There Are No War Heroes: A Veteran's Review Of American Sniper

American Sniper will likely be the most controversial and divisive movie of 2015, and it's mid-January. From concerns over the baldly anti-Muslim social-media rants it has inspired to titular real-life protagonist Chris Kyle's debatable status as a hero to his notorious unreliability as a non-fiction narrator to the… » 1/23/15 10:04am 1/23/15 10:04am

Pretty Hurts: Why The Steely Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Holds Up

There is a lot of fighting in 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but almost none of the blows look like they hurt. The one really painful attack here—the one where you sort of recoil from the screen—is when one woman tells another woman that they're not friends anymore, that they could never be sisters. That's… » 1/16/15 12:49pm 1/16/15 12:49pm

67 Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies To Watch Out For In 2015!

What's hitting the big screen this year? Basically, everything. Luke Skywalker, James Bond, the Terminator, Velociraptors, all the superheroes. But there are also some great surprises, like a movie based on a beloved Nebula-winning novel. Here are the 67 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know this year. » 1/05/15 2:49pm 1/05/15 2:49pm

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 4:08pm 12/23/14 4:08pm

Jack Nicholson, Existentialist Cowboy: Revisiting His Weird Early Years

As quoted in Peter Biskind's 1998 book Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, the mighty Bruce Dern recalled the ascent of a fellow biker-movie alum thusly: "Jack Nicholson? I gotta pay attention to Jack fuckin' Nicholson, he's gonna be a movie star? Sure enough, six months later, he was." » 12/16/14 11:26am 12/16/14 11:26am

I Finally Watched Dumb And Dumber, And I'm Smarter For It

We all have one or two movies we haven't quite gotten around to yet, even though practically everyone else in the world has; mine include Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, and, until this week, Dumb and Dumber. Wednesday night, I stumbled across that one on Netflix and decided to finally get on the… » 11/14/14 3:21pm 11/14/14 3:21pm

19 Funniest Nude Scenes In Science Fiction And Fantasy [Work-Safe!]

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Some heroes bare their souls in the midst of their epic adventures. And some heroes just bare, well, everything. Science fiction and fantasy is full of hilariously weird moments of naked truth — and here are the 19 funniest nude scenes of all time. It's work-safe! » 11/14/14 2:19pm 11/14/14 2:19pm

​The 7 Most Affable Versions Of Satan Ever

Sometimes, the Devil gets a bad rap. Oh, sure, not all of the time — a lot of the time he's evil incarnate — but sometimes he's just a nice guy with a job to do, a job that just happens to be damning people's souls. Here are seven portrayals of the Prince of Darkness that prove being damned doesn't make you a dick. » 10/27/14 2:21pm 10/27/14 2:21pm