| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:35 AM
"The history of science fiction is the history of the imagination," intones Mark Gatiss, narrator of the four-part series "The Real History of Science Fiction" on BBC America starting Saturday night.
Unfortunately, it's is more like "The Reel History...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:33 PM
You can imagine the elevator pitch: "It's like 'Groundhog Day,' but with explosions, mech suits and Tom Cruise."
That would seem to describe director Doug Liman's upcoming sci-fi action movie "Edge of Tomorrow," judging by the new trailer released by...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana have closed deals to return for the next three installments of the "Avatar" franchise.
The actors join Stephen Lang, who has also closed a deal to return to the franchise. James Cameron will direct and produce along with...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand.
Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018.
The filmmaker made the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:59 PM
"Avatar" fans hungry for information about the long-gestating sequels to the 2009 science fiction blockbuster got another morsel this week, when director James Cameron said he will film the live-action portions of the three movies in New Zealand, with...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Although the idea isn't new -- it's essentially another "Blair Witch Project" knockoff -- "American Blackout" seems especially well timed, and perfectly tailored to the semi-hysterical nature of the media zeitgeist. Niftily cobbled together via a mix of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Ladies and gentlemen, we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the Intercontinental Radio News. At twenty minutes before eight, central time, Professor Farrell of the Mount Jennings Observatory, Chicago, Ill.,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen?
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
"Things to Come" (or "H.G. Wells' Things to Come," as it's sometimes known) was an oddity when released in 1936 and remains an oddity today. Wells was best known for his turn-of-the-century science-fiction novels ("The Time Machine," "War of the Worlds,"...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The big-budget "World War Z" (directed by Marc Forster from Max Brooks's novel) is first and foremost an old-fashioned zombie movie. It makes no rotting bones about it. In the 45 years since George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" — whose...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thanks, "Man of Steel." Because of the scene where Superman battles two of his adversaries from the planet Krypton in downtown Smallville, wrecking most of an IHOP and a Sears store, I now associate pancakes and appliances with pain and suffering.