A weak ending can kill a movie, dead. But a strong enough ending — or a big enough mindfuck in the final moments — can send you out of the theater with your mind racing. Which movie's final scene left you dying to see what happens next?
It's sort of amazing that it hasn't been tried already. Hollywood is pushing forward with a version of Joseph Conrad's seminal "descent into madness" novel, set in outer space. Heart of Darkness already gave us Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now.
Every major studio hopes the films it showcases at Comic Con this year will be major hits. But if history's any indication, some of those movies will tank. Here are the biggest turkeys Comic Con has seen in years past.
Why do so many bad movies have one good scene each? All of a sudden, the awfulness goes away, and the movie starts living up to its potential. The performances click, the action is exciting. Here are 20-odd examples.
This was a year of extremes: huge CG-heavy spectacles and low-budget gems. Most of all, 2009 made us feel the boundaries of cinema were stretched... for good and ill. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst films of 2009.
After a year that's given us not only Moon and District 9 but also Avatar and Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, what should people expect from 2010's science fiction cinema? One critic is only asking for one thing: New ideas.
If you are going to see Pandorum don't make the mistake I did and enter the theater without a gigantic bong hit. Reefer is the only cure for space monster ennui! Spoilers ahead.
Dennis Quaid has starred in many of our favorite science fiction movies, so we're excited that he's back in deep space with the horror movie Pandorum. He told us about Pandorum's disorientation... and the Enemy Mine you never saw. Spoilers!
If there's one thing that Pandorum shows us, it's that it's psychologically stressful to be out there in space. Studies have shown the dangers of space madness, but we have to admit: It makes for good entertainment.
What are the skin-peeling monsters in Ben Fosters space nightmare? Are they real or fake? Your guess is as good as ours, as the first clips from the horror flick take you face to face with the space nasties.
We're already into September, which means that you've already not only had a chance to get a peek at what movies are being released, but also have possibly already seen at least one of them, and that would be...
The days are already getting shorter and colder, which sounds like the ideal time to start considering spending evenings at your local multiplex, taking advantage of comfy chairs and large screens. But what movies should you see? Here's our guide.
Get a spoiler catharsis with intense teasers and featurettes from Pandorum, Jennifer's Body, 9, Supernatural, Smallville and FlashForward. Crazy Doctor Who rumors! Guess who's wearing the cheerleader uniform on Heroes! Plus Surrogates, Gamer, Dark Shadows, [Rec], Twilight, Lost and Chuck.