Why The Hunger Games Books Will Always Be Better Than the Movies

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 arrived this past weekend, and now it’s official: This outstanding series of dystopian young-adult novels have gotten an equally outstanding movie series. These films aren’t just financial successes like the Twilight series; they’re genuinely good, exciting and emotionally thrilling… »Yesterday 2:50pm11/24/15 2:50pm


Peter Sellers Is the March Hare In The Most Demented Alice in Wonderland of All

There have been a lot of adaptations of Alice in Wonderland over the years, including a Disney animated version, an X-rated musical, and Tim Burton’s lavish CG fantasia (which is getting a sequel!). But the strangest, and maybe best, is the 1972 version...featuring Peter Sellers as the March Hare and Dudley Moore as… »Monday 9:00pm11/23/15 9:00pm

They Saved The Most Brutal Hunger Games Movie For Last

The Hunger Games book and movie series has always been about resistance, and particularly about using the machinery and iconography of the oppressor to fight back. Katniss Everdeen is a creation of a violent, manipulative system, but she turns all of its symbolism against it. And in the final movie, Mockingjay Part 2,… »Friday 11:00am11/20/15 11:00am

It’s a Freaking Miracle That We Got a Man in the High Castle TV Show

The producers of the Man in the High Castle TV series spent eight years trying to get it off the ground, and having doors slammed in their faces. For a while, the BBC was going to make it, but it fell through. In order to finally get it made, they had to make one crucial change, that makes it a bit less bleak. »11/19/15 5:55pm11/19/15 5:55pm

This Book's Collected All the Original Topps Star Wars Cards So You Don't Have To

As part of the merchandising blitz for the original Star Wars, Topps released five series of trading cards tied to the film. Finding a complete set today that doesn’t cost a small fortune is all but impossible, unless you’re happy to settle with this new book featuring detailed scans of every last one. »11/19/15 4:30pm11/19/15 4:30pm

The Doomed TV Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle Was Just Undoomed

Ever since it was announced that the vaguely named IM Global Television would turn Kurt Vonnegut’s classic science fiction satire Cat’s Cradle into a TV series, I have been dreading it. Oh, I love Vonnegut’s bleak novel, but I was 100 percent certain no one could transform the slim, wonderful, esoteric book into… »11/19/15 11:07am11/19/15 11:07am

This New Space Colonization Novel Will Mess With Your Head In The Best Possible Way

Planetfall by Emma Newman isn’t what you’re expecting from a book about humans colonizing another planet. It’s much weirder, and in the end, a fair bit darker. This is a story about human failings—and the fact that we expect to understand alien beings, when we can’t even understand each other. »11/13/15 7:30pm11/13/15 7:30pm

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Syfy's Version of Clarke's Childhood's End

Syfy is taking on the ambitious task of adapting one of science fiction’s greatest novels for the big screen. But how well with Childhood’s End live up to Arthur C. Clarke’s original vision? And how will they portray the themes of the book? Allow Charles Dance and the rest of the cast to explain, in this exclusive… »11/13/15 10:55am11/13/15 10:55am