Stunt Casting That Actually Made Everything Better

Stunt casting is a long tradition in science fiction and fantasy, but it's only gotten more common lately. Films and TV shows will cast a famous actor — or someone who used to be in a Joss Whedon show — to spark interest. Sometimes, it's just unnecessary. But here are a bunch of cases where it was the perfect casting. » 6/05/14 9:00am 6/05/14 9:00am

​10 Bafflingly Incompetent Evil Corporations

It's hard to be a mega-company and not be evil. There's just something about setting up a huge conglomerate of global reach that somehow makes a CEO want to develop viruses and weapons and evil robots, I guess. But just because a corporation is evil doesn't mean that's it's good at being evil — here are 10 companies… » 1/27/14 10:15am 1/27/14 10:15am

Robert Pattinson recreates Cronenberg's Videodrome and Scanners

Giving some much-deserved respect to his Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg, actor Robert Pattinson staged a photoshoot where he recreated scenes from Videodrome and Scanners. Good to see that Pattinson is happy about shoving guns in his insides and sleeping with copies of himself, like any good Cronenberg fan. » 5/10/12 2:09pm 5/10/12 2:09pm

Read the hilarious audience notes from a 1980s screening of David…

Director David Cronenberg's 1983 media horror flick Videodrome would go on to become a cult classic, but the film was a bit misunderstood in its time. Here's a selection of audience surveys from a test screening from the Eighties. Erotic televisions inspire brevity, which in turn does not amount to wit. » 3/15/12 11:00am 3/15/12 11:00am

Pop Stars in Science Fiction and Fantasy, Rated on a Scale from David…

This past weekend, Justin Timberlake totally failed to rock our dystopian future in In Time. But the man who brought sexy back is by no means the weakest singer-turned-actor ever to grace science fiction and fantasy — not by any means. The history of SF and fantasy is littered with tons of musician roles and cameos,… » 10/31/11 2:11pm 10/31/11 2:11pm

Videodrome Reboot Should Include James Woods, Since He's Not Busy

David Cronenberg's Videodrome is getting the obligatory remake treatment. Universal is set to reboot the picture, with or without Cronenberg. I'm for this remake, if and only if they delve deeper into the bizarre tortures (how timely) and include the crazed James Woods. Transformers 2 co-writer Ehren Kruger is writing… » 4/27/09 9:30am 4/27/09 9:30am