12 Movies that Are Incredibly Beautiful and Utterly Vapid

Movies are getting prettier all the time. Thanks to computer animation, IMAX cameras, 3-D and a million other innovations, we can now create films that tower like candy palaces. But that just means it's easier for movies to be pretty but dumb. Here are 12 films that are lovely to look at, but totally braindead. » 4/03/13 10:02am 4/03/13 10:02am

Music, Genetics and Fantasy: An Alice Meichi Li Gallery

Welcome to the world of Alice Meichi Li, where fantasy meets the future. Everything you thought you knew about musicians and fairies is all wrong... or is it? How about a different view? We've got an incredible gallery of Li's work that will give you new perspective on the world of fairies. » 3/04/11 2:51pm 3/04/11 2:51pm

Why doesn't more fantasy take place in the future?

It used to be, science fiction took place in the future and fantasy in the past. But lately, more science fiction takes place in the past. So we can't help wondering whether there'll be more fantasy set in the future. » 10/28/10 2:40pm 10/28/10 2:40pm

The biggest box office disasters that Hollywood hyped at Comic Con

Every major studio hopes the films it showcases at Comic Con this year will be major hits. But if history's any indication, some of those movies will tank. Here are the biggest turkeys Comic Con has seen in years past. » 7/19/10 6:20am 7/19/10 6:20am

What are blockbusters made of? James Clyne's artwork.

Concept artist James Clyne began working in video games and then turned his sights towards designing films like Avatar, Transformers, Star Trek, and War of the Worlds. Clyne filled io9 in on his favorite designs and projects. » 6/20/10 2:05pm 6/20/10 2:05pm

What's the difference between being a concept artist and drawing comics?

The best concept art tells a story, all by itself. But what's the difference between creating concept art for movies, versus drawing comics or illustrating books? We asked some of our favorite concept artists, and here's what they said. » 6/15/10 2:30pm 6/15/10 2:30pm

Brad Pitt's Tree of Life Sounds Worse Than The Fountain

Is The Tree of Life the new Fountain? The original, rambling synopsis for Terence Malick's next movie was bafflingly New Agey. But co-star Brad Pitt's explanation of the film just makes it sound like an incomprehensible mess. » 4/15/10 2:30pm 4/15/10 2:30pm

Weirdest Movies Ever Released On Thanskgiving Weekend

You might think it's odd that The Road and Ninja Assassin both came out just in time for Turkey Day. But those aren't the only counter-intuitive movies that studios have put out for Thanksgiving — here's a complete list. » 11/26/09 10:00am 11/26/09 10:00am

10 Movies That Would Make Awesome SF Novels

People often talk about which science fiction books would make good movies. But which movies would make for excellent novels? And who should write them, in an ideal world? » 3/09/09 4:04pm 3/09/09 4:04pm

Where Are The Sci-Fi Movie Love Stories?

With this summer's movies offering giant robots, franchise reboots and X-Men Origins, we can't help but wonder, today of all days: Where's the love? Why aren't there any sci-fi romances in our cinematic future? » 2/14/09 12:00pm 2/14/09 12:00pm

What Drugs Should You Take Before Watching Darren Aronofsky's The…

So now that Darren Aronofsky is hot again, and he's remaking Robocop, you may feel tempted to revisit his loopy experiment The Fountain. Is there any way to do this safely? Can modern medicine help? » 2/03/09 4:05pm 2/03/09 4:05pm