James Gunn On The Movies You Must Watch Before Guardians Of The Galaxy

Earlier this month, Marvel released a Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape loaded with tunes from the '70s that will also serve as half of the film's soundtrack. It really helps set the tone for the film, so we asked director James Gunn to do the same thing with movies people should watch. » 7/22/14 3:42pm 7/22/14 3:42pm

I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 1:01pm 3/13/14 1:01pm

This Genius Kinect Rig Puts You Inside a Video Game in Two Minutes Flat

What if, the next time you played a video game, the main character not only looked like you but had the same body, same clothes, same everything? How would it change the way you related to the game? How would it change the way you relate to the other characters in it? I found out. » 2/11/14 1:54pm 2/11/14 1:54pm

How Agents of SHIELD's ragtag crew will become a family

Everybody knows the theme of "misfits coming together to create family" is important to Joss Whedon — so it should come as no surprise that Agents of SHIELD, his new show, is heading in that direction. We talked to showrunner Jeffrey Bell, and he told us how we'll see more sides of Agent Coulson and his gang. » 10/23/13 12:22am 10/23/13 12:22am

All the Ways Hollywood Tried to Ruin Gravity

Gravity took nearly four (and a half) years to make. That means for four years, Alfonso Cuarón had to deflect a lot of not-so-great ideas from the studio that had invested millions into his risky endeavor. Thanks to our exclusive interview with the director, we now know what some of those crappy ideas were. » 10/07/13 8:08pm 10/07/13 8:08pm

George R.R. Martin answers our toughest Song of Ice and Fire questions

When we interviewed A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin at Comic-Con, we decided to drill down and ask some intense questions. Like, is this series only seven books long because some subplots took over the story? Are the Dothraki one-dimensional stereotypes? What does he think of Sliders? Here's what he… » 7/23/13 7:18pm 7/23/13 7:18pm

Why Pacific Rim Doesn't Look Like Any Movie You've Ever Seen Before

Pacific Rim pays tribute to classic monster movies and films about massive mechanical gladiators — but at the same time, this movie looks totally different than anything you've ever seen. We talked exclusively to the head creature designer, the legendary Wayne Barlowe, and VFX supervisor John Knoll, to find out why. » 7/08/13 8:39pm 7/08/13 8:39pm

Scotty hits the bottle in a brand new Star Trek 2 featurette

How has Scotty been keeping himself busy since the last Trek movie? With whisky, of course. Simon Pegg brings out the booze for the return of Montgomery Scott, in this exclusive new featurette about the world's greatest starship engineer, and what he gets up to in Star Trek Into Darkness. » 4/30/13 2:50pm 4/30/13 2:50pm

Digital Storm's Latest Gaming PCs Are Almost As Cheap As DIY

Every time I post a review of a boutique gaming PC, someone in the comments has to mention that they could build a similar machine themselves for less money. That's still true for Digital Storm's newly-launched Vanquish line of gaming PCs, but it's a narrow truth — we're talking $20 to $60 narrow. » 4/24/13 12:00pm 4/24/13 12:00pm