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Movies
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose fro... Show more »
Movies can refer to motion pictures, the art form of making a film or the motion picture industry. Films are made by recording images of actors and scenery using cameras, animation techniques and special effects. In the late 1900s, computers became a key resource for making a movie. Films are made up of a series of individual images called frames. Silent, black-and-white movies were made as far back at the late 1800s. In the 1920s, films in the United States flourished with the rise of Hollywood, in southern California. Sound was added to movies at that time, and color eventually was used as an alternative to black-and-white. Customers buy a movie ticket at a movie theater and can choose from a number of showtimes. Films, featuring "movie stars," are distributed by movie studios, which are large production companies. Movie reviews, written by film critics, appear regularly via numerous media outlets and can have a major effect on the success of a film and how much money is made. « Show less

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  • 'Gump,' 'Bambi' among 2011 National Film Registry selections

     
    he 1994 Oscar-winning best film, “Forrest Gump,” Walt Disney’s 1942 classic animated family film, “Bambi,” Charlie Chaplin’s first feature-length comedy “The Kid” and a 1912 silent comedy “A Cure for...
  • 'War Horse' offers old-school polish and emotion, critics say

     
    "War Horse," Steven Spielberg's second horse in the awards season race, arrives on the heels of his animated film "The Adventures of Tintin." A drama about the special bond between a boy and his horse separated by the horrors of World War I, "War Horse"...
  • Around Town: 'Battle Royale' finally gets U.S. theatrical release

     
    The controversial Japanese film "Battle Royale" has its first US theatrical run at The Cinefamily....
  • 'Flowers of War's' Zhang Yimou on China's future — and Tom Hanks

     
    "The Flowers of War" director Zhang Yimou says China's rapidly growing film market will bring more foreign films into the country and, he hopes, more actors from the United States. Could Tom Hanks be one of them?...
  • Christian Bale, low-profile, until he's not. Just ask Zhang Yimou.

     
    Christian Bale in "The Flowers of War": Chinese director Zhang Yimou had nothing but praise for Christian Bale during an interview earlier this year on the set of "The Flowers of War," which stars Bale as an unlikely American hero as the Japanese raid the...
  • First Look: Men of 'Magic Mike' get patriotic for strip routine

     
    Get a first look at male stripper epic "Magic Mike," with stars Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum. The men of "Magic Mike" suit up as soliders for a patriotic dance routine in a new image from the Steven Soderbergh...
  • Album review: Boots Electric's 'Honkey Kong'

     
    The cheeky pseudonym Boots Electric allows Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes to put out a solo album in the same vein as musical shape-shifter Beck....
  • Legendary's China venture faces funding delay

     
    Legendary Entertainment has hit a snag on its voyage into the Chinese movie market....
  • ‘Beauty Is in the Street’ features 1968 Paris protest posters

     
    More than 200 images of protest art, along with firsthand accounts of the clashes, have been published in "Beauty Is in the Street," (Four Corners Books, $40)...
  • Vanger vs. Wagner? 'Dragon Tattoo' family has familiar ring

     
    "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" features the movie season's most disturbing and detestable family -- the Vangers, a Swedish industrial dynasty whose great material wealth is matched only by its great moral corruption. In their role as the ultimate...
  • Oscar season: Some films let you make your own ending

     
    We live in an open-ended era with question marks hovering over our lives. So maybe it isn’t surprising that a quartet of current movies conclude ambiguously, leaving their characters’ fates not on the screen but in the minds of the audience....