This Interstellar/Spaceballs Trailer Mash-Up Is Ludicrously Perfect

Yeah, yeah, I love the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer at least as much as the rest of you. But I'm still going to have to decree the greatest trailer released in the last 24 hours to be this one, which combines the somber score for Interstellar with the few non-ridiculous moments from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. » 10/23/14 8:30am Yesterday 8:30am

Which Series Did You Love — Until It Killed Your Favorite Character?

Death adds real stakes to a fictional universe. If nobody ever dies, then nothing feels real. And yet some deaths don't just diminish us all, they just plain ruin a series. For good. Which science fiction or fantasy series lost its heart, or just became less good generally, when one character died? » 10/22/14 2:23pm Wednesday 2:23pm

Why Superhero Movie Fans Need To See Birdman

Even in a year with some pretty notable superhero films, Birdman is a pretty significant movie about superheroes. This darkly surreal satire about an aging actor struggling with his superhero past is full of magical-realist touches and tugs at our national obsession with big heroic narratives. And here's why superhero… » 10/22/14 12:21pm Wednesday 12:21pm

It Basically Took Smaug's Entire Hoard To Pay For The Hobbit Trilogy

According to the Associated Press, Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema has spent a staggering $745 million to make the three Hobbit movies, and it's not quite done — that figure only takes us to April or so, meaning the last eight months of post-production work on The Battle of Five Armies hasn't been included yet. » 10/22/14 6:45am Wednesday 6:45am