The best movies are never what you think they are. You sit down expecting one thing, and then you get that, and so much more. One of the threads most commonly hidden in films, especially genre films, is a real romance. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, here are eight science fiction movies that are secretly romances.
Behold, as otters and penguins at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium enjoy their custom-frozen V-Day treats. And the good people at Shedd filmed it, so that even the darkest hearts could find a reason to melt juuuuust a little on this most polarizing of holidays.
Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade.
Forget physics: love makes the world go 'round. This is a gallery of our favourite images of love from the natural world, from rocks to landscapes to the far reaches of space.
"It's a bad time, this time of year" ... especially if you live in Valentine Bluffs, setting for 1981 seasonal classic My Bloody Valentine. Come for the freaky miners, marvel at the gore, and stay for the excellent end-credits music.
Happy heart hump-hump day! To celebrate, we're bringing back io9 Valentine's Cards! Why? Because you're all a pack of weirdos, but you're OUR weirdos and we love you. So enjoy our festive collection of geeky love and pop culture references.
The staff of symmetry has created a fun set of physics-themed Valentines to share with the people you love. And because ours is a universe that contains both matter and antimatter, they've created a complementary set of anti-Valentines, for the people you love to hate.
Batman's never been particularly lucky in love, so normally he doesn't even mess with it. But when he does, like in these amazing 1966 valentines that Mark Anderson dug up, it reveals that the world of Bat-romance is a very strange place. Suffice it to say, Batman screaming "VA-ROOOM!" is the least creepy of the lot.
Remember those rare cases of down-and-out souls getting loaded off of snake bites? Well, it looks like cobra venom has gone mainstream for a certain demographic of Indian partygoer.
Today is Valentine's Day, a holiday which commemorates the armistice between global cacao manufacturers and the prophylactic industry after their centuries-long shadow war. To capitalize on this day of demure remembrance, the popcorn-industrial complex has released This Means War, a new motion picture event by…
When it comes to Valentine's day, flowers are kind of boring. Do they smell nice? Yes. But they also reek of unoriginality. Face it, people, the bouquet of roses has been done.
This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a…
Tomorrow, as you are almost certainly aware, is Valentine's Day. For some of us, this a particularly blissful time of year. For others it's one that calls for intense cynicism. But regardless of your stance on Valentine's Day, there's no way to avoid being bombarded with romantic imagery. So you might as well take…
In 2008, Liverpool University decided to commemorate Valentine's Day with a festive rollerdisco party.
Valentine's day is coming up, which means it's time to get romantic with your alien loved one. But how exactly do you do the deed with someone whose DNA comes from the other side of the galaxy? How do you negotiate differing erogenous zones and the possibility that your lover may want to eat you after the act? Read…
This is the kind of scientific study you can only do with help from the internet. We rounded up the best love potions online and forced them down the throats of three willing victims. So what love potion was the best? Watch and find out.
You've seen our amazing io9 collection of geeky Valentine's Day cards. Now see how the rest of the internet is celebrating the holiday of love, with a collection of our favorite ecards, the most disgusting movie kisses, and a recipe for a special chicken heart cupcake treat.
It's fun to be a hater and dump on the lovers' holiday, but it's even more fun to take that chance and declare your love for that person you so admire. And what better way to do it than with these scifi themed Valentines by yours truly?
Romcoms have a long history of abusing magic. Need to change a misogynist? Give him a curse. Got a protagonist who doesn't appreciate life? Kill her. Here's our list of the worst magic exploitation flicks, in order of awfulness.