Four Years of Amazing Japanese Science Fiction

Just four years ago, Haikasoru started as an imprint of Viz Comics, publishing Japanese science fiction books in translation. Now Tom Cruise is starring in a movie of All You Need is Kill, and there have been a slew of award nominations. » 7/31/13 1:31pm 7/31/13 1:31pm

Scott Pilgrim artist kills all the kids in this Battle Royale poster

Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley teamed up with the illustrious Kevin Tong to create this adorably homicidal promo poster for Battle Royale. » 2/09/13 10:00am 2/09/13 10:00am

Will Marc Webb direct the Amazing Spider-Man sequel after all? Plus an…

Check out two different trailers for James Bond's return in Skyfall.James Cameron explains the future of Avatar. Kick-Ass 2 adds a villain. Why can't The CW figure out how to copy The Hunger Games? Plus a Total Recall clip! » 8/01/12 6:00am 8/01/12 6:00am

Brutal Battle Royale TV show could be coming to the CW

Now that The Hunger Games is a huge hit on the big screen, it's no surprise that production teams are mining other brutal teen competition properties. We've already seen the CW working on an adaptation of Kiera Cass' The Selection, which has a similar reality TV show theme. But now the network is mulling something… » 7/28/12 7:30am 7/28/12 7:30am

Does the Battle Royale stage play take the kids-killing-kids trope too…

While American audiences are waiting for The Hunger Games to blaze into movie theaters, Filipino audiences are getting a different sort of dystopian theater experience. A theater troupe has adapted Battle Royale for the stage, but there's something uncomfortable about watching teenagers pretend to kill each other… » 2/29/12 2:00pm 2/29/12 2:00pm

Did The Hunger Games really rip off Battle Royale?

Its inevitable: Every time we start a conversation about Hunger Games, someone always starts a "Battle Royale did it first" argument. It's unavoidable. So we decided to compare both series, to settle this debate once and for all. » 2/24/12 2:20pm 2/24/12 2:20pm

It's probably just a coincidence that Battle Royale is finally coming…

It's probably just a coincidence that Kinju Fukusaku's Battle Royale is finally getting a fancy U.S. release on DVD and Blu-ray on March 20. It can't possibly have something to do with some other movie about teen death games, coming out around the same time, can it? No, of course not. In any case, whatever the… » 1/10/12 5:30pm 1/10/12 5:30pm

A meeting of famous time-travelers (and other cult-inspired art)

On July 9, Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles will debut their annual "Crazy 4 Cult" show, which pays homage to oddball cinema classics. Here are some samples from 2009's show, which cheekily reinterpreted films like A Clockwork Orange and Freaks. » 6/29/10 6:52am 6/29/10 6:52am

18 honor roll-worthy science fiction academies

As we crest this season of graduations and commencements, we're taking a look at the educational institutes that have taught pop culture's finest heroes and darkest villains. » 6/16/10 7:30am 6/16/10 7:30am