If this year’s Sundance Film Festival is any indication, virtual reality is about to hit the mainstream. Under a program called New Frontier, the festival is promoting eleven independently produced VR films on a smartphone app. The finalists have been chosen from hundreds of entries, and among them are some short…
There’s little better than a bit of mystery at Christmas, and Google’s fun new interactive thriller has it in spades. Made by the creators of Wallace and Gromit, you can explore the interactive scene on your Android device (and a less exciting version on iOS or the web).
Twitter is buzzing tonight with a new trending topic: #ExplainAFilmBadly. It’s pretty funny, and at some points, painfully accurate.
The Star Wars Prequel trilogy flat out sucks: it’s the one thing that’s holding most fans back from super high expectations for the next Star Wars trilogy. That said, there are ways to redeem them, and one editor has made some edits that make them watchable.
Summer’s zooming by. Wish you could teleport from your cubicle to a sandbar in turquoise waters? Well, there’s no Hyperloop yet—but thankfully, drone-shot 4K movies of Japanese paradise can make you feel like you’re there.
There’s always been a solid connection between Westerns and the Star Wars films, but this latest fan film is a nice combination of the two. Boba Fett tracking people down in the Outer Rim badlands? Yes please.
Welcome to the first edition of the Sploid Short Film Festival, a celebration of great storytelling and awesome eye candy. We will select the best short films of 2015 in the next five months leading to a November award ceremony at Gawker Media’s theater on Fifth Avenue in New York.
There are certain films that are so obviously meant to be projected on a big screen it feels wrong to watch them for the first time at home—grandiose, SFX-heavy space sagas like Gravity only feel right splayed across an IMAX canvass. Unfriended, in its scale, has the reverse affect. It’s best watched on a laptop,…
I you were anywhere near a TV set in the eighties, you will shed a tear of nostalgia watching this supercut—edited by Robert Jones—that compiles some of the most famous teen movies of that decade.
After weeks of prevaricating, terrorist threats, conspiracy theories and presidential interventions, Sony finally released The Interview on YouTube yesterday. Although we opted not to review because whether the movie was good or bad (it's bad) is almost entirely besides the point, it seems like everyone else on the…
The first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road just hit the web, and holy shit, this movie looks awesome. It's got fire-spitting hot rods, tornados made of dust and lightning, Charlize Theron in scary makeup, not to mention lots and lots of explosions. What's not to like?!
I finally got around to seeing Chef, the Jon Favreau film about a chef who joins Twitter and (SPOILER ALERT) starts a food truck. Now food trucks and Twitter go together like Korean BBQ and tacos but in this film the tweet-integration was ridiculously blatant—really, to the point of distraction. So much so that when…
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, everyone's favorite sad-eyed, inevitably likable actor, will play Edward Snowden, everyone's favorite vacant-eyed, always unkempt former NSA contractor-turned-whistleblower, in a new movie directed by Oliver Stone. Do you see the resemblance?
Hollywood lore and biblical history have been buried together for almost a century under the coastal sands of California, but archaeologists recently unearthed a massive 15-foot-tall Sphinx built for Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 black-and-white epic The Ten Commandments.
The guys at Cinefix reviewed some of the most famous horror films in history to try to figure out what is it that makes us enjoy them so much. At first glance, the fact of getting pleasure by being terrified seems uncanny, but apparently there's a scientific explanation for that behavior and here it is:
It was a busy day here at Giz: Somebody talked about some stuff, and then we talked about that stuff, too. With all the excitement around here, you'd be forgiven if you forgot about the day's other big news. It's Adam Sandler's birthday, you guys.
Oh no, not Joan. The legend died today at 81 after complications from vocal chord surgery, a fantastically unfair finale for one of the world's most irrepressible personalities. Tonight, honor her legacy and be awed by her trailblazing five-decade career with her 2010 documentary, A Piece of Work.
Netflix still runs its movies-by-mail service, but it's clearly started to dial back on the effort it puts in—because it's entirely scrapped its Saturday mailings.
The new film Algorithm tracks the travails of Will, a freelance computer hacker who "breaks into a top-secret government contractor and downloads all their recently developed programs." Like the subjects it tackles, the film has a tech-forward business model that make it more like a startup than a cinematic feature:…