Written By: Brandon Engel


Because their stories exist within the realm of imagination, sci-fi and fantasy movies allow directors to explore their creativity to the fullest. The future can be anything they imagine it to be.

Most of us are familiar with the works of Ridley Scott (Alien), James Cameron (The Terminator) and other visionary film directors. But they all owe a large debt to one of the true auteurs of the genre, German expressionist director Fritz Lang. Combining an enticing aesthetic sensibility with bold and mostly accurate predictions about the future, Lang’s films achieved widespread critical acclaim and are still widely studied and enjoyed by film aficionados to this day.

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Source: Collider | Posted By: Dan Geer

Victor Frankenstein

The first U.S. and U.K. trailers for director Paul McGuigan’s Victor Frankenstein have hit the web, and they both definitely depict a dark, yet fun take on the Frankenstein story for a modern audience. As Collider pointed out, this appears to be very reminiscent of the tone and sense of adventure that Guy Ritchie’s take on Sherlock Holmes first brought to the screen back in 2009, as I’m sure you’ll agree once you watch the trailers. However, the film does appear to be darker of course, fitting the subject matter perfectly. As a die-hard fan of the classic Universal Monsters, this actually looks really good!

Hit the jump to check out both trailers!

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Source: EW | Posted By: Dan Geer


For fans of The X-Files, The Lone Gunmen were absolute fan favorites. Everyone loved them. They were funny, geeky, smart, paranoid, and always able to get Mulder and Scully out of a pickle. They debuted in the latter half of Season One, and were with the show until the very end. They even had a short-lived spinoff series of their own for a season, but it was unfortunately canceled. Soon after, in the final season of The X-Files, there story came to a close… or so we thought!

EW is reporting that actor Dean Haglund, “Langly” of The Lone Gunmen, has revealed via Twitter than they are indeed returning for the new series next year. Read on to find out more on the return of The Lone Gunmen in The X-Files revival series!

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Written by: Brandon Engel

Jurassic World clones

By definition, clones are exact genetic replicas of an original organism. It can happen one of two ways: naturally, as in with identical twins or engineered in a controlled laboratory setting. Hollywood and pop culture tend to prefer the latter, whether human or animal, and generally relies on science fiction rather than scientific fact.

The concept of genetic manipulation in film and television go way back such as in Sleeper (1973) and The Boys From Brazil (1978) but recent examples have also made their way into our current culture. Jurassic World explores the consequences of bringing back an extinct species while Orphan Black delves into the complex world of human cloning. As fascinating as it is, the process of genetic engineering is often portrayed negatively, as with “evil twin” tropes seen everywhere on television.

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Source: io9 | Posted By: Dan Geer

San Diego Comic-Con 2015 STAR WARS

Last night, Star Wars fans from around the world were able to check out the behind-the-scenes video reel that played at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015 Star Wars panel, and it was awesome. Now, thanks to io9, we can also check out some of the highlights from the panel itself! Hit the jump to watch over 10 minutes of footage from the panel (Update: Lucasfilm has now released the full panel online, embedded below for your viewing pleasure)!

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Source: Star Wars | Posted By: Dan Geer

Star Wars The Force Awakens Comic-Con Reel

Whenever we get the chance to take a peek at any footage from Star Wars Episode VII, even when it is “behind-the-scenes” footage – we all go ballistic. With every glimpse we get from the new film, the more we just ache for December 18th to get here.

At the Star Wars panel in Hall H of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans got to spend nearly four minutes diving behind the scenes of The Force Awakens with a special video reel that shows, well, a lot actually – perhaps even more than the trailers have shown to some extent. But the best part is that the reel is now available online for the entire world to watch. I’ll say no more. Check it out below!

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Source: Back to Frank Black | Posted By: Dan Geer


Are you one of the thousands of fans of Chris Carter’s Millennium TV series that wonder why the series is still not streaming on Netflix? After all, Carter’s The X-Files has already been streaming there for years now, allowing more and more people to discover the show who didn’t watch it when it aired. Not only that, but Millennium was the only other truly successful TV series Chris Carter created, gaining better ratings than many shows that stay on the air today. Let’s face it – Millennium was the original crime procedural series that paved the way for similar shows like CSI or Criminal Minds, and tackled much deeper and darker themes than any other shows that followed in the footsteps of Millennium. With so many other sub-par TV shows and movies currently streaming on Netflix, it makes all the sense in the world for a quality show like Millennium to enjoy a firm place there as well.

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Source: THR | Posted By: Dan Geer

christopher lee

After a long and prolific career and very full life, legendary actor Chrisopher Lee has died at the ripe old age of 93. It has been reported that he was admitted to Westminster Hospital in London for “respiratory problems and heart failure,” and passed away soon after on Sunday morning, June 7th. His wife, former Danish model Gitte Kroenckemost, informed the press that she wanted to allow enough time for family to receive the news before making it public. Read on for more on the career of one of the most seasoned actors of our time.

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Source: The Mary Sue | Posted By: Dan Geer

Warwick Davis Wicket

Say what you want about the ewoks, these furry little guys are among my very first memories of seeing a Star Wars film, and those memories are ones I’m quite fond of. I was three years old when I first saw Return of the Jedi in 1983, and even though I don’t remember my first viewing that well, the star ewok character “Wicket” has always stuck with me. I even had a stuffed “Wicket” to snuggle every night before bed back then (awwwww…).

It has been confirmed for a while now that Warwick Davis, the actor who played Wicket, will indeed return for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, but we haven’t been told yet who his character will be. Since Return of the Jedi, he has already returned to the franchise for The Phantom Menace back in 1999, playing two different characters (Anakin’s little Rodian friend “Wald,” and a spectator at the Pod Race). So it wasn’t necessarily a given that he was returning as Wicket, or even a new ewok character.

Well, new evidence has come forth that suggests that Davis will indeed be returning as “Wicket.” While not confirmed, and should be taken with a grain of salt, this rumor is simply too good to ignore, so read on for more!

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Source: FOX | Official X-Files | X-Files News | Written By: Dan Geer

X-Files Guide

So hey, any of you hear about some little sci-fi/horror TV series from the 90s called The X-Files returning to television next January? Have you always wanted to watch it (because it sounded so awesome, of course) but have never been able to? Well, now is probably the best time to dig into the show for the first time (or revisit, if you haven’t seen it in a while), as it is readily available to stream online, and starting now would really give most anyone ample time to complete the series in time for when the show returns next year.

In light of the new miniseries officially beginning production today, and the likelihood of many people streaming the show over the rest of this year into next, PopcornMonster.com has decided to put together a beginner’s guide to the show, addressing everything a newbie to the franchise should know about The X-Files in order to have a proper understanding of the series and be ready in time for the premiere of the new six-episode limited series. Read on to peruse an introduction to the story of The X-Files (no real spoilers there) its impact on television and pop culture, how to properly watch the series, and what to expect from the new miniseries event next year (and don’t worry I won’t attempt to lay out the alien mythology!).

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