The New Maze Runner Movie Is Basically Pure Stupid Fun

The second entry in a dystopian series is always a challenge. The first installment usually has a simple hook—we fight in the arena, we deal with being the only person who has complex emotions, etc. And now, in the second outing... there’s more of the same. Or possibly, a whole lot more mythos. Either way, it’s not… »9/18/15 11:00am9/18/15 11:00am

Seriously, Hunger Games Marketing Department? Seriously?! 

So there’s a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II trailer out today, and it’s fascinating. It’s fascinating because it’s awful, and it’s awful because—well, well, to explain it would be to spoil a major moment in the movie, but even just watching this trailer could spoil you! So unless you’ve read the books (or… »9/16/15 4:48pm9/16/15 4:48pm

Has Filming A Movie And Its Sequel Back-to-Back Ever Had a Good Result?

James Cameron wants to film three sequels to his mega-hit Avatar, all in one go. This sounds like a hugely ambitious undertaking—but he’s not the first director to try this. There have been some disasters, but also a few triumphs. Here’s our complete history of people directing a movie and its sequel back-to-back. »7/31/15 1:31pm7/31/15 1:31pm

Why The Best Post-Apocalyptic Stories Are Usually Kind Of Silly

What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous. »7/17/15 5:07pm7/17/15 5:07pm

Did Peeta Accidentally Reveal More Hunger Games Movies Are Coming?

If you watched the cast of Mockingjay Part 2 on Conan last night, you might have noticed actor Josh Hutcherson say something interesting. When the topic of more Hunger Games movies came up, the actor said, “ There is—oh, I can’t say that. Sorry! We’ll see what happens.” But can we trust anything Peeta says on camera? »7/10/15 10:51am7/10/15 10:51am

The Real Reason Studios Want Die-Hard Fans Steering Movie Adaptations

Whenever you see a beloved classic getting reinvented for the big screen, you hear that the people involved were huge fans of the original. Studio execs at a Comic-Con panel today said they make sure that fans are part of the creative process on a big project—but not for the reason you might think. »7/09/15 4:40pm7/09/15 4:40pm

First Trailer For The Last Hunger Games: Is Katniss Becoming A Monster?

Katniss Everdeen gets one last makeover in the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. And it’s her most badass, but also her least humane. She’s basically got one agenda at this point, and it’s all about killing. Meanwhile, Finnick steals the trailer with the absolute best line.
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Don't Hold Your Breath For That William Shatner Cameo In Star Trek 3

Tobias Menzies talks Outlander’s season finale. Peter Capaldi wants Doctor Who’s oldest companion to return. Check out two clips from Terminator Genisys and our best look yet at Batman in Suicide Squad. Plus, Agents Of SHIELD promotes an Inhuman to series regular, and teasers for Penny Dreadful. Spoilers! »6/02/15 9:00am6/02/15 9:00am

Here's One Genre That Could Replace Post-Apocalyptic Stories

We're in the middle of a huge boom in post-apocalyptic storytelling, including some of the most acclaimed novels and some of the biggest media properties. Will the apocalypse ever stop? What could replace it? Here's one idea: Instead of the apocalypse, maybe we can start writing about colonizing other worlds,… »12/04/14 9:00pm12/04/14 9:00pm