Scifi's Reign Of Animation Is Only Just Beginning

Click to viewFor the first time ever, two animated science fiction movies will open the same day, this Friday. Of course, Star Wars: Clone Wars will smush the flies-in-space epic Fly Me To The Moon like... well, like a bug. But this animated traffic jam is still significant, because of what it signals: the rise of… » 8/11/08 5:03pm 8/11/08 5:03pm

Space Chimps Monkeying Around Isn't Entertaining

Click to viewIf, by any chance, you've seen the trailers for Space Chimps and thought, "Hey! Wall-E was pretty good, and who wouldn't want to see the uplifting animated tale of three heroic monkeys traveling into space to save the world?" then I have one simple message for you: For the love of all that you hold dear,… » 7/19/08 11:00am 7/19/08 11:00am

Scrappy Little Flies Save The Apollo 11 Mission

A trio of flies follow their hearts on board NASA's Apollo 11, and end up saving the lives of America's first moon-walkers in the animated movieFly Me To The Moon. Follow Nat, IQ and Scooter as they dream big and end up sharing a space suit with Buzz Aldrin (who voiced his own CGI character). Other familiar voices… » 6/05/08 8:20am 6/05/08 8:20am

Monkeys In Wormholes Are Automatically Funny

The summer's most anticipated monkey movie, Space Chimps, goes for the really low-hanging fruit (sorry) when it comes to scifi humor. Either the whole movie is full of jokes like this cheesy "Space, the final frontier" routine, or they just packed all those moments into the trailer to reassure the grown-ups they'll… » 4/08/08 6:30am 4/08/08 6:30am

Why Everything Goes Better With Space Monkeys

With Space Chimps officially the most anticipated monkey movie of the summer, it's time to take a serious look at our spacefaring simian cousins. (Especially after we discovered our readers are as obsessed with monkeys as we are.) And it turns out there are way more of them than we'd realized, including space-monkey… » 3/13/08 12:01pm 3/13/08 12:01pm

What'll Be The Most Surprising Hit Movie Of The Summer?

Out of a dozen or so scifi movies coming out this summer, only four of them are absolutely bulletproof, according to you, our readers. Ten of this summer's science fiction films are in danger of falling into obscure-cult-classic territory — or worse. But there's also an excellent chance that at least one underdog will… » 3/12/08 12:20pm 3/12/08 12:20pm