5 Things 'The Martian' Film Needs to Live Up to the Book

Column by Rajan Khanna September 25, 2015
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' releases on October 2. But will it live up to the novel? Rajan Khanna looks at 5 things the film needs.

Patton Oswalt's Night Café and the Script that Changed Joss Whedon Forever

Column by Bart Bishop September 23, 2015
A look at Patton Oswalt's concept of the Night Café, a room you enter and leave changed forever. For Joss Whedon, that room was his Alien: Resurrection script.

Bookshots: 'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg

Column by Brandon Tietz September 17, 2015
A huge Bill Murray fan reads a book about Bill Murray...and the results are a teeny bit sad.
‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

News by Raine Winters
Our favorite nanny is back again.

How to Be a Writer (According to Hollywood)

Column by Max Booth III September 11, 2015
It is a true art, being a writer inside of a movie. Not many can pull it off—but those who do usually die from alcohol poisoning.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Lost in Translation'

Column by Christopher Shultz September 4, 2015
Sofia Coppola's script not only typifies great nuts and bolts screenwriting, but also how prose-worthy and poetic approaches can influence the process.
Kenneth Branagh to Direct 'Artemis Fowl' Film Adaptation

Kenneth Branagh to Direct 'Artemis Fowl' Film Adaptation

News by Raine Winters
Because we all need more fairies in our lives.
New ‘Martian’ Trailer Hits the Web

New ‘Martian’ Trailer Hits the Web

News by Raine Winters
:::Drools from excitement:::

David Thomson's 'Suspects' and the Questionable Validity of Fan Fiction

Column by Bart Bishop August 13, 2015
An exploration of the proliferation of fan fiction in the Internet age compared to earlier literary reimaginings of characters, with David Thomson's Suspects given particular attention.

Embracing the Brutal Brilliance of Pixar

Column by Leah Dearborn
Although predominantly a children’s movie studio, Pixar is notorious for creating highly empathetic characters and then breaking viewer’s hearts by putting them through hell and back.
Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ to hit Theatres in January 2017

Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ to hit Theatres in January 2017

News by Raine Winters August 6, 2015
Nickolaj Arcel is set to direct the feature film adaptation.

Welcome to the Suicide Squad

Column by BH Shepherd August 3, 2015
A brief guide to the characters featured in the upcoming 'Suicide Squad' movie based on the DC comics.
The Goosebumps Trailer is Here

The Goosebumps Trailer is Here

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
R.L. Stine's monsters are free and Jack Black's gotta catch 'em all.

Crichton's World: From Spielberg to Trevorrow

Column by Christopher Shultz June 19, 2015
How does the latest cinematic outing into the 'Jurassic' universe stack up to its literary and Spielbergian predecessors?
Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

Elizabeth Banks in Talks to Direct ‘Red Queen’

News by Riki Cleveland
Fan favorite Elizabeth Banks is in talks to direct the upcoming film adaptation of Victoria Aveyard's 'Red Queen.'

'Ex Machina' and the Reinvention of the Femme Fatale

Column by Christopher Shultz June 4, 2015
Alex Garland's directorial debut isn't just science fiction, it's also film noir. While this pairing isn't new, the femme fatale definitely is.
Infinite Best? New Trailer For David Foster Wallace Movie

Infinite Best? New Trailer For David Foster Wallace Movie

News by Peter Derk
A new trailer has been released for 'The End of the Tour', the David Foster Wallace movie starring Jason Segel.
Cary Fukunaga Exits Stephen King’s ‘It’ Remake

Cary Fukunaga Exits Stephen King’s ‘It’ Remake

News by Raine Winters May 27, 2015
I think I just died a little inside.
Unpublished Orson Welles Memoir Found at the University of Michigan

Unpublished Orson Welles Memoir Found at the University of Michigan

News by Emily Rose Lathrop
The University of Michigan special collections library has unpacked an unpublished memoir by Orson Welles.
Paul Tremblay's 'A Head Full Of Ghosts' Film Rights Sold

Paul Tremblay's 'A Head Full Of Ghosts' Debuts In A Month, Film Rights Sold At Auction

News by Peter Derk May 7, 2015
Focus Features wins rights to Paul Tremblay's 'A Head Full Of Ghosts' at auction.
Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

Will Poulter Cast as Pennywise in Stephen King's 'It'

News by Emily Rose Lathrop May 6, 2015
Cary Fukunaga has reportedly found his Pennywise.
‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’ Optioned For Film

‘13 Little Blue Envelopes’ Optioned For Film

News by Riki Cleveland
Exciting film news for social media-savvy young adult author Maureen Johnson.

Marvel Movie Preview: Avengers 2, CapAm 3, and More!!

Column by Brandon Tietz
Want to know what's coming up in the new Marvel movies but don't want to wait? We've got some spoiler-heavy info.

'The Babadook': A Lesson In Subtext

Column by Christopher Shultz April 10, 2015
One of 2014's most celebrated films may seem like just a slick, supernatural tale, but there's so much more going on between the lines.
Where the Bird Sings Best

Bookshots: 'Where the Bird Sings Best' by Alejandro Jodorowsky

Review by Christopher Shultz April 6, 2015
The acclaimed artist presents his familial history through his own avant-garde lens.