Read Two Shocking Issues Of Terminator: The Last Battle Right Here!

The human resistance dealt a major blow to Skynet in the 2009 movie Terminator Salvation, but the war wasn't over. The saga continues in Dark Horse's sequel series The Last Battle, written by J. Michael Straczynski, where John Connor leads a desperate final battle in which he may pay the ultimate price. Spoilers ahead! » 9/18/14 4:00pm 9/18/14 4:00pm

10 Huge Tentpole Movies That Should Have Been Low-Budget Gonzo Films

It's the middle of summer movie season. These days, that means tons of movies, designed to bring in the broadest audience to justify their $100 million-plus budget. And sometimes, you can tell these films, deep down, want to be "B" movies. Here are 10 huge-budget movies that would have been more fun with less money. » 7/09/14 11:30am 7/09/14 11:30am

Holy wow, this movie concept art is cosmically dazzling

Check out a blazingly awesome piece of newly revealed concept art from Star Trek Into Darkness, created by artist Victor Martinez. He recently created a website to showcase his work for Trek 2, Oz the Great and Powerful, and the never-made Fantastic Voyage and Captain Nemo films. » 2/10/14 10:00pm 2/10/14 10:00pm

What's the worst movie with the best trailer?

Movie trailers are an artform all their own. Sometimes the best part of sitting in the theater is watching five or six blow-your-hair-back fantastic trailers in a row. But they can be deceptive, too. What's the worst movie you've ever seen, that had the most brilliant trailer? » 1/29/14 2:49pm 1/29/14 2:49pm

10 Rules of Blockbuster Movies that Hollywood Forgot

It's halfway through the summer movie season, and there's a lot of hand-wringing about the state of the Tentpole Film — yes, in spite of Avengers. This year has seen some huge high-profile flops, plus some massive films that underperformed Stateside. And meanwhile, some of the biggest films in the pipeline are having… » 6/26/12 10:00am 6/26/12 10:00am

How to Tell From a Trailer That a Movie Is Going to Suck

Right now, in the middle of summer movie season, it's easy to get sensory overload. Big-budget movies are coming thick and fast, each of them trying to overwhelm us into opening our wallets. And the more movies you go to see, the more hyperactive trailers you're going to see on the big screen. » 5/16/12 12:00pm 5/16/12 12:00pm

The Experts Who Put Actual Science into Hollywood Science Fiction

Chances are, if you've seen a science fiction movie recently and been stunned to hear actual science mentioned, you have a scientific advisor to thank. A small cadre of science experts have started lending their expertise to movies like Thor, 2012, Tron Legacy and the upcoming Doctor Strange. Here's their story, via… » 1/25/12 7:00am 1/25/12 7:00am

Movie trailers are becoming a crashing bore

Play this trailer for Shark Night 3-D on top volume. At about 0:57, put your ear next to your PC speaker for about a minute. Congratulations! You are now deaf in one ear! (Note: Don't really do that.) » 7/18/11 2:00pm 7/18/11 2:00pm

10 Worst Recastings of Science Fiction's Rock-Star Characters

Can James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender make us believe they're playing the same characters as Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen, in X-Men: First Class? We have high hopes. But recasting iconic characters doesn't always work out that great. » 5/31/11 10:26am 5/31/11 10:26am

Why science fiction action movies need a little comic relief

The Marines vs. aliens war story that is Battle: Los Angeles may not be a modern classic, but it does do one thing that's unusual (even admirable) for action movies, particularly scifi action movies: it takes its premise absolutely seriously. » 3/13/11 6:50pm 3/13/11 6:50pm

10 Greatest Rappers Who Starred in Science Fiction and Fantasy Films

In space, nobody can hear you freestyle. But that hasn't stopped some of hip-hop's greatest legends from appearing in some classic science fiction and fantasy movies. From battling killer sharks to fighting off ghosts on Mars, some of our favorite rappers have also become some of our favorite SF heroes. » 2/17/11 10:35am 2/17/11 10:35am

The terrible hallmarks of toy-driven movie-making

It's been 30 years since Gary Kurtz and George Lucas split because Lucas wanted toys to dictate the storytelling in Star Wars. Since then, toy-driven movie-making has gone way beyond Lucas' grubbiest dreams. Here are the hallmarks of toy-centric storytelling. » 8/16/10 3:52pm 8/16/10 3:52pm

Science fiction fans rejoice! McG is directing a romantic comedy

Terminator Salvation director McG was in the running to direct the zombie cop film R.I.P.D., an adaptation of the Dark Horse graphic novel. But the L.A. Times reports he's going to be too busy directing his romantic comedy project, This Means War, which means R.I.P.D. could fall to director Robert Schwentke (who's… » 8/13/10 4:01pm 8/13/10 4:01pm

Exhibit A for concept art that's cooler than the finished product

When you look through Miles Teves' online concept art portfolio, it's hard not to feel sad about how cool Terminator 3 and Terminator Salvation, plus a Dune movie, could have looked. And his design for Spider-Man's Goblin is clearly superior. » 6/17/10 4:00pm 6/17/10 4:00pm

Everybody in Hollywood should follow McG's example

McG made one truly great movie — Charlie's Angels is a masterpiece, one I'll defend with my dying breath. And after watching The A-Team, I was reminded that Hollywood could still take some lessons from McG on making nostalgia porn. » 6/11/10 12:40pm 6/11/10 12:40pm

Is Sam Worthington a Movie Star? Does He Deserve to Be?

Worthington has been in hit, after hit, after hit — one of them is even the highest grossing film of all time. But is he a star? » 4/05/10 10:41am 4/05/10 10:41am

You Want To Reboot Terminator? Here's How!

Now that hedge-fund Pacificor has spent $29.5 million for the Terminator movie rights, a new chapter in the war against Skynet seems assured. We're betting it'll be a reboot — and here's how it could be a decent movie. » 2/15/10 1:31pm 2/15/10 1:31pm

Why Is The Terminator 5 Pitch Stuck In The Past?

Now that the Terminator franchise may live again with new owners Pacificor in talks with Sony and Lionsgate, one former Terminator writer has shared his ideas on how to resurrect fan excitement... by repeating old storylines. » 2/12/10 12:36pm 2/12/10 12:36pm

Terminator Rights Are Sold... But Not To A Movie Studio

The Terminator movie rights were finally sold at auction today, and both Lionsgate and Sony were outbid by a hedgefund. Halycon sold Arnold and friends for $29.5 million, to their debtholders Pacificor — the same company Halycon sued for extortion. » 2/09/10 7:00am 2/09/10 7:00am