In September we got the first look at Collateral Beauty, which stars Will Smith as a grieving man who encounters human-looking manifestations of Death, Time, and Love. Or... are they actors hired by his concerned friends? We’re still not sure what’s really going on, though this second trailer does lean way more into…
Jason Clarke will join Helen Mirren in Winchester, a supernatural thriller about eccentric firearms heiress Sarah Winchester. Her legacy is a mansion that took shape over 38 years of continuous construction... because she believed the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles wanted her do it. As you might guess,…
io9 prides itself on bringing you the movies you care about—science fiction, fantasy, superheroes, basically anything with an otherworldly or supernatural element. But then there’s a movie like Collateral Beauty, Warner Bros.’ big Christmas family film, and we don’t actually know if we should be telling you about it.
Military drones can kill enemies from miles above in the sky—but they can also kill innocent civilians. The people controlling these weapons are often continents away, and a new movie shows us the agonizing decisions that these people face.
You probably already worship Dame Judi Dench for her many amazing performances in everything from James Bond movies to British comedies like As Time Goes By. But have you seen her wild performance in the trippy 1968 Midsummer Night's Dream? Warning: Possibly NSFW.
RED was a fun little movie, that was worth watching just for Bruce Willis being Batman, Morgan Freeman and John Malkovich acting silly and above all Helen Mirren kicking ass in high heels. RED 2 struggles to recapture the magic of the original, but it's a perfect example of a sequel that doesn't have a good reason to…
A new Monster University viral showcases the MU fight song and Head Monster Helen Mirren's voice. Yes Helen Mirren is playing the Monster Dean of Monster University. And she kind of looks like a dragon, because if you're going to make the great actress Helen Mirren into a monster, it's gotta be a freaking dragon.
Even though the Doctor Who movie is a long way off, one thing is still for certain — the movie will need to cast a brand new Time Lord. But who shall it be? Gamblers have already started staking the odds in Chiwetel Ejiofor's favor, but what about Helen Mirren?
Djimon Hounsou plays Caliban in Julie Taymor's adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest. He explained to us the challenges of translating Shakespeare, the difficulties of his makeup, and why making Prospero a woman made the play feel more real to him.
Shakespeare's magic thrives in darkness. Many of his most memorable, transformative plays include unfathomable horrors. And The Tempest, perhaps his most overtly magical play, must beguile us but also confront us with madness. Julie Taymor's version doesn't quite get there.
We love it when Hollywood remakes a Shakespeare classic — sans teeny-bopper trappings. We're especially tickled by The Tempest's decision to gender-swap the magical "Prospera," so Helen Mirren could be cast. Check out a collection of new Tempest stills.
Comic-book movies and action movies have so much in common: the unrealistic action, the loopy characterization, the WTF-laden plots. But now that more straight-up action movies are being made based on comics, the two genres have merged. Exhibit A: Red.
We never thought we'd see Russell Brand in a Shakespeare film, and yet here he is in the first ever trailer for Julie" Across The Universe" Taymor's gender-flopped Tempest translation. Watch Helen Mirren, as Prospera, summon the elements of magic!
We already know that the film adaptation of Warren Ellis' Red is going to be completely different from the comic book. So what can we expect from this action comedy? And how closely is it related to the original? Spoilers...
The three-issue miniseries written by Ellis and drawn by Cully Hamner was a lean, mean, assassin-on-the-warpath thriller, about one old man proving that some things are best left alone. But the movie version looks like a frothy romp. Um, okay.
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In all the furor about the identity of the next Doctor Who, one group has been notably silent — until now. And, unsurprisingly perhaps, Britain's female scientist demographic is hoping that the next Doctor will be... a female scientist.