A Mind-Melting Supercut Of Movie Dream Sequences

Dream sequences are an amazing way of breaking down the walls of reality — even in a supposedly "realistic" film. Film editor Gabriel Adelman has put together a supercut of the most beautiful and disturbing dream sequences from over a century of film, and the results are amazing. » 3/24/15 3:40pm Tuesday 3:40pm

Mom Tries To Explain Inception, Adorably Massacres The Plot

Moms and Chris Nolan movies. What an absolutely wonderful pairing. Watch as one mother explains the plot of Inception immediately after watching the film, and just completely totals the thing, top to bottom. It's great. » 11/07/14 7:20am 11/07/14 7:20am

What Movie Debate Are You Tired Of Having?

What was the REAL ending of Inception? Does it matter that Han shot first? Is Star Wars not really science fiction? These are just a few of the many old-ass movie debates we are ready to retire. » 11/05/14 2:30pm 11/05/14 2:30pm

This brilliant video essay looks at Inception and the Narrative Illusion

Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative. » 10/24/14 5:58pm 10/24/14 5:58pm

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

This Inception board game takes place in the dream world

Inceptor is a board game based off Chris Nolan's Inception, which means it's gorgeous but also complicated. Very complicated. So extremely complicated, in fact, that sometimes doesn't make any sense. But that's okay, we're in. » 2/25/14 8:20am 2/25/14 8:20am

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

Memory implantation is now officially real

The movie Inception is getting closer to reality. By planting false memories into the minds of mice, neuroscientists at MIT have created the first artificially implanted memories. And they've brought us closer to understanding the fallibility of human recollection. » 7/25/13 11:37am 7/25/13 11:37am

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

We are entering a new era of original science fiction movies, says …

We sat down with Joseph Kosinski, director of Tron Legacy and the new movie Oblivion, along with a handful of other reporters. And he told us that it's getting easier to pitch an original film, in the wake of huge successes like Avatar and Inception. Minor spoilers ahead... » 4/01/13 1:51pm 4/01/13 1:51pm

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

Alan Rickman is awesome even when he's making tea in extreme slow-motion

Alan Rickman is commonly termed a "phone book" actor because so many people would be happy to listen to him read the phone book. But would you watch him make tea in super slow-motion while the soundtrack to Inception plays? Well, here is your chance. » 8/18/12 11:00am 8/18/12 11:00am

Famous science fiction movies, depicted as 16th century Ottoman…

For his graduation thesis, Istanbul artist Murat Palta mixed classic motifs from 16th century Ottoman miniatures with famous moments from Western cinema, including plenty of scenes from genre flicks. My favorite embellishment is the T-1000's stately mount. » 7/12/12 7:25am 7/12/12 7:25am

Ultimate Proof that Every Movie is Better With Bears

Bears! They're like mythical fantasy creatures, except that they really exist. And they make everything better. Case in point: Brave, which comes out this weekend, features bears in an important role, which we won't give away here. » 6/21/12 11:00am 6/21/12 11:00am

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

The Most Inappropriate Science Fiction Movie Thongs on the Internet

You've seen our collection of Avox Thongs from the Hunger Games and Twilight face panties. But there are actually scarier pieces of movie-themed underwear available on the internet. » 4/05/12 2:32pm 4/05/12 2:32pm