Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 10:33am 12/23/14 10:33am

Rock Bland: Hercules, Reviewed

What makes Dwayne Johnson such an appealing movie star is that he's never seemed hung up on being a movie star. Not unlike Jason Statham, he has a twinkle in his eye that suggests he's having way more fun at his job than most of his action-hero brethren. That sense of fun (self-effacing without being campy or… » 7/24/14 4:24pm 7/24/14 4:24pm

Measuring The Ridiculous Physics Of Disney's Hercules

Two years ago, our friends at the Harvard Sports Analysis Collective applied their usual rigorous statistical scrutiny to a series of basketball movies. We pick up the idea again with this analysis of Hercules, by Anthony Zonfrelli and Dmitri Ilushin. » 7/19/13 4:39pm 7/19/13 4:39pm

Get Your Popcorn Ready ...


Our own Rick Chandler loves the old Saturday afternoon serials, and he really loves comic strips. So, to fill the time and Super Bowl piffle, he put together this special installment of Hercules' misadventures in our little world. He put a lot of time into it, so enjoy, or at least appreciate. » 1/30/08 3:00pm 1/30/08 3:00pm