Maybe Creed Can Help Everyone Forget About Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa, the sixth of the Rocky movies, may have been financially successful and critically acceptable, but man, it felt really dated with a 60-year-old Sylvester Stallone shuffling around with Antonio Tarver. Creed is clearly intent on extending the franchise with a new, young boxing protagonist, and seeing how… » 7/01/15 10:44am Wednesday 10:44am

The Tribe Is The Darkest, Greatest Silent Movie You'll See All Year

Most movies, even some of the greatest, encourage you to be passive. As intellectually stimulating or deeply moving or incredibly exciting as they might be, your role is to sit back and let it wash over you. When critics describe a film as “challenging,” it usually means a little work is required on your part—you may… » 6/16/15 5:28pm 6/16/15 5:28pm

22 Incredible Facts About The Life and Career Of Sir Christopher Lee

If Sir Christopher Lee had just been a movie star, he would still have been an icon. But the late actor, who passed away last week, had an amazing life even beyond his incredible body of work. Whether you’re still lamenting his passing or unsure why his death is such a loss, here’s 22 reasons why Christopher Lee will … » 6/12/15 6:40pm 6/12/15 6:40pm

Yes, Jurassic Park's Bad Dinosaur Science Still Matters

I was ten when Jurassic Park roared across the screen in the summer of 1993. I couldn’t wait for it. Both National Geographic and TIME ran dinosaur cover-stories leading up to the release, celebrating the new image of “hot-blooded” saurians set to make box-office records. In the week leading up to the movie, I finally… » 6/11/15 10:43pm 6/11/15 10:43pm

These Are the 10 Best Female Characters From Jurassic Park

With the release of Jurassic World just around the corner, we wanted to revisit the Steven Spielberg classic that started it all. 1993’s Jurassic Park has its share of great male characters (hello, Dr. Ian Malcolm!), but is most notable for its abundance of female roles. Below is our list of the 10 best female… » 6/09/15 8:15pm 6/09/15 8:15pm

Spy Gives Us The Melissa McCarthy Comeback We've Been Waiting For

It’s rare that my reaction to a movie is to want to hug it. But with Spy, that was the sensation that washed over me both times I’ve seen it. It’s not just that it’s really funny and consistently entertaining—it’s that, for the first time since becoming a star, Melissa McCarthy finally is in a movie that knows what to… » 6/04/15 2:57pm 6/04/15 2:57pm

The Entourage Movie Is The Hate-Watching Event Of The Summer

I’m gonna forego all ceremony and just tell you the best part of the Entourage movie, which is Ronda Rousey’s reading of the line, “I think somebody’s fuckin’ in there.” I will be purchasing this film on Blu-Ray six months hence in hopes of viewing outtakes from this scene. I need variations. “I think somebody’s » 6/03/15 11:40am 6/03/15 11:40am

Love & Mercy Brings Brian Wilson's Legend To Life, Twice

The Brian Wilson myth lends itself easily to the biopic treatment—perhaps too easily. In clumsy hands, the Beach Boys co-founder could be reduced to his most infamous, sensationalistic qualities: genius! Recluse! Weirdo! Thankfully, the Wilson-approved Love & Mercy is several degrees smarter and more sensitive than… » 6/02/15 4:29pm 6/02/15 4:29pm

San Andreas without the special effects looks even more ridiculous

You know what happens in a real earthquake? A pause. And then slight confusion. And then frantically trying to remember what elementary school taught you on where you should go. And then panic because you don’t remember. You know what happens when you film an earthquake disaster movie such as San Andreas? Comedy. » 5/30/15 4:25pm 5/30/15 4:25pm

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 5/26/15 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