12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 10:36am 5/07/14 10:36am

​Discover the terrors of space in the comfort of your own home

Did you blow your chance to watch Gravity in 3D and/or in Imax? You poor bastard. You can't possibly recapture the experience on your home TV (yes, even if you have one of those giant home theaters with stadium seating), but at least you'll get to pause to use the bathroom. Plus Thor, Harry Potter, and more! » 2/24/14 2:40pm 2/24/14 2:40pm

Will a superhero movie ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Greetings, folks. Sorry if I'm a bit snappy today in my answers; but I'm in a bad mood. I set up the first mailbox in town so people could drop off their letters (and I didn't have to personally pick them up), but someone, I don't know who, keeps pooping in it. I know civilization's been destroyed for 30 years, but… » 2/19/14 8:15am 2/19/14 8:15am

Honest Trailers reveals Gravity is an epic tale of bumping into stuff

You know you can still mock good movies, right? That's why Honest Trailers chose Gravity — a film they clearly genuinely like — for its newest installment. It's still just as funny as when they take on crap like Batman & Robin. And besides, now we know Gravity would be even better with pinball sound effects. » 2/18/14 8:00pm 2/18/14 8:00pm

Lego movie posters for Best Picture nominees are actually kind of great

Had enough of Lego-fied movies? Too bad! The Lego Movie being the unmitigated success that it is, the folks at Yahoo! Movies decided to commission Graphic designer Old Red Jalopy to create a series of LEGO-themed movie posters for the 86th Academy Awards' Best Picture nominees. Not that we're complaining – they're… » 2/15/14 8:00am 2/15/14 8:00am

What would the Earth be like if it was the shape of a donut?

According to the laws of physics, a planet the shape of a donut, or toroid, could actually exist — but it's extremely unlikely to ever form naturally. But what if an advanced alien civilization decided to build one? What properties would a toroid-Earth exhibit? And what would life be like? » 2/04/14 12:00pm 2/04/14 12:00pm