Why does science fiction portray extended human lifespans negatively?

So many of our big media stories about living to be over 120 are negative or take place in a dystopia — from Dorian Gray to In Time. Why is that? Sonia Arrison, author of 100+, tries to explain — and predicts that this could soon change. » 10/29/13 9:40am 10/29/13 9:40am

Forget the "Busy Trap" — you're trapped way worse than that

There's been a popular meme going around lately about the "Busy Trap" — the idea that we're all keeping busy with meaningless junk like checking our email or doing random tasks, and that this is somehow a lifestyle choice. But a new essay by Mark Fisher, "Time Wars," makes a persuasive case that our chronic busy-ness… » 8/13/12 11:48am 8/13/12 11:48am

Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a sinkhole. But some of the movies that everybody "knows" were box office disasters actually did really well, when you look at the numbers. » 1/05/12 9:00am 1/05/12 9:00am

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am

In Time really is Occupy Wall Street: The Movie

Andrew Niccol must be thanking his lucky stars that In Time, his dystopian movie about a world where the rich live forever and the poor die young, is coming out just as the fervor over the Occupy Wall Street movement is at a peak. In Time is all about the 99 percent versus the 1 percent. » 10/28/11 9:19am 10/28/11 9:19am

Why Cillian Murphy Rocks All Our Universes

In Time is all about a whole Bonnie-and-Clyde-style crime wave — but the actual movie gets stolen by a member of the supporting cast, Cillian Murphy. The star of Sunshine and 28 Days Later is so much better than everybody else in that cast, it's almost embarrassing. You walk out of In Time shaking your head and going,… » 10/27/11 2:07pm 10/27/11 2:07pm

Earth's mightiest heroes are fighting Loki and each other in The…

New Man of Steel set photos reveal a truly disheveled Superman. Andrew Niccol explains In Time's hidden commercial appeal. Ender's Game gets a release date, and Tintin's sequel gets a storyline. Plus good news for two sci-fi shows! » 10/26/11 6:00am 10/26/11 6:00am

Will Gary Oldman and Helena Bonham-Carter class up the Akira remake?

James McAvoy explains the challenge of doing an X-Men: First Class sequel. Brian Grazer says the budget cuts have made The Dark Tower even better. Gale Anne Hurd discusses The Walking Dead's future... and inadvertently suggests an awesome possible guest star! » 10/25/11 6:00am 10/25/11 6:00am

A Possible Game of Thrones Comeback, A Tintin Trailer, and 2 New True…

Jason Statham responds to the Transformers rumors. James Cameron drops a ton of new hints about how Avatar 2 and 3 will explore wild new settings. And will a beloved but dead character return to Game of Thrones? » 10/19/11 6:00am 10/19/11 6:00am

Six new In Time clips show you the creepy side of having an eternally…

Watch as Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser gives us all a lesson in future Darwinism. Only the rich survive. He then creepily eyes his daughter for looking just like his wife. This forever young society raises some serious incest issues. » 10/17/11 8:10am 10/17/11 8:10am

Exclusive footage from In Time shows the madness of a world where rich…

Take an exclusive look inside Andrew Niccol's (The Truman Show, Gattaca) futuristic class warfare flick In Time — where time really is money. Meet Will (Justin Timberlake), a working stiff who wakes up every morning with 24 hours on his life clock. Plus Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried) a rich girl with plenty of time on her… » 10/12/11 12:09pm 10/12/11 12:09pm

Why does Superman look like a hobo on the set of Man of Steel?

In Time star Amanda Seyfried explains what it's like to be rich and immortal. Kick-Ass's Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn reunite for another superhero movie. Plus spoilers from The Dark Knight Rises set and a World War Z casting update. » 10/07/11 6:00am 10/07/11 6:00am

Tons of updates for Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and Thor 2!

Chris Evans explains why Captain America's costume changes in The Avengers. Patrick Wilson talks his love for Prometheus. Mark Millar admits the window is closing for Kick-Ass 2. Plus some intriguing new hints for the Doctor Who finale! » 9/23/11 6:00am 9/23/11 6:00am

Harlan Ellison sues yet another science fiction movie for copyright…

Harlan Ellison famously sued James Cameron over The Terminator and won — and now he's going after Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's new film In Time. Ellison claims In Time is too similar to his story "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman." And he's not just seeking a payout — he's trying to stop the October 28 release… » 9/15/11 1:30pm 9/15/11 1:30pm

Marion Cotillard's role in The Dark Knight Rises might not be what you…

Stan Lee explains why his cameo in The Avengers is totally different, while Stellan Skarsgard explains how he fits in among the superheroes. What's the future of Tara on True Blood? Plus new Man of Steel and R.I.P.D. set photos! » 9/13/11 6:00am 9/13/11 6:00am

Will Agent Coulson survive The Avengers? Plus butt-kicking new set…

Andrew Niccol explains why he made all of In Time's characters eternally 25. Jason O'Mara describes the dinosaurs of Terra Nova. A Fringe set report may help answer your Peter-related questions. Will Catwoman have a sidekick in The Dark Knight Rises? » 9/06/11 6:00am 9/06/11 6:00am

New In Time trailer shows why it's the year's most political movie

Want to see why we're excited about Andrew "Gattaca" Niccol's In Time? Check out this international trailer, which shows just how harsh a critique this futuristic thriller is of the gap between rich and poor. » 8/26/11 3:32pm 8/26/11 3:32pm

Fall Movie Preview: 5 Movies We're Sure Will Rule, and 17 That Could…

Summer movie season is almost over, and that means movies are going to change. Get ready for Holiday movies, Oscar-bait, and some lower-budget, lower-concept action films. Some movies will rock your world, others will crumble into dust. » 8/18/11 12:00pm 8/18/11 12:00pm

Man of Steel may (sort of) feature Superboy. And which director wants…

Tons of Avengers set photos show Captain America defending New York. Bradley Cooper drops out of The Crow, and two even more hilariously inappropriate actors take his place. Plus Emma Stone promises a new crazy kiss in The Amazing Spider-Man. » 8/17/11 6:00am 8/17/11 6:00am