No matter how passionately you love a florid, overwritten, hilarious book, the movie can be EVEN BETTER.
Is Summit Entertainment replacing Catherine Hardwicke with some dude?
The polar-bear fight—with the regal Iorek Byrnison, voiced by the regal Sir Ian McClellan, completely owning false king Ragnar Sturlusson—proves mind-blowing for all ages.
Plus: Is The Golden Compass a success after all?
Plus: Bill Watterson, The Hobbit sequel, and Michel Gondry's next project.
This makes us glad the movie's plot bowdlerized the book's.
Will Smith's I Am Legend took in an astounding $76.5 million over the weekend, besting expectations and shattering the record for the biggest December opening of all time (previously held by 2003's Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King).
"Consider this bit of sacrilege a taste of what's to come."
Is hope of a trilogy dead?
Plus: Guess who died!
Despite our high hopes, The Golden Compass will probably not kill God or turn America's children into atheists like the Catholic League promised. But these movies might!
We got our hands on two early drafts of the screenplay and figured out why the movie wound up a failure.
We bring Vulture's anti-religion-o-meter (patent pending) into a screening.
We're no Paul Dergarabedian, but we know that 85 percent is less than 100 percent.
Some of the actors in The Golden Compass don't really seem to get the concept of daemons.
With a budget of $180 million and a plot that the film's critics say promotes atheism, The Golden Compass is an enormous risk for its distributor New Line Cinema — thankfully, the studio can count on the hardworking marketers at the Catholic League, who are doing everything in their power to raise awareness for the movie.
Next week's release of the probable blockbuster The Golden Compass has religious groups freaking out about its atheistic themes, and a 300-style Jesus action movie is now in the works. What's next in the world of Christian-enraging cinema?
Would ‘The Golden Compass’ Be Easier to Market if Philip Pullman Were Dead? Philip Pullman Thinks So!
And we agree!
Hollywood strikes another blow in the War on Christmas!
Hollywood vs. Christmas, all over again!
This week in Vulture's Oscar Futures.
The Catholic League and the National Secular Society argue about why New Line's fantasy franchise is offensive.
This is exactly what we wish J.K. Rowling would do.