In the very first shot of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, director Peter Jackson is seen emerging from a Bree tavern, eating a ca..
It’s hard to think of another time I’ve been so relieved walking out of a movie theater. Book-to-movie adaptations are hard, and a ser..
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity makes you realize just how few space movies are really about space. It’s not George Lucas’s job, or Gene Roddenbe..
I was a tween when I read Catcher in the Rye; I lay down on my grandma’s couch and read the novel from beginning to end, almost withou..
Even as Sigmund Freud recedes to a footnote in psychology textbooks, he’s as influential as ever among screenwriters, who have adopted..
Have non-white protagonists. The premise of Elysium is racially charged, with citizens of a predominantly Latino future Los Angeles tryi..
When the Internet first whispered the words Pacific Rim to me, it was around ComicCon time last year. Then the Internet started scream..
That I don’t trust Joss Whedon as a director is of course not at all the point. His nerd cred, for lack of a less annoying term, firml..
At the Bling Ring advance screening I attended, press members were given samples of Sofia Mini wine, possibly because the presenters suspe..
Somewhere near the end of Man of Steel, my girlfriend leaned over and whispered to me, “I can’t believe this movie isn’t over yet.” Neithe..
I was worried about Man of Steel. The most obscenely over-powered superhero of all time as presented by Zack Snyder, maker of the offe..
Recently Kumail Nanjiani tweeted that the best Star Trek film was Galaxy Quest. I laughed at that because it’s a funny joke, but after..