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BlacKkKlansman: History vs. Hollywood
Crime  |  We investigate the real-life story that inspired the Spike Lee movie.
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" Depicts Some Famous Real People
Crime  |  Margot Robbie portrays actress Sharon Tate.
Benedict Cumberbatch "Brexit" Movie Targets Dominic Cummings
Political  |  Cummings was the campaign manager for Vote Leave.
WATCH
 Ben Kingsley Portrays the Architect of the Holocaust in "Operation Finale" Trailer
War  |  Oscar Isaac plays the secret agent who hunts him down 15 years after WWII.
First Man: History vs. Hollywood Initial Research
Drama  |  We compare the real Neil Armstrong to what we know about the upcoming biopic starring Ryan Gosling.
Tag: History vs. Hollywood
Comedy  |  Meet the real group of friends whose adult game of tag inspired the movie.
Adrift: History vs. Hollywood
Drama  |  Is the truth lost at sea in this movie about a couple whose idyllic voyage turns into a nightmare when a hurricane strikes?
Pure Flix Eyeing Thailand Cave Rescue Movie
Drama  |  The faith-based company hopes to bring the inspirational story to the screen.
Is "Slender Man" Rooted in Fact or Internet Fiction?
Horror  |  A look at the 2018 movie and the origins of the horror.
The Nun: History vs. Hollywood
Horror  |  A priest and a young nun hunt a demon loosely rooted in mythology.
Sam Mendes to Direct "1917" World War I Movie Financed by Amblin
War  |  The script was co-written by Mendes. Plot details have yet to be been revealed.
Roland Emmerich's "Midway" to Tell Story of WWII Battle of Midway
War  |  So far, Woody Harrelson and Mandy Moore have been cast in the WWII action epic.
Bob Marley Biopic in the Works at Paramount
Music  |  Son Ziggy Marley is teaming with the studio to develop the movie.
WATCH
 Matthew McConaughey's Son Becomes an FBI Informant in "White Boy Rick" Trailer
Crime  |  McConaughey plays a dad whose criminal ways rub off on his son, Richard Wershe Jr.


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BlacKkKlansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer, goes undercover to infiltrate the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Meet the real people portrayed in Tarantino's film and find out which parts of the story are based in reality.
Slender Man
Is this new horror villain based in reality or is it a complete work of fiction?
The Nun
We peel back The Nun's veil to reveal which parts of the horror movie are rooted in history.
First Man
Ryan Gosling blasts off as Neil Armstrong in this biopic of the first man to walk on the moon.
Tag
The movie is based on a Wall Street Journal article about a group of men who've played tag for more than 20 years.
Adrift
In 1983, a young couple sets off across the ocean to deliver a yacht and they encounter a deadly hurricane.
I Can Only Imagine
The movie tells the story behind MercyMe's hit song, but how much of it really happened?
The 15:17 to Paris
Is this Clint Eastwood movie more accurate because the heroes portray themselves?
Darkest Hour
Gary Oldman portrays Winston Churchill during the early days of WWII, but is the movie accurate?
12 Strong
A U.S. Special Forces team works with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. Starring Chris Hemsworth.
The Post
Is this story of a newspaper publisher's decision to publish government secrets accurate?
Lady Bird
Find out how much of Lady Bird was inspired by Greta Gerwig's life.
Molly's Game
Ex-professional skier Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs an exclusive high-stakes poker game.
The Greatest Showman
How accurate is The Greatest Showman when compared to the real P.T. Barnum?
I, Tonya
With so many unknowns surrounding Tonya Harding, what does the movie get right?
The Death of Stalin
Russia banned the movie, a dark comedy that stars Steve Buscemi as Khrushchev.
The Disaster Artist
James Franco portrays Tommy Wiseau, famous for making the worst movie ever.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Does the film accurately depict Charles Dickens's writing of A Christmas Carol.
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Is this story of Winnie-the-Pooh's creation as fictional as the storybooks?
Only the Brave
Does the truth get lost in the smoke in this wildfire movie?
Marshall
A young Thurgood Marshall defends a black chauffeur accused of attempted murder by his white employer.
Victoria and Abdul
Was Queen Victoria really a champion against racial intolerance?
American Made
Tom Cruise portrays drug smuggler Barry Seal in a largely fictional film.
Battle of the Sexes
Does this movie about the Battle of the Sexes tennis match serve up the truth?
Stronger
Is this story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman made weaker by too much ficton?
All Saints
A salesman-turned-pastor tries to save a church he was ordered to shut down.

UPCOMING MOVIES
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
June 2018
Adrift (6/1)
Gotti (6/15)
Tag (6/15)
July 2018
August 2018
Papillon (8/24)
September 2018
The Nun (9/7)
October 2018
First Man (10/12)
November 2018
Boy Erased (11/2)
December 2018
Unknown 2018
May 2019
Rocketman (5/17)
July 2019
October 2019
Unknown 2020

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This Day in History
July 20: Actor and martial arts legend Bruce Lee died in Hong Kong on this day in 1973. Lee succumbed to cerebral edema, an excess accumulation of fluid in the intracellular and/or extracellular spaces of the brain.
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