Watch A Short Film By The Director Of J.J. Abrams' New Alien Movie

Deadline just broke the news that J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot will produce the "top secret" directorial debut of Chris Alender. It's described as a science fiction film with "a Cloverfield feel and a contained budget, [involving] aliens." » 12/09/14 2:33pm 12/09/14 2:33pm

The new Paranormal Activity movie is a great introduction to the series

There have been precisely 1,179 movies in the Paranormal Activity series, about a fame-whore demon and the feckless humans who capture him on video. It's daunting. But even if you've never seen a PA movie, or you've missed a few, the new spin-off is a great intro to the series. It's fresh, scary and bursting… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

9 Movies That Made More Sense if You Followed the Viral Marketing

These days, movies have two marketing campaigns. There's regular marketing, with trailers, posters and interviews. And then there's viral marketing, aimed at fans on the internet — which often includes crucial info about a movie's backstory. Here are nine movies that make more sense if you followed their viral… » 12/19/13 10:50am 12/19/13 10:50am

9 Vital Questions to Ask Before Destroying a City in Your Movie

Everybody loves blowing up major cities in widescreen action movies. Wholesale municipal destruction looks great in 3-D and even better in IMAX, and every movie needs those "trailer moments" regardless of story or plot. But are are nine questions we wish film-makers would ask before destroying another city. » 9/03/13 10:09am 9/03/13 10:09am

Why Drew Goddard Should Direct the Next Star Trek Movie

Maybe J.J. Abrams will really be able to helm Star Trek 3 after Star Wars VII. But we kind of doubt it. And out of all of the people in Abrams' orbit, there's one guy we'd actually like to see direct the next Star Trek: Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. (Assuming Brad Bird isn't available, of course.) Here's… » 4/29/13 11:40am 4/29/13 11:40am

Fringe, Cloverfield and Super 8 steal this J.J. Abrams art show

Yeah, there's Lost and Star Trek art as well. But the new Bad Robot art show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is mostly notable for some incredibly sweet Fringe fan art, including an Astrid art print that you'll be dying to own. Plus Super-8 and Cloverfield. Check out some of our favorites below. » 4/25/13 11:37am 4/25/13 11:37am

11 Great New York Monsters (OK One Is From New Jersey)

New York is famous as a breeding ground for monsters. As we struggle to cope with the aftermath of a real-life monster, Frankenstorm, it seems only appropriate to escape into fantasy with these eleven tales of metropolitan destruction from beyond time, space, and science. » 11/01/12 10:01am 11/01/12 10:01am

The Statue of Liberty: Who destroyed it best?

The Statue of Liberty stands for American hopes and dreams, an emblem of both New York City and the American gateway. That's precisely why so many film directors and video game creators love to smash Lady Liberty to bits. But who do you think did the best job of damaging or destroying the Statue of Liberty? » 9/09/12 7:00am 9/09/12 7:00am

Upcoming Movie Sequels that Actually Have a Reason to Exist

Hollywood's appetite for endless sequels shows no sign of slacking — Transformers 4 is coming! — and these films often feel like exercises in futility. Last week, we listed a ton of movie sequels in the pipeline that felt totally unnecessary. As in, nobody had walked out of the previous movie saying, "I can't wait to… » 2/16/12 1:09pm 2/16/12 1:09pm

The New Twilight Zone Movie: Just a Generic Spooky Action Thriller?

Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and the U.S. remake of Let The Right One In, is in final talks to direct the new Twilight Zone movie. And he could be making it as soon as next summer. But it won't be what you might be expecting from a film adaptation of Rod Serling's television series. » 10/16/11 10:44am 10/16/11 10:44am

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The All-Time Scariest Moments from Found Footage Horror Movies

Yet another found footage movie, Apollo 18, hits theaters tomorrow. The found footage genre has become a mainstay of horror, with its flickering video and shaky cameras. But what are the best, most terrifying moments of found footage horror? » 9/01/11 4:00pm 9/01/11 4:00pm

Turn your iPhone into a Super 8 camera — and learn secrets of J.J.…

A new app lets you turn your iPhone (or other i-device) into an old-school Super 8 camera. And it's chock full of hints for J.J. Abrams new movie Super 8. It's part tie-in app, part viral marketing, part movie-making tool. » 5/19/11 1:30pm 5/19/11 1:30pm

Neville Page on Designing Tron Legacy — and the Green Lantern Corps!

You know Neville Page as the creator of the Cloverfield monster, plus many Avatar creatures. But now, he's the guy who helped recreate Tron, and bring the Green Lantern Corps to life. He talked creatures and weird inspirations with us. » 12/03/10 7:30am 12/03/10 7:30am

30 Awesome Disaster Movie Money Shots

Every great disaster movie has some moments of pure, epic destruction, where everything collapses, burns or blows up real good. Bonus points for destroyed landmarks and victim cameos. Here are 30 amazing money shots from the greatest disaster porn flicks. » 11/22/10 4:10pm 11/22/10 4:10pm

Can you really make a Moon landing movie in just three months?

The race to cash in on the found footage movie craze has just hit a new peak of hysteria, as the Weinsteins are determined to film their Moon astronaut movie, Apollo 18, in time to release it in March. » 11/18/10 7:00am 11/18/10 7:00am

Duck and cover! Steven Spielberg officially directing Robopocalypse…

It's official: Steven Spielberg will direct the movie version of Robopocalypse. Expect big, wide-screen, tentpole robot-revolution action, coming sometime in 2013. And there are the first details on Daniel H. Wilson's next book after Robopocalypse. According to Deadline, Spielberg is officially on board to direct … » 10/22/10 1:30pm 10/22/10 1:30pm

Spider-Man may have cast Gwen Stacy and Mary Jane. Plus updates on…

Has the Spider-Man reboot found its leading ladies? The Hobbit isn't waiting for an official green light to start casting. Sigourney Weaver is cautiously optimistic about Ghostbusters 3. Cloverfield 2 could still happen! JMS is rewriting Underworld 4. Spoiler rampage! » 9/24/10 6:00am 9/24/10 6:00am

Chris Nolan is meeting with a short list of possible Superman directors

The new Superman movie is roaring ahead — The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, who's producing, reportedly has five potential directors in mind, and he's meeting with them now. So who's in line to revamp the Man Of Tomorrow? » 9/23/10 6:22pm 9/23/10 6:22pm

The Cabin In The Woods could become Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's…

The Cabin In The Woods, the genre-smashing horror film directed by Drew Goddard (Cloverfield) from a script he co-wrote with Joss Whedon, has been delayed yet again. And this time, we're not even sure when we'll see it. » 9/17/10 8:00am 9/17/10 8:00am

Would you really watch a weekly show in the style of Paranormal…

Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli and his collaborators are close to a deal with ABC to make a TV pilot in the same "spooky found footage" style. The River would focus on the search for a person who went missing on the Amazon. The Hollywood Reporter notes that ABC aggressively outbid NBC for the pilot, and the… » 9/02/10 2:55pm 9/02/10 2:55pm