10 White People Who Inexplicably Became Ninjas

Ninjutsu, the art of the ninja, is an ancient, closely guarded tradition of stealth, martial arts and assassination that is only taught to the most skilled of Japanese warriors… and pretty much any white dude who happens to be in the neighborhood. Seriously, it's like ninjas have their own version of Affirmative… » 8/01/14 10:01am 8/01/14 10:01am

The Weirdest Giant Monster Movies Ever Made

It seems foolish to say that movies about giant bipedal monsters who can shoot atomic rays out of their mouths can ever be considered normal, but it's true. we're used to Godzilla, Gamera and King Kong. But some giant monster movies don't follow the rules, and the results are sometimes entertaining, sometimes awful,… » 5/08/14 11:25am 5/08/14 11:25am

​The Gender-Flipping Martial Artist Who Created The US Anime Industry

It's hard to overstate importance of Ranma ½ to the U.S. anime fandom. Long before Dragonball Z or Pokémon, Rumiko Takahashi's martial arts comedy about a boy who changed genders whenever he's hit with hot or cold water created the first wave of anime fans who actually knew the word anime. And now Ranma ½ is back,… » 3/24/14 2:40pm 3/24/14 2:40pm

​12 Aliens Who Came to Earth to Save Humanity

What with wars, destroying the environment, and general imbecility, humanity is constantly getting itself into trouble. More than a few kindly aliens have come to Earth trying to help us change our ways, and for the most part, we've tried to kill them. Here are a dozen aliens that, directly or indirectly, tried to… » 2/24/14 10:07am 2/24/14 10:07am

12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. There are countless aphorisms about looking below the surface of things, because you never know what you might find — for instance, if you looked below the surface of the Earth, you might find lost civilizations, underground empires, and/or lots and lots of… » 1/02/14 10:00am 1/02/14 10:00am

This week’s DVDs is full of TV shows you wish you’d had this weekend

You don’t have to celebrate Labor Day to know marathoning a TV series is a pleasantly lazy way to spend the weekend. I don’t know why companies waited until after Labor Day to release this cornucopia of TV DVD sets, but oh well. Plus, there’s a new Ghibli flick, Sharknado and MST3K: The Movie! » 9/02/13 11:30am 9/02/13 11:30am

Spider from 'The Giant Spider Invasion' stolen & sold for scrap


It is a sad day for MSTies, cheeseheads, and bad movie buffs, as the rusting framework of the incredibly realistic giant spider from the low budget 1975 movie The Giant Spider Invasion has been stolen out of a field in Merrill Wisconsin (where the film was made), and sold for scrap at a local recyclers.

You can watch… » 8/30/13 12:29pm 8/30/13 12:29pm

G.I.Joe 2 says knowing this week’s DVD releases is half the battle

The other half of the battle is a terrifying, war between the G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie, the Star Trek: The Next Generation season 4 Blu-ray set, and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, which should change DC animated movies for ever. You can only choose one — unless you want two or something. » 7/29/13 1:45pm 7/29/13 1:45pm

A lot of bad movies came out on DVD this week, but MST3K can help

Oh, there're some cartoons and anime releases this week, but don't be fooled — crappy movies rule this week's DVD and Blu-ray release list. Some are old, some are new, but they're all terrible. Thank goodness we begin with some professional help — courtesy of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 folks. » 7/22/13 2:00pm 7/22/13 2:00pm