Another young adult novel, The Fifth Wave, heading to the movies?

Director J. Blakeson's debut film, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, has an 81 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and he almost directed a Wool film. But now, instead, he seems primed to direct the movie of The Fifth Wave, Rick Yancey's exciting alien invasion novel. » 9/03/13 1:47pm 9/03/13 1:47pm

Falling Skies finally gives us what we've been dying for

Last night's episode of Falling Skies was way better than the melodramatic "Hal's got an eyebug" showdown the previous week, although it still wasn't a landmark in television history or anything. In particular, last night's episode gave us what we've wanted from this show for ages: some development of the themes of… » 7/15/13 7:18pm 7/15/13 7:18pm

When Falling Skies keeps its eye on the ball, it's a truly great show

In case you were wondering if Falling Skies is really just a grab-bag of aliens, soap-operatic plot twists and treacly "Hallmark movie" moments, then you really ought to check out last Sunday's episode. Because when this show actually focuses on its characters, it's suddenly a really great piece of television. Spoilers… » 7/02/13 12:20pm 7/02/13 12:20pm

Spend Some Quality Time With The Manliest Version of Doctor Who

Is Matt Smith's Doctor a black belt at every martial art in the universe? Did David Tennant's best mate have an epic mustache? How many car chases did Eccleston have? Jon Pertwee may or may not have been the best star of Doctor Who, but he was clearly the manliest. And some new DVDs will let you get to know him way… » 6/21/13 3:55pm 6/21/13 3:55pm

Why would aliens come all this way just to invade Earth?

In movies, when aliens invade our planet, they usually have a ludicrous motivation. Like, they're after our water. Or our gold. (Hint: Asteroids have gold.) Space travel is incredibly difficult and expensive — so why would aliens actually bother to come and invade us? We asked some experts for reasons that actually… » 5/02/13 1:30pm 5/02/13 1:30pm

The Host is the most terrible movie you'll ever fall in love with

Everybody loves dystopias right now. And we're in the middle of a huge boom in movies about sexy young people who are struggling to figure out their identities and which hottie they want to boink. Both of these trends are inherently absurd, so it's a pleasure to encounter a movie that embraces the absurdity as joyously … » 3/29/13 9:00am 3/29/13 9:00am

Why Alien Invasion is the Perfect Metaphor for Growing Up Black in…

Keith Josef Adkins' The Abandon follows five African American men who go on a camping trip together, only to find out that aliens have invaded the planet. The webseries (which we featured in our "crowdfund this" roundup) raised $8000 on Indiegogo, and the first episode launched around Christmas. » 1/15/13 3:41pm 1/15/13 3:41pm

First Glimpse of Tom Cruise Battling the Relentless Alien Invaders in

We loved the gritty "Groundhog Day-meets-Starship Troopers" action of All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. And now it's being made into a movie, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman (Jumper) — and here's your first look at the ultra-gritty war against the aliens. » 11/09/12 10:51am 11/09/12 10:51am

The original War Of The Worlds radio broadcast is still intensely scary

On Sunday, Oct. 30th in 1938 Orson Welles broadcast a dramatization of War of The Worlds from his New York Studio. And the exceptionally realistic retelling of H.G. Wells' classic alien invasion story caused a whole nation to panic. It's strange to listen to now, especially after various false reports generated a lot… » 10/31/12 2:01pm 10/31/12 2:01pm