Behind the scenes footage shows how the Interstellar robots were made

Though I understand its problems, I still enjoyed the visual ride that was Interstellar. Still, the best thing about the movie might have been the TARS and CASE moving monolith robot machines. Here's a behind the scenes clip that shows how the practical effects of TARS and CASE were made and how they were controlled… » 3/27/15 3:02pm Friday 3:02pm

Interstellar's Original Ending Actually Made Sense—And It Wasn't Happy

The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending. » 3/20/15 10:55am 3/20/15 10:55am

The Truth Behind Interstellar's "Scientifically Accurate" Black Hole

You've probably heard that the black hole in Interstellar was a simulation of unprecedented scientific accuracy. You may also have heard that its creation led to an "amazing scientific discovery" having to do with the shape of its accretion disk, which loops over and under its dark, central shadow. Neither of these… » 2/17/15 12:10pm 2/17/15 12:10pm

Interstellar Will Return To The Theaters With Even MORE Footage

If you're going to see Chris Nolan's Interstellar, you really should see it in IMAX just for the space porn. And now if you missed that chance, you're about to get another because the space crying epic is returning to the big screen. » 2/17/15 8:40am 2/17/15 8:40am

These Adorable Interstellar Robot Figures Are Made Out Of Wood

It's maybe not so weird that there's not been any merchandise for Interstellar yet. I mean, it's not really the sort of film that craves action figures. But if there were toys of the weird robots from the film, I'd buy them in an instant - or, as Redditor Espiffany did, build some! » 2/11/15 3:14pm 2/11/15 3:14pm

The Insane Attention To Detail In Interstellar's Big Spaceship Sequence

One of the things that makes Interstellar look different from other recent space movies is the reliance on practical models instead of CG effects. But that gets tricky — especially in one crucial scene from the movie, where some delicate maneuvering required some equally delicate modelwork and camerawork. » 2/04/15 3:45pm 2/04/15 3:45pm

At Least the Critics' Choice Awards Got a Bunch of Things Right

There were a fair number of disappointments in this year's Oscar nominations, but they were followed by some pretty stellar wins at the Critics' Choice Awards. Use them to salve your wounds. » 1/16/15 3:00am 1/16/15 3:00am

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 10:33am 12/23/14 10:33am

A Rousing Tribute To Cinematic Space Porn

"Cinema Space Tribute" is a captivating short film by Max Shishkin that combines the grandest scenes of outer space from more than thirty films, including Alien, Guardians of the Galaxy, Moon, the original Star Wars trilogy and Interstellar. » 12/10/14 10:20am 12/10/14 10:20am

The Model Spaceships That Made Interstellar Look as Real as Possible

Christopher Nolan's quest for realistic-looking space travel in Interstellar was achieved partially through the amazing models of New Deal Studios, which used a lot of ingenuity to achieve Nolan's very specific requests. One solution included a lot of salt. » 12/09/14 1:30am 12/09/14 1:30am

Bonkers Korean Interstellar Spoof Gets All The Crying Right

Interstellar has just become the third most successful foreign film in South Korea, and that means SPOOFS! Watch the totally ridiculous Interstellar takedown from Korea's Saturday Night Live (yes, there's a Korean SNL!). » 12/08/14 8:50am 12/08/14 8:50am

Here's One Genre That Could Replace Post-Apocalyptic Stories

We're in the middle of a huge boom in post-apocalyptic storytelling, including some of the most acclaimed novels and some of the biggest media properties. Will the apocalypse ever stop? What could replace it? Here's one idea: Instead of the apocalypse, maybe we can start writing about colonizing other worlds,… » 12/04/14 6:00pm 12/04/14 6:00pm

Comic Reveals Lost Chapter Of Interstellar, Filling In Dr. Mann's Story

So what exactly did happen during Interstellar's Lazarus mission? Director Christopher Nolan wrote a short comic revealing a crucial moment in Dr. Mann's story. Naturally, expect spoilers below and in the comic. » 11/18/14 9:40am 11/18/14 9:40am

The Monoliths Have Faces: Interstellar Answers 2001: A Space Odyssey

I went to see Interstellar tonight. I sat in the back row of a crowded theater, wrapped in my jacket, and watched. And after all of the three hours and periodic nail biting, I can only say: » 11/15/14 12:52am 11/15/14 12:52am

Fantastic Supercut Of Space Exploration Movies Is Inspiring As Hell

I defy you to watch this incredible trailer, compiled of footage of the human race exploring the galaxy, and not want to immediately get in a space shuttle and blast off. » 11/11/14 4:00pm 11/11/14 4:00pm

Big Hero 6 Just Beat Interstellar At This Weekend's Box Office

Big Hero 6 is on track to rake in a little over $56-million this weekend, edging out Interstellar for the top spot at the U.S. box office. » 11/09/14 3:15pm 11/09/14 3:15pm

Yes, Time Travel Is Possible; Here's How

Time travel's been one of man's wildest fantasies for centuries. It's long been a popular trend in movies and fiction, inspiring everything from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine to the Charlton Heston shrine that is The Planet of the Apes. And with the opening of Interstellar » 11/05/14 1:25pm 11/05/14 1:25pm

Interstellar Is the Best and Worst Space Opera You'll Ever See

Will Jessica Chastain Play A Marvel Hero? Plus A Huge Dr. Strange Hint!

Check out new behind-the-scenes glimpses of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Footage from the Game of Thrones set provides more evidence of a major plot change. Plus, final details about Interstellar, and how much Episode IV inspiration is in the new Star Wars? Spoilers now!
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The First Pitch For Interstellar: "We're Not F--ing Going" To Space

Interstellar is an epic movie about space exploration with promising tag lines like "Go Further." But in reality, the pitch that landed screenwriter Jonathan Nolan the Interstellar gig sprung from his fear that humans had peaked at one flag on the moon. Here's our exclusive interview with Interstellar writer Nolan. » 11/04/14 9:52am 11/04/14 9:52am