Transplanted cities and post-apocalyptic weirdness: a book description…

Someone builds a full-scale replica of Manhattan in Puget Sound. A mysterious organization plots to use humanity's brightest minds to shape the future. And in the distant future, humanity rebuilds after the apocalypse. Ryan Boudinot's next novel sounds trippily awesome. » 8/11/10 2:00pm 8/11/10 2:00pm

Charlie Kaufman Will Break Your Brain in Synecdoche, New York

Click to view » 10/28/08 12:20pm 10/28/08 12:20pm, the latest film from Charlie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" Kaufman, creates its own brand of magical realism crossed with science fiction. The tale of a theater director with a grotesque disease directing a play that never ends, is a meditation on relationships — and time travel. Kaufman has…

Charlie Kaufman Builds An Infinite Space-Time Trap

The trailer for Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, Synecdoche, New York » 9/18/08 4:19pm 9/18/08 4:19pm, is out and it's as awesome as you might have hoped from the guy who wrote . Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a theater director who builds a complete scale model of New York inside a New York warehouse. (Hence "synecdoche," which refers to a…

Falling Apart In First Clips From Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York

Here are the first few clips from Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut Synecdoche, New York. Kaufman, of course, wrote science fiction classics Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless MInd. In this case, the science fiction hook is a mysterious disease that's slowly shutting down… » 5/20/08 1:06pm 5/20/08 1:06pm

New X-Files 2 Pic Confirms A Startling Rumor

Are you ready for absolute knowledge? At the risk of breaking your brain, we're going to bombard you with insane spoilers — including the names of two surprising guest stars in Doctor Who. We also give away the secret superpower of a new Heroes character, and a key scene in the pilot for Joss Whedon's… » 4/29/08 6:00am 4/29/08 6:00am

Neuro-Tourism In Charlie Kaufman's Movies

The movie we're most eager to see this spring may well be Synecdoche, New York, the directorial debut of Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. Will it be science fiction? We don't know yet. But we do know it'll be mind-bending, and judging from the synopses we've… » 3/21/08 4:00pm 3/21/08 4:00pm

4 Maverick Filmmakers You Should Stalk

Screw McG. The most alarming visions of five minutes from now are coming from a handful of filmmakers who bring their weird imaginations to film after film. Here's a list of four creators you should be obsessing about. Stuff your Netflix queue with their past movies. Hunt down the obscure shit. Show up for their new… » 11/21/07 2:30pm 11/21/07 2:30pm