We often use old sci-fi movies as reference points for our own hopes and fears about our present reality. That computer interface is so Minority Report, we might say. That food is something out of Soylent Green. That building is so Jetsons. It’s imperfect, but it’s a shorthand to talk about the way that the world is…
Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost…
Alfonso Cuaron rocked your world with Children of Men. But now he's taking us into orbit with the "astronauts in danger" movie Gravity. And it is basically the most intense roller-coaster ride of the year, judging from the scenes we watched at Comic-Con just now.
Director Alfonso Cuorón told a rapt Comic-Con audience yesterday how one of the most memorable scenes in his classic movie Children of Men was actually a mistake.
Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the…
It's that time of year when you wind up watching a lot of DVDs with your loved ones. And you rediscover the grand art of compromise. It's hard to find movies that everybody wants to watch — especially if you want to watch something science fictional.
Rian Johnson's Brick made the unlikely fusion of noir and high-school drama into one of the decade's most compelling films. So we were excited to read some script pages from his next movie, the futuristic Looper. Which is even better.
There's still only one way to bring a new person into this universe. Many science fiction/fantasy stories have featured the drama of childbirth... and some have done it better than others. Here are the best and worst SF/fantasy childbirth scenes.
Two bits of awesome news! First there will be no contrived Wanted sequel, thanks to Angelina Jolie. Instead she's going to star in Gravity from Children Of Men director Alfonso Cuarón. Which is definitely the second bit of good news.
Impressive opening ceremony aside, the Olympics really seems to be trying to harsh our televisual mellow this week, with many shows either off schedule completely or on reruns to make way, but don't worry: We're here to navigate the remains.
If you're suffering from ringing in your ears, why not try a new product called Quietus? Yes, that's right, a company has named its medication after the suicide ritual in Children of Men.
In science fiction cinema and TV, creators need to draw audiences into their world seamlessly. One way to do this is the tracking shot, an immersive one-take journey through a scene. Here are 8 of the best.
Whether it's homage or insanity, the best way to skate over tons of movie backstory is with newspaper clippings, on a wall. We've collected the best and the worst of this cliché, so you can decide: worthless, or worth it?
Designer Mark Coleran designs user interfaces for high-tech and near-future movies, those computer-based visuals that flash briefly across your screen. But the information designs he's created are often more detailed than you might think.
Whether or not you loved The Road, most people seemed to feel it captured Cormac McCarthy's novel. Sadly, most adaptations do violence to the original books, but not all. Here are 12 SF/fantasy adaptations that did right by the books.
Donna Langley just became the first British woman to run a Hollywood studio — and joined a very exclusive club of female power-brokers in Hollywood — by becoming co-chair of Universal Studios. In her previous role as president of production, she was responsible for Mamma Mia!, one of the few big women-focused hits of…
Forget what you've previously heard: The live-action movie version of Akira is still happening and, if nothing else, it's probably going to have a great script.
Snake PlisskenParsifal busts the world's last fertile woman out of a maximum security facility staffed by knights in armor armed with laser crossbows (pew! pew!) in this awesome sequence from Italian post-apocalyptic masterpiece 2019: After The Fall Of New York.
Battlestar Galactica may have been more of a critical hit than a ratings smash, but its producers are getting ready to spread its science fiction recipe, mixing grit and soap opera, through a bunch of more high-profile venues. David Eick is already signed to work on a TV series based on P.D. James' Children Of Men,…