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Which Brilliant Creator Could Have Saved a Terrible Idea?

NBC has hired the acclaimed, uber-talented Tarsem Singh to direct its grim, gritty, Game of Thrones-esque retelling of The Wizard of Oz miniseries, and I’ve gone from disinterested to eagerly awaiting it. The news got me thinking: Who else could have saved a terrible project and turned it into something great? » 7/14/15 2:00pm 7/14/15 2:00pm

Self/Less Proves That The “Posthuman Thriller” Is A Thing Now

Self/Less, the new movie starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds, clearly wants to remind you of Limitless, the hit movie from 2011. There’s the similar title, but also another story of human enhancement with a dark side. And Self/Less proves that “posthuman thrillers” are becoming a genre. » 7/08/15 8:00am 7/08/15 8:00am

The Crazy Science Behind Self/less' Consciousness Transfer

In the new movie Self/Less, Ben Kingsley is dying of cancer, so he gets his mind placed into a younger body—that of Ryan Reynolds. You’ve seen this kind of “re-sleeving” before in novels like Altered Carbon, but is it scientifically possible? Here’s a brand new exclusive featurette that says... maybe. » 6/29/15 11:50am 6/29/15 11:50am

Tarsem Singh's next movie sounds insane, in a good way

The Cell and Mirror Mirror director Tarsem Singh has found a new project to put his unique stamp on. And it sounds a little nutty, but maybe this could pull him out of his recent rut. Titled The Panopticon, the thriller follows a character who receives a message from his future self, urging him to stop the coming… » 8/08/13 4:20pm 8/08/13 4:20pm

Mirror Mirror: Better Than Its Awful Trailers, But Still Garbage

We've all seen the campy trailers for Mirror Mirror, featuring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen. The TV spots, in particular, have looked kind of embarrassing, full of "little people" pot shots and dated gags. But the actual movie? Is surprisingly fun, even if none of the characters is developed beyond the hemlines of… » 3/30/12 1:34pm 3/30/12 1:34pm

Watch Tarsem Singh's beautiful, Bollywood channeling dance-off in Mirror Mirror

We've always suspected that Tarsem Singh's take on Snow White would end in a great big colorful joygasm. Behold the variegated explosion in these five clips from Mirror Mirror, including a rollicking remix of Googoosh's "I Believe in Love!" This fairy tale just looks ridiculously fun. Mirror Mirror will hit theaters… » 3/13/12 7:00am 3/13/12 7:00am

Watch Julia Roberts go full Schlockula Evil Queen in Tarsem Singh's Snow White movie trailer

Last week, we showed you the gothic trailer for the dark fantasy Snow White movie — now take a look at a fairytale trailer that's the exact opposite. Watch Tarsem Singh's ridiculous Mirror Mirror! and behold Julia Roberts as she splashes about in a Olympic-sized pool of cheese wizzy slapstick and Scarface jokes. » 11/15/11 3:50pm 11/15/11 3:50pm

Michael Fassbender reveals his hopes for the next X-Men movie. Plus get the lowdown on Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes sequel!

Doctor Who will air a new mini-episode this Friday. The special effects wizard behind 2001 and Blade Runner has plans for a space epic. Joseph Gordon-Levitt says The Dark Knight Rises isn't messing around. Plus what's Tarsem Singh's dream project? » 11/15/11 6:00am 11/15/11 6:00am

In Immortals, you'll upskirt the gods — and you'll like it

Filmmaker Tarsem Singh can make slaughtering animals look pretty, so imagine what he can do with genuinely pretty things. You'll have your answer when you see Immortals this weekend. This flick truly embodies the gorgeous excess of the Greek myths it retells, filling the screen with beautiful people in sumptuous… » 11/11/11 10:04am 11/11/11 10:04am

Finally, a clip that shows Tarsem Singh bringing his uniquely bloodthirsty style to Immortals

The previews for Immortals have included lots of gorgeous imagery — but not much carnage. At last, though, the studio has released a fight scene that shows off director Tarsem Singh's eye for bloodshed, which we all fell in love with in The Cell. Watch as a bunch of Gods dressed as male strippers split a group of… » 11/09/11 8:40am 11/09/11 8:40am