The Play's The Thing (That Gets You Killed) In Trailer For The Gallows

On the heels of its jarring teaser from April, the full trailer for The Gallows — about a cursed high-school play — offers a lotta night vision and shaky-cam, a haunted VCR (?), a slowed-down version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and a spirited prayer that found-footage horror still has one last breath in it. » 5/23/15 8:30am Today 8:30am

Michael Fassbender Is The Traitor King In The First Clips From Macbeth

The Scottish Play is headed for the big screen once again in Snowtown director Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender as the treacherous lord-turned-king and Marion Cotillard as his scheming wife. These clips introduce the deadly pair and tease a big, beautiful battle scene. » 5/22/15 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

Tomorrowland Is Baby-Boomer Nostalgia At Its Most Dreary

Lots of movies have a wonderful first half, followed by a blah second half. Setup is often easier than follow-through. But Tomorrowland, out today, might become the clearest example of this syndrome. And the reason Tomorrowland falls apart halfway through is because it sinks into Baby Boomer angst. Spoilers ahead...
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Trailer For The Batkid Documentary Will Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy

With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, five-year-old Miles Scott stole our hearts when he fulfilled his dream of becoming Batman for a day. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of the day that San Francisco became Gotham City and Miles became a hero. » 5/21/15 2:20pm Thursday 2:20pm

First Trailer For Maze Runner Sequel The Scorch Trials Is Crazy As Hell


Hey, so I don’t know if you read James Dashner’s dystopian scifi YA novel The Maze Runner. Hit book, hit movie, big-ass maze involved. Well, the first trailer for the movie sequel, subtitled The Scorch Trials, is here, and I don’t know what the hell is going on. Also, I’m pretty sure there’s no more maze running.
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Which Superpower Would Make Someone Basically Unstoppable?

Fantasy and science fiction stories are full of people who have incredible powers — and yet, they’re not just ruling over the rest of humanity, or luxuriating in untold wealth and luxury. Which superpower would make someone basically an unstoppable ubermensch if you took it to its logical conclusion? » 5/20/15 2:48pm Wednesday 2:48pm

First Cooties Trailer Chronicles The Dawn Of The Tweenage Dead

Here’s a twist on the zombie genre we haven’t seen before. In the horror comedy flick Cooties, only those who haven’t been hit by puberty can be infected by the zombie virus, forcing the teachers of this school to take a stand against their once-adorable students. Prep your cootie shot and watch the first trailer here. » 5/20/15 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

How To Raise The Stakes In Your Story Without Wrecking Your Characters

The best science fiction and fantasy stories are impossible to tear yourself away from — and often, that thrilling sense of momentum comes from the sense that the danger to the world keeps getting bigger and scarier. But how do you raise the stakes without sacrificing your characters? » 5/19/15 3:38pm Tuesday 3:38pm

What Science Fiction Movie Made You Feel Dumber After Watching It?

Science fiction is supposed to be scientific, and science is supposed to be accurate. Yet some scifi movies feel it’s okay to ignore the facts of reality into order to tell a story — a story which may be momentarily entertaining, but at the cost of making its viewers stupider. Looking at you, Armageddon. » 5/19/15 2:00pm Tuesday 2:00pm