Okay, now this is clever. Paul Bettany, the voice of Jarvis (Tony Stark's AI butler) for all three Iron Man movies has been cast to play the Vision, the ass-kicking android and frequent member of the Avengers. Which means Jarvis is about to go sentient. Awesome.
The World's End isn't the funniest movie of the summer. But it's pretty darn funny in places, and it crackles with storytelling energy. And it's a good example of how to do a science fiction comedy that's actually proper science fiction, not just a comedy with science-fictional trappings.
What's in stores this week? A new science fiction series from the man who wrote Runaways, presidential candidates with alien problems, and other sundry good reads. Shall we?
Despite the stigma, there are many people still using AOL email. Some are stuck in a technology timewarp; but not everyone is that backwards. Some notable and presumably intelligent celebrities are reportedly still using their AOL email addresses.
There are many actors who help make science fiction and fantasy awesome, but there are some faces you see again and again. And some actors just automatically brighten the screen whenever they appear. No matter what movie or TV show they're in, they make it better.
Hollywood has been pumping out a prodigious amount of movies about aliens in recent years, and the public has been eating them up. But just why is it that we can't get enough of extraterrestrial life?
Sure, the newest generation of facial-recognition software and ultra-precise servos allow robots to perform uncanny drafting feats. But where's the artistry in that? Where's the soul? Non. Existent. Check this out: an imprecise robot arm that draws with personal flair.
Simon Pegg's new movie Paul was a pretty cute nerd-bonding road-trip movie, but it made me realize something: I no longer laugh at Star Trek in-jokes, or inside references generally.
On the surface, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul looks like a drugs-and-sex-addled reimagining of E.T.. But Paul, opening today, is actually also about how America is an alien planet.
The funniest character from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul isn't the little gray alien — it's Jeffrey Tambor's Adam Shadowchild. We interviewed Pegg and Frost and got the backstory on Tambor's arrogant science fiction author.
It's been almost 30 years since E.T. and his uncomfortably shaped finger ruled movie screens. But Paul, opening this weekend Stateside, is full of little E.T. jokes, most of them featured in the film's trailer.
Can a CG alien be funny? Is it possible for Seth Rogen (the voice of alien Paul) to land a joke from a sound booth? Or will his UK counterparts have to carry this film?
Every year, at least one movie comes out of Austin's South by Southwest film festival on its way to megahit status. Which of this year's fantastical science fiction and fantasy films at SXSW will hit the big time this year?
Director Greg Mottola explains why Paul's alien needed to be CGI. True Grit's breakout star still wants to be in The Hunger Games. Plus Johnny Depp talks Dark Shadows, tons of hints from the cast of True Blood, and more!
Michael Caine has heard all the same rumors we have about who is joining The Dark Knight Rises. January Jones explains the frenzied production schedule for X-Men: First Class. Paul may be a buddy comedy, but it's also not afraid to shed some blood. Roland Emmerich gives updates on his Foundation adaptation and …
We might know who Joseph-Gordon Levitt is playing in The Dark Knight Rises, and it's a lot more believable than Robin or the Riddler...and yet another Inception star could be joining the movie. Bryan Singer explains how X-Men: First Class connects to his earlier films, plus Michael Fassbender talks Magneto and Ridley…
Paul is probably the most anticipated science fiction comedy of the year. Two road-tripping nerds, played by Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, meet an alien "gray" named Paul, who turns their world upside-down. It's our favorite comedy duo going to Comic Con and traveling with an alien! The film has had…
This brand new featurette for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul reveals a lot of details about their new alien friend. For instance, guess who came up with the idea for the character Fox Mulder? The alien, naturally.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are brilliantly out of their depth as UFO tourists who meet a totally obscene alien, in this full-length trailer for the comedy Paul. Other treats include Evil Sigourney Weaver and some sick E.T. jokes. [Apple]
Could this be the biggest year ever for fantastical movies? It certainly looks like it. The calendar is bursting with films about aliens, weird creatures, superheroes and magical worlds. Here's our complete guide to 2011's science fiction and fantasy films.