10 Most Unnecessary Movie Sequels Of All Time

Sometimes, you see a movie that opens up a whole universe of possibilities, leaving you wondering where these characters will go next. So much adventure waiting to happen! And then... there are movies that really don't need a sequel, but get one anyway. Here are 10 film sequels that it's really hard to believe… » 4/10/14 10:34am 4/10/14 10:34am

Get this Spartan party started! The Making of 300: Rise of an Empire

In just one month, the sequel to Zack Snyder's most bare-chested movie hits theaters. And 300: Rise of an Empire covers way more ground than 300, including Xerxes' origin story and what happened after the Battle of Thermopylae. Check out some exclusive sneak peeks from the book 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the… » 2/04/14 9:20am 2/04/14 9:20am

Black Sabbath's music makes 300: Rise of an Empire look watchable

I feel reasonably confident in predicting that the 300 sequel is going to be a disaster, both on-screen and in the box office. But goddamn if hearing Ozzy sing "War Pigs" in the background of all that ab-rippling, slo-mo brutality doesn't add a certain je ne c'est pas to the whole thing — something that makes me want… » 1/20/14 2:20pm 1/20/14 2:20pm

The 300 sequel is desperately trying to remind you it exists

There's a new trailer for the 300 sequel The Legend of Curly's Gold Rise of an Empire, and it's sad that this once proud franchise has traded its trademark quiet introspection and examination of the human condition for such bombast. Naw, I'm just kiddin', both movies are about half-naked dudes killing each other. » 12/04/13 11:20am 12/04/13 11:20am

What if Boba Fett starred in Game of Thrones, Total Recall, and Stargate

For the upcoming As You Wish Project charity event, over forty Boba Fett and clone trooper helmets were redesigned by such luminaries as director Joe Johnston and artist Sandy Dhuyvetter, who both played a role in designing his original costume. Additionally, sculptors recreated the Mandalorian mercenary's headgear in… » 8/17/12 9:40pm 8/17/12 9:40pm

What if Inception and 300 were built entirely out of LEGO bricks?

For a class project for Staffordshire University's Visual Effects and Concept Design degree program, students assembled a series of animated shorts that reimagined Hollywood blockbusters as LEGO worlds (à la the LEGO Star Wars series). These projects were assembled over a period of 12 weeks, and each represents… » 6/11/12 4:50pm 6/11/12 4:50pm

The Experts Who Put Actual Science into Hollywood Science Fiction

Chances are, if you've seen a science fiction movie recently and been stunned to hear actual science mentioned, you have a scientific advisor to thank. A small cadre of science experts have started lending their expertise to movies like Thor, 2012, Tron Legacy and the upcoming Doctor Strange. Here's their story, via… » 1/25/12 7:00am 1/25/12 7:00am

Zack Snyder announces he's working on Xerxes, sequel to 300

Dying for more alternate homoerotic history of the Spartans from Zack Snyder? Well, your wish is his command. Today at Comic-Con, Snyder announced his next project, a sequel to 300. Frank Miller is penning a comic called Xerxes that the movie will be based on, and Snyder is about to start work on it with his writing… » 7/24/10 2:26pm 7/24/10 2:26pm

Amanda Tapping Creates A Safe Space For Mutants To Just Be Themselves

Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1) plays the protector of downtrodden monsters in Sanctuary, soon to appear on the Sci Fi Channel. Her character, Dr. Helen Magnus, is a "cryptozoologist" who creates the Sanctuary Institute to protect and study the mutants that skulk around her future dystopian city. Sanctuary is the first » 1/31/08 6:30am 1/31/08 6:30am