What Movie Did You Dislike, Until Someone Explained It To You?

Sometimes a movie just doesn't work for you — until someone else explains all the cool stuff they got out of it, and all the extra layers of meaning they saw. Sometimes a really good explanation can retroactively make everything that much better. But which movie did you not like until someone gave you their take on it? » 8/25/14 2:07pm 8/25/14 2:07pm

10 Most Unnecessary Movie Sequels Of All Time

Sometimes, you see a movie that opens up a whole universe of possibilities, leaving you wondering where these characters will go next. So much adventure waiting to happen! And then... there are movies that really don't need a sequel, but get one anyway. Here are 10 film sequels that it's really hard to believe… » 4/10/14 10:34am 4/10/14 10:34am

Voltron, Kermit, and Donatello sit for their portraits like true…

We can't get enough of Hillary White's mashups of classic fine arts with pop culture. In her latest series, she turns her wily brush to portraitures, with monsters, Muppets, villains, and superheroes as her subjects. » 2/16/13 8:00am 2/16/13 8:00am

The weirdest (and most disturbing) giant rabbits in speculative fiction

Fossils of giant Mediterranean rabbits were recently discovered by paleontologists. In honor of the extinct Nuralagus rex, we present to you a round-up of some of the strangest, most frightening cottontails to thankfully never grace our reality. » 3/27/11 6:55pm 3/27/11 6:55pm

What's Your Scifi Blind Spot?

Never seen an episode of Star Trek? Never read any Philip K. Dick? What's the one hallowed piece of the science fiction firmament you've never seen or heard or read? Don't be embarrassed; we've all got one. At least. » 3/29/10 7:30am 3/29/10 7:30am

Donnie Darko And Tim Burton Are No Longer Lovable

Two gothic treasures have lost their dark lustre, according to the Onion AV Club. When asked which pop-culture artifacts they'd fallen out of love with, the Onion AV Club editors fingered Donnie Darko and Tim Burton. » 2/12/10 2:00pm 2/12/10 2:00pm

The Darko Mythos

With The Box hitting theaters this weekend, we're about to get another dose of director Richard Kelly's evolving mythos, which began with Donnie Darko and continued with Southland Tales. So what is Kelly's Darko Mythos? » 11/05/09 5:49pm 11/05/09 5:49pm

Why Richard Kelly Is Obsessed With Water, And Won't See the Darko Sequel

The Box director Richard Kelly has played with water imagery in all his scifi films, including Donnie Darko. We caught up with him and asked why all his characters are perpetually wet, and his thoughts on the Donnie Darko sequel. » 11/05/09 3:12pm 11/05/09 3:12pm

Donne Darko All Grown Up: Richard Kelly's Box Opened Up Our Brains

Donnie Darko director Richard Kelly showed off some footage of his new Twilight Zone-inspired movie The Box yesterday, and there's more to this trippy movie's cautionary tale than meets the eye, according to star Cameron Diaz. Major spoilers below. » 7/25/09 8:30am 7/25/09 8:30am

"S. Darko" Gives Us Bad Dates At The End Of The World

The straight-to-video sequel to Donnie Darko, called S. Darko, has finally arrived in stores. It's the story of Donnie's little sister Samantha - she of "sparkle motion" - and is mostly a rehash of the first flick with some Jesus and bad dates thrown in. » 5/28/09 6:00pm 5/28/09 6:00pm

Richard Kelly Wants You To Push The Button On The Box

Richard Kelly has completed The Box, his Twilight Zone-esque follow-up to Donnie Darko and the deliriously insane Southland Tales. The film, which adapts a story by science fiction legend Richard Matheson, comes out this Halloween. » 4/06/09 2:30pm 4/06/09 2:30pm

Wormholey S. Darko Trailer Arrives, Judge At Will

Who doesn't want to see a Donnie Darko sequel? Especially if it features the guy from One Tree Hill acting like a homeless person, along with that Gossip Girl fella? Oh, right. Everyone. » 2/22/09 1:00pm 2/22/09 1:00pm

Ed Westwick Get's A Bloody Face Full Of Sparkle Motion For S. Darko

Looks like Ed Westwick wasn't committed enough to Sparkle Motion. We've got a handful of set pics from the Donnie Darko sequel, S. Darko, featuring Donnie's short-shorted little sis, wounded friends... and blood. » 2/12/09 12:30pm 2/12/09 12:30pm

Donnie Darko Trades Jake Gyllenhaal For Sexy Mer-Sisters

Art from the new Donnie Darko sequel (titled S. Darko) is being time-warped into our faces here at NYCC. The next film follows Donnie's sister. (Remember her on the trampoline, with the sparkle motion?) » 2/06/09 9:38am 2/06/09 9:38am

Donnie Darko Sequel Will See The Light Of Day

Crazier-than-hell time-bending delight from Richard Kelly: Donnie Darko's hero has a sister, and she too is plagued by visions and space catastrophes like her spooky big brother. » 2/03/09 5:00pm 2/03/09 5:00pm

Southland Tales Devolves Into Artistic Apocalypse

Southland Tales was eagerly anticpated by fans who loved director Richard Kelly's cult hit Donnie Darko, but. But the weird movie that blended musical comedy with post-apocalyptic LA is getting raked across the coals by reviewers. Kelly was able to sign up talent like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar,… » 11/14/07 8:06am 11/14/07 8:06am

Has Southland Tales Shaken The Suck Factor?


Director Richard Kelly brought us the cult hit Donnie Darko, and he's been hard at work on Southland Tales, a weird mix of science fiction, music, comedy, and drama set against a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. Sounds like the perfect backdrop for a light-hearted romp, right? » 11/08/07 4:40pm 11/08/07 4:40pm