Pictures of a New Doctor Who Character Reveal the Return of an Old Foe!

James Gunn shoots down every possible Nova rumor for Guardians of the Galaxy and shares a photo of Yondu. The Star Trek 3 writers talk about how they hope to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Mad Max is going to be dialogue-light. And Mark Ruffalo shares his thoughts about Planet Hulk. Spoilers now! » 7/01/14 6:00am 7/01/14 6:00am

Is Another Surprising Game Of Thrones Character Marked For Death?

Don't expect to see Miles Morales take over as the movie Spider-Man, ever. There's an unsubstantiated rumor about the title of Star Wars: Episode VII. Early reviews of Mad Max: Fury Road are ridiculously upbeat. Plus, Andy Serkis is advising on the Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spoilers now! » 5/02/14 6:00am 5/02/14 6:00am

10 Influential Movies (Where Everybody Copied the Wrong Thing)

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that changes everything. A film that rewrites the rules and influences a generation of film-makers. But all too often, the people who imitate these ground-breaking movies miss the point. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies from which everybody copied the wrong… » 8/20/13 10:14am 8/20/13 10:14am

Star Wars meets Mad Max in the new awesome toyline you'll never own

Patton Oswalt has cooler toys than you. That's because the actor/comedian can commission them directly from action figure customizer Sillof, maker of Steampunk Justice League, Samurai Star Wars, and many, many more. Oswalt commissioned a "Star Wars meets the Road Warrior" line, and Sillof did not disappoint. » 7/23/13 3:20pm 7/23/13 3:20pm

Why do post-apocalyptic people dress like morons?

One note before I open up this week's mailbag: As last week's "PA" revealed, I am not infallible. I don't know why you would think so, given that I'm a fictional fake postman. I know a lot of junk, but I think I know more than I do, so I rely on you attractive readers to "augment" my answers in the comments. The fake… » 7/03/13 8:00am 7/03/13 8:00am

The New Mad Max Game Will Be Vast, Violent and Not Sound Australian

I detected nary an Australian accent from the characters in the new Mad Max game that made its surprise debut at E3 earlier this week. There will be no Australian voices, one of the game's creators told me. OK. At least Max's steering wheel's on the right. What else have they got here? » 6/26/13 11:30am 6/26/13 11:30am

The Just Cause Guys Are Making A Mad Max Game

Avalanche Studios, the developers of the Just Cause series, are making a Mad Max game. We don't know much about it, since only a short clip and logo was shown, but if you remember a few months back some blurry teaser images were shown which suggest the game is basically a post-apocalyptic Just Cause. With Australians. » 6/11/13 6:13pm 6/11/13 6:13pm

10 Bad Movies (That Could Have Been Good With Just One Change)

By Charlie Jane Anders and Katharine Trendacosta. Netflix is a crapshoot. Your local movie theater is a garbage scow. Most movies barely manage to be so bad they're good. But what's really annoying is when you can just see how a movie could have been decent. Here are 10 films that really could have been good, if you… » 3/21/13 10:21am 3/21/13 10:21am

The 12 Most Epic Action Heroes of Science Fiction and Fantasy

It's Boxing Day, which means it's the perfect day to celebrate action. We love a cerebral hero, who thinks five thousand steps ahead and sets careful traps — but there's something to be said for an action hero, who goes on huge car chases, gets into massive fight scenes, and survives by the skin of his or her teeth. A… » 12/26/12 10:00am 12/26/12 10:00am

First look at Tom Hardy as the new Mad Max

We've seen the creepy creatures George Miller has been creating for his Mad Max sequel Mad Max: Fury Road, but we've yet to see the main character. Will Tom Hardy be able to fill the sandy boots of former Mad Max Mel Gibson? The very first image as Hardy in his Mad Max costume has surfaced, so judge for yourself! » 12/20/12 10:45am 12/20/12 10:45am

The One Crucial Test That Any Judge Dredd Movie MUST Pass

A movie about Judge Dredd needs to do a bunch of things, just to be a decent movie in its own right. You need insane action. You need a portrayal of Judge Joe Dredd that lives up to the hard-as-granite, sleeps-with-his-helmet-on original. You need crazy villains. But there's one all-important test that any Judge Dredd… » 9/21/12 8:00am 9/21/12 8:00am

Are these horrific characters the new villains in Mad Max: Fury Road?

A new batch of deranged images from the set of Mad Max: Fury Road reveal a fleet of killing machines, wacky skin mask fashion, and potential nemeses. We're not sure, but we do know that this Mad Max is going to be a lot different from its predecessors, just in terms of special effects and crazy new characters alone. … » 8/20/12 8:00am 8/20/12 8:00am

Would you want to survive the end of civilization?

Let's say the end of the world as we know it is coming — but someone offers you a priceless spot in their guaranteed-to-be-safe bunker, so you can be one of the chosen few who rebuilds the Earth. Would you want to survive, and emerge into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? Would the positives of playing a role in a new… » 7/02/12 11:17am 7/02/12 11:17am