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Marvel is Better Than DC

By Robert IsenbergJune 27, 2012
Just as superheroes fight evildoers, Marvel fights DC. They battle with art, story, character, and imagination—and it's likely to go on forever. Some say that DC is better. After all, they're slightly older, they created Superman, and they also created Batman. As my colleague Eric ... More  →
Marvel is Better Than DC

Send in the Clones: The "Blade Runner" Sequel

By Robert IsenbergJune 18, 2012
So it wasn't enough to make a quasi-prequel to Alien. Ridley Scott, one of the most visionary filmmakers in Hollywood, is making a sequel to Blade Runner. In a recent interview in Britain's The Independent, Scott shows his true colors—competitive, vulgar, and perfectionist. And now ... More  →
Send in the Clones: The

SLIDESHOW: NASA's Star Trail Pictures

By Robert IsenbergJune 15, 2012
Since the dawn of time, people have watched the stars. No matter how technological our lives become, we're still transfixed by those little pinpricks of light, just like our simian ancestors, as they continue to remind us that the universe is really, really big. But what yo More  →
SLIDESHOW: NASA's Star Trail Pictures

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Gets a Motion Comic

By Robert IsenbergJune 14, 2012
It's been a wild decade for classic-character mashups, but none has proven its mettle like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. We love us some Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters, Space Nazis, and Django Unchained. There's nothing like combining a vintage character with a zany modern twist. ... More  →
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Gets a Motion Comic

Board Games That Would Make Insane Action Movies

By Robert IsenbergJune 12, 2012
Believe it or not, Battleship didn't exactly sink? The maritime action movie didn't do great at the U.S. box office, but it's making a big splash overseas. So the real question isn't will they make another Battleship, but when will they make another Battleship. ... More  →
Board Games That Would Make Insane Action Movies

6 Celebs That Could Play the Classics of Literature

By Robert IsenbergJune 4, 2012
Would Matt Smith have made a good Watson? In a recent interview, Stephen Moffat, creator of "Sherlock," said he considered Smith for the part. It sparks the question: What cool celebrity actors would beast roles from classic literature? We've had a maelstrom of Sherlock Holmeses ... More  →
6 Celebs That Could Play the Classics of Literature

VIDEO: Trailer for "Branded"

By Robert IsenbergJune 1, 2012
Drop that magazine! Don't look at the pictures! Wait, don't look at the TV, either! Don't you know you're being brainwashed? That's the idea behind Branded, this year's apocalyptic sci-fi, due out in September and already getting massive play on YouTube. But the trailer is ... More  →
VIDEO: Trailer for

5 Craziest Government Conspiracies From the Movies

By Robert IsenbergMay 24, 2012
At long last, Men in Black 3 is coming to theaters. We will learn why Will Smith has to go back in time. We will see the mashup of Men in Black technology with Madmen aesthetics. And we will recoil at the uncanny resemblance of ... More  →
5 Craziest Government Conspiracies From the Movies

Cult Films That Should Get Sequels

By Robert IsenbergMay 10, 2012
Get this: There's going to be a third Riddick movie. Riddick never fails to surprise. In 2000, Hollywood spat out Pitch Black, a (a) low-budget movie that (b) takes place in the distant future about (c) a spaceship that (d) crash-lands on a desolate planet, which ... More  →
Cult Films That Should Get Sequels

The Wisdom of Super Villains

By Robert IsenbergMay 9, 2012
Bond. Kirk. Parker. We'll see them all this summer—selfless do-gooders battling villain after villain, each a handsome and resourceful hero in a morally murky world... Yawn. ... More  →
The Wisdom of Super Villains