The Charismatic Cast of Jumanji Elevates an Otherwise Trivial Action Adventure

The formula of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sounds like it can’t miss. Put some big personalities in a gorgeous setting and have them tell funny jokes and perform a lot of action. When those big personalities are played by stars like Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, the odds of success are even higher. …

Elusive 'Magnetic Monopole' Phenomenon Found Hiding in Older Chemistry Experiments

You might have scoffed at the “fuckin’ magnets, how do they work” line from the Insane Clown Posse song “Miracles,” but if we’re being honest here, magnets are pretty nuts. Take any old bar magnet and cut it in half and it will still have a North and a South pole. Keep cutting, you’ll never end up with a single North…

Watch a Legendary Disney Animator Draw Ariel From The Little Mermaid in Virtual Reality

Glen Keane, son of The Family Circus creator Bil Keane, worked on some of Disney’s most successful modern animated hits, including Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Mermaid. But the other night on The Late Late Show with James Corden, he traded his sketch pad and pencils for a 3D controller to paint Ariel…

Spoiler Alert: This Game of Thrones VFX Reel Exposes That Dragons, Sadly, Aren't Real

It doesn’t matter who your favorite Game of Thrones character is, because Tyrion, Sansa, and even Jon Snow are completely over-shadowed whenever Daenerys’ dragons show up in an episode. But despite recent advancements in reviving extinct creatures, this VFX reel by Image Engine reveals how the show brings its true…

Gotham City Spends a Preposterous Amount of Money Cleaning up Batman's Messes

Sean Murphy’s Batman: White Knight is a slow burn of a comic that favors scene setting and world building over huge narrative payoffs from issue to issue. While this week’s issue doesn’t push the series’ plot forward terribly far, it does reveal an interesting tidbit about Gotham’s finances, and a brand-new Joker.

The New Hellboy Really Wants You to Stop Asking Ron Perlman About the Reboot

Listen, folks. We all loved Ron Perlman’s performance in Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies, but it’s high time we accepted that there’s a new Hellboy in town and his name is David Harbour. You might have heard about him. Nice guy; he’s got quite the dad bod. Or at least he did until he had to start Hellboy training.

10 Awesome Scifi and Fantasy Shorts to Watch While You're Waiting for The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is creeping ever closer to finally coming out, but we still have a ways to go. We’ve all been waiting so long it’s getting unbearable, and there are only so many times you can reread Porg news. So why not spend the time curating your own mini film festival, and enjoying some recently released…

An Inside Look at the Creation of the Alluring Aquatic Star of The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water is shaping up (sorry, not sorry) to be one of the best movies of 2017, and that’s partly thanks to the mysterious allure of Doug Jones’ fishman creature, who’s captured the hearts and minds of the internet. A new book is diving into the process of making the movie, and io9 has an exclusive look…

It Took Some Movie Magic to Complete Carrie Fisher's Leia Dialogue in The Last Jedi 

Carrie Fisher’s death last year was a major blow to the many fans who took inspiration from her life, as well as her work as a writer and actor. She’d completed filming for her final turn as General Leia Organa in Star Wars: The Last Jedi before she passed, but sometimes, filmmaking demands that actors return to the…

Merriam-Webster Just Used Stranger Things' David Harbour to Explain 'Dad Bod'

David Harbour’s Jim Hopper made a big impression on viewers after the Netflix series Stranger Things debuted, but season two kicked it up a notch. Harbour’s Hopper dance was admired around the world and then some, and cemented him the coveted “dad bod” title. Now Merriam-Webster is making sure we know how to use it.

11 Minor Star Wars Characters Who Got Absurdly Full Lives Beyond the Movies

The Star Wars saga is filled with characters who never get the spotlight, but captured the minds of fans, no matter how minor or inconsequential their appearances were. Here’s 11 blink-and-you’ll-miss-them Star Wars characters that became more prominent than you could ever imagine, thanks to the multitude of tie-in…