In Ant-Man, Paul Rudd becomes the latest leading man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe and he fits right in. Like the other superheroes in this special club, he’s charming and good looking and an undeniably wonderful screen presence. If nothing else, Marvel Studios knows how to cast these movies. They’ve yet to put anyone less than fantastic in a major… Continue reading Ranking the Leading Men of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
In the wide and diverse pantheon of comic book supervillains, there are few with as much interpretive room and staying power as Lex Luthor. Much like his nemesis Superman, who innovated the superhero itself back in 1938, Lex Luthor has proven to be the foundation upon which hundreds of other comic book supervillains are at least partially based. First appearing in April 1940’s Action Comics #23… Continue reading Comics on Film: Ranking the Different Versions of Lex Luthor We've Seen So Far
The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who–like you–are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we’re posting brand new video from the Schmoes that’ll give their spin on a given movie topic.
On this week’s Top Five, the Schmoes are feeling a little frisky in honor of Fifty Shades of Grey. Check out their… Continue reading Watch: We're Gettin' Frisky and Ranking the Top 5 Sex Scenes in Movies
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
Every year in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse holds Fantastic Fest, a celebration of all things wild, weird, and wonderful in worldwide genre cinema. Most of these movies feature one or more of the following: animal cruelty, full-frontal nudity, fountains of blood and some kind of weird Japanese business. (If it’s missing one or more of these elements, then… Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2014: Ranking All the Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival