Yesterday, Marvel announced a new partnership with book publisher Hyperion on a series of "action and adventure romance novel" targeting a female readership. "The She-Hulk Diaries" and "Rogue Touch" will supposedly explore the female protagonists of the comic book world in a way that's more relatable to the modern woman reader.
While we're not totally shocked by an apparent cash-grab for that sweet, sweet "Fifty Shades of Grey" money, it's a little upsetting to see such a revered brand stooping to that level. But hey, it's just business, and when it's business, nothing sentimental can last.
With Marvel going down the road of the romance novel, it's only a matter of time before we start seeing the same for "Star Wars," so we beat Lucasfilm to the chase. Here's how we imagine a series of "Star Wars" romance novels going down.
Fans of horror movies know that sometimes there is nothing creepier than a precious little child. They're small. They can move quickly. Oh Lord, don't even mention when they start singing slowly in unison.
But not all children in movies are creepy, so the folks over at Film.com have compiled a helpful scale to place the youthful characters of the world, ranging from "cute" to "demonic."
And while we take issue with a few of the classifications—Li'l Dice is "precious"?—you should find the scale helpful when thinking of adopting the silent kid whose hair hangs in front of her face.
Most movies go through rounds of casting where actors commit and then have to step away or deals never materialize, even Academy Award-nominated films.
This year's contenders especially seemed to go through several different versions of their cast before finding the group of actors that would eventually lead them to Oscar night.
But what about those unseen versions? How would Liam Neeson have done as Abraham Lincoln? Would Will Smith make a better Django? We'll never know, but the folks over at Next Movie have put together posters for several hypothetical casts.
Check out a few after the jump and more over at Next Movie!
Anyone who ventured onto Twitter during the Super Bowl understands that the place becomes a one-upping joke contest about who can riff on live events faster and funnier.
When the lights crapped out in the Superdome last night, many of the social media quasi-comediennes put the blame squarely on the shoulders of one man...
And while we chuckled at the well-timed "Dark Knight Rises" reference, we gave our gold medal of power outage jokes to a YouTube user, RB3TV1, who combined nostalgia with perfect video editing to land the win, which you can check out after the jump.
It looks like we finally have a director for "Star Wars: Episode VII," and it seems to be J.J. Abrams. We've dissected the questions we have, the potential look of the film, and Abrams' "Star Wars" love affair over at MTV News, but as psyched as we are about the prospect, we're having a hard time getting a different Abrams property out of our heads.
Let's see if we can explain this to you. We're going to start describing "Star Wars" and then let's see what happens.
The How It Should Have Ended team has tackled a lot of Hollywood movies in their day, but somehow we never get sick of watching their accurate summations of how a bunch of Hollywood blockbusters could have ended a lot sooner. This time, they're covering "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" -- but, really, they're showing how the entire "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" story arc could have been ended in around two hours.
When Gandalf notices that Bilbo is pocketing something that likely is the One Ring of Sauron, why doesn't he pipe up? In this HISHE installment, the wizard calls his pack of eagles to fly him and Bilbo to Mordor and destroy the ring long before Frodo ever gets it. Sure, Bilbo then isn't able to help the dwarves win back the Lonely Mountain from Smaug, but in the grand scheme of things, it's a sacrifice worth making.
From all of the behind-the-scenes stories about the "Hunger Games" star, we've been led to believe that Jennifer Lawrence is actually pretty good at archery. She may be no real-life Katniss Everdeen, but it sounds like she can hold her own, thanks to some stunt training.
But in the promos for her upcoming hosting gig on "Saturday Night Live," Jason Sudeikis challenges her to pull a William Tell and shoot an apple off of Bobby Moynihan's head, and it doesn't not go so well.
This is a great time of the year for the movies. The Oscar nominations are out and most new films aren't that great, so you actually have time to go back and watch the "important" ones from the previous year.
Last year had some great pieces of cinema, but don't you think they were all missing something?
They were missing more animals. Every movie from the past year didn't have enough wild beasts as main characters. Thankfully, the folks over at Next Movie have fixed this for us.