Centuries before the Black Death decimated the population of Western Europe, an earlier plague epidemic took out over 50 million people (about 15 percent of the population) in the Byzantine empire. A team of German scientists has confirmed that the two plagues were caused by the same bacterium, albeit genetically…
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange is only about two months away, but we don’t really know much about the movie. This new video featurette provides a few more hints at what awaits us in November.
With the arrival of Superman in the lineup for Supergirl season two, it’s not too surprising that the show’s sophomore season will also include a few more classic Superman villains—and now we have confirmation one of the Man of Steel’s oldest foes is heading to the small screen.
Last week, astronomers announced that our nearest neighboring star hosts an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone—an exciting prospect for alien life, and a possible second home for humanity. But before we assemble the interstellar welcoming party to greet our cosmic neighbors, we need to figure out whether Proxima…
The sky is blue. Water is wet. And Warner Bros., the same studio that turned The Hobbit into a trilogy of epic-length movies, allegedly would not just like to make the new Harry Potter play into a movie trilogy of its own, but chase down Daniel Radcliffe and get him to return as the bespectacled wizard. Shocking!
Let me tell you a story about me, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and bad timing.
The worst nightmare scenario in many superhero universes is when the Superman analogue constrains Earth in an ultra-oppressive grip. A new graphic novel by a comic writer known for some of the best Superman stories ever shows mankind fighting back in thrilling fashion.
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Take any popular movie narrative, put it in the future, and odds are it’s either already been made, currently in production, or will be eventually be made (Robin Hood and The Great Escape for just two examples). Now the tale of Spartacus has joined this esteemed group, thanks to an upcoming film titled The Champion.
In what’s being hailed a meteorological first, two back-to-back hurricanes are marching toward Hawaii, both of them threatening torrential rains and rip-roaring winds this week. The closer of the two, hurricane Madeline, could break a second meteorological record as the first hurricane to strike the Big Island since…
Actress Shannon Purser is having a killer summer. She played fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things, and now she’s just been cast as an updated (but probably still adorably nerdy) version of Ethel Muggs on the CW’s upcoming Archie show, Riverdale.
Anyone who has ever had a pet knows the inevitable will happen, and that the circle of life is cruel and unavoidable. But when a dog, cat, horse, or other creature dies in a genre movie, the circumstances are often shaped by bizarre forces—supernatural, weird-science, and otherwise—that make a tragic loss even worse.…
Yesterday, news made the rounds that a team of Russian astronomers had detected an unusually strong signal emanating from a nearby sunlike star—a possible indication of an alien civilization. Here’s what the detection of this signal really means, and why it’s probably not ET.
An ex-con and his adopted brother are on the run from the authorities, an evil criminal, and enhanced soldiers. Outnumbered, the only way they’ll survive is by finding a mysterious, ancient weapon in Kin, an upcoming scifi film by Josh and Jonathan Baker.
Civil War had a lot of fun stuff in it, but its pitch-perfect introduction of the Black Panther is one of our absolute favorite parts. This new deleted scene featuring him and Black Widow having a loaded little chat is certainly no exception to the film’s rule that T’Challa basically has to be awesome in every scene…
Duncan Jones’ Warcraft was not a success in the United States—based on a reported $160 million budget, it made only $47 million here. Internationally, however, it grossed almost 10 times that. This leads us to two questions: what happened and what’s next ?
Natalie Portman was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the host asked if her five-year-old son had seen her in Star Wars. It turns out she has a pretty good reason for not showing her children the prequel trilogy, and it has nothing to do with Anakin’s terrible “I hate sand” speech.
Uber is a comic-book where enhanced metahumans have made World War II bloodier and more vicious than it already was. The ubermenschen in the series have hollowed out gore-filled craters through Europe and the Soviet Union, leaving Paris and London smoking ruins. Now they’re coming for the United States. No wonder Alan…