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 12:40pm 9/04/12 12:40pm

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

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 4:30pm 4/18/12 4:30pm

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 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

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 1:06pm 5/20/08 1:06pm

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 10:00am 3/24/08 10:00am

Neuro-Tourism In Charlie Kaufman's Movies

The movie we're most eager to see this spring may well be Synecdoche, New York, the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Will it be science fiction? We don't know yet. But we do know it'll be mind-bending, and judging from the synopses we've… » 3/21/08 4:00pm 3/21/08 4:00pm