In the post-apocalyptic future depicted in this short film there are no smartphones, computers, or octopus-shaped robots trying to destroy what’s left of humanity. Here, people live like they used to in the Wild West. They ride horses, wear funny hats, and are well aware that their life is worth less than the bullet…
Poisonberry Pete is an outlaw in a town whose residents are all pies, and when he storms into a saloon looking for, ahem, dough, it's just one of a number of baked goods-themed gags in this flaky fun short film.
Two of our favorite webcomic creators, Anthony Clark of Nedroid and KC Green of Gunshow, have teamed up to bring us a hilariously absurd, apocalyptic fantasy western. It all starts when a gunslinger is raised from the dead and told she has to bring about the end of the world, and only gets stranger from there.
In Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell finds his life controlled by a narrator he hears in his head. In the short film The Gunfighter, an Old West gunslinger also finds himself pursued by a voice (belonging to Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman). The bigger problem? Everyone else can hear it, too.
In this short film, a teenage girl and her father hunt for precious materials on an alien world, hoping to bring back riches. But their prospecting dreams are put at risk when they encounter a bandit after their find.
Tumblehead Animation's short film Rob 'n' Ron is cartoony in the best way possible. These two bandits inhabit an offbeat world where folks ride hobby horses and rob piggy banks. It's like a western film filtered through Sesame Street.
"My father once told me that revenge was like a plume of black smoke," says Vesper Grey at the beginning of K. Lynn Smith's Plume. "It seems tangible, but when you reach for it, you're grasping nothing but air." But that doesn't stop Vesper from seeking revenge against a crew of artifact thieves who attack her and her…
How do you turn comic book panels into a movie without animation? Edson Oda's ingenious short film Malaria uses comic panels on individual sheets of paper, placing and moving and manipulating them in a way that manages to be far more cinematic than motion comics ever are. It enhances the tension of this quiet…
Bruce Wayne was born the son of a wealthy railroad magnate in the growing Western outpost known as Gotham. But after his parents were murdered by outlaw gunmen, Bruce grows up to become a vigilante, battling the wicked forces of the Union/Confederate soldier Two-Face, cat house denizen Catwoman, and the rest of…
The Wild West in Erin Mehlos' webcomic The Next Town Over isn't quite the one from the spaghetti westerns. The most wanted outlaw kills not with a gun, but with the mystical fire from his own hands. People can come back from the dead, provided there's enough rage in their hearts. Wounded horses can be transformed into…
Firefly blended western aesthetics with space travel, and steampunk stories are frequently set in the American West. Greg Rucka and Rick Burchett's webcomic Lady Sabre & the Pirates of the Ineffable Aether takes steampunk, space travel, and westerns, and adds a crew of spacefaring pirates, led by a sword-wielding lady.
Nature has published a fascinating paper that solves a seemingly silly but very interesting question: why do Western and Asian foods taste so different? After analyzing 56,498 recipes the answer is in the way they pair 381 ingredients.
In an Old West populated by centaurs, mad mystical cow rustlers, and bovine missionaries, the wise-cracking, hard-drinking demon girl Kit — armed with an otherworldly gun — is out for revenge against her former outlaw gang.
Far West: a world of dust and legends; of gunslingers and martial arts masters; of Imperial power and frontier wisdom. Blending the spaghetti western with the tropes of Chinese wuxia and a dash of steampunk, the shared world of Far West will include short story collections, a web series and a pen and paper RPG.
Olivia Wilde is quickly becoming the biggest leading lady in science fiction, so what's the next role she wants to tackle? A female Captain Kirk!
We've got a giant heaping of Cowboys & Aliens stills for you fine cowpoke. Watch as "Cantankerous Land Owner" Harrison Ford steely-eyes the shit out of "The Man With The Black Hat," Daniel Craig.
Greg Smith spotted this rusty pier while visiting Ohio. At first glance, it looks like a weathered steel piling sitting in gross, grey water.
With Cowboys & Aliens, Iron Man director Jon Favreau attempts to mash up the Western genre with science fiction. How well does it work? We've seen the first two reels, and they conjure a robust John Wayne sensibility.