12 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Are Just Pure Nonstop Fun

Many of our favorite movies feature quiet, introspective moments or deep philosophical discussions in between the scenes where everything is exploding and everyone is running in every possible direction. And that's great. But sometimes, you just want a movie that hits the ground running, and keeps running at top… »11/30/12 1:05pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a… »4/18/12 12:00pm

John Carpenter's music video for the Big Trouble in Little China theme song is hard to watch

We all know that Big Trouble in Little China is the best movie ever made (in which Kurt Russell is extremely confused). But did you know that director John Carpenter and his band the Coup DeVilles starred in a magnificent music video to accompany the flick? It's true! I owe Jalopnik bon vivant Ray Wert for this… »12/07/11 10:25am

The best They Live costumes we've seen (that don't involve sunglasses or bubble gum)

Rowdy Roddy Piper from They Live is one of the great last-minute Halloween costumes, but what if you wanted to be the cheese-dip faces? Kiersten Essenpreis built these fantastic They Live alien faces using basic craft store masks. I would buy one of these bad boys in a heartbeat (but for my morning commute, not… »10/30/11 6:40pm