The Origin Story of Will Smith, King of Fourth of July

In the mid-1990s, the sitcom star and hip-hop lightweight was simply the Fresh Prince. But with ‘Independence Day,’ he remade himself as one of the all-time best summer action heroes.

The Inside Story of How ‘Wild Wild West’ Spun Out of Control

A giant mechanical spider, Will Smith in drag, a megalomaniacal producer — how did one of the most expensive movies ever made turn into such a disaster?

A Brief History of That ‘Bad Boys’ Song They’re Always Singing in the ‘Bad Boys’ Movies

How a cautionary tale about wayward youths unwittingly became a pro-cop anthem

The ‘Bad Boys’ Movies Have Always Been Terrible

‘Bad Boys for Life’ completes a perfect trilogy of films about two asshole cops who flaunted every macho cliché imaginable. Who cares if they’re kinder and gentler this time around?