14 Scifi and Fantasy Movies That Killed Actors' Careers

Fame is a fickle mistress. You never know when she will bestow her blessings upon you, and you don’t know when she’ll take it away — although starring in really crappy scifi and fantasy movies is a pretty good way to make the latter happen. Here are 15 poor souls whose movie careers ended rather abruptly. » 6/21/13 10:05am 6/21/13 10:05am

In Ecuador, insane giant sculptures of The Hulk and Hellboy invade on…

For New Year's Eve in Ecuador, massive paper-and-wood figures known as "años viejos" (Spanish for "old years") are burnt to usher out the past 365 days. These elaborate sculptures depict everyone from Chucky the evil doll to Cable from the X-Men, who are all summarily incinerated as the clock runs down. » 12/28/11 8:50pm 12/28/11 8:50pm

Stick A Spike In Caprica: James Marsters Joins The BSG Prequel

He's already livened up Torchwood, Smallville and Dragonball, but now Buffy's punky vampire, James Marsters, is joining the cast of Caprica, the prequel to Battlestar Galactica. He'll play a terrorist (presumably a monotheist) named Barnabus Greeley. Says EW's Michael Ausiello, "Driven by desires both moralistic and… » 8/18/09 2:20pm 8/18/09 2:20pm

So When Does The Writers Strike Stop Ruining Movies?

Hollywood writers went on strike in 2007-2008, but we're only seeing the results now, in a crop of summer movies with half-baked scripts and abnormally dunderheaded writing. So when do we start seeing some movies that the strike didn't wreck? » 6/15/09 2:45pm 6/15/09 2:45pm

What The Hell Are You Talking About, Crazy Announcer?

You know a science fiction movie is going to be totally absurd and balls-to-the-wall when it starts off with a voiceover that just throws a giant ball of crazy at your head. Someone who is trying not to giggle gives a little speech about how there was a guy named Zaark 795, and he rose up against his brother, the… » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm

Isn't Dragon Ball just a bunch of speedlines and ripped dudes with bad…

Yes. No. Sort of. Many of the stereotypes about Dragon Ball come not from the original manga but rather from the anime adaptations, particularly Dragon Ball Z. The anime, like many popular anime TV shows including Bleach and Naruto, was not produced in "seasons" like American shows; it was produced continuously, one… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What is Dragon Ball Z/Dragon Ball GT/Dragon Ball Kai/etc.?

In Japan, the original manga is, and always has been, Dragon Ball. (The original Japanese title is the phonetic English words "Dragon Ball,.") However, when the series was optioned for TV, things got complicated. » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am