Who Deserves the Deadpool Treatment?

Brace yourselves, R-rated superhero movies are coming. It is inevitable that Deadpool’s massive success will have every suit in Hollywood looking for the next “merc-with-a-mouth” success story (an opening weekend gross of $135 million in February tends to get attention(1)). As the wanna-be geeks in tinsel-town try and determine the best bet at the box…

Hollywood legend has it the Oscar statuette was modeled after Mexican actor and director Emilio Fernandez.

The Least Likely Oscar

Sometimes Hollywood insiders baffle themselves. It’s Oscar season, and that means it’s Oscar prediction season! Prognostications are all over the web (Walt Hickey at FiveThirtyEight is your one-stop if you’re only making one stop), so we’re not going to recreate those here. Instead, we’re taking a look at times that films broke the trends and won Hollywood’s top…


Power! Unlimited Merchandising Power!

 Action figures, Underoos, lunchboxes – a Jedi wants not these things (but probably buys them anyway). Star Wars, Episode 7: The Force Awakens has already wrecked just about every domestic box office record, even beating the multi-release totals of Avatar and Titanic. It’s an extraordinary rebirth of the franchise, and under its new mouse-eared guidance,…