10 TV Shows That Hooked Us In The First 5 Minutes (And How They Did It)

We're just a few days away from the start of the fall TV season in earnest. Tons of new TV shows will be displaying their bright plumage for you. But these days, a TV show has to move fast to hook people. Here are 10 TV shows that won us over in just five minutes — and what they did to grab us. » 9/17/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

​Why America Will Never Truly Be Able To Make Its Own Anime

Hello, folks. I'm sorry for the absence of last week's mail column; suffice it to say there was some… difficulty in escaping the intelligent apes, and I couldn't do it without endangering myself. In related news, if you ever go to Ape City, they will no longer be fooled by ape costumes. Just FYI. Now, on with the mail! » 9/17/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

7 Times Batman has bent his 'no guns' rule

For a hero almost entirely defined by his aversion to firearms, Batman seems to bend his rule a lot: even the latest Batmobile has some huge cannons on the front. It's not the first time he's twisted it, and it won't be the last - but here's just a selection of times Batman has taken fancy to the weapon of the enemy. » 9/12/14 5:23pm Friday 5:23pm

Critics Hail Gotham As The Fall's "Most Promising" New Show

Didn't expect this! The Television Critics Association has hailed Gotham as the most promising series of the fall season" in a new poll, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seeing as the TCA probably isn't as biased in favor of Batman-related entertainment as most of us are, that's very encouraging news. » 9/10/14 1:54pm 9/10/14 1:54pm

The Sci-Fi and Fantasy-Themed Art Explosions of "Alphabet Attack!"

Dave Crosland, aka King Gum, finished the fourth iteration of his daily art project "Alphabet Attack!" in July. Each time he does this, he goes in alphabetical order for his inspirations, covering everything from single words like "Yonder" to fanciful takes on pop culture like "Ewok Engineering." » 9/08/14 11:03pm 9/08/14 11:03pm

New Batman Roller Coaster Is Clearly The Joker's Diabolical Vomit Trap

Six Flags theme parks have had plenty of Batman coasters, but the new one opening in San Antonio, Texas, in summer of 2015 claims to be "4D." More importantly, as this promotional video for the ride clearly indicates, this thing is obviously one of the Joker's nefarious plans, designed to induce mass vomiting. » 9/02/14 4:30pm 9/02/14 4:30pm

Supercut: Morgan Freeman Explains Absolutely Everything

Nobody explains things better than Morgan Freeman. No matter how nonsensical, crazy or profound, everything sounds better when he explains it. We only use 10 percent of our brains? Sure. A mystical prophecy? Makes sense. But just to prove it, here are nearly 40 clips of Freeman explaining stuff. » 8/28/14 1:54pm 8/28/14 1:54pm

Batman V. Superman May Be More Insanely Depressing Than We Suspected

Hey, remember yesterday when we heard the oddly believably rumor that Warner Bros. had instituted a "no-jokes" policy for its DC superhero movies? Well, apparently it's actually a "no joy whatsoever" policy, if this rumor about Scoot McNairy's character is to be believed. Possible spoilers ahead... » 8/28/14 12:40pm 8/28/14 12:40pm

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 10:59am 8/28/14 10:59am

Adam West's Batman: The Animated Series Character Gets His Own Fan Film

According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes. » 8/27/14 8:00pm 8/27/14 8:00pm