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… » 3/29/13 9:00am 3/29/13 9:00am

The Host and Gattaca director Andrew Niccol explains his obsession with…

From The Truman Show, Gattaca to In Time, director Andrew Niccol is swiftly becoming Hollywood's go-to architect of beautiful but dangerously flawed utopias. But what's his attraction to these tidy futures? In our exclusive interview, the director of The Host explains the message behind his shiny, disturbing visions. » 3/27/13 12:45pm 3/27/13 12:45pm

First trailer for The Host is sexy Body Snatchers

Now that the Twilight franchise is nearing completion with the release of Breaking Dawn: Part 2, it's time for Stephenie Meyer to release yet another teenage love bomb upon this world. Behold, the first real trailer for The Host. A story about two kids who find each other and fall in love, despite the rest of the… » 11/13/12 7:51am 11/13/12 7:51am

First footage from The Host is a dystopian thrill ride — with one huge…

After the Twilight panel at San Diego Comic Con, there was a huge surprise — the first footage from The Host, the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's alien-invasion novel directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Now). And the good news is, The Host looks like a beautifully shot movie with some lovely action sequences. There's… » 7/12/12 2:42pm 7/12/12 2:42pm

Exclusive footage from In Time shows the madness of a world where rich…

Take an exclusive look inside Andrew Niccol's (The Truman Show, Gattaca) futuristic class warfare flick In Time — where time really is money. Meet Will (Justin Timberlake), a working stiff who wakes up every morning with 24 hours on his life clock. Plus Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried) a rich girl with plenty of time on her… » 10/12/11 12:09pm 10/12/11 12:09pm

Harlan Ellison sues yet another science fiction movie for copyright…

Harlan Ellison famously sued James Cameron over The Terminator and won — and now he's going after Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's new film In Time. Ellison claims In Time is too similar to his story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." And he's not just seeking a payout — he's trying to stop the October 28 release… » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

Why We Love Suspending Our Disbelief

One of the great pleasures of science fiction and fantasy is that they ask us to suspend our disbelief more than almost any other fictional genres. (Except maybe romance.) Stories about fantastical worlds and strange discoveries force us to use our imaginations to bring the settings to life — but they also force us to… » 8/10/11 2:13pm 8/10/11 2:13pm