If you’re anywhere near this year’s SXSW in Texas, you owe it to yourself to check out one really cool exhibit: a life-sized First Order TIE Fighter, constructed by prop building group Project X1.
The US government is offering seven cities a remarkable challenge: reinvent urban transportation for the 21st century, with a particular focus on autonomous vehicles. To pull it off, those cities will work with some of the world’s most powerful tech companies, and are eligible to get $40 million from the US Department…
A Space Program feels like Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, if Interstellar was made entirely out of junkyard TVs, whiskey, cardboard and fun. This movie feels like a "sweded" space epic, but it's wonderfully intricate. Watch!
We're amped that Clark Gregg will be reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D.. But why, after the events of The Avengers, did Whedon decide to bring back a character who was busy being dead? It's because Whedon felt Gregg was the perfect guy to represent the Marvel Universe's…
We've been on the edge of our seats since Mondo first announced they'd be releasing Game of Thrones prints; between the awesomeness of the show and Mondo's incredible artists, we knew they'd be something special. Shockingly, we were right — check out the first two:
Seriously, the Soylent Green references are almost irresistible. A marketing group called Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) has come up with a really bizarre solution to the lack of wifi access at South by Southwest 2012: Turn homeless people into 4G wireless hotspots.
SXSW's "most likely to make you want to take eight showers after viewing" movie, The Divide, may be coming to a theater near you sooner than we expected. Anchor Bay paid a hefty sum for the rights to The Divide.
In almost every post-apocalyptic story the hero usually stumbles upon a group of horrific survivors that demonstrate just how low humanity can go. The Divide is that group's origin story. After seeing this film, I needed to take a shower.
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The South by Southwest festival started over the weekend with events devoted to the world of interactive media, which meant a lot of tweeting and foursquaring and other verbs based on annoying startup names with too many consonants. But luckily there was a conference on another world that we could escape to - a…
Holy creepy ghost children is Insidious really freaking scary. Sure, the movie is a bit of a fragmented (and ofttimes foolish) mess but it still scared the crap out of us.
Every year, at least one movie comes out of Austin's South by Southwest film festival on its way to megahit status. Which of this year's fantastical science fiction and fantasy films at SXSW will hit the big time this year?
The director behind our favorite Lady Gaga and Britney Spears music videos has finally released the trailer to his insane time-traveling, spaceship-flying slasher flick Detention. Watch as the serial killer "Cinderhella" thins out the High School herd.
The world premiere of aliens-among-us movie Earthling happened this past weekend at South By Southwest, and we got a chance to preview the movie and interview filmmaker Clay Liford. And we've got six clips from this instant cult classic.
The advance word (more like hopeful speculation, really) was that this would be the "Mexican District 9," but Monsters is a much more modest and subdued affair, and perhaps its greatest accomplishment is the establishment of its intriguing new mythology.
We're dying for more information about Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's alien-encounter comedy Paul, especially now that it's been delayed. Luckily, we cornered co-star Kristen Wiig, and mind-probed her to learn more about the film's science-fictional in-jokes.
Looks like the rumors are true — Ryan Phillippe could be our new Steve Rogers. But before we can even chew on the idea of a Cruel Intentions Cap, another actor has stepped up to the plate: G.I. Joe's Duke.
We just saw the violently entertaining Kick-Ass. Read our first impressions and learn why any film that makes fun of The Dark Knight, Spider-Man and the Spirit is OK in our book. Get ready for Nic Cage's latest superhero freakout. Spoilers.
It's last night's South by Southwest party - now with the amazing live-action video technology you've been hearing so much about. See a clip of MC Frontalot (filmed singing "Goth Girls" by avinyl) live at our party, plus more swordfighting!