We weren’t stoked on the Ghosted trailer when it dropped in May, but now we’ve seen the full pilot for the Fox scifi buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott—and we can report that while the show’s first episode is still a little rough, it has definite potential.
Eddie takes place deep within an otherwise abandoned laboratory, where a struggling scientist has only his shambling, gruesome, zombie-like research subject—the title character—to keep him company. It’s a great set-up, elevated by a wonderfully deadpan tone and some very funny asides.
Today’s D23 Expo has already unleashed a peek behind the scenes of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and now we’ve got a closer look at another highly-anticipated project from a galaxy far, far away: Star Wars Battlefront II.
This isn’t just a video extolling the film’s special effects or praising the story (though there’s plenty of that). You also get to see new characters, new creatures, new settings, and what looks to be a couple of between-shot dance parties. This Last Jedi behind-the-scenes reel is jam-packed with so much awesome.
The first trailer for Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved novel A Wrinkle in Time is finally here, and it’s everything we hoped it would be.
Arrow Video’s 4K Blu-ray restoration of John Carpenter’s The Thing isn’t out until October, but the cover art is here, and it’s perfect. It features the iconic, fur-trimmed parka seen on the film’s poster, but instead of a blinding beam of light, its hood reveals a stylized depiction of the movie’s Antarctic setting.
Based on the Dark Horse title Number 13 by Robert Love and David Walker, short film Number 13 follows the blazing arrival of a teenager with sought-after cybernetic powers who can’t remember who he is—though plenty of others do, and waste no time engaging him in battle.
Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.
The heroes of The Fast and the Furious series have taken on the Yakuza, hordes of self-driving cars, and a goddamn submarine. Given that each Fast & Furious movie has gotten increasingly more insane, there’s only one way the franchise’s next installment is going to be able to top its predecessors: by blasting off.
Written, directed, and animated by Jules Boulain-Adenis (credited as Naleb), intergalactic exploration tale Panacée—which translates to “Panacea”—unfortunately doesn’t have English subtitles, but the visuals are so expressive and lovely you don’t really need them.
It’s been almost 200 years since “the final war,” and the masses dwell in a grimy underground metropolis, controlled by their totalitarian government’s cruel police force. It’s a grim future indeed... until one desperate man lucky enough to own a very special pair of sneakers accidentally inspires an uprising.
It’s been godawful hot in central Texas of late and, when it gets so blistering that I wonder if I’m on another planet, my mind always calls up Kool & The Gang’s classic 1974 funk track “Summer Madness,” one of my earliest science fiction experiences.
A space ship filled with humans slumbering in cryogenic chambers encounters catastrophic troubles in deep space. We’ve all seen that in movies before—most recently, in Passengers and Alien: Covenant—but Javier Chillon’s short, chillingly titled They Will All Die in Space, puts a sinister new spin on the story.
Imagine if everyone came pre-programmed with one special talent. It would be amazingly awesome—unless, like the frustrated protagonist of scifi short Exchangers, your talent is totally useless. Next stop: the black market, where skill swaps can change lives, sometimes in very strange ways.
We’ve seen the first episode of Spike’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist—and though it’s largely set-up, it reveals what the show is keeping from King’s original story, hints of how the novella’s being expanded for TV, and all the secrets and melodrama you’d expect from a King story.
Over the seven seasons and nearly 20 years that Futurama was on the air, the series had some pretty stellar guest stars, including Lucy Liu, Al Gore, and most of the original Star Trek cast.
A desperate woman trapped on a smooth precipice tries to figure out how to keep from plunging into an abyss of certain death. The premise of writer-director Tim Egan’s Curve is simple—with just the right pacing, doses of body horror, and bursts of music—and the end result is almost uncomfortably suspenseful.
Though Alien: Covenant was basically met with the audience equivalent of a shrug, director Ridley Scott has plans for at least one more Alien prequel film, with a script already in hand. We have no idea where the story is heading next. But as rabid Alien fans, we have some suggestions... and some demands.
Girl meets boy at a raucous music festival, and they fall in love as colorful debauchery rages around them. Kibwe Tavares’ short film Robot & Scarecrow would be a lovely if somewhat unremarkable tale of romance, except for the fact that the girl is literally a robot and the boy is actually a scarecrow.
Finding the perfect match should theoretically be easier with apps like Tinder—but there’s always the possibility that the person you see on the screen doesn’t measure up in real life. This gets very awkward in Swiped when one dude’s online match turns out to be someone he already knows. Like, really well.