Alcatraz creator Liz Sarnoff explains how to keep actors in suspense

Alcatraz might be the most mysterious and creepy J.J. Abrams production yet — it involves criminals from the famous island prison disappearing in the past and reappearing, without having aged at all, in the present. These time-displaced criminals wreak havoc in present-day San Francisco. » 12/13/11 1:40pm 12/13/11 1:40pm

How long will it take before Stefan makes Klaus his bitch on The…

Now that Klaus has managed to unleash the evil version of Stefan on The Vampire Diaries, is he going to wind up regretting it? Can he handle the full power of Evil Stefan? » 9/15/11 4:55pm 9/15/11 4:55pm

Stephen Lang: Conan the Barbarian is not big on subtext

Stephen Lang has become the go-to guy for gung-ho older soldiers, from Col. Quaritch in Avatar to the time-traveling colonist Nathaniel Taylor in Terra Nova. But maybe the most intense role he's played yet is the evil warlord Khalar Zym in the new Conan the Barbarian. » 8/17/11 1:40pm 8/17/11 1:40pm

Emile Hirsch on The Darkest Hour: It's 28 Days Later with Aliens

You've seen the trailer for the next alien invasion movie The Darkest Hour. Now watch star Emile Hirsch explain how he fires his giant electric alien-killing gun! » 8/05/11 3:30pm 8/05/11 3:30pm

The best analysis of Comic-Con you'll read this year

Amazon's Kindle Singles has just published a long, fascinating essay about the cultural meaning of Comic-Con by Douglas Wolk, author of the Eisner-winning book Reading Comics. If you're interested in a sympathetic but critical analysis of the Con that rules the world of genre writing, filmmaking, TV and art, this… » 8/03/11 4:46pm 8/03/11 4:46pm

Is Rise of the Planet of the Apes anti-science?

You could easily interpret the new Planet of the Apes movie as being an anti-science diatribe — since it's about foolish humans meddling with biology, causing a new race of super-intelligent apes to emerge. » 8/02/11 4:00pm 8/02/11 4:00pm

What Superman comic books is Henry Cavill reading to prepare for The…

Henry Cavill has some huge boots to fill as the new Clark Kent. So what source materials is he reading to prepare to star in Zack Snyder's reboot The Man Of Steel? » 8/02/11 3:10pm 8/02/11 3:10pm

Is everything bad that happens on Torchwood Captain Jack's fault? We…

Is Captain Jack Harkness the secret villain of Torchwood? The formerly immortal time hustler certainly seems to have a nearly limitless dark past. But actor John Barrowman insists that Captain Jack always aims to do the right thing. » 8/01/11 1:24pm 8/01/11 1:24pm

New Prometheus images provide a terrifying reminder of the original …

Can't wait for more of Ridley Scott's terrifying Prometheus Comic-Con teaser? Well wait no longer — a few images from the new footage have leaked out, channeling the gloomy halls of the Nostromo and showing off cast members Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron and Idris Elba. » 8/01/11 11:17am 8/01/11 11:17am

How crazy is Greek god adventure The Immortals going to get?

Tarsem Singh's greased-up Greek god action flick Immortals looks like the sexiest take on Greek mythology yet — and leading lady Freida Pinto tells us that it gets pretty intense. We also asked Stephen Dorff about being the only mortal among the Immortals. » 7/28/11 4:10pm 7/28/11 4:10pm

Matt Smith explains why Doctor Who's darkest hour is yet to come

Doctor Who shook up its entire universe by revealing the truth about River Song — and then left us hanging all summer. How will River Song shape the Doctor's future? We asked Matt Smith. » 7/28/11 3:00pm 7/28/11 3:00pm

10 Quotes that Prove Guillermo del Toro is the Most Outrageous Horror…

Guillermo del Toro isn't just one of the great directors of horror and fantasy — he's also an uncompromising visionary, who calls it likes he sees it. We've been blown away by del Toro's words of wisdom before. » 7/28/11 10:00am 7/28/11 10:00am

The best cosplay of Comic-Con 2011

And now, the moment you've been waiting for. The very best cosplay we saw last weekend at Comic-Con. The people who bring the most joy to the Con floor are most definitely the cosplayers who wear their passions on their sleeves (and the rest of their bodies). Here are some of the most spectacular outfits. » 7/28/11 8:00am 7/28/11 8:00am

TARDIS Burritos and Twilight Spaz Bags: Comic-Con Radvertising

Yesterday we showed you the biggest ad fails at Comic-Con. But now it's time to talk about the very best of the Comic-Con advertising onslaught. Check out our gallery. » 7/27/11 5:00pm 7/27/11 5:00pm

Wil Wheaton says the technobabble on Eureka is better than Star Trek's

Nerd icon Wil Wheaton has returned to sci-fi television as Eureka's slimy Dr. Isaac Parrish. We spoke with him at Comic-Con about just what makes good (and bad) technobabble, the secret to playing a scientist, and what's ahead on Eureka! » 7/27/11 4:30pm 7/27/11 4:30pm

The shiniest things we saw at Comic-Con 2011

For four full days, we soaked in the crazy, creative awesomeness that was Comic-Con over the weekend, basking in the glow of cinematic pyrotechnics, mind-grabbing stories, and breathtaking art. Here's the very best of what we saw. » 7/27/11 3:26pm 7/27/11 3:26pm

What would Jeffster do with the power of the Intersect?

Now that Morgan has uploaded the Intersect into his brain, some of the other Chuck stars think their characters should get a piece of the superpowered action, and argue why they should (or should not) get the Intersect. » 7/27/11 2:51pm 7/27/11 2:51pm

Why Joss Whedon almost didn't take on The Avengers

Rumor has it, some folks have claimed that Joss Whedon isn't macho enough to direct The Avengers. Whedon has a few words for these naysayers, which we captured on camera — along with Whedon's reasons for taking on this project. » 7/27/11 1:03pm 7/27/11 1:03pm

Will The Secret Circle be your new guilty pleasure in fall?

Over the weekend, we had a chance to see the pilot for Secret Circle, a teen sorcery show coming this fall from Kevin Williamson, creator of Vampire Diaries and Dawson's Creek. It's hard to deny the lure of a show whose pilot features teenage girls magically lighting cars on fire. But is it just too cheesy to stand… » 7/27/11 11:50am 7/27/11 11:50am

Plastic surgery dystopia novel Uglies becomes a manga, and a movie

Author Scott Westerfeld has announced a series of graphic novels based on his "dystopian plastic surgery" Uglies series. But this time, the story's protagonist is Shay, Tally Youngblood's best frenemy. Westerfeld also announced the latest progress on the Uglies movie. » 7/27/11 7:30am 7/27/11 7:30am