Whatever sense you were trying to make of the world, stop. Because in a collection of Flash Gordon comic strips sold overseas in Turkey, the cover features a terrifying visage reaching out to our heroes. It’s one of Flash Gordon’s lesser-known villains... the evil mutant Apocalypse, as played by Oscar Isaac in the…
It’s been two weeks since Disney’s Jungle Book was released—and we still can’t quite believe the whole thing was filmed in a downtown L.A. warehouse. Now Disney is peeling back the curtain and showing us just how this incredible spectacle was created.
Ellen Ripley, the lead character of the Alien films, is one of the most iconic female heroes in cinema history. And today, during the celebration of the franchise of which she’s the star, her fans have been screwed over in an incredibly crappy way.
A few months ago, we were baffled—but also incredibly excited—that Elizabeth Banks would be playing Rita Repulsa, the classic, cackling villain of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in the upcoming movie. And now that we’ve gotten to see what she looks like, and... no. Not like this, Power Rangers movie.
When news broke that Sony Pictures was going to remake Jumanji, we were suitably confused. Didn’t the first movie with Robin Williams kind of just get it right? Well, now we have an idea of how filmmaker Jake Kasdan plans on differentiating his version: by casting Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
You hear that sound? It’s the sound of Paramount executives slowly digging themselves further into a big, big hole.
In a scene eerily reminiscent of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, an escaped chimpanzee sought refuge on the power lines of a Japanese suburb. The chimp was eventually subdued after a frantic two-hour police chase, but you have to wonder: Why didn’t he get zapped by the power lines? Here’s the answer.
Obi-Wan Kenobi being struck down—and becoming more powerful than we could possibly imagine—is a defining moment in the Star Wars saga. It informs so much of Luke’s journey from farmhand to Jedi Knight. It’s a chapter in the tragic tale of Anakin Skywalker. But in the initial script, it wasn’t going to happen.
Childbirth is an enormous responsibility that nearly always falls on females—but a few brave males shoulder the burden too. And as a female who has vaguely contemplated the possibility of having children, I don’t envy them for a second.
Last month, the Cheval Roc Nursing and Residential Home opened atop a 100-foot-high coastal cliff. After heavy rains rocked the area last week, a significant portion of the cliff collapsed, prompting the inevitable question: Why the hell did the developers choose to build an old folks home in such a precarious spot?
Behold, the trailer for Sausage Party, a movie that I am pretty sure exists solely for the name. There’s a great idea lurking in it—namely that the animation conceit of everyday things talking and moving around would actually make the real world a horrifying place. But there’s a chance this trailer goes a bit too far.
So DC Entertainment has registered a trademark for the name Pennyworth, for a “production of live-action, dramatic comedy television series.” Yes, DC seems to be at least thinking about giving Bruce Wayne’s butler/thug Alfred his own series. WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING.
We knew that San Diego Comic-Con was making its own subscription video-on-demand channel, and we knew that it would be filling its airtime during the many days Comic-Con isn’t happening with “original short-form content.” Now we know what some of the content is, and it sounds... not bad?
Jamie Stangroom—he of the fascinatingly tragic interview with actor Ahmed Best earlier this year—sat down with the man behind Jar Jar Binks again. This time the two discussed the infamous, ludicrous “Darth Jar Jar” theory that Jar Jar was a Sith Lord working with Palpatine in the prequels. Best’s surprising response:…
REO Speedwagon were a staple of super-squishy soft rock in the 80s, and I guess they were among the pioneers of high-concept music videos. But yeesh. I had never fully realized how skin-crawling their video for “I Can’t Fight This Feeling” actually is. Yeeeeeesh.
It sounds too crazy to be real, but it’s actually coming true. The crossover between 21 Jump Street and Men in Black, which was first revealed by the Sony hack in 2014, is now going forward as a possible film. And they found a perfect director.
Later this month, we’ll see Batman v. Superman, loosely based on Frank Miller’s Batman comics. But we almost got a Batman film from Miller and Darren Aronofsky, based on Batman: Year One. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Miller explained what that looked like, and it was very, very strange.
Oh, Zack. Never change.
A bizarre new video produced by WildAid China depicts a dystopia where people have adapted to air pollution by growing excessive amounts of nasal hair. The ultimate message of the public service announcement is, “Change air pollution before it changes you.”