Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a… » 12/22/14 4:59pm Today 4:59pm

Study: There's a Lot of Fucking Death in Children's Cartoon Movies

Kids movies have a bad rep for, well, death. Watch pretty much any Disney movie: does the main character have two parents? One of 'em's about to make an unfortunate and tragic exit. A new study has compared children's animated movies to more adult films and when it comes to murder and violence, kids films can really… » 12/20/14 4:10pm Saturday 4:10pm

The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 3:07pm Wednesday 3:07pm

Black Messiah, Top Five and the Power of Perfect Timing

D'Angelo has his own distorted concept of time. His new album, Black Messiah—one of the few ones worthy of the terms "long-awaited" and "anticipated"—is as much about a bubbling up as it is a pleasurable, well-timed release. The back of the album's packaging, which was handed to journalists in a listening session… » 12/17/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Barack and Michelle Obama's Love Story Will Be Made Into a Movie 

Sometime in the near-ish future you will be able to see Barack and Michelle Obama's love story unfold on the big screen. Southside with You will be an entire movie about the couple's first date in Chicago, because, well, I have no idea why. But at least we'll get to see some black people in a movie. » 12/05/14 7:15pm 12/05/14 7:15pm

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

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Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! » 11/27/14 1:49pm 11/27/14 1:49pm

The Feminist Vampire Movie That Teaches 'Bad Men' a Gory Lesson

The scare-queen at the heart of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, a new "vampire Western" film set in Iran, is the exact opposite of your typical Hollywood horror villain. She's not named Freddy or Jason; she doesn't wield an axe, wear a mask, or gleefully interrupt tanned teen couples in mid-thrust. She's also not a… » 11/25/14 2:30pm 11/25/14 2:30pm

First Jurassic World Trailer: Chris Pratt Is Hot, Dinosaurs Are Scary

"The park is open." Finally, there's an official trailer for Jurassic World, which takes place 22 years after Spielberg's original Jurassic Park. It's not like I was waiting on this, but I hear that people are excited. Confession: I've never seen Jurassic Park in full, though I gather that it's a movie about dinosaurs? » 11/25/14 1:30pm 11/25/14 1:30pm