Trailer For Dystopian Flick Young Ones Features The Real Robot BigDog

We did NOT expect to get this excited about another dusty dystopian flick, but there's something about Young Ones that hits us right in the "near future" sweet spot. First up, the cast is stellar — it has Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and BigDog! We're so glad BigDog is getting its big screen debut. » 7/14/14 11:09am 7/14/14 11:09am

Chris Carter Wants To Make 99 Episodes of New Hell Series The After

X-Files creator Chris Carter is back with the strange, post-apocalyptic Amazon series The After. Inspired (loosely) by Dante's Divine Comedy, Carter boasted that he would like to make 99 episodes, similar to the 99 cantos in the book. Thankfully Amazon has only given him the cash to make eight. » 7/14/14 7:30am 7/14/14 7:30am

The One Fatal Flaw That Nearly Sinks The Last Ship

Thus far, The Last Ship is way more fun than I'd dared expect. It's very much a swashbuckling naval adventure, in which the apocalypse provides an excuse for a single destroyer to go off on its own, without any outside orders. There's just one huge problem: the villains, whose behavior makes zero sense in a plague… » 7/07/14 3:12pm 7/07/14 3:12pm

The Rover Is A Movie That Doesn't Care If You Like It, But We Do

David Michôd's follow-up to Animal Kingdom is another Australian crime film, this time set ten years after a global financial collapse. But while this stark movie is both a haunting Western and a frank look a first-world country in decline, it will also hit you over the head with how mean and cheap life is. » 6/20/14 9:19am 6/20/14 9:19am

Colson Whitehead: Zombies Are About "The Everyday Becoming Monstrous"

We loved Colson Whitehead's zombie novel Zone One, in which a team of survivors combs through the wreckage of a post-apocalyptic city, assailed by boredom and weirdness as much as by horror. Now, talking to Salon, Whitehead explains why he's fascinated with zombies: They're like everyday life revealing its horrifying… » 6/03/14 5:00pm 6/03/14 5:00pm

A heartbreaking story set in post-apocalyptic, underwater Brooklyn

We've been eagerly awaiting Joe Russ' post-apocalyptic short film Fathoms, about two people and a cat struggling to survive in the flooded ruins of New York. Now the film has arrived, and it's not just about coping with various hazards, but also about finding the will to survive in the face of overwhelming grief. » 3/05/14 4:02pm 3/05/14 4:02pm

After a global pandemic, monsters stalk post-apocalyptic Scandinavia

Minna Sundberg, creator of the marvelous and magical webcomic A Redtail's Dream is back with a new webcomic, and this time she's destroying the world. What begins as mysterious rash ends up radically altering Northern Europe as we know it—but what is lurking in the woods outside the human settlements? » 2/26/14 12:20pm 2/26/14 12:20pm

Darren Aronofsky wins battle with studio over cuts to Noah

For the past few months, we've been unsure which version of Darren Aronofsky's Noah would be hitting theaters — there were tons of reports that Christian audiences reacted badly in screenings. Paramount had reportedly cut as many as six different versions of the film. But now, it appears Aronofsky has won. » 2/20/14 2:11pm 2/20/14 2:11pm

In Shovel Ready, the real terror isn't Hell on Earth, but Cyber-Heaven

In Adam Sternbergh's novel Shovel Ready, the world has gone to shit after a dirty bomb hit New York — but the really horrifying part isn't the squalor on the streets or the random violence. It's the virtual world that the rich have escaped to, and the virtual afterlife that one televangelist is trying to build. » 1/21/14 1:53pm 1/21/14 1:53pm

Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a captivating tale of privilege and PTSD

The second Hunger Games movie builds on the emotional intensity of the first, telling a harrowing story of what happens when you win a deadly game by playing dirty. Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. Even if you've memorized Suzanne Collins' text, you'll get something new out of it. » 11/22/13 9:00am 11/22/13 9:00am