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 6:00am 3/20/14 6:00am

10 Terrible Ideas for TV Spinoffs of Popular Movies

We all have ultra-high hopes for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, the television spin-off of The Avengers. Will all the characters turn out to be Skrulls? We hope so. But if this show becomes a huge hit, the studios could decide to crank out more TV shows based on popular films. Here are the 10 worst TV shows that could… » 9/13/13 10:28am 9/13/13 10:28am

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 9:00am 7/03/13 9:00am

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 10:20am 7/02/13 10:20am

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 10:04am 5/08/13 10:04am

New Lone Ranger trailer actually has a few funny moments

The crew behind Pirates of the Caribbean is also responsible for the new Lone Ranger movie — so it's probably not surprising that the supernatural cowboy movie is kind of a send-up. The first two trailers made the film look like kind of a serious action movie, but thankfully this new one has some silly. » 4/17/13 1:14pm 4/17/13 1:14pm

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

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 the… » 4/08/13 10:18am 4/08/13 10:18am

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

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 1:40pm 1/14/13 1:40pm

11 of the Least Inspirational Speeches Ever Delivered in Science…

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 11:37am 11/28/12 11:37am

First Impressions: The Best Character Intros from Science Fiction and…

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 1:38pm 8/29/12 1:38pm

Best and Worst Movie Threequels of All Time

When it comes to movie series, the third time is definitely not the charm. Some of the best movies ever made are the second films in a franchise — but it's a rare third film that achieves true greatness. This Friday sees the release of Men in Black III, and everybody's wondering if it can be better than the… » 5/23/12 11:00am 5/23/12 11:00am

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 9:00am 2/24/12 9:00am

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 7:00am 2/07/12 7:00am