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 8:00pm 11/05/14 8:00pm

12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 10:36am 5/07/14 10:36am

Perusing the Meat Counter at the Intergalactic Night Market

"The trick to preparing Xenomorph at this life stage," the butcher said as he sawed off another leg, "is to cut out the ovipositor. Otherwise, your dinner's just going to be hungry again in an hour." » 2/18/14 5:00pm 2/18/14 5:00pm

10 Best Science Fiction Stories Where Humans Are The Monsters

Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains. » 9/26/13 10:36am 9/26/13 10:36am

Neill Blomkamp's Elysium is Crazy Sweaty Fun

Neill Blonkamp's first movie, District 9, was a sardonic, gut-punching masterpiece. His new movie, Elysium, is just a crazy over-the-top action movie. There's none of the depth or complexity of District 9, but there are cyborgs punching each each other in space. And that's awesome. » 8/09/13 9:00am 8/09/13 9:00am

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 2:11pm 7/26/13 2:11pm

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 1:45pm 7/09/13 1:45pm

Neill Blomkamp still wants to make that District 9 sequel someday

Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer discuss Justice League. Jamie Foxx explains why his Spider-Man villain sports a comb-over. Chloe Moretz explains how Hit-Girl grows up in Kick-Ass 2. (Hint: more swearing.) Director Noam Murro breaks down the 300 sequel trailer. Plus Denzel Washington is a sci-fi… » 6/13/13 6:00am 6/13/13 6:00am

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 5:50pm 4/11/13 5:50pm

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 12:41pm 12/05/12 12:41pm

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 10:10am 8/29/12 10:10am

Grant Morrison reveals all about Dinosaurs vs. Aliens. Plus tons of …

Marvel Studios might actually make an Ant-Man movie in 2014. Tom Hardy reveals just where Bane's distinctive voice comes from. Neil Blomkamp talks Elysium and a District 9 sequel. Plus Doctor Who Fringe, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, and more! » 7/18/12 6:00am 7/18/12 6:00am

Neill Blomkamp's Next Movie: A Robot Comedy?

You don't think of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp as a comedy mastermind — unless you have a really unusual sense of humor. But he was telling people at Comic Con that after the dystopian film Elysium, his next project is probably a science fiction comedy called Chappie, which he cowrote with his District 9 » 7/16/12 6:30am 7/16/12 6:30am

Neill Blomkamp's Elysium: Yet Another Class Warfare Movie

Neill Blomkamp's District 9 was one of the most memorable and inventive films of recent years — so there's a lot of anticipation about his second movie, Elysium. » 6/15/12 1:35pm 6/15/12 1:35pm

District 9 has supercharged African science fiction movies

There's a fascinating roundup in Variety of all the African science fiction films in development now, and the success of 2009's District 9 apparently has a lot to do with it. » 1/07/12 3:30pm 1/07/12 3:30pm

The 10 most awesomely ludicrous ways to stop bullets

Until laser pistols are invented — or trebuchets come back in fashion — bullets will remain the uncreative weapon of choice for individuals in regrettable situations everywhere. » 9/14/11 10:10am 9/14/11 10:10am

2011: The Year Television Owns Comic-Con

When Doctor Who descended on San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, the British time-travelling juggernaut brought along megastar David Tennant and producer Russell T. Davies. But Comic-Con still stuck the Doctor in Ballroom 20, the smaller hall where television shows go. » 7/06/11 12:00pm 7/06/11 12:00pm

How District 9 should have ended

The latest "How It Should Have Ended" web video is out, and this time it's focusing in on District 9. Can this possibly top their video assault on Lord Of The Rings' plot hole? » 3/25/11 11:33am 3/25/11 11:33am

Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley reuniting for a political far-future…

Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley blew our minds with District 9. Can they do it again with Elysium, a far-future political thriller set on another planet? Let's hope so: They've got a budget, now they're lining up distributors and actors. » 12/07/10 6:40am 12/07/10 6:40am

Choose your weapons! A T-shirt that's also a timeline of futuristic guns

If you feel naked without a phaser or a pulse rifle, then you can make sure you're fully clothed with this T-shirt from ThinkGeek. It includes 10 famous science-fiction weapons with the year they first appeared. Can you name them? » 11/18/10 11:30am 11/18/10 11:30am