The Rock Makes A Kick-Ass Bambi In SNL's Live-Action Disney Parody

Disney's been having great success with live-action remakes of its classic animated films. So why not cast, as Saturday Night Live did last night, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as everyone's favorite deer ... and reconfigure the story as an over-the-top action thriller, with plenty of puns and guns for all? WHAM BAM BAMBI! » 3/29/15 9:30am Yesterday 9:30am

Suck It, Haters: Why We're Proud To Love Twister

Twister has it all: growling tornadoes, a battle of good vs. evil in the competitive world of meteorology, a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, and a megameta scene in which a funnel cloud decimates a drive-in just as Jack Nicholson hacks up a door at the Overlook. It's corny, it's scientifically iffy, and WE LOVE IT. » 3/19/15 2:00pm 3/19/15 2:00pm

What's the greatest science fiction action movie of all time?

Tons of science fiction movies feature crazy stunts, fight scenes, chases, and explosions. And plenty of action movies have some science-fictional ideas buried in their plot twists. But what's the absolute greatest science fiction (or fantasy) action movie ever made? » 10/22/13 2:34pm 10/22/13 2:34pm

Steampunk kung-fu epic Tai Chi Hero: the Cure for Boring Action Movies

We're just on the verge of the summer movie season, when everything is one big dark conflagration full of angst and quips. But if you want to see a real motherfucking action movie, you don't have to wait: at least not in some U.S. cities, where Tai Chi Hero is opening today. » 4/26/13 1:39pm 4/26/13 1:39pm

Lockout will shrivel up your brain, and you'll like it

Remember when action movies were fun, slick, fast-paced and centered on a lovable muscle-bound jerk with a quip for every occasion? Lockout does — the new "space prison" movie, out today, feels like it was filmed in 1987 and somehow preserved in a vault for the past 25 years. If you miss the days of classic… » 4/13/12 11:46am 4/13/12 11:46am

The Last Time Sandra Bullock Starred in a Futuristic Movie

We're thrilled Sandra Bullock's starring in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity — we just hope it's as memorable as her last science-fiction role, in Demolition Man. Here are our favorite Bullock moments from Demolition, including her sex scene with Sylvester Stallone. » 1/24/11 6:18pm 1/24/11 6:18pm

Mass nostalgia and kielbasa golems: what scifi can learn from The…

The Expendables is big loud action movie in which Naugahyde-hewn war gods turn junta lackeys into goulash for the better half of 103 minutes. It's screamingly ordinary, but the mass nostalgia it hawks is a genre cinema paradigm. » 8/15/10 12:35pm 8/15/10 12:35pm

Michael Keaton's "velcro muscles" in Batman changed action movies…

Now that people like Shia LaBeouf are headlining action movies, Sylvester Stallone feels nostalgic for the old days. He blames the death of the old-school action movie on Batman. Specifically, the Tim Burton version: » 7/21/10 9:11am 7/21/10 9:11am

Why did Predators' trailers lie to us?

Predators pretty much ruled — but after we walked out of it, we were left going, "Waaaaait a minute." Because this movie's trailers were deceptive as heck. They included one iconic shot that wasn't quite in the actual film. Spoilers! » 7/12/10 12:30pm 7/12/10 12:30pm

Ninjas Fight, Christopher Eccleston Snarks And Cobra Commander Snarls…

A new Japanese trailer for G.I. Joe showcases more flashy CG cityscapes and weird action sequences, plus our best look at Joseph Gordon Levitt as Cobra Commander/The Doctor. But mostly it proves Christopher Eccleston will steal this movie. » 7/06/09 4:00pm 7/06/09 4:00pm

First Look At Gerard Butler As A Video-Game Killer

Here's the first picture of Gerard Butler from Game, the movie about prisoners being forced to play a deadly game to the death, while they're controlled by spoiled teenagers. He looks every bit the psycho killing machine, dealing out death and destruction at the whim of his rich online controller. Writer/directors… » 6/17/08 11:20am 6/17/08 11:20am