The big movie opening this Valentine’s Day is the new Die Hard. Has Hollywood forgotten how to make a good romantic date movie?
Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams share something in common besides their dominance of big-budget Hollywood movie-making. Is genre TV the training ground for the next generation of powerful directors?
They have no personalities, rotting bodies and they want to eat your brains. So why are zombies now being considered in romantic and sexual terms?
The appeal of this week’s ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ seems to be based in the lure of its intentionally kitsch concept – which may explain why the movie is unlikely to be a success.
As ABC teases a ‘Star Wars’ weekly TV show, the world prepares for another ‘Star Trek’ movie. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
Is next week’s ‘Hawaii Five-O’—which will allow viewers to select the episode’s ending from three possibilities—another sign that beloved children’s book series ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ is making a comeback?
What is it about ‘Downton Abbey’ that makes the show so addictive? Perhaps it’s that the show isn’t just another British period drama, but a televisual magpie that steals from soap operas, comedy and US dramas.
What part did movies, TV shows and comic books play in making people believe in those crackpot prophecies?
The Hobbit and Game of Thrones have become full-on pop culture phenomena, but what about the game that kept the fantasy genre alive in the 1970s and ’80s? Where’s the mainstream love for Dungeons and Dragons?
Twitter may have just finished its first official Fiction Festival, but the 140-character social media has always been pushing the boundaries when it comes to telling stories
A new movie, new comic books and ratings highs for the old television specials… Everything is coming up Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang right now—but why?
A defense of Hallmark Channel’s televisual holiday comfort food—a one-stop shop for stories of redemption, familiarity and former stars
TV network executives may want shows with one big idea to hook viewers early, but if those viewers are going to stick around, it pays to sweat the small stuff