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Mean Turtles Is What Happens When 'Mean Girls' and 'Ninja Turtles' Combine

Posted By Eric Larnick on Aug 6th 2014 2:47PM
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" + "Mean Girls"... two great tastes that taste great together! Moviefone and comic book superstar Dennis Culver are teaming up to unite two of pop culture's greatest collections of teenagers; and the resulting mutation is perfect. Way too perfect. Gossip, nunchucks, pizza -- it's all the same whether you're a human girl or a mutated reptile. If only we had Tina... read more

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Rejects: Sci-Fi Icons Who Got Cut From Marvel's Space Team

Posted By Eric Larnick on July 07, 2014
Ooga-chaka! "Guardians of the Galaxy," the solar system's most anticipated summer adventure is about to arrive in theaters and make movie stars out of the freakiest-looking aliens this side of the Milky Way. A gigantic walking tree? A foul-mouthed raccoon with heavy artillery? As strange as these creatures may be, they are the only ones fit for the job -- and some classic outer space characters...

Villains! Mashing Up Disney and 'Star Wars' Bad Guys (PHOTOS)

Posted By Eric Larnick on May 05, 2014
Moviefone | Dennis Culver We all have a soft spot for villains; they're charismatic, they look badass, and more often than not, they steal the show. Disney -- those guardians of "family friendly" entertainment -- have always done a suspiciously entertaining job at bringing larger-than-life bad guys to the big screen. And now that they guide the future of the "Star Wars" universe, and its Sith...

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on May 05, 2014
Fox "X-Men: Days of Future Past" has been called an X-Men crossover, as "The Dissolve" critic Matt Singer says: "Like Days Of Future Past, crossovers in comics tend to be light on character development. But when they're good, the huge stakes and epic scale of the action make them hard to put down" -- and this is precisely that sort of "can't look away" crossover: one that's both entertaining and...

'Divergent': 10 Things We Learned on the Set of the Shailene Woodley Blockbuster

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on January 01, 2014
Summit If you've seen the full-length trailer for "Divergent," you understand why we're so excited about the dystopian romance based on author Veronica Roth's best-selling books. Roth's Chicago-set trilogy about a society where teenagers must choose Factions (communities) based on their character strengths (Erudite for the intelligent; Amity for the friendly; Candor for the honest; Abnegation...

Tons of 'Return of the Jedi' Secrets, Including Ewok Orgies, Revealed in New Book

Posted By Katie Roberts on October 10, 2013
LucasBooks A new book about the production of "Return of the Jedi" includes some juicy revelations about the final chapter of George Lucas's first "Star Wars" trilogy, including abandoned plot points, some big-name directors who were considered to helm the project, and a group of very frisky Ewoks. Author J.W. Rinzler has written similar accounts of the first two "Star Wars" films, "Episode...

2013 Fall Movie Preview: Sci-Fi & Horror

Posted By Eric Larnick on September 09, 2013
Lionsgate Autumn is usually when Oscar hopefuls begin to roll out on the calendar, but it's also a time for pulpy thrills and out-of-this-world entertainment. The one-two punch of science fiction and horror always seem to fit the mood of fall; after all, what better entertainment is there for cold weather, dark days, and Halloween? We've profiled the most anticipated comedies, dramas, and...

'The World's End' Mondo Poster: Simon Pegg, Blue Robot Blood, and Ice Cream Are a Visual Treat (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted By Eric Larnick on August 08, 2013
Mondo If you're not familiar with Mondo Posters, rev up that "Google Image Search" and feast on the sweetest eye candy ever. The poster company honors classic blockbusters, unforgettable cult hits, and the coolest movie moments with gorgeous, jaw-dropping special edition prints that will compel you to keep building walls in your house to host them all. And now they've let their artistic frenzy...

Neill Blomkamp's 'Chappie' Is a Go: 'Elysium' Director Lines Up Next Sci-Fi Film

Posted By Katie Roberts on August 08, 2013
Frazer Harrison/Getty Neill Blomkamp is having a good week. His latest movie, "Elysium," opened at the top of the box office, and now his next film, "Chappie," has gotten the green light from Sony and MRC. "Chappie" centers on a robot with artificial intelligence that is stolen by gangsters who want to use him for their own evil plans. "District 9" star Sharlto Copley will voice the...

No 'Star Wars: Episode 7' News at D23

Posted By Drew Taylor on August 08, 2013
Kevin Winter/Getty One of the few major disappointments at this year's D23 Expo, which is kind of the Disney version of Comic-Con, was when Alan Horn, the former Warner Bros. executive who now serves as the chairman of the Walt Disney Studios, talked about the company's plans for "Star Wars." Or rather didn't talk about them. "I remember being blown away by the film in 1977," Horn began....

Box Office: Lessons From This Weekend's Four-Way Race

Posted By Gary Susman on August 08, 2013
WB With four new movies opening in wide-release this weekend, there was a pile-up at the multiplex. In a competitive weekend, "Elysium" came out on top -- or did it? "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" debuted last among the four -- or did it? Unpacking this week's tight race, not all was as it seemed, and the true numbers earned by this week's new releases offer some guideposts for what has been...

