Our New Favorite Twitter Account: One Perfect Shot

Historical Twitter accounts are fun, but they're also lousy with fakes. That's not a problem with @OnePerfectShot, an account that tweets beautifully framed stills from classic movies. According to creator Geoff Todd, the account's mission is to "honor the past and... inspire a new generation of perfect shots." That's… » 5/03/14 9:49am 5/03/14 9:49am

Stop-Motion Makeup Short Tells A Story On Your Face

Super clever makeup artist Elvis Schmoulianoff has created this sensational stop-motion short that we cannot stop watching. Inspired by the street work from BLU (specifically the wonderful piece titled "MUTO") Schmoulianoff has created his own stop motion beauty. Watch! » 4/29/14 9:45am 4/29/14 9:45am

12 Beloved Movies That Were Originally About Something Very Different

Our favorite science fiction and fantasy films seem to have burst into existence fully formed, already perfect. So it's weird when you realize that a lot of the best movies had the biggest false starts and dead ends. Here are 12 much-loved movies that had very different storylines early on in their creation. » 4/24/14 11:00am 4/24/14 11:00am

The 11 Most Important Political Science Fiction Movies

Science fiction looks to the future — but it also reflects the time when it was created. And the best science fiction often holds up a distorting lens to society that reveals deeper truths. In honor of tomorrow's release of Elysium, here are 11 science fiction films that had a huge impact on pop culture, and also… » 8/08/13 10:04am 8/08/13 10:04am

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light


We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-traveling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it's fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favorite films. » 6/09/13 1:00pm 6/09/13 1:00pm

Is Gotham City really in New Jersey?

Like Tintin's age, Wolverine's daily lager intake, and the number of birthmarks on Popeye's body, the exact location of Gotham City is one of those comic book mysteries we will likely never receive a firm answer to. » 8/15/12 10:05am 8/15/12 10:05am

Watch a 99-year-old Polish war memorial transform into a giant starship…

This is O (Omicron), a projection-mapping installation directed by Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié at the Hala Stulecia in Wrocław, Poland. Completed by architect Max Berg in 1913 to commemorate the centennial of the defeat of Napoleon, this memorial — with the aid of some well-placed lighting — becomes a pulsing… » 6/21/12 2:05pm 6/21/12 2:05pm

Rock Opera Version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis Coming to a Theater Near…

Fritz Lang's Metropolis is certainly a classic among science fiction pictures. It's so popular that Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder crafted a rock soundtrack for the film that included performances from legends such as Freddie Mercury. And now it's coming to a theater near you! » 8/29/11 6:30am 8/29/11 6:30am

Which science fiction films have the best and worst science, according…

Roland Emmerich's 2012 has the worst science in a science fiction film, according to NASA's experts — followed by Armageddon, Volcano, The Sixth Day and Chain Reaction. So what were the films with the best science, according to NASA? » 1/03/11 11:43am 1/03/11 11:43am

The best foreign language science fiction movies

When people list the best science fiction movies of all time, they usually include mostly English-language films. But what about the great films in other languages? Thorin Klosowski lists his ten favorite non-English-language science fiction films. What are your favorites? » 9/20/10 2:30pm 9/20/10 2:30pm

Fritz Lang's Metropolis like you've never seen it before

The restored print of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, with 25 extra minutes, just showed in an art deco power plant in Austin this past weekend. Here's an exclusive look at the gorgeous new Metropolis poster, and check out some pics below. » 9/14/10 2:30pm 9/14/10 2:30pm

25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 25 must-watch science fiction films. » 8/25/10 12:00pm 8/25/10 12:00pm

With Restored Footage, Metropolis Finally Makes Sense

Don't walk into Metropolis expecting a modern movie-going experience. It's an artifact from the earliest days of cinema, a relic from another age of science fiction. But in an era of reboots and remakes, its retro-futuristic weirdness is thrilling. » 5/14/10 1:20pm 5/14/10 1:20pm

The Brazilian SciFi Short "Analog" Is Minimalist Cyberweirdness

This creepy-cool trailer for EBBËTO's 25-minute-long film Analog is an agoraphobe's worst nightmare -a machine keeps a man alive during a deep space journey. Unfortunately, the machine begins to reassess its programming, and a lot of symbolic oddness precipitates. » 3/21/10 4:00pm 3/21/10 4:00pm

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

Lady GaGa Finally Goes Too Far — With Science! [NSFW]

Lady GaGa was already our favorite zombie cyborg, but her latest photoshoot, released in a booklet with the ultra-limited edition of Fame Monster, shows her at her most science-fictional and bizarre, including a weird porno Metropolis pastiche. Possibly NSFW. » 12/21/09 10:30am 12/21/09 10:30am

H. G. Wells Strikes Back with 'Things To Come'

H. G. Wells disliked Fritz Lang's Metropolis with a fiery passion, tearing it apart in a review for the New York Times. The movie Things To Come' is his brilliant celluloid riposte, and you can watch it online for free. » 12/18/09 10:30am 12/18/09 10:30am

Original Metropolis Lives On In Berlin

After more than eight decades, Fritz Lang's original cut of his classic movie Metropolis will be seen for the first time at next year's Berlin Film Festival, including 30 minutes of almost-unseen footage. » 10/30/09 8:00am 10/30/09 8:00am

8 Of The Best Futuristic Burgs in Comics

If there's one thing that scifi has shown us, it's that we don't have to wait to visit cities of tomorrow. Here are some of our favorite futuristic cities from comic books. » 9/14/09 4:09pm 9/14/09 4:09pm

Six Signs You Might Be Dating a Robot

You've met someone new, and things are going great, but you start to notice something off about them. Could your significant other be a robot in disguise? Check our list for the possible signs. » 9/10/09 2:08pm 9/10/09 2:08pm