A History of Plagiarism Claims Against James Cameron

James Cameron was recently sued yet again for Avatar, the latest in a long line of plagiarism accusations against the director stretching back to Terminator. But is Cameron a serial plagiarist, or just a popular target for copyright lawsuits? » 7/07/13 7:00am 7/07/13 7:00am

12 Movies That Filmed Happy Endings You Never Saw

Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but… » 5/08/13 10:04am 5/08/13 10:04am

50+ Glorious Opening Voiceovers from Science Fiction Movies

Behold the wondrous opening sequence of Spielberg's War of the Worlds. Any movie that starts with Morgan Freeman's cask-aged voice, telling us we're screwed, is off to a great start. Many science-fiction movies open with voiceover narration, which prepares you for greatness... or bombards you with backstory. » 12/11/12 2:00pm 12/11/12 2:00pm

Famous science fiction movies, depicted as 16th century Ottoman…

For his graduation thesis, Istanbul artist Murat Palta mixed classic motifs from 16th century Ottoman miniatures with famous moments from Western cinema, including plenty of scenes from genre flicks. My favorite embellishment is the T-1000's stately mount. » 7/12/12 7:25am 7/12/12 7:25am

10 Movies With The Word "Terminator" In The Title (That Are 100%…

Everyone loves a good Terminator, particularly those fly-by-night movie studios whose livelihoods come from hoodwinking audience members too gullible for reality. For decades, slapping the word "Terminator" into your movie title has been all the rage — here are ten (mostly unknown, mostly unwatchable) films that have… » 3/07/12 11:15am 3/07/12 11:15am

10 scifi icons (and 10 obscure characters who have the same names)

You know Spider-Man, but have you heard of the British anti-hero Spiderman? Everyone's seen Terminator 2, but have you seen the Italian Terminator II? Here are 10 familiar characters (and a bunch of randoms who share their names). » 1/10/11 7:00am 1/10/11 7:00am

We've seen the future and it's coming to crush us: Pre-apocalyptic…

Why are pre-apocalyptic stories so popular? We get why everyone loves post-apocalyptic worlds: Everybody wants to fantasize about surviving, rebuilding, remaking the world in a new image. But why do people love stories that take place before a horrible disaster? » 11/24/10 4:17pm 11/24/10 4:17pm

Cameron's Next Project May Not Be Avatar 2 Or Battle Angel

James Cameron's keeping his options open, according to his longtime producer Jon Landau: He may not direct an Avatar sequel or Battle Angel next. Landau also explained to us how Cameron might do underwater motion-capture for Avatar 2's ocean scenes. » 4/22/10 11:09am 4/22/10 11:09am

50 Glorious Scifi Movie Intro Voiceovers

Any movie that starts with Morgan Freeman's cask-aged voice, telling us we're screwed, is off to a great start. Many science-fiction movies open with voiceovers, which prepare you for greatness... or bombard you with backstory. Here are 50 of our favorites. » 6/12/09 12:36pm 6/12/09 12:36pm