The B-Roll Footage From Mad Max: Fury Road Is A Fun Time-Killer

For those who enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from action movies, here’s roughly 18 minutes of Mad Max: Fury Road B-roll footage. Obviously, the finished product is the most exciting, but watching various segments of the film and seeing how the insanity came to life is fun, too. Spoiler alert: The crew didn’t actually… » 5/26/15 6:52pm Tuesday 6:52pm

15 Actors Who Tried To Become Action Stars And Failed Miserably

For every Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Daniel Craig, there are a dozen would-be action stars who tried to get their movie careers off the ground, but couldn’t quite manage it. Here are 15 actors who thought they could punch, shoot and leap into stardom, but reality had other plans. » 5/15/15 6:00pm 5/15/15 6:00pm

Pitch Perfect 2 Is Bigger, Bawdier, And Substantially Worse 

1. Pitch Perfect 2 is a total bummer, and it takes a while to figure out why. The 2012 original was such a pleasant, charming surprise, smart and clever and warm-hearted, but also pleasantly geeky; a cappella groups are not the centerpiece of the collegiate experience in the world we live in, but Pitch Perfect » 5/15/15 1:57pm 5/15/15 1:57pm

The Craziest Stories About The Making Of Mad Max And The Road Warrior

One week from today, Mad Max returns to our screens in Mad Max: Fury Road. But that post-apocalyptic road-rage survivor wouldn’t be around today if he hadn’t starred in two incredible movies, decades ago. Here are all the weirdest facts you never knew about the making of Mad Max and The Road Warrior. Plus an exclusive… » 5/08/15 4:16pm 5/08/15 4:16pm

Black Widow: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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The arguments over Black Widow have gotten ugly. Last night, Joss Whedon quit Twitter, with an image that pointed the blame at Twitter haters. But there’s a real issue with Black Widow, and her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it’s worth talking about. It’s worth talking about it like adults. » 5/05/15 5:53pm 5/05/15 5:53pm

Let's Break Down The Secrets And Spectacle Of The New Star Wars Trailer!

The latest trailer for The Force Awakens is here! While we're still trying to calm ourselves down, there's plenty of discussion to be had about all the goodies we can find in all this new footage. Join us once again as we go on a spoiler-and-speculation-laden dive into the latest scenes from a Galaxy far, far away. » 4/16/15 4:14pm 4/16/15 4:14pm

Summer Movies 2015: The Grierson & Leitch Preview

When Furious 7 came out last week, it was heralded by many as the kickoff to the 2015 Summer Movie Season, which was strange, considering it's still April. (And just barely April.) By that rationale, it’s also the start of Oscar Season, or the 2017 Fall Movie Season, or the 2019 Dawn of Human Awakening Season. » 4/08/15 2:06pm 4/08/15 2:06pm

The io9 Guide To Star Wars

Star Wars occupies a huge place in the history of science fiction and fantasy. The first movie, in 1977, changed the genre forever. And this year marks the first new Star Wars film in a decade, with revamped continuity. So now's the perfect time for a refresher course. Here's io9's easy-to-read guide to Star Wars. » 4/06/15 4:43pm 4/06/15 4:43pm

9 Batman Knock-Offs That Utterly Miss The Point Of Batman

Everybody loves Batman. After 75 years of saving Gotham City, the Caped Crusader has become an archetype. So it's not surprising that every comic needs its own version of Bats. And yet, Batman remains unique, and it's not so easy to copy him. Here are 9 Batman knock-offs that totally miss why Batman works. » 3/25/15 1:30pm 3/25/15 1:30pm

How many people has Sylvester Stallone killed in his movies?

Here's a fun thought exercise for those who partake in late night debates assisted by junk food and a lifting sense of clarity: which action movie star has killed more people in their movies? Is it Arnold or Sylvester? Stallone or Schwarzenegger? This video totals up all the deaths that Sly is responsible for and we… » 3/25/15 11:16am 3/25/15 11:16am

Interstellar's Original Ending Actually Made Sense—And It Wasn't Happy

The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending. » 3/20/15 10:01pm 3/20/15 10:01pm

Confusion Is Sex: It Follows, Reviewed

It's not unusual for a horror movie to connect sex with death: Scream even made a joke of the fact that the best way to stay alive in a slasher flick is to be a virgin, since the horny teens always get offed first. So there's not much novelty to the fact that the much-hyped indie It Follows draws its initial… » 3/11/15 5:05pm 3/11/15 5:05pm

Will Smith Is A Blank Slate Now, And Focus Doesn't Help

Most movie stars charm us by creating the illusion that we know them. Tom Cruise's appeal comes in large part from our identification with his intense, full-throttle performances; the Rock, his eyebrow always arched in a self-mocking way, lets us in on the joke that action movies are preposterous, and,… » 2/27/15 2:14pm 2/27/15 2:14pm