The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… » 2/05/15 10:08am 2/05/15 10:08am

The James Bond Movies Had to Go Darker Because "Mike Myers f—ed us"

With the announcement of the title and cast of the 24th James Bond movie this week, MI6 Confidential found a quote from Daniel Craig that explains why Austin Powers forced them to go a darker direction. » 12/05/14 12:41am 12/05/14 12:41am

20 Screenwriting Tricks And Tropes We Never Need To See Again

Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again. » 7/16/14 10:00am 7/16/14 10:00am

Transparent prisons are everywhere. See for yourself!

If you've seen a big-budget movie lately, you've seen someone in a clear prison, made of glass or plastic. It's an unavoidable trope, because it's so hard to film people fighting from behind bars. Don't believe us? Here's our complete round-up of see-through prisons in pop culture. » 12/05/13 1:20pm 12/05/13 1:20pm

Skyfall's writer and director reunite for a Victorian horror show

Doctor Who's Rose Tyler is coming back to genre television! Billie Piper has just signed on to star in Penny Dreadful, a show set in Victorian London featuring Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and other terrifying figures of gothic literature. Can she do for gothic lit what she once did for the Daleks? » 9/16/13 12:40pm 9/16/13 12:40pm

George Clooney hangs a photo of himself as Batman, as a warning

Lots of actors regret taking on one role or another — but few go as far as George Clooney, who actually hangs a picture of himself as Batman prominently in his office to remind himself what happens when you make a movie for purely commercial reasons. » 9/03/13 5:00pm 9/03/13 5:00pm

What's the worst misunderstanding of computers in pop culture?

You know computers? Those magic boxes that can do anything — unless the entire Internet is taken down by a virus of course. Pop culture often has a fuzzy idea, at best, of how computers actually work. But what's the most heinous misrepresentation of how computers work in pop culture? » 8/29/13 2:00pm 8/29/13 2:00pm

Japan's abandoned Battleship Island is now on Google Street View

Located off the coast of Nagasaki, the long-abandoned Hashima Island (also known as "Gunkanjima" or "Battleship Island") was the inspiration for Raoul Silva's lair in Skyfall. Now, thanks to Google Maps, you can visit the island on Street View. » 6/29/13 11:30am 6/29/13 11:30am

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

15 Best Fashion Moments from James Bond Movies

Last week we brought you the biggest fashion disasters from the Bond movie series. But while Bond has made plenty of fashion mistakes, he's more than made up for it with his fashion triumphs, including White Tuxes and Brioni suits. » 11/15/12 10:23am 11/15/12 10:23am

Watch James Bond's new title sequence from Skyfall right now!

Daniel Kleinman is back and making beautiful Bond intros again! Kleinman, who made almost every Bond title sequence for years (about six films total) was cruelly passed over on Quantum of Solace. But he's returned to make beautiful title art for Skyfall. Don't get us wrong, we love MK12's QOS intro, but it was a… » 11/14/12 3:20pm 11/14/12 3:20pm

Steampunk Spy-Fi: Real-life gadgets perfect for a Victorian Era James…

What if the majesty of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was Queen Victoria? We might not have had the same type of Cold War gadgetry that made Ian Fleming's novels and the James Bond films, but the 19th century had its own brand of wonderful toys. Here are a handful of gadgets and tools the steampunk spy might want to… » 11/10/12 11:00am 11/10/12 11:00am

Skyfall unquestionably belongs to Dame Judi Dench

The new James Bond movie doesn't have any cars that turn into submarines, or people being thrown out of airplanes without a parachute and surviving. There's hardly any really huge widescreen action. No lasers or jetpacks at all. » 11/09/12 9:00am 11/09/12 9:00am

Could J.K. Simmons play J. Jonah Jameson in Amazing Spider-Man 2? Plus…

Mark Hamill talks some more about Star Wars: Episode VII — which one major director says he's definitely not doing. A new Oz: The Great and Powerful poster shows off the flying monkey action. Alex Proyas' Amped may be starring Thor and Catwoman. Check out two new clips of David Tennant's droid character from Star… » 11/09/12 6:00am 11/09/12 6:00am

Director Sam Mendes explains how Casino Royale saved James Bond

On the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, director Sam Mendes strives to make Bond brand new again — and his new movie, Skyfall, is so self-aware that the clash between old and new is at the center of it. Can an old-school agent like James Bond still exist in today's world? What's the point of a Cold War secret… » 11/07/12 12:02pm 11/07/12 12:02pm

Bryan Singer officially directing X-Men: Days of Future Past!

Welcome back to Morning Spoilers after an unscheduled break! In today's roundup, the future of X-Men: Days of Future Past is settled. Captain America gets a villain and Robopocalypse gets a star. There are new posters for The Wolverine and Hansel and Gretel. Matt Smith talks about the possibility of a Doctor… » 10/31/12 3:01am 10/31/12 3:01am

Andrew Lincoln reveals how low Rick Grimes will sink on The Walking Dead

Do we now know the identity of a Captain America: The Winter Soldier villain? Just when will Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity be released? Is Iron Man 3 still going to China? How long is the first Hobbit movie? And what about Mark Wahlberg and Transformers 4? » 10/25/12 6:00am 10/25/12 6:00am

Meet the new Q in this clip from Skyfall

Ben Whishaw is James Bond's brand new Quartermaster from Skyfall. The new take on the classic character upgrades the old gadget jockey into a young man... with a glorious head of hair. It's perfect for the "aging spy" angle that Sam Mendes is channeling in his new movie. » 10/22/12 11:36am 10/22/12 11:36am

Just how awesomely insane is X-Men: Days of Future Past going to get?

Mad Max: Fury Road is in trouble once again, to the surprise of absolutely nobody. Stars Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus drop some Walking Dead knowledge. Check out Robocop's motorcycle in a new set video. And watch a brand new Skyfall trailer, and learn just how much longer we'll be seeing Gwen Stacy in the Amazing… » 10/22/12 6:00am 10/22/12 6:00am

Booze, Sex and Violence in the James Bond Franchise: A Handy Chart

How does Daniel Craig's James Bond stack up against Pierce Brosnan's? Or Roger Moore's? Or Mr. Connery's? Who is the best Bond? » 10/18/12 9:25am 10/18/12 9:25am