If time travel is ever to be invented, wouldn’t we already have had evidence of it? The question is enough to give grammarians seizures, let alone filmmakers. As Jeff Daniels’s world-weary time-traveling crime lord says in Rian Johnson's Looper, “this time travel shit fries your brain like an egg.” And the film, out this Friday, is far from the most brain-frying cinematic treatment of time travel. more »
Women are an undeniable force in pop entertainment, both in the audience and behind the scenes, as the annual GIRLS GONE GENRE panel at Comic-Con attests. So what is the state of storytelling for women creatives working (and, frankly, kicking ass) today? Why is the genre world such fertile ground for female storytellers and strong, complex female characters? Join me as I moderate a panel of all-stars from TV and film — Marti Noxon (Buffy, Angel, Fright Night), Jane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica, Torchwood), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), Angela Robinson (True Blood, D.E.B.S.) and Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator) — today at Comic-Con. Details after the jump!
Look, it's Friday. Remember that time I gave you 13 dancing Spider-Men? Yeah. In honor of the weekend (and bodybuilding and social media and Twins and Terminator and Kindergarten Cop, which ruled) let's take a look at the best pins former California governor/Cyberdyne Systems Model 101 Arnold Schwarzenegger has made after a few weeks on Pinterest. Giant naan-eating Governator in 3, 2, 1...
He’s stared down the Terminator, tangled with aliens, and faced off against Doc Holliday with nary a glimmer of fear, so suffice to say Michael Biehn’s no stranger to playing hardened, iconic screen bad asses. (Think Biehn’s played tough? Just wait and see him mean, nasty, and unraveling at the seams in this week’s apocalyptic horror The Divide, a film whose production was reportedly a nightmare in itself.) But early on, Biehn says, he wasn’t so sure how serious he should be about acting – that is, until he saw Robert De Niro in a riveting classic role that convinced him that this was his calling.
In a career spanning three decades Michael Biehn has notched a number of iconic roles in beloved genre fare, from future freedom fighter Kyle Reese in The Terminator to Corporal Hicks in Aliens to one of his personal favorites, Tombstone villain Johnny Ringo. And that work has borne him witness to his share of tense, chaotic sets under some of the strongest personalities in the business. But no shoot of Biehn’s was as intense as the friction-filled production of this week’s The Divide, Xavier Gens’ bleak horror tale about strangers trapped in a basement after the apocalypse, which Biehn says was fueled by the “hatred” and “bitterness” of combative actors turning on each other under claustrophobic conditions.
Looks like the Terminator has taken his dogged search for the mother of the future savior of mankind to the Twitterverse, where he's going through every Sarah on Twitter, one by one. (That is, when he's not telling the T-1000 to suck it in binary.) There's just one problem: The social media-savvy T-800 is looking for "Sarah Conner," not Sarah Connor. Oops! Proof he'll become obsolete soon enough? [@111001001101010]
Nobody expected the Terminator series to be resuscitated after, well, Terminator Salvation -- until Arnold Schwarzenegger changed everything by announcing he was returning to the franchise. (Well, he did say he'd be back.) Now, with Fast Five's Justin Lin attached, comes another surprise development in the future of the Terminator films: A new contender has stepped up to battle for the rights to the property.
Last week, Apple enthusiasts made the terrifying discovery that some iPhone 4 devices were surreptitiously taking photos of their users, then posting said spy pics during FaceTime calls without having been told to do so. Have smart phones become too smart? Is our collective dependence on rapidly evolving technology setting the stage for a SkyNet future? Movieline revisits the sinister history of gadgets and technology gone wrong in the movies for clues as to where and when the robot wars might begin -- and, hopefully, how humanity might be able to fight back.