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

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

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

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

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