The Best Conspiracies in Sci-Fi

This week's X-Files 2 » 7/25/08 4:10pm 7/25/08 4:10pm release will have everyone wanting to believe in vast government conspiracies. But Cigarette-Smoking Man isn't the only shadowy villain by far. Authors like Philip K. Dick and Margaret Atwood were feeding us conspiracies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner before was even on the air. We've…

World's Most Elastic Superhero To Get Stone Faced Actor?

Rumors are churning that the Wachowski Brothers are itching to make a movie based on the adventures of Plastic Man, starring their favorite Hollywood hero Keanu Reeves. Am I the only one confused by this match up? Plastic Man was practically the definition of body humor, and slapstick comedy isn't really in Reeves'… » 7/15/08 10:56am 7/15/08 10:56am

The Wachowskis Aren't Done With Speed Racer Yet

A sequel to the candy-colored car crash Speed Racer is already on the minds of the writer-director Wachowskis, producer Joel Silver tells Moviehole. Didn't they learn from the premiere that this movie just isn't cost effective? Probably not, because Silver also revealed if they make a sequel it may be in the latest fad … » 5/30/08 8:40am 5/30/08 8:40am

Speed Racer is Rewardingly Weird, State-of-the-Art CGI Slapstick

The hype about Speed Racer has been fairly negative, and I can only guess that's because people still have a bad taste in their mouths from The Matrix Revolutions, the most recent film directed by Speed Racer helmers the Wachowskis. In addition, I think there's been a lot of skepticism about whether the director pair… » 5/08/08 6:09pm 5/08/08 6:09pm

What Would Make Speed Racer Better Than The Matrix?

I saw Speed Racer last night, and though I can't tell you much about it yet (full review on Thursday!), I can say this: It might actually be better than director/producer pair the Wachowskis previous effort, The Matrix. I know them's fightin' words, but you gotta trust me on this one. Or, better, take our poll below… » 5/07/08 1:30pm 5/07/08 1:30pm

Speed Racer Designer Explains Future City's "Carchitecture"

Owen Paterson designed the bleak cityscapes of the Matrix movies and V For Vendetta, and now he's creating the candy-colored neopolises of Speed Racer. Not to mention concept cars with wheels that can turn a full 180 degrees. We tracked him down in Sydney, Australia and asked him about the visual influences behind… » 4/03/08 2:15pm 4/03/08 2:15pm