You Can't Have An Apocalypse Without A Gloomy Voiceover

It's just the law of apocalypses: You can't feature the destruction of all (or most) life on Earth, without throwing in a gloomy monologue explaining exactly how we blew it all to hell. It's the way things work around here. Typically, these monologues include scenes of devastation as well as a droning voice talking… » 12/11/12 1:35pm 12/11/12 1:35pm

Top 10 Most Corrupt Mayors From Science Fiction

You think your city's leadership is bad? Just look at these 10 stand-out examples of terrible mayors and awful city leaders from science fiction and urban fantasy. They steal, they kill, they won't give the people air! » 9/16/09 12:42pm 9/16/09 12:42pm

You Can't Have An Apocalypse Without A Gloomy Voiceover

It's just the law of apocalypses: You can't feature the destruction of all (or most) life on Earth, without throwing in a gloomy monologue explaining exactly how we blew it all to hell. It's the way things work around here. Typically, these monologues include scenes of devastation as well as a droning voice talking… » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm

City Of Ember Deserves A Better DVD Release

City Of Ember was one of the best science fiction movies of 2008, with terrific performances and incredible production design. So why is it getting such a cruddy DVD? » 1/19/09 3:52pm 1/19/09 3:52pm

Ember Proves The Only Grown-Up Movies Are Aimed At Kids

Why are kids' movies the only ones allowed to deal with real grown-up issues? City Of Ember » 10/10/08 1:09pm 10/10/08 1:09pm, opening today, reminded me of the allegory-rich . Not least because it talked about issues like scarce resources and the cushiony softness of propaganda. It's such a relief, after watching a thousand allegedly "grown-up"…

Will There Be A City Of Ember 2?

If you're a fan of the underground world of young adult scifi that is Jeanne Duprau's City Of Ember » 10/10/08 8:20am 10/10/08 8:20am, then you're aware there's a sequel to this novel called . So in a press conference for the movie adaptation Bill Murray, Tim Robbins and Saoirse Ronan answered who might be coming back, and what were the chances for an

Meet City Of Ember's Secret Guest Star!

This clip shows the moment where City Of Ember » 10/09/08 10:20am 10/09/08 10:20am takes a sudden sharp left turn, and becomes a very different movie than you were expecting. It's totally demented and awesome, and a bit spoilery. I was excited that IGN posted this scene, however, because there's a bit more to than you might have heard. In particular,…

Major Dirt On Dollhouse, Sarah Connor, Smallville And Fringe

This morning's spoilers include our first look at Amy Acker in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse » 10/09/08 6:00am 10/09/08 6:00am — and it's not the same old Fred. Plus, we read some script pages from and , including a crucial turning point for Chloe and Jimmy. Some commentary tracks let you know a bit about what to expect from the Christmas special and the…

What To Expect — And Not To Expect — From Iron Man 2

Iron Man » 10/02/08 6:00am 10/02/08 6:00am director Jon Favreau gave a lot of insight into what comic-book villains and storylines you might see in the second chapter of the Tony Stark saga. And they're not necessarily the ones you'd expect. Meanwhile, we have a sneak peek at next week's , plus a glimpse of next spring's "Fugitives" storyline. There…

Tom Hanks Welcomes You To The City Of Ember

Producer of The City of Ember » 10/01/08 8:00am 10/01/08 8:00am Tom Hanks gives us all an inside peek into the underground city that was filmed where the Titanic (not James Cameron's movie, the actual ship) was built. Almost the entire underground world was constructed on this gigantic set, including Ember's shops, salons and mysterious tunnels.

Weirdest Developments On Lost, "Earth Stood Still," Heroes And BSG

This morning's spoilers include some new hints for Day The Earth Stood Still, City Of Ember » 9/30/08 6:00am 9/30/08 6:00am and . Also, you may be surprised at who's coming back on — and how they're coming back. A new leak includes the weirdest idea about that cliffhanger yet. Plus there are new hints about , and . Don't fear the spoilers! UGO…

Is Patrick Stewart Coming To Doctor Who?

There's a whole weekend's worth of spoilers to share with you today — including the dirt on some more Transformers 2 » 9/29/08 6:00am 9/29/08 6:00am filming, and a new clip from the post-apocalyptic film . We have the craziest rumor you've heard in ages, and there are some more shocking set reports from . And we've read some script pages from , …

Murray: Ghostbusters Wounds Have Healed

The one remaining obstacle in keeping us from eagerly anticipating any potential Ghostbusters 3 » 9/28/08 6:00am 9/28/08 6:00am - the question mark over Bill Murray's involvement - seems have been removed by the announcement at a recent press conference that he's over his 'Busterphobia so much that he's even whistling Ray Parker Jr.'s theme song on…

How Big Of A Tool Is Bill Murray's Mayor In City Of Ember?

Curious as to how Bill Murray will rule the underground city? Check out these new clips from The City Of Ember » 9/25/08 10:45am 9/25/08 10:45am that hit the internet this week, and see for yourself. This adaptation of Jeanne Duprau's novel follows a group of teens as they try to discover the secrets behind the ancient underground city before all of…

Did John Hodgman Just Give Away A Huge Battlestar Galactica Plot Twist?

Still more Transformers 2 » 9/24/08 6:00am 9/24/08 6:00am spoilers include your first look at Ratchet, video of stuff blowing up (update: now more watchable!) and a crazy new rumor about Optimus Prime. We also have major spillage from and . There are small but significant disclosures about and . And another huge bunch of weird plot twists on , the…

Will The City Of Ember Kids Team Up With Brendan Fraser?

The new City of Ember » 9/03/08 12:36pm 9/03/08 12:36pm poster is out and I can't help but wonder if those two crazy kids ever bumped into Fraser and company from on their subterranean journey? Also, I did not know the little girl could walk on air. The full poster image is below.When are they going to start pimping Bill Murray (who plays the…

What To Expect From Highlander, Dragonball And Star Trek

To create our most concentrated dose of spoilers yet, we've culled through news stories and interviews about Star Trek, Highlander, Descent 2 » 9/03/08 6:00am 9/03/08 6:00am and . We've dug up revealing new images about and . We've pored over set reports from Hawaii. We watched teasers. We read up on and . We even read a spoilery poem about . We…

New Pics Show What It's Like To Live In The Doomed City Of Ember

The city of Ember may not have any views of the outside world, but it has some lovely vistas nonetheless - just look at this underground river and the system of bridges and walkways it supports. Too bad the post-apocalyptic underground city is doomed because its power source is finally going out. Click through for a… » 8/04/08 12:30pm 8/04/08 12:30pm

Scifi Movies Finally Catching Up to Novels and Going Steampunk

There's usually a 10-year lag between what's popular in science fiction writing and what's popular in films, and the steampunk craze is no exception. Authors and artists have been steaming things up for decades, creating breathtaking clockwork worlds, industrial-era alien planets, alternate nineteenth centuries, and… » 8/01/08 2:42pm 8/01/08 2:42pm

Two New Chances To Find Out The Grown-Ups Are All Wrong

Can't wait for the movie of City Of Ember to hit theaters in a few months? Dying for a dystopian story about tweens or teens discovering that adults are lying to them about everything? You're in luck! As we mentioned before, young adult novels are full of future dystopias. And two new dystopian YA books are coming out… » 7/24/08 11:29am 7/24/08 11:29am