The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

All The "Cry Scenes" That Prove Animated Films Are Anguish Porn

I've been crying a lot lately. Frozen, The Lego Movie — even the Mr. Peabody & Sherman screening had weeping into my hat. And then it became clear: all of these animated movies for kids contain at least one hard-hitting "cry scene." Because it's a cartoon, and they can kill all the animated animals they want, without… » 3/05/14 12:30pm 3/05/14 12:30pm

10 Completely Ridiculous Ways the World Has Ended

The end of the world is a scary idea, but the way the world ends isn’t always so terrifying. As it turns out, society could collapse or the planet could get destroyed in a variety of dumb and/or ludicrous ways. Here are 10 doomsday scenarios we hope will kill us, if only so we don’t have to die of embarrassment. » 8/12/13 10:00am 8/12/13 10:00am

Wall-E makes an excellent Tom Cruise in this spectacular Wall-E…

From its first trailer, people have noted more than a few similarities between Tom Cruise's upcoming scifi flick Oblivion and Pixar's wonderful Wall-E. I'm kind of amazed it took this long, but someone finally took the bait and made a mash-up using the Oblivion trailer's audio and footage from Wall-E; unsurprisingly,… » 3/06/13 2:40pm 3/06/13 2:40pm

10 Robots With Good Reasons to Rise Up Against Humanity

Tell me, what did we ever do to Skynet? I bet it spent its days in an air-conditioned military base, having all its needs attended to and — if it had held out for just a bit longer — would get its pick of the internet's XXX-rated chat sites. There was no reason for it to go all Terminator on us. Here, though, are ten… » 7/13/12 10:10am 7/13/12 10:10am