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Why The Best Post-Apocalyptic Stories Are Usually Kind Of Silly

What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous. » 7/17/15 2:07pm 7/17/15 2:07pm

Could Michael Fassbender Stay On As Magneto After X-Men Apocalypse?

Marvel narrows down its new Spider-Man cast list, and the next Planet of the Apes has a title. Get another great look at Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool outfit. There’s still a chance the next season of Person of Interest may not be its last. Plus, Arrow teases a new villain, and clips from Tomorrowland. To me, my Spoilers! » 5/15/15 6:00am 5/15/15 6:00am

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Is the Most Upsetting Dystopia of All

Three years ago, audiences were blown away by Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a smart reimagining of the Apes franchise for the biotech age. Now ape protagonist Caesar is back in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, where humanity has been decimated by a plague and the planet's future is the grimmest you've ever seen. » 7/11/14 10:35am 7/11/14 10:35am

Reminder: Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes Was Very, Very Bad

Let's celebrate the soon-to-be-released Dawn of the Planet of the Apes by reminding ourselves of the movie that could have killed the franchise forever: Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes. So stare gape-jawed at its horror with one "Honest Trailer" and another video listing everything wrong with the film. It really is… » 7/02/14 4:00pm 7/02/14 4:00pm