Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 8:00am Tuesday 8:00am

The Engineer Who Said The Ark Of The Covenant Was A Giant Capacitor

Among the many lessons to be found in the Bible, prominent among them is "Look, but don't touch." When an Israelite named Uzzah laid hands upon the Ark of The Covenant, he was struck down by God. But, in 1933, an engineering professor theorized that the real cause of death was 10,000 volts of static electricity. » 7/01/14 9:45am 7/01/14 9:45am

Tom Selleck sets the record straight about him and Indiana Jones

We all know the story of how Tom Selleck turned down the role of Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark to do Magnum P.I. instead. Except that it's not true. As Selleck revealed on The Late Show last night, CBS prevented him from starring in the movie — which resulted in him working as a handyman in Hawaii. » 3/06/14 6:30am 3/06/14 6:30am

Crowdfund Baby Cthulhu sculptures and a videogame that teaches Japanese

Do you find the idea of learning Japanese intimidating? A videogame is looking to make the language fun and easy—and it needs a little crowdfunding help. You can also put your dollars behind cute Cthulhu sculptures, palm-sized personal museums, a new addition to a famous fan film, and a tale of teddy bear pirates. » 2/28/14 1:30pm 2/28/14 1:30pm

10 Forgotten Secrets of Great Movie-making From The 80s

Everybody wants to recapture the glory days of 80s movies these days. Everywhere you look, they're remaking 80s classics or paying homage to the motifs of the Reagan era. But there's still something about the 80s that remains unique and special. Here are 10 things movies were good at in the 80s that they struggle at… » 2/11/14 10:10am 2/11/14 10:10am

That fan-remake of Indiana Jones is somehow becoming two more movies

You know the story: Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, two friends, decided in 1982 to make a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It took them seven years to finish, and then another 20 years or so for director Eli Roth to discover it, along with the world. Now, Hollywood hopes to make two movies based on… » 10/15/13 12:40pm 10/15/13 12:40pm

Unused Test Footage That Could Have Changed Your Heroes' Lives Forever

If someone ever invents a machine to let us visit other universes, the first thing we'll do is head for the DVD section. Because the history of science fiction and fantasy is full of things that almost happened — to the point where there's test footage, screen tests, and audition tapes online. Here's some of the most… » 4/30/13 3:01pm 4/30/13 3:01pm

Why do so many villains get caught on purpose?

The first official promo image for Star Trek Into Darkness shows Benedict Cumberbatch's mysterious villain John Harrison locked in a plexiglass brig. Which means that John Harrison is joining a long and proud tradition: villains who get caught in the middle of the story — often on purpose. From The Dark Knight to The… » 1/02/13 1:00pm 1/02/13 1:00pm

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

Unused footage from Raiders of the Lost Ark reveals what Indiana Jones'…

While filming Raiders of the Lost Ark thirty-odd years ago in Tunisia, Harrison Ford was battling a nasty bout of dysentery. Instead of filming a lengthy, three-and-a-half page fight scene with a scimitar-wielding baddie, Ford convinced Steven Spielberg to end their duel with a quick and iconic bang. Check out how… » 9/07/12 4:05pm 9/07/12 4:05pm