There's now a chance you can own actual bits of Pacific Rim

There was a lot to love about Pacific Rim, especially its amazing props and world design. So diehard fans, prepare to rip your wallets right open - The Prop Store are running a massive auction of props and costumes from the movie, featuring everything from Kaiju goop to... Hannibal Chau's Desk!? » 9/05/14 3:00am 9/05/14 3:00am

"Destruction Supervisor" On Transformers And Pacific Rim: Best Job Ever

Say what you want about the Transformers sequels: they give good mass destruction. We spoke to Industrial Light and Magic's Michael Balog, who was "destruction supervisor" on the last two Transformers movies, plus Pacific Rim. And he told us the secrets of making destruction look real. And real awesome. » 6/30/14 12:31pm 6/30/14 12:31pm

When Is It Okay (If Ever) To Fail the Bechdel Test?

Prompted by Charlie Jane Anders' discussion of the test today (as well as some of the reactions I've seen to it) I've given some thought to the Bechdel Test and whether it's ever okay for a story to fail it. There are a number of popular stories which do fail it - Pacific Rim, The Lord of the Rings, the original Star… » 6/05/14 11:22am 6/05/14 11:22am

10 Questions From Science Fiction That We're Glad Were Never Answered

We tend to think of science fiction and fantasy as being like mystery novels — the story is over when you solve the case. So we obsess over questions that have no answers. But here are 10 questions that are better unanswered, either because the possibilities are fascinating or because the answers would be terrible. » 4/29/14 12:00pm 4/29/14 12:00pm

Which Jurassic Park Character Will Definitely Be In Jurassic World?

We now know how long the gap is between Return of the Jedi and Episode VII. How can you affect the direction of Captain America 3? George R.R. Martin offers solutions to the problem of Game of Thrones catching up to his books. Watch a new Godzilla trailer, and take a look Gotham's Oswald Cobblepot. Plus, there's still… » 3/19/14 6:00am 3/19/14 6:00am

9 Movies That Made More Sense if You Followed the Viral Marketing

These days, movies have two marketing campaigns. There's regular marketing, with trailers, posters and interviews. And then there's viral marketing, aimed at fans on the internet — which often includes crucial info about a movie's backstory. Here are nine movies that make more sense if you followed their viral… » 12/19/13 10:50am 12/19/13 10:50am

The Best and Worst Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies of 2013

This was a good year to argue about movies. A lot of films inspired powerful reactions, either positive or negative, among audiences. Some of 2013's movies are destined to be among our all-time favorites, while others will be reviled forever. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2013. » 12/18/13 9:00am 12/18/13 9:00am