What if Helen Mirren had been cast as the 13th Doctor?

Artist Kevin Wada always paints the most stylish superheroes, and when he imagines Helen Mirren as Doctor Who's Thirteenth Doctor, he adds flourish and flair to Peter Capaldi's costume. » 3/15/14 9:30am 3/15/14 9:30am

Here's Judi Dench as Titania in a Trippy Midsummer Night's Dream [NSFW]

You probably already worship Dame Judi Dench for her many amazing performances in everything from James Bond movies to British comedies like As Time Goes By. But have you seen her wild performance in the trippy 1968 Midsummer Night's Dream? Warning: Possibly NSFW. » 1/24/14 9:00pm 1/24/14 9:00pm

RED 2 is a classic example of an inferior sequel

RED was a fun little movie, that was worth watching just for Bruce Willis being Batman, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich acting silly and above all Helen Mirren kicking ass in high heels. RED 2 struggles to recapture the magic of the original, but it's a perfect example of a sequel that doesn't have a good reason to… » 7/19/13 11:20am 7/19/13 11:20am

Sing the Monster University's fight club song with Helen Mirren

A new Monster University viral showcases the MU fight song and Head Monster Helen Mirren's voice. Yes Helen Mirren is playing the Monster Dean of Monster University. And she kind of looks like a dragon, because if you're going to make the great actress Helen Mirren into a monster, it's gotta be a freaking dragon. » 2/15/13 2:47pm 2/15/13 2:47pm

Bookies pick Chiwetel Ejiofor as the next possible Doctor Who

Even though the Doctor Who movie is a long way off, one thing is still for certain — the movie will need to cast a brand new Time Lord. But who shall it be? Gamblers have already started staking the odds in Chiwetel Ejiofor's favor, but what about Helen Mirren? » 11/21/11 7:40am 11/21/11 7:40am

What's it like to square off with Helen Mirren's Prospera? Djimon…

Djimon Hounsou plays Caliban in Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. He explained to us the challenges of translating Shakespeare, the difficulties of his makeup, and why making Prospero a woman made the play feel more real to him. » 12/13/10 4:00pm 12/13/10 4:00pm

Julie Taymor's The Tempest is your new late night drunken pizza orgy…

Shakespeare's magic thrives in darkness. Many of his most memorable, transformative plays include unfathomable horrors. And The Tempest, perhaps his most overtly magical play, must beguile us but also confront us with madness. Julie Taymor's version doesn't quite get there. » 12/10/10 9:40am 12/10/10 9:40am

Check out some gorgeous stills from Hollywood's gender swapped Tempest…

We love it when Hollywood remakes a Shakespeare classic — sans teeny-bopper trappings. We're especially tickled by The Tempest's decision to gender-swap the magical "Prospera," so Helen Mirren could be cast. Check out a collection of new Tempest stills. » 11/10/10 11:37am 11/10/10 11:37am

"Red" proves the action movie and the comic book movie have finally…

Comic-book movies and action movies have so much in common: the unrealistic action, the loopy characterization, the WTF-laden plots. But now that more straight-up action movies are being made based on comics, the two genres have merged. Exhibit A: Red. » 10/15/10 1:41pm 10/15/10 1:41pm

The gender-swapping, hyper-stylized trailer for Shakespeare's The…

We never thought we'd see Russell Brand in a Shakespeare film, and yet here he is in the first ever trailer for Julie" Across The Universe" Taymor's gender-flopped Tempest translation. Watch Helen Mirren, as Prospera, summon the elements of magic! » 10/06/10 8:00am 10/06/10 8:00am

Bruce Willis reveals that the movie of Warren Ellis' ultra-violent Red…

We already know that the film adaptation of Warren Ellis' Red is going to be completely different from the comic book. So what can we expect from this action comedy? And how closely is it related to the original? Spoilers... » 7/22/10 5:12pm 7/22/10 5:12pm

The first trailer for Warren Ellis' Red looks...odd.

The three-issue miniseries written by Ellis and drawn by Cully Hamner was a lean, mean, assassin-on-the-warpath thriller, about one old man proving that some things are best left alone. But the movie version looks like a frothy romp. Um, okay. » 6/24/10 7:30am 6/24/10 7:30am

Warren Ellis Weirded Out By Helen Mirren's "Red" Casting, Plus John C.…

Helen Mirren joins up with Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis to bring to life the super-espionage graphic novel Red. And nobody could be more startled than creator Warren Ellis. » 11/05/09 10:00am 11/05/09 10:00am

New Doctor Who Should Be Female, Say Female Scientists

In all the furor about the identity of the next Doctor Who, one group has been notably silent — until now. And, unsurprisingly perhaps, Britain's female scientist demographic is hoping that the next Doctor will be... a female scientist. » 12/03/08 6:30am 12/03/08 6:30am