Conan O'Brien's The Walking Dead special was astoundingly awesome

The second half of The Walking Dead's (pretty excellent) season 4 begins on this Sunday evening, but last night talk show host Conan O'Brien welcomed the show back with a full-on undead extravaganza, complete with zombie lesbians making out, Daryl singing, and the greatest cold open in Conan history. » 2/07/14 7:20am 2/07/14 7:20am

The 10 most insane alternate reality versions of popular superheroes

You would think that having the powers of a radioactive spider, or wearing a cape to a fight, would qualify as crazy enough for comic books. Not so. Comics delve into alternate worlds that show different sides of their superheroes - nutbag, wacko-smacko sides. Take a look at the looniest alternate reality versions of… » 11/18/13 10:00am 11/18/13 10:00am

10 Pieces of Advice from Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Can…

Some people look to religion or well-thought-out systems of ethics when choosing the rules to live their life by — and some people are more comfortable relating to pop culture. Science fiction and fantasy movies provide plenty of wise mentors, who tell the heroes exactly what they needed to know. » 12/02/11 10:05am 12/02/11 10:05am

Conan script doctor compares writing a flop movie to working on a…

In a graceful and funny column for Quora, screenwriter Sean Hood — whose most recent project was Conan the Barbarian — explains what it feels like to write a movie that tanks at the box office. He compares the excitement (and occasionally self-deluded expectations) as similar to joining a political campaign. He writes: » 8/25/11 10:43am 8/25/11 10:43am

A few rules you should follow before watching Conan the Barbarian

The remake of Conan the Barbarian hits theaters today, and you've got your meat skewers and leather nutslinger ready to go. The problem? Conan the Barbarian is a cult classic that has already spawned a series of bad sequels and imitators, and unfortunately it has now spawned a bad remake as well. But you need » 8/19/11 3:05pm 8/19/11 3:05pm