8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate… »3/26/15 3:00pm3/26/15 3:00pm

10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here… »10/01/14 7:33am10/01/14 7:33am

Australia's ponying up $20.2 million in incentives to draw Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to its shores.

Australia's ponying up $20.2 million in incentives to draw Pirates of the Caribbean 5 to its shores. It's coming from the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, which was shelved when David Fincher left. $20.2 million is 30% of Pirates 5's Australian budget. Mostly, this is a reminder that Pirates 5 is still happening. [Variety »9/01/14 3:00am9/01/14 3:00am

New Glimpses From Terminator: Genesis, Godzilla, And Walking Dead!

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 remains in limbo. Arnold Schwarzenegger says great things about the Terminator: Genesis script.There's incredibly revealing descriptions of new Spider-Man footage. And Person of Interest will be bringing in a lot of villains before the season finale. Plus, new photos from How to Train Your… »3/20/14 9:00am3/20/14 9:00am

Lone Ranger is Johnny Depp's tribute to shitty superhero origin films

Lone Ranger appears to be many things, including: 1) A mistaken attempt to revamp a 1950s cowboy show for 21st-century audiences. 2) A Pirates of the Caribbean film where Captain Jack has a bird on his head. But really, it's a celebration of craptastic origin stories, that takes them to their ultimate level of crap. »7/03/13 12:00pm7/03/13 12:00pm

10 Cinematographers Who Turned Science Fiction Movies into Great Art

We have tons of love for great directors — but often, when you're marveling at an especially lovely shot, you're partly admiring the work of the cinematographer who lit it and shot it. Often, the same cinematographer has worked on many of your favorite movies. Here are 10 great painters of science fiction films. »7/02/13 1:20pm7/02/13 1:20pm

12 Movies That Filmed Happy Endings You Never Saw

Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but… »5/08/13 1:04pm5/08/13 1:04pm

10 Movie Taglines That Were Straight-Up Lies (And What They Should Have Been)

We all know that trailers and posters aren't strictly truthful. They're designed to get people to see the movie, not provide an accurate representation of what you'll see when you do. But some go a little further than just gentle manipulation. Here are 10 movies whose taglines were just a straight-up lie, and what… »4/08/13 1:18pm4/08/13 1:18pm

Disney is giving us Brad Bird's mysterious sci-fi project for Christmas of 2014

Disney just released a major new chunk of its 2013-2014 movie release calendar. What's that mean? Some actual news about Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof's mysterious 1952 project, amongst other things! Here's the list, complete with Disney's blurbs (we'll go ahead and list 1952 first, since we know you're salivating for… »1/14/13 4:40pm1/14/13 4:40pm

11 of the Least Inspirational Speeches Ever Delivered in Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

The classic rallying-the-troops speech is a chance for genre movies to achieve Oscar-winning heights of emotional triumph with great acting and writing. And many scifi and fantasy movies have aced it, like Captain Picard in Star Trek: First Contact or Mal in Serenity. But then there are a lot of other movies that… »11/28/12 2:37pm11/28/12 2:37pm

First Impressions: The Best Character Intros from Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies

The most memorable characters in science fiction and fantasy are often the people who made a huge impression the very first time we meet them. Who can possibly forget the first time you saw the face of Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, or heard the voice of HAL for the first time? A great character intro leaves a… »8/29/12 4:38pm8/29/12 4:38pm

Australia's answer to The Hunger Games will leave you hungry

Tomorrow, When The War Began is based on a famous series of Australian books about naughty Asians invading Oz. But the timing of the movie's Stateside release obviously has more to do with Hunger Games fever — here's another film about a group of teenagers dealing with an apocalyptic, dystopian scenario, featuring a… »2/24/12 12:00pm2/24/12 12:00pm

The way we measure box office success is completely broken

A ticket to a 3D movie can cost $15. Tickets to a Friday night showing cost $10.50 at one theater and $12 at the cineplex down the block. A seat for a matinee costs $5. That's quite the variation! But if tickets do not cost the same from time to time and from theater to theater, why measure movie success in terms of… »2/07/12 10:00am2/07/12 10:00am