Is it just me, or has there been a lot of headlines coming from the geekier side of Hollywood lately?
Between all of the fanboy-friendly films hitting theaters and the kickoff of convention season with one of the year’s first big shows, WonderCon, there’s been no shortage of material in the news cycle for anyone interested in superhero and sci-fi fare. That’s why this… Continue reading The Geek Beat: Why a 'Farscape' Movie Matters and Spider-Man Should Swing Solo
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This week marks the 25th anniversary of “The Dead Pool,” which, perhaps no one realized at the time, was the final “Dirty Harry” movie. The movie was released on July 13, 1988, shortly after Eastwood turned 58, and while the actor has continued to play cops and gunslingers and action heroes, he tossed away Inspector Harry Callahan’s badge for… Continue reading 'The Dead Pool' at 25: Why Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Still Matters
The summer of 1982 produced a heap of landmark sci-fi blockbusters like “E.T.,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “Blade Runner.” There was so much going on, that it was easy for a film to fall through the cracks — and that’s just what happened to John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” The film opened on June 25, but struggled to find an audience and barely broke even at the… Continue reading 'John Carpenter's The Thing' At 30: Why It Still Matters (OPINION)
Yesterday’s news that the Village Voice had laid off its longtime chief film critic J. Hoberman sent shockwaves through the worlds of movie journalism and independent film distribution. Aside from Roger Ebert, it’s hard to imagine a current critic who’s been at his post longer, who’s had more impact on the indie film world and on other critics, or who’s departure would leave a bigger void. His layoff… Continue reading Why J. Hoberman, Fired Village Voice Movie Critic, Matters
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On this Thanksgiving, there are many things to be thankful for when it comes to women in cinema. We have incontrovertible talents like Meryl… Continue reading Girls on Film: The Gender Equality Study and Why Discourse Matters