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Fantastic Four is The Most Self-Loathing Superhero Movie I’ve Ever Seen

Superhero movies have tried hard to leave behind some of their Silver Age comic-book trappings in the past decade. We’ve seen darker, grimmer versions of Superman and other heroes—but the new Fantastic Four reboot goes beyond darkness, into actual self-loathing. It’s kind of bizarre. » 8/07/15 10:58am 8/07/15 10:58am

11 Science Fiction Books That Are Regularly Taught in College Classes

We all learn a lot from reading science fiction books—not just the cool ideas, but also the fascinating thought experiments. But college professors often reach for classic science fiction when they’re planning classes on literature, society or philosophy. Here are 11 science fiction books that are often taught in… » 7/10/15 10:00am 7/10/15 10:00am

8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… » 3/26/15 12:00pm 3/26/15 12:00pm

9 Vital Questions to Ask Before Destroying a City in Your Movie

Everybody loves blowing up major cities in widescreen action movies. Wholesale municipal destruction looks great in 3-D and even better in IMAX, and every movie needs those "trailer moments" regardless of story or plot. But are are nine questions we wish film-makers would ask before destroying another city. » 9/03/13 10:09am 9/03/13 10:09am

I Don't Want to See Zack Snyder's Take on Wonder Woman

Now that The Man of Steel has set a new record for June movie openings, Warner Bros. is rushing ahead with plans to create a DC Universe on screen. Which means one thing: we'll finally get a big-screen version of Wonder Woman, and she'll probably be created by Sucker Punch director Zack Snyder. That's a terrible idea. » 6/18/13 12:23pm 6/18/13 12:23pm

Minor character movie posters imagine the untold stories of Nazgûls, Stormtroopers, and more

In this week's Something Awful Photoshop Phriday, SA invited its community of photo-editing jokesters to come up with movie posters starring minor characters. Some of the results are quite inspired. I'm waiting for the Band of Nazgûls miniseries to pop up on HBO. Some of our favorites are below. Check out the whole… » 1/13/13 9:30am 1/13/13 9:30am

"Unfilmable" Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Somehow Got Filmed

Next week sees the release of Cloud Atlas, the movie version of one of the most famously unfilmable books of all time. But Cloud Atlas isn't the first supposedly unfilmable book to make it to the screen. There have been several classic novels that everybody thought couldn't be captured on film — until somebody did it.… » 10/19/12 1:12pm 10/19/12 1:12pm

Hidden in Plain Sight: Great Comics Panels Brought to Life at the Movies

Before Captain America punched fake Hitler as Chris Evans, Cap punched him on his own comic book cover in 1941. Colin Farrell stabbing Jennifer Garner in Daredevil? Frank Miller drew that first. Many film-makers today go to great lengths to pay tribute to the original comics that gave us these amazing characters —… » 9/27/12 1:59pm 9/27/12 1:59pm