Men in Black III's villain could have looked a lot more horrific

Boris the Animal, the monstrous villain of Men in Black III, had some creepy touches, including the weird teeth and the spidery things coming out of the palms of his hands. But he could have looked a lot nastier, judging from this early concept art by Kevin Chen, based on designs by superstar creature designer Rick… » 1/17/13 2:32pm 1/17/13 2:32pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

What if Inception and 300 were built entirely out of LEGO bricks?

For a class project for Staffordshire University's Visual Effects and Concept Design degree program, students assembled a series of animated shorts that reimagined Hollywood blockbusters as LEGO worlds (à la the LEGO Star Wars series). These projects were assembled over a period of 12 weeks, and each represents… » 6/11/12 4:50pm 6/11/12 4:50pm

Watch how MIB3 threw Will Smith off the Chrysler Building

Men in Black 3 dethroned Avengers this past weekend, hitting number one at the box office. But before we marvel at Will Smith's ticket selling power, let's take a minute to dissect some of the more spectacular VFX shots and alien beasties created to make the third Men In Black movie look so cool. First up, check out… » 5/29/12 12:30pm 5/29/12 12:30pm

Men in Black 3 will erase all meaning in your life

Will Smith has starred in lots of formulaic movies. And he knows better than anyone that there's something comforting as well as exhilarating about a movie that plays out according to a set of steps. Which is what makes Men in Black 3 so weird: it's a movie where the blockbuster formula is the opposite of comforting. » 5/25/12 9:08am 5/25/12 9:08am

What Men in Black III Learned from the Second Film's Mistakes

Barry Sonnenfeld has been making Men in Black movies for 15 years. We were lucky enough to talk to him one-on-one and find out the secrets of making a Men in Black movie. Including what Sonnenfeld learned from the much maligned second flick, why some MIB staples aren't in the third film, and how the series has changed … » 5/23/12 9:32am 5/23/12 9:32am

Was this Canadian hotel worker visited by the real "Men in Black"?

Conspiracy theorists are buzzing about this video, where a guy describes the weird encounter his colleagues had with two "men in black" who were asking strange questions about him. He even got some footage of them from the hotel's security camera. Apparently these two absolutely identical men, in identical black suits,… » 5/07/12 2:06am 5/07/12 2:06am

Would you eat a Men in Black-themed ice cream Lunar Cheesecake?

Every year, there's at least one summer movie that has a bizarre fast-food tie in — usually a weirdly themed Slurpee-style frozen drink. This year, my vote goes to Baskin Robbins, which just rolled out an assortment of Men in Black III-themed frozen treats, including the above "lunar cheesecake." Something about the… » 5/04/12 3:20pm 5/04/12 3:20pm

Every one of Rick Baker's aliens from Men In Black III is a work of art

Pretty much the one thing we remain excited about in Men in Black III is the fact that monster creator and movie legend Rick Baker was involved. We knew he was going to make beautiful retro alien creatures — and from the looks of this massive gallery, he didn't disappoint. Behold the world of wonders Baker had made… » 5/01/12 10:46am 5/01/12 10:46am

Which movie will be this summer's biggest surprise flop?

It's almost summer movie season! The time when Hollywood releases a flood of giant tentpole movies, each of them with massive budgets and blockbuster hopes. And with huge, star-studded movies coming out almost every weekend, some of them are bound to fail. Every summer, there's at least one film like Speed Racer or » 4/18/12 12:21pm 4/18/12 12:21pm

The 10 Best Retorts in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A properly-delivered snappy line can be so good that it's worth whatever hardship prompted it in the first place. Usually it's the line you think of two weeks after being insulted. In science fiction and fantasy, with the benefit of a script, it's delivered right on time, and in every imaginable situation. Take a look… » 3/23/12 10:00am 3/23/12 10:00am

If there's no Will Smith song in Men in Black 3, I will kill myself

And I've already devised the mechanism of my demise. I will first draw a bubble bath and sidle in completely naked. Via remote sensor, the rising water levels will activate a television across the room, which will begin playing the episode of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air where Will invites Bel Biv Devoe to secretly film a… » 3/23/12 7:00am 3/23/12 7:00am