All decent, right-thinking people love action movies with a high body count. But few movies pack the combination of insane violence and ludicrous self-mockery that you’ll find in Deadpool, in theaters today. This is a celebration of slaughter that gets so silly, it actually feels sort of joyful. Vague spoilers ahead!
Now that CBS has pulled the plug on Under the Dome, it has a hole in its schedule for next summer. And the replacement show, BrainDead, may actually be something pretty special. It deals with alien spawn eating the brains of “Congressmen and Hill staffers.”
Scott Pilgrim first got introduced to the world 11 years ago, in a series of graphic novels that had the slacker bassist fighting off his girlfriend’s evil exes. Then came a beloved cult movie and retro-styled video game. Now, with a new color version of the final Scott Pilgrim book out in the world, it looks like the…
Dream sequences are an amazing way of breaking down the walls of reality — even in a supposedly "realistic" film. Film editor Gabriel Adelman has put together a supercut of the most beautiful and disturbing dream sequences from over a century of film, and the results are amazing.
The problem, you would think, with creating the single greatest slacker-nerd fantasy of a generation is how you follow it up. "Get a little older, and draw the ever-loving shit out of it" isn't a bad answer.
What movie broke your heart because it didn't do well in the theaters? And not just because of money, but because the lack of dollar signs meant that this would be the end of something that could have been great?
Movie-making is a bizarre and chaotic process. Sometimes, the flurry of rewrites and added footage can result in an unlikely masterpiece. But sometimes, test audiences randomly dislike a film, and this leads to ill-advised reshoots. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies that had new footage added, which made…
Truth be told, using comic books in the classroom is by no means as unusual or risqué as it might have once been. Nowadays, comics are considered a legitimate teaching tool for any subject. Here are some I've used in class.
Bryan Lee O'Malley is the author of the incredible comic book Scott Pilgrim, which became a movie with Michael Cera called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Now O'Malley has written a fascinating post about what it meant that the world of the comics looked so white in the movie.
Sometimes a movie sparks everybody's imagination months before it comes out. When a film gets talked about, that's usually a good thing — and it's an even better thing when it becomes the subject of memes and ideas. Unless those memes totally misrepresent what the movie's about, and wind up killing all interest in…
What if the Nazis defeated Indiana Jones, Bane destroyed Gotham City, and Tetsuo reigned supreme over Neo-Tokyo? Bottleneck Gallery's Alternate Ending show celebrates filmdom's losers by imaging popular movies with very different endings.
Here's a little aww to add to your Sunday. One Scott Pilgrim fan decided to propose to the boy she's in lesbians with during their trip to Toronto. Instead of fighting all of his exes, she decided to send him on a Scott Pilgrim-themed scavenger hunt, with a romantic prize at the end.
And now, for reasons completely unknown, Scott Pilgrim transforming into Mister Manager, courtesy of Shmorky. Nothing gets the hairs on the nape of your neck a-standing quite like some reverse Cool World. Hat tip to Sam.
What comic debuts are out this week? First off, we have James Stokoe's Godzilla Half-Century War, which looks ridiculously good — we did an extensive preview of it on io9 last week, so click away. Marvel is also publishing a new Gambit series, which will probably lack the torrid sexual volcanism of my own private Remy…
Comics are among the most dynamic and immediate forms of storytelling. And movies have been trying to capture some of the energy and imagination of comic-book worlds for decades now. But a handful of great films have both done justice to their graphic origins and created something new and splendid.
The cruel economics of Comic-Con dictate that gee-whiz collectibles (produced in ludicrously small quantities) will be rewarded to those who make the pilgrimage to San Diego. Here are the 2011 exclusives destined to whip convention-goers into a rampage.
Now it's official: Marvel Studios won't be promoting The Avengers, or any other forthcoming movies, at Comic-Con. With this news, Marvel joins parent company Disney, plus Warner Bros. and the Weinstein Co., in sitting out SDCC 2011.
On his Flickr account, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's posted some of his earliest comics work: a Transformers choose-your-own-adventure from when he was eight-years-old. Can you see echoes of the Katayanagi brothers' robots in these illustrations?
For Empire Magazine's Done in 60 Seconds competition, Youtuber Pippinopalon condensed Shaun of the Dead into a minute à la Brian Lee O'Malley. Spoilers if you've never the flick, obviously.
What tales were ensconced between the pages of 2010's best comics? Stories about psychic drugs, lunatic orcs, a lost Norse god, and a certain Toronto boy with relationship troubles.