Documentary trailer for Fantastic Four movie Marvel wanted to forget

In 1994, monster movie maker Roger Corman made a $2 million adaptation of The Fantastic Four, was never released in theaters for obvious reasons. But now the documentary DOOMED! The Untold Story of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four will show you the lunacy that is this creation, and all the bananas behind-the-scenes… » 1/13/14 4:40pm 1/13/14 4:40pm

When dinosaurs team up with lasers, you're basically screwed

This is my favorite scene from the Roger Corman film Raptor — which is basically an ultra-cheap Jurassic Park rip-off starring Eric Roberts and a bunch of people you've never heard of. In this scene, a researcher working on a project to breed dinosaurs has lost sight of the mission — so he has to be disposed of, using … » 12/06/12 5:00pm 12/06/12 5:00pm

This Week's TV: Why You Should Drop Everything and Catch Up With Alphas

Mostly, this week's television column is going to be devoted to telling you why you should be checking out Alphas tonight, and the Monday nights following. This Syfy show about people with mutant powers really hit its stride at the end of season one, and has continued to be super-watchable in season two thus far. So… » 8/20/12 9:00am 8/20/12 9:00am

The beautiful, secret story of the seal child revealed in Song of the…

What's next for the project for the folks behind the enchanting (and Oscar-nominated) The Secret Of Kells? Behold the concept trailer for Song of the Sea, an adorable animation about the mythical sea child. It's absolutely stunning. Plus, get a look at the first trailer for Space Sherriff Gavan: The Movie and Roger… » 8/19/12 8:51pm 8/19/12 8:51pm

Science Fiction and Fantasy Creators Who Became Their Own Genres

Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a hell … » 4/18/12 9:00am 4/18/12 9:00am

What if Roger Corman or Alfred Hitchcock directed The Hunger Games?

Gary Ross is getting rave reviews for his faithful adaptation of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, but what if a different director imposed his or her own peculiar vision on the dystopian murder competition? These movie posters imagine how Katniss and company would fare in the hands of some very different moviemakers. » 3/25/12 11:00am 3/25/12 11:00am

Quite possibly the finest moment of the entire "sword and cleavage" genre

Barbarian Queen is a lovely movie in its own right, but Barbarian Queen 2: The Empress Strikes Back is superior in many respects. Just check out this sequence where the eponymous barbarian queen duels with the main villain to the death. And meanwhile, the sorcerous Princess Tamis meets her fate at the hands of her own … » 2/16/11 6:42pm 2/16/11 6:42pm

The scenes that were too campy to be included in the campiest Star…

Would you believe that StarCrash, the ridonkulous space opera starring Caroline Munro and David Hasselhoff, was even campier before it was edited for U.S. release? The masterful new 2-DVD set includes loads of deleted scenes, including this batshit supervillain moment. » 9/28/10 5:30pm 9/28/10 5:30pm