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Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws': A Reappraisal

Michael Darer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

Who'd have thought that Bruce -- Spielberg's nickname for the multiple animatronic sharks whose mechanical issues almost sunk the production -- could still make us all so afraid to go in the water.

My Reel Dad

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Until cancer got the better of him five years ago, my dad's evening ritual was a good meal with my mom, a glass of wine and a movie, the two of them cuddled together on the couch like a couple of dreamy teenagers.

The One Crazy Activity That Will Bond Your Teens For Life

Julie Fingersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Years ago, my husband introduced our kids to the concept of watching a few select movies over and over and over again. Having been raised at the altar of productivity, I saw this activity as a colossal waste of time, bordering on sinful.

He Put on a Show: A Memory of Mickey Rooney

David S. Simon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
David S. Simon

Mickey Rooney was not just a star. He was one of the grand, anointed MGM stars whose constellation featured the greatest talent ever assembled on any soundstage.

On the Waterfront: Eva Marie Saint and Why the 1954 Best Picture Oscar Winner Is Still a Classic 60 Years Later

Govindini Murty | Posted 05.01.2014 | Entertainment
Govindini Murty

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of On the Waterfront, the winner of the Best Picture Oscar for 1954. In honor of this weekend's Oscars, we're taking a look at what still makes this film such a timeless classic.

9 Classic Movies That You'd Never Be Able To Explain To Kids Today

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

The sweeping technological advancements of the past decade have become instant staples in our day-to-day lives. We feel naked without our smartphones,...

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

PHOTOS: If Classic Movies Starred Black Actresses

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | Black Voices

Why can't we have movie classics with leading black women where they doesn't play slaves or a maids?...

All Of Hollywood's Biggest Blockbusters In One Video

Posted 02.15.2014 | Entertainment

It's been 100 years since Hollywood's first feature, "The Squaw Man," opened in theaters. Since then, cinema has blossomed into a multibillion-dollar ...

Spend Your Wintry Day Binge-Watching These Classic Movies

Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment

If Netflix doesn't satisfy your craving for vintage cinema, we suggest you give Warner Archive Instant a try. The collection of rare and forgotten fil...

Willy Wonka Remix Is Cer-azy Sweet

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2014 | Arts

The 1971 classic, "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" might have gotten a Tim Burton remake, but it was still due for a Pogo remix. Watch and li...

WATCH: This 'Antiques Roadshow' Clip Will Give You Back Your Childhood

Posted 12.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

You thought those ratty old stockings your mom has been hanging since 1985 were the ultimate throwback to Christmas past, imagine looking through your...

Did It's a Wonderful Life Get It Wrong?

Todd Klick | Posted 02.10.2014 | Entertainment
Todd Klick

George's decision thwarts Mr. Potter's greedy attempts to control Bedford Falls, and improves the lives of George's family and friends. But what is the cost to George and the rest of us when we let our heart's desire wither and die?

Proust's Popcorn: The Oriental Landmark Theater

Daron Hagen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

There's a splendid, self-sufficient egoism in being young. Closed about with unearned affection from parents who will love you no matter how selfishly or casually you behave, you're free to indulge independence and individualism.

6 Iconic Moments That Changed Film

Posted 10.28.2013 | Books

The following is an excerpt from David Thomson's "Moments that Made the Movies" [Thames & Hudson, $39.95]. The book explores iconic scenes in both cla...

The 10 Best Movie Scenes Of All Time

Anouska Stahlmann | Posted 08.22.2013 | Teen
Anouska Stahlmann

There are some scenes that break your heart. There are some scenes that grip you and have you on the edge of your seat. There are those scenes that make your heart melt. There are those scenes that make you feel, cry, laugh and "aww."

'Movies Were An Escape For My Father'

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My father loved movies. The tiny apartment he shared with my mom was inundated with more than 1,000 movies on tape and DVD, films he'd carefully catalogued and conscientiously cross-referenced by title, director and actor.

Why Doesn't Hollywood Make Ambitious Films for Adults Anymore?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Question Details: Movies like The Last Emperor, The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Spartacus, and Gone With ...

Honoring Roger Ebert's Memory in the Movies We Watch

John Farr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given this environment, and the reverence inspired by the life and legacy of Roger Ebert, shouldn't we take to heart -- and put it into practice -- what he stood for?

WATCH: Great Movie Lines As You've Never Heard Them Before

Posted 04.03.2013 | Parents

What do classic lines from movies like "Casablanca," "A League Of Their Own," and "A Streetcar Named Desire" have in common, aside from a place on AFI...

Encounters With Mike Hodges' 'The Terminal Man' Via Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Terrence Malick (Part 2)

Mike Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

It was the spring of 1975 and Robert Altman arrived in London with a print of Nashville. The audience was filled with the major players of the British film community.

Skip SXSW and Rent North By Northwest: What Classic Film Teaches Us About Social Media

April Rudin | Posted 05.11.2013 | Technology
April Rudin

SXSW has become little more than a cultish gathering of the masses with few true influencers in the marketing arena.

Beyond Category: 2001 and The Master

Mike Kaplan | Posted 02.19.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Kaplan

While The Master, like 2001, has meditative and metaphysical leanings -- areas that tend to unnerve audiences -- it was greeted, unlike 2001, by many rapturous reviews describing its wondrous surprises and consummate craftsmanship.

LOOK: 11 Classic Films Explained By A 6-Year-Old

Babble.com | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

Written by Sunny Chanel for Babble.com A while ago I asked my 6-year-old daughter to do something we usually don't encourage in our household: to jud...

Mission Impossible: 75 Movies

Rachel DeChiara | Posted 09.11.2012 | Teen
Rachel DeChiara

I like to be "in the know." I watch the news and I keep up on must-see television. For some reason, however, many of the most iconic movies in history just haven't hit my radar.