The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms

Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious problem. » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

The Worst Superhero Movies Of All Time. Really.

In the past decade, the superhero has strode across our screens like a spandex-clad collossus, beating most other genres. The rise of superhero flicks has brought with it a flood of cinematic sewage, and here are the absolute worst. » 2/01/10 4:30pm 2/01/10 4:30pm

Pick The Worst Scifi Movie Sequel Of All Time

Now that we're already discussing Iron Man 3, and filming may soon start on the Superman Returns sequel, it's a good time to look at science fiction's wreckage-strewn history of bad and weird sequels. From the crazy dancing in The Matrix: Reloaded to the crazy dancing in Spider-Man 3, few genres have created as many… » 5/12/08 1:38pm 5/12/08 1:38pm

When Did Summer Become Science Fiction Overkill Season?

This summer will be the biggest "blockbuster" movie season ever, with no fewer than 23 would-be smash hits coming out between early May and mid-August. It didn't used to be this way. Back in the mists of time — like, say, in the late 1990s — there were only one or two big science fiction movies per summer, and only a… » 4/16/08 10:09am 4/16/08 10:09am

The Coolest Rumors (That Turned Out To Be Fake)

» 3/26/08 10:20am 3/26/08 10:20am

Quentin Tarantino will direct at least one of the Star Wars prequel films — which features a naked Natalie Portman. Meanwhile, Star Trek XI is all about the evil Captain Kirk from the alternate "Mirror Mirror" universe teaming up with an evil Picard and an evil Archer. If only every rumor in science fiction turned out… » 3/26/08 10:20am 3/26/08 10:20am

More Jive-Dancing Action With Spider-Man's Funky Parasite

Venom, the alien creature that latched on to Peter Parker in Spider-Man 3, will get his own solo movie. No word yet whether Topher Grace will be back as Eddie Brock, the guy who replaced Peter as the monster's host. Not to mention whether there'll be more alien-induced dancing and piano playing. But Marvel, which made… » 2/04/08 10:40am 2/04/08 10:40am