1980s Science Fiction Where The Cold War Never Ends

The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never… » 2/13/15 12:38pm 2/13/15 12:38pm

Get Ready: Escape From New York Is Going to Be Remade by Fox

After a reportedly very long and competitive bidding process, Fox has emerged the victor and has secured the rights to remake Escape From New York. » 1/13/15 10:30pm 1/13/15 10:30pm

Will Liam Neeson Reprise His Role as Ra's al Ghul on Arrow?

Neeson's certainly up for it. Could a fourth Blade movie really happen? Jesse Eisenberg explains how his Lex Luthor is more modern than previous takes. Bryan Fuller talks expanding American Gods for television. Plus major casting news for Arrow, Agent Carter, and Escape from New York. Spoilers now! » 9/01/14 6:00am 9/01/14 6:00am

Everything You Never Knew About The Making Of Escape From New York

How did Escape From New York become one of the greatest cult movies of all time? It was sheer luck that this film even got made — and a similar amount of luck was involved in Kurt Russell surviving the filming. Here are all the weirdest secrets, and wildest adventures, from the making of John Carpenter's classic film. » 5/28/14 11:27am 5/28/14 11:27am

The massive new Re:Action toyline revealed, now with pics!

We had known Funko was planning a new toyline called Re:Action, and we knew it included Firefly, Buffy and other cult favorite franchises. What we didn't know is what would be released first. As it turns out? Sixty figures are coming in July, including toys from Goonies, Pulp Fiction and more! » 2/07/14 3:49pm 2/07/14 3:49pm

Criminologists explain why RoboCop, Dredd and Running Man make sense

Yesterday's dystopian thrillers about crime-fighting are tomorrow's perfectly rational solutions to the crime problem. At least, that's what a bunch of criminologists told The Atlantic. » 6/07/13 11:40am 6/07/13 11:40am

Escape from New York is getting rebooted into a trilogy

It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,… » 3/19/13 6:40am 3/19/13 6:40am

Classic Sci-Fi Films Represented as Multicolored Barcodes

The Tumblr blog MovieBarcode offers us a very different look at some of our favorite films. Individual frames from each film are compressed into thin digital strips and compiled into barcode-like sequences, giving us a sense of how the color palette changes across a film and sometimes across a franchise. » 2/24/13 10:00am 2/24/13 10:00am

In The Year 2727, Some Messed Up Shit Happened!

Perhaps my favorite kind of opening voiceover is the kind where the narrator starts out by intoning, "In the year 2027, we realized we had gone out of the house without any lower garments, and the Earth was reduced to rubble as a result. The survivors lived in caves, eating scraps of jerky. Until one day, a new hope… » 12/11/12 1:21pm 12/11/12 1:21pm

12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… » 11/30/12 10:05am 11/30/12 10:05am

This music video is Rollerball directed by Michael Mann, starring Snake…

For French electronic act Justice's track "New Lands," the director collective Canada combined Rollerball with more or less every other damn competitive sport ever conceived, save caber tossing. This possibly the closest we'll ever get to a Calvinball movie. A knockout music video, and hot dog! The song's not bad… » 7/12/12 1:10pm 7/12/12 1:10pm

Hugh Jackman reveals the villain of The Wolverine! Plus Jon Favreau…

Man of Steel will take flight a little later than expected. Peter Dinklage explains what's next for Tyrion on Game of Thrones. Joss Whedon's long-delayed horror movie is finally getting released. And Hilary Swank is headed to Venus. » 7/22/11 6:00am 7/22/11 6:00am

Is Jeremy Renner the next Snake Plissken?

Breck Eisner's Escape From New York remake just took a strange and interesting twist. Rumor has it, Jeremy Renner is being courted for Snake Plissken... Say what? » 11/08/10 8:00am 11/08/10 8:00am

A free mixtape of John Carpenter's greatest soundtracks by Alan Howarth

What's better than a mixtape of John Carpenter's finest movie themes? How about a mixtape curated by his longtime musical collaborator Alan Howarth, who co-composed the soundtracks for Escape From New York, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China? » 11/01/10 8:30am 11/01/10 8:30am

What's the key to a successful cinematic infodump?

Infodumps are a double-edged sword. They allow filmmakers to cram a ton of worldbuilding into a short amount of exposition but can also bludgeon the audience into a glassy-eyed stupor. What's the secret to cramming plot into the audience's earholes? » 8/28/10 2:50pm 8/28/10 2:50pm

13 of science fiction's baddest convicts

My, how we do love a bad boy — and here are a baker's dozen of some of the worst of the worst that scifi movies, TV, and videogames have to offer. » 6/25/10 3:00pm 6/25/10 3:00pm

Timothy Olyphant for Snake Plissken. It could happen!

Director Breck Eisner is itching to work with his Crazies lead Timothy Olyphant again, but does this mean there's a spot for him in Eisner's upcoming Escape From New York remake? Sounds like there's a chance. » 6/24/10 7:00am 6/24/10 7:00am

The Phantom, The Gates, and True Blood make for a bloody good Sunday

It's the summer season, and Sunday has become the new scifi destination this week. Witness the debut of a jumpsuit-less Phantom, more sanguinary weirdness from True Blood, the debut of The Gates, and new Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who. » 6/14/10 9:15am 6/14/10 9:15am

Escape from New York is Still Getting Remade. Sigh.

In Hollywood's continuing crusade to ruin everything that's good, the remake of John Carpenter's urban scifi classic is moving forward with a new director on board. » 4/23/10 7:30am 4/23/10 7:30am

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm