Crowdfund a Space Elevator documentary, Robot adventure comics and more

This week's look at the latest in crowdfunding fun features a comic about two bickering robots on an adventure, but that's not all - there's a crazy fantasy video game that blends elements of Cooking Mama with Avatar: The Last Airbender, documentaries about Space Elevators, and sand. Lots and lots of sand. » 9/27/14 12:55pm 9/27/14 12:55pm

This is what London's skyline could look like in 20 years

With more than 200 towers of heights 20 stories or greater planned to be built in London over the next 20 years, the UK's capital city is in for some big visual changes. Architectural visualization firm Hayes Davidson places those planned towers over a current image of London to imagine the future shape of London's… » 2/04/14 9:40am 2/04/14 9:40am

Battleship proves alien invasion movies are just as contrived as…

Battleship is superficially based on an old board game, but really it's the latest in a long line of movies about alien forces coming to our planet and trashing the place. And this movie proves what we've suspected for a long time: the Hollywood alien invasion picture relies on a whole series of ridiculous… » 5/18/12 9:00am 5/18/12 9:00am

Upcoming Movie Sequels that Are More Pointless than Ghost Rider 2

This month is like exhibit A for Hollywood's propensity to churn out sequels that nobody asked for. You've got Journey 2, opening today. And then next week, there's Ghost Rider 2, in which Nic Cage tries to "improve" upon the first flaming-skull motorcycle movie. » 2/10/12 2:00pm 2/10/12 2:00pm

Why We Can't Have Great Movies

Universal Pictures chief Ron Meyer caused a splash late last week, when he admitted that "we do make a lot of shitty movies," and listed Land of the Lost, The Wolfman and Cowboys & Aliens among the studio's clunkers. » 11/07/11 12:39pm 11/07/11 12:39pm

Get your naughty bits sucked inside a world of alien horror, with the…

Remember Skyline? The horrible alien action flick that started with a wing and a prayer, filming in the condo of owned by the directors Strause? We all thought it would be good, but sadly it wasn't. » 6/01/11 3:01pm 6/01/11 3:01pm

Lessons that 2010 taught the entertainment industry

This was a year of hard lessons. Movie attendance and ticket sales fell. Television shows struggled and died. Book publishers faced an electronic future. And through it all, some great works of the imagination thrived. What did 2010 teach us? » 12/29/10 1:27pm 12/29/10 1:27pm

Hollywood contemplates killing off the "middlebrow" movie for a better…

The box office has spoken — no longer will the public fork over their wages for derivative movies like The Wolfman or Gulliver's Travels. But does that mean better movies in 2011? Perhaps. » 12/28/10 2:20pm 12/28/10 2:20pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2010

This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010. » 12/27/10 4:09pm 12/27/10 4:09pm

Skyline is the most pointless movie of the year

There's a crowded field when it comes to pointlessness in movies, but alien invasion flick Skyline broke from the pack with its unfunny vacuity. Do not despair, though. It was just awful enough to have so-bad-it's-good potential. Spoilers! » 11/12/10 4:19pm 11/12/10 4:19pm

The Star Trek 2 script is almost done, but will J.J. Abrams direct it?

As the script for the Star Trek sequel nears completion, the question becomes who will direct it. Disney's adaptation of its Magic Kingdom theme park attracts Jon Favreau and Ron Moore. » 11/12/10 6:00am 11/12/10 6:00am

Hydras, Drones and Tankers: The inside scoop on Skyline's alien shock…

We chatted with the directors of this weekend's big alien-attack movie Skyline. Find out each space invader's name, rank, size and duty — plus how their creepy blue hypnotizing light works, and what's in store for Skyline 2. » 11/11/10 4:30pm 11/11/10 4:30pm

Harrison Ford says he wants Indy 5 to happen. Plus Skyline has a…

Harrison Ford is ready to don the fedora and bullwhip for one more Indiana Jones movie...and George Lucas is working on it. Skyline has a twist ending that will throw everything that came before in a whole new light. Spoileranza! » 11/10/10 6:00am 11/10/10 6:00am

The Skyline aliens haven't revealed all their secrets. Plus the…

We know the Skyline invaders are out to conquer Earth, but we don't yet know the whole story. True Blood finds one of its main witches. Tron Legacy gets an animated spin-off with an all-star cast. Spoilers for all! » 11/09/10 6:00am 11/09/10 6:00am

True Blood's resident werewolf could be the new Superman. Plus…

Green Lantern's production designer explains what the Lantern's mental constructs will look like. See Captain America on a motorcycle and Hydra in action in new set pictures. The story of a time-looped, alien-fighting marine might have found its star. Spoilers! » 11/08/10 6:00am 11/08/10 6:00am

General Zod won't be Superman's next movie villain. And the Spider-Man…

Zack Snyder denies one - and only one - of the most persistent rumors about his Superman movie. Television's most famous president is Spidey's new uncle. Get inside The Event. Plus Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Fringe casting. » 11/05/10 6:00am 11/05/10 6:00am

Mark Ruffalo is looking for the lighter side of the Hulk, and could…

The most comprehensive Green Lantern plot summary yet has hit the web... but can we trust it? The most famous X-Man might be cameoing in First Class. Time to celebrate All Spoils' Day! » 11/01/10 6:00am 11/01/10 6:00am

The Light Runner stars in the latest Tron clip. Captain America bares…

Olivia Wilde takes us for a drive in a new Tron clip. More photos from Captain America have surfaced, as have character details for Wolverine's trip to Japan. Plus, details on X-Men: The First Class, The Walking Dead, and Alien. » 10/29/10 6:00am 10/29/10 6:00am