Paul Bettany has been cast as the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Okay, now this is clever. Paul Bettany, the voice of Jarvis (Tony Stark's AI butler) for all three Iron Man movies has been cast to play the Vision, the ass-kicking android and frequent member of the Avengers. Which means Jarvis is about to go sentient. Awesome. » 2/07/14 8:15am 2/07/14 8:15am

The World's End: A Science Fiction Movie That's Also Pretty Funny

The World's End isn't the funniest movie of the summer. But it's pretty darn funny in places, and it crackles with storytelling energy. And it's a good example of how to do a science fiction comedy that's actually proper science fiction, not just a comedy with science-fictional trappings. » 8/23/13 9:00am 8/23/13 9:00am

This week, Y: The Last Man writer Brian K. Vaughan returns to comics!

What's in stores this week? A new science fiction series from the man who wrote Runaways, presidential candidates with alien problems, and other sundry good reads. Shall we? » 3/13/12 10:45am 3/13/12 10:45am

10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Actors Who Make Everything Better

There are many actors who help make science fiction and fantasy awesome, but there are some faces you see again and again. And some actors just automatically brighten the screen whenever they appear. No matter what movie or TV show they're in, they make it better. » 9/13/11 10:00am 9/13/11 10:00am

Are scientific discoveries inspiring "Alien Fever" at the box office?

Hollywood has been pumping out a prodigious amount of movies about aliens in recent years, and the public has been eating them up. But just why is it that we can't get enough of extraterrestrial life? » 8/08/11 3:30pm 8/08/11 3:30pm

Science fiction in-jokes just aren't funny any more

Simon Pegg's new movie Paul was a pretty cute nerd-bonding road-trip movie, but it made me realize something: I no longer laugh at Star Trek in-jokes, or inside references generally. » 3/21/11 12:20pm 3/21/11 12:20pm

Americans are an alien species, in Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul

On the surface, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul looks like a drugs-and-sex-addled reimagining of E.T.. But Paul, opening today, is actually also about how America is an alien planet. » 3/18/11 9:00am 3/18/11 9:00am

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reveal their greatest creation: scifi writer…

The funniest character from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul isn't the little gray alien — it's Jeffrey Tambor's Adam Shadowchild. We interviewed Pegg and Frost and got the backstory on Tambor's arrogant science fiction author. » 3/17/11 3:39pm 3/17/11 3:39pm

10 Greatest (and Weirdest) E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Spoofs

It's been almost 30 years since E.T. and his uncomfortably shaped finger ruled movie screens. But Paul, opening this weekend Stateside, is full of little E.T. jokes, most of them featured in the film's trailer. » 3/17/11 10:00am 3/17/11 10:00am

Can Seth Rogen really make a computer-generated alien funny? Watch 5…

Can a CG alien be funny? Is it possible for Seth Rogen (the voice of alien Paul) to land a joke from a sound booth? Or will his UK counterparts have to carry this film? » 3/15/11 10:36am 3/15/11 10:36am

Which film will be the next big indie hit to come out of SXSW?

Every year, at least one movie comes out of Austin's South by Southwest film festival on its way to megahit status. Which of this year's fantastical science fiction and fantasy films at SXSW will hit the big time this year? » 3/08/11 3:27pm 3/08/11 3:27pm

Anne Hathaway is definitely playing Catwoman. Plus Javier Bardem is this

Director Greg Mottola explains why Paul's alien needed to be CGI. True Grit's breakout star still wants to be in The Hunger Games. Plus Johnny Depp talks Dark Shadows, tons of hints from the cast of True Blood, and more! » 3/02/11 6:00am 3/02/11 6:00am

Michael Caine talks the new Dark Knight Rises cast. Plus which major…

Michael Caine has heard all the same rumors we have about who is joining The Dark Knight Rises. January Jones explains the frenzied production schedule for X-Men: First Class. Paul may be a buddy comedy, but it's also not afraid to shed some blood. Roland Emmerich gives updates on his Foundation adaptation and … » 2/15/11 6:00am 2/15/11 6:00am

Find out which villain Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays in The Dark Knight…

We might know who Joseph-Gordon Levitt is playing in The Dark Knight Rises, and it's a lot more believable than Robin or the Riddler...and yet another Inception star could be joining the movie. Bryan Singer explains how X-Men: First Class connects to his earlier films, plus Michael Fassbender talks Magneto and Ridley… » 2/14/11 6:00am 2/14/11 6:00am

First reviews of Simon Pegg's Paul: Great, but it's no Shaun of the Dead

Paul is probably the most anticipated science fiction comedy of the year. Two road-tripping nerds, played by Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, meet an alien "gray" named Paul, who turns their world upside-down. It's our favorite comedy duo going to Comic Con and traveling with an alien! The film has had… » 2/07/11 4:29pm 2/07/11 4:29pm

First glimpse of the massive reconstruction of Comic Con in Simon…

This brand new featurette for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's Paul reveals a lot of details about their new alien friend. For instance, guess who came up with the idea for the character Fox Mulder? The alien, naturally. » 1/14/11 8:00am 1/14/11 8:00am

Paul might be the wrongest alien since Alf turned racist

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are brilliantly out of their depth as UFO tourists who meet a totally obscene alien, in this full-length trailer for the comedy Paul. Other treats include Evil Sigourney Weaver and some sick E.T. jokes. [Apple] » 1/06/11 3:09pm 1/06/11 3:09pm

55 Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies to Watch Out For in 2011

Could this be the biggest year ever for fantastical movies? It certainly looks like it. The calendar is bursting with films about aliens, weird creatures, superheroes and magical worlds. Here's our complete guide to 2011's science fiction and fantasy films. » 1/05/11 12:00pm 1/05/11 12:00pm

Simon Pegg's road comedy Paul beams down all new alien dick jokes

Ready to see the full goofiness of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's new alien road comedy Paul? The extra-long, extra-funny trailer is here. » 12/17/10 10:05am 12/17/10 10:05am