Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make sexual exploration on the internet that much more thrilling, and that much more dangerous.
It’s no secret that my favorite comic strip of all time is Closer Than We Think by Arthur Radebaugh. The strip is largely forgotten today, but it featured the very best of flying cars and jetpacks from the Golden Age of futurism. The pulpy time capsule ran in over 200 newspapers from 1958 until 1963, and ever since I…
There are hobbies, and then there are lifelong obsessions. Andrew Wilcox’s short documentary Some Kind of Quest introduces us to Northlandz, an astonishingly detailed model-train installation that sprawls across 52,000 square feet—and to Bruce Zaccagnino, the man who dreamed it into reality.
Next week is a big one if you’re a fan of Ghostbusters. The main news, obviously, is the first new movie in over 25 years hitting theaters. What you may not know is there’s a second film coming too. It’s the fan documentary Ghostheads, which will hit Netflix July 15.
Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex is a new documentary about the artistic wizards who ruled cinema in the pre-CG days. It’s full of big names, including Rick Baker, Jon Landis, Joe Dante, and Guillermo del Toro. But the most famous faces that appear in the trailer are far more fantastical.
Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously is a new documentary that follows the prolific fantasy author (Sandman, Coraline, American Gods) on his final signing tour. The trailer below suggests that it’ll focus on how Gaiman’s work has impacted others, from eager fans to famous faces, including George R.R. Martin and the late…
Children of the ‘80s probably learned a lot about death, dismemberment and bodily fluids from the Garbage Pail Kids. The ultra-gross, depraved and occasionally sadistic trading cards released in 1985 were a massive, massive hit and now there’s a documentary about them.
If you live in a big city like Los Angeles or San Francisco, you do your part for the drought in California by watering your plants less and maybe by showering a song or two faster. But if you live in a small town like Stratford in California’s Central Valley during the drought? You’re trying to not lose your…
Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his second film, Nolan was able to strike a perfect balance of all things Batman, and thus anchor a legendary trilogy.
There are so many pop culture properties that have passionate, organized fan communities. Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Marvel, DC, the list goes on and on. But one fandom you may not know much about is Ghostbusters, and a new documentary aims to remedy that.
“People always say, ‘When did you decide to be a writer?’ And I never wanted to be a writer. I just wrote.” That’s Ursula K. Le Guin, speaking in a clip from Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, an in-progress documentary about the award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Filmmaker Arwen Curry’s been working on the…
In the early ‘80s, a group of friends decided to do a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. The herculean task became an Internet legend, and this summer you can watch the entire story unfold on the big screen.
In his 1979 novel Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke described an impossibly tall tower that would ferry humans from the Earth’s surface into orbit. Nearly forty years later, space elevators still have the ring of science fiction. But against all odds, a small community of engineers is pushing the idea closer to…
There’s a lot of uncertainty about the future of women and minorities in the tech industry, but I think there’s one thing we can all agree on. This documentary about young women competing to win a Google prize for their apps is pretty damn uplifting.
There have been Star Wars documentaries on almost everything. The history, the fans, the merchandise and more. But a new one, Elstree 1976, takes a different spin. It focuses on actors who played what they thought were going to be blink-and-you-miss-it characters. Then it became Star Wars.
Chris Kirk is an American imprisoned for drug smuggling in Brazil. How he got there isn’t explained in the enigmatic trailer for Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s documentary I Touched All Your Stuff, but reviews mention a “Hitchcockian chance-encounter with a femme fatale” and “Pablo Escobar’s hippos.”
Would-be-Superman Nicolas Cage is not really in the new documentary about his failed superhero film Superman Lives. He didn’t have time to be part of the film during production—but he’s now offered up some suitably nostalgic (and slightly crazy) comments on the project.
Anytime Christopher Nolan finishes a movie, we take notice. Both for the movie itself and for the infinite possibilities of what he’ll do next. It turns out, after Interstellar, the director made a short documentary, it’s already done and screening in New York City this August.
In November 2013, a five-year-old boy named Miles Scott won our hearts when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed him into Batkid for a day. The new documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of that day and shows us how one kid’s wish became a massive phenomenon.