Why Computer Animation Looks So Darn Real

Walt Disney once said, “Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive.” For Disney, this was animation’s magic — its power to bring imagination to life. Disney died…

Let’s Talk About ‘Edge of Tomorrow’: It’s Great, But We Got Gripes

Tom Cruise in a scene (and another scene, and another) from "Edge of Tomorrow."Image: Warner Bros. Every week, Mashable presents “Let’s Talk About…”, a Monday-morning look back at the biggest…

Top 10 Unproduced Film Scripts Revealed on Twitter

The Black List, an annual ranking of most-liked unproduced screenplays, unleashed its top 10 scripts one-by-one in tweets this week. A Twitter chat to discuss the selections is scheduled for…

Mashable Weekend Recap: 65 Stories You Might Have Missed

The weekend started off with a bang, thanks to the dazzling opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. That was spectacular enough to get everyone super-ready for the athletic competition…

Can Children Really Be Raised By Animals Like In “The Jungle Book”?

The new Jungle Book movie is now in cinemas, and once again it features the century-old tale of Mowgli, an orphaned boy raised by the inhabitants of the jungle. Apart…

‘Gravity’ Trailer Will Leave You Gasping for Air With Sandra Bullock

Take a deep breath — you’ll need it. The official trailer for Gravity is the longest and most unnerving look at Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller, starring Academy Award-winners Sandra Bullock…

Young Steve Martin Was a Turtle-Riding Drag Queen

Steve Martin has come a long way as a comedian. Before becoming a big screen star known all around the world, he started small (as most comedians do) and was…

5 Modern Movie Trends Peter Jackson Started

In honor of The Hobbit‘s wrap, we found five prominent modern movie trends that can be traced to Lord of the Rings. Not all of these started with the Trilogy…

James Bond’s 50-Year Love Affair With Space

James Bond, the fictional British spy who celebrates the 50th anniversary of his film franchise this year, has done quite a lot of sleuthing in space as well as on…

Mashable Weekend Recap: 60 Stories You Might Have Missed

You might think mid-summer is kind of quiet here at Mashable HQ, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This weekend was rip-roaring, rollicking and all those other “R”…