Pittacus Lore, the Ancient Alien Who Likes to Write About Teenage…

Pittacus Lore is an Elder of the Lorien civilization, who for some reason enjoys writing books where he painstakingly documents the make-out sessions of the teenagers of his race. (Actually, Pittacus Lore was originally a pseudonym for James Frey and his co-author Jobie Hughes — who did the bulk of the writing on I Am… » 8/17/12 1:04pm 8/17/12 1:04pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2011

Every year, it's easy to come up with a long list of the year's worst science fiction and fantasy movies. Reels and reels of garbage arrive in cinemas with shocking regularity. But it's a good year when you can think of half a dozen great genre films off the top of your head. By that standard, 2011 was a good year. » 12/28/11 12:27pm 12/28/11 12:27pm

I Am Number Four: Because you don't deserve anything better

It's no accident that the hero of I Am Number Four has a number instead of a name. He's a cipher. One of the most generic heroes ever created, he has absolutely nothing to distinguish him from every other rebellious/angsty teenage hero ever. And he's the perfect hero for this "alien in high school" story, which is a… » 2/18/11 9:00am 2/18/11 9:00am

The Most Unearthly Alien Teens Who Ran Away To Earth

Puberty can just about the most difficult time in a young person's life, but imagine going through it hundreds of light-years away from home. That's the situation faced by countless aliens, from a young Superman to the title character in this week's I Am Number Four, and take it from us - nine times out of ten, it… » 2/17/11 1:22pm 2/17/11 1:22pm

Find out which villain Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays in The Dark Knight…

We might know who Joseph-Gordon Levitt is playing in The Dark Knight Rises, and it's a lot more believable than Robin or the Riddler...and yet another Inception star could be joining the movie. Bryan Singer explains how X-Men: First Class connects to his earlier films, plus Michael Fassbender talks Magneto and Ridley… » 2/14/11 6:00am 2/14/11 6:00am

Watch Spidey swing through the air in new reboot set photos, plus a…

The best Spider-Man reboot photos yet show our hero webslinging through the streets. An even bigger star than Viggo Mortensen and Javier Bardem might take on the lead in The Dark Tower. The new Magneto joins Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Spoiler-ha! » 1/27/11 6:00am 1/27/11 6:00am

55 Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2011

Could this be the biggest year ever for fantastical movies? It certainly looks like it. The calendar is bursting with films about aliens, weird creatures, superheroes and magical worlds. Here's our complete guide to 2011's science fiction and fantasy films. » 1/05/11 12:00pm 1/05/11 12:00pm