A Statistical Analysis That Reveals Why Aspiring Screenwriters Fail

The data-crunching fiends over at Five Thirty Eight examined the data from thousands of script evaluations of screenplays by newbie writers, submitted to the Black List of unproduced screenplays. And they found that science fiction and comedies have the worst ratings of all — as well as the reasons why these scripts… » 11/14/14 9:45am 11/14/14 9:45am

What Dating Is Like In A City Plagued By A Giant Rampaging Kaiju

All cities have their problems, but this city is perpetually dealing with a fire-breathing monster that forces people to change plans, ignore relationship problems, and—oh yeah—run for their lives. This short comedy follows a group of self-centered 20-somethings navigated life in the shadow of Gammatar. » 11/13/14 8:00pm 11/13/14 8:00pm

What Supposedly Scary Story Made You Laugh Instead?

The line between terror and hilarity is kind of ill-defined at the best of times. There's a reason why we have so many horror comedies. But sometimes, a movie, TV show or book sets out to be scary... and just winds up making you laugh. What's the most unintentionally funny piece of horror you've ever seen? » 10/30/14 2:17pm 10/30/14 2:17pm

Life After Beth Fails To Inject New Life Into The "Zombie Comedy" Genre

At this point, "zombie comedy" has become a movie genre in its own right, thanks to films like Shaun of the Dead and Fido. And the latest addition is Life After Beth, about a young man whose dead girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) comes back. Alas, Beth is not quite funny enough, or clever enough, to stand out from the zombie… » 8/14/14 1:40pm 8/14/14 1:40pm

The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time. » 7/30/14 10:46am 7/30/14 10:46am

Sure Your Job Sucks, But At Least Darth Vader's Not Your Boss

Poor Conan Antonio Motti. The guy speaks up at a work meeting, and all of a sudden Lord Vader is trying to put his lights out from across the room. But the worst part isn't the force-strangling or lack of faith. It's having to work alongside the jerk and pretend like nothing ever happened. » 7/19/14 4:42pm 7/19/14 4:42pm

The Comedy Album 2776 Has 100 Stars, But NPR's Nina Totenberg Steals It

Everybody's buzzing about the new comedy album 2776, which is chock full of famous comedians and personalities, riffing about the future and science-fictional stuff. Almost everybody you love is on this album — but perhaps surprisingly, the clear standout is NPR's Nina Totenberg's a capella rock opera. » 7/09/14 4:45pm 7/09/14 4:45pm

Seth Rogen's Congressional Alzheimer's Testimony Is Goddamn Delightful

Yesterday, Seth Rogen testified before a Senate subcommittee, pleading for more awareness of and support for Alzheimer's research. It was — like most things Rogen does — endearing as hell. But unlike the characters Rogen typically plays, it was also brave, altruistic, and kind of badass. » 2/27/14 11:30am 2/27/14 11:30am