Over the course of just a few seasons, Black Mirror has ruined social media, political engagement, augmented reality, nerd culture, video gaming, and basically everything else—so of course love would be next. This Valentine’s Day, Black Mirror’s new social media campaign brings its True Love Test to the real world,…
Valentine’s Day is upon us, so we’ve scoured the big three streaming services—Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime—for movies that meld geeky themes with love. Some are tragic, some are salty, and some even involve zombies. Ain’t love grand?
A lot of people are banking on a future ruled by artificial intelligence, but in its current form, AI can still be hilariously dumb.
As a recovering teenage girl, I’m not one to besmirch (non-Twilight) movies made for young women. I saw She’s All That in theaters, okay, I get it. Which is why when I saw the trailer for Every Day, a body-swapping drama, I was intrigued. However, there’s one unexplained detail that leaves me kind of horrified.
There’s been no shortage of fan-made tributes to Stranger Things (remember the cute Peanuts homage, Merry Christmas Will Byers?) But this latest one comes direct from Netflix, and it’s a faux-trailer for Love in the Upside Down—about a girl named Nancy and the two very different dudes vying for her heart.
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.
When parallel universes begin collapsing on each other, there are suddenly multiple versions of every person on Earth. While a certain amount of panic ensues, the situation enables one man—a self-described “sad sack”—to finally get the chance to woo his office crush. Or one version of her, anyway.
YouTube series Carmilla—based on the 19th century lesbian vampire tale, but updated to a modern-day college setting—will get its own feature after it wraps up its third and final season. The jump to movie is based in no small part on the show’s incredibly devoted fan base, which has boosted it to over 50 million views.
Romance abounds in fiction—and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances, too. But sometimes a romance feels less like something that’s true to the characters and more like a plot device the writers threw in at the last moment. Here are eight kinds of romance that we don’t ever need to see again.
In Ben Brand’s film 97%, Bert gets an alert on his mobile phone: someone with a 97% match on a dating app is within meters. He just needs to find her.
These days, you can find love anywhere—in a bar, up a mountain or sat alone on the toilet—thanks to your smartphone. This short film explores that idea: can a regular guy find his love match on a crowded commuter train?
Lovers kiss, right? Not everywhere. After combing through data from 168 cultures worldwide, anthropologists from UNLV and the Kinsey Institute could only find evidence that couples engage in romantic or sexual kissing in 46% of them.
Two weeks ago, Nobel-prize winning cell biologist Tim Hunt created a storm of controversy when he made a comment about how he can’t work with women because he always falls in love with them, or they with him. But why does he think love in the lab is such a problem? Here are four stories of couples who met through…
Sometimes when a will-the-or-won’t-they couple gets together, it turns out that they shouldn’t have. Which fictional romantic pair would have been better off keeping their relationship platonic?
Male mice sing different songs in different contexts when courting lady mice, saving their best stuff for females they haven't even met yet. That's according to new research out of Duke University that documented male mice changing their tunes, literally, as social contexts changed.
So you're on a date, and the conversation turns to ghosts and UFOs, and the other person flatly declares he or she doesn't believe in that woo-woo crap. Awkward! But fear not — now there's The Amazing Kreskin's Supernatural Dating Society, aimed at making love matches 'twixt paranormal enthusiasts.
Jack Tew and Sorcha Anglim came up with such an awesomely creative way to tell a love story and one that makes so much sense: From the sole perspective of the bedroom. The short, Me & You, is filmed completely from the ceiling of the room, giving you a bird's eye view of the entire relationship, from start to finish.
I hate Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong — I enjoy romance, and being in love, and all that crap. I just despise all the bullshit ads about buying flowers and candy and state-sanctioned representations of erotic attachment. That's why I got a warm glow inside when my sweetie gave me this awesome flash drive and…
Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead had the buzziest segment in last year's V/H/S: Viral (skaters vs. skeletons brawl "Bonestorm"). Next up: monster romance Spring, about an American drifter who meets the woman of his dreams ... or nightmares? ... while backpacking through Italy.
Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade.