In Deliver Us From Evil, Male Bonding Is The Best Defense Against Satan

Deliver Us From Evil is a pretty run-of-the-mill possession horror film. But it has one thing going for it: The bromance between a lapsed-Catholic cop (Eric Bana) and an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez). This lets the film occasionally get into themes of masculine vulnerability, and the craving for forgiveness. » 7/02/14 12:07pm 7/02/14 12:07pm

​Why people's problems with a female Doctor Who are wrong, wrong, wrong

Look, before we get started, let me assure you all that I know the character is called The Doctor, and not Doctor Who. But you can't just have an article headline, even on io9, that only mentions the Doctor, because many people won't realize you're referring to Doctor Who. The same is true in my time, but inevitably… » 12/11/13 8:35am 12/11/13 8:35am

The Coolest and Wrongest Spoilers of 2012

This was a year of wild surprises and baffling mysteries. Pop culture threw us some curve-balls, and we didn't see them coming. Except when we did. Our attempts to predict the future had about a 50 percent success rate, in the face of crazy rumors and even crazier facts. For example, how did you like that Spider-Man… » 12/31/12 12:00pm 12/31/12 12:00pm

10 Insanely Awkward Superhero Romantic Subplots

Superhero romance is a bit like unstable nitroglycerine, in that A.) it's very rarely handled well; and B.) it often blows up in everybody's face. Here are ten times your favorite crime-stoppers experienced relationship foibles mere mortals like you and I can barely comprehend. Remember when Superman made an adult… » 5/02/12 12:50pm 5/02/12 12:50pm

Is Disney scouring Marvel's B-listers for the next big superhero flick?

With Marvel's A-listers ensnared in preexisting movie franchises, it appears Disney's cultivating the publisher's second-tier superheroes. Two writers behind the upcoming Conan flick are penning a Dr. Strange script, and Disney's apparently producing short films for heroes like Luke Cage. » 6/22/10 11:50am 6/22/10 11:50am