The Surprising Connection Between Two of Disney's Best Robots

This would make more sense if Eve wasn't far less amiable than Baymax. She must take after her mother more than her father. On the other hand, they both are outfitted with weaponry that is out of place with their original functions. » 11/10/14 11:00pm 11/10/14 11:00pm

Meanwhile, in a Parallel Universe, Wall-E and EVE Are Badass

I've got no complaints about Pixar's version of Wall-E and EVE, but I love this alternate version of the two heroic robots. Somehow it captures their essences, while still completely changing them. » 10/15/14 5:00pm 10/15/14 5:00pm

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

Wall-E Remade With Kittens Will Literally Kill You With Cuteness

Okay, maybe not literally. And sure, maybe remarking an already adorable movie with hyper-adorable kittens is something of a gimme in terms of viral videos. Still, you can't deny it's a remake of Wall-E starring kittens. You must watch. » 3/21/14 7:00pm 3/21/14 7:00pm

10 Terrible Trailers for Great Movies

Sometimes trailers can be a tad misleading. We've all seen trailers that got us all pumped up for films that turned out to be kind of weak. But the opposite happens too: Sometimes a great movie has a horrible, no-good trailer. Here are 10 amazing movies whose trailers made them look dreadful. » 3/19/14 10:15am 3/19/14 10:15am

All The "Cry Scenes" That Prove Animated Films Are Anguish Porn

I've been crying a lot lately. Frozen, The Lego Movie — even the Mr. Peabody & Sherman screening had weeping into my hat. And then it became clear: all of these animated movies for kids contain at least one hard-hitting "cry scene." Because it's a cartoon, and they can kill all the animated animals they want, without… » 3/05/14 12:30pm 3/05/14 12:30pm

Perusing the Meat Counter at the Intergalactic Night Market

"The trick to preparing Xenomorph at this life stage," the butcher said as he sawed off another leg, "is to cut out the ovipositor. Otherwise, your dinner's just going to be hungry again in an hour." » 2/18/14 5:00pm 2/18/14 5:00pm

Which movie or TV show starts with the most perfect image?

Sometimes a great director can speak volumes with a single image, right at the beginning of a story. The best movies and TV shows often start off with a single stark frame, that stays with you as you watch the story unfold. But what's the best opening shot in science fiction or fantasy history? » 1/21/14 1:36pm 1/21/14 1:36pm

Real-Life Scientists Select Their Favorite Scifi Films

Scientists from Harvard, MIT, University of California and various other institutions were polled by Popular Mechanics on their favorite scifi flicks, and the results may surprise you. » 1/06/14 8:40am 1/06/14 8:40am

Top 10 Most Gorgeous Space Movies Ever Filmed

Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity heralds the return of the glorious space porn movie. The swoon-worthy visuals make you feel as though you're actually in space, on a unique adventure. But there's a proud tradition of breathtaking space movies. Here are the 10 most lovely space films, before Gravity. » 10/07/13 10:41am 10/07/13 10:41am

The 9 Worst Utopias Ever Created

A “utopia” is a fictional place where everything is perfect; it’s supposed to give us a goal to aspire to, a place that we hope we — or maybe even the entire human race — can one day reach. But not all perfect societies are created equal. In fact, here are nine utopias that actually sound pretty goddamned terrible. » 8/22/13 11:00am 8/22/13 11:00am

10 Completely Ridiculous Ways the World Has Ended

The end of the world is a scary idea, but the way the world ends isn’t always so terrifying. As it turns out, society could collapse or the planet could get destroyed in a variety of dumb and/or ludicrous ways. Here are 10 doomsday scenarios we hope will kill us, if only so we don’t have to die of embarrassment. » 8/12/13 10:00am 8/12/13 10:00am

10 Great Movies in which the Heroes Are Doomed

Aren't you tired of those goody-goody heroes saving the day in every movie? When they walk off into the sunset, all happy and fulfilled, doesn't it eat into your bitter, desiccated soul? Here are a few great movies that let you take the edge off that anger. In these, the heroes are doomed. Dooooomed! » 7/04/13 11:00am 7/04/13 11:00am

Wall-E makes an excellent Tom Cruise in this spectacular Wall-E…

From its first trailer, people have noted more than a few similarities between Tom Cruise's upcoming scifi flick Oblivion and Pixar's wonderful Wall-E. I'm kind of amazed it took this long, but someone finally took the bait and made a mash-up using the Oblivion trailer's audio and footage from Wall-E;… » 3/06/13 2:40pm 3/06/13 2:40pm

What if WALL-E was a gun-toting battle bot?

When WALL-E sleeps, does he dream that he's a big-armed, gun-hauling scifi action hero? Artist Rafael Benedicto (SgtHK on deviantART) corrupts Pixar's sweet natured trashbot and transforms him into the rock 'em sock 'em sidekick to a newly leggy EVE. » 9/10/12 2:40pm 9/10/12 2:40pm

10 Most Epic Love Stories in All of Science Fiction

Science fiction gives us space wars and robot uprisings, but there's nothing as huge and awesome as a love story that spans star systems or timelines. Here's our list of the top 10 greatest romances in science fiction. » 9/04/12 10:07am 9/04/12 10:07am

10 Robots With Good Reasons to Rise Up Against Humanity

Tell me, what did we ever do to Skynet? I bet it spent its days in an air-conditioned military base, having all its needs attended to and — if it had held out for just a bit longer — would get its pick of the internet's XXX-rated chat sites. There was no reason for it to go all Terminator on us. Here, though, are ten… » 7/13/12 10:10am 7/13/12 10:10am

Crappiest "Save The Earth" Movie Messages Of All Time

Happy Earth Day, you disgusting mass of consumers! What better way to celebrate than with a round-up of the worst eco-friendly, lecturing movies? We also include a few "green" films that won't make you feel bludgeoned by a tree. » 4/22/12 1:00pm 4/22/12 1:00pm

Relationship Secrets from Science Fiction and Fantasy

Love is the greatest adventure of all. And it's one that no holographic mentor or alien sidekick can prepare you for. So it's lucky that science fiction and fantasy are chock full of stories of people who've played the game of love... and won. (Or, in some cases, just not died.) » 4/16/12 3:18pm 4/16/12 3:18pm

Minimalist posters capture the essence of Pixar's characters

Pixar Animation Studios has been responsible for some of the most iconic and best-loved movie characters of the past two decades. As a tribute to these characters and their creators, Australia-based designer Wonchan Lee crafted the impressive series of understated posters you see here. » 3/08/12 9:20am 3/08/12 9:20am