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 6:21pm 2/04/14 6:21pm

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 1963 … » 12/15/13 2:00pm 12/15/13 2:00pm

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 in … » 7/07/13 2:32pm 7/07/13 2:32pm

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

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

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