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

The Purge could be this year's most hamfisted political movie

In The Purge, a suburban family is put through hell because right wingers came up with a plan to eliminate the poor and the sick. And we all come face to face with how broken the American dream really is. Yadda yadda. Basically, it's like this year's Atlas Shrugged or Now: a clunky and implausible political screed in… » 6/07/13 9:00am 6/07/13 9:00am

13 Creepy Captions From Movies That Let Us Know It's The Future

You know you're in the future when a title card pops up letting you know, and giving you a glimpse of the future world. This is one of our absolute favorite tropes from movies and TV. These establishing shots can be delicate (like this shot from Gattaca) or wonderfully obnoxious (like in Demolition Man) — but either… » 8/23/12 10:42am 8/23/12 10:42am

Back To The Future's Not The Only Movie That Went Back To The Drawing…

A few weeks ago, Fringe reminded us Back To The Future originally starred Eric Stoltz, before the movie started over with Michael J. Fox. But plenty of other SF/fantasy movies filmed a bunch of scenes, then started over from scratch. » 4/23/10 1:30pm 4/23/10 1:30pm

Pumping in Zero Gravity With the Best Sci Fi Sex Scenes

Science fiction doesn't just give us the best machines; it also gives the best sex as well. After all, if the future is full of anti-gravity lifts and teleportation, just think how far the porno industry will evolve. Scifi isn't just about human sex either: you can get it on with aliens, clones, and even machines. » 12/19/07 12:00pm 12/19/07 12:00pm