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How Ex Machina's Director Wants To Film VanderMeer's Crazy Annihilation

Ex Machina rocked our world with its story of artificial intelligence and messed-up dynamics. And its director, Alex Garland, is in line to direct the movie of Jeff VanderMeer’s acclaimed book Annihilation next. Is that really going to happen? How do you pull that off? We asked him. » 7/14/15 11:30am 7/14/15 11:30am

Design Secrets of Ex Machina, This Year's Boldest Science Fiction Movie

Ex Machina looks unlike any science fiction film you’ve seen lately. Its mostly subterranean location is opulent and claustrophobic—and then there’s Ava, the eerily beautiful robot. Check out an exclusive clip from the DVD’s special features, and our interview with the film’s production designer, Mark Digby.… » 7/13/15 8:00am 7/13/15 8:00am

This Is Just Some Of The Most Eye-Popping Terminator Art We've Ever Seen

Victor Martinez has blown our minds with dazzling concept art for Star Trek Into Darkness and Real Steel. And his Terminator Genisys concept is no less astounding. Given a chance to reimagine Skynet’s arsenal, Martinez went all out. The result is nothing less than some of the best Terminator artwork ever. » 7/06/15 4:00pm 7/06/15 4:00pm

Arnold Somehow Saves Terminator Genisys From Being A Total Disaster

Arnold Schwarzenegger is once again playing a machine cloaked in human skin in Terminator Genisys, but now he’s the most human thing in a plastic movie. Arnie’s trademark grimace looks rough around the edges, like a slab of petrified wood after years of erosion. In a movie that’s basically shitty comfort food, the… » 7/01/15 8:00am 7/01/15 8:00am

Rumor: Naked Arnie Will Look "Like A Ken Doll" In Terminator Genisys

The new Terminator movie will give us another look at the iconic scene from the original film, where a naked killer robot arrives in the past to hunt down Sarah Connor. But now it appears as though we'll be seeing a lot more of Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger than we had in the past... but he won't be anatomically correct. » 2/25/15 1:07pm 2/25/15 1:07pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

Must Read: An FAQ Explaining Why You Should Worry About Killer Robots

We all agree that programming robots to kill humans at their own discretion is a bad idea — but this scenario is a lot closer than most of us realize. A new FAQ from Human Rights Watch summarizes how close we are to autonomous killing machines, and how important it is to ban them now. » 10/22/13 12:45pm 10/22/13 12:45pm

What's the greatest story ever told about robot consciousness?

We may or may not find an extraterrestrial civilization in your lifetime — but that doesn't mean we won't encounter a different sort of consciousness. Robots could soon be the strangers in our midst, and science fiction has prepared us. What's the best story for understanding how robots might think? » 6/21/13 5:00pm 6/21/13 5:00pm

Cops Vs. Killer Robots, in the Dazzling First Teaser for the Short Film

This first teaser for the short movie called 2088 is pretty brief — but you may find yourself rewatching the scene of mechanistic rampage a few times, because it looks that cool. This film is directed by Steven Ilous from the VFX house SMI Entertainment, and you can kind of tell it's the work of a VFX professional.… » 11/20/12 4:52pm 11/20/12 4:52pm