12 Excellent Movies That Use VFX To Tell A Story

It's summer movie season, which means lots of effects-heavy, big budget romps. And it's easy to feel numbed by all this digital overkill. But when visual effects are used well, they can tell the story instead of distracting from it. Just check out our list of 12 movies that use VFX purely as a storytelling tool. » 5/07/14 2:00pm 5/07/14 2:00pm

District 9 Action Figures Are Fokkin' Terrific

The second thing I thought after I saw District 9, right after "holy shit", was "man, I hope they release action figures for that mech". Sadly, we're a few years on and that hasn't happened, but where official merch is found wanting, custom builders can get the job done. » 6/24/13 2:00am 6/24/13 2:00am

District 9's Director Would Still Love To Make A Halo Film, But...

Hollywood director Neill Blomkamp was, back in the day, down to make a Halo movie. He even made a fantastic short, above, showing how it could be done. » 4/10/13 1:53am 4/10/13 1:53am

Hollywood Wastes No Time Securing the Movie Rights to Indie Mech…

Gamers aren't the only ones impressed by upcoming indie mech shooter Hawken's distinctive style and dynamic combat. Hollywood has taken notice as well, and now there's a movie in the works. A Romeo & Juliet meets District 9 movie. » 8/26/11 2:40pm 8/26/11 2:40pm

Gears Of War Movie "More Like District 9"

Third-person shooter Gears of War looked set to get the Hollywood treatment until the movie's director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) decided to focus his attention on another motion picture. » 7/27/10 2:00am 7/27/10 2:00am

Hunt Some Cheeky Prawns With This District 9 Rifle

It's Comic-Con, so allow me to indulge in some toy coverage. Well, not that this is a toy. It's more like a full-size replica of the alien assault rifle from District 9. » 7/22/10 2:30am 7/22/10 2:30am

Microsoft Hasn't Given Up On The Halo Movie

Once upon a time, Microsoft was going to make a big budget Hollywood version of the Halo franchise. Until it spectacularly fell apart. That doesn't mean it won't ever happen, says the company. » 4/09/10 1:00am 4/09/10 1:00am

Neill Blomkamp "Stressed Out" By Idea of District 9 Game

At one time, director Neill Blomkamp was just the guy who was going to helm the now-on-ice Halo Hollywood flick. That movie never happened. Sci-fi hit District 9 did, and Blompkamp's career took off. » 1/08/10 4:00am 1/08/10 4:00am

Buy District 9 on Blu-Ray, Get GOW3 Demo

If you're planning on picking up the God of War Collection for the PS3 and can be a little patient, you can stick grab the God of War III demo a bit early. » 10/28/09 3:00pm 10/28/09 3:00pm

Ex-Halo Movie Director: It Would Be "Difficult To Revisit Halo" Film

Neill Blomkamp was set to have his directing career start strong with a film adaptation of Bungie's Halo. That movie is dead—but not for a lack of trying on Blomkamp's part, who worked tirelessly on it for months. » 8/06/09 4:40pm 8/06/09 4:40pm

Jackson Explains How Fate Killed Halo And Gave Birth To District 9

SAN DIEGO, California – Peter Jackson has been a gamer his entire life, so when Microsoft hired him to produce the movie version of Halo, there was genuine excitement in the air. » 7/28/09 2:00pm 7/28/09 2:00pm