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

You Wouldn't Want To Be Left Behind With These Idiots

The genius of the Left Behind series is the way it combines Roland Emmerich-style disasters with its Biblical lectures. And the new movie version even stars Nicolas Cage. So it's too bad this new movie fails on the "disaster epic" front, because it's too busy torturing its incredibly clueless characters. » 10/03/14 9:00am 10/03/14 9:00am

Rumor Patrol: A New Walking Dead Character, And Ant-Man's New Director

Read a page from the Hunger Games: Mockingjay script. Check out photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger as an aging T-800 in Terminator: Genesis. Sleepy Hollow gets a new sheriff and a possible new love interest. Check out an Earth to Echo trailer. And a pop star joins the guest cast of Doctor Who. Spoilers now! » 5/30/14 6:00am 5/30/14 6:00am

Could Hugh Jackman play Wolverine in four more X-Men films?

Vin Diesel has pretty much confirmed that he's a member of Guardians of the Galaxy. Natalie Portman catches us up on Jane Foster in Thor: The Dark World. Chappie, Neill Blomkamp's robot comedy, gets a synopsis. Check out schematics for X-Men: Days of Future Past's Sentinels. The Walking Dead is really into horses now.… » 8/14/13 6:00am 8/14/13 6:00am

Are Conservatives Better at Creating Futuristic Stories?

During a recent campaign appearance, Republican presidential candidate John McCain revealed his science fictional side: He gave an entire speech where he pretended the year was 2012 and he'd already been president for four years. Apparently, he'd been getting a lot of things done, like fixing the environment and… » 5/16/08 3:00pm 5/16/08 3:00pm

Science Fiction Angels Who Are Really Aliens in Disguise

The Left Behind books (and movies) are one of the most popular edge-cases in the science fiction world. They're shunned by many SF fans as too cheesily religious, yet embraced by zillions of Christians who made this many-volumed tale of the Rapture and Armageddon into bestsellers. They're an odd anomaly hovering… » 1/15/08 10:30am 1/15/08 10:30am