The Friday the 13th reboot we all knew was coming might be produced by LeBron James

Halloween just changed everything, y’all. Blumhouse’s new entry into the franchise slaughtered the box office this weekend, proving that the slasher genre is, unlike the majority of its ensemble, alive and well. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, however, as horror has become a reliable commodity in these dark…

Savage Things crafts a Bourne-like story of intrigue that’s subtle instead of silly

Unwilling soldiers aren’t exactly a new idea in comic books. Marvel especially enjoys mining that story over and over again, from Wolverine(s) to Black Widow to the Winter Soldier. But there are all sorts of stories that revolve around people forced into horrific training to do the unthinkable. With Savage Things #1…

The many victims of gun violence come alive in a dread-drenched comic

In a study published last year, The American Journal Of Medicine revealed that Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns than people in other high-income countries. Gun violence is an epidemic in the United States, and it’s at the foundation of House Of Penance (Dark Horse), a heart-wrenching anti-gun…

Explore the 10 best uses of color in film, including Sin City, Vertigo, and more

Color is often the most memorable aspect of a movie: Think of La La Land’s bright Crayola shades, Steven Soderbergh saturating the screen with Traffic’s individual primary colors, or the moment when Dorothy walks into the wonderland of Oz. Film directors often work with their art directors and cinematographers to…

Alfred Hitchcock brought out the glorious weaknesses in Jimmy Stewart

If the internet existed 50 or 60 years ago, how many of Old Hollywood’s most beloved stars would be called out for always playing the same part? Actors who can disappear into a role have long been the subject of admiration, yet so few leading performers operate with this aim—in general, and especially in movies made…

Our favorite graphic novels, one-shots, and archives of 2015

Two stunning works by twin brothers. A biography of Adolf Hitler by a manga master. A first-person account of the civil rights movement from one of its key figures. A webcomic about race in superhero comics. These are just a few of the exemplary graphic novels, one-shots, and archive editions releases in 2015, and…