Not long ago, we thought the Flash Gordon movie was dead. Then there was talk that Matthew Vaughn, of Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class, and Kingsman: The Secret Service fame, might direct, although it was never confirmed. But now, things are looking even more promising, with the announcement that screenwriter Mark…
Watching this video might make you want to go back to Jack Black’s school of rock. Here’s Black, and Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass, performing one of the greatest movie themes of all time: Queen’s “Flash Gordon.” Aaaaaaaa!
James T. Kirk owes a lot to his space opera forebears, characters like Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon and the Lensmen: He wears a cool uniform, has a fancy ray gun strapped to his hip, flies the fastest ship in the galaxy, and has a weird alien sidekick. Yet the character of Kirk has outstripped his predecessors.
Hope you haven’t already paid your July rent—because Mondo has another batch of beautiful posters for sale, both online and as exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con. Check out Flash Gordon, The Day the Earth Stood Still and Ant-Man posters, plus Aliens and Superman: The Animated Series vinyls.
It's Matthew Vaughn, who helped relaunch the X-Men for Fox with First Class and more recently turned Kingman into a surprise hit. As The Hollywood Reporter says, Vaughn is much in demand, so it makes sense Fox would want him in charge of a potentially big new scifi franchise.
We all agree that Hollywood is probably too quick to reboot film franchises. However, if there was a scifi property actually ripe for a reboot, it's Flash Gordon, whose last real outing was as a movie in 1980. So of course, instead, Hollywood suddenly wants to make a sequel to the the 35-year-old film.
One of the most fascinating and memorable things about classic British science fiction is its eerie, jarring soundscape. And just like Doctor Who and other TV shows, a handful of British composers and sound designers did a lot to shape this aural phenomenon. A new BBC radio documentary will open your ears.
Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television.
The 1980 Flash Gordon movie was a completely berserk masterpiece of weird visuals and over-the-top insanity. But it could have featured even more striking designs in one area: master designer Chris Foss (Alien, A.I., Jodorowsky's Dune) created designs for the Hawkmen's rocket sled that Flash rides, which weren't used.
The sequel to Seth MacFarlane's big comedy hit Ted (centered around a kids' Teddy Bear that comes to life, grows up, and becomes a problematic adult Teddy Bear with a heart of gold) is currently under production. And main character Mark Wahlberg has released a slightly spoilery set photo that promises the return of…
I'll cut to the chase: Around the 1:50 mark in this video, Ariana Grande launches missiles from her breasts at a robot. That would be enough, but her whole attitude is like "Yawn, just another day on Mars." She even tosses her hair and shakes her head while she does it!
The 1980 Flash Gordon had so much promise. They had a budget, an all-star cast, and the filmmaker behind the 1971 classic Get Carter. They had Queen! How many shit-storms had to coalesce to create this altogether Perfect Storm of movie failure? Quite a few. Here are the weirdest secrets of the making of Flash Gordon.
Benedict Cumberbatch bows out of not one, but two major franchises. On the other hand, Harrison Ford's totally on board a Blade Runner sequel, and Paul Bettany talks playing the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And tons of information about Warehouse 13's final season. Spoilers now!
Between Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, wild and frenetic space opera is making a comeback. But the genre contains plenty more amazing, largely untapped material. Here are 16 other space heroes who could rock their own movies.
Science fiction and fantasy is full of amazing pieces of headgear. From space helmets to wizard hats, there are countless examples of cool things to wear on your head. Here are 40 of the most awesome, iconic, and fun examples of hats and helmets from science fiction and fantasy.
You've seen the queen from Aliens many times before. But check out our exclusive first look at Mondo's new poster art, which aims to show you the ultimate version of the queen. Artist Jason Edmiston tells us his goal is to make it look as though the queen came and posed for him.
We've seen Andrew Stanton's vision for John Carter of Mars, but what if Pixar made CG animated versions of Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, and other pulp stories?
Superheroes aren't just one genre. They're tons of genres, smushed together. Aliens rub elbows with supernatural beings. Gods walk side by side with monsters. Over the decades, superheroes have borrowed from other genres, sometimes swallowing them whole. Here are 10 genres that got absorbed into superheroes, partly or…
Quentin Tarantino’s latest alt-history opus, Marvel’s latest movie team-up, and Criterion takes on one of the greatest cult films of all time are all part of this week’s new DVD and Blu-ray releases!