​Thor: The Dark World shows superhero movies can still be joyful

It's a grim time for big-screen superheroes. Rebooted versions of Superman and Spider-Man both have daddy issues. Tony Stark has PTSD. Wolverine kinda wants to die. So it's a relief to watch Thor: The Dark World, which is the lightest, funniest superhero movie in ages. Let a thunder-god show you how to make a joyful… » 11/08/13 9:09am 11/08/13 9:09am

The Dark Knight trilogy continues in this amazing Nightwing fan flick

Still sad Christopher Nolan's Batman movies are over? Well, then you might want to consider donating to this Indiegogo campaign to help make a fan flick continuing the story, set one year after the events of Rises, where John Blake has carried on Batman's legacy as Nightwing. Here's a 7-minute preview! » 9/16/13 1:30pm 9/16/13 1:30pm

How World of Warcraft Could Break the "Sucky Video Game Movie" Curse

When Moon director Duncan Jones was hired to direct the World of Warcraft movie, our hopes were raised. But can Jones really make the first truly decent movie version of a hit video game? We asked the film's producer, Thomas Tull, and here's what he told us. » 7/01/13 6:30am 7/01/13 6:30am

10 Evil Schemes that Could Have Been Stopped by Taking Out a Minion

The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an… » 5/10/13 10:00am 5/10/13 10:00am

12 Iconic TV and Movie Roles That Were Recast Successfully

By Charlie Jane Anders and Katharine Trendacosta. It's an unfortunate fact of life: roles get recast all the time. Sooner or later, Robert Downey Jr. will quit playing Tony Stark. Once Upon a Time is said to be recasting its Mad Hatter. Game of Thrones has already recast a few minor roles. Usually, when an actor is… » 4/11/13 10:21am 4/11/13 10:21am

The Ultimate Recipe for a Dark Hero's Dark Journey into Darkness

This summer, everybody is going into a very dark place. Superman is growing an underwater beard and getting angsty, Iron Man is getting his soul crushed, and Star Trek wants you to know that it's going into darkness so badly, they put that in the title. So if you're planning to film an epic story about a legendary… » 1/15/13 1:03pm 1/15/13 1:03pm