A Mind-Melting Supercut Of Movie Dream Sequences

Dream sequences are an amazing way of breaking down the walls of reality — even in a supposedly "realistic" film. Film editor Gabriel Adelman has put together a supercut of the most beautiful and disturbing dream sequences from over a century of film, and the results are amazing. » 3/24/15 3:40pm 3/24/15 3:40pm

Bryan Lee O'Malley's ​Seconds: Scott Pilgrim Grows Up (Maybe)

The problem, you would think, with creating the single greatest slacker-nerd fantasy of a generation is how you follow it up. "Get a little older, and draw the ever-loving shit out of it" isn't a bad answer. » 7/16/14 1:18pm 7/16/14 1:18pm

What Movie Do You Wish Had Made More Money at the Box Office?

What movie broke your heart because it didn't do well in the theaters? And not just because of money, but because the lack of dollar signs meant that this would be the end of something that could have been great? » 6/17/14 2:00pm 6/17/14 2:00pm

10 Movies That Were Made Worse By Reshoots

Movie-making is a bizarre and chaotic process. Sometimes, the flurry of rewrites and added footage can result in an unlikely masterpiece. But sometimes, test audiences randomly dislike a film, and this leads to ill-advised reshoots. Here are 10 science fiction and fantasy movies that had new footage added, which made… » 3/27/14 10:00am 3/27/14 10:00am

​I use comic books to teach

Truth be told, using comic books in the classroom is by no means as unusual or risqué as it might have once been. Nowadays, comics are considered a legitimate teaching tool for any subject. Here are some I've used in class. » 1/30/14 10:54am 1/30/14 10:54am

Scott Pilgrim author says it "sucks" that the story was "so white"

Bryan Lee O'Malley is the author of the incredible comic book Scott Pilgrim, which became a movie with Michael Cera called Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Now O'Malley has written a fascinating post about what it meant that the world of the comics looked so white in the movie. » 6/25/13 12:38pm 6/25/13 12:38pm

10 Decent Movies That Were Doomed by Unfair Memes

Sometimes a movie sparks everybody's imagination months before it comes out. When a film gets talked about, that's usually a good thing — and it's an even better thing when it becomes the subject of memes and ideas. Unless those memes totally misrepresent what the movie's about, and wind up killing all interest in… » 1/17/13 11:10am 1/17/13 11:10am

Tetsuo wins and Gotham lies in ashes in Alternate Ending art

What if the Nazis defeated Indiana Jones, Bane destroyed Gotham City, and Tetsuo reigned supreme over Neo-Tokyo? Bottleneck Gallery's Alternate Ending show celebrates filmdom's losers by imaging popular movies with very different endings. » 12/15/12 1:00pm 12/15/12 1:00pm

Girl proposes to her boyfriend with a sweet Scott Pilgrim scavenger hunt

Here's a little aww to add to your Sunday. One Scott Pilgrim fan decided to propose to the boy she's in lesbians with during their trip to Toronto. Instead of fighting all of his exes, she decided to send him on a Scott Pilgrim-themed scavenger hunt, with a romantic prize at the end. » 9/23/12 1:00pm 9/23/12 1:00pm

Good gravy, is this Scott Pilgrim GIF disconcerting

And now, for reasons completely unknown, Scott Pilgrim transforming into Mister Manager, courtesy of Shmorky. Nothing gets the hairs on the nape of your neck a-standing quite like some reverse Cool World. Hat tip to Sam. » 8/21/12 7:40am 8/21/12 7:40am

Godzilla, Gambit, and Scott Pilgrim are coming to your comic store this…

What comic debuts are out this week? First off, we have James Stokoe's Godzilla Half-Century War, which looks ridiculously good — we did an extensive preview of it on io9 last week, so click away. Marvel is also publishing a new Gambit series, which will probably lack the torrid sexual volcanism of my own private Remy… » 8/07/12 4:25pm 8/07/12 4:25pm

10 Best Comic Book Movies of All Time

Comics are among the most dynamic and immediate forms of storytelling. And movies have been trying to capture some of the energy and imagination of comic-book worlds for decades now. But a handful of great films have both done justice to their graphic origins and created something new and splendid. » 5/08/12 10:00am 5/08/12 10:00am

30 Comic-Con exclusive toys you'll sell your organs for

The cruel economics of Comic-Con dictate that gee-whiz collectibles (produced in ludicrously small quantities) will be rewarded to those who make the pilgrimage to San Diego. Here are the 2011 exclusives destined to whip convention-goers into a rampage. » 7/09/11 11:00am 7/09/11 11:00am

Why are Superman, Batman and the Avengers staying away from Comic-Con?

Now it's official: Marvel Studios won't be promoting The Avengers, or any other forthcoming movies, at Comic-Con. With this news, Marvel joins parent company Disney, plus Warner Bros. and the Weinstein Co., in sitting out SDCC 2011. » 6/23/11 6:30am 6/23/11 6:30am

Scott Pilgrim's creator drew the Transformers...when he was 8

On his Flickr account, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's posted some of his earliest comics work: a Transformers choose-your-own-adventure from when he was eight-years-old. Can you see echoes of the Katayanagi brothers' robots in these illustrations? » 6/12/11 11:30am 6/12/11 11:30am

Shaun of the Dead in 60 seconds (in the style of Scott Pilgrim)

For Empire Magazine's Done in 60 Seconds competition, Youtuber Pippinopalon condensed Shaun of the Dead into a minute à la Brian Lee O'Malley. Spoilers if you've never the flick, obviously. » 4/16/11 1:00pm 4/16/11 1:00pm

The best science fiction and fantasy comics of 2010

What tales were ensconced between the pages of 2010's best comics? Stories about psychic drugs, lunatic orcs, a lost Norse god, and a certain Toronto boy with relationship troubles. » 1/04/11 7:00pm 1/04/11 7:00pm

Lessons that 2010 taught the entertainment industry

This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us? » 12/29/10 1:27pm 12/29/10 1:27pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2010

This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010. » 12/27/10 4:09pm 12/27/10 4:09pm

Gift ideas for the ten major species of science fiction fan

Unsure what to buy that Firefly fan, Trekkie, or Tron aficionado in your life? Don't worry — we've got you covered. Here's our gift guide for ten kinds of science fiction fan. » 12/08/10 12:40pm 12/08/10 12:40pm