This Strange Phenomenon Allows Scientists To Control People's Daydreams

Ever heard of the Perky Effect? It sounds cutesy-poo, but it's an effect that has led to a decades-long investigation that reveals a startling truth. Even if you don't consciously control your dreams, you probably think you control your daydreams. But that might not actually be true. » 8/26/14 11:00am 8/26/14 11:00am

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

The Most Insanely Complex Stunts from Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality. » 1/31/14 12:37pm 1/31/14 12:37pm

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. » 7/02/13 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

Stan Lee makes Batman, Inception, and Star Wars better by adding more…

The folks at How It Should Have Ended are pros at cooking up better, hilarious endings to blockbuster films, and Stan Lee has a tendency to show up in every Marvel movie. So what happens when the two team up to insert Stan Lee in non-Marvel movies? Let's just say there would be fewer Star Wars films in the world—and… » 2/16/13 7:30am 2/16/13 7:30am

Video proof that the Inception BRAAAM is being used in every trailer,…

The Hans Zimmer Inception fart has become a staple of every movie trailer everywhere. Studios just can't stop filling their trailers with one BRAAAM after the next. And now someone has pieced together all the trailer BRAAAMS into one perfect, bellowing trailer. Fingers crossed BRAAAM gets its own movie sometime soon. » 12/09/12 7:30pm 12/09/12 7:30pm

Holy Motors: These French people are crazy!

The acclaimed French art movie Holy Motors has been out in the United States for a few weeks, but it just expanded wide — including coming to San Francisco. And it's every bit as bizarre and jarring as you've probably heard. This pomo "fantasy action" film is beautiful and baffling — and sort of does for acting what… » 11/18/12 10:00am 11/18/12 10:00am

Sometimes the best coma treatment is a series of surreal shared sex…

Check out the weird trailer for Vanishing Waves, a Lithuanian erotic science fiction film that just got U.S. distribution. In this film, a neuroscientist volunteers to test a new treatment that allows him to go inside the thoughts of a coma patient, resulting in trippy and sexual imagery. It's NSFW! » 9/26/12 11:53am 9/26/12 11:53am

What if Inception and 300 were built entirely out of LEGO bricks?

For a class project for Staffordshire University's Visual Effects and Concept Design degree program, students assembled a series of animated shorts that reimagined Hollywood blockbusters as LEGO worlds (à la the LEGO Star Wars series). These projects were assembled over a period of 12 weeks, and each represents… » 6/11/12 4:50pm 6/11/12 4:50pm

More Movies That The CW Could Turn Into Teenage Soap Operas

Now that The Hunger Games is breaking box office records, one thing's for sure: The CW is going to be racing forward with its TV version of Hunger Games, called The Selection. We can only hope it goes as amazingly bonkers as The CW's answer to Twilight, The Vampire Diaries. Plus if you consider Arrow to be The CW's… » 3/26/12 3:32pm 3/26/12 3:32pm