Ballard's 'High Rise' Gets First Trailer

Film Adaptation of Ballard's 'High Rise' Gets First Trailer

News by Peter Derk December 15, 2015
Join Tom Hiddleston for the new adaptation of J.G. Ballard's 'High Rise'.
12 Days of Deadpool Begins

12 Days of Deadpool Begins

News by Raine Winters
Ryan Reynolds, please don’t play with our hearts like this!

Relegated to Legend: The Stories We Lose in a New 'Star Wars' Timeline

Column by Nathan Scalia December 15, 2015
No matter how good the new Star Wars films are, we're losing one of the greatest and longest-running timelines in science fiction. And that's a shame.

How Backstory Almost Totally Fucked Up the Star Wars Franchise: A Lesson for Writers

Column by Cath Murphy December 11, 2015
The Star Wars prequels almost killed the Star Wars franchise and it wasn't just because of Hayden Christensen's acting. The toxic element was an overdose of backstory.
‘The Hunger Games’ Lives on in Prequel Movie

‘The Hunger Games’ To Live On in Prequel Movie

News by Raine Winters December 9, 2015
Because Hollywood can’t let anything rest in peace.

Don't Say 'Macbeth': The Curse of the Scottish Play On Stage and Screen

Column by Leah Dearborn December 2, 2015
"Macbeth" has a great deal of superstition surrounding its actual performances. How did the mythology of the “Scottish Curse” first develop, and how has it shaped the play's legacy?

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Repo Man'

Column by Christopher Shultz
The screenplay for this absurd and surreal classic features some great (and not so great) scene descriptions.
Man Takes Out Full-Page Ad To Pitch New Die Hard Story

Man Takes Out Full-Page Ad To Pitch New Die Hard Story

News by Peter Derk November 12, 2015
That's new. Man takes out an ad to pitch his idea for the newest Die Hard movie.

5 Storytelling Lessons You Can Learn From James Bond

Column by Rajan Khanna November 6, 2015
Storytelling tips taken from the James Bond films.

The Top 10 Scariest Gothic Romances

Column by Meredith Borders October 29, 2015
With Guillermo del Toro's gothic romance CRIMSON PEAK in theaters this month, you might be in the mood to read a gothic novel or ten. Here's a list to help you out.

13 Things Book Covers Can Learn From Horror VHS Covers

Column by Peter Derk October 28, 2015
Why don't we remember book covers with the terror we remember 80's horror VHS covers? Short answer: Evil dolls.

Storyville: 10 of the Scariest Moments of 2015

Column by Richard Thomas October 23, 2015
The books and films that scared me the most in 2015.

The Many Movie Incarnations of Peter Pan

Column by Leah Rhyne October 16, 2015
To celebration the release of the widely-panned PAN, a look at the many movie incarnations of Peter Pan...from the old to the new to the utterly bizarre!
No Filter Screening Series Brings Mailer Doc To Williamsburg

No Filter Screening Series Brings Mailer Doc To Williamsburg

News by Peter Derk
See Norman Mailer get arrested, have a chocolate, have a drink.
Warner Bros. to Hold Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

Warner Bros. to Hold Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts

News by Raine Winters
Experience every muggle’s dream and dine in the Great Hall!

What Works & What Doesn't: 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'

Column by Christopher Shultz October 2, 2015
We're going back to rural Texas to examine Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel's seminal horror masterpiece from a writerly standpoint.
‘Trainspotting’ Sequel Planned for Next Summer

‘Trainspotting’ Sequel Planned for Next Summer

News by Raine Winters September 30, 2015
Danny Boyle is set to direct.

5 Things 'The Martian' Film Needs to Live Up to the Book

Column by Rajan Khanna September 25, 2015
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' releases on October 2. But will it live up to the novel? Rajan Khanna looks at 5 things the film needs.

Patton Oswalt's Night Café and the Script that Changed Joss Whedon Forever

Column by Bart Bishop September 23, 2015
A look at Patton Oswalt's concept of the Night Café, a room you enter and leave changed forever. For Joss Whedon, that room was his Alien: Resurrection script.

Bookshots: 'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' by Robert Schnakenberg

Column by Brandon Tietz September 17, 2015
A huge Bill Murray fan reads a book about Bill Murray...and the results are a teeny bit sad.
‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

‘Mary Poppins’ Reboot in the Works

News by Raine Winters
Our favorite nanny is back again.

How to Be a Writer (According to Hollywood)

Column by Max Booth III September 11, 2015
It is a true art, being a writer inside of a movie. Not many can pull it off—but those who do usually die from alcohol poisoning.

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Lost in Translation'

Column by Christopher Shultz September 4, 2015
Sofia Coppola's script not only typifies great nuts and bolts screenwriting, but also how prose-worthy and poetic approaches can influence the process.