Apocalypse is weird. He’s arguably the X-Men’s most powerful foe, but he’s not the most famous; he has a generic name, hard-to-defined powers, and his motives change a lot. And now he’s also going to be the big bad of the next X-Men film! Here’s a helpful primer before Apocalypse (the movie and the character) arrive…
Televangelists like Jim Bakker are basically scam artists who feed on implanting people with fear and profiting off that fear. Bakker, for example, is notorious for shilling his buckets of survivalist food that costs hundreds of dollars and last 20 years (just in time for the world to end!). But how does that food…
From asteroid impacts to robot takeovers to superbug pandemics, there are a thousand ways human civilization could be destroyed. Most of us prefer not to dwell on the End Times, but for the folks at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, the apocalypse is just another day at work.
If a massive comet struck the Earth, the oceans would boil and the air would catch fire (don’t worry, this isn’t about to happen). But to alien astronomers studying our planet from afar, humanity’s brutal demise would look like nothing more than a faint flicker of light. If we could detect such impacts on distant…
The Earth, right now, is revolving around the sun at about 62,000 miles per hour. But what would happen if we slowed to a stop? At that point, the planet would have exactly 64 1/2 days before it crashed into the sun. In this week’s episode, we find out what would happen during those 64 1/2 days.
What will happen to the lush and twee state of Oregon when the drought apocalypse hits? Whether you hate Portland hipsters, or merely lust for the end times, you’ll want to find out in forthcoming indie movie The Last Survivors. Here’s the first trailer for you to enjoy.
Pinterest—the mason jar lobby’s most effective propaganda apparatus—is an aggressively wholesome social platform. It’s The Container Store of social networks, but past the arrangements of DIY barn-wedding souvenirs, there’s another Pinterest, one focused on surviving doom.
In the late 1960s a biologist named Paul Ehrlich insisted that the world’s rapid population growth was unsustainable. What could be done? Ehrlich proposed radical population control measures—including sterilization.
Aww! It’s our first glimpse at Kodi Smit-McPhee as the blue, teleporting mutant Nightcrawler of X-Men: Apocalypse, as revealed by director Bryan Singer online. Lookit that widdle blue guy!
It’s the end of the world as we know it — but is that necessarily a bad thing? While most apocalyptic stories depict humanity struggling in the aftermath of a huge disaster, some post-apocalyptic worlds seem like they might be a nice place to spend a vacation, free from the stresses of modern life.
Fan-favorite mutant Betsy Braddock, a.k.a. Psylocke, will be joining the X-Men movie-verse in Apocalypse, and she'll be played by Olivia Munn! Director Bryan Singer Instagrammed the newscasting, making her the newest addition to the next X-movie's expanding mutant cast, although she undoubtedly won't be the last.
Jennifer Lawrence has just announced that the '80s-set X-Men: Apocalypse will be her last X-movie. Given her immense popularity, it's not really a mystery why she wouldn't want to keep getting spray-painted blue. But it begs a question worth asking: What happens to the X-Men after Apocalypse?
What will fine dining look like in the post-apocalypse? Photographer Henry Hargreaves has been photographing the "Armageddon menus" of various doomsday preppers — including those whose food choices are limited by their religions and medical conditions. Some look much more appetizing than others.
The title says it all for new comedy series Last Man On Earth starring Will Forte, but these clips touch on something a lot darker. It's great, and makes sense as the talent behind this premise includes includes LEGO Movie lords ChrisMiller and Phil Lord.
Oscar Isaac talks Apocalypse's powers in the next X-Men film. David Duchovny says he's on board for the X-Files revival... with one condition. Sources claim Sinister Six is filming soon. Game of Thrones finally casts a character for a pivotal flashback scene. And Ray Palmer will visit The Flash. Spoilers now!
Not all religions believe the world is going to end, but those that do rarely believe it's going to end pleasantly. Instead, most religions focus on the war, pain, death and general discomfort caused by the apocalypse. Here are six religious "end of days" scenarios we wouldn't mind being incorrect.
Today there's a wild rumor about Lex Luthor's Batman v. Superman ambitions. Plus a possible director for Ready Player One, and some information tying the new Bond movie to Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Plus, James Brolin talks Thanos, and Oscar Isaac talks Star Wars and X-Men: Apocalypse. Spoilers now!
The third installment of the trilogy begun in X-Men: First Class has found its Apocalypse — it's Oscar Isaac, who's just finished filming another possibly villainous role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Clearly, Isaac is pretty good at being bad.
In 1806, the people of Leeds were sure that the rapture was upon them. Chickens had actually started laying eggs with apocalyptic messages on them. That's when a group of intrepid skeptics revealed that Leeds was in the thrall of chemistry, not the end times.
Jess and Dan wanted to simplify their lives. So they built one of the tiniest houses we've ever seen. It's 128 square feet on top of a truck flatbed. Here's how they fit all of life's essentials into such a small space.