The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… »2/05/15 1:08pm

Top 10 Biggest Design Flaws In The U.S.S. Enterprise


Star Trek broke new ground by having a spaceship without fins and rockets, and by consulting with the RAND Corp. on its design. And the Enterprise is indeed a beauty. But the Federation's coolest starship isn't flawless, by any means. Here are the 10 biggest design flaws in the U.S.S. Enterprise. »1/08/15 1:09pm

The Barkley Marathons Is The Kobayashi Maru Of Sporting Events

Participants in the annual Barkley Marathons are allotted just 60 hours to claw through more than 100-miles of unmerciful wilderness, enduring extreme temperatures and changes in elevation that equate to climbing up and down Mount Everest. Twice. Since 1986, only fourteen out of over 1,000 participants have finished… »6/11/14 4:29pm

Lego Movie is a great spoof of summer movies. And a great summer movie.

Galaxy Quest is a brilliant spoof of Star Trek. It's also one of the two or three best Star Trek movies. That's how I feel about The Lego Movie, which is both a perfect satire of noisy toy-driven summer action movies, and also an absolutely perfect summer movie in its own right. A few months early. »2/07/14 12:00pm

The Ultimate Motherlode of DVD Box Sets for the Holidays


All your friends have Netflix. We can all access a wealth of movies any time we want. But DVD box sets can still make fantastic gifts, if they're cool-looking enough, and contain stuff your loved ones will watch over and over. Here are the most beautiful (and cheapest) DVD box sets to give to your friends and family. »11/21/13 3:26pm