What Movie Do You Watch While Falling Asleep?

The art of picking a quality movie to watch while nodding off is hard. It can't be too loud or too good. Sometimes it helps if you have it memorized front to back, so you can picture the action in your head while maintaining a face-down-in-the-pillow position. What is your perfect dozing-off movie? » 5/21/14 2:02pm 5/21/14 2:02pm

The entire plot to Terminator 2 in 60 Seconds

Need a fix of shape-shifting robot assassin action, in a hurry? 1A4STUDIO has you covered, with this one-minute synopsis of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. So sit back, relax and let the adorableness wash over you. » 12/03/13 10:50am 12/03/13 10:50am

Terminator 2 reenacted entirely with lines from Shakespeare

Terminator 2 and William Shakespeare: What could be better? This trailer for the stage production Terminator the Second shows us what happens when you blend robots from the future with the Bard. » 9/22/13 3:00pm 9/22/13 3:00pm

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

You Can't Have An Apocalypse Without A Gloomy Voiceover

It's just the law of apocalypses: You can't feature the destruction of all (or most) life on Earth, without throwing in a gloomy monologue explaining exactly how we blew it all to hell. It's the way things work around here. Typically, these monologues include scenes of devastation as well as a droning voice talking… » 12/11/12 1:35pm 12/11/12 1:35pm

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 Villains Who Changed Sides (But Stayed Cool)

Everybody knows that villains are cooler than heroes — it's just the way things are. But if a villain hangs around long enough, sometimes he or she gets reformed and joins the good guys. Usually, this results in a tragic loss of coolness. » 7/26/11 10:00am 7/26/11 10:00am

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

Terminator 2: The Opera UPDATE: Now With More Robocop!

You loved the Conan The Barbarian: The Musical, now behold the singing Schwarzenegger's Terminator 2: The Opera! Which takes us deeper into the psyche of a decommissioned Terminator. "I'd give anything to kill someone again." » 8/31/10 9:30am 8/31/10 9:30am

25 classic science fiction movies that everybody must watch

Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 25 must-watch science fiction films. » 8/25/10 12:00pm 8/25/10 12:00pm

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

Is Avatar Too Realistic For Its Own Good?

Chinese writers condemned Avatar, a branch of the Russian communist party condemned it, the Vatican has weighed in, and other groups are endlessly debating its political meaning. What makes people respond so strongly to this flick? It's the realism. » 1/21/10 5:00pm 1/21/10 5:00pm

Skynet's Terminator 2 Symphony Of Abuse

Listen to the sweeping sounds of this Terminator 2 symphony, composed entirely out of T2 sound effects. Who knew the dying whimpers of some metalic punk could be so beautiful? » 1/13/10 9:00am 1/13/10 9:00am

James Cameron's Love-Hate Relationship With Technology

James Cameron started as an effects wizard for Roger Corman, and all of his films have expanded the technology of movie-making. But his films are also all about the ways technology can fail us or destroy us. What gives? » 12/29/09 2:30pm 12/29/09 2:30pm

Actors Reprise Their Iconic Roles, Without Costumes

The film magazine Empire celebrated its 20th birthday with a photoshoot of famous actors returning to their most recognized roles. The shots finally leaked online, and here are the most geektastic. » 12/03/09 1:00pm 12/03/09 1:00pm

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of Skynet

Terminator 2 storyboards include some sequences that were too expensive to film — like an extended future war sequence, where we see Skynet's destruction from the point of view of a wounded soldier. Gallery below. » 8/13/09 2:40pm 8/13/09 2:40pm