When you’ve been around as long as The Simpsons, you eventually have to find new ways of keeping the show fresh. After 25 years, one additional trick is the idea of having a guest writer. Actually, it’s only sort of new, because while Judd Apatow is the credited pen behind this Sunday’s episode of the series, he wrote the thing as a spec script… Continue reading Discuss: Who Should Follow Judd Apatow As a Guest Writer for 'The Simpsons'?
The Oliver Stone-directed movie about Edward Snowden, who will be played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is officially moving forward for a January shoot. Currently untitled, the story of the NSA whistle-blower is the latest added to an increasing amount of features based on recent current events.
By the time it comes out, it won’t be terribly immediate, especially if you consider that the… Continue reading Discuss: What Recent True Event Would Make a Great Movie?
Every year, there’s an unofficial song of the summer, a particular jam that makes the season special. Not that this is something universally agreed upon by anyone, just a topic for discussion and a means to good times. If there had to be any movie equivalent in 2014, it’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, it helps that the movie has a great soundtack… Continue reading Discuss: What Was the Best Movie of Summer 2014?
On Friday, we get another found-footage movie: Into the Storm. This time, it’s a tornado-based disaster picture, a la Twister, but most of it is shot through the perspective of its characters’ own professional and amateur video cameras. Found footage is clearly not a trend anymore. Eventually we’re likely to see every genre and every storyline done in this style. And that’s not… Continue reading Discuss: What Is the Best Found-Footage Movie?
Six years ago, in an interview for the promotion of City of Ember, Bill Murray stated that he thought “it’d be funny to have a girl Ghostbuster.” That got some of us wondering which actresses might look good with a proton pack strapped to their back. At a site that doesn’t exist anymore, I considered an entire gender-swapped remake… Continue reading Discuss: Who Would You Cast As the Women Ghostbusters?