The world’s most famous human ancestor, an extinct hominid named Lucy, died after falling from a tall tree, according to scientists. It’s a revelation that points to tree-dwelling behavior in recent evolutionary history, but some scientists aren’t convinced.
Self/Less, the new movie starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, clearly wants to remind you of Limitless, the hit movie from 2011. There’s the similar title, but also another story of human enhancement with a dark side. And Self/Less proves that “posthuman thrillers” are becoming a genre.
From a pure profit perspective, a sequel to Lucy makes some sense. But from a story perspective? Nope.
A new dating technique has revised the estimated age of Little Foot from 2.2 million to 3.6 million years ago. That’s significant because it places the rare Australopithecus fossil within the same evolutionary timeframe as Lucy, a hominid from a separate species. Meaning humans may not be related to Lucy after all.
Luc Besson's "superpowered drug mule" movie Lucy went to some pretty intense places in its final act. And concept artist Ben Mauro did a lot to shape the look of those scenes. Check out more of Mauro's Lucy concept art below — plus Mauro's attempts to reinvent alien invasions, and create a live-action movie of his own…
Morgan Freeman can make anything sound legit no matter scientifically implausible. In Lucy for example, which premiered last Friday, his character cites the "fact" that humans only use about 10 percent of our brain's resources. This is very, very wrong! But why does it keep getting tossed around? And how much of our…
Set five minutes into the future, Lucy is about the birth of a new kind of superhero. With Scarlett Johansson playing our eponymous ninja with mental superpowers, there's a lot of fantastic action here. But sadly, the movie makes some major mistakes, too.
Joss Whedon says Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch are "Team Ultron." Get the first look at Jack Black playing R.L. Stine in Goosebumps. And what under-the-radar projects do Guillermo del Toro and Duncan Jones have in the pipeline? Plus, all the details of Once Upon a Time's take on Frozen and new Doctor Who set photos.
Pop culture is a never-ending source of wonder and amazement. We're seeing some really top-notch, innovative writing across every medium right now. But there's also a lot of tired, warmed-over stuff, that feels copy-pasted from script to script. Here are 20 screenwriting moves we'd be happy never to see again.
Is a major star joining Game of Thrones next season? Ben Kingsley joins the cast of Spike TV's Tut miniseries. And behind-the-scenes looks at Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, Once Upon a Time, and Max Steel. Plus, what is happening to Daryl in this new Walking Dead photo? Spoilers now!
Once Scarlett Johansson gets her drug-induced superpowers in Luc Besson's upcoming action film Lucy, she wastes no time putting bullets through anyone who stands between her and her freedom. See just how violent things get in this clip.
Young-earth creationists don't ignore science. Instead, they reinterpret it to fit their belief system. One paleontologist was curious to find out what they teach about human ancestry, and how they interpret early human fossils. Here's what he found out.
Lucasfilm may have met with yet another potential Star Wars director. Does Batman's next Batsuit have a much brighter color scheme? Find out when we'll see James McAvoy play Victor Frankenstein. Colin Trevorrow gives a new glimpse of a Jurassic World dinosaur. And what's in Malcolm Merlyn's vial on Arrow? Spoilers now!
The Snowpiercer's screenwriter talks about the fight to bring the original film to American screens. Learn more about the fight to bring the uncut Snowpiercer to the U.S. Sleepy Hollow teases a wholly new take on Benjamin Franklin. And a closer look at Groot and Rocket Raccoon. Spoilers now!
Hugh Jackman wants another meeting with Deadpool. Could Peter Capaldi play multiple roles on Doctor Who? And a ton of details from Transformers 4. Plus, Carrie Fisher wants to bring back Princess Leia's famous hairstyle. And see new posters for Lucy and The Giver. Spoilers now!
We may know who Adam Driver's playing in Star Wars after all. Check out another Lucy trailer. There's another hint that the Amazing Spider-Man sequelscould involve the Clone Saga. And season two of Sleepy Hollow is going to be much bigger. Spoilers now!
There's tons of info about the new apes in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Tricia Helfer is returning to Syfy. A new castmember joins the Marvel cartoon Big Hero 6. The writer of Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel is joining Doctor Who. Spoilers now!
Are you ready for one wild summer? This year brings legendary superheroes, famous monsters, and fantasy icons. There are two Michael Bay films, but also the ultra-weird Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus the post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer. Here are 33 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know about this summer.
We've been waiting to see Scarlett Johansson gain superpowers and go on an ass-kicking spree in Luc Besson's Lucy. Now the first trailer is here and it looks like the visual spectacle we've been hoping for.