naked image of Susan Dey was generated on a computer, and continuing on through "Avatar" (2009) in which a blue, naked, CGI lady flies around on a dragon, determined computer nerds FX pioneers have tirelessly pushed the boundaries of this technology. Get More »