Patrick Macnee Proved A Gentleman Hero Could Treat Women As Equals

Patrick Macnee, who just died, embodied the ultimate gentleman adventurer for millions of people. As John Steed in The Avengers, he proved that an old-school gent could be ready for anything—whether it be robot killing machines, or a tough, self-assured lady in a catsuit. » 6/25/15 6:00pm 6/25/15 6:00pm

Everyone Hates Superman in the Batman v Superman trailer

After a low-quality version was leaked online, director Zack Snyder released the HD teaser trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Unfortunately there’s no sign of Wonder Woman in the trailer, played by Gal Gadot, who will make her debut in this film before her own movie… » 4/18/15 5:10pm 4/18/15 5:10pm

Why Harley Quinn Is Batman's Most Tragic Character

There's certainly no shortage of tragic characters roaming the streets of Gotham — from the orphaned, crime-fighting socialite with a penchant for spelunking to the once-promising DA with a now visible dark side. But does Batman's grimmest story actually belong to Gotham's (other) psychotic clown? » 1/20/15 10:48am 1/20/15 10:48am

Batman's Movie-Sidekick Robin Is Finally a Woman (Maybe)

Filming for 2016's mega-mega-blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice is motoring right along, preparing to destroy villains and box offices the world over. Ben Affleck is cast as the controversial Batman, of course, and Henry Cavill will reprise his role as a detrimentally uncontroversial Superman. Now,… » 10/17/14 6:10pm 10/17/14 6:10pm

10 Times When Comics And Movies Sexualized Male Superheroes

You've heard the argument that male superheroes are sexualized simply because they are often bare-chested. But a man taking off his shirt doesn't make him a sex object. It's actually rare to find examples of male superheroes who truly are sexualized the way women are in comics. Here are ten examples. » 8/28/14 2:17pm 8/28/14 2:17pm

Amateur Bat Dad Is Hilarious to Everyone Except His Family

So, on the one hand, "Bat Dad" (no relation to this more famous Bat Dad) is funny — the cadence of his Batman voice is spot-on and he regularly saves his family from their greatest foe, mundanity. On the other hand, Jesus Christ would it suck to live in a house with this guy. I think the only family member still… » 9/21/13 1:02pm 9/21/13 1:02pm

Justin Bieber: Internet's Best Troll, or Batman's New Robin?

I'll be honest: sometime around the monkey-abandoning incident in Germany, I hopped aboard the Justin Bieber hatemobile, which is basically just an overloaded jalopy driven by a foul-tempered orangutan named #1JoostinHatrr (apes can't spell). I was convinced we were watching the very public entropy of a… » 9/14/13 11:15am 9/14/13 11:15am

Batman Cosplay Piano Proves That Danny Elfman’s Theme Was Awesome

The new, gritty Batman movies are fine, but there’s one thing that they were all sorely lacking: composer Danny Elfman’s theme music. Also, a very BDSM Catwoman suit. Oh, and batsuits with nipples, clearly an innovation born out of late 90s sartorial decadence. If you thought Sonya Belosouva’s Walking Dead » 4/29/13 11:20pm 4/29/13 11:20pm