Why Doesn't Robert Wise Get More Props As A Science Fiction Director?

When people talk about the great directors in science fiction, names like Kubrick and Spielberg get bandied about... but Robert Wise seldom gets enough love. The director of The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Andromeda Strain and Star Trek: The Motion Picture deserves more attention, argues Den of Geek. » 11/21/14 4:00pm 11/21/14 4:00pm

If You Could Give A Classic Film A New Soundtrack, What Would You Pick?

It's unusual for old movies to get a brand new soundtrack, years after their release. The only example I can think of offhand is Metropolis, which got Freddy Mercury and Giorgio Moroder tunes. But over at The Stranger, there are some fascinating suggestions for present-day artists who should score classic SF films. » 9/11/14 11:53am 9/11/14 11:53am

The 11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction looks to the future — but it also reflects the time when it was created. And the best science fiction often holds up a distorting lens to society that reveals deeper truths. In honor of tomorrow's release of Elysium, here are 11 science fiction films that had a huge impact on pop culture, and also… » 8/08/13 10:04am 8/08/13 10:04am

12 Movies That Filmed Happy Endings You Never Saw

Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but… » 5/08/13 10:04am 5/08/13 10:04am

Day the Earth Stood Still: Bigger Ships, More Fighting, Total…

We got treated to two scenes and the trailer for December alien semi-invasion movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, a remake of the classic early 1950s flick. Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and director Scott Derrickson were on hand to discuss. While the original 50s film was about an alien who comes to Earth to… » 7/24/08 1:19pm 7/24/08 1:19pm