The 10 Best And 10 Worst Science Fiction And Fantasy Movies Of 2014

This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014. » 12/17/14 11:00am 12/17/14 11:00am

Paramount Thinks Transformers 4 May Be The Best Picture Of The Year

Because they've just taken out an ad asking the Academy to consider the movie about giant robots blowin' shit up for Best Picture, as well as pretty much every other available Oscar. Transformers 4 was the least egregiously awful movie in the franchise, but does that achievement make it Oscar-worthy? I say thee nay. » 12/09/14 6:40am 12/09/14 6:40am

Stop Hating Original Science Fiction Movies Just For Having Tropes!

It never fails lately. We actually get a movie that's a new story, instead of a rehash or continuation of a venerable tale. And people immediately start piling on, pointing out all the stuff in it that's been done before. But just because something contains story elements we've seen before doesn't mean it can't be new. » 12/08/14 12:00pm 12/08/14 12:00pm

Which Lord Of The Rings Star Won't Be Showing Up In The Final Hobbit?

Find out where Prometheus 2 could be headed. Plus a fan theory makes a good guess at where American Horror Story's fifth season might be set. Guillermo del Toro updates us on Crimson Peak and the Pacific Rim sequels. And another classic Disney character is coming to Once Upon a Time. Spoilers now! » 11/06/14 6:00am 11/06/14 6:00am

What's The Most Shameless Bid For Fan Nostalgia You've Ever Seen?

There's nothing more thrilling than when a science fiction or fantasy series gives a shout-out to longtime fans or includes a fan-favorite character or plot device. But this can be overdone. And sometimes fan-service goes too far. What's the most shameless attempt to cater to fan nostalgia? » 11/04/14 2:28pm 11/04/14 2:28pm

Which Movie Or TV Show Had Such Bad VFX, It Threw You Out Of The Story?

It's amazing what technical wizardry (and millions of dollars) can bring to life on screen these days. CG and practical effects can show stuff that would have been impossible even a few years ago. But when it fails... it fails hard. Which movie or TV show distracted you fatally with its lackluster effects? » 9/26/14 2:00pm 9/26/14 2:00pm

​The 7 Dumbest Plans The Decepticons Ever Had On Transformers

If there's one lesson the original 1980s Transformers cartoon taught us, it's that even if you were a member of an advanced race of transforming robots, that didn't mean you were smart. In fact, the Decepticons seemed to have no logic circuits at all (or, indeed, logic), because they seemed to believe these schemes… » 9/05/14 12:20pm 9/05/14 12:20pm

Guardians of the Galaxy Outpaces Transformers To Set 10-Day Record

To the surprise of many, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles unseated Guardians of the Galaxy this weekend, taking the top slot at the box office with a $65-million opening. But don't feel bad for GotG –ten days out from its release, the film is projected to have grossed $175,922,000 (compared to Transformers' 10-day figure… » 8/10/14 12:20pm 8/10/14 12:20pm

Self-Assembling Robots Are Here, And They Are Awesome

Researchers from Harvard, MIT, and Cornell have collaborated to create what is arguagly the first real-world Transformer. Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, the team's folding robot can rearrange in minutes from a flat-packed sheet into a strong, motile, structurally complex body plan – without any help from… » 8/08/14 7:45am 8/08/14 7:45am

20 Comic-Con Exclusive Collectibles Worth Selling Somebody's Soul For

Why do toy companies do it? Why do they make the toys, statues and other collectibles we want most, and then release them only at the San Diego Comic-Con? Is Satan involved? If so, let's make a deal, because we want these 20 exclusives from this year's Comic-Con bad. You don't need our specific souls, right? » 7/15/14 10:20am 7/15/14 10:20am