9 Movies That Were Greenlit Because Something Went Viral On The Internet

Adam Sandler’s new movie Pixels will leave a lot of people wondering how this movie even exists. What kind of a universe allows such a travesty to happen? But Pixels came about because a short film went super-viral. And here are nine other films that were greenlit purely thanks to internet manias. »7/24/15 1:00pm7/24/15 1:00pm


Time travel can't stop your kids growing up, in Mr. Peabody and Sherman

We haven't had a good time travel movie in ages. I guess Looper was the last one. But Mr. Peabody and Sherman, out today, is a lovely time travel film, that has fun with the conventions of the genre. And it tells a unique story about how mastery over past and present doesn't save you from the heartbreak of your kid… »3/07/14 12:00pm3/07/14 12:00pm

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 5:00pm6/28/13 5:00pm

10 Greatest Science Fiction and Fantasy Romantic Comedies of All Time

Science fiction is all about discovering the unknown — but sometimes you find love along the way. This is a great time to love romantic comedies with a science fiction twist, with the surprisingly sweet Safety Not Guaranteed in theaters, and the apocalyptic Seeking a Friend for the End of the World coming out… »6/21/12 1:11pm6/21/12 1:11pm

How a Time Traveler's 'Help Wanted' Ad Became a Surprisingly Touching Movie

When you heard that they were making an indie movie based on the famous 1997 time travel-themed "help wanted" ad, you probably expected a screwball comedy, or some kind of stoner slapstick extravaganza. Something akin to Hot Tub Time Machine, perhaps. So it's kind of a surprise when you see the movie Safety Not… »6/15/12 5:43pm6/15/12 5:43pm

Safety Not Guaranteed: You owe it to yourself to see this movie

Safety Not Guaranteed sounds incredibly gimmicky at first — a whole movie based on an internet meme. Someone placed an ad (in real life) in a magazine in 1997, saying "Wanted: Someone to Go Back in Time With Me." And now, it's a movie. You could easily imagine this turning into something annoyingly quirky and… »6/08/12 3:37pm6/08/12 3:37pm

Which Underdog Movie Could Be This Summer's Sleeper Hit?

Every summer, there's at least one smaller movie that breaks out of the pack. A film that's not based on a huge comic book or toy franchise, with a budget under $100 million. Even though summer is supposed to belong to the big superhero and toy movies, there's always at least one upstart that surprises everybody. A … »5/04/12 4:40pm5/04/12 4:40pm

33 Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies that Could Rock Your Summer

This year's summer movies just won't let up. There's Joss Whedon's Avengers, Chris Nolan's third Batman film, and Ridley Scott's long-awaited return to space horror. Plus maybe a dozen other movies that look like they could be totally fantastic. Here's our complete list of 32 movies coming out between now and… »4/23/12 5:13pm4/23/12 5:13pm

The first trailer for Safety Not Guaranteed, that time-travel movie based on an internet meme

Here's the debut trailer for director Colin Trevorrow's Safety Not Guaranteed, which takes an internet meme from 2005 and spins it into a wistful indie comedy. Here was our Sundance correspondent's verdict on the flick, and I do wish they maintained the power mullet of the original illustration. Safety Not Guaranteed »3/28/12 4:35pm3/28/12 4:35pm

The time-travel comedy Safety Not Guaranteed worked better as an internet meme

During Hollywood's golden era, it was common for a picture (they called 'em pictures back then) to be based on a popular stage play. It still happens, but rarely. The biggest and most visible movies are based on comic books these days (they called 'em graphic novels back then, they'll say of us) but maybe we're about… »1/27/12 12:05pm1/27/12 12:05pm