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All Hail Bellatrix Lestrange, The 'Female Monster' 'Harry Potter' Needed

Women like their villains powerful, rotten and complicated, too.<p>“I killed Sirius Black! I killed Sirius Black!” Bellatrix Lestrange chants with the cadence of a deranged preschool teacher butchering nursery rhymes for sport in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”<p>Bellatrix is high off …

Harry Potter

17 Movies About Tech Geniuses Broken Down By Rating

Get Our Free Ultimate Guide to Coding for Beginners<p>Make a plan for learning the tech skills you need to land a new job with this 60+ page FREE …

World War Z sequel confirms Oscar-nominated director, and Brad Pitt will also return

They're bringing some serious class to the zombie franchise.<p>Zombie movie <i>World War Z</i> directed by Marc Forster came out in 2013 and despite delays and …

Zack Snyder Confirms Batman V Superman Fan Theory

There were plenty who criticized Zack Snyder’s <i>Man of Steel</i> for letting thousands of innocent people die without a second thought – but as it turns …

Batman

John Boyega Gets Questioned in New Trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

<i>The Hurt Locker</i> and <i>Zero Dark Thirty</i> director <b>Kathryn Bigelow</b> is back this summer, once again re-teaming with <b>Mark Boal</b>. <i>Detroit</i> is set during the 5-day …

Movies

Is this the name of the Han Solo movie? Crew t-shirt may have revealed all

The title of the in-production Han Solo may have been revealed via a tweet released online late yesterday. Said tweet was sent by ‘The Utilidor’ and …

Star Wars

The Rise of Auteur Television

More and more we see film becoming a marketing medium. Bigger and bigger tentpoles rising up, spawning franchises aimed at selling everything from …

TV

‘The Mummy’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

Despite its strong opening overseas, not even Tom Cruise can save the “The Mummy” reboot from unfavorable reviews, which are currently averaging a 26 …

Movies

‘The Mummy’: How ‘Rachel Getting Married’ Writer Jenny Lumet Helped Feminize the Dark Universe Monster

The only female writer on the summer blockbuster starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella discusses changing the entire backstory for "The …

Movies

Why ‘Wonder Woman’ Soared and ‘Ghostbusters’ Sagged

“Wonder Woman” earned more than $100 million on its opening weekend, which makes it the highest box-office debut for a female-directed movie <i>ever.</i><p>The …

Movies

Interview: Filmmakers Kenlon Clark and William Rubio Talk Craft, Process and Their Award Winning Screenplay, FORGED

Last month, indie filmmakers and long-time writing partners, Will Rubio and Kenlon Clark took home the grand prize in the WeScreenplay Feature …

Authors

Trailer Watch: Salma Hayek Takes on a Trump-Like Figure in “Beatriz at Dinner”

If you find dinner parties awkward, prepare to cringe your way through a new trailer for Salma Hayek-starrer “Beatriz at Dinner.” Beatriz (Hayek) has …

Chloë Sevigny

“Wonder Woman” Director Patty Jenkins Makes History

By now you know that “Wonder Woman” kicked ass at the box office. But here’s the cherry on top of the sundae: “Wonder Woman” helmer Patty Jenkins now …

Movies

How The Leftovers’ Series Finale Compares to Lost

A fateful meeting between two long-ago separated lovers at a party. A milky-soft palette that signals another place, or another time. Longing stares. …

TV

For Shows Like ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ And ‘American Gods,’ Literary Adaptations are the New Fan Fiction

While Bryan Fuller and Bruce Miller have their authors' permissions, these showrunners may not be much different from teenagers who learned to write …

Literature

Ron Howard to direct new documentary film about Luciano Pavarotti

The new film follows on from Howard's previous documentary project 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years'<p>Luciano Pavarotti (photo: …

Every Wonder Woman Movie Easter Egg

<b>WARNING: This article contains MASSIVE SPOILERS for Wonder Woman.</b><p>–<p>DC’s biggest heroine has arrived, which means every <b>Wonder Woman</b> easter egg, cameo, …

Cannes Film Review: ‘Directions’

A series of cab rides in nighttime Sofia give a well-observed impression of Bulgarian society in Stephan Komandarev's film.<p>Popular philosopher Alain …

Cannes Film Festival

Summer 2017 Film Preview

<b>By Joseph Allen and Kelsey Moore</b><p>If the movies are any indication, then we are in for one hot yet refreshing summer. Some of the season’s biggest and …

Top 10 Cult Films

Page 1 of 11<p>Mind-bending. That’s how I can describe the last couple of weeks I have spent researching for this article. I always love to learn about …

Critics love 'Wonder Woman.' They really, REALLY love 'Wonder Woman'

Let's not equivocate — let's set off an honest, lasso-approved truth bomb, shall we?<p>Critics went positively nuts for <i>Wonder Woman</i>.<p>There's just no way to un-sugarcoat this: As savagely as movie reviewers treated <i>Suicide Squad</i> — as much as we all sharpened our knives for <i>Batman v Superman</i> — this new</i> …

Comics

Geoffrey Rush on That 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Twist

From directors <b>Joachim Rønning</b> and <b>Espen Sandberg</b> and producer <b>Jerry Bruckheimer</b>, <b>Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales</b> is the fifth …

Movies

Alamo Drafthouse Responds to Criticism of All-Female Wonder Woman Screenings By Adding More of Them

It’s 2017, and we’re just now finally getting our first major female-led superhero movie of the 21st century with <i>Wonder Woman</i> set to premiere June 2. …

‘The Silent Man’ First Clip: Liam Neeson Transforms Into ‘Deep Throat’ in Watergate Drama

Peter Landesman's film also stars Diane Lane and Kate Walsh.<p>Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to “The Silent Man,” …

Love, Money And Betrayal Make For Great Storytelling In 'The Heirs'

You've seen <i>The Royal Tenenbaums</i>, right? I love that movie. It's Wes Anderson at maybe his third-most Wes Anderson-iest, telling the tale of a family of geniuses that live, grow, shatter and die in a magical version of New York City. It begins with a book being laid down and opened to page one: …

Books

Star Wars: The Last Jedi LEGO Sets Confirm Rumors

Leaked pictures of the <b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</b> LEGO sets confirm rumors about the upcoming film. <i>Star Wars</i> fans have been chomping at the bit for new …

Star Wars

Editorial: 10 Big Picture Takeaways From The ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer

The new <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> trailer has been with us for a few days now. We’ve already done our deep-dive analysis, a podcast, and reported on fan …

Star Trek

Milla Jovovich Responds to Resident Evil Movie Reboot