Black holes may be one of the universe’s most bizarre phenomena. They’re literally divide-by-zeros in the sky, places where the mathematics of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity falls apart. These dense behemoths have such strong gravitational fields that time stops, and all futures point directly at the…
Wow. PlayMID’s Porta Estel·lar is a trully stunning visual light show inside an old airplane fuselage. It mimics the concept of interstellar travel, “from departure and takeoff to the sighting of comets, planets, galaxies and alien worlds, until finally returning safe to earth.” Watch it, it’s a total trip (in every…
Just a few years ago, we were wondering where all the movies about outer space had gone. And now, we don’t have to wonder any more, because we’ve been getting a crop of fantastic new movies about astronauts, spaceships, and the joy of exploration.
Scientists in science fiction movies are often brimming with esoteric knowledge and incredible skills, but some of them... some of them are very poor decision makers. What is the most perplexing choice made by a fictional movie scientist?
I finally got to see Ant-Man recently, and something that happened in it made me sit back and think while I was driving home. Why did Ant-Man largely get a pass for this, while Interstellar was ridiculed for it? Some spoilers ahead.
Here in San Francisco, a member of the Board of Supervisors is taking a lot of political flak because she referenced wormholes in a recent speech.
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar broke new ground in its scientifically accurate portrayal of black holes and wormholes. A scientific journal is now urging educators to feature the film in their classes when teaching such topics as general relativity.
The internet isn't done kicking around Interstellar, and this honest trailer has every single complaint about Chris Nolan's movies stuffed into one reasonably sized video. But it still manages to praise its "ambitious" beauty and what not.
I love watching Honest Trailers' takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they're actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone's post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar.
Though I understand its problems, I still enjoyed the visual ride that was Interstellar. Still, the best thing about the movie might have been the TARS and CASE moving monolith robot machines. Here's a behind the scenes clip that shows how the practical effects of TARS and CASE were made and how they were controlled…
The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending.
You've probably heard that the black hole in Interstellar was a simulation of unprecedented scientific accuracy. You may also have heard that its creation led to an "amazing scientific discovery" having to do with the shape of its accretion disk, which loops over and under its dark, central shadow. Neither of these…
If you're going to see Chris Nolan's Interstellar, you really should see it in IMAX just for the space porn. And now if you missed that chance, you're about to get another because the space crying epic is returning to the big screen.
One of the many reasons why Interstellarwas such a wonderful movie was that it used genuine scientific equations to show what happens in the vicinity of a black hole. But, just like the actors in front of the camera, it seems the black hole also got a little make up to make it more presentable for the big screen.
It's maybe not so weird that there's not been any merchandise for Interstellar yet. I mean, it's not really the sort of film that craves action figures. But if there were toys of the weird robots from the film, I'd buy them in an instant - or, as Redditor Espiffany did, build some!
One of the things that makes Interstellar look different from other recent space movies is the reliance on practical models instead of CG effects. But that gets tricky — especially in one crucial scene from the movie, where some delicate maneuvering required some equally delicate modelwork and camerawork.
Interstellar landed itself in the top 10 highest grossing movies of 2014 and it is no surprise that because of its popularity that dozens of cool Lego builds have popped up depicting the movie. This one, by jp_velociraptor, nails the theme perfectly. From the Ranger ship, which is mated to the perfectly selected…
There were a fair number of disappointments in this year's Oscar nominations, but they were followed by some pretty stellar wins at the Critics' Choice Awards. Use them to salve your wounds.
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.