Long before Spider-Man, Sam Raimi cast Liam Neeson as a wilder, grosser superhero

Sam Raimi wanted to make a superhero movie. After gifting the world with his absurdist 1987 horror-comedy masterpiece Evil Dead II, Raimi chased the rights to make movies out of both Batman and The Shadow. Both times, he failed. So he invented his own superhero—one who was really more of a deranged and revenge-crazed…


The Cloverfield Paradox's Ending Is Even More Confusing When J.J. Abrams Tries to Explain It

Mystery and misdirection have pretty much always been a core part of the Cloverfield franchise, and in the first two films, that worked to the overarching plot’s advantage. But there are a lot of things about surprise Netflix drop The Cloverfield Paradox that, frankly, were narratively confusing and messy to an almost…

The First Season of The Tick Wraps Up With a Super-Strong Hug for Your Brain and Your Heart

When we last left Arthur Everest and his indefatigable crimefighting partner the Tick, they were all abuzz with the tingles of life-threatening danger and possible dissociative fugue. The second part of the series’ first season sees the boys getting a much better grip on what’s real—just in time for reality to try and…

SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by 'a Few Hundred Meters’

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing—a feat that’s never been tried before.


Martian Sand Is Swallowing the Phoenix Lander and Nothing Beside Remains

The Phoenix Lander detected water on Mars during its three-month mission in 2008, and now it is being swallowed by the planet’s dust. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the above two images, one in 2008 and the other in December of 2017.

Black Panther's Dialect Coach Brilliantly Explains Why Wakanda's Accents Sound So Different

One of the more complicated and interesting questions on everyone’s mind immediately after the very first Black Panther trailer dropped focused on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Wakandan accent—specifically about why various character’s accents seemed to be so different from one another. We now have an answer.