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I loved the 80’s-throwback Netflix series “Stranger Things,” created by twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer. And it made me think about the many other siblings working together to make movies. The Russo brothers Joe and Anthony Russo directed the […]

It takes a lot of courage to re-make a film that holds the record (tied with “Titanic” and “Lord of the Rings”) for the most Oscars, but producer Roma Downey has more than updated movie-making technology to bring to “Ben-Hur.” […]

On my visit to LAIKA, I spoke with producer/director Travis Knight about this week’s magical new release, “Kubo and the Two Strings,” one of my favorite films of the year. Knight, who is also the CEO of LAIKA, said that […]

Pete Oswald, production designer of the Angry Birds movie, talked to me at Comic-Con about adapting the iconic game for the big screen. Angry Birds is out on DVD/Blu-ray this week. He said his task was to “rebrand characters everyone […]

I’m delighted to be able to present an exclusive clip from the behind-the-scenes Hollywood documentary “The Man Who Saved Ben-Hur,” now available streaming and DVD.

I had a lot of fun creating this gallery with nine surprising facts about the story of Ben-Hur, ranging from the youngest Union General in the Civil War to movie stars as extras, the US Supreme Court, and Charlton Heston […]

If you envied my magical visits to LAIKA’s Portland studio, this is your chance to see the spectacular artwork of their characters and sets in person at Universal’s Globe Theater in LA.

Explore this interactive map from “Kubo and the Two Strings,” opening August 19, 2016.

The greatest hat in the history of movies is the one worn by Ingrid Bergman at the end of “Casablanca.” The second greatest hat in the history of movies is the one worn by Bette Davis in “Now Voyager.” Both, […]

Have you ever wanted to own a movie studio? Think you could make better greenlight decisions than the current production executives? This is your chance. An investment opportunity previously limited to the wealthy is now open to regular, ordinary people […]