10 Big-Budget Movies That It's Hard To Believe Someone Greenlit

Movie-making is a high-stakes, all-in, kind of deal. You have to bet big to win big, most of the time. And when a movie tanks, it's easy to point fingers — but a lot of flops probably did seem like a good idea. But not all of them. Here are 10 big-budget movies that it's hard to see how anybody thought were a good… » 4/15/14 10:35am 4/15/14 10:35am

10 Satirical Novels that Could Teach You To Survive the Future

There's only one thing we know for sure about the future: It'll be weird, and you can't really prepare for it. Just imagine trying to tell someone in 2000 how to prepare for life in 2011. But luckily, there's one surefire way to brace yourself for another round of future shock: by reading a slew of great satires,… » 12/13/11 10:48am 12/13/11 10:48am

Gulliver's Travels will make you seasick in the cineplex

Gulliver's Travels is neither a movie nor an adaptation of Jonathan Swift's fantasy yarn. Rather, it's a cultural artifact of American pop circa 2010, an immediately dated voyage through the seas of our own cinematic feculence. » 12/28/10 12:55pm 12/28/10 12:55pm

Tron Legacy falls 54% in its second weekend, claims 3rd place at box…

Several weeks ago, we reported that Tron Legacy would have to gross $50 million in its opening weekend to recoup its $200 million budget. This weekend wasn't much help, as it's on track to gross $20.1 million. » 12/26/10 3:00pm 12/26/10 3:00pm

Writer may have revealed which comics the Superman reboot is based on.…

David Goyer reveals which comics story in particular helped him understand Superman. The Avengers is headed to New Mexico, Ron Howard discusses his The Dark Tower adaptation, and watch the first 14 minutes of V's second season right now. Spoilers! » 12/23/10 6:00am 12/23/10 6:00am

Sorry Jack Black, not even Star Wars jokes can save Gulliver's Travels

The latest TV spot for Jack Black's Gulliver's Travels comedy is out. This time it has even more insane Star Wars jokes, but we're still not digging it. » 12/08/10 6:30am 12/08/10 6:30am

The Avengers heads to the west coast, plus Men in Black 3 is going on…

The Avengers are relocating from New York to Los Angeles, at least for filming purposes. Men in Black 3 is taking a post-Christmas break, but why? Is Dr. William Bell returning to Fringe? True Blood's Sam promises naked insanity. Spoiler-licious! » 11/17/10 6:00am 11/17/10 6:00am

Gulliver's Travesty! New trailer reveals more wrongness, including a…

If you thought Jack Black's reimagined Gulliver's Travels would be the worst film of the year, it's time to lower your expectations. A new trailer includes a robot-induced wedgie, a flab-vs.-cannons sea fight, and a tiny Liliputian Kiss cover band. » 11/02/10 4:53pm 11/02/10 4:53pm

Fall movie preview: 10 movies we're sure will rule, and 10 that might…

It's been a mostly underwhelming movie summer. But fear not, moviegoers! There are still 10 movies left in 2010 that look set to rock your worlds, including Monsters, Skyline and Tron. And there are 10 more that, well...could surprise us. » 8/18/10 3:41pm 8/18/10 3:41pm

Gulliver's Travels trailer sets Jonathan Swift's coffin on fire

Jack Black is Lemuel Gulliver in the new retelling of Jonathan's Swift's Gulliver's Travels. The first ever trailer has been released and it's just as discouraging for the future of humanity as you'd expect. » 6/04/10 7:00am 6/04/10 7:00am

First Look At Jack Black In Gulliver's Travels

Images are starting to come in from Cannes film festival — including the first ever poster from the modern day Gulliver's Travels. Starring Jack Black. We're still not so sure how we feel about this one, plus Giant 3-D Spiders! » 5/12/10 4:06pm 5/12/10 4:06pm

Which NYC Borough Houses the Modern-Day Lilliputians?

Nicolas Stoller, writer for Jack Black's modern-day tweak on Gulliver's Travels, revealed that the film will be taking place in New York City. Suddenly I'm much more interested in seeing Jack Black get accosted by tiny Lilliputians and Yahoos. [Latino Review] » 12/04/08 9:30am 12/04/08 9:30am