To listen to the way that internet trolls go on about how women becoming the central characters of franchises like Star Wars have somehow “ruined” the movies, one might be tempted to entertain the idea that women are bad for business. Common sense would tell you that isn’t at all the case, and now there’s statistical evidence to back that up.
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With Daniel Craig’s future as 007 seemingly at an end after the next Bond movie—which itself endured endless speculation over whether Craig would even appear in the damn thing—Bond fans are wondering who will get the licence to kill next. But a new survey suggests that fans are divided over who they really want.
I come not to bury J.K. Rowling, but to praise her. Harry Potter was an honest to god phenomenon, impacting my generation in roughly the same way Star Wars did for the one before us. The world she created fascinated us and the fandom was deeply invested in the story. But in her rush to expand the Wizarding World beyond Wizarding Britain, Rowling has run into the limits of her experience and knowledge. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
It’s been quite a big week for mega-producer Jason Blum. The man behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Split, Get Out and many other horror hits is set to have the biggest opening of his career thanks to Halloween — but in an interview about the film, he made some bad remarks explaining why his Blumhouse Productions hasn’t worked with many female directors. He’s now walked back that statement.
About 10 to 15 years ago, I was waiting for a movie to start at San Diego Comic-Con and a familiar face popped up in one of the commercials. It was actor Dante Basco, selling Sprite (or Sprint maybe?) and someone in the crowd screamed “RU-FI” to which everyone. else. in. the. cinema. replied “Ohhhhhhh!”
After what feels like an age of waiting, we’re finally entering a new era of female-driven genre storytelling, on screens big and small. But according to a new study launched by BBC America, it’s just a start — and it’s also a push more vital than ever, with on-screen representation becoming hugely important to young girls.
Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran suddenly logged off the internet in what appeared to be in response to an outpouring of racist, sexist trolls who felt the need to voice their distaste for her existence within one of the most popular franchises in the world.
Today, the actress decided to pen an open letter explaining her feelings on the matter. And what she said was pretty great.
There's an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters - studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is joining the list.
Between the success of Black Panther and female-fronted projects like Wonder Woman, it seems like diversity and representation in front of -- and behind -- the camera has finally become increasingly important to filmmakers and audiences alike. But self-described "bionic actress" Angel Giuffria is waiting for more. She hopes this will be a tipping point, where eventually people will start to see more characters like herself on the big screen: people with disabilities.
As the hosts in Delos' luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm -- especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it's important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the very idea of this park is rife with potentially problematic, racist ideas.
For many, the huge success of Black Panther at the box office has been seen as a watershed moment in Hollywood, proving that films lead by predominantly black casts can offer mainstream appeal that brings a more diverse audience to the movies. But at least one Marvel alumni doesn't necessarily agree.
Marvel's Jessica Jones made television history when it announced that all 13 episodes of season two would be helmed by female directors. Now, just in time for Women's History Month, a new featurette is shining a spotlight on all the women working together to bring this iconic series to Netflix once again.
Mindy Kaling is one of us. Though she's best known for her comedic work on The Office and The Mindy Project, Kaling is a huge genre fan. When she was growing up, she never felt those genres spoke to her directly. However, working on Ava DuVernay's new Disney movie A Wrinkle In Time, she finally got to let her geek flag fly.