Scifi's Reign Of Animation Is Only Just Beginning

Click to viewFor the first time ever, two animated science fiction movies will open the same day, this Friday. Of course, Star Wars: Clone Wars will smush the flies-in-space epic Fly Me To The Moon like... well, like a bug. But this animated traffic jam is still significant, because of what it signals: the rise of… » 8/11/08 5:03pm 8/11/08 5:03pm

Are You Ready To Be An Evil Colonist?

Humans are a plague, shredding across the galaxy and destroying other peace-loving creatures. At least, that seems to be the theme of a number of movies that are coming out in the next few years. I've been wondering what would replace the post-apocalyptic-Earth as the stock plot for "dark" science fiction movies, and the … » 5/07/08 4:30pm 5/07/08 4:30pm

Planet 51 Continues Scifi's Invasion Of Animation

The trend of animated movies swinging from fantasy to science fiction (with Wall-E and Space Chimps) continues with Planet 51, starring the Rock as a human astronaut who lands on a planet of xenophobic aliens who regard him as an invader. Written by Shrek scribe Joe Stillman, Planet 51 is a "reverse E.T.," the Rock says. … » 4/25/08 12:00pm 4/25/08 12:00pm

The Rock In Alien Bondage

Be very afraid: Science Fiction is about to be invaded by cute, generic computer-generated animation. The family-friendly cast of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jessica Biel and Justin Long will provide the voices for New Line Cinema's first 3D CGI-movie, Planet 51. With a script written by the man behind the first two Shrek » 2/15/08 7:20am 2/15/08 7:20am