Val Kilmer has played everyone from Batman to Doc Holliday, but it's Mark Twain that appears nearest to his heart.
MENTAL FLOSS MOVIES
Ever since she played the sweet but sharp-tongued Charlene Frazier on 'Designing Women,' Jean Smart’s fans have been waiting for the rest of the world to realize just how terrific she is.
Acclaimed director M. Night Shyamalan once perpetuated a massive hoax on an unsuspecting audience. (And no, it wasn't Mark Wahlberg playing a science teacher in 'The Happening.')
When Joe Wright was shooting Mr. Darcy’s misty morning proposal for 'Pride & Prejudice,' a nearby makeup artist whispered, "I wish that was my life."
Clara Bow, one of the earliest megastars of the silent film era, is famous for being Hollywood’s first “It Girl.” But there’s a lot more to Bow’s dramatic life than bobbed hair and flapper couture.
'The Devil Wears Prada' proved that Anne Hathaway’s range extended beyond fairy tale princesses, established Meryl Streep as one of cinema's all-time greatest villains, and taught us all the difference between blue and cerulean.
Over the past 50 years, brothers Ron and Russell Mael—a.k.a. musical duo Sparks—have been on the forefront of popular music trends, from glam rock to power pop to electronic music to new wave and beyond. Now they're the subject of Edgar Wright's first doc
On the eve of 'Rocky IV' in 1985, the actor said, "Oh, this is it for Rocky." That was four Rockys ago.
The action movie genre is packed with plenty of masterpieces, but these 30 films are our absolute favorites.
'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It' is the third entry in this frightening film series to dive into the case files of Ed and Lorraine Warren.
The Danish actor best known for roles in 'Casino Royale' and 'Hannibal' was a former dancer. And it's pronounced 'Mass.'
If romantic comedies are synonymous with anyone, it’s writer/director Nora Ephron. Her landmark movies, including 'When Harry Met Sally...' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' are widely credited with saving the rom-com genre.
The original 'Jaws' ride at Universal Studios Florida closed after two months—but not before terrorizing theme park guests (and their children).
Taking on another person's identity is hard, but playing a family member presents a different kind of challenge for actors.
A film historian is petitioning to rename this forgotten Hollywood landmark Chaplin-Keaton-Lloyd Alley after three silent movie stars.
From 'The Shawshank Redemption' to 'Parasite,' these are the movies with the highest IMDb ratings from each country.
This video on the making of 'The Shining' shows Stanley Kubrick, Jack Nicholson, and Shelley Duvall on the set of the classic horror movie.
In 2011, 'Bridesmaids' silenced chauvinists who believed that men had the monopoly on laughs and spearheaded a wave of female-fronted comedies. It also turned Melissa McCarthy into a bankable leading lady.
From Biff in 'Back to the Future' to James Spader in pretty much everything, audiences in the 1980s loved to hate a bully.
'Mystery Science Theater 3000,' the cult classic that riffs bad films, has good news for fans: More episodes are coming thanks to Kickstarter.
From ahead-of-the-curve furniture design to geeky scientific fact-check details, here’s what to zoom in on the next time you’re sitting awestruck watching Stanley Kubrick’s '2001: A Space Odyssey.'
You know that Tom Hanks is an Oscar-winning actor, and that he recently played Fred Rogers on the big screen. But did you know that he's actually related to Mr. Rogers? (And to Abraham Lincoln, too.)
The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie wasn’t quite as satisfying as the scenes readers had imagined in their own heads.
From 'It's a Wonderful Life' to 'Battlefield Earth,' these box office turkeys proved that it can take just one major flop to send a studio down the dreaded path of bankruptcy.