Peter Dinklage Will Use His Elite Donkey Kong Skills To Save The World

We've been excited for a while about the idea of a full-length version of the amazing short film Pixels, in which 1980s video game characters attack New York. And then it was turned into an Adam Sandler vehicle. But now our interest is spiking again, because Peter Dinklage may co-star as a classic arcade game champion… » 3/28/14 12:19pm 3/28/14 12:19pm

Percy Jackson 2 could make you stop believing in the Hero's Journey

The first Percy Jackson movie was pretty much a straight-up copy of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, in which a hero finds out he's chosen and goes on a series of tests. And now the new outing basically does the same thing all over again, except slower and with less alacrity. Call it the monomyth with mononucleosis. » 8/07/13 9:00am 8/07/13 9:00am

Harry Potter Director Chris Columbus' New Fantasy Book Totally Not a…

It's sort of amusing how up-front Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone director Chris Columbus is about wanting his new book series, House of Secrets, to be the new J.K. Rowling. Actually, the basic plot doesn't sound very Potter-ish — it's about kids living in a fantasy writer's spooky house, trying to save their… » 1/06/12 1:26pm 1/06/12 1:26pm

Will Hollywood sentimentalize Charles Yu's How to Live Safely in a…

We're mostly thrilled that Charles Yu's awesome novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe is getting a big Hollywood movie deal. We're a bit concerned, though, that it's being spearheaded by Chris Columbus, maker of the first two Harry Potter movies and Percy Jackson, among many other things. Will the… » 12/02/11 10:30am 12/02/11 10:30am