10 Movies That Should Never Become Video Games

Times are tough, but word on the street is that video games could be recession proof » 11/21/08 9:00am 11/21/08 9:00am. That’s why we predict purveyors of the medium will sign off on even more dubious game adaptations of movies. After over the troubling game, a bald effort to cash in on the March movie, we decided to do the Hollywood gaming…

Seth Green Spills All About His Directorial Debut, "The Freshmen"

From his role as the as the unflappable werewolf Oz on Buffy the Vampire Slayer » 11/03/08 5:00pm 11/03/08 5:00pm to his part in co-creating TV’s lo-fi nerd-satire , Seth Green has almost effortlessly amassed an adoring fanbase. The actor hopes to expand on that niche appeal with his first directorial effort for the big screen, an upcoming of his…

A Sneak Peek at the New Pilot From the Yo Gabba Gabba Creators

Writer-directors Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz—two of the whimsical visionaries behind Nickelodeon’s endlessly delightful Yo Gabba Gabba! » 10/29/08 10:18am 10/29/08 10:18am—have created a live-action/animated pilot starring occasional guest-voices The Aquabats. For those not familiar, are a band of pop-punk/ska/surf-rock superheroes who don…

The Verdict on the New Heath Ledger-Inspired Joker Graphic Novel

If you’re not familiar with Brian Azzarello, the scribe behind DC’s new Joker » 10/24/08 4:47pm 10/24/08 4:47pm comic, you can get all the information you need just from the name of his most notable work, . Yes, the Azz is known for his liberal deployment of violence, and it’s a quality that befits this new graphic novel—one that conspicuously jumps…

7 Costumes You Should NOT Wear for Halloween

Click to view » 10/22/08 3:00pm 10/22/08 3:00pmThe coolest holiday of them all is almost upon us, and we've done our best to prepare you. We've made a handful of costume . We asked your fellow readers to their get-ups with you. And today, we offer you one of our most valuable services: what not to wear on the big day, should you choose to pay homage…

Ex-NFL Linebacker Spearheads Intergalactic Sports Program

Remember Space Jam » 10/21/08 5:30pm 10/21/08 5:30pm, that 1996 movie where Michael Jordan gives a b-ball assist to a gaggle of Looney Tunes characters who’re harassed by evil aliens—as captured in half live action/half animation? Now has arrived that former NFL linebacker Ken Harvey, formerly of the Phoenix Cardinals and Washington Redskins, wants…

The Umbrella Academy to Assemble at a Theater Near You

Comics writer/My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way recently let slip » 10/20/08 5:00pm 10/20/08 5:00pm that Universal Pictures has optioned his Dark Horse Comics series, , for the big screen. The series is about a group of estranged misfit superheroes who reunite after their mentor's untimely demise and a global menace's dastardly ascent. Is this…

Tips and Tricks for Mind Control from the US Military

What if you could dial a phone, write an email, or check your voicemail just by thinking it? A new grant » 10/17/08 5:30pm 10/17/08 5:30pm from the Army to further research synthetic telepathy intends to make all of the above do-able, plus provide an impermeable headspace for covert operations. How? By translating electrical brain activity via an…

International Space Station Bowel Movements in Crisis

Aw, shit! Seems that pesky 35-pound toilet at the International Space Station is broken…again. If you recall, back in June, the airflow-propelled galactic john experienced a spot of constipation due to a failed pump, leaving the poor chumps on board without a fully functional lavatory for roughly 10 days. According to… » 10/14/08 5:30pm 10/14/08 5:30pm

Fincher Pulls the Plug on Rendezvous With Rama

Director David Fincher’s post- Benjamin Button » 10/13/08 3:00pm 10/13/08 3:00pm project has been somewhat of a mystery—a 3D/CG ? Brian Michael Bendis’ ? Matz's ? Oh god, not the ?!? But now it looks like we can cross at least one limbo-ing project off his to-do list: , based on the cerebral, 1972 novel by sci-fi great Arthur C. Clarke about about…

Gunslinger Comic Book: What Point Is There in Great Villains?

Halfway through new comics trade The Dark Tower: The Long Road Home » 10/09/08 2:00pm 10/09/08 2:00pm—in which our gunslinging hero is transported to an ominous netherworld, where he’s banged up and taunted but never killed—writer Peter David’s narrator breaks out with this head-scratching line: “After all, what point is there in great villains…

Twitter Me This: Our Favorite Fake Twitter Feeds

Is fake-Twittering the new fan fiction? We think so! It’s pithy, witty, and boundless in possibilities. Lately it seems like these micro-compositions are omnipresent: Pretty much every Battlestar Galactica » 10/07/08 2:00pm 10/07/08 2:00pm, , and character has a feed. But we’ve come to learn that some imitations are more potent than others. We've…

For Your Consideration: 10 Halloween Costumes That Rule

Click to view » 10/06/08 2:07pm 10/06/08 2:07pmChristmas is the covetous one, Thanksgiving the gluttonous one, but Halloween, the holiday that kicks off the great holiday trifecta, is the awesome, proud one. It’s a day when even the most ordinary of citizens take self-expression to heart and fly their freak flag high. That is, once they can figure out…

Kevin Spacey's Lex Luthor to Tango With Superman again?

Two months ago, Warner Bros. honcho Jeff Rabinov announced » 10/03/08 2:00pm 10/03/08 2:00pm his studio’s intentions to release eight franchise-stoking DC comics films by 2011 — among them, a movie "reintroducing" Superman. Since then, all’s been relatively on the Kryptonian front…until now. U.K.’s has , amid an interview with Kevin Spacey, that…

12 Movie Sequels That Must Never Get Made

Click to view » 10/02/08 2:00pm 10/02/08 2:00pmSometimes temptation can be all-consuming, especially when you're still chasing a repeat of your first high. That's why, Hollywood, we're staging this sequel intervention - because sometimes, it's like you're on crack. We heard the perverse rumors about a . They mercifully proved to be moot, yet we were…