The Most Disappointing Final Battles in All Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most… » 2/27/14 12:23pm 2/27/14 12:23pm

Myke Cole's Breach Zone is like The Dark Knight Rises with sorcery

The final volume of Myke Cole's Shadow Ops trilogy, Breach Zone, has a distinct Dark Knight Rises vibe to it — appropriate, given that Cole worked on the film as an fighting extra in one of the film's battle scenes. It's all about a city in chaos, and what happens when people are pushed to breaking point. » 2/07/14 10:30am 2/07/14 10:30am

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

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

Crocheted Bane face mask keeps you warm while you're terrorizing Gotham

We can't promise that this crocheted face mask by Etsy seller Rose Pope will make you any easier to understand than Bane was in The Dark Knight Rises, but it certainly looks a good deal more comfortable to wear. Pope is selling these masks for £60, but due to high demand, there's a waiting list for this cold-weather… » 3/09/13 11:00am 3/09/13 11:00am

Every Batman Actor's Face Morphed into One Perfect Bruce Wayne

Still debating on which Hollywood representation of Bruce Wayne was the very best? No need to anymore. Here is a shot of every single actor who has played the live action superhero morphed into one perfect Batman. It includes Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, and Christian Bale. This comes from… » 12/31/12 2:00pm 12/31/12 2:00pm

Catwoman concept art shows off Selina Kyle's Catsuit that never was

A new batch of Dark Knight Rises concept art is focused on Selina Kyle's closet. Check out this massive collection of shots from Anne Hathaway's costume and prop designers — including four different variations of her razor heels, an amazing Hathaway head maquette that wears a hand-scuplted lace mask, and a collection… » 12/26/12 12:10pm 12/26/12 12:10pm

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

Bane explains the importance of fiber in these Dark Knight Rises

There are two reasons why you should watch this Dark Knight Rises comedy video, despite the likelihood that you overdosed on them months ago: 1) it's about Bane, but isn't about Bane being unintelligible, and 2) hearing this guy's uncanny impression of Tom Hardy's weirdly genial supervillain worry about his henchmens' … » 12/10/12 7:40am 12/10/12 7:40am

Honest Trailers points out the horrible danger of actually thinking…

When I mentioned earlier today in the DVD and Blu-ray listings that I had no real desire to watch The Dark Knight Rises again, I have to wonder if Honest Trailers - with a bit of help from the Red Letter Media guys - haven't figured out why. I mean, DKR wrapped up the trilogy well and was exciting and everything, but… » 12/04/12 2:00pm 12/04/12 2:00pm

This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases: The Dark Knight does some…

Warning: You should probably not check out this week's list of releases unless you have some spare cash, because there's so much good stuff coming out this week. Seriously, you read this, you're gonna spend some money. It'll go a lot easier for you if have some to spend. » 12/04/12 9:20am 12/04/12 9:20am

What would it take to be Bane? A Dark Knight Rises infographic

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy was a huge, crazy ride that included a ton of defining performances, from Michael Caine to Heath Ledger — and yet, Tom Hardy's growling sociopath Bane still stands out. Tomorrow, The Dark Knight Rises comes out on DVD and Blu-ray and you can relive the chaos. But in the meantime, you… » 12/03/12 1:17pm 12/03/12 1:17pm