The Final Girls Will Make You Wonder If You'd Survive a Horror Movie

The concept of “the Final Girl” was conceived by Carol Clover in her 1992 book, Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Clover describes the “last girl standing” in horror movies as sharing similar characteristics such as being virginal and having a gender-neutral name, examples of whom include… »10/09/15 12:50pmYesterday 12:50pm

The Walk Is a Thrilling 3D Spectacle, Or At Least Half of It Is

Robert Zemeckis’s new film, The Walk, opens with Joseph Gordon Levitt staring at the camera in a distracting wig and asking, in a French accent, “Why?” It’s a good question, and one I asked myself often after learning of the project. (More specifically, I wailed it like I was Nancy Kerrigan being struck by a pipe… »10/02/15 1:30pm10/02/15 1:30pm

In The Intern, Anne Hathaway & Robert De Niro Explore an Unlikely Bromance

I almost missed The Intern. Not because of a ticket mishap or projector problem, but because it came this close to not getting the green light. Nancy Meyers, the film’s writer and director, says it was the hardest movie she’s ever made, and that the process of selling it was both “frustrating and disheartening.”… »9/25/15 10:26am9/25/15 10:26am

Meryl Streep's Ricki and the Flash Will Do Great on the Bar Circuit

After viewing the trailer for Ricki and the Flash, you’ll learn two things: 1. Meryl Streep can sing, and 2. the entire plot of Ricki and the Flash. More than any movie in recent memory, its trailer goes through every major beat in the story—down to the rousing finale. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. »8/07/15 2:13pm8/07/15 2:13pm

The New Mad Max Film Is So Feminist My Scrotum Killed Itself

Guess what’s got my large intestine in a septic knot today, MANmerica? The extreme pussification and dude-slicing feminism that has taken Mad Max: Fury Road—a movie that should have been about two greased up male torsos in a UFC fight on the back of on a loud motorcycle—into a crotch-kicking misandrist fantasy… »5/18/15 3:30pm5/18/15 3:30pm

We Came in Like a Wrecking Ball... to Watch Pitch Perfect 2

I was pretty nervous about Pitch Perfect 2; I left the first movie, immediately turned to my sister and said, “Can we go back in and see that again?” My adoration, coupled with the fact that sequels are rarely anywhere close to as good as the originals (and that PP2 was getting a ton of hype but mixed reviews), didn’t… »5/15/15 3:00pm5/15/15 3:00pm

Not All The Stars In Hollywood Can Keep New Year's Eve From Being Loathsome

Honestly, Love, Actually was not a bad movie. Unfortunately, its success taught Hollywood a terrible lesson: Cram a crapload of stars into one flick, and the masses will pay to see it. Off course, by "masses," we mean women, because we're the ones these projects are aggressively marketed towards. After He's Just Not… »12/09/11 2:15pm12/09/11 2:15pm