Original Features

15 Moments That Made Us Unintentionally LOL During This Week’s ‘Gotham’ Episode, "The Mask"

by Mike Ryan November 11, 2014 10:11 AM
Monday night’s ‘Gotham,’ titled ‘The Mask,’ was about a business tycoon who makes his job applicants fight to the death in an abandoned office building, with the winner being hired. Like most episodes of ‘Gotham,’ it was pretty entertaining, but also unintentionally hilarious. Here are the 15 times I laughed out loud while watching ‘Gotham.’

Oscar Nominees Who Gave Terrible Performances During Their "Best" Year

by Kate Erbland November 11, 2014 09:08 AM
Sony Pictures Classics/Walt Disney Pictures
Even lauded talents star in terrible films, but sometimes—as is the case with these ten thespians—they happen to star in the worst of the bunch during the exact same calendar year that they turned in those Oscar-worthy works. Oops.

Remembering the Lost Action Hero of the 80s: Dabney Coleman

by Mike Ryan November 10, 2014 03:47 PM
Universal Pictures
The chances of you remembering the movie ‘Cloak & Dagger’ increase significantly if you were born between 1972 and 1976. On the surface, this seems like an oversimplified statement, simply because a lot of movies are like this. I’m sure there are others, but I was born in between 1972 and 1976, so this is a movie that is very much in my own personal zeitgeist, yet it's also one that gets the most amount of blank stares when referenced in front of other people who do not fit this age criteria. (Followed closely by ‘Max Dugan Returns.’)

‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Comic-to-TV Comparison: "Self Help"

by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 10, 2014 02:15 PM
AMC / Image
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 5th entry with Sunday’s latest "Self Help” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Abraham's past is revealed as Eugene lets slip a shocking secret about their mission to D.C., so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?

What "What [Movie X] Gets Wrong About [Thing Y]" Reviews Get Wrong About Art

by Matt Singer November 10, 2014 01:52 PM
In the last couple years “What [Movie X] Gets Wrong About [Thing Y]” pieces have become one of the most common types of articles in all of online film writingdom. Their popularity is not hard to explain. Dopes like me see a movie like ‘Interstellar,’ filled with incomprehensible conversations about astrophysics, and they’re curious just how fast and loose the filmmakers played with the truth. The problem comes when authors take their nitpicks one step further into the realm of criticism; when “What X Gets Wrong About Y” becomes “What X Gets Wrong About Y—And Why That Ruins The Movie.”

Monday Morning Critic: How 'Scandal' Got Its Groove Back

by Ryan McGee November 10, 2014 10:19 AM
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: how ‘Scandal’ got its operatic groove back.

Please Don't Turn the Universal Monsters Into Superheroes

by Jacob Hall November 10, 2014 01:39 AM
Few cinematic legacies are as strong as that of the Universal Monsters, whose films have spent the past 80 years aging from B-movies into genre masterpieces. These aren't just movies; they're the foundation of an entire genre, the roots of an entire cinematic language. These aren't just great movies -- they're vital components of human culture, touchstones whose reverberations can still be felt today. And Universal has no idea what to do with them.

Comic Strip: Jared Leto Targets the Joker as the Marvel/DC War Rages On

by Jacob Hall November 09, 2014 11:45 PM
DC Comics
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, an Oscar nominee is targeted for the new Joker, Marvel reveals 'Ant-Man' snippets, and a dead 'Spider-Man' character may return.

Let's Talk About Dr. Mann in 'Interstellar'

by Mike Ryan November 09, 2014 09:54 PM
First of all, if you haven’t seen ‘Interstellar,’ well, this is your one and only warning that major spoilers lie ahead. We good? Let’s continue. About three-fourths of the way through ‘Interstellar' -- a movie I mostly think is pretty good -- we finally meet a character that we’ve been hearing about for the entire movie, Dr. Mann.