What Movie Was Way Better Than You Expected?

Sometimes low expectations can pay off. Sometimes, you expect a movie to be kind of terrible, and it surprises you by being actually quite good. Sometimes, a movie looks dumb, but turns out to be charming and fun. Which movie did you expect to suck — and then were pleasantly surprised? » 5/09/14 2:23pm 5/09/14 2:23pm

Remembering Richard Matheson

Yesterday, we learned that the great Richard Matheson, who helped bring an amazing maturity and cleverness to fabulist storytelling, had passed away. His longtime editor, Greg Cox, shared with us some remembrances of his collaborations with the grandmaster. » 6/25/13 12:53pm 6/25/13 12:53pm

Syfy launches a giant boxing robot show that wants to be a real-life …

Did you like Real Steel? That movie about Wolverine and a little boy teaching a large boxing robot how to, er... box? The TV executives at Syfy must have, because they just greenlit Robot Combat League, a show about 8-foot-tall robots who get in a boxing ring and, er... well... they still box, actually. It will be… » 11/20/12 3:30pm 11/20/12 3:30pm

The Power List: 23 Movers and Shakers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy devoured our hearts and minds in 2011. The year's hit movies, bestselling books and buzzed-about television shows were dominated by genre fare — and a handful of people played a key part in making it happen. » 12/27/11 12:37pm 12/27/11 12:37pm

Lessons that 2011 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This year has been a wild ride for lovers of science fiction and fantasy. Some hugely expensive, massively hyped projects have failed, but also some new mega-hits have been born. Hollywood is struggling with sagging movie ticket sales and TV ratings, and book publishers are facing a rapidly changing world. It's a… » 12/21/11 8:00am 12/21/11 8:00am

Why Real Steel crushed the weekend's remakes/prequels at the box office

We really liked Real Steel — it wasn't a deep character study, or a brilliant epic, but it was a fun movie about robots beating the crap out of each other. And it had a boy befriending a huge robot, which he then upgraded. It was a robot movie which managed to avoid getting hung up on the question of whether the… » 10/17/11 2:30pm 10/17/11 2:30pm

Designing a World of Robot Fighters: the Concept Art of Real Steel

Real Steel rocked us with its story of a boy bonding with a robot. And a big part of why the movie is such a fun breath of fresh air is its awesome robot designs. » 10/07/11 12:00pm 10/07/11 12:00pm

An early "hero" view of Noisy Boy Another early "hero" view of Noisy Boy An early study of robot evolution Early robot motion…

Real Steel: Better than the Last Two Transformers Movies Put Together

Real Steel comes from the same studio as the Transformers films, and it's clearly intended to hit the same sweet spot of computer-generated effects, fucked-up action and goofy fun. » 10/07/11 9:00am 10/07/11 9:00am

The makers of Real Steel explain why robot boxing really is the future!

Real Steel takes a quirky Richard Matheson story about robot boxing and turns it into a thrilling tale of robots beating each other to scrap metal. We caught up with the stars and creative team behind this film, and they explained how they went about creating a world nine years into the future. » 10/06/11 2:40pm 10/06/11 2:40pm

What does the new Batcave in The Dark Knight Rises really look like?

The cast of Fringe teases Peter's return and a massive new threat to both universes. Joel Edgerton explains why the new Thing isn't like other prequels. Plus an awesome sneak peek at the new DC animated movie Batman: Year One! » 10/06/11 6:00am 10/06/11 6:00am

Darren Aronofsky's $150 million Noah's Ark movie gets the go-ahead.…

Batman is on the run in a new Dark Knight Rises set video. Will another Enterprise Captain return for the Star Trek sequel? Roland Emmerich's Foundation movie gets a new writer. Plus a bunch of Real Steel sneak peeks. » 10/04/11 6:00am 10/04/11 6:00am

These 7 clips prove that there's real acting in Real Steel

Think that Real Steel is just a junkyard where tired boxing movie clichés go to die? We can't blame you: This movie looks like Lionheart with robots. » 9/26/11 2:00pm 9/26/11 2:00pm

Tons of updates for Iron Man 3, Captain America 2, and Thor 2!

Chris Evans explains why Captain America's costume changes in The Avengers. Patrick Wilson talks his love for Prometheus. Mark Millar admits the window is closing for Kick-Ass 2. Plus some intriguing new hints for the Doctor Who finale! » 9/23/11 6:00am 9/23/11 6:00am

Why is the new Superman headed to an Alaskan fishing village?

Man of Steel has finished filming in Illinois, and now it's off to Vancouver for four months of shooting. But the first Canadian location is an unexpected one, as a small British Columbia town morphs into an Alaska fishing community. » 9/19/11 6:00am 9/19/11 6:00am

Marion Cotillard's role in The Dark Knight Rises might not be what you…

Stan Lee explains why his cameo in The Avengers is totally different, while Stellan Skarsgard explains how he fits in among the superheroes. What's the future of Tara on True Blood? Plus new Man of Steel and R.I.P.D. set photos! » 9/13/11 6:00am 9/13/11 6:00am

The Dark Knight Rises takes over Los Angeles... but why is it headed to…

New set photos for Christopher Nolan's final Batman movie reveal that even if Batman is now at odds with the Gotham police, his alter ego Bruce Wayne is still with them... and even hanging out with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Officer John Blake! » 9/12/11 6:00am 9/12/11 6:00am

Find out what's next for Doctor Who, Supernatural and Walking Dead!

Real Steel is all about how robot boxing can be a road to redemption. Reports of The X-Files 3 might be a bit premature. Plus lots more from the sets of The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises! » 9/07/11 6:00am 9/07/11 6:00am