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

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 like … » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

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

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

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

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…

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

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