Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

First Look at All the Weird Alien Designs That Didn't Get Used in

Say what you want about Battleship — the movie did try to create a brand new alien race from scratch, with no prior artworks to go on. And, as we revealed before the movie came out, some of the designs they created for the alien invaders were way more freaky and bizarre than what ended up on screen. Now, for the… » 8/27/12 11:20am 8/27/12 11:20am

Biggest Box Office Hits and Misses of Summer 2012

This was another brutal summer, where movie titans did battle. And now that it's over, some films stand tall and victorious, while others lay dead in the killing fields. Back at the start of the summer, we asked you which movies would be a sleeper hit, and which movies would be a surprise flop. Now it's time to find… » 8/13/12 12:13pm 8/13/12 12:13pm

10 Rules of Blockbuster Movies that Hollywood Forgot

It's halfway through the summer movie season, and there's a lot of hand-wringing about the state of the Tentpole Film — yes, in spite of Avengers. This year has seen some huge high-profile flops, plus some massive films that underperformed Stateside. And meanwhile, some of the biggest films in the pipeline are having… » 6/26/12 10:00am 6/26/12 10:00am

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

Let's write the sequel to Battleship based on some crap I found on my…

A few years back, moviegoers had a big belly laugh when they heard that a movie studio was immolating $200 million on an alien invasion flick based on the 1967 board game Battleship. "Haw haw!" we innocently guffawed. "Obligatory bon mot about red and white pegs! You sunk my battleship! Insert mock glee about cultural… » 5/16/12 9:45am 5/16/12 9:45am

Battleship: An Important Document in the Future Field of Peter David…

Peter David isn't just a prolific contributor to comics, novels, television and various other media, he's also a huge player in the field of movie novelizations. (As opposed to media tie-in novels, which he also casts a massive shadow in.) One day, future scholars will study the novelizations of Peter David, with… » 5/15/12 12:45pm 5/15/12 12:45pm

An Inside Look at the Real Stars of Battleship: The Awesome Special…

We've got an exclusive inside look at how Industrial Light & Magic created the big explodey world of Peter Berg's Battleship. It's actually a pretty detailed clip that shows the artists, concept art, the design process, and a few of their meetings with Berg (we love Berg's laser pointer). Watch the visual effects team … » 5/10/12 12:19pm 5/10/12 12:19pm

Find out how irresponsible scientists brought the Battleship aliens to …

Why did those giant lizard beasts come out of the sky, to sink all of our battleships? Peter Berg and his team of disheveled movie scientists explain why the Earth is being invaded, in this new Battleship featurette. Learn about "goldilocks" planets, and why all this constant space exploration will only doom Taylor… » 4/25/12 4:30pm 4/25/12 4:30pm

33 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Could Rock Your Summer

This year's summer movies just won't let up. There's Joss Whedon's Avengers, Chris Nolan's third Batman film, and Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to space horror. Plus maybe a dozen other movies that look like they could be totally fantastic. Here's our complete list of 32 movies coming out between now and September … » 4/23/12 2:13pm 4/23/12 2:13pm

Joseph Gordon-Levitt reveals why his time-travel epic Looper really…

An Avengers toy gives us our best look yet at the movie's mysterious army. There are new clips from Battleship and the brand new Batman cartoon. Barry Sonnenfeld talks time travel in Men in Black 3, and his Dinosaurs vs. Aliens project with Grant Morrison. James Cameron still vows to make his Battle Angel movie. Plus… » 4/19/12 6:00am 4/19/12 6:00am

Which movie will be this summer's biggest surprise flop?

It's almost summer movie season! The time when Hollywood releases a flood of giant tentpole movies, each of them with massive budgets and blockbuster hopes. And with huge, star-studded movies coming out almost every weekend, some of them are bound to fail. Every summer, there's at least one film like Speed Racer or » 4/18/12 12:21pm 4/18/12 12:21pm