The most secret agencies dedicated to making sure you're only seeing a…

The philosopher Plato once posed the Allegory of the Cave in his work, The Republic. He thought that, if prisoners spent all of their lives chained in a cave and facing a wall, their only experience would be watching the shadows on that wall. They never understand that there are things beyond that wall. The… » 3/10/11 9:00am 3/10/11 9:00am

Are We Seeing The Rise Of Alzheimer's Horror?

It's the ultimate terror: The number of people with Alzheimer's and other age-related dementia will double in the next 20 years. And we're starting to see more horrific tales about forgetting, or people losing their personalities. Welcome to Alzheimer's horror. » 10/28/09 9:00am 10/28/09 9:00am

Science Fiction Movies That Start With Deep Personal Monologues

Some science fiction movies start out with a more personal touch — one character giving an internal monologue about their feelings. Either it's a character being introspective, or it's some kind of noir deal, where the person talks about their pain in a hardcore, tough-guy way. Here are some of our faves: » 6/12/09 12:00pm 6/12/09 12:00pm

Proyas: "Knowing Is The Polar Opposite Of National Treasure"

Nicolas Cage's apocalyptic movie Knowing brings a lot of surprises, says director Alex Proyas. He explained to us how he crafted a widescreen action-adventure, with a spooky family drama at its core. Spoilers below... » 1/29/09 11:34am 1/29/09 11:34am

The Best Conspiracies in Sci-Fi

This week's X-Files 2 » 7/25/08 4:10pm 7/25/08 4:10pm release will have everyone wanting to believe in vast government conspiracies. But Cigarette-Smoking Man isn't the only shadowy villain by far. Authors like Philip K. Dick and Margaret Atwood were feeding us conspiracies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner before was even on the air. We've…

Exclusive Psychokinetic Freak Out Clip From "Dark City" DVD

Here's an exclusive clip from the new "director's cut" DVD » 7/24/08 5:42pm 7/24/08 5:42pm of classic dark scifi , which is coming out July 29. In addition to never-before-seen footage, the DVD includes three commentary tracks, an introduction by director Alex Proyas, Neil Gaiman's review of the film, an "Architecture of Dreams" featurette, a production …

Mix Tourette's With Precognition, and You Get Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage will be starring in Knowing, where he apparently has knowledge about the future, and Tourette's syndrome. Alex Proyas, who also directed Dark City (yay!) and I, Robot (meh) will direct this flick about a man who digs up a time capsule and finds information inside that he and his son might be responsible… » 1/21/08 12:00pm 1/21/08 12:00pm