8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… »3/26/15 3:00pm3/26/15 3:00pm


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

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 2:20pm8/27/12 2:20pm

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 1:00pm6/26/12 1:00pm

Battleship proves alien invasion movies are just as contrived as romantic comedies

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… »5/18/12 12:00pm5/18/12 12:00pm

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

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 12:45pm5/16/12 12:45pm

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

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 3:45pm5/15/12 3:45pm

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

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… »5/10/12 3:19pm5/10/12 3:19pm

Find out how irresponsible scientists brought the Battleship aliens to our planet

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 7:30pm4/25/12 7:30pm

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… »4/23/12 5:13pm4/23/12 5:13pm

Has the Hunger Games sequel found its director? Plus The Wolverine is headed down under!

There are tons more Avengers tidbits — including Samuel L. Jackson's intriguing thoughts on a S.H.I.E.L.D. spin-off movie. Barry Sonnenfeld explains Men in Black 3's time-travel craziness. Natalie Dormer discusses her Game of Thrones character, plus ultra spoiler-y Doctor Who set photos! »4/20/12 9:00am4/20/12 9:00am