A Friendship You'd Kill For: The Twisted Fantasies of Heavenly Creatures' Pauline and Juliet

In 1953, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme met in Christchurch, New Zealand. The two girls grew so attached it frightened their parents. The Hulmes made plans to remove Juliet to South Africa, indefinitely separating her from Pauline. But Juliet, 15 at the time, and Pauline, 16, were determined not to be parted.… »9/23/15 11:55am9/23/15 11:55am

Peter Jackson Denies Cruelty Allegations, Says All Animals on Set Died Peacefully of Old Age in the Arms of Sarah McLachlan

You might remember from this morning that the set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has been deemed a "death trap" for animals by four wranglers working on the project—and the outrage has subsequently been picked up by PETA. Today, Peter Jackson and the film's producers released a statement in which they roundly… »11/19/12 8:00pm11/19/12 8:00pm

The First Hobbit Trailer Is Mesmerizing (But Totally Uneventful)

If you're wondering why every nerd you know is bleary-eyed and unfocused today, it's probably they were up late analyzing the new trailer for the first installment of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. In the clip, we learn that Martin Freeman looks great as Bilbo, Ian McKellen and Cate Blanchett are back, and the… »12/21/11 9:30am12/21/11 9:30am