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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 2:07pm 7/17/15 2:07pm

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 7:51am 7/10/15 7:51am

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 1:40pm 7/09/15 1:40pm

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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10 Most Messed-Up Versions Of The Hero's Journey

Everybody knows the hero’s journey by heart at this point. The chosen one gets called to adventure, refuses, accepts, goes on trials, loses a mentor, faces darkness, defeats evil. But sometimes the hero’s journey takes a major detour. Here are 10 hero’s journeys go went to a dark, terrible place. » 5/12/15 10:00am 5/12/15 10:00am

The Inside Scoop On The Movie Version Of YA Book Classic House Of Stairs

House of Stairs by William Sleator is an intense, dark story, and it would make a fantastic movie. So it's fantastic news that a House of Stairs movie is in the pipeline, with a goal of starting production in September or October. We talked to a producer and got the inside scoop on the film. » 1/23/15 12:30pm 1/23/15 12:30pm

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 10:33am 12/23/14 10:33am

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 6:00pm 12/04/14 6:00pm

Work-Safe Trailer For The X-Rated Hunger Games Parody, The Humper Games

I don't know what's more surprising: That it took this long to get a Hunger Games porn parody, or that the spoof includes jokes about the debate over whether Hunger Games ripped off Battle Royale. Plus Jennifer's Lawrence's real-life nudes getting leaked online. See for yourself, in the trailer for The Humper Games. » 12/01/14 8:00pm 12/01/14 8:00pm

Bad Lip-Reading Turns Hunger Games: Catching Fire Into Musical Mayhem

There aren't many things that would get me to stop watching the new Force Awakens trailer over and over again, but a new Bad Lip-Reading is one of them. This time they bring Katniss' complete insanity and the cast's penchant for breaking into song to the forefront, and it's as hilariously ridiculous as usual. » 11/28/14 11:20am 11/28/14 11:20am

In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... » 11/21/14 9:00am 11/21/14 9:00am

Big Casting News for Jessica Jones, Once Upon a Time, And Orphan Black!

The list of possible Jessica Drews includes someone already playing a comic book character on TV. Once Upon a Time adds an Alias alum as a villain, and there's a picture of her in costume. Keanu Reeves may be starring in another thriller. And when will get answers on Agents of SHIELD? Spoilers now! » 11/20/14 6:00am 11/20/14 6:00am