Is it too much to expect NBC’s Olympics coverage to be less packaged? The answer may depend on whether you expect to be entertained or informed
What can we learn from comparing the new Total Recall with the original from 20 years ago? Perhaps something about America’s mortality, subtle sexuality and the need for deeper meaning
The end of Christopher Nolan’s final Batman movie hints at a new protector of Gotham City, but who is John Blake, really? Be warned: spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
He makes smart, thought-provoking blockbusters — and he does it so well
Will ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ end with Bruce Wayne’s death? Maybe—if the comic books are any indication
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve seen this year’s quirky indie romantic comedies before. What goes into the creation of today’s indie love potion #9?
Sony’s reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man feels dwarfed by larger, more eagerly anticipated superhero movies this summer. We shouldn’t be surprised, though: Peter Parker’s alter ego has always had bad luck
‘Brave’ may break the mold when it comes to Disney Princesses, but it’s happily reinforcing clichés about its Scottish setting. What is it about the animation studio’s confusing attitude towards cultural stereotypes? One Scot weighs in
The revival of classic soap opera ‘Dallas’ may be able to breathe new life into the glamor and melodrama of the Texan oil world, but it will never reach the insane, amoral heights of the original
Why do we love revisiting pasts we’ve never known? And why do so many of them disappoint?
As Snow White and the Huntsman joins the new roundup of fairy tale-inspired movies, TV shows and books, we wonder: How did these dark, female-led stories become the Next Big Thing?
The Avengers, Batman and Spider-man are headlining this season’s must-see movies. Then why is it so hard for superheroes to fly on the small screen?
After watching this year’s slate of season finales, it’s clear that there is one place you should never, ever, look for life lessons: broadcast television