Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am

Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

Most archeologists bristle at the mention of Indiana Jones, and for good reason. In this piece, originally featured at Last Word On Nothing, journalist Erik Vance takes a close look at the questionable professional ethics of Henry Walton Jones, Jr. and arrives at an unsettling conclusion: The man is a looter. » 9/19/14 8:50am 9/19/14 8:50am

Watching Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Like Getting Back Part Of Your Soul

Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just one of the year's best movies. It's also a really interesting experiment with form — it blends hilarious comedy, utterly sincere classic-rock corniness, and massive hold-onto-yourself cosmic adventure. The result might make you look at classic adventures a new way. NO SPOILERS… » 8/01/14 9:00am 8/01/14 9:00am

Our New Favorite Twitter Account: One Perfect Shot

Historical Twitter accounts are fun, but they're also lousy with fakes. That's not a problem with @OnePerfectShot, an account that tweets beautifully framed stills from classic movies. According to creator Geoff Todd, the account's mission is to "honor the past and... inspire a new generation of perfect shots." That's… » 5/03/14 9:49am 5/03/14 9:49am

Tom Selleck sets the record straight about him and Indiana Jones

We all know the story of how Tom Selleck turned down the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark to do Magnum P.I. instead. Except that it's not true. As Selleck revealed on The Late Show last night, CBS prevented him from starring in the movie — which resulted in him working as a handyman in Hawaii. » 3/06/14 6:30am 3/06/14 6:30am