Quote of the Day: Ben Affleck Doesn't Care If You Like His Opinion on Islam (Even Though You Probably Do)
“I think I’d rather tell the truth and say what I believe in and make people unhappy than sort of pretend to think something else to accommodate them and try to be liked. That’s just the way it goes and I don’t think I’m any great champion of anything, but if they’re going to ...read more
The Male/Female Double-Standard in Entertainment Journalism Needs To Stop
This week was a super exciting time to be a geek, but it was even more exciting for feminist geeks. While unveiling plans for their next five years of movies at a live event in New York City, Marvel revealed not just their first superhero movie led by a person of color (Black ...read more
What Ben Affleck Doesn't Understand About Islam
Imagine that you have been asked to join an organization founded by a man who claimed he was visited by angels sent by god and ascended into heaven on a winged horse before he married a six-year old girl. Not only would you not join this organization, you would be outraged at ...read more
Ben Affleck Vs. The Great Bill Maher/Sam Harris Muslim Bash-Off
The continuing barbarity of ISIS gave Bill Maher and Real Time guest Sam Harris another opportunity to bash the religion of Islam Friday night, and while Gone Girl star Ben Affleck did his best to push back, he didn't quite connect the dots. Affleck ably explained why we ...read more
Batman Vs. Superman Vs. Vegas
On Wednesday, Variety reported that Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in the Man of Steel sequel tentatively titled Batman vs. Superman. While not shocking, since she was reported earlier in the month as a front-runner, the news does raise a few eyebrows ...read more
No, You're Not Entitled To Decide Who Gets Cast in a Movie You Want To See
There's a really great article currently running over at Forbes from Scott Mendelson, who's a film critic based here in L.A. It used to be that Mendelson wrote for his own blog and as a contributor at the Huffington Post, but he's now been picked up by Forbes where he ...read more
Why Can’t Ben Affleck Be Batman?
Ben Affleck has been signed up for a string of Batman and Justice League films in the last week, and it seems casting him in this role has not been warmly received. Who knew people cared so much about Batman? Director Joss Whedon reassures fans that he’s “got the chops.” ...read more
Enough Is Enough: "Based on a True Story" Doesn't Mean "100% True Story"
Quick: There's a big-budget Hollywood movie that's nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture this year, a drama about a real-life event from America's history, that's currently being raked over the coals by some very vocal critics for what they claim is its lack of ...read more