The Trailer For This Drug-Dystopia Movie Really Will Get You Hooked

With just one trailer, the futuristic thriller Narcopolis has gone from being off the radar to being one of next year's most anticipated films. With a cast that includes Brazil's Jonathan Pryce, this movie looks both slick and thought-provoking. Let's hope the whole thing is as good as this first hit. »11/05/14 11:00pm11/05/14 11:00pm

What's the most believable alien in science fiction?

We've all seen tons of aliens in movies, television, comics and of course novels. But some of them seem more way more plausible than others. Both physically, in the sense of having evolved on another planet, and in terms of having a culture and society that seem fully realized. What's the most believable alien in… »7/26/13 5:11pm7/26/13 5:11pm

Elysium concept art shows how the other half live... in space

Neill Blomkamp's brand new film Elysium uses incredible visuals to give you a concrete sense of the wealthy elite enjoying their lives in space, while everybody else struggles in the slums on Earth. And some newly released concept art gives you a clearer sense than ever of just how this works. Including art by Syd… »7/09/13 4:45pm7/09/13 4:45pm

Elysium's Neill Blomkamp shares the secrets of designing a dystopia

Now that you've seen the first stunning trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and picked apart the screencaps, you can start to see a few similarites to Blomkamp's first movie, District 9. The politics, the cool gear, and the massive object floating in the sky. We caught up with Blomkamp a while ago, and he told us the… »4/11/13 8:50pm4/11/13 8:50pm

Side-by-Side Comparisons Reveal The Magic of Motion Capture

From Beowulf to Avatar, motion capture technology has come a very long way. Did you know Andy Serkis was originally hired as just a voice actor for the role of Gollum? Only to have his performance re-recorded months later, on a mocap stage. Today the little monster from records his expressions on The Hobbit's set,… »12/05/12 3:41pm12/05/12 3:41pm

The 10 Most Absurdly Bloody Fight Scenes In Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction movies aren't all about highfalutin spacefaring and benevolent starmen. No, sometimes they're about putting a mutated martial arts master into a dystopian penitentiary's comically unsafe meat grinder. Just in time for the lunch rush, here are ten of our favorite scenes that balance goofiness and gore. »8/29/12 1:10pm8/29/12 1:10pm