The Weekend Read: Everything Wrong With 'Ghost In The Shell,' 'Batgirl' Actresses, And All Things 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

If you're looking for something to read over the weekend, we've got you covered. Here's every review, editorial, list, feature, column, and rant published by the /Film staff and our team of freelancers over the past week.

Columns, Lists and Reviews

A list of seven great and frequently overlooked Stephen King novels and stories that would make for great movies, as selected by Chris Evangelista.

With Going in Style hitting theaters this week, The Best Movies You've Never Seen returned with a look at overlooked and under-watched oddball heist movies, handpicked by Rob Hunter.

Some really smurfin' weird trivia about The Smurfs, collected by newfound Smurfs historian Alex Riviello.

If you binge-watched Netflix's Five Came Back and want to know where to go next, Kristin Hunt has got you covered with a look at some definitive World War II documentaries.

Comedy Central's Review is over after three seasons and Karen Han is here to eulogize this truly great comedy series.

With 14 (!) Transformers spin-offs in development, Peter Sciretta ran down everything we know about the future of the series at the moment.

Everything Ghost in the Shell

A spoiler review of the disappointing Ghost in the Shell by Jack Giroux.

A deep look at how Ghost in the Shell erases the ethnicity of its lead character, as explained by Karen Han.

With Ghost in the Shell bombing at the box office, Hoai-Tran Bui pondered whether or not English-lanauge remakes are even worth the financial effort.

Everything Batgirl

Who could play Batgirl for Joss Whedon? The /Film team put their heads together and came up with 17 possible options.

There are many Batgirl stories in the pages of DC Comics, but Jamie Righetti selected a few definitive stories that should influence Joss Whedon's new movie.

Everything Rogue One

Rogue One story creator, producer, and VFX lead John Knoll had sat down with Ethan Anderton for an interview.

An in-depth look at how one of Rogue One's coolest trailer shots was created in less than a week, as reported by Ethan Anderton.

Alan Tudyk and ILM's Hal Hickel talked about the creation of Rogue One's K-2SO with Ethan Anderton.John Knoll explains the impressive, seamless virtual sets of Rogue One during Ethan Anderton's visit to Industrial Light and Magic.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming Set Visit

Here is everything Peter Sciretta learned while visiting the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming last year.

Tom Holland went undercover in an American high school to play Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming and Peter Sciretta has the full story.Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts spoke about the movie from the set last year and Peter Sciretta was there to bring you the details.Spider-Man: Homecoming producer Amy Pascal explains how Spidey came to the MCU, as reported by Peter Sciretta.


The Fly remake director J.D. Dillard told Peter Sciretta about his vision for the third version of this classic horror series.Fast and Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan told Ben Pearson some interesting news: we could, maybe, somehow, see Han again.Dan Trachtenberg's time travel thriller Crime of the Century is being kept under wraps...but Ben Pearson got a few details from writer Chris Morgan.

/Answers and /Responses

What are the greatest long takes (or "oners"?) in movie history? The /Film team collected their personal favorites.

From Atonement to Boogie Nights, the /Film readers picked their favorite long takes in movie history.