The Problem of Premature Nerdgasms

Geeky pop culture sometimes feels like a collection of cool stuff: "Hero" moments and "holy shit did you see that" images. And sometimes it feels like the people who update our most beloved stories want to include those moments — without doing anything to set them up properly. The premature nerdgasm is a serious… » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

New Wolverine movie is not much better than the first Wolverine movie

There's a meme going around about The Wolverine that says it's not that good, but at least it's way better than X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the previous solo vehicle for the indestructible tough guy with the metal skeleton and claws. But sadly, it's not that much better. » 7/26/13 9:02am 7/26/13 9:02am

Ryan Reynolds' Most Ridiculous Superhero Performance of All Time

Ryan Reynolds brought a certain wounded goofiness to his performance in Green Lantern. He was vaguely snarky as Deadpool in Wolverine. But you've never really seen him go all the way over-the-top with the superhero thing — unless you've rented the otherwise forgettable indie movie Paper Man. » 7/03/12 5:30pm 7/03/12 5:30pm

The Enders Game movie puts out casting calls for 10 characters —…

It looks like the Ender's Game movie is really moving forward, with Gavin Hood (Wolverine) as director. The film put out a ton of casting calls a couple weeks ago, including all the major characters. » 9/28/11 12:44pm 9/28/11 12:44pm

The weirdest, wrongest and sexiest new costumes for 2010

Halloween is almost upon us, but you haven't had time to make a costume. What does the prefab costume industry have for you this year? Lots of superheroes, Predators, skanky robots... and Lady Gaga. Prepare to bleach your eyes. » 10/06/10 7:30am 10/06/10 7:30am

When A Bad Movie Has One Incredibly Great Scene

Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples. » 4/12/10 2:34pm 4/12/10 2:34pm

40+ Examples Of How Big-Screen Superhero Costumes Fail

When superhero/supervillain costumes succeed on the big screen, it's a miracle. But it's also rare. The movie superhero outfits are a multiverse of fail, and here are 40-odd examples of total costume catastrophe. Brace yourself, this won't be pretty. » 3/26/10 3:48pm 3/26/10 3:48pm

The Worst Superhero Movies Of All Time. Really.

In the past decade, the superhero has strode across our screens like a spandex-clad collossus, beating most other genres. The rise of superhero flicks has brought with it a flood of cinematic sewage, and here are the absolute worst. » 2/01/10 4:30pm 2/01/10 4:30pm

Best And Worst SF/Fantasy Movies Of 2009

This was a year of extremes: huge CG-heavy spectacles and low-budget gems. Most of all, 2009 made us feel the boundaries of cinema were stretched... for good and ill. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst films of 2009. » 12/30/09 2:41pm 12/30/09 2:41pm

A Tale of Two Leaks: What Happened to the Wolverine and New Moon…

Cold hard justice showed up at the door of the man who leaked the Wolverine movie onto the internet this year. He was arrested. Meanwhile, a New Moon bootlegger walks free. » 12/16/09 1:30pm 12/16/09 1:30pm

Reclaiming Your Humanity Means Killing A Whole Lot Of People

Wolverine, out on DVD recently, is a great example of one of the silliest clichés in escapist entertainment: someone reclaims his/her true humanity and unique individuality — by killing everyone in sight. What the hell is this about? » 12/01/09 12:55pm 12/01/09 12:55pm

Hugh Jackman Is Our RoboRocky

It may be time to have a science fiction intervention for Hugh Jackman. Fresh from the moderate success of this summer's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he's considering taking on the lead role in the upcoming robotic boxing movie Real Steel. » 10/03/09 7:00am 10/03/09 7:00am

Will Hancock 2 Lose The Best Part Of The Original? Plus New Deadpool…

Hancock 2 may be missing a key castmember. Plus Deadpool's producers make big promises! There are spoilery Dollhouse clips, and telltale pics from Lost, 2012, The Box and Planet 51. Also: FlashForward, Warehouse 13, Smallville, Chuck and True Blood spoilers! » 9/24/09 6:00am 9/24/09 6:00am

Should We Expect New X-Men By 2011?

Is X-Men Origins: Wolverine's Kid Cyclops twitter-teasing us, or are we closer to the prospect of the X-Men movie reboot than we'd previously thought? Click through for speculations and potential spoilers. » 9/18/09 7:00am 9/18/09 7:00am

September

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An American Werewolf In London: Special Edition
Army of Darkness: Screwhead Edition
Two classic horror comedies, two re-releases. If you're forced to choose between the two, go for Werewolf; Darkness is more of a straight re-release. » 9/13/09 12:00pm 9/13/09 12:00pm

The io9 Guide To 2009's Fall DVD Releases

Last week, we told you about the movies reaching theaters this fall, but it has to be said: Sometimes, even just going to the theater seems like too much hassle. Here's what you can watch at home, instead. » 9/13/09 12:00pm 9/13/09 12:00pm

Wolverine's Movie Future May Include His Death

Talking about the future of Fox's Wolverine movie franchise, executive producer Lauren Schuler Donner revealed some thoughts about what could happen following the second movie's ninja-filled trip to Japan... including an adaptation of a comic fans wouldn't expect. » 9/11/09 11:20am 9/11/09 11:20am

So What Happened To All Those Dark Knight Imitators?

It's been over a year since The Dark Knight made a billion dollars and revolutionized genre cinema. At the time, everyone said we'd be seeing a spate of Dark Knight-influenced "dark" superhero films. So are any of them still happening? » 9/03/09 12:30pm 9/03/09 12:30pm

I feel like there were other "dark" superhero movie ideas being tossed…

Summer 2009: What Just Happened?

With District 9 a bona fide hit and GI Joe amazing all by not crashing and burning, the summer movie season of 2009 has ended just as it began: Surprising a lot of people. What lessons can we learn? » 8/16/09 12:00pm 8/16/09 12:00pm