Record Breaking Trailer for Beauty and the Beast

The holidays bring a lot of big budget films to theaters and just as many trailers for next year’s big budget movies. It’s Hollywood’s present to the hungry fans who’ve been waiting (im)patiently around the table since the first round of teasers and promo shots came out in the spring and summer. These longer, official […]

“Passengers” Builds on Space Exploration Trend

Epic space travel films are making a comeback. This fall, Passengers arrives, bringing a glittering cast and impressive effects. The plot revolves around two passengers on an advanced sleeper ship. Due to a malfunction (or sabotage?) two passengers wake up decades earlier than planned. They face a lifetime together alone on a ship populated by […]

The Girl with All the Gifts

First it was a short story. Then it grew to fill a novel. Soon, it will be a major motion picture. The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey, is set in a zombie-plagued dystopia where scientists seek to use infected children to develop a cure. The book was released in 2014, and it […]

Mr. Wednesday Brings Us the First American Gods Trailer

Thank Wednesday, we finally have it.

Star Trek Returns to Its Shiny New Roots

Rumors of a new Star Trek television series based on J.J. Abrams’ rebooted films have been ghosting around the internet like fandom-driven poltergeists for a while now, screaming through forums and popping up in essentially every newsfeed known to geek-kind. As the project gained steam throughout development, the excitement only escalated. When the series got […]

Feminism is Weird: The Career of Mia Wasikowska

Some feminists say women in film should wear more clothes. Some say less. But more or less we agree the primary concern is characterization vs. objectification. The problem is a matter of scarcity. Unfortunately, Scarlett Johansson and Joss Whedon faced decades of pent up frustration after Age of Ultron due to the film’s exploration of […]

Zashchitniki: Russian Sci-Fi Turns Super

The Cold War inspired many of America’s favorite superheroes, particularly of the spy and assassin variety, a reflection of America’s perception of the Soviet Union at the time. Such pop culture icons continue to evolve to resonate with current events and trends, but their roots will always mark the era of their birth. As political […]

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