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 with… » 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

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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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

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