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 tough … » 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 robots … » 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

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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

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

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