Let’s clear the misty Ahch-To air.
When I was a girl, I had a simple dream. I wanted to own the phone from The Matrix.
I don’t know if the Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy, is going to be good. I hope it is. But I do know how it looks: like a weird, incoherent series orphan, vainly attempting to capitalize on the popularity of Spider-Man in a fictional universe where Spider-Man isn’t actually accessible as a character.
Matt Reeves, the respected genre director known for Cloverfield, War for the Planet of the Apes, and not yet making a Batman movie, is moving forward with his first production at Netflix.
The brief film adaption of Lucas Pope’s Papers, Please is now out on YouTube and Steam to watch for free, in case you were hoping for something solemn and tragic to meditate on today.
Taking Supreme Leader Snoke from a vague hologram to a physical presence was one of the biggest challenges for the visual effects team on Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the process was a complex push and pull between the director, the effects artists, and Andy Serkis, who portrayed Snoke in motion capture and voice.
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The actors behind Black Panther’s side characters have gotten a lot of love, and it’s easy to see why. The film shines in its portrayal of marginal details and setting, giving life and care to the people and places that other movies would sideline and de-emphasize.
In the highly unlikely event that anyone was still wondering whether mononymous French director Pitof’s 2004 Catwoman wasn’t actually an absolute disaster, one of the film’s writers would like you to know that he thought it was a “shit movie.” Bold words. Bold, honest words.
Between the huge success of It and the growing anticipation ahead of the Hulu series Castle Rock, it’s safe to say that Stephen King Adaptation Fever is still in full force. Hot on the heels of the Doctor Sleep movie announcement comes news of another proposed King-inspired television show: The Bone Church.
On September 15, 2017, the Cassini spacecraft ended its valiant 13-year mission by performing a kamikaze dive into Saturn’s upper atmosphere. A new image released by NASA shows the exact spot where the Cassini craft was lost to us forever.
Marvel vs. DC is a debate that keeps on giving. It’s been filtered through every medium imaginable and, in recent years, played out in grand fashion at the movies. However, while Marvel Studios has had a very impressive string of critical and commercial successes, DC Films has struggled to do the same.
And to go with it, at last—the date of the fantastic Syfy show’s much-anticipated return: April 11!
Erika Alexander has one of those signature laughs. It’s really more of a cackle. Over the phone, her effusiveness travels, just as her character Maxine Shaw’s did through five seasons of Living Single, the prototypical ’90s sitcom about four black women in Brooklyn. At one point a cultural force—the highest-rated…
Long ago, animation fans lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when Avatar: The Last Airbender vanished off the air. Ten years have passed and we’ve since discovered a new Avatar, a waterbender named Korra (who’s also since left the airwaves). But now, Nickelodeon’s legendary animated series is back in…
This week, Marvel truly began teasing Infinity, its next big cosmic, Infinity-stone-powered comic book event. But in the process, it also jokily offered an Easter egg that links not just two upcoming superhero blockbusters, but the entire Marvel Multiverse to the one occupied by DC Comics. Sort of.
In the wake of the news that Joss Whedon is no longer attached to Warner Bros.’ upcoming Batgirl movie, the burning question now is just who will write and direct? Here’s a novel idea—give the project to a woman.
Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie. After gifting the world with his absurdist 1987 horror-comedy masterpiece Evil Dead II, Raimi chased the rights to make movies out of both Batman and The Shadow. Both times, he failed. So he invented his own superhero—one who was really more of a deranged and revenge-crazed…