The House With A Clock In Its Walls loses the book’s gothic tone, but gains ’80s-movie magic

The young-adult books of John Bellairs were, above all else, a way for the late author to indulge in his fondness for gothic mystery. Through nearly all of his 15 YA novels, the author installed regal cemeteries, ornate mansions, ancient tomes, and unnatural mist, all in service of eerie supernatural goings-on. These…

Eli Roth, of all directors, brings Amblin magic to the kid-lit horror of The House With A Clock In Its Walls


Striking the right tone for a family-friendly horror movie is tricky. You want it to be scary enough to freak out the big kids, but not so scary that the little ones cry and have nightmares for months. Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment banner arguably perfected the formula back in the ’80s with films like

God bless Cate Blanchett for fitting a brutal Steve Bannon diss into her statement on sexual harassment

Cate Blanchett is one of those actors that seems almost supernatural, capable of disappearing into roles as large as Bob Dylan and Galadriel, while instantly imbuing more popcorn fare like the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok with a sense of knowing intelligence. Hell, she was the lone bright spot on the worst Indiana Jones

The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull took many forms before blowing up on the big screen

Mashable posted a video that discusses some of the trouble in getting Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull made. The headline claims Crystal Skull barely survived development hell, but according to the video it seems more like it just took a while for everyone to find a story they were happy with.…

Anne Hathaway and Rihanna con their way into the all-female Ocean’s Eleven spin-off

Now that the dust has settled over the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, it’s time to turn our attention to the woman-led Ocean’s Eleven spin-off that Warner Bros. has quietly been putting together while we were otherwise distracted by the debate over whether or not ladies can bust ghosts (talk about misdirection). News…