Battleship proves alien invasion movies are just as contrived as…

Battleship is superficially based on an old board game, but really it's the latest in a long line of movies about alien forces coming to our planet and trashing the place. And this movie proves what we've suspected for a long time: the Hollywood alien invasion picture relies on a whole series of ridiculous contrivances … » 5/18/12 9:00am 5/18/12 9:00am

Tons of New Black Widow Footage in a New Avengers Trailer. Plus the…

Just as one Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles controversy dies down, another takes its place. Costar Jim Sturgess discusses the sprawling Cloud Atlas adaptation. Plus new Doctor Who hints and trailers for Snow White and the Huntsman, Wrath of the Titans, and Dark Shadows! » 3/27/12 6:00am 3/27/12 6:00am

The Most Underrated Movie of 2011

A lot of people have been sticking poor Battle: Los Angeles in their lists of the year's worst movies, genre or otherwise. And we have to stick up for this war movie about aliens invading L.A. — it's actually a pretty decent action movie, and not nearly as horrendous as a lot of people would have you believe. » 12/28/11 4:00pm 12/28/11 4:00pm

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a tough … » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am

2011: The Year Television Owns Comic-Con

When Doctor Who descended on San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, the British time-travelling juggernaut brought along megastar David Tennant and producer Russell T. Davies. But Comic-Con still stuck the Doctor in Ballroom 20, the smaller hall where television shows go. » 7/06/11 12:00pm 7/06/11 12:00pm

Battle: Los Angeles is the movie Michael Bay only wishes he could make

If aliens are going to land tomorrow, and you can only pick one movie to watch the night before you fight off the alien swarm, Battle: Los Angeles would be a pretty good choice. » 3/11/11 9:00am 3/11/11 9:00am

10 Reasons Why Alien Invasions of Earth Always Fail

If aliens ever appeared in our skies, you'd think the human race would be screwed. After all, any species that's smart enough to travel faster than light would have technology beyond our imagining. But somehow, alien invaders always lose. » 3/10/11 10:00am 3/10/11 10:00am

Is alien invasion movie "Battle: Los Angeles" actually based in fact?

In next month's Battle: Los Angeles, invading aliens go to war with the American military. It's science fiction...except that a panel of UFO experts claims it's factual. At a recent Sony Pictures press conference, the studio emphasized the movie's "based in fact" premise by giving us a chance to chat with a pair of… » 2/25/11 4:24pm 2/25/11 4:24pm