12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

Low Budget Films That Are More Thrilling Than Most Big Summer Movies

Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them. » 6/28/13 2:00pm 6/28/13 2:00pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

Robot and Frank: Science Fiction at its Absolute Best

The best science fiction is usually about our relationship with technology in some way — how technology changes us, and how we shape it, in turn. But it's rare for science fiction movies to have something interesting to say about technological and scientific progress. That's why Robot and Frank isn't just one of the… » 8/22/12 9:00am 8/22/12 9:00am

Ask the Director of Sundance Sensation Robot and Frank Any Question You…

Jake Schreier directed Robot and Frank, our favorite movie from Sundance 2012 — and now he's here to answer your questions. Want to know how Schreier went about creating an indie movie about a former burglar's relationship with his robot companion? Or how hard it was to create a convincing robot character on film?… » 8/15/12 11:00am 8/15/12 11:00am

Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies That Aren't Remakes,…

They're rebooting Spider-Man. They're remaking Total Recall. Sometimes, when you're in the middle of summer movie craziness, it can seem like every movie is based on an already-existing movie. But that's not really true — there are actually tons of genre movies in development that are new concepts, at least as far as… » 6/27/12 11:15am 6/27/12 11:15am

Robot and Frank is the next great science fiction indie

In the movies, technology is usually represented one of two ways: a hallelujah-worthy miracle or a soul-deadening trespass on the natural order of things. Robot and Frank, a film receiving near-unanimous praise at the Sundance Film Festival, is smart enough to know better. Technology, like everything in life, isn't… » 1/23/12 7:00am 1/23/12 7:00am