Lately, every movie seems to be a sequel or reboot — but it doesn't stop there. Because the movie industry is increasingly dependent on creating franchises, we're seeing some bastardized forms, that are just designed to keep franchises alive. Here are six newfangled types of movies that we're already tired of.
We've all heard them, whether it's that dreaded line from the Star Wars prequels: "Hold me, like you did by the lake on Naboo," or this zinger from Iron Man 2, there are a lot, A LOT of bad lines of dialogue out there. Now it's your turn to find the worst.
It's all been leading up to this. Hundreds of pages, or hours, of buildup, leading up to the final confrontation between the forces of excellent and the forces of not-excellent. And then... it's kind of a bust. The bad guys kind of fold. Or the fight lasts 30 seconds. Or it's just thumb-wrestling. Here are the most…
It's a grim time for big-screen superheroes. Rebooted versions of Superman and Spider-Man both have daddy issues. Tony Stark has PTSD. Wolverine kinda wants to die. So it's a relief to watch Thor: The Dark World, which is the lightest, funniest superhero movie in ages. Let a thunder-god show you how to make a joyful…
There are spoilers for Iron Man 3 in audiovisual producer Mike Relm's latest remix video, which mashes all three Iron Man movies with Black Sabbath's classic song "Iron Man." But if you've already seen the film (or don't mind a few spoilers), it's mix sure to get your blood pumping.
By Charlie Jane Anders and Katharine Trendacosta. It's an unfortunate fact of life: roles get recast all the time. Sooner or later, Robert Downey Jr. will quit playing Tony Stark. Once Upon a Time is said to be recasting its Mad Hatter. Game of Thrones has already recast a few minor roles. Usually, when an actor is…
At the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo on April 14, Marvel Entertainment is auctioning a ton of Captain America props (and a few Thor and Iron Man 2 doodads) off for a pretty penny.
Mickey Rourke was the best thing about Iron Man 2, and now he's wreaking havoc in a bear-tooth hat in The Immortals. How does he go about creating such memorably batshit villains? We were lucky enough to speak with him one on one recently, and he told us his evil secrets.
If you've seen a Jerry Bruckheimer or JJ Abrams film—like, ever—you've witnessed the handiwork of the Russian Arm. You can thank this robotic, gyroscopicallly-stabilized camera crane for filming some of the most famous car chases in the last three decades.
This life-size, old school Iron Man armor was on display last night at LA's Gnomon Gallery, alongside props and concept art from Avatar, the Iron Man movies, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, I Am Number Four, and more.
There's nothing cooler than power-armor. All of a sudden, your plain human body has a super-strong shell, and you're stronger than an army. But what happens when the armor changes you? Here are a bunch of heroes who found out.
This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010.
Having trouble finding the perfect toy for all your nerdy companions? Fret no longer! We've rounded up an excellent assortment of some of the best toys this year, for every price range.
Everybody loves battle armor — it's stylish and allows you to kill more people without ruining your stylish evening wear. And the next best thing to wearing armor is drooling over concept art of armor. Here's some of our favorites.
The summer of 2010 was a bit underwhelming as far as movies went — but summer 2011's looking like the craziest of them all, with the densest concentration of nerd-candy ever. At least, Jon Favreau is calling it a "bloodbath."
When you're listing cool scenes that were in movie trailers, but not in the actual movie, the Iron Man 2 scene where Pepper kisses Tony's helmet and tosses it away, and he says "You complete me," would be up there.
This weekend, the international beer-drinkers' holiday, Oktoberfest, kicks off. And to celebrate, we've rounded up our favorite science fiction/fantasy characters doing what they do best: getting wasted. So have a beer on us, and enjoy our video tribute. Cheers!
We weren't crazy about Iron Man 2, and now rumor has it Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. weren't either. A new report from Cinemablend says Favreau wanted to direct The Avengers as a do-over... but Marvel said no.