Jessica Chastain Won't Be the Hero's Girl, But She'll Be the Hero

Jessica Chastain wants to be an action hero — not Batman’s bae or Spiderman’s aunt. Nope, she wants to be the hero herself, running around saving everyone else. What's not to love? » 9/09/14 6:15pm 9/09/14 6:15pm

Audiences Love Lucy. Hollywood, Take Note.

My brain melted on Saturday night and I can blame it all on Scarlett Johansson in the Luc Besson-directed Lucy. But I’m not the only one; the female-led film bested the box office beating out even the baby oil-covered Hercules. Hollywood, let us use this opportunity to once again remind you that ladies like movies! » 7/28/14 1:00pm 7/28/14 1:00pm

The Kick-Ass Women of Marvel Are Changing Comics for the Better

The Comic Con Women of Marvel panel happened this Sunday, and, by all accounts, it sounds like a completely inspiring and all-around encouraging event. According to Bleeding Cool, the it was "as large a major film event panel, winding down hallways." Perhaps even more notable than the large and enthusiastic… » 10/14/13 12:30pm 10/14/13 12:30pm

There Are No Lady Heroes, According To Sexist Avengers T-Shirts. Nope!…

They may be Earth’s mightiest team of superheroes, but the Avengers’ most impressive power appears to be their complete lack of foresight that these hella sexist T-shirts maybe, MAYBE, just might get some flak. » 4/13/13 1:00pm 4/13/13 1:00pm

This Breakfast Club/Avengers Trailer Mash-Up Inexplicably Delights Us

Although, it's almost definite that Tony Stark would be Claire Standish. It's not hard to picture him saying, "Do you know how popular I am? I am so popular. Everybody loves me so much at this school." » 2/04/13 11:30pm 2/04/13 11:30pm

Good Things Happens When You Pose the Men of The Avengers Like Women

It turns out the results are pretty hilarious when you take all of the characters from the The Avengers movie poster and pose them in the same way the lady Avenger was made to stand. This excellent re-imagined poster makes an air-tight case for everyone in Hollywood posing ass-first from now on, just to level the… » 5/08/12 11:15pm 5/08/12 11:15pm

Avengers Breaks Box-Office Records While Offending Indians

In the United States, The Avengers made $200.3 million over the weekend — breaking a record set in 2011 by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The flick also made $441 million at foreign box offices — a very good reception — but some in India are upset about the way that country is portrayed. » 5/07/12 12:10pm 5/07/12 12:10pm

Stellan and Alexander Skarsgard Share a Father-Son Moment

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 11: Actors Stellan Skarsgard and Alexander Skarsgard arrive at the premiere of Marvel Studios' 'The Avengers' at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) » 4/12/12 10:30pm 4/12/12 10:30pm

Joss Whedon Weighs in on Buffy vs. The Avengers' Natasha Romanoff

Joss Whedon has been out and about promoting two movies (Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers), but that doesn't mean he's too busy to send some love Buffy the Vampire Slayer's way. When asked who would win in a fight between the teenage vamp killer and the Avengers' Natasha Romanoff (played in the movie by Scarlett… » 4/11/12 4:10pm 4/11/12 4:10pm

Turns Out Mel Was Sober During Crazy Oksana Rants

Hell Hath No Fury: In Defense Of The Scorned Woman

Today, Mental Floss presents a list of five of history's famous "Scorned Women." » 7/25/08 3:00pm 7/25/08 3:00pm They are defined rather loosely as: the white hooker who got sent to jail, British tribal queen Boudicca, Lady Mao, Roman Queen Herodias, and this shape-shifter from Pueblo legend. Besides being kind of a crap list (I mean, I can think…