The screen-used film prop is the holy grail of movie collecting. It doesn’t get any better than owning something that was actually used in making your favorite movie. The only way to do that, however, is usually via auction—and there’s a big one coming up with some insanely awesome props.
I might argue how fun Armageddon was, but I do agree with Honest Trailers that Michael Bay’s action-disasterpiece is astoundingly dumb. But whether you’re a fan or not, you absolutely must see this video to learn Bay’s response when Ben Affleck asked him, “Wouldn’t it be easier to teach astronauts how to drill…
Science fiction is supposed to be scientific, and science is supposed to be accurate. Yet some scifi movies feel it’s okay to ignore the facts of reality into order to tell a story — a story which may be momentarily entertaining, but at the cost of making its viewers stupider. Looking at you, Armageddon.
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.
Everybody loves candy, but candymakers still don’t mind hopping on board the marketing machine of a big summer movie. The result: promotional candy tie-ins, which are often unusual flavors, and usually limited edition. Like movies themselves, some of these are good, and some are bad. Here are 10 delicious candies and…
Oh, Saturday Night Live. You saw fit to give us not one but two space-themed sketches during last night's episode, including one that referenced the NASA shutdown. Unfortunately, they were both terrible.
Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity heralds the return of the glorious space porn movie. The swoon-worthy visuals make you feel as though you're actually in space, on a unique adventure. But there's a proud tradition of breathtaking space movies. Here are the 10 most lovely space films, before Gravity.
The classic rallying-the-troops speech is a chance for genre movies to achieve Oscar-winning heights of emotional triumph with great acting and writing. And many scifi and fantasy movies have aced it, like Captain Picard in Star Trek: First Contact or Mal in Serenity. But then there are a lot of other movies that…
Post-apocalyptic entertainment in the United States has become so commonplace that we have to wonder if it'll eventually go the way of the vampire. In a country of fleeting trends, it may very well hold true that even Armageddon is subject to staleness — a genre that may soon suffer it's own kind of doom.
Lots of movies try to end with a bang — but only a few end with the entire human race being wiped out, or the world being torn asunder. Hollywood all too often wimps out on showing us total oblivion, but there are a few movies that go all the way.
Back in January 2010, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced that they were moving their "Doomsday Clock" from five to six minutes to midnight, a sign of cautious optimism and renewed hope for Earth's nuclear safety.
Over at Salon, there's a great article by Peter Finocchiaro about all those mysterious billboards and ads online about how the world is going to end on May 21 - a week from tomorrow. Apparently, they're the work of a splinter group of Christians who follow Harold Camping. Though decades ago Camping incorrectly…
Roland Emmerich's 2012 has the worst science in a science fiction film, according to NASA's experts — followed by Armageddon, Volcano, The Sixth Day and Chain Reaction. So what were the films with the best science, according to NASA?
Space epics almost always play fast and loose with science, treating the laws of physics like suggestions. But some movies dismember Newton and Einstein with way more gusto than others. Here's our report card for bad science in 18 movies.By the way, we left out because there's so much of it, even if you just…
The first official plot synopsis for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class has hit the web, and there's a possibility that this synopsis reveals the main villain of the film. Spoilers!
Every great disaster movie has some moments of pure, epic destruction, where everything collapses, burns or blows up real good. Bonus points for destroyed landmarks and victim cameos. Here are 30 amazing money shots from the greatest disaster porn flicks.
Sean Connery, shirt unbuttoned halfway to his navel, plays chicken with a meteor fragment heading straight for his base, while Natalie Wood and Martin Landau watch. Will it strike before he can launch his missiles to destroy the big meteor?
Damon Lindelof recently wrote a blockbuster movie treatment for the Deepwater Horizon leak. His take? "We're gonna reverse-ARMAGEDDON this shit and call it a sequel." But wait! J.J. Abrams did Armageddon. Here's our idea of what Lindelof's script should resemble.