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10 Huge Tentpole Movies That Should Have Been Low-Budget Gonzo Films

It's the middle of summer movie season. These days, that means tons of movies, designed to bring in the broadest audience to justify their $100 million-plus budget. And sometimes, you can tell these films, deep down, want to be "B" movies. Here are 10 huge-budget movies that would have been more fun with less money. » 7/09/14 11:30am 7/09/14 11:30am

Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

10 Great Authors Who Disowned Their Own Books

Science fiction and fantasy publishing is a tough game. Even the best novels get rejected by publishers who don't understand their brave new worlds. But some authors wind up rejecting their own books. Here are 10 great authors who disowned their own creations after they'd already seen the light of day. » 5/05/14 10:22am 5/05/14 10:22am

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 … » 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