10 Big-Budget Movies That It's Hard To Believe Someone Greenlit

Movie-making is a high-stakes, all-in, kind of deal. You have to bet big to win big, most of the time. And when a movie tanks, it's easy to point fingers — but a lot of flops probably did seem like a good idea. But not all of them. Here are 10 big-budget movies that it's hard to see how anybody thought were a good… » 4/15/14 10:35am 4/15/14 10:35am

Riddick shows how NOT to resurrect a great antihero

There aren't too many characters like Richard B. Riddick nowadays. He's an old-fashioned sort of anti-hero, whose amoral brutality is tempered by a code of honor. He was great in his first movie, but it turns out that antiheroes have a hard time supporting a franchise. As his new movie, Riddick, sadly proves. » 9/06/13 9:00am 9/06/13 9:00am

Vin Diesel tells us why Riddick is one big game of Dungeons & Dragons

Just how many hells did Vin Diesel have to crawl through to make a third Riddick movie a reality? And what sort of future epics about Riddick does Diesel plan to make? Here's part two of our report on our visit to the Riddick set, focusing on our interview with the legendary Furyan himself. » 6/19/13 7:00am 6/19/13 7:00am

Monsters! Starbuck! Vin Diesel! Our Epic Visit to the Riddick Set!

After almost a decade of cinematic silence, audiences will finally become reacquainted with Vin Diesel's Furyan killing machine in Riddick, the third installment of writer-director David Twohy's film series. We visited the set during filming in March 2012, and talked to the cast and crew. Here's what we found out. » 6/18/13 9:00am 6/18/13 9:00am

First Look at Katee Sackhoff and an Alien Monster in Riddick 3

Filming on the third Riddick movie is proceeding apace — and Vin Diesel went ahead and posted a few new pictures to his Facebook page. Including our first look at Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff as an alien bounty hunter who's hunting our favorite Furyan. Plus an alien monster. » 3/16/12 4:20pm 3/16/12 4:20pm

Tons of Riddick 3 character details reveal new link to Pitch Black

Good news, Furyan fans — David Twohy and Vin Diesel's third Riddick movie has started casting, and new details are leaking out all over! Find out who's coming back from the Underverse right now. » 8/11/11 7:20am 8/11/11 7:20am

Vin Diesel may be willing to take a huge pay cut to play Riddick again

Our favorite Furian shared some good news and some bad news about the new Riddick movie. The good news is, it might start filming this summer. The bad news, Diesel's salary woes may halt the project completely. » 5/25/11 1:30pm 5/25/11 1:30pm

Man and Superman: The Riddick DVD Collection

We first met Richard B. Riddick back in 2000 in an excellent little SF action movie, Pitch Black. He was introduced to us as a ruthless killer and the most badass criminal alive. But he was a lot more than that. Riddick was a man who through intelligence and sheer force of will had made himself into as dangerous a… » 5/05/11 11:36am 5/05/11 11:36am

The haunting glow of Tim Flattery's Solaris concept art

Concept artist Tim Flattery's career has stretched back to Back To The Future and Tim Burton's Batman, and he's worked on Tron Legacy. But when we asked him his favorite project, he named Soderbergh's Solaris. It's easy to see why. » 7/02/10 9:30am 7/02/10 9:30am

What's the difference between being a concept artist and drawing comics?

The best concept art tells a story, all by itself. But what's the difference between creating concept art for movies, versus drawing comics or illustrating books? We asked some of our favorite concept artists, and here's what they said. » 6/15/10 2:30pm 6/15/10 2:30pm

New concept art, details and creature designs spill Riddick's next…

New concept art gives us some precious glimpses of the new creatures in the third Riddick movie, and there's some more news about the film. Which, last we heard, might be called The Furian... Left For Dead... » 5/24/10 4:00pm 5/24/10 4:00pm

Captain America Gets A Mad Scientist! Plus John Carter Of Mars And…

Captain America's latest enemy is the last person you'd expect. Check out Transformers 3's new Bumblebee, and a mysterious John Carter set pic. Plus Lost, Predators, Despicable Me, Green Hornet, Splice, True Blood, Chronicles Of Riddick, Chuck, Caprica and Supernatural. » 5/10/10 6:00am 5/10/10 6:00am

New War Machine Footage From Iron Man 2. Plus Another Spider-Man…

Another actor is rumored to play Peter Parker, an Iron Man teaser includes awesome War Machine action, and someone's read the Riddick script. Plus Cowboys And Aliens, Joss Whedon's Cabin In The Woods, Resident Evil and I Am Number Four. » 4/14/10 6:00am 4/14/10 6:00am

When A Bad Movie Has One Incredibly Great Scene

Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples. » 4/12/10 2:34pm 4/12/10 2:34pm

First Concept Art From The Third Riddick Movie: Left For Dead On A…

Vin Diesel just posted this long-awaited concept art from the new Riddick movie. It's a frame from a "2-D motion choreography study," and it's called "The Furian... Left For Dead..." (But we all know, you should never count Riddick out!) » 4/08/10 3:08pm 4/08/10 3:08pm

Riddick 3 Is On Its Way

Fans of gravelly-voiced bald scifi heroes rejoice: Universal has announced that it will be releasing a third Chronicles of Riddick movie in the US, with international rights being auctioned off at the Berlin Film Festival. » 2/12/10 11:33am 2/12/10 11:33am

In 20 Years, The Navy Will Be Full Of Riddicks

The U.S. Navy is looking towards the world of 2030, when its newest recruits will be just retiring. There'll be lasers, remote-controlled planes... and eye surgery to help you see in the dark. » 1/04/10 2:00pm 1/04/10 2:00pm

Location Scouting For The Next Riddick Has Begun

The newest news about the greatest Furyan boosts our hope that the next Chronicles Of Riddick project will be made. The team is scouting new Riddick locations in New Zealand. » 12/03/09 12:24pm 12/03/09 12:24pm

Your Spock/McCoy Snark Forecast

Just how many Scotty/McCoy cliches will turn up in Star Trek? It's a spoiler. There are also new Wolverine ads, a Pandorum pic and Riddick/Green Hornet descriptions. Plus major Dollhouse, Lost, Fringe and Supernatural spoilers! » 3/25/09 6:00am 3/25/09 6:00am

Green Lantern Concept Artist Reimagines Star Trek

Brian Murray's concept art helped launch a Green Lantern movie. But his other artwork includes this fantastic alien prison, for a David Twohy film... plus a far different reinvention of Star Trek than J.J. Abrams'. » 3/23/09 3:18pm 3/23/09 3:18pm