Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone… » 6/04/14 4:25pm 6/04/14 4:25pm

This Is The First X-Men Movie To Be A Great Film In Its Own Right

Back in 2000, the first X-Men movie felt like a milestone: one of the first movies to capture comic-book storytelling on film. But now, 14 years later, X-Men: Days of Future Past actually feels like a good movie in terms of storytelling and stylistic innovation, not just a good comic-book movie. Minor spoilers ahead... » 5/23/14 12:39pm 5/23/14 12:39pm

8 Movie Superheroes Who Need To Return To Their Comic Book Roots

The X-Men movies have been giving us a glimpse of Marvel's mutants in the 1960s and 1970s. That's all well and good — but we'd really love to see some other superheroes reconnect with their roots in the movies. Here are eight superheroes who'd be more interesting if they were closer to their earlier comic-book… » 5/08/14 5:23pm 5/08/14 5:23pm

The Most Sensational Cosplay From Calgary Expo... So Far

Turns out Canadian cosplayers have some pretty great chops. This totally makes sense — half the science fiction TV shows, and a lot of the movies, are made in Canada these days. So it's no surprise that the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo has featured some jaw-dropping cosplay so far. » 4/26/14 5:01pm 4/26/14 5:01pm

The Most Amazing Cosplay From WonderCon: Day One!

Every year, the WonderCon cosplayers keep astonishing us, both with their attention to detail and with their creativity. You keep thinking you've seen it all — and then you see what people have come up with this year, and it's a brand new delight all over again. Here's our favorite cosplay from WonderCon day one. » 4/19/14 5:00pm 4/19/14 5:00pm

Days of Future Past Photos Reveal The X-Men's Dark History And Future

After a frighteningly terrible bit of marketing, the latest X-Men movie has stepped up their game and released a fantastic photo series that paints the entire alternate history and future for our mutant friends (including Baby Colossus!). Check out this gorgeous X-Men photo timeline! » 4/12/14 3:01pm 4/12/14 3:01pm

Captain America 2 Is One Of The Best Action Movies I've Ever Seen

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant action movie, that serves up a huge dose of wish fulfillment along with its bravura fight scenes. The wish fulfillment isn't just being a face-kicking badass and blowing shit up, but the notion that we could all live in Steve Rogers' world, where political conundrums… » 4/04/14 12:43pm 4/04/14 12:43pm

Which Studio's Attempt To Copy Marvel's Movie Universe Is Most Doomed?

The rules have changed for superhero movies. Any studio that's serious about being in the game is openly trying to copy Marvel's comic-book-esque strategy of a shared universe and an interlocking series of series, with crossovers. But which studio is most likely to succeed in grabbing at Marvel's crown? » 3/31/14 1:53pm 3/31/14 1:53pm

The 10 Weirdest Marvel Movies That Almost Got Made

These days, Marvel has a pretty amazing track record on the big screen. Even if you toss in the films produced by Sony or Fox, most of the movies range from okay to superb. But things could have turned out very, very different. Here are 10 bizarre Marvel film projects that were in development at one point. » 3/21/14 1:32pm 3/21/14 1:32pm

Everything You Need to Know About That Guardians of the Galaxy Trailer

The first proper trailer for Marvel's comedy space-opera Guardians of the Galaxy blew our minds last night, inspiring comparisons to Farscape and The Fifth Element. But who are all these people, and what's their deal? We've broken down the trailer frame by frame, to give you a Who's Who on the Guardians and their… » 2/19/14 1:02pm 2/19/14 1:02pm