From Metropolis To Ex Machina: Why Are So Many Robots Female?

The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female? » 4/21/15 4:27pm Tuesday 4:27pm

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

Please Don't Cast Some Noodle-Armed Broad as the New Sarah Connor

Did you hear? They're rebooting the Terminator franchise because Hollywood refuses to finance new and exciting ideas. Either that or they're rebooting the Terminator franchise because of, I don't know — America or something. Anyway, I can't wait to half-watch it five years from now because I fell asleep watching TNT… » 11/11/13 4:45pm 11/11/13 4:45pm

Does Michele Bachmann's New Ad Reveal That She's Actually A Terminator?


Iowa's endlessly-discussed caucus is tomorrow, and as part of Michele Bachmann's extremely uphill battle to win it, she's airing a brand new ad on local TV. The ad, which is only 30 seconds long, at first appears to be just another standard-issue spot laced with half-truths and bland music. Then at the :04 mark, a… » 1/02/12 2:00pm 1/02/12 2:00pm

Jon Hamm & Sigourney Weaver Embrace Their Inner Geeks

  • Geek girls out there, prepare to wet yourselves: Jon Hamm is a self-proclaimed sci-fi, video game and comic book nerd. The Observer caught up with Jon outside the premiere of The Day The Earth Stood Still and witnessed this adorable exchange between Hamm and his girlfriend, Kissing Jessica Stein's Jennifer Westfeldt:…
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Tilda Swinton To Feel "Irreparable Consequences" In I Am Love

Sure, there might be an actor's strike on the horizon, but that isn't going to stop studios from casting actresses in stereotypical roles! Yup, it'ss time again for another round-up of the latest movie castings in Hollywood. Unfortunately, aside from Tilda Swinton, we don't have that many big-name actresses in this… » 4/25/08 3:20pm 4/25/08 3:20pm