Perhaps it is unsurprising that Ana Lily Amirpour’s sophomore movie, The Bad Batch, is controversial—it depicts a harsh dystopian desert world in which characters are dismembered for food and society is brutally divided into the haves and the have-nots (the titular “bad batch”). Much of the conversation online about…
Titan Comics is bringing Robotech back to the world of comic books next month, but not exactly as you remember it. Written by Brian Wood with art by Marco Turini, Robotech promises to be more than a retelling of the original anime series, and io9 has a first full look at the new series.
Ohayo, my outstanding outgoing mail packages! Apologies for being late; all I can do is promise that it’s another extra-long installment, thanks to the abundance of great letters you guys keep sending me. So, this week: Some hard truths about the Avengers, some Wonder Woman plot holes filled, way more Tom Bombadil…
If you were wondering how Harry Potter got his name, then J.K. Rowling has finally given an answer. She’s also explained how it was that there were no wizarding grandparents to take in Harry after his parents died.
If you’ve seen one of Bong Joon Ho’s movies before—The Host or Snowpiercer, for example—then it shouldn’t be surprising at all to you that Okja is a mix of dead seriousness and bursts of farcical humor. It’s also a movie with a very complicated message, anchored by a tale about a beautiful girl and her monster. And…
So you dream of moving to Japan and making anime. But what’s it really like? Just ask Thomas Romain.
The Legend of Korra brought a new twist to Avatar’s world of element-wielding magic users by introducing Pro-Bending, a 3v3 spectator sport where benders could use their abilities in arena combat. Now, it’s becoming the first official Korra board game, thanks to IDW and Nickelodeon.
It seems like Aquaman will delve into Arthur Curry’s past. A surprising Handmaid’s Tale return is confirmed. There’s more to deaths in the aftermath of Arrow’s explosive season finale. Plus, new pictures from The Lego Ninjago Movie, and Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie on Doctor Who’s season finale. Spoilers now!
So many of us grew up with Mattel toys—and now, as adults, that nostalgia is still part of us. Enter Gallery 1988, which holds annual art shows featuring works in all mediums based on Mattel’s most popular brands. Time to bring that childhood back.
Imagine if everyone came pre-programmed with one special talent. It would be amazingly awesome—unless, like the frustrated protagonist of scifi short Exchangers, your talent is totally useless. Next stop: the black market, where skill swaps can change lives, sometimes in very strange ways.
It’s been a tumultuous few days in a galaxy far, far, away, but the man who has emerged to steer the Han Solo movie is already handling it like a champ.
It’s been about 11 years since Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status, leaving a 1,473 mile (2,370 kilometers)-size void in our hearts. Since then, the hunt for Planet X—aptly renamed Planet 9—has grown into an international movement to find such an object in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune’s orbit. Now, scientists …
It looks like even cartoon characters miss the ’90s. Rocko’s Modern Life, cancelled after four seasons in 1996, is set to return with an hour-long special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and Nickelodeon has brought back the original cast for one more adventure in O-Town.
Another day, another new look at Star Trek: Discovery giving us some weird insight into all the things Starfleet did before the events of the past TV shows. Yesterday, we got to see that they’d begin a legacy of uncomfortable uniforms. Today, we’ve learned that they’re gonna forget about protecting away teams real…
We’ve seen the first episode of Spike’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist—and though it’s largely set-up, it reveals what the show is keeping from King’s original story, hints of how the novella’s being expanded for TV, and all the secrets and melodrama you’d expect from a King story.
Now that Marvel’s Secret Empire is well underway, the crossover event’s larger story is finally beginning to take shape—and we’re learning which heroes are striking back against Hydra’s fascistic, Nazi-esque regime.
Superhero TV season has come and gone, which means there’s yet another season under the belts of Supergirl, Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow. Over the last year of TV some of these shows defied expectations, and some lost their way—but there’s always room for the things we want to see them do next.
If you own an Xbox One S or any other 4K Blu-ray player, and want to see just how nice your TV can look, The Martian is on sale for just $13 for Prime members. This movie looks gorgeous in any resolution, so I can’t even imagine how much it’ll pop in 4K.
Sholto Crow’s Martin is an imaginatively animated tale that pays tribute to the coastal resort town where he grew up. The filmmaker notes that it’s only “semi-autobiographical”—so you can rest assured that the thing with the giant, laser-blasting robots probably didn’t happen.