Listen To Some Of The Most Commonly Used Sound-Effects In Cinema

Have you ever heard a scream or sound effect in a movie that sounded strangely familiar? There's a good chance you weren't imagining things. Here are some of cinema's most iconic sounds – and where they originated. » 3/23/15 3:00pm 3/23/15 3:00pm

Pictures of a New Doctor Who Character Reveal the Return of an Old Foe!

James Gunn shoots down every possible Nova rumor for Guardians of the Galaxy and shares a photo of Yondu. The Star Trek 3 writers talk about how they hope to honor the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Mad Max is going to be dialogue-light. And Mark Ruffalo shares his thoughts about Planet Hulk. Spoilers now! » 7/01/14 6:00am 7/01/14 6:00am

Just what will Avengers: Age of Ultron's Scarlet Witch look like?

The Divergent sequel has a new director. Amazing Spider-Man 2's viral site sets up B.J. Novak's character. Josh Schwartz talks bringing Chuck back. And does a set photo reveal Eric's fate on True Blood? Plus, new photos from X-Men: Days of Future Past! Spoilers now! » 2/13/14 6:00am 2/13/14 6:00am

Guess who's playing a villain in Arrow and Hunger Games: Mockingjay!

Peter Jackson gives details about the filming of The Hobbit's barrel scene. Will James McAvoy be in X-Men: Apocalypse? Samuel L. Jackson may be joining Tarzan. Plus, find out more about the 12 Monkeys TV show, and Lafayette's new boyfriend on True Blood. Spoilers now! » 12/12/13 6:00am 12/12/13 6:00am

Warner Bros. is putting aliens in their Tarzan movie for some reason

Yesterday, we showed you an excellent proof-of-concept video for a scifi reimagining of Zorro. It worked far better than it should have. Today, there's an actual trailer for WB's real, coming-out-in-2014 CG Tarzan movie, where there are alien spaceship and giant tentacle monsters and other seemingly un-Tarzan-like… » 11/27/13 11:20am 11/27/13 11:20am

Condemn the innocent in two ways with Morton's Fork

It's nearly Halloween, so let's learn the rhetorical rules of a good old-fashioned witch hunt. One of the most notorious of these rules is called Morton's Fork, a paradox which has been used in everything from legal cases to strategy games. » 10/25/13 9:00am 10/25/13 9:00am

Jurassic Park re-opens for 3D business in this week’s DVDs!

Plus, there are girls with cow tails, Marvel’s most bizarre mutants, some serious exploration of human-monkey relations and more, in this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases. » 4/22/13 3:40pm 4/22/13 3:40pm

Why are there so many weird and inappropriate science fiction and…

The toy world is full of epic miscalculations. There are so many squicky, inappropriate action figures and other toys, after a while you start to wonder if the toy industry is some sort of bizarre joke. Who signed off on the masturbating Batman doll, or the Wolverine toy with the blow-up nozzle in Logan's crotch? » 10/08/12 2:00pm 10/08/12 2:00pm

Can you trademark a character from a public domain story?

Hold on to your loincloths! Last week, it was announced that Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. is suing Dynamite Entertainment over its Lord of the Jungle and Warlord of Mars comics. ERB Inc., which represents the Burroughs family, accuses Dynamite of violating the trademark for characters like Tarzan and John Carter. And… » 2/27/12 5:00pm 2/27/12 5:00pm

Mostly naked South African man training to become real-life Tarzan

Never mind real-life superheroes, 24-year-old DeWet Du Toit of George, South Africa wants to become the flesh-and-blood incarnation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Lord of the Jungle. » 1/30/12 11:55am 1/30/12 11:55am

In this week's comics, Grant Morrison writes The Avengers (the other

In this week's comics, Grant Morrison puts him imprimatur on The Avengers, but not the ones you expect. On a similar albeit unrelated note, Brian Michael Bendis is also writing Marvel's Avengers (above), wherein Storm joins the team. Let's see what else is on the shelves Wednesday. » 1/17/12 9:55am 1/17/12 9:55am

Prepare for Disney's John Carter of Mars movie, with the totally…

Pulp science-fiction icon John Carter of Mars has never been more colorful than in the comic-book versions written by Marv Wolfman and drawn by Howard Chaykin and others. Check out exclusive preview pages from a new collection reprinting these gems. » 12/30/10 8:30am 12/30/10 8:30am

Unholy Disney Princesses And The Marvel Crossover We Deserve

Wouldn't it be fantastic if instead of Disney's wussification of Marvel's characters, the tables were turned and instead Marvel turned the Disney princesses into Skrull invaders and zombies like this Dark Little Mermaid? » 9/21/09 3:20pm 9/21/09 3:20pm