Comedy Moonwalkers Wonders: What If We Faked The Moon Landing?

Indie action comedy Moonwalkers picked up a distributor after its world premiere at SXSW over the weekend. We're excited, given its cast (Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint) and premise, which puts a hilarious-sounding spin on the long-held conspiracy theory that Apollo 11 failed to land on the moon. » 3/16/15 5:30pm 3/16/15 5:30pm

A Space Program Is Like Interstellar, But Made Of Cardboard And Fun

A Space Program feels like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, if Interstellar was made entirely out of junkyard TVs, whiskey, cardboard and fun. This movie feels like a "sweded" space epic, but it's wonderfully intricate. Watch! » 3/11/15 9:20am 3/11/15 9:20am

Joss Whedon explains why he brought Agent Coulson back to life for …

We're amped that Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D.. But why, after the events of The Avengers, did Whedon decide to bring back a character who was busy being dead? It's because Whedon felt Gregg was the perfect guy to represent the Marvel Universe's… » 3/10/13 11:30am 3/10/13 11:30am

Mondo's first two Game of Thrones posters are brilliant

We've been on the edge of our seats since Mondo first announced they'd be releasing Game of Thrones prints; between the awesomeness of the show and Mondo's incredible artists, we knew they'd be something special. Shockingly, we were right — check out the first two: » 3/08/13 12:20pm 3/08/13 12:20pm

At SXSW 2012, wireless hotspots are people

Seriously, the Soylent Green references are almost irresistible. A marketing group called Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) has come up with a really bizarre solution to the lack of wifi access at South by Southwest 2012: Turn homeless people into 4G wireless hotspots. » 3/12/12 6:20am 3/12/12 6:20am

Horrific post-apocalypse flick The Divide is coming to a theater near…

SXSW's "most likely to make you want to take eight showers after viewing" movie, The Divide, may be coming to a theater near you sooner than we expected. Anchor Bay paid a hefty sum for the rights to The Divide. » 3/16/11 12:54pm 3/16/11 12:54pm

Why The Divide is the most disturbing end-of-the-world flick we've ever…

In almost every post-apocalyptic story the hero usually stumbles upon a group of horrific survivors that demonstrate just how low humanity can go. The Divide is that group's origin story. After seeing this film, I needed to take a shower. » 3/14/11 5:18pm 3/14/11 5:18pm

What can science fiction tell us about the future of social media?

Right now, you are reading a piece of social media. That means it's designed to be passed around on social networks - though it appears on, can easily be transplanted to Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and dozens of others. Or it can be converted to email or a text message you can pass along to people who've… » 3/14/11 3:24pm 3/14/11 3:24pm

The 10 best tweets from South By Star Wars

The South by Southwest festival started over the weekend with events devoted to the world of interactive media, which meant a lot of tweeting and foursquaring and other verbs based on annoying startup names with too many consonants. But luckily there was a conference on another world that we could escape to - a… » 3/14/11 10:00am 3/14/11 10:00am

Insidious: The cheestastic film that scared the sh*t out of us

Holy creepy ghost children is Insidious really freaking scary. Sure, the movie is a bit of a fragmented (and ofttimes foolish) mess but it still scared the crap out of us. » 3/12/11 4:25pm 3/12/11 4:25pm

Which film will be the next big indie hit to come out of SXSW?

Every year, at least one movie comes out of Austin's South by Southwest film festival on its way to megahit status. Which of this year's fantastical science fiction and fantasy films at SXSW will hit the big time this year? » 3/08/11 3:27pm 3/08/11 3:27pm

First trailer from Joseph Kahn's Detention shows off the new…

The director behind our favorite Lady Gaga and Britney Spears music videos has finally released the trailer to his insane time-traveling, spaceship-flying slasher flick Detention. Watch as the serial killer "Cinderhella" thins out the High School herd. » 3/02/11 12:00pm 3/02/11 12:00pm

Earthling's "Space Slug Bad Touch" Is Destined For Cult Status

The world premiere of aliens-among-us movie Earthling happened this past weekend at South By Southwest, and we got a chance to preview the movie and interview filmmaker Clay Liford. And we've got six clips from this instant cult classic. » 3/17/10 2:42pm 3/17/10 2:42pm

First Impressions of "Monsters": A Quarantined Mexico Packed With Aliens

The advance word (more like hopeful speculation, really) was that this would be the "Mexican District 9," but Monsters is a much more modest and subdued affair, and perhaps its greatest accomplishment is the establishment of its intriguing new mythology. » 3/16/10 3:02pm 3/16/10 3:02pm

Kristen Wiig Describes Simon Pegg's Tribute To Star Wars' Cantina Scene

We're dying for more information about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's alien-encounter comedy Paul, especially now that it's been delayed. Luckily, we cornered co-star Kristen Wiig, and mind-probed her to learn more about the film's science-fictional in-jokes. » 3/16/10 2:38pm 3/16/10 2:38pm

Ryan Phillippe Confirms He's Up For Captain America, While Channing…

Looks like the rumors are true — Ryan Phillippe could be our new Steve Rogers. But before we can even chew on the idea of a Cruel Intentions Cap, another actor has stepped up to the plate: G.I. Joe's Duke. » 3/16/10 12:30pm 3/16/10 12:30pm

Kick Ass Preview: Nic Cage Channels Adam West, And An 11-Year-Old Girl…

We just saw the violently entertaining Kick-Ass. Read our first impressions and learn why any film that makes fun of The Dark Knight, Spider-Man and the Spirit is OK in our book. Get ready for Nic Cage's latest superhero freakout. Spoilers. » 3/14/10 5:30pm 3/14/10 5:30pm

Music and Swords from io9's Timebender Party

It's last night's South by Southwest party - now with the amazing live-action video technology you've been hearing so much about. See a clip of MC Frontalot (filmed singing "Goth Girls" by avinyl) live at our party, plus more swordfighting! » 3/14/10 4:59pm 3/14/10 4:59pm

Stormtroopers, Swordfighters, and MC Frontalot - io9's Timebender In…

It was like the dreams of a million geeks compressed into a highly-explosive substance and launched at high speed into the heart of Austin. It was io9's Timebender party at South by Southwest. Here is photographic evidence. » 3/14/10 2:33pm 3/14/10 2:33pm