65 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies to Watch out for in 2014

This will be a year of epics. Some of our most ambitious movie-makers are serving up stories of Biblical apocalypses, space voyages and the rise of artificial intelligences. Godzilla and the Planet of the Apes are both back. And the superhero genre gets pushed to its absolute limits. Here are 65 movies that could rock… » 1/06/14 4:44pm 1/06/14 4:44pm

The 10 Types of Teen Heroes, Ranked According to Wish-Fulfillment

Everybody loves teenage heroes. Grown-ups and teens alike snarf young-adult novels. Katniss is owning the cineplex. But which kind of teen protagonist offers the most escapist bang for your buck? Here's our survey of the 10 types of teen hero, ranked by pure wish-fulfillment. » 11/30/13 12:45pm 11/30/13 12:45pm

Thor 3 Will Be About Thor’s Poorly-Attended Super Sweet 16

This parody video of Thor recut as an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 is pretty amazing, if only because it finally puts Thor's petulance and Loki's scheming in their proper context. The next Avengers movie should probably just be about the gang throwing a surprise party for the Hulk that goes horribly wrong (hint: … » 11/10/13 5:00pm 11/10/13 5:00pm

Bridesmaids Director Pitched a Wonder Woman Comedy to Warner Bros

Another day, another highly hypothetical speculation about the potential of a Wonder Woman movie to burst out of the miasma of patriarchy and enact righteous justice upon the box office. This one is a bit unconventional, though: in recent interview with IGN, Paul Feig — who notably directed both Bridesmaids and The » 10/13/13 12:30pm 10/13/13 12:30pm

Warner Bros. CEO Mentions Vague Possibility of Wonder Woman Movie

Before you get your hopes up, there isn’t a whole lot to Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara’s recent statement that the studio stable that houses all the DC superheroes needs to hurry up and make a Wonder Woman movie. In a lot of ways, Tsujihara’s insistence that a Wonder Woman project could turn into a major studio… » 10/06/13 1:30pm 10/06/13 1:30pm

8 Ways to Make a Movie About a Female Superhero Happen

Tons of people are saying a woman can't star in a superhero movie. (Just like they probably said an interconnected superhero universe couldn't happen at the movies.) Stan Lee says there's no need. But a good superheroine movie is necessary and doable. Here are eight ways to make a movie about a female superhero movie… » 9/19/13 2:39pm 9/19/13 2:39pm

Marvel Really, Really Wants to Make a Female Superhero Movie...Someday

In a recent conversation with the movie site ComingSoon.net, Marvel Studios producer/sometime director Louis D’Esposito said some encouraging stuff about the future of female superheroes getting movies of their very own: Marvel would totally like that to happen because the studio has heard the cacophonous internet… » 9/06/13 11:10am 9/06/13 11:10am

Surprise – Kick-Ass 2 is actually about the triumph of girl geeks!

Last week, the internet was exploding with rage over Kick-Ass comic book creator Mark Millar's nasty attitudes about women. And today, the movie Kick Ass 2 will shock you — not by being violent, rapey, and sexist. But by being the opposite. And sort of lovable to boot. » 8/16/13 12:43pm 8/16/13 12:43pm

NYC Parents Bring Gender Exclusion to Comic Book Parties

A woman wrote into the New York Times Social Q's column with an interesting question. Her daughter had been invited to a little boy's fifth birthday. But then she was uninvited. No, it's not because she peed on his sand castle during recess — it's because she's a girl. » 8/11/13 8:30pm 8/11/13 8:30pm