The Real Reason Why Endless Sequels And Remakes Are Bad For Us

These days, it often seems like the entertainment industry just wants to keep monetizing the same handful of properties over and over, instead of taking more risks. That makes for a "warmed-over meatloaf" feeling — but in Slate, Hieroglyph co-editor Ed Finn argues it's also bad for innovation.
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Fox Cancels Ancient Egyptian Fantasy Show Hieroglyph Before It Airs

In a rare, but not-unprecedented move, Fox has pulled the plug on Hieroglyph, a show that it had ordered 13 episodes of rather than just a pilot. Only the first episode has actually been filmed, but scripts for other episodes had been written and were presumably in the process of being filmed. » 6/30/14 9:00pm 6/30/14 9:00pm

Is Warner Brothers really making another Matrix trilogy?

An Avengers: Age of Ultron villain will make it out of that movie and into other Marvel films. What do Game of Thrones episode titles reveal? Gareth Edwards breaks down the Godzilla trailer. Learn how Fantastic Four differs from the earlier versions. And will Chloe Sevigny be returning to American Horror Story?… » 3/03/14 6:00am 3/03/14 6:00am

Could the Amazing Spider-Man movies really set up the Clone Saga?

Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons might be playing a very crucial Star Wars character. Sony might be looking for a director to bring the Masters of the Universe film out of limbo. Find out who could be playing Kyle Reese in Terminator 5. Damon Lindelof hopes that character trumps mythology in The Leftovers. Plus, sneak… » 1/13/14 6:00am 1/13/14 6:00am