Reese Witherspoon Will Be Tink In Live-Action Tinker Bell Movie, Y'all!

Have you ever wondered how Tinker Bell became Tinker Bell? Wait a sec, you haven’t? Well Reese Witherspoon has, and she’s attached to produce and star in Tink, a live-action movie “in the vein of Maleficent” that tells Tinker Bell’s story from “a new perspective.” Its chosen perspective has yet to be announced, but… » 5/22/15 2:10pm Friday 2:10pm

Mad Max: Fury Road Is An Astonishing Work Of Art

You don’t realize just how crappy most action movies are, until you see something like Mad Max: Fury Road — a movie in which there are no “action scenes” because the action pretty much never stops. And the film’s constant sense of violent motion is in the service of incredible imagery and transcendant moments. » 5/15/15 1:05pm 5/15/15 1:05pm

Hiddleston Smolders and Faucets Pour Blood in New Crimson Peak Trailer

As previously established by Kelly Faircloth, horror stories of the Victorian gothic variety tend to rule and thusly, Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak, a movie about a young woman (Mia Wasikowska) who moves into the remote (and haunted) manor of her new husband (Tom Hiddleston) and his creepy sister (Jessica… » 5/14/15 12:00pm 5/14/15 12:00pm

How To Make Black Widow Truly Awesome, According To Richard K. Morgan

Black Widow’s rise to badassery arguably began in 2004, when Richard K. Morgan wrote a miniseries that revamped her backstory and gave her a much stronger inner life. And now that we’re all talking about Black Widow in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Morgan has some thoughts about how to achieve her full… » 5/08/15 3:26pm 5/08/15 3:26pm

Teen Angst for Adult Humans: A Night at the Heathers Art Show

Artist Heather Kohos came to “Gently, With a Chainsaw: A Heathers Art Show” prepared with cigarettes. After chatting with her about her art in the show and her Heathers origin story, I asked for her card. She handed me a wooden cigarette enscripted with “Dear Diary, Heather told me she teaches people ‘real life.’”… » 5/08/15 1:50pm 5/08/15 1:50pm

The Hip Hop Granny From The Wedding Singer Has Died At 101

Ellen Albertini Dow, the only reason to watch The Wedding Singer more than 10 times a year has laid down her last sick rhyme. The actress, who appeared on every show you’ve ever seen —including The Golden Girls, Hannah Montana, and Scrubs — died yesterday at age 101. She leaves behind not only the best performance in… » 5/05/15 3:40pm 5/05/15 3:40pm

Tangerine Is the Trans Revenge Film You've Wished For All Your Life

Rarely does a movie come along that makes you jump out of your seat screaming “I want to see that.” And even more rarely is that film about two trans women portrayed in a funny but realistic way without falling into gross tropes or misogyny. Even rarer? The fact that you’re about to get excited about a film shot… » 5/01/15 8:00pm 5/01/15 8:00pm

Adam Sandler's Netflix Movie Is Using Makeup to Darken Skin of Actors

Ridiculous Six, the Adam Sandler Netflix movie about Native Americans that should’ve stayed in Adam Sandler’s head, continues to be a clusterfuck of “Why?” The latest news is that the filmmakers are using makeup to darken the actors’ skin to look “more Native American.” » 5/01/15 3:20pm 5/01/15 3:20pm

Ava DuVernay and Q-Tip Chatted About Her Art and 'Black Lives Matter'

It’s no secret that Ava DuVernay’s Selma, very likely the most important American movie of 2014, also served as a litmus test for how the Hollywood establishment views racism, how it views women of color directors, and how it views honest art made about black people. (It also further solidified that the Oscars are… » 4/23/15 11:30am 4/23/15 11:30am

From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 4:27pm 4/21/15 4:27pm

Every Single Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Review Is a Damn Masterpiece

The sequel to the surprise 2009 hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop was released today, somehow, and literally everyone who’s seen it hates it. Its 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t good for Sony Pictures, but it’s pretty great for fans of movie reviews, because there’s nothing like reading a good burn. » 4/17/15 3:10pm 4/17/15 3:10pm