Project Almanac, the "found footage" time travel movie in theaters today, is kinda cute. And some people have praised the self-aware way it references other, better time-travel films like Bill and Ted and Looper. But on reflection, that self-awareness isn't a strength, it's the reason Project Almanac falters.
We've got some totally excellent news. Bill and Ted of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey are getting a new comic! And the people making it are aces!
Time travel is tricky business. If done right it can be an effective narrative device, but when abused it becomes a muddled mess of questions. "Wait, he did what? When? Where? Wouldn't that change the future? I mean, the past? ARGGG." But Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure totally nails it because, in the end, the…
There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made.
Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting.
Time travel and temporal anomalies can be messy and unpleasant. When time starts getting out of whack, anything can happen. People can be born over and over, meet themselves, relive the same day, or just screw up all their relationships. Here are all the ways people get tangled in their own timelines in science…
We haven't had a good time travel movie in ages. I guess Looper was the last one. But Mr. Peabody and Sherman, out today, is a lovely time travel film, that has fun with the conventions of the genre. And it tells a unique story about how mastery over past and present doesn't save you from the heartbreak of your kid…
Some day, people from the distant future will travel back to our era and inform us that science has conclusively identified the best movies about time travel. Until then, though, we're forced to make our own judgements. Luckily, there are a few time-travel movies that have rocked our space/time continuums more than…
Science fiction is full of amazing musical acts. If you could rock out with your cosmos out, which musical group from science fiction or fantasy would you want to jam with? We asked over at io9's Facebook group, and now we're putting together a poll.
You can't travel to other planets or other times — not yet, anyway. But there are plenty of great landmarks from science fiction and fantasy that you can visit, right here on Earth. Here are 10 great fannish tourist destinations.
Screw a spaceship, we want a time machine! Time machines rule, because they crack open the mysteries of the past and future. And each time machine has its own weird personality. And if you visited another planet, you'd probably suffocate.
If you had to watch a remake of a 1980s science fiction comedy film, which one would you want to see remade? We're grappling with that question over at io9's Facebook page! Just remember: Be excellent to each other.
Has the Spider-Man reboot found its leading ladies? The Hobbit isn't waiting for an official green light to start casting. Sigourney Weaver is cautiously optimistic about Ghostbusters 3. Cloverfield 2 could still happen! JMS is rewriting Underworld 4. Spoiler rampage!
Now this truly is a bogus journey. Three iconic 1980s films are being dug out of the graveyard of Hollywood ideas, and dusted off for another go. One of these has got to be a joke, but which?
We all hope Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will rock our TV screens, but chances are it won't. Over a dozen hit SF movies have morphed into live-action TV shows, and they all blew. Either the replacement cast was crappy, or the movie's single story idea didn't lend itself to endless episodes. Here are the…