The Long and Twisted History of Designing Gotham City
Batman and his city are inextricably linked, and in developing their Dark Knight movies, filmmakers from Tim Burton to Matt Reeves have always paid special attention to how that city looks
Designing the Apocalypse
Movies like ‘Independence Day’ and ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ made Roland Emmerich a master of destruction. Now with ‘Moonfall’ he’s trying to top himself once again—but that’s an arduous process full of hard decisions.
We Lived It: Playing the Real-life Stand-ins for Clifford the Big Red Dog
The main character in the newly released ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ doesn’t actually exist. To bring the dog to life, production turned to two puppeteers and put them in a massive 75-pound canine exoskeleton.
Pure Nostalgia: The Oral History of ‘That Thing You Do!’
Twenty-five years ago, Tom Hanks made his directorial debut with a charmer about a one-hit wonder that tugged at heartstrings and left everyone in the audience humming and tapping their toes
The Colossal Legacy of Ichiro’s Rookie Season, 20 Years Later
In 2001, Ichiro Suzuki made his MLB debut for the Seattle Mariners. What happened next was not only the greatest rookie season in baseball history—it was a glimpse at both the past and future of the sport.
How Nickelodeon Created Its Slime-Drenched ’90s Style
Thanks to its bright colors, clashing patterns, and a whole mess of green stuff, identifying with Nickelodeon was so easy because kids could so easily identify Nickelodeon shows
Justice Is Served: How Han Returned to the ‘Fast & Furious’
After his killer was welcomed to the team with open arms in ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ fans revolted. Now, ‘F9’ is righting that wrong.
Late Nights With Heath Ledger: Stories From the Set of ‘A Knight’s Tale’
Twenty years ago, Ledger flexed his leading-man talents in an absurd-yet-fun action movie about medieval jousting. But the real takeaway is the friendships he made along the way with Paul Bettany, Mark Addy, and Alan Tudyk.
The Night the Bugs Came for Joba Chamberlain
When the rookie phenom took the mound in Game 2 of the 2007 ALDS, he seemed poised to deliver the Yankees a victory. Then the midges swarmed—and created one of the most indelible moments in baseball history.
Video Games Used to Copy Movies. Now They’re Influencing Modern Action.
There’s always been a two-way street of influence between the film and video game industry. Action sequences from movies like ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ ‘John Wick,’ and especially ‘Hardcore Henry’ make that connection obvious.