Lara Croft Contest Date from 1999 Inspires Hilarious Fan Fiction

Once upon a time, models used to dress up as Lara Croft. You probably remember that. And you might also recall a GamePro magazine contest where a winner won a date with one of those models. Only the two of them—and a bunch of PR/marketing folks, probably—know what happened on their date. Until now. » 9/17/14 2:30pm 9/17/14 2:30pm

The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

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On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time. » 7/30/14 1:59pm 7/30/14 1:59pm

After the Robot Wars, Mega Man Struggles to Adapt to Peacetime Life

Given Capcom's posture toward the franchise lately, you'd think Mega Man was, in fact, forced into a listless retirement devoid of personal fulfillment. With the Robot Wars ended, and no Robot Masters left to fight, how will the Blue Bomber find meaning in his life? He doesn't even have two hands. » 2/01/14 6:15pm 2/01/14 6:15pm

Don't Say Urkel Was The First Black Nerd

The geeky proclivities of folks like Aisha Tyler, Donald Glover and W. Kamau Bell have sparked conversations about the idea of what it means to be black and nerdy these days. How far back does this phenomenon go? Well, if you think Urkel’s the first black nerd, then you should probably watch comedian Baron Vaughn… » 8/06/13 5:00pm 8/06/13 5:00pm

You Might Pee Yourself Laughing at This ‘Urine-Soaked Comic-Con’ Story

Some hard truths about the state of men's restrooms get revealed in this clip from actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani's appearance on Conan last night. The funnyman—who discusses video games and other geeky stuff on The Indoor Kids podcast—talks about what happens when one of the most sacred dudes' lavatory rules—about… » 7/24/13 9:40am 7/24/13 9:40am

If You Can't See Man of Steel Tonight, Here's the Budget Version

For comic-book movies, the bigger the budget, the bigger the expectations, the bigger the letdown. Table 8 Productions, makers of "Iron Man 3 on a Budget," and "The Avengers on a Budget," know the key to exceeding expectations is to kill all hope of them in the womb. Thus this trailer for "Man of Steel" on a Budget. » 6/14/13 7:00am 6/14/13 7:00am

First New Arrested Development Trailer: Thank You, Netflix

When news first broke nearly a year and a half ago that Netflix was resurrecting Arrested Development for a fourth season, the reception was joy followed by immediate apprehension. Could the expectations be met? Could it be as funny as it is in our memory? The answer, based on this just-released first trailer, is a… » 5/13/13 12:06am 5/13/13 12:06am