The Syrian Refugee Crisis Is Our Children of Men Moment

We often use old sci-fi movies as reference points for our own hopes and fears about our present reality. That computer interface is so Minority Report, we might say. That food is something out of Soylent Green. That building is so Jetsons. It’s imperfect, but it’s a shorthand to talk about the way that the world is… »9/04/15 6:20pm9/04/15 6:20pm

The 10 Most Shocking Bait-and-Switch Deaths of Major Characters

Killing off a major character is great way to up the stakes, create suspense, and show that this story isn't going where you expect. Sometimes, a movie or TV show will go further and cast a famous name or create marketing that implies that a character will be around for a while, only for them to die almost… »4/16/15 6:20pm4/16/15 6:20pm

12 Most Unfaithful Movie Versions of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

Tomorrow, Max Brooks' acclaimed novel World War Z becomes a movie... well, sort of. They kept the title. Actually, World War Z is just the latest in a long line of films that depart from the books so much, they're basically a brand new story. Here are 12 science fiction and fantasy movies that toss the book out the… »6/20/13 1:13pm6/20/13 1:13pm

The Woman Behind Children Of Men Takes Over Universal Pictures

Donna Langley just became the first British woman to run a Hollywood studio — and joined a very exclusive club of female power-brokers in Hollywood — by becoming co-chair of Universal Studios. In her previous role as president of production, she was responsible for Mamma Mia!, one of the few big women-focused hits of… »10/09/09 10:00am10/09/09 10:00am