Nic Cage, God of Acting

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance comes out this weekend — which means we have a chance to pay tribute to one of the all-time great cult-movie method actors. Nicolas Cage has gone from serious Academy Award-winning actor to bee-eating B-movie wizard. » 2/14/12 2:12pm 2/14/12 2:12pm

In which our critic confesses to loving the end of "Knowing"

In Pop Punishment, Louis Peitzman endures the most derided genre films, television, and literature, all for your sadistic pleasure. » 4/29/11 2:22pm 4/29/11 2:22pm

We've seen the future and it's coming to crush us: Pre-apocalyptic…

Why are pre-apocalyptic stories so popular? We get why everyone loves post-apocalyptic worlds: Everybody wants to fantasize about surviving, rebuilding, remaking the world in a new image. But why do people love stories that take place before a horrible disaster? » 11/24/10 4:17pm 11/24/10 4:17pm

30 Awesome Disaster Movie Money Shots

Every great disaster movie has some moments of pure, epic destruction, where everything collapses, burns or blows up real good. Bonus points for destroyed landmarks and victim cameos. Here are 30 amazing money shots from the greatest disaster porn flicks. » 11/22/10 4:10pm 11/22/10 4:10pm

What's the last movie you walked out of?

Not every film can be good; in fact, most aren't. But it takes a special kind of failure to make someone just kiss his or her $10 goodbye and get up and leave. » 5/19/10 2:00pm 5/19/10 2:00pm

The Strange Golden Insectoid Visitor That Descends Upon Apocalyptic…

The big reveal at the end of last year's Knowing was more of a cheesy letdown than a transcendant moment — but concept art by superstar book-cover artist Stephan Martiniere shows us how cool it could have looked. Spoilers below. » 1/14/10 10:30am 1/14/10 10:30am

Best And Worst SF/Fantasy Movies Of 2009

This was a year of extremes: huge CG-heavy spectacles and low-budget gems. Most of all, 2009 made us feel the boundaries of cinema were stretched... for good and ill. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst films of 2009. » 12/30/09 2:41pm 12/30/09 2:41pm

The One Disaster That Nicolas Cage Couldn't Predict

Did Nicolas Cage really predict the future in his schlocktastic thriller Knowing? That seems to be what tech startup Global Findability is hinting, in their infringement lawsuit against the film. Apparently Cage's method of locating future disasters is already patented. » 12/03/09 10:20am 12/03/09 10:20am

Will Transformers 2 Be The Perfect Movie?

Here's our first look at Alice, the co-ed with a secret, in Transformers 2. After a whole summer of wannabe Michael Bay films, we're finally going to get the work of Bay himself. It'll be ludicrous, fiery, splodey, car-crazy and slapsticky. In short, the perfect film. Spoilers and pics below. » 5/28/09 1:30pm 5/28/09 1:30pm

Nic Cage Wants To Take You Higher With Science Fiction

Science fiction is the antidote to violence... or so says Nicolas Cage, explaining his recent conversion to scifi/fantasy, with movies like Knowing, Astro Boy and the upcoming Sorcerer's Apprentice. » 3/27/09 7:30am 3/27/09 7:30am

Sometimes Knowing Isn't Enough

Is life totally random and meaningless? Or is there some predestination, and thus purpose, behind everything? Knowing, opening today, ponders this question and splits the difference: everything is predestined, but it's still all meaningless. » 3/20/09 9:00am 3/20/09 9:00am

Echo's Turning The Dollhouse Upside Down, And Summer Glau's Having A…

Today's spoilers include a ton of Dollhouse pics and plot twists. Plus clips from Sarah Connor and Smallville, plus tell-tale pics from K9, Lost, Heroes and Reaper. And Battlestar, Knowing, Thor and Thing spoilers » 3/19/09 6:00am 3/19/09 6:00am

Major Surprises In Terminator And Knowing, Plus Doctor Who And Lost Set…

Spoilers include more on Arnie in Terminator 4, plus a glimpse of Destro in G.I. Joe. And a surprise twist in Knowing. Plus Battlestar, Lost, Doctor Who, Fringe, Chuck, Smallville, Heroes and Supernatural spoilers. » 3/12/09 6:00am 3/12/09 6:00am

Captain Kirk And Batman Confront Their Arch-Enemies

Today's spoilers include a picture of a major Star Trek moment, and new Wolverine posters. And we've got sneak peeks from Knowing, BSG, Sarah Connor, and Brave And The Bold. Spoilers: your window into futureland. » 2/27/09 6:00am 2/27/09 6:00am

New Pics Reveal The Female Heroes Of Proyas' Knowing

Alex Proyas' Knowing is all about the multigenerational relationships. Nic Cage's character deals with his son and grandson, but he also works with the daughter and granddaughter of the girl who created those numbers. Spoilers! » 2/26/09 10:00am 2/26/09 10:00am

If Nic Cage Was Screaming At You, Would You Listen?

I'd like to think that if Nic Cage was "wigging" out at me about the end of the world I'd listen. But honestly, I'd probably just demand my $10 back from Ghost Rider. » 2/11/09 8:00am 2/11/09 8:00am

Nicholas Cage is the Master of Disaster in Knowing

In Alex Proyas' upcoming film, Knowing Nicholas Cage sets out to sites of predicted disasters to stop the events from happening. We got a peek at two of the mayhem-filled scenes. » 2/08/09 8:00am 2/08/09 8:00am

Strap On Your Mind Control Caps — The Tripods Are Coming

John Christopher's amazing Tripods book series is getting its big-screen debut, thanks to director Alex Proyas. So teens, ready yourself for the rebellion of your lifetimes, against evil alien overlords. » 1/30/09 8:00am 1/30/09 8:00am

Proyas: "Knowing Is The Polar Opposite Of National Treasure"

Nicolas Cage's apocalyptic movie Knowing brings a lot of surprises, says director Alex Proyas. He explained to us how he crafted a widescreen action-adventure, with a spooky family drama at its core. Spoilers below... » 1/29/09 11:34am 1/29/09 11:34am

Monsters, The Rock, And Adults Trapped In Teen Bodies Flood Movie…

A monster from Big Man Japan is giving us the old eye-testicle wink, and we're lovin' it. The LA Times has a spread of new movie pics out, and we've picked the best. » 1/12/09 2:00pm 1/12/09 2:00pm