When you decide to write a story set in the near future, or speculating about things that might happen, you’re running the risk of looking like a jackass. Nobody expects a science fiction story to predict the actual future—not if they know anything about science fiction, anyway. But given how slowly publishing can…
The new movie Ex Machina has been pushing people’s buttons. It features a seemingly vulnerable robot named Ava, who’s as beautiful as she is mysterious. But Ava’s just the latest in a long line of artificial seductresses, girlfriends and mothers. Why are so many thinking machines female?
Alas, Aaron Eckhart is just too sexy to live his life in the shadows of the cannily named I, Frankenstein, and that's what leads him to get caught a war between gargoyles and demons. Plus Her, Zombinators and more, all in this week's home video releases!
Space thriller Gravity dominated the 86th Academy Awards with seven Oscars, including winning Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Score and Best Cinematography. See the full list of winners now.
Had enough of Lego-fied movies? Too bad! The Lego Movie being the unmitigated success that it is, the folks at Yahoo! Movies decided to commission Graphic designer Old Red Jalopy to create a series of LEGO-themed movie posters for the 86th Academy Awards' Best Picture nominees. Not that we're complaining – they're…
Having finally seen Her, I'm surprised to find the distinct lack of chatter this film is generating among genre fans. This film takes an existential look at the (potential? inevitable?) singularity, and shows viewers the future of video gaming. Be warned, there be spoilers here (although not about the main plot).
William Butler and Owen Pallett of Arcade Fire are getting a lot of attention for the melodious score they created for Spike Jonze's Her, and not just because it landed them an Oscar nomination, but simply because it's gosh-darn gorgeous. And now you can listen to the entire 13-song soundtrack here and now.
Ads for the computer love story Her are everywhere, and it makes me wonder about the ethics of sex robots. Would I ever have sex with one? Or would I find it ooky and gross — in a moral sense, but also aesthetically and erotically? Here's what I decided.
Spike Jonze has built his career on unsettling journeys into the uncanny, from Being John Malkovich to Where The Wild Things Are. But his latest film, Her, is unsettling for a different reason — because it's so sweet and moving in depicting a romance between a human and a computer.
A wonderful new trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming movie Her has arrived, detailing more of the blossoming romance between a Scarlett Johansson-voiced artificial intelligence and a lonely writer named Theodore. I'm not sure which is the scifi part, though: that a man could fall in love with his computer, or that an…
Color us surprised, Scarlett Johansson who plays the sultry and sweet robot voice Samantha from Spike Jonze's Her is ineligible for a Golden Globe because her body isn't physically in the movie. That's kind of BS.
The first trailer for Spike Jonze's new movie Her has arrived, about a mustachioed Joaquin Phoenix who falls in love with the AI in his computer, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
Spike Jonze is back to making movies about grown-ups, after the bizarre and somewhat polarizing Where The Wild Things Are. And his new movie, reportedly titled Her, is commenting on our relationship with technology in a way that sounds really fascinating: A man falls in love with the operating system on his phone,…