Why does going somewhere always seem to take more time than coming back…

As any traveler knows, coming home always seems to be faster than going somewhere in the first place. But this strange fact of life is actually a well-studied psychological phenomenon. So then, what's behind the mysterious return trip effect? » 11/27/11 11:30am 11/27/11 11:30am

Fan-Made Batmobile is Ready for the Gotham Streets

When Batman Begins » 10/24/08 2:00pm 10/24/08 2:00pm introduced the movie-going world to the Tumbler Batmobile, many an auto aficionado lusted after Batman’s ride. One fan, though, decided lusting wasn’t enough, and has been building his very own working Batmobile, complete with a V8 engine and Batcessories, in his garage. More pictures after the…

Race Through A Day-Glo Hot Wheels Playset

People who have seen the trailer for the live-action version of Speed Racer say it looks more like a video game than a movie. But what's wrong with that? If you can make a film feel like the eyeball-blasting you get from a game these days, then the marketing department, the toy department, the sequel department, and… » 2/18/08 1:30pm 2/18/08 1:30pm

The Mach 5 Could Kick K.I.T.T.'s Ass

While folks are still reeling from the two-hour jolt of pain that was Knight Rider last night, you might as well start pinning your hopes on the upcoming Speed Racer movie if you want a quality story about a boy and his car. Although the Mach 5 is being upgraded with a lot of CGI elements, you'll have to pry that… » 2/18/08 11:00am 2/18/08 11:00am

Knight Rider Smashes Our Childhood Memories Without Turbo Boost

NBC aired its Knight Rider TV movie last night. It was a two-hour long Ford commercial disguised as entertainment, padded with lesbians, threesomes, bad acting, questionable technology, and meta-commercials. Whether it was nostalgia beckoning viewers to watch, or leftover Transformers lust, this TV "event" about an… » 2/18/08 8:50am 2/18/08 8:50am

New K.I.T.T. Is Solar-Powered and Goes Green

The old K.I.T.T. is apparently dead in the new Knight Rider television movie. He'll be seen in glimpses by keen-eyed viewers, and referred to by the characters, but his motherboard is buried in the guts of the new K.I.T.T. That means he's inside an entirely new body, which serves as a sort of morbid living, driving… » 1/24/08 1:30pm 1/24/08 1:30pm

Buy Yourself A Truck-Eating Robocar

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! ROBOSAURUS LIVE! Ever felt like yelling that in a crowd? Now you can if you just purchase this real-life Robosaurus and a simple PA system. The 42-foot tall, car-eating, Transform-tastic, fire-breathing, automobile-automaton can be parked in your very own backyard. Find out how you can get the… » 1/07/08 8:40am 1/07/08 8:40am

Shiny, Badass Fire Fighting Machine for the Year 2025

Now this is a fire engine that kids from 5 to 105 would like to see under the Christmas tree next year. How sleek and shiny does this thing look? Instead of the boxy fire fighting vehicles of the past, this baby looks streamlined enough to win a race or two as well as do some good. » 1/04/08 3:45pm 1/04/08 3:45pm

Death Race 2000 Remake Has No Balls

A remake of the 1975 cult classic that inspired Grand Theft Auto, Death Race 2000, is on the way next year. But this version has all the testosterone drained out. Gone are the point systems for running over pedestrians, gone is the entire revenge plot that had David Carradine after the President, and gone is the fact… » 11/19/07 5:30pm 11/19/07 5:30pm