Space Station 76 Is The Greatest Space Comedy Since Galaxy Quest

There's no way to prepare you for the insanity of Space Station 76. It's a comedy set in a mid-1970s version of the future that looks like Space: 1999. But it's also a surprisingly dark character study of people who are slowly falling apart, which owes a lot to The Ice Storm. Here's our nearly spoiler-free first… » 3/28/14 3:20pm 3/28/14 3:20pm

We've seen Gravity and it's even better than we'd hoped

We've seen Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity and it is one of the best space films we have seen in ages. One part giant showcase of the cosmos and one part a deeply harrowing action thriller, Gravity is about to show Hollywood what a real white-knuckled audience looks like. And here is our spoiler-free first impression of the… » 9/07/13 10:00am 9/07/13 10:00am

Which New Show Will Rock Your TV Set? First Impressions on 5 Pilots!

Soon, a dozen new TV shows will court your eyeballs. They'll present their fancy concepts, like "What if the whole population of the world was 100 horny teenagers?" And they'll trot out their beautiful, talented stars. But which show deserves your love? We watched five brand new pilots, and here are our impressions. » 7/18/13 12:38pm 7/18/13 12:38pm

Shane Carruth's new movie could leave you even more bewildered than

Nine years ago, writer-director Shane Carruth left Sundance in awe with Primer, a time travel film that was simple in production but insanely complex in its plot. Primer took a basic set-up, a time machine, and managed to turn a low-budget film into one of the smartest, and also scientific jargon-filled movies in… » 1/22/13 2:00pm 1/22/13 2:00pm

The Bay Is A Grotesque, Giant Tongue-Eating Parasite Tease

Barry Levinson's found footage horror movie The Bay uses every single camera we can think of to deliver the chills. From phone cameras to security cameras to underwater cameras, all of the various shaky shots come together to teach us that if we don't take care of this planet, mutant parasites will strip our bodies… » 10/02/12 9:30am 10/02/12 9:30am

Dredd is a brutal action flick with both a high body count and a brain

Tonight we got our first look at Dredd, the rebooted adaptation of Britain's favorite dystopian super-cop, Judge Dredd. Yes, this movie is ultra-violent, and no, Karl Urban doesn't take his helmet off. But amidst the bullets and blood, Dredd leaves some questions about its heroes' role in their dystopian society while… » 7/12/12 2:31am 7/12/12 2:31am

We've seen Hugo, Martin Scorsese's 3D children's movie

At the New York Film Festival this Monday, Martin Scorsese was on-hand to unveil the very first showing of his upcoming historical-fiction flick Hugo. It was an unfinished cut of the film — the occasional green screen popped into shots — but this screening gave audiences a taste of Scorsese's lustrous Parisian… » 10/12/11 3:30pm 10/12/11 3:30pm

The X-Men anime is fast-paced (and mildly ridiculous) mutant mayhem

Earlier this month, Madhouse's X-Men anime miniseries debuted on Animax in Japan. We checked out the first three episodes and found that this show effectively balances high-octane mutant fighting with (cornball yet endearing) soap operatics. Cyclops is so emotional! » 4/17/11 6:00pm 4/17/11 6:00pm