Grease : Live

The Good and Bad Of The Grease: Live

Grease: Live had its share of boring stretches, but it also had fun with the weird little genre, filming all over a Hollywood lot with a dizzying number of camera-pans. Live TV has been around for a while, but no one has taken advantage of the format quite the way Grease: Live did. The highs in the Grease: Live felt really high and this was in large part due to the live studio audience, which acknowledged when a number hit the mark. Find out more here:

Room Movie

The Psychological Effect of The Movie Room in The Real Life

Joy, the protagonist of Room—which was recently nominated for four Oscars—finds meaning and salvation in caring for her son, Jack. As it turns out, her worries are unwarranted: After an initial period of shyness, Jack soon begins to adapt. There’s that psychological questions that are impossible to answer without the kind of empirical research that ethics preclude. Find out more here:

the silence of the lambs

The Role Of Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs

The novel and its sequel, The Silence of the Lambs, feature Lecter as one of the primary antagonists after the two serial killers in both novels. The role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter was originally to be played by Gene Hackman but he later withdrew from the project owing to the evolving screenplay’s graphic content. What is amazing is that The Silence of the Lambs was only the third movie to win the Big Five Academy Awards : Best Picture, Best Director (Demme), Best Actor (Hopkins), Best Actress (Foster), and Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) (Ted Tally). Find out more here:


9 Notable Titanic Movies

A legend even before she sailed, the Titanic’s passengers were a mixture of the world’s wealthiest basking in the elegance of first class accommodations and immigrants packed into steerage. Many Hollywood movies have been made about the Titanic disaster. Here’s a list of notable Titanic films, starting with the earliest:

Doctor Who

The Fact Behind The Cult TV Series, Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a science fiction series with a cult following. The long-running British television series is quickly increasing its equally fervent fan base in the United States as it airs on BBC America. The Doctor Who pilot first aired on November 23, 1963. Amidst concern that the show’s debut didn’t reach the widest audience possible. Classic or new, the show continues to garner more fans worldwide. Find out more here:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Traumatic Facts Behind The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

To get the performances out of their young stars, the film-makers of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas specifically cast children (Asa Butterfield, then 10, and Jack Scanlon, 8) who didn’t know a whole lot about the Holocaust (the kids knew some, but not a lot, and definitely not about gas chambers). Fortunately the boys do not appear to have been traumatized for life by being forced into a gas chamber just after learning what one was. To help maintain this innocence throughout shooting of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas :