Is Chiwetel Ejiofor Going to Be the Next James Bond villain?

There's some confirmation that Peter Mayhew will return as Chewbacca in Star Wars. Samuel L. Jackson discusses where Nick Fury will go after Captain America 2, while Captain America 3 is going up against Batman Vs. Superman. Plus Wreck-It Ralph 2 seems to be happening. And everything changes in Game of Thrones season… » 4/08/14 6:00am 4/08/14 6:00am

Sequel Roundup: Hints for James Bond, Planet of the Apes and Avengers!

Michael B. Jordan says he's not signed for Fantastic Four. Travolta wants to be a Bond villain. Does LEGO reveal a key Guardians of the Galaxy scene? Lifetime's picked up a series from the Children of Men writer. The original Flash joins the CW's Flash show. Sansa's becoming a "powerhouse" on Game of Thrones. Spoilers… » 2/12/14 6:00am 2/12/14 6:00am

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

The Untold Legal Drama Of Coyote v. Acme

Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for The New Yorker, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal battles with the Acme Company. Now, the tale of Coyote's legal tribulations, suing Acme for grievous personal injury and catastrophic product malfunction, has been designed … » 1/12/14 5:14pm 1/12/14 5:14pm

Meet the real-life Bond in the trailer for the BBC's Ian Fleming series

The BBC really wants you to think that James Bond author Ian Fleming totally lived the bed hopping, ass kicking spy lifestyle. Sure, why not? We know the author used his real life experiences to inspire his often horridly sexist novels. So why not make a sexy spy series about the man behind the Bond, and cast Dominic… » 12/26/13 10:16am 12/26/13 10:16am

Why Peter Davison is Wrong About a Female Doctor

Time Lord #5 has recently given an interview saying the Doctor should never be a woman, which is a bit confusing. Prior to Peter Capaldi being named the 12th Doctor, there was a huge, raging, nasty debate about whether or not 12 should mark a change in the 50-year run of white dudes playing the time- and… » 11/03/13 5:30pm 11/03/13 5:30pm

The Most Overused Animal Stereotypes in Pop Culture

When it comes to fiction, an animal is never just animal. Animals always symbolize things — and they usually symbolize the same thing over and over. For example, a crow isn't just a common bird who happens to be nearby, it's a dark portent of bad things to come. Here are the most overused animal stereotypes in pop… » 8/08/13 1:57pm 8/08/13 1:57pm

Major Reveals for Wolverine, Agents of SHIELD... and Pacific Rim 2?

Take a look behind the scenes of Godzilla and R.I.P.D. The Strain has cast an ancient vampire. S.H.I.E.L.D. will directly pick up a movie story line, but not the one you think. Sam Mendes is directing the next James Bond film. Plus see new images from Seventh Son, Frozen and Spider-Man 2. Spoilers ahead! » 7/12/13 6:00am 7/12/13 6:00am

Why Harry Potter Won't Have as Much Staying Power as Luke Skywalker

Where are all the new heroes? This summer, in particular, it feels like we're drowning in reboots. And a big part of our summer malaise has to do with the "copy of a copy of a copy" problem. But why is it so hard to create a new hero who gets some traction? I think it has to do with open-ended universes, and copyright… » 7/01/13 4:01pm 7/01/13 4:01pm

What science fiction movie soundtrack deserves heavy rotation?

We can't stop listening to the incredibly badass Pacific Rim soundtrack. But there are so many great movie soundtracks in science fiction and fantasy, that can psyche you up to deal with the awfulness of Monday and stir your soul to greatness. What's the movie score that you want to have as the soundtrack to your life? » 7/01/13 2:29pm 7/01/13 2:29pm

10 Evil Schemes that Could Have Been Stopped by Taking Out a Minion

The universe is full of evil masterminds, whose schemes seem too brilliant to defeat — until, of course, they're defeated. But often, those schemes depend on one lowly minion, and if you just took out that henchperson, the masterplan would never have gotten off the ground. Here are 10 evil schemes that depended on an… » 5/10/13 10:00am 5/10/13 10:00am

The One Moment That Made Tonight's Doctor Who Entirely Worthwhile

Can Diana Rigg make all the television? Now, please? The former Emma Peel is getting a brand new lease on life in genre TV — first Game of Thrones, and now Doctor Who. Tonight's "Crimson Horror" wasn't particularly a standout episode in general, but god, was Diana Rigg amazing. Especially this bit. Spoilers... » 5/04/13 9:00pm 5/04/13 9:00pm

Unused Test Footage That Could Have Changed Your Heroes' Lives Forever

If someone ever invents a machine to let us visit other universes, the first thing we'll do is head for the DVD section. Because the history of science fiction and fantasy is full of things that almost happened — to the point where there's test footage, screen tests, and audition tapes online. Here's some of the most… » 4/30/13 3:01pm 4/30/13 3:01pm

In House of Rumour, Ian Fleming and Aleister Crowley win World War II

World War II is often the go-to historical moment for alternate history novels. But in Jake Arnott's novel House of Rumour it becomes the focal point for a secret history that's stranger and more elaborate than just "What if the Nazis won?" Arnott weaves figures like L. Ron Hubbard and Virginia Woolf into a… » 4/19/13 1:20pm 4/19/13 1:20pm