10 Terrible Movies That Absolutely Everyone Should See

Sometimes you can learn more from a bad movie than a good one. And certain atrocious films have become cultural touchstones, influencing generations of creators and spawning endless memes. So here are 10 really awful science fiction and fantasy movies that everybody should watch at least once. » 3/09/15 10:20am 3/09/15 10:20am

12 Worst Attempts To Americanize Foreign TV Shows And Movies

Happy Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate America. And then, there's our tendency to borrow other people's stuff. Sometimes when Americans remake foreign properties, it turns out okay, like Let Me In. But often... not. Here are the dozen worst attempts to remake foreign TV shows and films. » 7/04/14 10:28am 7/04/14 10:28am

10 Great Actors Who Played Terrible Supervillains

Almost every actor has at least one massive failure on his or her imdb page. A performance so hideous, you're liable to get punched if you bring that movie up on the red carpet. And some of the best actors have played some of the most hideous supervillains. » 12/06/11 10:16am 12/06/11 10:16am

How To Step Into Goku's Big Puffy Pants

What does it take to pull off the crazy hair and orange PJs of power? Justin Chatwin explains how he came to be cast as the legendary Goku, in this exclusive clip from the Dragonball Evolution DVD, in stores now. » 7/31/09 10:08am 7/31/09 10:08am

The Horror And Glory Of Blood: The Last Vampire's Ancient Blood-Suckers

Blood: The Last Vampire, opening Friday, won't be just teen vampires kicking butt in schoolgirl uniforms. New concept art from artist Alex Tuis shows more vampire elegance... as well as some grotesque creature designs. Check out a couple more, below. » 7/06/09 10:30am 7/06/09 10:30am

Dragonball 2 Shooting This Fall?

James Marsters told an interviewer that he'll be filming the sequel to the much-reviled Dragonball Evolution after he gets done touring with his band in Europe this spring and summer. He's just been told he can officially announce a sequel. Even fansite DB The Move greets this news with gritted teeth, saying "Let's… » 6/08/09 8:20am 6/08/09 8:20am

French Stage Funeral Service For Dragonball's Goku

Now that Dragonball Evolution has come and gone, leaving mobs of morose fans in its terrible wake, there's only one thing left to do: hold a funeral service for the slain franchise. » 4/20/09 2:00pm 4/20/09 2:00pm

Dragonball: The Quest For The Silly Grail

There are balls of lint smarter than Dragonball Evolution, which opened today. But at the same time, it's an awesomely goofy slapstick action-comedy with acrobatic fight scenes, laser pistols and scenery-chewing. Here's our spoilery review. » 4/10/09 2:45pm 4/10/09 2:45pm

The Colorful Art of Dragon Ball

Before there was Dragonball Evolution, there was Akira Toriyama's crisp, colorful art. His work seems taken from children's books rather than a gut-punching martial-arts tale, but incongruity is what makes his manga appealing. Gallery below. » 4/10/09 9:00am 4/10/09 9:00am

Is The World Ready For Spike's Buffy Fanfic?

We've told you about the rumors surrounding a Buffy The Vampire Slayer revival, but Spike - AKA James Marsters - isn't convinced it'll happen. If it doesn't, though, he may have plans of his own... » 4/10/09 6:30am 4/10/09 6:30am

Star Trek Space Battles, Sarah Connor Clips And An Alan Tudyk Sighting

Spoiler overload: Spacey new Star Trek pics! Wolverine TV spots! Terminator posters! Iron Man 2 set video! A Doctor Who plot twist! Sarah Connor clips! Dollhouse guest-star photos! V synopsis! Plus Lost, Fringe and Supernatural. » 4/10/09 6:00am 4/10/09 6:00am

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

What is Dragon Ball?

In its original form, Dragon Ball is a manga (Japanese comic) written and drawn by Akira Toriyama from 1984 to 1995. Published by Shueisha, one of the three biggest Japanese publishers, it was the most popular series in Weekly Shônen Jump, a 400+ page comic anthology which features about 20 ongoing serials by… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

So is it Science Fiction or Fantasy or What?

The quick answer is: (1) yes, (2) both and (3) as long as your definition of "science fiction" isn't too particular. The world of Dragon Ball is full of high technology, most notably the convenient pocket-sized capsules (as seen in the trailer) which pop open into motorcycles, houses, guns or what have you. Several… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

Dragon Ball 101

The movie Dragonball: Evolution opens Friday, and complaints among fans make the arguments about Watchmen look like nitpicks about Dr. Manhattan's genitals. What's the story on this flick, and the manga phenomenon that inspired it? » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What do Dragon Ball fans think of the live-action version?

With any movie adaptation of a popular story, there are criticisms. One fairly thorough list of differences between the anime and manga is here. Here are some of the main points: » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

Bulma, Goku, Piccolo, Chichi - what's up with the names?

Silly names, usually involving foreign words, are a trademark of Japanese manga for children. It's sometimes easy to forget that Dragon Ball was originally printed in a magazine for junior high students (the average age of Weekly Shônen Jump readers is approximately 12-14). Furthermore, Toriyama had his comedy… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

What exactly are the Dragon Balls? (Minor Spoilers)

The Dragon Balls are seven magic orbs about the size of baseballs, each with a number of tiny glowing stars in them, from one to seven. An ancient legend explains their powers: when the seven Dragon Balls are gathered together and the correct invocation is made, a mighty dragon appears and grants any one wish of… » 4/08/09 9:00am 4/08/09 9:00am

Ghostbusters 3 Will Be Character-Driven, But Not Hellish

Today's spoilers include Ghostbusters 3 hints, and early Star Trek/Dragonball reviews. A Sarah Connor producer debunks a rumor. Revealing Doctor Who set pics! Plus Terminator Salvation, G.I. Joe, Torchwood, Lost, Caprica and Dollhouse. Spoiler parade! » 4/07/09 6:00am 4/07/09 6:00am