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Lonely Mountains: Downhill is a mountain biking game that looks really chill.

<b>Lonely Mountains: Downhill</b> <b>is a mountain biking game that looks really chill.</b> It’s just you and your bike. Oh, and some mountains. You’re not …

Remember MySpace Founder Tom Who Sold It For $580 Million? Here’s What He’s Doing Now

Ever wondered what the guy who co-founded MySpace is doing since he sold it for a whopping $580 million back in 2005? He does what anybody would do …

The 30 Best Time Travel Movies

1.21 gigawatts of sci-fi greatness.<p>Sci-fi time travel movies can be a confusing cacophony of temporal mishaps and ruptures of the space-time continuum. But there's no genre that can so directly address the human condition.<p>These are the best sci-fi films that explore the fluidity of time.

Science Fiction

15 Reviews of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale That Will Shake You to Your Core

As critics are keen to point out, the parallels between Margaret Atwood's dystopia and Trump's America are unsettling.<p>Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel <i>The</i> <i>Handmaid's Tale</i> shot to the top of Amazon's best-sellers list in February, shortly after Hulu released teasers for its faithful and …

10 Best Science Fiction Movies of All Time

Sometimes patronized as kids’ stuff, the sci-fi genre seeks to look beyond the most realist drama, exploring new territories and possibilities. Some …

Science Fiction

Impressive Adobe Algorithm Transfers One Photo’s Style Onto Another

Two pairs of researchers from Cornell University and Adobe have teamed up and developed a “Deep Photo Style Transfer” algorithm that can …

Some Better Cop Games Would Be Nice

I played <i>Beat Cop</i> this week. On Monday, I was excited! It looked like <i>Police Quest</i>! By Wednesday I’d given up, because it’s not a good video game, and …

Richard Kelly on Donnie Darko’s 15th Anniversary and Why He’s Not to Blame for That 2009 Sequel

Sixteen years after it was released in the shadow of 9/11, Richard Kelly’s haunting cult classic still feels ahead of its time. Here he looks back on …

‘Life’ Borrows A Lot From ‘Alien,’ But It’s Still Scary Fun

After watching <i>Life</i> – a new movie about an alien wrecking havoc aboard the International Space Station – I sensed so many nods to the original <i>Alien</i> that it inspired me to watch the original <i>Alien</i> in its entirety for the first time in I don’t remember how many years. (And I bought my <i>Alien</i> Blu-ray out …

The new sci-fi thriller 'Life' is a cult classic in the making

At first glance, the latest sci-fi movie coming to the multiplex, "Life" (opening March 24), looks like a thriller with the same kind of "in space no one can hear you scream" DNA that made the first "Alien" movie back in 1979 a cultural phenomenon. And you would be right.<p>"Life" is not the first …

Construction

What Filmmakers Can Learn From a Steamed Pork Bun

Advice for hungry screenwriters.<p>This week on the show we answer your screenwriting questions about how to make the Second Act easier to slog through …

Christopher Nolan’s Favorite Films and Where to Stream Them

<i>In addition to being an outspoken proponent of actual film, Christopher Nolan is also a noted cinephile. Here are some of his favorites.</i><p>“My dad took …

15 Science fiction movies you need to watch at least once

The real world is pretty strange right now, and escaping from it, at least temporarily, is absolutely necessary. So why not pay a visit to an even …

This montage of Oscar winners suggests that a film's legacy depends on cinematography

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>Wide shots, silhouettes, the color red — these are the traits of Oscar-winning camerawork from 1927 to today.<p>By Updated<p><b>Share</b> This montage of Oscar …

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100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

Which of these 56 video game-to-film adaptations hold the most potential for the big screen?

Historically speaking, video game franchises haven’t fared well on the big screen but that hasn’t stopped studios from trying. With the exception of …

'Splinter Cell' Movie Aims to Distance Itself from Bond, Bourne, and Video Game Adaptations

While Ubisoft’s <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> adaptation didn’t make<p>an eagle divea big splash at the domestic box office, a relatively strong international …

Best indie games for Mac

Charming, eerie, and meaningful — these indie games shine on your Mac.When it comes to personal computers, the Mac has never been known as a gaming …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater and More Share Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking in Video Essay

Here are some crucial tips for how to make the best movie you can with little or no money.<p>One of the best ways to make a successful debut feature …

Filmmaking

Electrons Cooled Close to Absolute Zero Reveal Their Quantum Nature

We can finally see things more clearly.<p>Scientists have discovered that electrons cooled close to absolute zero slow down so much that they can be …

7 video game escapes you desperately need today

Hey, video games. Remember those?<p>Sometimes you just need to escape. We won't presume to guess at the reasons you might want to do that today, of all …

A Curious Kid Uncovers a Bone-Chilling Truth In Scifi Short Monsters

On her 10th birthday, a curious girl sneaks out of the bunker where she’s spent her entire life, intent on seeing the fearsome creatures that she’s …

The Physics and Fantasy of Time Travel

You Can Also Listen On<p>About This Episode<p>Is time travel merely science fiction, or is it possible without contradicting the laws of physics? In this …

SF photographer's Milky Way magic atop Mt. Tam goes wild on Reddit

A San Francisco photographer has a lot of people talking about his work after Reddit users continually voted up one of his images posted in the Earth Porn category.<p>Jake Schwartz, 32, took an otherworldly photo from atop Mount Tamalpais on Aug. 2, capturing a magical Milky Way scene—glowing clouds …

San Francisco

Watch the new, shockingly dark short Borrowed Time from two Pixar animators (VIDEO).

Pixar’s existential ruminations tend to be just light enough to appeal to a younger audience, from the crotchety wit of <i>Up</i> to the buoyant wonder of <i>Toy</i> …

High Stakes: Europe Aims for 1st Successful Mars Landing Today

Spaceflight history will be made today (Oct. 19), if all goes according to plan.<p>The Schiaparelli lander — part of the European-Russian ExoMars 2016 …

Space

Honest Trailers boldly takes on new Ghostbusters

Honest Trailers decided to break the social taboo by discussing the third most debated topic in history: Move aside religion and politics, this …

Play the Legend of Zelda game you've never heard of

You probably haven't heard of it because it was only available in Japan. In 1997. Via satellite broadcast.<p>The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets is one of those forgotten spinoff games rescued from obscurity by a few dedicated fans. The game, thanks to BS Zelda, has now been translated into …

Retrogaming