I might have to go the distance to see this.
Bless my soul, Herc is on a roll.Read More
It's always fun to take a look at what goes into making some classic movies, right?Read More
Yeah, about that whole "take off your clothes" thing...
There's been some neat Aladdin stuff in the news recently, from the deleted Genie scenes to Kane and Salonga singing "A Whole New World" for the new Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of the animated film.Read More
Sure, he can be gay ... in the alt universe.
"All-New, All-Different"? More like Same-Old, Same-Old.Read More
Gosh I love arrows.
Today the Dwayne Johnson-led Hercules, which you'll no-doubt remember from both Rebecca Pahle's GIF-laden review and from that scene in the trailer where the dude throws a horse at somebody, hits shelves on Blu-Ray and DVD. We spoke briefly with Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, the film's sole arrow-launching lady badass, about her history with action movies and how she thinks there needs to be more room for women to be women in them. Spoiler alert: she's kind of awesome.Read More
And the winner is...
There were some good movies that came out this summer. Some bad ones. And a lot of in-between. But which were which? We asked you, our readers, to share your opinions. And now we have the results. 2014 summer movie season, you have been ranked. The TMS writers also share their views on the movies that came out, because we couldn't let you have all the fun.Read More
Yikes. That's, like, Gap of Rohan big.
As this graph shows, we have a really, really long way to go when it comes to depicting diversity in these genres.Read More
What was that about no Black Widow movie yet?
Make no mistake, readers: as Susana Polo pointed out in her review on Friday, Lucy is not a good film, and probably not worth spending money on to watch in-theaters. And yet, it made about 1.5 times more than Hercules at the box office this weekend. But who's gonna watch an action movie starring a woman, guys? What's next, are they gonna let us vote and own property or something?Read More
Pure Oscar material.
After a weekend of intense internal debate, yesterday I decided to hop on the bus, schlep to the theater, and see Hercules. After all, I justified to myself, it has Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson! Surely it will at least be entertaining! My subconscious was screaming in the background—But Brett Ratner. It's directed by Brett Ratner!—but I did not listen. I should have. Because Hercules was bad. And it needed to be worse. (Warning: Spoilers within.)Read More
Kevin Sorbo didn't a cameo in the new The Rock-starring Hercules, and he is DISAPPOINTTEEEEEDDD.Read More
And I'll Form the Head!
Wait, John Hurt is in this? The Rock's appetite for chewable scenery distracted me from recognizing Hurt's otherwise distinct voice until a ways into the new trailer. You go after that paycheck, sir. Respect. Joseph Fiennes... slightly less respect. I'm sorry, it's the wig. I can't. (via: io9)Read More
Not interested without cheesy sound effects.
The first trailer has dropped for Millennium Films' new adaptation of the Hercules myth, Hercules: The Legend Begins. Sirected by Die Hard 2 filmmaker Renny Harlin and starring Kellan Lutz of Twilight fame, the film is described by Harlin as "Gladiator meets Clash of the Titans." Uh... sure it is.Read More
i'll just leave this here
Final Fantasy X-2 introduced a new wrinkle into the famous RPG series: instead of being handed a selection of characters with set classes to choose a three person fighting team with, players were handed exactly three characters (Rikku, Yuna, and Paine) and could choose which class roles they wanted those characters to play at any moment, simply by changing their outfits. It was also the first FF game to feature an all female main cast.And what with the fanart trend of giving reinterpreting Disney princesses, and the existing presence of the official Final Fantasy/Disney crossover games Kingdom Hearts, it shouldn't surprise anyone that xsKiRtZx's drawings of Disney princesses and other lead female characters as Final Fantasy X-2 classes are a pretty cool combination. Read More
Pretty Pretty Princess
There's no shortage of dark!Disney fan material on the internet. It's just something that people do with family-themed favorites from their childhoods: try to make them thematically relevant to their adult sensibilities. Jeffery Thomas' Twisted Princess series stands out from all the Goth!Tinkerbells due to sheer creativity.
After completing six initial drawings, Thomas gave in to the feedback and wound up doing seven more. With the latter seven, he included descriptions of how he saw each character's transformation. Most of these quick, alternate universe stories are of women who, since their rescuers have failed, are fighting for love, revenge or freedom with whatever was on hand, and by whatever means necessary.
My personal favorite is Megara, pictured above, but I'm a sucker for any reference to the Fates. More, below.Read More