Fans of action or zombie movies will have new releases to choose from at this weekend's movie theater box office. But before you make the trip, the Movie Date podcast cohosts give their thoughts on two of the three new releases.
The release of an action-packed version of the fairy tale Hansel and Gretel is one of a string of Hollywood's retellings of internationally loved stories. A folklore scholar explains why the Brothers' collection is still popular today.
Up until the 1990s, the CIA was happy to remain in the shadows, unconcerned with how it was, or wasn't portrayed in movies. But that's no longer true. Today, the CIA contributes and advises on certain films, in order to put its best foot forward -- and attract the best and brightest new hires.
Zero Dark Thirty, the critically acclaimed film that looks at the events leading up to the death of Osama bin Laden. The film, though, has not been without controversy, particularly on Capitol Hill, where several senators have been outspoken critics.
The motion picture industry is saying goodbye to film and hello to digital. That's meant all new projectors and often new sound systems too for movie theaters. For some, small theaters, where profits are few and far between, that expense has been a lot to bear.
The Giver, the controversial, yet popular, children's book has been renewed with a fourth installment, Son. Out in October, Son continues the story of the Community. But that's not the only news for the series. The Giver itself is being made into a movie.
As we ring in 2013, it's worth taking a moment to look back on 2012. These stories were the most popular on PRI.org this year — and they run the gamut. From animals to weird science, the PRI.org audience proved, again, they you all go for variety.
Two movies that hit the big screen on Christmas will become widely available this weekend. Django Unchained, from Quentin Tarantino, and Les Miserables, a remake of the long-running musical, both are worth seeing, critic Rafer Guzman says, but neither are home runs.
David Chase toiled in relative TV anonymity until his breakout hit, The Sopranos. But Chases' ultimate goal wasn't TV, it was the big screen. And this week, his hit Not Fade Away hits movie theaters. While it's a work of fiction, the parallels with Chase's own life are readily apparent.
It's easy to get overwhelmed when someone talks about the Higgs boson, the large hadron collider or almost anything else at the center of modern physics. But on a very basic level, people are often extremely interested. So student scientists at the CERN laboratory turned physics into an easy-enough-to-understand horror film.