Spike Jonze's Next Movie: A Man Falls in Love With His Phone

Spike Jonze is back to making movies about grown-ups, after the bizarre and somewhat polarizing Where The Wild Things Are. And his new movie, reportedly titled Her, is commenting on our relationship with technology in a way that sounds really fascinating: A man falls in love with the operating system on his phone,… »9/04/12 3:40pm9/04/12 3:40pm

Watch a vomiting alien beat up the Pope, in the weirdest E.T. parody ever

We missed this news when it was announced a while back. The complete run of Get a Life, Chris Elliott's cult comedy series, is finally coming to DVD from Shout! Factory. This show, in which Chris Elliott is an overgrown paperboy who still lives with his parents, had a writing staff that included Charlie Kaufman and… »4/18/12 7:30pm4/18/12 7:30pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… »4/18/12 12:00pm4/18/12 12:00pm

Transplanted cities and post-apocalyptic weirdness: a book description so strange, we had to ask the author about it

Someone builds a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound. A mysterious organization plots to use humanity's brightest minds to shape the future. And in the distant future, humanity rebuilds after the apocalypse. Ryan Boudinot's next novel sounds trippily awesome. »8/11/10 5:00pm8/11/10 5:00pm

Charlie Kaufman Will Break Your Brain in Synecdoche, New York

Click to view »10/28/08 3:20pm10/28/08 3:20pm, the latest film from Charlie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Kaufman, creates its own brand of magical realism crossed with science fiction. The tale of a theater director with a grotesque disease directing a play that never ends, is a meditation on relationships — and time travel. Kaufman has…

Falling Apart In First Clips From Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York

Here are the first few clips from Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. Kaufman, of course, wrote science fiction classics Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless MInd. In this case, the science fiction hook is a mysterious disease that's slowly shutting down… »5/20/08 4:06pm5/20/08 4:06pm

15 Great Movies You Didn't Know Were Science Fiction

The greatest science fiction movies sometimes aren't labeled as science fiction at all. As with literary novels like The Road and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, some classic movies explore alternate or futuristic worlds, even as they slip under the radar of mainstream (or alternative) audiences. Call them slipstream,… »3/24/08 1:00pm3/24/08 1:00pm