10 Decent Movies That Were Doomed by Unfair Memes

Sometimes a movie sparks everybody's imagination months before it comes out. When a film gets talked about, that's usually a good thing — and it's an even better thing when it becomes the subject of memes and ideas. Unless those memes totally misrepresent what the movie's about, and wind up killing all interest in… » 1/17/13 11:10am 1/17/13 11:10am

The New Twilight Zone Movie: Just a Generic Spooky Action Thriller?

Matt Reeves, director of Cloverfield and the U.S. remake of Let The Right One In, is in final talks to direct the new Twilight Zone movie. And he could be making it as soon as next summer. But it won't be what you might be expecting from a film adaptation of Rod Serling's television series. » 10/16/11 10:44am 10/16/11 10:44am


Lessons that 2010 taught the entertainment industry

This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us? » 12/29/10 1:27pm 12/29/10 1:27pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2010

This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010. » 12/27/10 4:09pm 12/27/10 4:09pm

Coolest Shakespeare Riffs in Science Fiction and Fantasy

With The Tempest, opening tomorrow, Julie Taymor and Helen Mirren bring a splashy fantasy vibe to the Bard. But science fiction and fantasy have been playing with Shakespeare forever. Here are the greatest Shakespeare homages and cover versions in SF. » 12/09/10 5:10pm 12/09/10 5:10pm

Thunder gods and foul-mouthed fairy tales hit comic stores this…

There's a lot of interesting reads in your comic shop this week, such as reprints of classic Planetary crossovers, the return of Odin in Matt Fraction's Thor, the 100th issue of Fables, and much more! » 12/07/10 9:07am 12/07/10 9:07am

When Americans remake foreign horror films: the report card

It's official: U.S. audiences decided not to let in Let Me In. The U.S. remake of the Swedish vampire classic crashed and burned. But most other domestic horror remakes have been critical or box-office failures. Check out our damning statistics. » 10/18/10 12:01pm 10/18/10 12:01pm

Is Let Me In's main character a serial killer, or just under a…

We knew Let Me In's vampire girl had super-strength, but did you know that she can control minds as well? In our exclusive interview with the film's star, Kodi Smit-McPhee, he reveals how Abbey plays with his character's mind. » 10/08/10 2:52pm 10/08/10 2:52pm

Hammer Films moves into publishing — and Jeanette Winterson's writing…

I don't know what's more astonishing: that Hammer Films is giving horror publishing a major jolt of life with its new deal with Arrow Books/Random House. Or that literary superstar Jeanette Winterson is writing the first title, a novella. [Guardian] » 10/07/10 9:00am 10/07/10 9:00am

"Let Me In" is quietly disturbing and horrific

Let Me In, the unusual story of a child vampire and the human boy she comes to love, is moody and quiet. It's a movie whose horror slowly creeps up on you, leaving a profound feeling of disturbance behind. » 10/01/10 5:51pm 10/01/10 5:51pm

Chris Nolan is meeting with a short list of possible Superman directors

The new Superman movie is roaring ahead — The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, who's producing, reportedly has five potential directors in mind, and he's meeting with them now. So who's in line to revamp the Man Of Tomorrow? » 9/23/10 6:22pm 9/23/10 6:22pm

The first two castmembers for J.J. Abrams's Super 8, plus new promo…

We finally learn something about J.J. Abrams's top secret movie project, with two great actors cast. There are new videos and photos out for Fringe, The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Smallville, Caprica, The Sarah Jane Adventures, and so much more! Spoiler-ha! » 9/20/10 6:00am 9/20/10 6:00am

Jon Hamm could actually be the next Superman, and an Oscar winner is…

The star of Mad Men might be a serious candidate to play the new Man of Steel. Warner Bros. might have found the right star for Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity. Plus lots of spoilers for Fringe, Chuck, Clone Wars, and more! » 9/14/10 6:00am 9/14/10 6:00am

Bilbo may get to kick some ass in The Hobbit, while Kick-Ass 2 will…

The end of The Hobbit might be changed to give Bilbo a chance to show off his newfound bravery. Kick-Ass 2 will feature rival gangs of superheroes and supervillains. Plus a bonanza of Syfy spoilers, Doctor Who, Fringe, and more! » 9/13/10 6:00am 9/13/10 6:00am

5 new clips from Let Me In bring the full-on vampire chemistry

Let The Right One In wasn't just your average vampire horror film. At its heart, the Swedish indie was about the characters and their complicated relationships. Thankfully, the latest batch of clips from the American remake proves it understands this. » 9/10/10 6:30am 9/10/10 6:30am

Hit-Girl explains her dream ride for Kick-Ass 2, plus Bruce Campbell…

Chloë Moretz will return as Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass 2, no matter how much taller she gets. See some photos her as a vampire in Let Me In. Plus spoilers for The Hunger Games, Fringe, Chuck, Supernatural, True Blood and more! » 9/10/10 6:00am 9/10/10 6:00am