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 6:10pm 1/31/14 6:10pm

The Untold Legal Drama Of Coyote v. Acme

Back in 1990, in an awesome piece for The New Yorker, author Ian Frazier told the—shall we say—little-known story of Wile E. Coyote's endless legal battles with the Acme Company. Now, the tale of Coyote's legal tribulations, suing Acme for grievous personal injury and catastrophic product malfunction, has been designed … » 1/12/14 2:00pm 1/12/14 2:00pm

The Moon, Lasers, and the Ultimate James Bond Torture Device

This week, we learned that NASA can beam data to the moon — at a frankly astounding 622Mbps — using a high powered laser. Sounds like cutting edge modern tech? Perhaps. But it also sounds like the best weapon from the best scene of the best James Bond movie ever made: Goldfinger. » 10/26/13 9:00pm 10/26/13 9:00pm

You've Only Got a Week to Watch These James Bond Movies on Netflix

Bad news, Bond fans. In just over a week's time, you're going to have find a new spy friend on Netflix. On September 2, 17 of the spy films will disappear from the site's streaming video library. No more Goldfinger. No more GoldenEye. No more a lot of things. » 8/23/13 3:01pm 8/23/13 3:01pm

Skyfall Filmmakers 3D-Printed This Rare Aston Martin So They Wouldn't…

These days filmmakers often turn to computer graphics for scenes of destruction that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous to stage in real life. But Skyfall posed a different problem. Namely that the effects crew didn't want to damage a priceless 1960 Aston Martin DB 5 that appeared in the original Bond film… » 11/12/12 9:05am 11/12/12 9:05am

This Slingshot Spy-Pistol Is Fit for a 00 Agent

James Bond has quite the arsenal of high-tech gadgets, plenty of which would be awesome if they were real. And though slingshot master Joerg Sprave may not make the highest tech weapons, I'm sure Bond could find a way to make use of this silent but deadly slingshot spy-pistol. » 11/11/12 6:00pm 11/11/12 6:00pm

You Can Get James Bond's Phone November 2nd

Okay, so Sony isn't making a new Nexus phone, but it is making a phone that looks pretty sweet when you're running around killing bad guys and seducing Russian models. The upcoming Xperia TL will be 007's phone of choice in the upcoming film Skyfall. It looks like a solid piece of kit. » 10/25/12 9:30am 10/25/12 9:30am

What's It Like to Spend One Minute as James Bond?

Most marketing stunts are just plain annoying, but every once in a while one comes along that doesn't make you completely hate the company behind it. Such is the case with this cross-promotion for Coke Zero and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, which turned unsuspecting travelers into James Bond for one very exciting … » 10/19/12 1:45pm 10/19/12 1:45pm