Avengers: Age Of Skynet! Or Age Of Johnny 5? The Best Trailer Mashups

Last week, we asked you to send us your favorite Avengers 2 trailer remixes and mash-ups. And the response was pretty awesome. Not suprisingly, there were a lot of Ultron/Terminator mash-ups, but also a beautiful Short Circuit/Age of Ultron combo. Here are our favorite Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer remixes! » 3/23/15 2:33pm 3/23/15 2:33pm

10 Movie Remakes We're Glad Never Happened

There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made. » 8/14/14 10:00am 8/14/14 10:00am

10 Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Remakes (and Why They May…

Hollywood loves remakes. After all, old movies have instant name recognition, and material that's already been proved to work on the screen before. When remaking a book adaptation, you can draw on the previous movie as well as the source material. Of course, remakes are hit and miss — as witness the trail of films… » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

Batman and Darth Vader invade art history, in these absolutely deranged…

Painter Hillary White takes classic works of art and throws in familiar characters like Boba Fett, xenomorphs, and Skeletor. The ensuing pieces delight, induce fright, and resemble yard sale kitsch sold in the seventh circle of the underworld. » 4/16/12 7:00am 4/16/12 7:00am

Alfonso Cuarón's astronaut epic Gravity really does begin with a single…

Christopher Nolan talks Dark Knight Rises villains, while Joss Whedon hints at a Captain America character's fate. Plus a crucial Doctor Who casting update, and more on Man of Steel, Lock-Out, Fringe, American Horror Story, and the Short Circuit remake! » 4/12/12 6:00am 4/12/12 6:00am

Huge casting updates for Ender's Game, Snow Piercer, and the Robocop

Russell Crowe could be in line to star in a science fiction blockbuster... but which one? Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson explains what makes Peeta Mellark tick. Alex Kingston reveals River Song's Doctor Who future. Plus a big Walking Dead rumor debunked! » 2/03/12 6:00am 2/03/12 6:00am

The Ultimate History of Cute Robots

Cute robots have been a fixture in the pop culture landscape, ever since C-3PO and R2D2 crashed on Tatooine in the original Star Wars — but there have been cute robots in pop culture for way longer. The history of cute robots is a proud and totally cuddly one, full of beeping, blooping noises. » 12/07/11 2:00pm 12/07/11 2:00pm

Who is Marion Cotillard really playing in The Dark Knight Rises? Plus…

J.J. Abrams gives an eminently reasonable explanation for all the Star Trek 2 delays. History's greatest B-movie thespian joins Oz, the Great and Powerful. Reports of Green Lantern 2 may have been exaggerated. And what's going on with Eureka's future? » 8/05/11 6:00am 8/05/11 6:00am

What science fiction and horror flicks are on Hulu these days?

Hulu's scifi and horror pages are chock full of worthwhile movies, even if the selection skews towards the ridiculous and low-budget. Here's the cream of the crop. Apologies to our international readers! » 9/04/10 10:00am 9/04/10 10:00am

Don't Remake These 21 Movies, Film These Books Instead!

There's only one thing Hollywood loves than a movie based on a toy: remakes. Dozens of science-fiction classics are slated for do-overs. But instead of remaking films that were fine the first time, here are 20 books Hollywood should film. » 3/05/10 1:17pm 3/05/10 1:17pm

New Short Circuit's Directorial Choice Short Circuits Potential

Here's how to quickly and easily kill any interest we had in the Short Circuit remake completely dead: Bring Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Daddy Day Care's Steve Carr on board to direct. Poor Number Five. You deserved better. [Empire] » 10/27/09 12:00pm 10/27/09 12:00pm

16 Great Characters with Numbers For Names

This week, we're gearing up for 9, Shane Acker's film about nine animated rag dolls, each known only by their number. With that in mind, we list 16 other characters who have numerical monikers. » 8/31/09 2:36pm 8/31/09 2:36pm

Royksopp Video Chronicles Doomed Girl/Robot Romance

Fresh on the heels of their carnivalesque Space Invaders video, Norwegian electronica duo Röyksopp have created an epic romantic saga for our time in "The Girl and the Robot," their new single featuring Swedish diva Robyn. » 6/09/09 3:40pm 6/09/09 3:40pm

Short Circuit Remake Gets A Screenwriter

Rumors of a remake of the eighties robot comedy Short Circuit have been circulating for over a year, but yesterday the project just got a lot more serious with the announcement of an experienced comedy screenwriter. » 6/04/09 7:30am 6/04/09 7:30am

The 3 Laws May Not Be Enough To Guide Robot Warriors

What does the Pentagon think about a possible robot uprising? Is Star Trek's view of combat realistic? We asked P.W. Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and author of Wired for War. » 4/01/09 9:00am 4/01/09 9:00am

The Greatest Human-A.I. Buddy-Comedy Chemistry Of All Time

The best friendships between humans and artificial intelligences are like Crockett and Tubbs from Miami Vice » 8/06/08 5:00pm 8/06/08 5:00pm. A.I.s can be our pals, sharing witty banter and friendly advice. Just look at and . Not to mention some classic pairings. Here's our guide to the coolest and wittiest human-A.I. partnerships. We're dividing…

Johnny 5 Is Coming Back, But Tremors Is Dead

Tremors is possibly the best movie about giant man-eating worms in the history of giant-worm movies. But alas, its reign is over. There will be no more rock jumping cowboys defending their worm filled mine shaft, or tight-jeansed Kevin Bacon's terrible accent. Now that the Sci Fi Channel's Tremors series is over,… » 7/10/08 10:38am 7/10/08 10:38am

The Robots That WALL-E Stole From

Everyone already knows that WALL-E is a direct rip-off of Short Circuit's Johnny 5. But J5 isn't the only track bot that Pixar borrowed the WALL-E look from. We've taken a deeper look into the world of androids and bulky square robotics and compiled a list of other machines that may have given WALL-E his lensy eyes or… » 5/28/08 5:00pm 5/28/08 5:00pm

Johnny 5 Apparently Still Alive 22 Years Later

In what can only be some kind of Machiavellian move to distract protesting fans from protesting about Fanboys, producer Bob Weinstein has announced a remake of 1986 nutty robot comedy Short Circuit, to be written by the people who came up with the original movie. » 4/04/08 7:30am 4/04/08 7:30am

Wall-E Was Inspired By the Sexual Frustrations of Pixar Nerds

Wall-E director Andrew Stanton told us that he didn't think about the robot Johnny 5 from Short Circuit when his team was designing the look and feel of Wall-E, which seems hard to believe. Instead, he says his inspirations came the from Luxo Jr. lamp in the Pixar logo, a pair of binoculars, R2D2, and the wacky little… » 2/27/08 8:40am 2/27/08 8:40am