Why Did Hollywood Stop Making Big Genre Movies in the '80s?

It's a question that haunted me as a teen in the late '80s and early '90s, flipping through the latest issues of STARLOG and Cinefantastique looking for something — anything — that looked like the movies of my childhood and early adolescence. When I was a kid in the late '70s and early '80s, the theaters were filled… » 10/05/14 12:55pm 10/05/14 12:55pm

Supercut: Intense eyes looking at the camera in famous movie scenes

A person's eyes can express so much. That's why directors hone in on them in crucial scenes of movies. That's why you can just see the eyes of a great actor and immediately know what movie you're watching. That's why this supercut about eyes is so fun to watch, it's just famous scene after famous scene. » 9/19/14 2:25am 9/19/14 2:25am

What Movies Would Have Been Better Without Advertising Spoilers?

How many times has knowing what you were getting into with a movie kind of... lessened the impact? Predator is pretty much advertised from the start as men vs monster, but what if it had been advertised like it was Commando? Nothing in the first thirty minutes really betrays what you're getting into later in the film.… » 9/13/14 1:35am 9/13/14 1:35am

Ghostbusters and I Both Turn 30

My best friend gave me a Ghostbusters LEGO set for my birthday, right before we went to see the 30th anniversary re-release together. The theater wasn't crowded - we were two of perhaps fifteen altogether. But the small audience meant that everyone who was there were big fans, and that's really the best way to see… » 9/02/14 11:33pm 9/02/14 11:33pm

27,965 Miles - I Might Need Book and a Movie

Before the end of the month I will be traveling 27,965 miles by air for work. That is a lot of time with the in-flight entertainment system, but I'm afraid that might not be enough. I have the first 6 books of Game of Thrones on the iPad to read, but I was hoping you guys could offer up some other options for books,… » 8/11/14 6:04pm 8/11/14 6:04pm