Why I'm Excited For DC Comics' Massive New Movie Plans

A couple weeks ago, Warner Bros. announced it was claiming release dates for nine unspecified DC Comics films, between now and 2020. This signaled that Warners is serious about building on the success of Man of Steel, and challenging Marvel's comic-book movie ascendancy. And here's why that's a good thing. » 8/19/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

The REAL Reason Why Superhero Romances Are Always Doomed

Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason? » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Fails In Every Possible Way

It's not enough to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is kind of a lousy movie. You want to be able to draw some kind of lesson from its crapness, or at least pick through the debris for some hint of what it could have been. To that end, here are all the ways that TMNT 2014 fails. » 8/08/14 9:00am 8/08/14 9:00am

10 Lessons From The Surprising Success Of Guardians of the Galaxy

Just a few months ago, everybody was writing about how "risky" Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel, and what would happen if it tanked. But the crazy space movie with no big-name stars in it had one of the year's biggest openings instead. And here are 10 lessons that we hope people learn from this. » 8/06/14 10:19am 8/06/14 10:19am

Watching Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Like Getting Back Part Of Your Soul

Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just one of the year's best movies. It's also a really interesting experiment with form — it blends hilarious comedy, utterly sincere classic-rock corniness, and massive hold-onto-yourself cosmic adventure. The result might make you look at classic adventures a new way. NO SPOILERS… » 8/01/14 9:00am 8/01/14 9:00am

What's The Greatest "F*@% Yeah" Moment Of All Time?

We root for heroes who are underdogs, who suffer unimaginable setbacks and misery. But sometimes, we root the hardest for heroes who bounce back and do something incredibly awesome. Philosopher/sage Dave Campbell calls this the "F*@% Yeah" moment. But what's the greatest fist-pumping scene of all time? » 7/31/14 2:35pm 7/31/14 2:35pm

12 Sequels That Completely Change How You View The Original Story

Most of the time, sequels are at best entertaining, and at worst an affront to the memory of the original. But once in a great while, a sequel comes along that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew about the original story. Here are 12 sequels that pull back and show you the bigger picture. » 7/31/14 10:00am 7/31/14 10:00am

How Soon Could Grant Ward Find Redemption On Agents Of SHIELD?

Agent Grant Ward went to some really dark places in the tail end of Agents of SHIELD's first season. Can he come back from that? We caught up with actor Brett Dalton and he told us his hopes for Grant's future. Plus J. August Richards told us what's in store for the killer cyborg Deathlok. Spoilers ahead... » 7/30/14 3:30pm 7/30/14 3:30pm

Here's Why Comic Con 2014 Was Actually Great For Comics

Is San Diego Comic Con still for comics? For years, people have bemoaned the fact that SDCC is increasingly about movies and TV, and now comics retailers are giving up. Yesterday, we listed comics as one of the "losers" of Comic-Con, but veteran journalist and Image Comics staffer David Brothers disagrees. Here's why. » 7/29/14 3:50pm 7/29/14 3:50pm

How Batman Manages To Keep His Secret Identity Secret

Yes, the costumes superheroes use to hide their alter egos are sometimes so transparent as to border on the absurd. But would it really so easy to connect the masked vigilante swinging through the streets with billionaire Bruce Wayne? This real life story has us convinced it may be a bit trickier than we think. » 7/17/14 4:20pm 7/17/14 4:20pm