A Guide to Tom Cruise's Genre Movie Acting: The Next Best Thing to Nic…

Tom Cruise is coming back! He's starring in a fourth Mission Impossible movie this weekend, and he's also set to star in two upcoming science fiction films: Joseph Kosinski's Horizons and the movie version of the Japanese alien-fighting novel All You Need Is Kill. » 12/15/11 1:23pm 12/15/11 1:23pm

Nathan Fillion Has Way Too Much Fun With Minority Report's Shiny…

The gestural interface that looked so shiny in Minority Report has turned up everywhere since then, and now it's cheap enough that it's in the FBI's war room, on Castle. Allowing Nathan Fillion to have too much fun bursting windows. » 3/23/10 11:00am 3/23/10 11:00am

Minority Traffic Report Detects Accidents Before They Happen

Two miles ahead, a construction crew is closing down the right lane on a busy stretch of road. A truck stalled on the left shoulder is slowing down drivers who stop to look. In the minivan to your right, a distracted dad is paying more attention to his kids than to the road. Unfortunately, you are aware of none of… » 11/10/08 4:57pm 11/10/08 4:57pm

The History Of Product Placement In Science Fiction

Science fiction is all about showing us new and startling worlds - and it doesn't hurt to sell a few widgets along the way. Like Eureka, which recently proved that you can save the world using Degree antiperspirant. Or the Sarah Connor Chronicles, which showed on Monday that a certain brand of car is the official… » 10/13/08 5:58pm 10/13/08 5:58pm

Eight of the Oddest Inspirations for the Coolest Science Fiction…

Some of the most awesome science fiction machines ever conceived for film, like the turbo-tank AT-ATs from Empire Strikes Back, were inspired by things the concept designers saw every day. You may already know that George Lucas was allegedly inspired to create the AT-ATs by these cargo lifters at the Port of Oakland — … » 3/13/08 12:41pm 3/13/08 12:41pm

Can You Escape Your Fate? Science Fiction Has The Answer!

When science fiction decides to get all deep and philosophical, it always comes down to questions of free will. Do we choose our actions, or are they already totally predictable to someone who could glimpse the future? For example, Terminator 3 caused a lot of controversy with an ending that suggests John Connor can't… » 1/31/08 12:00pm 1/31/08 12:00pm