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Fantastic Four is The Most Self-Loathing Superhero Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre. » 8/07/15 10:58am 8/07/15 10:58am

A Life-Sized Terminator Can Be Yours, For Just $7,000

A while ago, Chronicle unveiled a life-sized severed Terminator head for you to put on your shelf. Naturally, they thought the next best step would to be to attach an entire body to that head and go nuts, which is why they’re now selling you an actual life-sized Terminator for a mere seven grand. » 6/17/15 12:22pm 6/17/15 12:22pm

The new Paranormal Activity movie is a great introduction to the series

There have been precisely 1,179 movies in the Paranormal Activity series, about a fame-whore demon and the feckless humans who capture him on video. It's daunting. But even if you've never seen a PA movie, or you've missed a few, the new spin-off is a great intro to the series. It's fresh, scary and bursting… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

8 Ways to Make a Movie About a Female Superhero Happen

Tons of people are saying a woman can't star in a superhero movie. (Just like they probably said an interconnected superhero universe couldn't happen at the movies.) Stan Lee says there's no need. But a good superheroine movie is necessary and doable. Here are eight ways to make a movie about a female superhero movie… » 9/19/13 10:00am 9/19/13 10:00am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

Chronicle's Max Landis creating a superhero show for Fox

Chronicle was one of the sharpest movies about superpowers and teen angst we've seen in ages — so we're excited that its writer, Max Landis, is penning a new superhero show for Fox. In Vigilant, a young woman creates a fictional vigilante identity to take down corruption in the police department. (Shades of the most… » 9/20/12 1:27pm 9/20/12 1:27pm

Chronicle is a superhero origin story done right

Chronicle cost approximately 1/20th as much to make as last year's Green Lantern — and it looks way cooler. This movie about teenagers who get superpowers has some of the coolest depictions of superpowers we've seen in ages. Whether they're flying or tossing shit around, the teenagers in Chronicle always feel like… » 2/03/12 9:00am 2/03/12 9:00am

New Chronicle footage reveals the dark side to superhuman high schoolers

With great power comes great responsibility, unless you're a messed-up high school kid with nothing to lose. This weekend, the found footage superhero flick Chronicle hits theaters. To tide you over until then, here's a new super-spoilery clip from the film, in which the littlest superpowered high schooler cuts loose. » 1/31/12 6:35am 1/31/12 6:35am