Ross Putman is a film producer with a few credits under his belt, and now he’s started a Twitter feed where he just tweets the initial descriptions of female main characters in the movie scripts he’s reading. It’s endlessly fascinating, and kind of garbage.
Back in 1953, Galaxy Science Fiction and Simon & Schuster launched a huge contest to find a great new science fiction novel. The prize was $6,500 (a lot of money in those days). The winner? A brand new writer named Edson McCann. Except for one thing: Edson McCann did not exist.
History has shown that Star Wars fans will buy anything. Food, sheets, underwear—anything with Star Wars on it sells. Well, maybe not “anything.” They seem to be pushing the boundaries with their latest creation, an electronic dance album.
I suppose hating on the inexplicable hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory for portraying nerds poorly is like hating the birds for singing: it’s just what they do. But now they’ve dragged Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ incredible scifi-fantasy comic Saga into their excrement.
We love to think our favorite fictional characters live happily ever after. But if we’re being realistic about it, there’s no way every single prince and princess who ever got together, stayed together. On that note, Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has bad news about his character, Ron Weasley.
There is an evil man in New York who preys on the gullible. He’s a flamboyant showboat. He lacks scruples. He cares for nothing but his own gain. I speak, of course, of Annoying Orange progenitor Donald Trump—so let’s meet the Marvel villain who shares the same name.
Let’s be fair: were all tragic teen fans once. In fact, some of us are tragic fans now. And we don’t all get the chance to be in charge of the show that we loved when we were kids. That said, this song is still painfully bad.
From the first moment we saw him, BB-8 rolled into our hearts like no droid ever has. His hilarious, crucial role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens worked to only deepen that love. Now, artist Alex Griendling is using that all against us.
I just watched The Chickening and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same again. Directed by Nick DenBoer and Davy Force, it’s a short version of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, if the movie was obsessed with, and inhabited by, human chicken hybrids.
More proof that this is the Year of Satan in pop culture. The Exorcist is coming back—but not in the way you’d expect. It’s coming to TV, with a modern twist.
Behold the GalacTac Project, an armor prototype being designed by AR5000 that happens to look just a tad like everyone’s favorite Star Wars bounty hunter. But look fast.
“Voyage of the Galactic Space Dangler” by Evan Mann is completely, deliciously absurd. If you want to see the weirdest ways an advanced species could accidentally intrude on and ruin another group’s planet, this is for you.
Second Chance is the latest example of a TV show that has a wacky premise, with “...and then they fight crime!” added to the end of the description. In this one, an elderly sheriff is murdered, brought back as a young hunk, and teams up with the science twins that resurrected him... to fight crime!
When it comes to film marketing, we’re used to seeing the same footage and images recycled in posters, trailers, commercials and more. But Fox is doing something different with Deadpool and really playing with people. In fact their latest billboard is one of the best ever.
The United States has Star Wars: The Force Awakens. China has Monster Hunt. It’s the country’s highest-grossing film of all time, and it’s finally making it to U.S. theaters on January 22.
How much does Cable creator Robert Liefeld want Jon Hamm to play the time-traveling, gun-toting pouch enthusiast? So much so that when Hamm won his Golden Globe last night, Liefeld tweeted this photoshop of Hamm as the prodigal son of Jean Grey and Cyclops:
Steven Universe is a show that prides itself in subverting gender sterotypes and championing non-binary displays of love, so two feminine characters dancing seems like a pretty mild thing to worry about. Fear not though, as there’s some very absurd people over at Cartoon Network UK who think that the above gif is TOO…
No, DC. No no no. Oh no.
The problems of female characters being under-represented in geek merchandise is real. But when it’s a secondary character like Gamora or Black Widow, at least toy companies have an excuse. When the girl is not just the star of the movie, but of the whole franchise, that’s another story.
This is the time of year for reflection, for asking the big important questions. Like, which B-movie exploitation riff on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is better: Jacqueline Hyde or Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde?