Which movies made you laugh the hardest?

By Jessica T. Ho / Staff reporterOn the day after a tornado ripped through New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina struck in a matter of days, leaving hundreds of thousands without power.The next day, a pair of films came out in the United States that were instantly loved by audiences.One of the films was "A Fistful of Dollars," a movie set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina that earned $1 million in...

How to get over the Oscars

A documentary on the movie industry's decline has a major caveat: It has no Oscar.That's because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that it won't award the Academy Award for Best Picture for a film that will be shown in theaters this fall.The Academy's decision comes as the film business is in a state of disarray.The year ended with the lowest moviegoing numbers in...

How to turn a classic film into a modern-day Turbo film, by Paul Meehan

In the early 1990s, director Paul Minkus began working on his next film, Turbo Film.It was a massive, sci-fi adventure that was meant to be a full-length feature film but was instead turned into a short film.Turbo Film was a $30m production, but it only lasted five months before Minkuses production company, Mink Pictures, closed shop.Turbo Films legacy is that it was the first feature film to be...

How to get caught up on your favorite movies with a new app

We all have favorites and we all know how hard it is to find them.This app, called Trap, is trying to change that.The app lets you easily search through your favorites in the library of movies and TV shows you've been binge-watching, and then download them on your phone.It's all about finding those movies you missed, or just catching up on them.If you're a hardcore Netflix fan, the app is pretty...

How to make your own dark shadows films

If you want a dark shadow film that's not just a dark blur of a film, you need to make it with some special effects.A film like this one, called Dark Shadows, by the creators of The Walking Dead, is an excellent example of a dark shadows technique.It's a movie that combines the horror and the thriller in a very well-constructed horror film.The premise of the film is that a serial killer has been...

‘Avengers’ films are so good, so good they make people angry, according to one of the film’s creators

A year after the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the film has become the most popular movie of the year, with more than 4.3 billion views on YouTube.The film's popularity has coincided with increased concerns about online privacy, with some arguing that it's an attack on the Internet itself."Theres a lot of fear around privacy," film-maker Mike Ryan told Quartz."A lot of people don't trust...

Why I am not a fan of this polaroid film

I have been a big fan of the Polaroid Polaroid film, which came out in the 1970s.It's a great film that I would love to see in its proper form, but at the moment I am a little disappointed that it's not getting the recognition it deserves.This is partly because the film is a polaroid, and partly because it's a very rare film that's only available to the rarest of people.In the 1950s and 1960s,...

How to make your own film with the Fluid Film Scanner

The Fluid film scanner is one of the most versatile and simple film scanners available.With it, you can use your smartphone to quickly scan and record your footage.You can scan your film and record it in the field, and then import it into a computer or digital camera to edit and create a 3D model.With the Fluids latest update, it now supports HD video and is able to record high definition...

Pixel films studios to take on the ‘next-generation’ of video production

A new generation of video film producers has taken aim at the video film industry with Pixel films, the next-generation of film production.Pixel films will use a "digital cinema" format where digital cinema will allow a filmmaker to use digital technology to "create a digital cinema experience"."Pixel film will enable the use of new technology to make films that are not only visually interesting...

How to watch the Unbreakable Man trilogy

When Unbreakables creator Mike Flanagan says it's "about a guy that's trapped in a bubble," he's actually describing a movie that's been made before, albeit with an interesting twist.Unbreakables is a new film from Flanagan, who has previously worked on the indie hit The Secret Life of Pets, the big screen adaptation of the novel The Martian, and the forthcoming Netflix original, The Mummy...