There Were Actually Fewer Lead Roles for Women in 2014's Major Movies

Fewer women appeared in lead roles in major Hollywood movies in 2014 than in 2002. Apologies to anyone pinning her hopes on slow, steady progress. » 2/10/15 1:20pm 2/10/15 1:20pm

Dead Body Discovered During Avengers Filming in South Korea

This weekend, filming began in Seoul for The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Mapo Bridge was closed to traffic for the production. Below the bridge, a body was discovered floating in the water. » 3/31/14 7:00am 3/31/14 7:00am

Why Joss Whedon Is Already Apologizing for The Avengers: Age of Ultron

The new Avengers movie hasn't started shooting in Seoul yet, but Joss Whedon is already telling the people he's sorry for the mess and inconvenience the movie will bring. » 3/28/14 6:30am 3/28/14 6:30am

Learn how Hollywood screwed over the VFX industry in Life After Pi

In 2011-12, the VFX company Rhythm & Hues created the astounding effects for Ang Lee's gorgeous movie The Life of Pi. Then they went bankrupt, fired their staff, and went out of business. Two weeks later they won an Oscar. The new documentary Life After Pi shows how this insanity was made possible. » 2/14/14 3:20pm 2/14/14 3:20pm

Superman Returns Director Blames Women for Movie's Failure

Director Bryan Singer wants you to know that it isn't his fault that Superman Returns flopped. Rather, it's kind of sort of the fault of the women for whom he made this movie, but who didn't flock to the theaters to see his badly reviewed, boringly cast version of the franchise. » 2/04/14 4:10pm 2/04/14 4:10pm

Peter O'Toole Dies at Age 81

Peter O'Toole, one of the best stage and screen actors ever, has died at the age of 81, according to his agent. Though he was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, O'Toole never received one, which is so absurd that it deserves its own Monty Python sketch. For some good Sunday reading, check out Gay Talese's … » 12/15/13 1:50pm 12/15/13 1:50pm

The Naked Gun Reboot Planned with Ed Helms as Leslie Nielsen

Because every movie you don't care about has already been recycled at least once, Paramount has decided to begin rebooting the ones you actually do care about — starting with The Naked Gun. » 12/13/13 4:05pm 12/13/13 4:05pm

We Know Much More About The Warcraft Movie Now

The Warcraft movie is coming in 2015, yet we barely know anything about it outside of the setting and who's directing. At the Warcraft movie presentation at BlizzCon 2013, we learned a whole lot more, from setting to story and more. » 11/09/13 5:00pm 11/09/13 5:00pm

Recently Steven Spielberg predicted Hollywood's model of relying on huge blockbuster movies would collapse. Does the recent string of huge-budget flops mean it's already happening? Slate thinks so. » 7/25/13 12:05pm 7/25/13 12:05pm

Not One Single Woman Directed a Doctor Who Episode Last Year

In spite of all the criticism Hollywood has faced recently for its awful female-to-male director ratio, women are still being widely discriminated against in the film industry. Maybe, being a generally optimistic person, you might be inclined to think that things are a little more equal outside of the US. What about… » 7/07/13 1:30pm 7/07/13 1:30pm

The abandoned Hollywood bunker built for Hitler

If the Axis Powers had won World War II, a group of American Nazi sympathizers hoped to lure Adolf Hitler to Los Angeles, where he would win the hearts and minds of the Hollywood elite. So assured were these Hitler fans of Germany's victory that they spent millions of dollars building the Führer a luxury ranch. » 3/18/12 3:30pm 3/18/12 3:30pm

The Next Big Names in Science Fiction Movie-Making

There's no shortage of praise for Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg and the rest of Hollywood's science fiction and fantasy titans. But who are the next generation of myth-makers? Who should you be keeping an eye on? Who will make the genre-defining movies that everyone else will feverishly race to copy? » 8/24/11 3:41pm 8/24/11 3:41pm

The glamorous, thrilling life of a television writer on the job market

Daniel Thomsen, a television writer who has worked on staff at Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Melrose Place, explains just what goes into the "staffing season" for television writers. » 4/18/11 3:05pm 4/18/11 3:05pm

How much money does a movie need to make to be profitable?

If you really liked a particular movie, and you're hoping it made enough money to warrant a sequel, then the wealth of box-office news can be confusing. How can you tell when a movie's a hit? We asked the experts. » 1/31/11 2:24pm 1/31/11 2:24pm

Tron Legacy falls 54% in its second weekend, claims 3rd place at box…

Several weeks ago, we reported that Tron Legacy would have to gross $50 million in its opening weekend to recoup its $200 million budget. This weekend wasn't much help, as it's on track to gross $20.1 million. » 12/26/10 3:00pm 12/26/10 3:00pm

Judge orders cops to stop harassing superheroes

You'd think Wolverine, Batman, Superman, Catwoman and Iron Man would collectively hold enough superpower to keep the cops at bay. » 11/20/10 1:30pm 11/20/10 1:30pm

Ain't no "Thing" - the frozen alien prequel has no release date

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing has gone from an April 29, 2011 release date to no release date at all. Universal claims the film's not ready. Sorry, alien head-spider fans. » 11/13/10 7:30am 11/13/10 7:30am

See Will Ferrell's take on superhero movie proliferation

Over at The LA Times there's a clip of the Megamind star being asked whether he thinks he's contributing to the demise of the superhero film. He replies with a weirdly reasonable and intelligent answer. » 10/06/10 7:00am 10/06/10 7:00am