If a primary task of fiction is to explore the human experience—who we are and what we mean to each other—then the fantastic and unreal must surely be key elements in that exploration. But plenty of people still claim that fantasy and other genres are less “real” than purely mimetic fiction. And Kazuo Ishiguro has the…
I know some of us gave up on this show a while ago, but The Vampire Diaries is back in fighting form this season. This week’s episode is proof of that.
Ex Machina is one of the smartest, most thought-provoking science fiction movies in ages. And that probably conjures images of a slow, introspective Sundance-y film — but actually, Ex Machina moves at a ruthless pace, and kicks your ass up one all and down the other. Minor spoilers ahead...
We celebrated Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation as a weird science novel that's actually weird enough, and an antidote to J.J. Abrams-style mysteries. Now, the movie version has gotten a writer/director who can handle some weirdness: Alex Garland.
So you've landed in an evil boarding school. Chances are your parents thought they were doing the right thing: giving you a great education, sending you to the top disciplinarians who will set you on the proper path in life. But there's something wicked going on behind the cute uniforms and impressive alumni list, and…
This year's most anxiously awaited high-brow science fiction movie is also the year's biggest Merchant Ivory-style weepie. The trouble with Never Let Me Go is that high-concept suspension of disbelief and repressed/understated British melodrama don't always go together. Spoilers ahead!
The British city of Manchester is heading back in time and across the Atlantic to play 1940s New York in Captain America. Watch a scene from Never Let Me Go. Steven Moffat promises answers to Doctor Who's River Song mystery.
Another zany superhero costume is being made realistic in the transfer to the silver screen. Andrew Garfield talks Spider-Man. Get your first extended look at Olivia Munn on Chuck. There are huge Fringe spoilers and a new Caprica promo. Spoilerama!
Judging by Ian McKellen's renewed optimism, The Hobbit's production woes are nearly over. Carey Mulligan explains why you can't trust her character in Never Let Me Go. Plus spoilers for Transformers, Fringe, Chuck, The Event, Supernatural, and more!
Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go is one of the most acclaimed novels of the past decade. But how does the new movie hold up? Early reviews are divided, some praising the film's subtlety, others calling it soulless and boring.
The new Peter Parker explains why Spider-Man speaks to him, plus how he approached his character in Never Let Me Go. We've also got the most blatantly untrue Doctor Who rumor ever, and an update on the Halo movie. Spoilerage!
Ridley Scott will be digging deep into the nasty origins of the aliens for his prequel. Duncan Jones talks Source Code, director Mark Romanek explains why Never Let Me Go doesn't feel scifi, and some awesomely convoluted Transformers rumors. Spoilervana!
Ghostbusters 3 might be turning over the proton packs to a second-generation Ghostbuster. Mad Max 4 has an utterly insane number of stunts and cars. The Fantastic Four reboot is eying a big name for its all-CGI Thing. Spoiler time!
Joss Whedon writes scenes that he knows will never make the finished Avengers — but they're still important. James Marsters will lead Syfy's team of unimpressive superheroes. Plus Ghost Rider 2, V, Smallville, Never Let Me Go and The Hobbit.
The villain of Thor explains why you really shouldn't see him as just a villain. Great new pictures from Red, Super, and Never Let Me Go. See the trailers for True Blood, Eureka, and Warehouse 13! Thank goodness it's spoilers!