District 9 certainly has some video game-like elements to it, and this short video that adapts the film as an 8-bit video game is just perfect. Someone make this happen, because we would play the hell out of it.
With just one trailer, the futuristic thriller Narcopolis has gone from being off the radar to being one of next year's most anticipated films. With a cast that includes Brazil's Jonathan Pryce, this movie looks both slick and thought-provoking. Let's hope the whole thing is as good as this first hit.
It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool.
"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."
Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains.
Neill Blonkamp's first movie, District 9, was a sardonic, gut-punching masterpiece. His new movie, Elysium, is just a crazy over-the-top action movie. There's none of the depth or complexity of District 9, but there are cyborgs punching each each other in space. And that's awesome.
We've all seen tons of aliens in movies, television, comics and of course novels. But some of them seem more way more plausible than others. Both physically, in the sense of having evolved on another planet, and in terms of having a culture and society that seem fully realized. What's the most believable alien in…
Neill Blomkamp's brand new film Elysium uses incredible visuals to give you a concrete sense of the wealthy elite enjoying their lives in space, while everybody else struggles in the slums on Earth. And some newly released concept art gives you a clearer sense than ever of just how this works. Including art by Syd…
Zack Snyder and David S. Goyer discuss Justice League. Jamie Foxx explains why his Spider-Man villain sports a comb-over. Chloe Moretz explains how Hit-Girl grows up in Kick-Ass 2. (Hint: more swearing.) Director Noam Murro breaks down the 300 sequel trailer. Plus Denzel Washington is a sci-fi…
Now that you've seen the first stunning trailer for Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and picked apart the screencaps, you can start to see a few similarites to Blomkamp's first movie, District 9. The politics, the cool gear, and the massive object floating in the sky. We caught up with Blomkamp a while ago, and he told us the…
From Beowulf to Avatar, motion capture technology has come a very long way. Did you know Andy Serkis was originally hired as just a voice actor for the role of Gollum? Only to have his performance re-recorded months later, on a mocap stage. Today the little monster from records his expressions on The Hobbit's set,…
Science fiction movies aren't all about highfalutin spacefaring and benevolent starmen. No, sometimes they're about putting a mutated martial arts master into a dystopian penitentiary's comically unsafe meat grinder. Just in time for the lunch rush, here are ten of our favorite scenes that balance goofiness and gore.
Marvel Studios might actually make an Ant-Man movie in 2014. Tom Hardy reveals just where Bane's distinctive voice comes from. Neil Blomkamp talks Elysium and a District 9 sequel. Plus Doctor Who Fringe, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time, and more!
You don't think of District 9 director Neill Blomkamp as a comedy mastermind — unless you have a really unusual sense of humor. But he was telling people at Comic Con that after the dystopian film Elysium, his next project is probably a science fiction comedy called Chappie, which he cowrote with his District 9…
Neill Blomkamp's District 9 was one of the most memorable and inventive films of recent years — so there's a lot of anticipation about his second movie, Elysium.
There's a fascinating roundup in Variety of all the African science fiction films in development now, and the success of 2009's District 9 apparently has a lot to do with it.
Until laser pistols are invented — or trebuchets come back in fashion — bullets will remain the uncreative weapon of choice for individuals in regrettable situations everywhere.
When Doctor Who descended on San Diego Comic-Con in 2009, the British time-travelling juggernaut brought along megastar David Tennant and producer Russell T. Davies. But Comic-Con still stuck the Doctor in Ballroom 20, the smaller hall where television shows go.
The latest "How It Should Have Ended" web video is out, and this time it's focusing in on District 9. Can this possibly top their video assault on Lord Of The Rings' plot hole?
Neill Blomkamp and Sharlto Copley blew our minds with District 9. Can they do it again with Elysium, a far-future political thriller set on another planet? Let's hope so: They've got a budget, now they're lining up distributors and actors.