Futurists R.U. Sirius and Jay Cornell have published a witty, snide, and incredibly informative new book titled, Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity. We spoke to the authors to learn more about the project and their own personal visions of the future.
This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014.
The Internet isn't just a repository of humanity's information (and porn), it could soon serve as a final resting place for the mind after our bodies wear out. Johnny Depp attempts to do just that—but with disastrous results—in Transcendence. But how close are we to accomplishing the same in real life? Quite close,…
Transcendence was just the latest piece of pop culture to depict wrongheaded scientists playing God, and a lot of people complained about its anti-science message. But that made us wonder: Does a cautionary tale about science have to be anti-science?
What went wrong with Transcendence? This movie was supposed to be the new science-fiction hotness. An original storyline about artificial intelligence and brain-uploading, the directorial debut of Chris Nolan's cinematographer Wally Pfister, a great cast... and yet, it's getting widely panned. Why did the A.I.…
The cast and crew of Transcendence talk the science of their dowloaded-brain movie. There are wild rumors from the set of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. And Agents of SHIELD is still reeling from last week's revelations. Plus, news about what new shows we'll be seeing in the fall. Spoilers now!
The worst moment in the Transcendence trailer was never filmed. The bit in the Transcendence trailer where Morgan Freeman intones that the "the fate of mankind" is at stake? That was never in the film, says director Wally Pfister. "I'd never write something like that." The marketing people recorded that line and added…
The first Amazing Spider-Man 2 reviews are out, and they warn that it "gets itself tangled." Karen Gillan talks Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy. And Gwendoline Christie previews Brienne and Cersei's upcoming confrontation on Game of Thrones. Spoilers now!
We're not sure about the vibe Transcendence is channeling. We've seen copious gun battles, wacky zombie armies and lots and lots of conspiracies, but now you can see actual footage from these seven Transcendence clips. What do you think?
Another classic Star Wars character may be coming back, and there's a huge Terminator Genesis casting announcement. Another supervillain is coming to Agents of SHIELD. And Michael Chiklis joins the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Plus, a first look at Scarlett Johansson in Lucy and a very revealing Arrow …
Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels.
Transcendence may seem like your typical "scientist creates artificial intelligence, scientist dies, scientist is loaded into AI device and goes rogue" movie. But this new featurette is showing a whole slew of insanity. Does Johnny Depp become a living god? Check it out.
Lena Headey discusses a huge, scary scene for Cersei in Game of Thrones. Terry Gilliam talks satirical ads and cell phones in Zero Theorem. And is a major villain returning to Doctor Who? Plus, a ton of news from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Check out posters for Transcendence and Transformers 4. Spoilers now!
Get a much closer look at Godzilla! Plus find out about filming for Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Bryan Singer talks time travel in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Plus another new Game of Thrones teaser. And the team that brought us Sleepy Hollow now presents Matador! Spoilers now!
Finally, a trailer for Transcendence that explains what this artificial intelligence thriller is all about. And apparently the machines are mad!
With cunning use of cuts and music, Mark Brandon's got us all excited for this year's movies. Everything's going to be epic. Even the Muppets. Actually, especially the Muppets.
It's starting to look like 2014 is going to be the year of artificial intelligence movies. First Her, now Transcendence, look at what happens to humanity when AIs live among us.
UPDATED! Here it is, the very first teaser trailer for Wally Pfister's Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp as the father of artificial intelligence, but looking so much like hell in this quick glimpse. What happened, Johnny?
We've been on pins and needles waiting for more information on Wally Pfister's directorial debut, Transcendence. And now we finally have a glimpse into the world Chris Nolan's brilliant cinematographer has created.
We've been waiting forever to hear more about Transcendence, the new movie directed by Wally Pfister, best known as Christopher Nolan's cinematographer. Transcendence has been shrouded in mystery — until now. And holy hell, its official synopsis sounds ambitious.