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It’s the last day of 2014 – and coincidentally enough, my last day as a news writer here at Movies.com. When I was asked what movie I’d want to write about for my final post, I had all of the usual suspects run through my head: The Big Lebowski, Suspiria, Halloween, Takeshi Kitano’s haunting Fireworks… but at the end of the day, there was really only one movie… Continue reading Remembering One of the Greatest Scenes in Movie History

One of the biggest money shots in the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron is Iron Man in his beloved “Hulkbuster” armor going mano-y-mano with the Hulk. We got a peek at one version of the Hulkbuster armor in Iron Man 3, but when it isn’t going up against the Hulk, can we really call it a Hulkbuster? The armor was destroyed at… Continue reading Marvel Studios Countdown: A Brief History of 'Ultron''s Hulkbuster Iron Man

Our friends at Filmmaker IQ have published a fun and informative lesson that’s perfect for the spooky season. The History of Horror takes us from the roots of the genre dating back to the earliest days of cinema right on up to current trends.

The video starts with gothic horror inspired by the “old castle on a dark and stormy night” tales… Continue reading Explore the History and Psychology of Horror Movies with These Great Videos

The folks at CineFix have rounded up a video countdown of cinema’s most stunning makeup transformations. We all know that great special effects makeup can transport audiences to a world beyond the screen. The annals of film history are full of stunning transformations where actors became fantastical creatures and more.

Kicking off the countdown is Gordon Smith’s FX makeover for X-Men and Rebecca Romijn’s… Continue reading Watch: Are These the Best Makeup Transformations in Movie History?

We were a little disappointed when we found out that Javier Bardem dropped out of J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year—set during the winter of 1981, one of the most violent years on record in New York City. Bardem knows a thing or two about that kind of brutality (hello, No Country for Old Men). But after seeing the recently released trailer… Continue reading Watch: 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer Reveals One of the Worst Years in New York City's History