I thought I knew what to expect after seeing the pilot and, months later, the second episode of Amazon’s re-imagined Tick TV show. But, having now seen all six chapters of the series’ first season, the show still amazed me with how cleverly it cuts into the hyperdense muscle of superhero genre conventions. The Tick…
Netflix’s latest animated series boasts an incredible comedic voice cast (John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein) and yet the two clips that have been released have left me more confused than anything.
In the 1990s, between The Rocketeer, The Shadow, and The Phantom, standalone, retro-styled comics films had a moment. Only one, however, featured Billy Zane galloping through the streets of New York City on horseback while wearing a skintight purple unitard. It’s hard to argue with anything so cheerfully corny.
Some members of io9's staff have previously expressed concerns about the Porgs, the incredibly cute little creatures in the new Star Wars movie that feel like they were forged in the depths of the world’s most powerful marketing department to create the ultimate merchandising opportunity. Not I. I for one welcome our…
NetherRealm’s hit DC Comics fighting game uses the conceit of the multiverse to explain the countless different versions of characters. Apparently, the Right Hand of Doom exists on one of those infinite earths, because Hellboy is part of a crop of new fighters coming to Injustice 2.
A familiar face is confirmed for Avengers 4. David Harbour says the Hellboy reboot isn’t an origin story. Could there be an extra, secret hero joining Justice League? Plus, Rian Johnson offers a tiny Last Jedi tease and a classic Transformers look appears on the Bumblee set. To me, my Spoilers!
When you play Game of Thrones Monopoly, you win, or you get bored after 90 minutes and trade away all of your properties. Today’s deal is the best price Amazon’s ever listed, so you won’t need a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos.
If you spend enough time in the American school system (doesn’t matter whether it’s public, private, or otherwise), you’re bound to meet or at least hear about that teacher. You know, the one everyone suspects of slipping more than a little booze into their coffee as they make their way into the classroom?
At last, the Joker is getting his own movie. It’ll star a yet-to-be-cast actor, good news for anyone who was turned off by Jared Leto’s interpretation of the character in Suicide Squad. And it’ll be an origin story that pays stylistic homage to 1980s Martin Scorsese films—with the legendary director himself…
Reading science news all day can be real grim. Animals are dying, the climate is changing, the nuke’s a coming, yadda yadda. But sometimes (in fact, often) scientists do something that’s just neat, important, and won’t keep you up at night—that is, if you’re cool with photosynthesizing cyborg bacteria.
“This is the tale of the King in the North!” Screen Junkies has released its latest Retro TV theme, turning Game of Thrones into a cheesy early ‘90s drama. That’s not exactly a new idea, as corny Game of Thrones theme songs been done a few times before. But none of those versions had Michael Freakin’ Bolton.
Finally—after weeks of surreal teasers and yesterday’s opening-credits reveal, which actually revealed nothing—we have a real trailer for American Horror Story: Cult. Sarah Paulson’s bloodcurdling shriek upon realizing that Donald Trump has been elected president is truly terrifying. And relatable.
We didn’t realize it then, but the summer of 1987 was an all-timer, at least at the movies. Over three hot months, Hollywood released several films we still hold near and dear to our hearts today, whether we consider them timeless classics or beloved shlock.
In The Martian, Matt Damon used his own shit to fertilize potatoes and survive the Red Planet. While we all know Matt Damon isn’t actually an astronaut, we do know that human excrement is very much real—and it could be integral to getting real humans to Mars in the near future.
The Han Solo reshoots/director change have claimed their first victim: Michael K. Williams.
I’m still not entirely sure how DC’s new Dark Nights: Metal is going to incorporate that terrifying squad of evil, alternate universe Batpeople, but that doesn’t matter right now. Folks, we need to have a talk about the Batman Who Laughs and his creepy-ass Robins and how I’m never sleeping again.
The Defenders is at its very best when it lets go of whatever designs it had on being a serious prestige drama and embraces the fact that it’s a pulpy, cape procedural about a bunch of toughs taking on a supernatural crime syndicate. The Defenders knows that it’s a comic book show and it’s stronger for it.
The galaxy far, far away is jam-packed with trivia and information to make the most diehard of Star Wars fans salivate. Ever wondered who’s rescued who (and how many times) across the Star Wars saga? Or how many lightsaber colors have been shown across the movies and TV shows? This new infographic book is just for you.