The Queue

The Queue is an oft-recurring column in which Meg Shields provides you with a distraction of curated video content sourced from across the web.

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True Lies Bridge Stunt

The Time James Cameron Blew Up a Real Bridge for ‘True Lies’


Nobody does it better (than James Cameron)

The Thing Suspense

The Elements of Suspense: How 3 Different Directors Build Tension


Oh my god, who put this bomb under my table? Hitchcock! Not again!

Spider Man Landlord Character

Why Everyday Joes Make Sam Raimi’s ‘Spider-Man’ So Special


Give me rent!* (*cool, everyday characters)

House Horror

Why a 10-year-old Girl Is Credited for Co-Writing 1977’s ‘House’


‘House’ is one of the most bonkers horror films ever made. And we have a child to thank for it.


Pain is Temporary, Food is Forever: The Themes of ‘Tampopo’


This world needs fewer RaBOYS and more RaMEN

The Rehearsal

Okay, How Real is ‘The Rehearsal,’ Actually?


Something, something, all the world’s a stage.

Top Gun Maverick

Why the Stunts in ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Feel So Dang Real


Hint: it’s because they’re real.

Doctor X

Black, White, and Red All Over: The First Color Horror Movies


Well, two-strip Technicolor is red AND green but you get the idea.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

How They Made ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ On A Budget


I guess you could say that the budget could not be “everything everywhere all at once.”