The Summer Movies Of 2015: What Worked and What Didn't

Summer movie season is based on the premise that filmmakers know what the public wants. Big production budgets feed into big marketing campaigns feed into blockbuster success—unless they don’t, through some failure of hit-movie theory or practice. The 2015 season produced some notable surprises (Mad Max) along with… »8/25/15 4:34pm8/25/15 4:34pm

Minions Demonstrates How Slapstick Can Actually Reinforce The Status Quo

Minions is kind of a critic-proof movie. You pretty much already know what you’re getting from this film: one and a half hours of those walking twinkies from the Despicable Me Movies. Amusing antics! Nonsensical babble! Contrived situations! It feels like a direct-to-DVD movie, but it’ll make a billion dollars. »7/10/15 11:00am7/10/15 11:00am

Comic Con Gets a Villainous Makeover in The Minions Trailer

While the first Minions trailer delved into the centuries-long hunt by the adorable yellow creatures for a purpose, this new one gives a better look at the story of the Despicable Me prequel. It involves the Minions visiting the Villain-Con and going home with world-famous evil person Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock). »2/04/15 5:30am2/04/15 5:30am

Tons of News From Avengers 2, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars!

Rumors add not one, but two women to Star Wars Episode VII's cast. There are posters for Arnold Schwarzenegger's King Conan and the Despicable Me spinoff about the Minons. Doctor Who gets another guest star. Arrow promotes someone to series regular. And, most importantly, the Hulk gets stretchy pants. Spoilers now! »5/19/14 9:00am5/19/14 9:00am