It's Hard To Believe This "Ancient Rome Vs. China" Movie Is Real

Here we have it: a strong early contender for 2015's guiltiest pleasure. Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Adrien Brody and Peng Lin star in Dragon Blade, an alt-history in which Rome fights Han Dynasty China for control over the Silk Road. You've never seen Brody chewing scenery like this before. » 12/26/14 12:20pm Yesterday 12:20pm

The Interview: Only a Bad Movie Could Start This Culture War 

The Interview begins with a thought experiment. What if, tomorrow, North Korea demonstrated that it had nuclear missiles that could destroy the US from across the Pacific? The resulting movie is a mess, but as a political satire it obviously hit its mark. Here's why such a terrible flick started a culture war. » 12/25/14 4:15pm Thursday 4:15pm

Which Classic Science Fiction Do You Not Understand The Nostalgia For?

Science fiction looks to the future, but its past is also full of riches and wonders. There are so many movies, books, TV shows, games and comics to love. And then there are some things that it's hard to believe anyone remembers fondly. Which SF or fantasy story do you not understand the nostalgia for? » 12/25/14 2:32pm Thursday 2:32pm

What's The Dumbest Idea For A Star Trek Movie You Can Come Up With?

So the new Star Trek movie finally has a director (Justin Lin) and a release date (July 8, 2016). We're all terrified it's going to be kind of rushed, and maybe kind of dumb. But what's the worst that could happen? I bet we can come up with something. What's the absolute dumbest Star Trek movie plot you can think of? » 12/24/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

How The New Godzilla Found His Impressive Roar

Take a deep dive into the sound design behind this year's Godzilla movie. The lengths this team went to was pretty spectacular. Including capturing that awful "hand-on-balloon" sound for the alien pulsing sounds, and recording with microphones that capture sounds above human hearing to make the creature's vocals. So… » 12/24/14 11:21am Wednesday 11:21am

Was Michael Rockefeller Killed By Cannibals?

Michael Rockefeller was the son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, and an aspiring ethnographer. In 1961, he disappeared while researching the people of what was then New Guinea in what has become one of history's most intriguing unsolved crimes. Now, a documentary offers evidence that he was killed by cannibals. » 12/23/14 4:50pm Tuesday 4:50pm

Here's What Michael Keaton's Batman 3 Batsuit Would Have Looked Like

It's fascinating to realize how close we nearly came to having Michael Keaton appear in one more Batman movie, if the studio hadn't decided to ditch Tim Burton's "dark" approach in favor of a lighter Schumacher tone. And now, there are a few more glimpses at how Keaton's Batman could have looked. » 12/23/14 2:39pm Tuesday 2:39pm