20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. » 7/16/14 10:00am 7/16/14 10:00am

Top 10 Greatest Motion-Capture Characters Of All Time

This weekend, we'll witness the evolution of Caesar, the ape revolutionary played by Andy Serkis in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. And next month, we meet Vin Diesel's Groot. But motion-capture has a proud history of innovation and great performances. Here are the 10 greatest mocap characters of all time. » 7/08/14 10:09am 7/08/14 10:09am

Now This Is How Characters From a Live-Action Avatar Movie Should Look

One of the many dissapointments of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender movie was that the (mostly white) actors looked nothing like the characters they were supposed to portray. These portraits of the Avatar and Legend of Korra characters imagine how the characters might actually look in real life. » 6/26/14 9:02am 6/26/14 9:02am

Sigourney Weaver Is Interested In Alien 5! Plus Details From Avatar!

Emilia Clarke and Pedro Pascal break down the latest Game of Thrones episode. Ben Foster describes his Warcraft character. Doctor Who's latest director talks about what she brings to the set. Check out another Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Plus, new details from the filming of Terminator: Genesis. Spoilers now! » 6/03/14 6:00am 6/03/14 6:00am

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 10:36am 5/07/14 10:36am

The Absolute Best Comics To Grab This Free Comic Book Day

Got plans this Saturday? You do now. It's the 2014 Free Comic Book Day, when publishers give out their wares to the masses, and we can assure you their offerings are going to be worth far more than what you (didn't) pay for them. Here are the 16 comics you need to be looking out for when you arrive at your local comic… » 5/02/14 11:04am 5/02/14 11:04am

Major Plot Reveals From Transformers 4 and Godzilla!

James Cameron denies that Arnold Schwarzenegger will be joining the cast of the Avatar sequels. Pretty much the last crossover you ever expected will be hinted at on Arrow. And the final season of True Blood will spend a fair amount of time in Bill's past. Plus, a wild rumor about the possible return of an archvillain… » 4/14/14 6:00am 4/14/14 6:00am

​What Would Happen If Disney Bought DC Comics?

April Fool's Day is over, and thank goodness. Every year there's some asshole claiming that there's a new U.S. government, or someone found a way to turn the electricity back on, or that the motorcycle barbarians have gone back to Australia. So annoying! Admittedly, I lie about being a mailman all the time, but at… » 4/02/14 8:12am 4/02/14 8:12am