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Small-Scale Marvel Movies We'd Love To See (But Will Never Get Made)

As much as we love the wham-bam-pow of the Avengers fighting larger-than-life foes, sometimes we wish that we could have smaller Marvel movies, focused on what the characters do when they’re not punching robots. Here are our pitches for lower budget, character-driven movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. » 5/12/15 1:35pm 5/12/15 1:35pm

Where’s my undersea science fiction show?

The recent post about Lost in Space got me thinking about other Irwin Allen projects. I saw the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea several times on TV as a kid in the '70s. The Seaview bursting out of the water at the beginning is a classic scene. If space opera is back, why not undersea opera? » 3/03/15 10:07am 3/03/15 10:07am

Please Don't Reboot 'The Last Starfighter', Give Us 'The NEXT Starfighter'

If our fellows at io9 are to be believed, there's plenty of interest in rebooting The Last Starfighter, a classic scifi picture by all rights. Even the mighty Steven Spielberg can't convince Jonathan R. Betuel (writer and apparent rights-holder) to let him at it. Here's why it'd be a far, far better idea to make a … » 11/25/14 10:26am 11/25/14 10:26am

10 Terrible Ideas for TV Spinoffs of Popular Movies

We all have ultra-high hopes for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, the television spin-off of The Avengers. Will all the characters turn out to be Skrulls? We hope so. But if this show becomes a huge hit, the studios could decide to crank out more TV shows based on popular films. Here are the 10 worst TV shows that could… » 9/13/13 10:28am 9/13/13 10:28am

Unglamorous Space Catastrophes That You'll Never See in a Movie

We were all impressed with the dramatic trailer for Gravity, with George Clooney weathering an explosion on an orbiting space station and Sandra Bullock spinning off into the void of space. Things like that make good cinema. There are other space crises, though, that will never get their own movies. Here are some… » 5/17/13 11:46am 5/17/13 11:46am

6 Historical Forensic Detectives Who Deserve Their Own TV Shows

We've seen not one but two modern reinterpretations of Sherlock Holmes in the last couple of years, plus countless procedural dramas, including forensic-themed shows like Bones and CSI. Meanwhile, TV audiences are utterly charmed by historical dramas like Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire. And just this summer, ABC… » 2/17/13 7:00am 2/17/13 7:00am

Why Titan A.E. is an Underappreciated Masterpiece

Before the Battlestar Galactica reboot and Firefly, there was Titan A.E.. This post-apocalyptic animated feature about humanity's last hope was bookended by gorgeous space shots and a misfit crew of aliens. While the movie tanked at the box office, and didn't please everyone, we consider this cartoon a major classic. » 1/04/13 10:10am 1/04/13 10:10am

The best way to re-interpret the ending to the movie Sinister

Sometimes when I watch a movie I fantasize that there is a slightly different (and better) movie going on right under the surface, which erupts only occasionally into the actual movie itself. I felt this especially acutely when I was watching the ending to the monster movie Sinister, which seemed to hint that another… » 10/15/12 4:54pm 10/15/12 4:54pm

A CliffNotes Guide To The Wishbone Episode About H.G. Wells' The Time Machine

Thank you for purchasing CliffNotes: Wishbone - "Bark To The Future," an educational guide for those readers requiring assistance in understanding the fundamental plot points of H.G. Wells' science fiction novella The Time Machine, as depicted in the defunct 1990s PBS children's show Wishbone (ages 5-12). » 8/01/12 9:20am 8/01/12 9:20am