Kurt Russell Looks Back on His Baseball Days

Kurt Russell is one of the great icons in geek culture. He started out as a child star for Disney, and went on to play Elvis, as well as star in the John Carpenter classics The Thing, and Big Trouble in Little China. Now he’s recalling his days as a minor league baseball player in a new documentary, and it’s gotten rave notices at Sundance.

Machete Kills Director Goes Through His Favorite Genre Movies

Okay, so Machete Kills hasn’t been getting great reviews, at least one missive we’ve read used the term “out of gas” to describe it, but there was a point where Robert Rodriquez was actually a very clever, inventive director, and made good movies. 

Remembering John Carpenter's The Thing

The summer of 1982 was an incredible time for movies, but oddly enough, three great cult classics from that year were not hits in their time: Tron, Blade Runner, and The Thing.  

BSG's Ron Moore new genre series is Helix

Several years ago, I watched a Q&A with legendary genre author Harlan Ellison who praised the rebooted Battlestar Galactica.

The Walking Dead are ready for more

The Walking Dead is currently on hiatus, but you know it’s going to be a big ratings blockbuster when the series finally returns on February 10.

A look back at Carpenter's The Thing

Since we've already hit the first days of summer, it reminded me that thirty years ago we had a landmark season of genre cinema in 1982 with E.T., Tron, The Road Warrior, Star Trek II and Conan the Barbarian.

The great sci-fi summer of ‘82

We’ve said it many times, but it always bears repeating... 1982 was the greatest year for genre movies, and it was a feast for film fans practically every week.

That summer of sci-fi

I can’t believe this much time has passed already, but one of the most incredible summers for genre movies is thirty years behind us now.

The pros and cons of the new Thing

I definitely have mixed feelings about the upcoming remake of The Thing. Then again, a lot of people felt the same way when the film was first remade by John Carpenter in 1982.

Resolving The Thing's timeline

There has been some speculation as to how the new The Thing movie is intended to fit into the mythology of John Carpenter's 1982 film.

Do we really need another Scarface?

When the remakes of Scarface and The Thing came out in 1983 and 1982 respectively, audiences were appalled by the violence of both films.

A closer look at The Thing

Strike Entertainment has released a red band (R rated) trailer for its upcoming film The Thing, which is a remake of the classic 1950’s sci-fi startle flick of the same name.

An early glimpse of The Thing

Strike Entertainment has released a clip from its upcoming remake of the classic 1950’s sci-fi startle flick, The Thing, which is actually an adaptation of the short story Who Goes There? written by by John W. Campbell.

Here’s The Thing

Trailers are already popping up for the new reboot of The Thing, which is actually the second remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic.

On sci-fi and Tim Burton

Many years ago, Martin Scorsese created A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, a lengthy documentary and companion book that went through many of his favorite films and filmmakers. 

Super 8 revives hiding the monster

Some box office pundits will tell you Super 8 made a mistake not revealing too much before the film's release, but lo and behold, now there's reports that other films could be well served from trying this bold marketing idea.