Could An Evil Mega-Corporation Ever Exist In Real Life?

Dystopian stories are full of evil corporations that rule the world. But writers seldom explain how they rose to power in the first place. Could an amoral mega-corp really exist? We talked to a couple experts to find out. The good news: It probably couldn't happen. Bad news: We may already be getting something worse. » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

O.C.P. Now Stands For 'Opening Crap Pitch'

RoboCop threw out the ceremonial first pitch in Detroit today, and it was only marginally better than his latest movie. His appearance was supposed to coincide with an unveiling of the long-dreamt-of statue everyone wants to see planted in old Detroit, but alas, that didn't really come off, either. » 6/04/14 12:28am 6/04/14 12:28am

14 Characters Who Prove There Are Way Too Many Cains, Kanes, Etc.

When Cain murdered his brother Abel in the first book of the Bible, did he realize that he was turned his name into pop culture cliché? Probably not; he was busy murdering his brother, after all. Now Cain — and Kane, Caine, Kayne, and all other spellings — is among the most overused character name ever. Here are just… » 5/30/14 10:10am 5/30/14 10:10am

Our New Favorite Twitter Account: One Perfect Shot

Historical Twitter accounts are fun, but they're also lousy with fakes. That's not a problem with @OnePerfectShot, an account that tweets beautifully framed stills from classic movies. According to creator Geoff Todd, the account's mission is to "honor the past and... inspire a new generation of perfect shots." That's… » 5/03/14 9:49am 5/03/14 9:49am

The Mind-Blowing Hungarian Posters for All Your Favorite Movies

Can you name all of the famous science fiction films represented by these beautiful and bizarre posters from Hungary? You've seen Star Wars posters from all over the world and the wild paintings used on Ghana's movie posters. But nothing is more intense and wonderful than Hungarian posters for imported science… » 2/26/14 3:35pm 2/26/14 3:35pm

The Original Robocop Was A Christ Allegory

The original Robocop, released in 1987 and directed by Paul Verhoeven, was not only one of the best science fiction films of the last three decades—"a brilliant comedy operating in the guise of an ultraviolent action movie," as Tom Scocca described it on Gawker—it was also a Christian allegory. At least according to… » 2/16/14 5:08pm 2/16/14 5:08pm

I Just Saw the Original RoboCop for the First Time and It's AMAZING

In advance of the big RoboCop reboot opening this week (starring Joel "You're My Ride, Linden" Kinnaman!), I thought it an opportune moment to take a look back at 1987's original robot-who-is-also-a-cop masterpiece that forever cemented the idea of a robot being a cop in the public consciousness. Like, it's not normal » 2/13/14 6:52pm 2/13/14 6:52pm

The Most Insane Moments from Robocop: The TV Series

Robocop has fought crime in four movies and a slew of comic books — but meanwhile, he's also had a pretty wild ride on television. The cyborg lawman starred in a "family friendly" 1990s TV show and a 2001 miniseries, which pushed him to places the movies never contemplated. Here are Robocop's craziest moments on TV. » 2/13/14 12:00pm 2/13/14 12:00pm

Sequel Roundup: Hints for James Bond, Planet of the Apes and Avengers!

Michael B. Jordan says he's not signed for Fantastic Four. Travolta wants to be a Bond villain. Does LEGO reveal a key Guardians of the Galaxy scene? Lifetime's picked up a series from the Children of Men writer. The original Flash joins the CW's Flash show. Sansa's becoming a "powerhouse" on Game of Thrones. Spoilers… » 2/12/14 6:00am 2/12/14 6:00am