12 Monty Python Side Projects, Ranked from Worst to Best

We've just learned that Simon Pegg will star in Absolutely Anything, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how will this movie stack up to the canon of Monty Python spinoffs? Here are 12 Python side projects, ranked in order of greatness. » 12/24/13 10:26am 12/24/13 10:26am

Forget Die Hard. Brazil Is Actually the Best Christmas Movie

Terry Gilliam's 1985 cult classic Brazil is a wonderfully dark examination of bureaucracy in a brutally oppressive future. But its backdrop — the lead-up to Christmas — makes it one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Unlike Die Hard. Which is a bullshit choice for a favorite Christmas movie. » 12/20/13 2:10pm 12/20/13 2:10pm

10 Paranoid Science Fiction Stories That Could Help You Survive

It's not just paranoia. They really are watching you. The world we're living in is getting weirder and more dangerous all the time. So it's a good thing science fiction has been stockpiling dark mind-fraks for decades, full of smart survival strategies. Here are 10 paranoid science fiction tales that could keep you… » 8/01/13 10:18am 8/01/13 10:18am

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. » 7/02/13 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

Secret Cinema recreates Brazil, and the results are beautiful

Secret Cinema is an immersive and extensively well thought out audience participation cinema event. Their latest screening was of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, and words cannot express the insane amount of detail that went into this massively staged screening in Croydon. So we'll let this astounding gallery do the talking. » 6/11/13 4:54pm 6/11/13 4:54pm

16 Famous Science Fiction Quotes that Make Excellent Pick-Up Lines

Dating is hard. And instigating first-contact with a fellow humanoid can be the hardest part. Luckily, we geeks have our own special language, made up of quotes and in-jokes. Some of which makes for some excellent pick-up lines, that you can always resort to in an emergency situation. » 12/04/12 10:00am 12/04/12 10:00am

Oh look, the dissected organs of Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh, and…

To advertise Brazil's Museu de Arte de São Paulo Art School, the advertising firm of DDB Brazil pinned the famous painters down like classroom dissection frogs. Dalí's innards aren't all that different from his dinner parties. » 5/01/12 12:00pm 5/01/12 12:00pm

Watch the real-life Brazilian Batman take to the streets, inspire…

Remember André Luiz Pinheiro, the fellow who's dressing up as a police-commissioned Batman to provide inspiration to the children of crime-plagued Taubaté, Brazil? The BBC recently did a short feature on his outreach efforts. Wearing the cowl in broad daylight is definitely a throwback to the "Batman digs this day" school … » 3/19/12 6:20am 3/19/12 6:20am

Could Brazil be the next space superpower?

The world's sixth largest economy is making giant leaps to bolster their launch capabilities and joining with several countries to aid in their space efforts. Let's take a look at Brazil's recent space endeavors, joint projects, plans for the future, and a nice little boost in store for those launching a rocket from a… » 3/09/12 10:35am 3/09/12 10:35am

Brazilian police recruit Batman to lower city's crime rate

Unbeknownst to DC Comics, a new sequel to The Dark Knight Returns is unfolding in the Brazilian city of Taubaté. Police have recruited 50-year-old military retiree and local Batman impersonator André Luiz Pinheiro to patrol crime-ridden neighborhoods. » 3/08/12 3:45pm 3/08/12 3:45pm

The Hilarious Ad Terry Gilliam Took Out In Variety To Protest The…

In 1985, Universal Studios bigwig Sid Sheinberg decided that director Terry Gilliam's cut of Brazil wasn't going to be marketable in America. Sheinberg and a group of editors therefore attempted to make the film more commercially palatable — the fruits of their labor was the cheerier, 94-minute "Love Conquers All" cut of … » 11/24/11 2:25pm 11/24/11 2:25pm