When Is It Okay (If Ever) To Fail the Bechdel Test?

Prompted by Charlie Jane Anders' discussion of the test today (as well as some of the reactions I've seen to it) I've given some thought to the Bechdel Test and whether it's ever okay for a story to fail it. There are a number of popular stories which do fail it - Pacific Rim, The Lord of the Rings, the original Star… » 6/05/14 11:22am 6/05/14 11:22am

Keep Track of Game of Thrones Characters Using X-Men-Inspired Art

There have been other takes on the famous Days of Future Past cover, but this one is interactive. Comfort and Adam has made a Game of Thrones-by-way-of-Days of Future Past poster and printable "apprehended"/"Slain"/blank banners for you to put on characters' faces. It's both fun and depressing. » 6/04/14 1:30am 6/04/14 1:30am

Hugh Jackman: The Ultimate io9 Interview

Over Hugh Jackman's 14 years as Wolverine, he's seen the X-Men rise and fall, and he's doing it again in X-Men:Days of Future Past. In our exclusive interview, Jackman explains what makes a good X-Men movie, his opinions on the new, younger group of mutants and the complex math behind delivering Wolverine's signature… » 5/20/14 8:50am 5/20/14 8:50am

Jennifer Lawrence Debunks the Craziest Star Wars Rumor of All!

There are a ton of Doctor Who photos, and the Jessica Jones TV series has a showrunner. Independence Day 2 gets a new release date, and next year will see two Hercules films. New versions of Ghost and Tales from the Darkside are coming to TV. Plus, a toy line gives a glimpse of Captain America 2's costumes. Spoilers… » 11/14/13 6:00am 11/14/13 6:00am

Check out Magneto's new duds in X-Men: Days of Future Past

To clarify, it's the new outfit of the young Magneto, as revealed in Entertainment Weekly. While the chest armor looks a bit Batman-ish, it's still a nice mix of Magneto's comics outfit combined with the costume Ian McKellen wore in the original X-Men movies. Plus I think the dark purple is very nice. What do you… » 11/01/13 11:40am 11/01/13 11:40am