Danger Dolls Teaser Has All the Schoolgirls-With-Swords Action You Need

Danger Dolls looks like this year's campiest Japanese exploitation movie, and we can't wait. Director Shusuke Kaneko (Death Note, Godzilla, Ghidora and Mothra) is bringing the sword-wielding schoolgirls and the evil cultists who want to blow up the world. Plus aliens! Update: Added full-length trailer! » 5/16/14 7:00pm 5/16/14 7:00pm

10 Ways to Make Everyone Root for Your Amoral Protagonist

One step beyond the anti-hero, there's the amoral or morally challenged main character. Sometimes, a protagonist is so dark, you can't even use the term "hero" to describe him or her. But how do you get your audience to root for a character who might throw an old lady under a bus? Here are 10 ways. » 10/15/13 10:04am 10/15/13 10:04am

Don't Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!

Hollywood's addiction to remakes and reboots continues unabated, with dozens of films in development. And meanwhile, bookshelves are straining with hundreds of original, thrilling novels that have never been adapted to the screen. Here's a second dose of our list of books that should be adapted instead of yet another… » 9/27/13 3:16pm 9/27/13 3:16pm

When an Ordinary Schmo Gets an All-Powerful Sidekick (And Still Can't…

By Amanda Yesilbas and Charlie Jane Anders. It's Monday, the day when we all recognize how powerless we are in the face of a cruel, unbending cosmos. But what if we could have a best friend with the power to reshape reality, or work miracles with the snap of a finger? Our lives would still suck, according to science… » 3/25/13 11:28am 3/25/13 11:28am