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An oral history of PM Entertainment, a low-budget high-octane American dream

An oral history of PM Entertainment, a low-budget high-octane American dream

In 1989, a Syrian émigré founded PM Entertainment, producing action movies on a shoestring budget. This is their story, as told by Joseph Merhi, Cynthia Rothrock, Cole McKay and more.

  • Film

Beyond Netflix: Can small curated film sites survive in a big streaming world?

Beyond Netflix: Can small curated film sites survive in a big streaming world?

Hopes&Fears talks with the founders of Fandor, MUBI, Shudder, and the Tribeca Shortlist about alternative business models for streaming content and the value of the critics' pick.

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  • New York

The appropriation artist who can't get George Lucas to sue him

The appropriation artist who can't get George Lucas to sue him

In 1996, the Sucklord released an album of breakbeats made up entirely of sounds from Star Wars. We caught up with the artist to see what he's been up to since.

  • Film

From Halloween to Home Alone: how John Hughes made the slasher movie safe for kids

From Halloween to Home Alone: how John Hughes made the slasher movie safe for kids

What do Michael Myers and Kevin McCallister have in common? We make a case for Home Alone as a slasher movie.

Drugs, death and that wig: An oral history of 'Vampire in Brooklyn'
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Drugs, death and that wig: An oral history of 'Vampire in Brooklyn'

We talk to the people involved in Eddie Murphy's 1995 flop Vampire in Brooklyn about the actors' on-set tantrums, drug use and the many other difficulties the film encountered.

Why horror movies are obsessed with creepy kids, dolls and clowns
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Why horror movies are obsessed with creepy kids, dolls and clowns

We asked filmmakers, actors, writers and professors of horror what makes innocence lost such a compelling horror genre staple.

Why are so many Disney parents missing or dead?
  • Film

Why are so many Disney parents missing or dead?

Fifty-six of 104 animated feature films distributed by Disney since 1937 feature a primary character who is an orphan or has a missing or single parent. We spoke with experts to explore the pattern.

Prop masters explain the movie magic of fake cocaine
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Prop masters explain the movie magic of fake cocaine

What are actors actually snorting on film. How does it all work? For Goodfellas' 25th anniversary, we got technical with the prop masters behind the The Knick and other productions.

The messy history of the pie fight, from vaudeville to Nickelodeon
  • Film

The messy history of the pie fight, from vaudeville to Nickelodeon

A pie in the face knocks everyone down to the same level. Let's take a look at the pie fight in movie history.

  • News

You can own Buffalo Bill's home from 'Silence of the Lambs' for only $300,000

You can own Buffalo Bill's home from 'Silence of the Lambs' for only $300,000

The old Victorian house includes four bedrooms, one bathroom and yes, a basement.

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Watch the deleted scenes from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Watch the deleted scenes from 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

There are three deleted scenes, some of which are moderately disturbing.

  • Trailer of the day

The trailer for lesbian pulp classic 'Carol' starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett is here

The trailer for lesbian pulp classic 'Carol' starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett is here

Carol will be in theaters November 27.

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'Straight Outta Compton' screenings will have extra security in some US theaters

'Straight Outta Compton' screenings will have extra security in some US theaters

Universal has offered to reimburse cinemas screening the NWA biopic who wish to provide extra security in the midst of racial tension and a history of cinema shootings.

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HBO confirms preliminary talks for 'Deadwood' movie

HBO confirms preliminary talks for 'Deadwood' movie

The talks emerged after actor Garret Dillahunt, who played Francis Wilcott on the show, sent a tweet hinting at the possibility of a film.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger created a supercut featuring explosions from every movie he's starred in

Arnold Schwarzenegger created a supercut featuring  explosions from every movie he's starred in

We can't wait to see an updated version with 'Terminator Genisys'.

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It's showtime, Winona Ryder just confirmed that the 'Beetlejuice' sequel is happening

It's showtime, Winona Ryder just confirmed that the 'Beetlejuice' sequel is happening

But she won't say the "B-word."

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Leonardo DiCaprio will play “America’s first serial killer" in new Scorsese film

Leonardo DiCaprio will play “America’s first serial killer" in new Scorsese film

Our movie boyfriend is finally turning to murder in order to win an Oscar.

  • Video of the day

The unreleased 1994 'Fantastic Four' is streaming (for now)

The unreleased 1994 'Fantastic Four' is streaming (for now)

The 1994 film was made without the intention of ever being released.

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Christopher Guest is making a new movie, 'Mascots', for Netflix

Christopher Guest is making a new movie, 'Mascots', for Netflix

The Netflix original movie will premier in 2016.

  • Chart of the day

Shutterstock created a chart documenting 'Star Wars' impact on film and television

Shutterstock created a chart documenting 'Star Wars' impact on film and television

The collaborators looked at elements in the Star Wars Universe to see where characters like Princess Leia, Chewbacca and C-3PO would find their spiritual descendants.