The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the… » 2/05/15 1:57pm 2/05/15 1:57pm

Great Villains Whose Schemes Aren't Just Aimed At Destroying The Hero

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Sometimes it seems like every villain is obsessed with murdering the hero of the story. (Or making the hero realize they're alike.) But it's not true — in fact, some of the best villains have their own goals, and the hero just happens to get in the way. Here are some great villains whose schemes don't revolve around… » 12/16/14 4:50pm 12/16/14 4:50pm

How James Bond Earned The Right To Call The Next Movie Spectre

Last week, it was announced that the 24th Bond will would be called Spectre, which isn't just a random word in the Bond mythos. If the film does feature the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, then the series will have earned it. » 12/12/14 8:25am 12/12/14 8:25am

How To Turn Star Trek Into The Next Marvel Movie Universe

For anyone who has followed the film and television business in the last few years, they know one thing is true: mega-franchises are king. Right now, every studio is looking for its own version of Marvel's universe. But Paramount has one sitting right under its nose, and it's called Star Trek. » 10/07/14 3:54pm 10/07/14 3:54pm

10 Huge Tentpole Movies That Should Have Been Low-Budget Gonzo Films

It's the middle of summer movie season. These days, that means tons of movies, designed to bring in the broadest audience to justify their $100 million-plus budget. And sometimes, you can tell these films, deep down, want to be "B" movies. Here are 10 huge-budget movies that would have been more fun with less money. » 7/09/14 3:29pm 7/09/14 3:29pm

10 Greatest Laser Scenes in Movie History

Lasers shine a beam of pure inspiration into our dreams. They are the ultimate proof that science is made of win, and the foundation of every great Pink Floyd show. But who used lasers the best? We've painstakingly catalogued the 10 greatest laser moments in movie history. Plus the absolute worst. » 1/21/14 10:17am 1/21/14 10:17am

Activision Lays off About 30 People, Saying There Will Be Fewer…

Even the massive money-making game publisher Activision lays off people from time to time, as the company confirmed today that they've cut about 30 jobs from their global work force. Kotaku first heard that the cuts were affecting Treyarch, the studio behind Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but a spokesperson for… » 2/19/13 3:27pm 2/19/13 3:27pm