Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone… » 6/04/14 3:30pm 6/04/14 3:30pm

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… » 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