20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. » 7/16/14 10:00am Wednesday 10:00am

First Description Of Avengers 2 Footage! But Who's Andy Serkis Playing?

Serkis will only say who he's not playing in Avengers 2 and Star Wars. Kate Mara says that Fantastic Four is going with a wholly original plot, not adapting one from the comics. Zachary Quinto explains why the next Star Trek will please the purists. Plus, what are the Easter Eggs in Constantine? Spoilers now!
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Who Is Ant-Man's New Castmember Playing? And New Game of Thrones Sets!

Check out Avengers set footage, and a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes promo featuring "more than 80" apes. Gotham casts the Penguin's mother. Arrow adds another character to Oliver's flashbacks. Clark Gregg previews a "guerrilla" Agents of SHIELD for season 2. And what's next for the Proletheans on Orphan Black? » 7/03/14 6:00am 7/03/14 6:00am

Did Ant-Man Lose Another Director? Plus Bleak Hunger Games Set Photos!

One Original Trilogy star won't be in the new Star Wars movies. Famke Janssen wants more of the Wolverine/Cyclops/Jean Grey love triangle. And it looks like we'll be seeing another major deviation from the books on Game of Thrones. Plus new Doctor Who set photos show Clara using the sonic screwdriver. Spoilers now! » 6/06/14 6:00am 6/06/14 6:00am

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

What's Next For the Agents of SHIELD? And Is Prometheus 2 On Hold?

Get the first details about the Game of Thrones season finale. Watch some X-Men featurettes! Ridley Scott could be directing the movie adaptation of The Martian. The first photo from The Walking Dead season five shows a bloodied Rick. And could Arrow's Deadshot get his own spinoff? Spoilers now! » 5/15/14 6:00am 5/15/14 6:00am

Can The Agents of SHIELD Stand For Protecting People Ever Again?

John Garrett turns out to have been a terrific villain for the first season of Agents of SHIELD — both because he perverts the ideals that SHIELD stands for in a fascinating way, and because he becomes an entertaining nutbag. But he also leaves me wondering if these people can still stand for something good. Spoilers… » 5/14/14 2:02pm 5/14/14 2:02pm

Sequel Watch: Details About Star Wars VII, Mockingjay, And Wolverine 3!

What's going to bring the Proletheans and Dyad into competition on Orphan Black? Ryan Murphy promises a terrifying clown on American Horror Story: Freak Show. Check out a first look at Shyamalan's Twin Peaks-esque TV show. And photos from the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Spoilers now! » 5/12/14 6:00am 5/12/14 6:00am

Agents Of SHIELD's Monster Is A Man Who Equates Strength With Survival

Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD delved into the season's big bad, John Garrett, and gave Bill Paxton tons of material to chew on. And we saw how Garrett "mentored" Grant Ward into becoming the psycho he is today. Most fascinatingly, Garrett constantly warns Ward against weakness — but Garrett is weak as hell.… » 5/07/14 1:52pm 5/07/14 1:52pm