Dangerous super drugs, a shady black ops gig, plenty of ‘80s references... several of my boxes, checked. Last night’s Limitless showed what happened when Brian tried to take a “day off,” packing in Ferris Bueller nods in between gruesome murders. (Including Rebecca as Sloane!) Solid episode overall, obviously.… »
Mankind has always been fascinated by our role in and conflict with the natural world. And, that means movies about dangerous animals, treacherous mountains, angry seas and foreboding deserts. Let’s rank the best; you can watch the winner right here.
On this very night in 1938, Orson Welles’s production of the H. G. Wells classic, The War of the Worlds, convinced many unwary radio listeners that a Martian invasion was underway. The next day, Welles told reporters he was deeply sorry for scaring people—and you can watch his “apology” below.
I turn 30 this month, and it feels like I am one of the few people my age who watches cable TV and is willing to pay for it. Truth is, I hate watching shows on my computer—or worse, my phone. Give me new episodes in real-time, on a real TV. I know I’m on the wrong side of history, but I also know I’m not the only one. »
This week on Limitless, we learn that a super drug—that grants you Watson-like mental powers but also destroys your body—is actually an effective dating tool, as well. But surprise! It also makes things a lot more complicated, which Brian learns the hard way as he continues his tenure as FBI consultant-slash-human… »
Limitless started out last week as a dark sci-fi drama filled with ailing fathers and a botched superdrug that ravages the human body. Last night, its second episode took a sharp turn into light-hearted territory, with comic book-style speech bubbles floating in the air and James Bond fantasy sequences. I’m all about… »
Take this pill, and you turn into a human supercomputer. Careful though, ‘cause it’ll kill you. That’s the premise of CBS’s new crime drama Limitless, a sort-of sequel to the 2011 Bradley Cooper flick. The show kicked off last night, and has Cooper serving as executive producer and appearing as the hero-turned-villain… »
Whatever you do, don’t press that button. It’s a trope that’s spanned pop culture for generations—and the real world, too. But where did this Big Red Button come from? And why does sick curiosity compel us to mash it down? »
“You knew all along, didn’t you?” Elliot asks the viewer after the biggest reveal of Mr. Robot season 1. Many, maybe even most, viewers did predict this week’s plot twist. But heading into the season finale, there’s a lot happening in the hacker drama that’s plenty crazy and confusing. SPOILER TIME. »
Last night’s Mr. Robot was the best, most breathless and downright insane episode of the entire first season so far. Find out what happened, and why the best hackers are often the most paranoid humans on Earth. MASSIVE SPOILERS COMMENCE. »
Last night’s Mr. Robot was intense—and arguably the most dystopian episode so far. After breaking into a world-class data center last week, Elliot’s next hacking assignment is a prison. But this time, there’s way more on the line. COMMENCE SPOILERS. »
The latest episode of USA’s cyberpunk drama Mr. Robot continues to show realistic ways hackers can ruin people’s lives—or save them from diabolical corporations, depending on how you look at it. Learn more in our spoiler-filled recap. »
Last season on Extant, Halle Berry starred as an astronaut who got inexplicably pregnant with a killer alien baby on a space solo mission and brought it back to Earth. In season two, the inexplicable plot points pile on, resulting in a guilty pleasure dripping with everything you love to hate about scifi. »
Set in the near future, Ghost Fleet dares to imagine what the next global war might actually look like. We talked to P.W. Singer to learn how he and his co-author August Cole managed to produce a futuristic techno-thriller that’s as plausible as it is entertaining. We were also given an exclusive excerpt from the… »
If you could hack into an evil corporation’s bank account and shuffle its wealth to the 99%, would you? That’s the Anonymous-era quandary a young, brilliant hacker grapples with in the new USA drama, Mr. Robot, which premiers tonight at 10 p.m. I got a chance to hang out with the cast as they were filming in New York. »
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar broke new ground in its scientifically accurate portrayal of black holes and wormholes. A scientific journal is now urging educators to feature the film in their classes when teaching such topics as general relativity.