10 Hit Movies That The Fans Hated

Every year, huge movie productions go to Comic-Con and other events to court the fans, because they know fan love will help make a movie successful. But sometimes, a movie can still make a billion dollars even in the face of blistering fan hatred. Here are 10 insanely successful movies that the fans couldn't stand. » 3/12/14 10:30am 3/12/14 10:30am

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

What's the best (or worst) fake-out a story has ever pulled off?

Sometimes you think you know what's going on in a story... and then the rug is pulled out from under you. You think you know that the Mandarin is the big bad, or that Ned Stark is the big hero, of the story. And then — everything changes. What's the best, or worst, fake-out a story has ever pulled off? » 10/24/13 3:15pm 10/24/13 3:15pm

Biggest Box Office Hits and Misses of Summer 2013

Was this the most brutal movie summer? It certainly felt that way. Tons of massive films completely tanked at the box office, and some of our most highly anticipated movies were huge disappointments. But this summer also beat last summer for total ticket sales. Here are the summer's biggest winners and losers. » 8/29/13 1:04pm 8/29/13 1:04pm

Iron Man battles his most obsessed fanboy in new IM3 deleted scene

Iron Man 3 doesn't hit DVD and Blu-ray until September 24th, but deleted scenes and extras are leaking out — like these alternate versions of Tony Stark's encounter with his #1 fan Gary (played by Happy Endings' Adam Pally). I'm pretty Stark would rather deal with Whiplash again than look at that tattoo. » 8/19/13 9:40am 8/19/13 9:40am

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 problem. » 7/31/13 12:46pm 7/31/13 12:46pm

How the Runaways Movie That Never Happened Helped to Fuel Iron Man 3

Before Drew Pearce co-wrote Iron Man 3, he was working on a screenplay of Brian K. Vaughan's amazing comic The Runaways. And before that, he created the superhero sitcom No Heroics. He talked to io9 about how those projects helped lead to Iron Man 3, and also addresses Iron Man 3's most controversial twists. Maximum… » 5/20/13 8:00am 5/20/13 8:00am

Iron Man 3 VFX reels make the Air Force One scene twice as impressive

One of the amazing things about The Avengers was just how seamless a lot of the CG cityscapes and creations felt. And it looks like Iron Man 3 had a similar amount of heavy CG. Check out some mind-blowing new VFX reels. » 5/15/13 4:40pm 5/15/13 4:40pm