watch this
All the Reasons Why John Carpenter’s Cult Classic They Live Is as Timely as Ever

In 2015, John Carpenter called They Livea documentary.” Though his cult classic is nearly 30 years old, its themes of surveillance, income inequality, and the sinking suspicion that the people in charge are way more sinister than we ever realised still feel very potent. A new short doc examines why. Read More >>

star wars
The Last Jedi Will Be Carrie Fisher’s Final Star Wars Film After All

Even after today’s trailer drop, we still don’t know much about The Last Jedi. We know even less about Episode IX. But one rumour about that yet-to-be-titled film has been shot down: the late Carrie Fisher will not appear in it. Read More >>

movies
10 Banned, Censored, And Controversial Movies That Are Now Cult Classics

Recently, we shared a clip from Ken Russell's The Devils, a racy 1971 horror film that's finally available for streaming on Shudder after years of obscurity. That got us thinking about other cult movies once deemed so scandalous they were either censored, banned, or taken out of circulation for years. Read More >>

toys
Big Trouble In Little China: The Game Looks Fan-Freaking-Tastic

We first heard about Big Trouble in Little China: The Game last winter, and this week we got a first glimpse of what the box art, game art, and — most excitingly — the miniatures will look like in the final product. Three words: Mini Egg Shen. Read More >>

watch this
The Bitch is Back in the New Alien: Covenant Trailer

The latest Alien: Covenant trailer wasn’t supposed to drop until later tonight, but lookie here: a deeper exploration of the Covenant’s crew and the nature of their mission, a good look at the (weirdly quiet) planet they land on, lots of running and shrieking, and an ominous tag line straight outta Dante’s Inferno. Read More >>

movies
The Screenwriter of Arrival Is Working on a New Scifi Film

One of the many marvellous things about Arrival is the way Eric Heisserer adapted Ted Chiang’s short story, “Story of Your Life,” into a script that stayed true to Chiang’s work while adding new, cinematic elements to the story. Now the Oscar-nominated Heisserer is taking on another film in the scifi genre. Read More >>

movies
John Hurt’s 8 Most Memorable Scifi and Fantasy Movie Roles

The sad news of John Hurt’s passing over the weekend got us thinking about his long career—particularly his many wonderful contributions to science fiction and fantasy films. We’ve gathered our eight favourite John Hurt scifi and fantasy movie roles here. Read More >>

movies
Status Updates on All the Major Movies and TV Shows Stuck in Hollywood Limbo

Here at Giz, we report on a lot of projects when they’re first announced. Often, however, there’s a long stretch between the initial news and the project’s actual release. Sometimes, it’s long enough for you to completely forget about them; sometimes, it’s long enough that Hollywood probably forgot about them. Let’s check in on some projects that haven’t heard much from for awhile. Read More >>

tv
Netflix’s White Rabbit Project Looks Like a Goofier Version of MythBusters

Netflix and the producers of MythBusters (RIP) have a new show in which crazy things are tested and built, and it looks a lot like... MythBusters. The show, titled White Rabbit Project, also looks like goofy fun—in addition to fire and ridiculous machines, there’s jousting, boozing, cockroaches, and Office Space jokes. Read More >>

politics
11 Most Blatantly Evil Presidents in Scifi Movies, TV, and Comics

Today is the day many have been anticipating/dreading for over a year, and given that we say you should consider these examples of evil presidents from the annals of science fiction. Read More >>

halloween
10 Quick, Cheap, and Impressively Relevant DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is less than a week away, and your time for finding a costume is almost up... almost. We’ve got a guide to a bunch of quick, cheap, do-it-yourself outfits that also happen to be genuinely good costumes—and they’re not only good, they’re timely, too! If you’re a nerdy procrastinator on a budget, you can’t go wrong with these. Read More >>

star trek
Star Trek: Discovery Has Lost Bryan Fuller as Showrunner

The much-anticipated new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, just lost one of its key players: showrunner Bryan Fuller, who is apparently too busy with his other projects (Starz’ American Gods and NBC’s Amazing Stories reboot) to give the CBS All Access show the attention it demands. Read More >>

tv
A Brief History of Every TV Version of Knight Rider, Ever

With news that car-a-holic director Justin Lin is spearheading a “digital reboot” of classic 1980s NBC action show Knight Rider, we got to thinking: exactly how many versions of Knight Rider have hit the airwaves so far? The answer is “way more than you realised.” Read More >>

tv
A Power Ranger Just Joined the Cast of Stranger Things

We’ve already had some hints about the new Stranger Things characters for season two (and hints are all we hope to get, Netflix). But now we have a bit more news on that front. One of the just-cast actors is Dacre Montgomery, who’ll be playing the Red Ranger in the new Power Rangers movie. Read More >>

movies
A Full Guide to Slasher Movie Monsters

Monsters lurk everywhere in pop culture—novels, comic books, TV shows, urban legends—but today, we’re focusing on killers who were born in the movies. For this guide, we picked cinema’s biggest, most evil slasher-movie baddies... plus a few cult favourites, too. Read More >>