Terry Gilliam almost made a sequel to Dr. Strangelove

The acclaimed director of Brazil was very close to making a sequel to Stanley Kurbick's apocalyptic comedy masterpiece Dr. Strangelove, but with Kubrick's approval. According to Gilliam, Kubrick had worked on a sequel called Son of Strangelove — just think about that for a second — and wanted Gilliam to direct it. » 10/16/13 1:20pm 10/16/13 1:20pm

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

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. » 7/02/13 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

Portland voters reject fluoridation for the fourth time

For the fourth time since 1956, Portlanders have rejected a plan to fluoridate the city's water. It's the only city among the nation's 30 most populous that avoids the practice — prompting critics to complain that the city is simply being anti-science. » 5/23/13 3:40pm 5/23/13 3:40pm

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

A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley…

From the notebooks of Stanley Kubrick comes this most excellent list of movie titles that never saw the light of day, but were evidently considered for the film that Kubrick would eventually name Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. » 4/16/12 6:40am 4/16/12 6:40am

Twig the Enhancer, Stanley Kubrick's never-made Lord of The Rings

Throughout his directorial career, Stanley Kubrick maintained a list of meritorious movie titles that deserved to have entire films built around them. » 2/17/12 6:40am 2/17/12 6:40am