12 Incredibly Strange Underground Realms from Science Fiction

Don't judge a book by its cover. Beauty is only skin deep. There are countless aphorisms about looking below the surface of things, because you never know what you might find — for instance, if you looked below the surface of the Earth, you might find lost civilizations, underground empires, and/or lots and lots of… » 1/02/14 10:00am 1/02/14 10:00am

A single image covers 67 years of Penguin science fiction book covers

Check out this weird timeline of book covers, showing which colors dominated on their Penguin book covers over the years. It looks like War of the Worlds had a long yellow period, while Journey to the Center of the Earth was cream-colored for decades. Arthur Buxton created this graphic to honor Jules Verne's 185th… » 1/23/13 3:20pm 1/23/13 3:20pm

The Rock is here to guide you into manhood among the giant lizards

The Rock is here to teach you about being a man, while man-handling tiny elephants and riding around on giant bees. The Rock is strong but sensitive, and he's downright eager to guide you over the threshold into a new world of confusing sexuality, in which the scat of massive birds sprays all over people's faces and… » 2/10/12 9:00am 2/10/12 9:00am

Wild 1969 Japanese magazine art imagines the hellhole at Earth's core

Here's something that should appeal to fans of Gōjin Ishihara's profoundly weird children's art. In 1969. a Japanese magazine published these exceedingly intense depictions of life at the center of our planet. Taking cues from Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Lost World, these drawings and diagrams are the… » 1/30/12 2:25pm 1/30/12 2:25pm

If Journey 2 is a hit, then who should star in Journey 3?

Journey to the Center of the Earth starred a ridiculously game Brendan Fraser, who mugged his way through a series of computer-generated situations in 3D. Now the second movie, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, stars an equally "why the hell not" Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Plus an "as long as I get paid" Michael Caine. » 1/23/12 2:56pm 1/23/12 2:56pm

The 3-D craze comes to classic science fiction book covers

It's not enough that Peter Jackson's The Hobbit will be filmed in 3-D — now your favorite science fiction books will have 3-D covers too. Are you excited yet? Vintage Classics is reissuing five books with 3-D covers: Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Journey to the Centre… » 10/05/10 3:30pm 10/05/10 3:30pm

Journey to the REAL Center of the Earth

This Friday sees the release of Journey to the Center of the Earth, the second major film adaptation of Jules Verne's groundbreaking 1864 novel. While director Eric Brevig's sweet 3D imagery depicts the Earth's core as a biosphere in a bubble of lava, the real center of the Earth might be even more fascinating. We've… » 7/10/08 1:21pm 7/10/08 1:21pm

Riding a Giant Geyser in a T-Rex Skull Is Always Awesome

When I saw an early chunk of footage from Journey to the Center of the Earth at Wonder-Con, star Brendan Frasier was there to tell us what the movie is about. "They fall into a giant hole, and then they have to get back out. That's it," he said with a grin. His goofy, no-nonsense attitude pervades the whole film, and… » 7/10/08 12:42pm 7/10/08 12:42pm

In The Battle Between 3D And IMAX, We All Lose

Now that Dark Knight director Chris Nolan has boasted about shooting his bat-epic on IMAX how many will follow in his footsteps and make movies for the big boy screen? Flight Of The Dragon has announced that it will be going the way of the Bat and filming the live-action dragon flick in 4K resolution for IMAX release.… » 7/08/08 3:30pm 7/08/08 3:30pm

New Official Details About Hellboy 2, Transformers 2, Heroes And Sarah…

Apparently there's something called "spoiler stress" that comes from reading too many spoilers, and it can shorten your life! So handle our new motherlode of spoilers for Hellboy 2 and Journey To The Center Of The Earth 3-D with caution. And don't let all of the crazy spoilers/rumors about Saturday's finale of British… » 6/30/08 6:00am 6/30/08 6:00am