Pranks from science fiction and fantasy that teach Very Special Lessons

Pranks can do more than provide a little comic relief. They can teach important lessons. Like, "Don't take yourself too seriously." Or "Here's a taste of your own medicine." Or "I'm a dick." Here are pranks from science fiction and fantasy, some of which say something of value and some of the "I'm a dick" variety. » 7/25/13 1:08pm 7/25/13 1:08pm

The Zombieland TV show is your zombie kill of the week

Amazon has decided not pick up the Zombieland TV series, whose pilot premiered last month. Writer/producer Rhett Reese was especially bitter, tweeting that "die-hard Zombieland [movie] fans" had "hated it out of existence." I guess the fact that the pilot was just a lackluster imitation of the movie was just a coincidence, … » 5/17/13 10:20am 5/17/13 10:20am

The Zombieland TV series is a cheap bootleg of Zombieland the movie

I assume by the law of averages, someone, somewhere, watched the movie Zombieland and said to himself, "You know, this is good, but it would be even better with less talented actors, a smaller budget, and more hokiness." That person would be a weirdo, but they'd enjoy the shit out of Amazon's new Zombieland TV series. » 4/22/13 12:00pm 4/22/13 12:00pm

First Zombieland TV series trailer is funny but still feels wrong

The very first trailer for Zombieland's TV series takes place in the same post-apocalyptic world as the movie, and it even has the same collection of life-saving rules the characters follow. However, the original band of survivors has been recast and it feels... off. » 4/17/13 1:43pm 4/17/13 1:43pm

First Hints About How Zombieland Will Become a Weekly TV Show

Zombieland was one of the freshest horror comedies of the past decade — and there were reports in late 2011 that it was going to become a TV show for CBS. Now, it looks like the Zombieland TV show is actually a real thing, because casting calls just went out yesterday for the show's main characters. » 1/16/13 3:40pm 1/16/13 3:40pm

Casting calls for G.I. Joe 2 reveal what the Zombieland writers have…

Yes, the first G.I. Joe movie wasn't exactly a masterpiece. But the sequel has a script by the Zombieland team of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, and it's being directed by Legion of Extraordinary Dancers creator Jon M. Chu. So you know, we oughta give it the benefit of the doubt. » 8/11/11 1:30pm 8/11/11 1:30pm

Canadian motorists warned about undead traffic delays

The stalwart zombie-road-sign prank recently befuddled drivers outside of St. John's, Canada. Anonymous pranksters set it up to inform unwitting Newfoundlanders/Labradorians of a necrotic outbreak. Walking dead and those darn space rays, griefing the roadways of North America. » 6/28/11 4:30pm 6/28/11 4:30pm

The Dark Knight Rises composer explains the movie's epic core. Plus a…

Longtime Batman composer Hans Zimmer explains why his score for The Dark Knight Rises will be his most epic yet. The Amazing Spider-Man costar Irrfan Khan explains how his character fits into the movie. Woody Harrelson isn't so sure about a sequel to Zombieland. There's a great new image of everyone's favorite… » 2/17/11 6:00am 2/17/11 6:00am