David Mitchell's Bone Clocks Is A Fantastic Successor To Cloud Atlas

David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas was a brilliant, confounding book that brought together a host of times and places into an interlocking story of oppression and self-discovery. It's hard to imagine how anyone could top that — but his new novel, the somewhat more cohesive The Bone Clocks, may have done just that. » 10/01/14 4:37pm 10/01/14 4:37pm

12 Great Science Fiction Actors Who Don't Get Enough Props

Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they… » 5/17/13 10:31am 5/17/13 10:31am

Still confused by Cloud Atlas? Infographic & featurettes break it down

There's an awful lot going on in Cloud Atlas, the time-spanning, super-ambitious movie that's out on DVD and Blu-ray today. Six time periods, tons of characters, the same actors playing different characters, all cutting back and forth. So here's a super handy chart and some featurettes from the DVD, to explain it to… » 5/14/13 11:03am 5/14/13 11:03am

China will see a much shorter version of Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas is a huge, sprawling novel, so it wasn't much of a surprise that the movie version clocked in at 172 minutes — but Chinese audiences will get a much tighter version of the film, lasting just 137 minutes. Unfortunately, thanks to state censors they're losing some of the good parts, including the gay love… » 1/23/13 3:40pm 1/23/13 3:40pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

Life of Pi could be the year's second most gorgeous fantasy movie

Directors have had mixed success adapting fantastical, challenging literary novels for the big screen. Just a few years ago, Peter Jackson tried to adapt Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones using oceans of computer-generated psychedelia, and he face-planted. More recently, the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer threw money at the… » 11/21/12 9:00am 11/21/12 9:00am

Did Cloud Atlas' "Yellowface" problem help to sink it at the box office?

It's official: Cloud Atlas is a flop. At least in the United States. Made for a reported $100 million, the book adaptation barely scratched $10 million in its opening weekend — but some observers say the film could make a tidy profit overseas, where most of its funding came from. Still, it's hard not to ask: Did the… » 10/29/12 3:00pm 10/29/12 3:00pm

Is Cloud Atlas an unholy mess or a brilliant masterpiece? Yes.

In Cloud Atlas, opening today, six different stories in different time periods are woven together to create a thrilling composite story about liberation and revelation. Fittingly, how you wind up feeling about Cloud Atlas depends very much on your vantage point: the individual pieces, when you pull them out… » 10/26/12 9:00am 10/26/12 9:00am

16-minute behind-the-scenes look at Cloud Atlas shows the terrible fate…

Check out this massive behind-the-scenes reel from Cloud Atlas. Every time period is shown, including Andy and Lana Wachowski's terrifying future worlds. We're especially taken with the post-apocalyptic speech in the jungle future, where cannibal Hugh Grant is a huge problem. Check out this massive collection of… » 10/22/12 7:55am 10/22/12 7:55am

Which iconic Doctor Who companions will return for the show's 50th…

Chris Hemsworth reveals what director Alan Taylor brings to Thor: The Dark World. Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow hints at a crucial cameo. The creator of Carnivale is producing a brand new Dracula TV series, starring The Tudors' Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Arrow adds to its Royal Flush Gang. Plus Once Upon a Time and 666… » 10/09/12 6:00am 10/09/12 6:00am