Amazing, never-seen images from the making of The Ten Commandments

Some previously unseen images from the legendary movie The Ten Commandments are up for auction, and we've got a preview. Holy hell, this movie was massive. Take a look at the oil paintings that were used as concept art for Charlton Heston's makeup. Amazing. » 1/24/14 2:00pm 1/24/14 2:00pm

What if Soylent Green, The Omega Man, and Planet of the Apes were all…

Video artist Anthony Discenza has made a Heston megamix "Charlton Heston: The Future has Already Been Written," a movie-length video collage of the actor's most depressingly futuristic films all spliced over each other. Says Discenza of the above footage: » 2/13/11 8:30am 2/13/11 8:30am

25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 25 must-watch science fiction films. » 8/25/10 12:00pm 8/25/10 12:00pm

R.I.P. Charlton Heston

If you hadn't heard the news by now, Charlton Heston passed away Saturday night at the grand old age of 84. His broad-shouldered, square-jawed, teeth-gritting acting style launched historical characters from Moses to Judah Ben-Hur, but we were more fixated on his body of science fiction work, which was considerable as… » 4/07/08 11:12am 4/07/08 11:12am

The Clip You Must Watch Before "I Am Legend"

Plague-ridden mutants try to talk Charlton Heston to death in The Omega Man, the template for I Am Legend, which opens today. In Omega, if the disease doesn't kill you, it turns you into a luddite religious nut who enjoys call-and-response crap. But as this crucifixion scene illustrates, the choice in Omega isn't… » 12/14/07 3:00pm 12/14/07 3:00pm

The Speckled SciFi Career of Charlton Heston

Long before Charlton Heston was strutting his stuff as the gun-toting president of the National Rifle Association, he was lending his iron-jawed profile to films The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur. However, he is cemented in the minds of millions of movie fans as the face of the human race in 1968's The Planet of the… » 12/13/07 12:00pm 12/13/07 12:00pm

The Twisted History of I Am Legend

You probably have some vague notion that the new Will Smith viral apocalypse flick I Am Legend is based on another movie from 1971 called Omega Man. But actually both of those movies were based on a dark, angry book called I Am Legend, published in 1954 by Richard Matheson. And before Charlton Heston gunned down… » 12/11/07 9:30am 12/11/07 9:30am

Must See: Planet of the Apes

Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.

Title: Planet of the Apes
Date: 1968

Vitals: Astronaut Charlton Heston returns from a deep space mission and crash-lands on a crazy… » 10/01/07 12:18am 10/01/07 12:18am