The arrival of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 markes the third on-screen apperance of Katniss Everdeen, one of the best and most remarkable action heroes in modern Hollywood. More specifically, she’s one of the best and most remarkable action heroines in modern Hollywood. Sadly, that distinction is still required because 51% of the population remains underrepresented in this realm.
Every director has to start somewhere. Some filmmakers arrive with their voice fully formed. Others take a few movies to figure out what kind of artist they are. Some make masterpieces with their first production. Most don’t. Some of those who make masterpieces go on to have long and successful careers… and some don’t.
First films are a tricky business and sometimes… Continue reading Ranking the Greatest Movies from First-Time Directors
The horror genre is chock-full of murderers who have nothing better to do with their time than kill every single person who crosses their path. But of all those murderers, which one is, mathematically speaking, the most effective slasher of the bunch?
We made a list of the most famous, brutal and terrifying “slashers” in horror-movie history. And then… Continue reading The Horror-Slasher Showdown: Who Is the Greatest Horror-Movie Killer?
Chase scenes have been a staple of action movies since the earliest days of cinema. As technology and stunt coordinators have evolved over the years, so have these action-packed sequences. If you’re curious and would like to see that evolution firsthand, then this new video chronicling chases from The Great Train Robbery through to modern fare like Gone in 60 Seconds will have you… Continue reading Watch: Are These Cinema's Greatest Chase Sequences?
Welcome to The Last Sci-fi Blog, our biweekly column about all things science fiction in movies.
Planet of the Apes is the greatest science fiction movie series of all time. This is as close to a fact as opinions about movie franchises get. Seriously. The math backs it up.
But what about Star Wars, you ask? Okay. Well, there are six Star Wars movies, but… Continue reading Why 'Planet of the Apes' Is the Greatest Science Fiction Film Series of All Time