'Elysium' Premiere: Matt Damon and Jodie Foster Celebrate Sci-Fi Epic in L.A. (PHOTOS)

Posted By Dana Taddeo on August 08, 2013
Getty Matt Damon and Jodie Foster are bitter enemies in "Elysium," but at the movie's premiere last night in L.A., they proved that they just play enemies on-screen. Foster, who looked great in a tight green number, and Damon were all smiles on the red carpet, and were joined by co-stars Diego Luna and William Fichtner. "Elysium" follows Max (Damon), a man barely surviving on a disease-...

'Oblivion' Giveaway: Win a Copy of Tom Cruise's Latest & A Sci-Fi Movie Pack!

Posted By Dana Taddeo on August 08, 2013
Universal Tom Cruise goes from lowly drone repairman on a war-ravaged earth to the only man who can save the planet in "Oblivion." The Sci-Fi epic comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and Moviefone is giving you the chance to win a copy, along with a movie pack made up of three other exciting sci-fi titles! One person will take home an "Oblivion" Blu-ray combo pack, as well as copies of "The...

George Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' Finds Leading Lady in Britt Robertson

Posted By Drew Taylor on July 07, 2013
Kharen Hill/CBS/Getty For a long time there wasn't a project in Hollywood as closely guarded as Brad Bird's "Tomorrowland," a forthcoming sci-fi epic that stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. Initially given the codename "1952," it was eventually retitled "Tomorrowland," named after the iconic section of the Disney theme parks that celebrates the glittery optimism of the future (home to...

Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt's 'Edge of Tomorrow' Suits Displayed at Comic-Con

Posted By Katie Roberts on July 07, 2013
Warner Bros. Straight from the floors of Comic-Con come these photos of the suits worn by Tom Cruise (below left) and Emily Blunt (right) in Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow," previously titled "All You Need Is Kill." The film centers on Cruise's character, Lt. Col. Bill Cage, who's killed in action and gets stuck in a time loop, endlessly killing aliens with each revolution of the...

Box Office: Is 'Pacific Rim' a Hit or a Flop?

Posted By Gary Susman on July 07, 2013
WB Just a couple weeks ago, the box office pundits were expecting "Pacific Rim" to be a "Battleship"-sized bomb. It's a movie that's not based on an established property, with no big-name star, and an idiosyncratic director whose fanbase is fervent but small. The movie was also opening opposite a sequel to an Adam Sandler hit comedy. Even Warner Bros., "Pacific Rim"'s own studio, predicted...

Sci-Fi Movie Mistakes: 27 Slip-Ups From Your Futuristic Favorites

Posted By Erin Whitney on July 07, 2014
20th Century Fox Most solid sci-fi movies include one of three core elements: monsters, robots, or the future. In Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim," which hits theaters this week, you get all three. Del Toro's new film is the perfect sci-fi amalgamation -- it's giant monsters fighting giant robots on a ruined planet. Unfortunately, things in the science fiction world aren't always...

Sci-Fi Swimsuit Calendar: Uhura, E.T. and More Model Bikini Bods (ART)

Posted By Eric Larnick on July 07, 2013
Dennis Culver | Moviefone Summer has arrived, and we humans are not the only ones hitting the beaches! The long Fourth of July weekend is within eyeshot and everyone is itching to soak up the sun and catch some waves -- even the galactic stars of the greatest sci-fi films ever! Moviefone has teamed up Dennis Culver to imagine a very special swimsuit calendar featuring the folks from "Star...

'Jurassic Park': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Classic Dinosaur Movie

Posted By Gary Susman on June 06, 2013
Alamy Maybe you think of "Jurassic Park" as the movie that surpassed "E.T." to become the biggest Steven Spielberg film ever, as well as one of the biggest hits of all time. Or maybe you think of it as the film that, through its landmark CGI dinosaurs, helped usher in the age of digital filmmaking. Or maybe you just think of it as the movie that scared the pants off you when you saw it in...

Harlan Ellison Drops His Lawsuit Against 'In Time'

Posted By Sharon Knolle on November 11, 2011
What a difference a few months -- and a so-so box-office showing -- make. Sci-fi author Harlan Ellison has dropped his lawsuit seeking credit for 'In Time.' A reason isn't given, although he made the decision after seeing the film, which stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. The movie earned just $35 million in the U.S. and racked up a less-than-impressive 38 percent positive critics'...

'Star Trek 2' Release Date: Paramount Lands 'Trek' Sequel on May 17, 2013

Posted By Sharon Knolle on November 11, 2011
Holding your breath for 'Star Trek 2?' You'll have to hold it for nearly another year. The sci-fi sequel was originally slated for a June 29, 2012 release, but has just been bumped back to May 17, 2013 -- where it will take the spot vacated by Roland Emmerich's 'Singularity,' which moves to November 2013. Even more news? The entire cast is set to return for the sequel, which will be shot in...

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