Low-budget scifi movies may have had their heyday during Roger Corman’s rise to B-movie greatness in the 1950s, but they’re still going strong today—proving that you don’t necessarily need lavish special effects to tell a really great story. Here are our favorites from the past few decades.
We were utterly creeped out by the “insomnia epidemic” novel Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun. There have been other books and stories about a world where almost everybody suddenly can’t sleep recently—but Calhoun’s vision was especially horrific. So it’s great that this book is becoming a TV show.
Writer-director Mike Cahill made an impression with Another Earth, which used a science-fiction premise as the backdrop for a personal story. In his second feature, I Origins, the science-fictional premise is front and center — and you can see the downside of trying to tell a personal story about huge science-fiction…
Mike Cahill's new movie I Origins, out tomorrow, is about a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. And Cahill tells io9 he was absolutely determined to get the science right — not just having scientific advisers, but giving them headphones and planting them in front of monitors on set.
Mike Cahill's Another Earth was one of the most thought-provoking and gut-punching indie movies of the last few years. And now Cahill is back with I Origins, a complex thriller about the origins of life that's already sparking lots of debate. And we've got nine exclusive images!
In years past, the Sundance festival has helped to break the movies that we've wound up falling in love with. Movies like Robot & Frank and Upstream Color. So with this year's Sundance in full swing, which movies are you going to be hearing more about? We've rounded up some early reviews.
Today sees the release of White House Down, which is the most Emmerichian film ever produced. But meanwhile, you could also enjoy Europa Report on VOD or Byzantium in select theaters. Tons of low-budget science fiction and fantasy movies are more exciting than your average big summer blockbuster. Here are 25 of them.
In the new movie Another Earth, a duplicate of our own planet appears from the far side of the sun, and starts moving towards "our" Earth. This could be the set-up for a disaster movie, or a story of war between Earths.
Chances are, you've been hearing about Another Earth for months. It's the science fiction film with the tiny budget that wowed Sundance and won the Sloane Award. It's the introspective movie with a huge concept. It's a triumph of storytelling over razzle-dazzle.
If you had to write an essay to win a free ticket on the first spaceship going to our twin planet, what would you say? That's what this exclusive clip from the new movie Another Earth asks.
After approximately thirty years of rumors and speculations, The Dark Knight Rises is really happening. Another X-Men: First Class villain speaks. The man with a brain the size of Kent has joined The Hobbit. Plus new Amazing Spider-Man set photos!
Every summer, there's at least one movie underdog that takes audiences by storm. A movie that doesn't belong to an established series or feature a fan-favorite character, but still wins us over. A hit original amongst sequels and reboots.
What would you do if one day, another planet Earth just appeared right in the middle of the sky? Mike Cahill's Another Earth focuses on how this cosmic event changes the lives of two ordinary people.
It's The Outsiders meets The Garbage Pail Kids with a pinch of Walter Hill's The Warriors. Watch as The Ghosts start a suburban gang war. Plus, check out a new 11-11-11 trailer. The end of days has a date!
Sundance begins today! In past years, the festival brought us great science fiction films such as Splice and Moon. But what will be this year's smash indie success? Here's a list of likely suspects.