entertainment

pixar’s beautiful, game-changing new short almost didn’t get made

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. It seems like any animator would leap at the chance to direct one of Pixar’s signature shorts. After all, the films are consistently beautiful and critically acclaimed, not to mention often Oscar nominated. However, the first-time director behind the upcoming “Sanjay’s Super Team” was anything but champing at […] Read more…

here’s why dobby’s death is the saddest in ‘harry potter’

This article originally appeared on MTV News. Sit down, son. We’re about to have a very difficult conversation. (Unless you’re one of the four people on the earth who isn’t a “Harry Potter” fan. If you’re one of those four people, you’re excused. See yourself out.) We’re here to talk about who died the second-saddest […] Read more…

here’s how much hollywood is (not) investing in women

This investigation originally appeared on MTV News.  When future film scholars look back on 2015, hopefully they will single it out as the Year of the Woman in Hollywood. That’s not to say that it’s the year that women hit their peak, by any means, or that women were in charge of the biggest and […] Read more…

‘bring it on’ director imagines a dark, depressing sequel

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. Over the last 15 years since its release, “Bring It On” has seen life in many forms. Once a tiny cheerleading movie that could barely get greenlit, the movie proved to be a surprise hit of the 2000 summer movie season, spawning multiple TV movie and straight to […] Read more…

the 83 most devastating ‘harry potter’ chapters, ranked

This (enormous) list originally appeared on MTV News. Emotions are a complicated thing. Have you ever been so happy or so, so sad that you feel like you just might barf? I have, and a lot of the times that I was sitting there trying not to emo-barf, I was reading “Harry Potter.” Author J.K. […] Read more…

why i started a film festival just for teenagers

This article originally appeared on MTV News as part of coverage of the 2015 All-American High School Film Festival.  By Andrew Jenks, as told to Kase Wickman Before I started the All-American High School Film Festival, I was a young filmmaker myself. When I was a junior in high school I would make all these […] Read more…

25 inspiring teen filmmakers give advice to their freshman selves

This video originally appeared on MTV News as part of coverage of the 2015 All-American High School Film Festival. If you could go back in time and talk to yourself freshman year of high school, what would you say? Maybe a word of warning to not cut those bangs, date that guy or blow off […] Read more…

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