The Tick Has Returned To Save Us From Glum-Superhero Overload

As a superhero junkie, you can spend your days now picking your side in the Civil War. You can start imagining the furniture situation in the Hall of Justice. You may even be really into Shazam. Not I. In a world where not even that terrible Green Lantern movie can kill the next Green Lantern movie, there is only one… » 10/22/14 11:50am Wednesday 11:50am

The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Fails In Every Possible Way

It's not enough to say that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is kind of a lousy movie. You want to be able to draw some kind of lesson from its crapness, or at least pick through the debris for some hint of what it could have been. To that end, here are all the ways that TMNT 2014 fails. » 8/08/14 2:05pm 8/08/14 2:05pm

10 Lessons From The Surprising Success Of Guardians of the Galaxy

Just a few months ago, everybody was writing about how "risky" Guardians of the Galaxy was for Marvel, and what would happen if it tanked. But the crazy space movie with no big-name stars in it had one of the year's biggest openings instead. And here are 10 lessons that we hope people learn from this. » 8/06/14 1:45pm 8/06/14 1:45pm

Captain America 2 Is One Of The Best Action Movies I've Ever Seen

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant action movie, that serves up a huge dose of wish fulfillment along with its bravura fight scenes. The wish fulfillment isn't just being a face-kicking badass and blowing shit up, but the notion that we could all live in Steve Rogers' world, where political conundrums… » 4/04/14 1:26pm 4/04/14 1:26pm

The Playboy Interview: Stan Lee on Superheroes, Marvel and Being Just…

At 91 Stan Lee is what you might call a superhero emeritus. His epic adventures are mostly behind him and his powers are on the wane. (He can't hear or see so well, and a pacemaker regulates his heart.) But the comic-book writer who dreamed up Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Iron Man and the Fantastic Four still… » 4/01/14 4:24pm 4/01/14 4:24pm

Which Studio's Attempt To Copy Marvel's Movie Universe Is Most Doomed?

The rules have changed for superhero movies. Any studio that's serious about being in the game is openly trying to copy Marvel's comic-book-esque strategy of a shared universe and an interlocking series of series, with crossovers. But which studio is most likely to succeed in grabbing at Marvel's crown? » 3/31/14 1:54pm 3/31/14 1:54pm

Map: How Hollywood Has Destroyed America

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How many times have you seen New York City destroyed onscreen? Los Angeles? Kansas? For nearly as long as there have been movies, there have been disaster movies. The map above shows 189+ such cinematic attacks—using a very broad definition of the "disaster" genre—that have afflicted various parts of the United… » 3/19/14 1:58pm 3/19/14 1:58pm

Spider-Man Fights Batman And Robin In Ridiculous MMA Match

I don't have any information or context to provide to help you make sense of how this video came to be. The best I can do is this message board thread that has live play-by-play of the action, but it isn't necessarily all that helpful. ("No one in the crowd. Including us, know what the fucks going on. Before you… » 12/27/13 9:51am 12/27/13 9:51am

8 Superhero Origins the Movies Got Right (and 8 That They Messed Up)

Superheroes gain power from their origins, which explain how they perform their awesome feats, but also why. And most superhero movies are still origin stories. But sometimes Hollywood takes liberties and loses the souls of these characters. Here are eight superhero origins Hollywood captured, and eight they ruined. » 11/28/13 3:59pm 11/28/13 3:59pm

The Ultimate Motherlode of DVD Box Sets for the Holidays

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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 3:58pm 11/21/13 3:58pm

All the Most X-ceptional Things We Saw in the New X-Men Trailer!

The first X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer appeared today, and it's chock full of dramatic moments, with every mutant ever and a perilous journey back through time. We pored over dozens of screencaps to bring you every great moment, and all of the hints, in this epic trailer. Here's our complete rundown. » 10/29/13 3:34pm 10/29/13 3:34pm