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For some filmmakers, the idea of working with children and animals — not to mention the entire family film genre, for that matter — is an abhorrent proposition. But ‘Dolphin Tale’ director Charlies Martin Smith says he learned from the best — from the likes of George Lucas and Carroll Ballard. Thanks to those influences and Smith’s familiarity with animal-centered stories (he directed Disney’s franchise-setting ‘Air Bud’), ‘Dolphin Tale’ is… Continue reading 'Dolphin Tale' Director Dishes On Working With Its Real-Life Star, Winter

‘Moneyball’ isn’t about winning, so it’s fitting that the Brad Pitt-led film fell just short of topping the box office over the weekend. (All hail ‘The Lion King,’ the New York Yankees to the ‘Moneyball’ A’s.) Still, a $ 20.6 million first pitch is nothing to sneeze at — ‘Drive’ would have killed, probably literally, for that number — and plenty of ticket buyers put down hard-earned cash to see… Continue reading 6 Real-Life Things You Might Not Have Known About 'Moneyball'

Artist's rendering of planet Kepler 16b, a.k.a. Tatooine
This just in from space: The newly-discovered planet Kepler 16b already has a movie-friendly nickname courtesy of the astronomers who found it: Tatooine. That’s because it’s the first planet that earthbound stargazers have ever found which orbits two suns — just like Luke Skywalker’s home world in ‘Star Wars.’

“Reality has finally caught up with science fiction,”… Continue reading Astronomers Discover Real-Life Tatooine

Not long ago we told you about a real-life exact replica of the house featured in Pixar’s Up that was built in Herriman, Utah by a builder who was so taken aback by the film when he watched it with his family that he took on the quest of recreating the house and putting it on the market. The Salt Lake Tribune were first on the story, and since… Continue reading Watch: Video Tour of the Real-Life 'Up' House

The Bridesmaids star recalls a “pathetic and sad” bachelorette party – minus the bride… Continue reading Maya Rudolph's Real-Life Bridesmaid Horror Story