Play this trailer for Shark Night 3-D on top volume. At about 0:57, put your ear next to your PC speaker for about a minute. Congratulations! You are now deaf in one ear! (Note: Don't really do that.)
Green Lantern had a pretty underwhelming second weekend at the box office — basically, Cars 2 ran over Hal Jordan. But Warner Bros. put out the word that its developing Green Lantern 2 in any case.
Simon Pegg's new movie Paul was a pretty cute nerd-bonding road-trip movie, but it made me realize something: I no longer laugh at Star Trek in-jokes, or inside references generally.
There's lots of reason for optimism about the coming year — Game of Thrones! More Doctor Who and Fringe! Dozens of huge movies! But there are also reasons for apprehension. Here's what we're scared could happen this year.
Now that we've seen our first Green Lantern footage, opinions are divided. But one thing's sure: the closer Hal's origin sticks to the comics, the better off we'll be. Here are six superhero origins Hollywood captured, and six they ruined.
The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments.
Caprica and Stargate Universe are both circling the drain, ratings-wise, but Syfy has already greenlit another Battlestar Galactica spinoff. Pointless TV spinoffs have a long history, littered with horrible failures. Here are the 9 most unnecessary science fiction TV spinoffs.
No Ordinary Family and Caprica are bringing back teenagers with superpowers and attitude. But the Powell kids and Zoe Graystone would have to work way harder to be among the ten most obnoxious super-teens of all time. Here's our list.
Movies carry us away to fantastical worlds, but the journey begins with super-vivid poster-art. The best movie posters are an art-form all their own... but sometimes, it's the art of deception. Here are the most misleading posters of all time.
It's been 30 years since Gary Kurtz and George Lucas split because Lucas wanted toys to dictate the storytelling in Star Wars. Since then, toy-driven movie-making has gone way beyond Lucas' grubbiest dreams. Here are the hallmarks of toy-centric storytelling.
Predators pretty much ruled — but after we walked out of it, we were left going, "Waaaaait a minute." Because this movie's trailers were deceptive as heck. They included one iconic shot that wasn't quite in the actual film. Spoilers!
It's really true: You can't judge a movie by its trailer. Some of the worst movies had trailers that made us go, "Hell yeah, I wanna see this now." Sometimes they even make it look like a totally different movie.
What makes you invest in a character? Is it when you understand their motivations, or glimpse their all-too-human foibles? When they have rich, multi-layered relationships? Sure, those things all help. But what really helps is the all-important "f*@% yeah" moment.
Villains: They're crazed, they're flamboyant, and they're the smoggy, sparking engine that keeps many a story chugging along. Except that a villain who can't kill the hero for some contrived reason is worse than having your hero fight global illiteracy.
In the past decade, the superhero has strode across our screens like a spandex-clad collossus, beating most other genres. The rise of superhero flicks has brought with it a flood of cinematic sewage, and here are the absolute worst.
We have high hopes Don Cheadle will make us forget Terence Howard completely, when he steps in as James Rhodes/War Machine in Iron Man 2. But it doesnt always work that way. Here are the worst recastings of science-fiction stars.