Afterlife With Archie = Archie + Zombies + So Much More

If you've somehow dismissed Afterlife with Archie as "America's Favorite Teenagers" finally getting around to "America's Favorite Apocalyptic-Inducing Monsters, " you're wrong. It's more Walking Dead than Scooby Doo, but without TWD's gruesome need to constantly outdo its own violence. » 6/03/14 4:40pm 6/03/14 4:40pm

30 Cult Movies That Absolutely Everybody Must See

A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential… » 3/07/14 11:48am 3/07/14 11:48am

Jack Burton returns in the new Big Trouble in Little China comic!

You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this? HELL YEAH. Boom Studios has — very cryptically — announced they're making a comic based on John Carpenter's 1986 masterpiece Big Trouble in Little China with this awesome image of Jack Burton by The Goon's Eric Powell. » 2/26/14 10:40am 2/26/14 10:40am

The Queen from Aliens poses for her Mondo portrait

You've seen the queen from Aliens many times before. But check out our exclusive first look at Mondo's new poster art, which aims to show you the ultimate version of the queen. Artist Jason Edmiston tells us his goal is to make it look as though the queen came and posed for him. » 8/19/13 10:50am 8/19/13 10:50am

11 Sidekicks Who Are Indisputably Better Than Their Heroes

Heroes are usually larger than life, but sometimes it’s the person standing next to them that casts the bigger shadow. While main heroes usually get top-billing, but they can often be too boring, too troubled, or even too dumb to save the day. Thankfully, here are 11 sidekicks that pick up the slack — often doing a… » 8/06/13 10:05am 8/06/13 10:05am

10 Best Gonzo Science Fiction Movies in the Whole Crazy Universe

The coolest science fiction movies are often ones which unscrew your head and then screw it back on, slightly askew. But a select few movies go even further, pouring some rainbow soup into your head while it's still semi-detached. This weekend sees the release of John Dies at the End, which is part of a proud… » 1/23/13 10:00am 1/23/13 10:00am

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

Big Trouble in Little China + Gangnam Style. John Carpenter approves.

"Gangnam Style" and its subsequent parodies became overexposed sometime during the Cretaceous period, but this warms my cold dead heart like a candy sunbeam. » 10/22/12 12:05pm 10/22/12 12:05pm

Stoned Polish E.T. and twenty more insane old European movie posters

Back in the day, Eastern European posters for English-language science fiction films sometimes rearranged the movies' plots, jigsaw-style. For example, the Hungarian posters for the Star Wars trilogy transformed Darth Vader's helmet into an unusually nefarious bundt cake pan. » 8/28/12 5:45pm 8/28/12 5:45pm

The 10 Most Regrettable 80s Science Fiction and Fantasy Villains on Film

The 1980s gave audiences plenty of timeless bad guys like the Terminator, Boba Fett, and Vigo the Carpathian. The decade also dished out plenty of incompetent and ill-conceived villains. Let's explore the 1980s wing of the Annals of Mediocre Villainy. » 1/18/12 10:30am 1/18/12 10:30am

The 10 Greatest Spherical Monsters In Science Fiction And Fantasy (NSFW)

A monster doesn't need limbs or appendages to be great. No, sometimes all the being needs are ample curves to strike fear into the hearts of its foes. Here are ten of our favorite circular beings, and be forewarned that there's a NSFW creature or two among the bunch. » 12/07/11 10:30am 12/07/11 10:30am

John Carpenter's music video for the Big Trouble in Little China theme…

We all know that Big Trouble in Little China is the best movie ever made (in which Kurt Russell is extremely confused). But did you know that director John Carpenter and his band the Coup DeVilles starred in a magnificent music video to accompany the flick? It's true! I owe Jalopnik bon vivant Ray Wert for this… » 12/07/11 7:25am 12/07/11 7:25am

The Only Toy Gift Guide You'll Need This Holiday Season

What do you get the geek who has every awesome collectable? something extraordinary. That's why we've gathered together a collection of all the best toys to give your friends and loved ones. And yes, that is the floating guard eyeball from Big Trouble Little China. » 11/22/11 4:39pm 11/22/11 4:39pm

Every single time Kurt Russell acted confused in Big Trouble In Little…

Two weeks ago, I was watching Big Trouble In Little China with my brother, who hadn't seen the movie in years. "Man," he noted. "Kurt Russell really loves shouting nonsense at no one in particular." » 10/29/11 7:15am 10/29/11 7:15am

More Ghanaian movie posters that will melt your brain into porridge

We've previously expressed our love for the hand-painted mobile cinema posters of Ghana, many of which took extreme creative liberties with films' plots. For example, who knew that Cujo was an evil Cocker Spaniel? » 8/14/11 8:30am 8/14/11 8:30am

I don't remember that scene in where the heroes abandoned drowning children to the monster's…

Let's grade cinema and TV's unheralded wizard battles

We've all seen Voldemort duke it out with Dumbledore and Saruman slapping Gandalf silly, but there are plenty more brawling mages deserving of our scrutiny. Here are some magic beat-em-ups, rated purely by the whims of yours truly. » 7/11/11 4:40pm 7/11/11 4:40pm

The 10 most regrettable Eighties scifi and fantasy villains on film

The 1980s gave audiences plenty of timeless bad guys like the Terminator, Boba Fett, and Vigo the Carpathian. The decade also dished out plenty of incompetent and ill-conceived villains. Let's explore the 1980s wing of the Annals of Mediocre Villainy. » 12/19/10 6:15pm 12/19/10 6:15pm

A free mixtape of John Carpenter's greatest soundtracks by Alan Howarth

What's better than a mixtape of John Carpenter's finest movie themes? How about a mixtape curated by his longtime musical collaborator Alan Howarth, who co-composed the soundtracks for Escape From New York, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China? » 11/01/10 8:30am 11/01/10 8:30am

Big Trouble in Little China's Big Bad rolls like a rock star

There are lots of things wrong with David Lo Pan — delusions of power, pale complexion, incorporeality — but this Lo Pan Express print shows he's got a good taste in both rides and traveling buddies. [Manly Art Shop] » 6/23/10 6:20am 6/23/10 6:20am