This Movie's Realistic AI Scared the Shit Out of Me

When I watched the trailer for Ex Machina, I was excited. It wasn’t just the uncanny and attractive robot Ava, either. There were androids, AI, Turing tests! This looked like the scifi movie of my dreams. But when I saw Ex Machina recently, I was terrified. Because it told the truth about what AI might become. » 4/13/15 12:00pm Monday 12:00pm

Ex Machina Proves Science Fiction Movies Can Be Smart AND Kick Your Ass

Ex Machina is one of the smartest, most thought-provoking science fiction movies in ages. And that probably conjures images of a slow, introspective Sundance-y film — but actually, Ex Machina moves at a ruthless pace, and kicks your ass up one all and down the other. Minor spoilers ahead... » 4/10/15 9:00am 4/10/15 9:00am

Director Alex Garland Explains Why Ex Machina Is So Disturbingly Sexy

You've probably seen some pretty sexy robotic imagery from Ex Machina — and yet, it's kind of weird and off-putting as well. The new film from 28 Days Later and Dredd writer Alex Garland, takes the "sexualized robot" archetype and makes it weirder. We talked to Garland about why his robot is both sexy and disturbing. » 4/07/15 1:57pm 4/07/15 1:57pm

Yep, That Anti-Robot Protest At SXSW Was A Marketing Stunt [UPDATED]

When a group of plucky students organized a protest at SXSW against the rising threat of artificial intelligence, they got a ton of attention. Including interviews on NPR and the BBC. A grassroots anti-robot protest seemed almost too good to be true. And it's looking like maybe it was. [Updated!] » 3/16/15 1:30pm 3/16/15 1:30pm

Which Major Villain Will The Justice League Need Two Movies to Defeat?

Oscar Isaac talks Apocalypse's powers in the next X-Men film. David Duchovny says he's on board for the X-Files revival... with one condition. Sources claim Sinister Six is filming soon. Game of Thrones finally casts a character for a pivotal flashback scene. And Ray Palmer will visit The Flash. Spoilers now! » 1/22/15 6:00am 1/22/15 6:00am

Ex Machina's Version Of The Turing Test Has A Lot Of Willy Wonka In It

Director Alex Garland's debut film, Ex Machina, follows the story of a computer coder named Caleb who, Golden Ticket-style, wins a week in the mountain house of the CEO of the company he works for. Only instead of getting the company, Caleb gets to participate in an experiment testing the capabilities of the CEO's pet… » 12/21/14 9:00pm 12/21/14 9:00pm

How Far Off Is Star Trek 3? Plus Details Of The Arrow/Flash Crossover!

Rian Johnson explains how much leeway Disney's given him for Star Wars. Ridley Scott's The Martian is looking to cast another female character. Gotham walks a thin line between iconic moments and original takes. And details about Arrow and Agent of SHIELD's new characters. Spoilers now! » 9/19/14 6:00am 9/19/14 6:00am