Halloween Producer Jason Blum Has Apologized for His Ridiculous Comments About Women Directors

It’s been quite a few days 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…

Doctor Who's Producers Discuss Their Outlook and Hopes for Season 11

Season 11 of Doctor Who has brought with it a lot of changes. Not only is this the first season with a female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, but we’ve also got a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall. We spoke with him and executive producer Matt Strevens about how they’re approaching the new season and what they’re…

Dante Basco Discusses Becoming Rufio for Hook, the Character's Legacy, and So Much More

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. theater. replied “Ohhhhhhh!”

On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study

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…

Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4?

So immediately upon re-opening up the mailbag last week, I got sick. Turns out maybe you shouldn’t leave a bag in an irradiated wasteland for a year and then immediately start sticking your hand in there. But no matter! This week: How to protect your budding nerd children, a Star Trek special effects dilemma, and the…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor

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…

'Bionic Actress' Angel Giuffria Is Ready for People With Disabilities to Get Their Close-Up

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…

Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

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…

Samuel L. Jackson Doesn't Think Black Panther Can Solve Hollywood's Lack of Inclusivity All By Itself

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.

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