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Apocalyptic and dystopian stories have always intrigued us. If societal structure was to break down, the void left behind would expose the basest of human impulses. And over the last century, movies have taken a sick sort of pleasure in showing us what the worst case scenario might look like, with ominous features of the future mirroring the most pressing concerns of the present.
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Pixar's movies have inspired a lot of awesomesauce, but this takes the cake (pun intended).
As detailed at Yahoo! U.K., someone's wonderfully thoughtful pal decided to honor her animated film buffery by ordering up a Pixar-inspired cake and stumbled upon a ruddy jackpot of these 3D baked gems. Get More »
Twinkies: The delicious, cream-filled, golden cake snack that could survive a nuclear holocaust (but not), apparently can't survive a massive bakery strike. Hostess announced today that it will go bankrupt and shut its doors, taking about a year to wind down.
While this news is devastating to snack lovers everywhere (and means a loss of thousands of jobs at Hostess bakeries across the country), Twinkies hold an important place in film lovers' hearts. It's even a case of life imitating art: Soon, we'll all be like Tallahassee in "Zombieland," just looking for Twinkies in a Twinkie-less world.
Below, enjoy our film clip eulogy to our favorite indestructible snack. Get More »
In "The Hunger Games," the future of North America (called Panem) is grim. For proof, look no further than the titular televised battle to the death that the Capitol puts on for sport. Teens killing teens? Hilarious!
The shocking thing is that the post-apocalyptic future Katniss Everdeen inhabits is far from the bleakest or most bizarre dystopia in movie history. The following 15 movies teach us one basic truth: Be afraid, very afraid of the future -- particularly genetic mutations, man-made viruses, and nuclear holocausts. Get More »
Taylor Kitsch as "John Carter," the Confederate captain who finds himself transported to Mars, is certainly a sight to behold (rippling abs, etc). But if anyone can rival him for hottest life on Mars, it's Lynn Collins as princess Dejah Thoris. If we'd known Martians were this sexy, we would colonized the planet years ago, are we right?
Collins is just the latest instance of sexy femininity in sci-fi, a legacy that stretches back decades and encompasses everything from bikini-clad bounty hunters to pleasure robots. Take a look at 20 of the hottest sci-fi sirens to grace the silver screen.
Originally published December 8, 2010.
Call us predictable, but we at NextMovie can't think of a better thing to do on Valentine's Day than snuggle up to your loved one (or teddy bear, if you're single) and pop in a film to tug at your heart strings.
So to make your Valentine's Day a stress-free affair, we've been thoughtful enough to compile a list of our top 20 Valentine's Day film picks from the new millennium to make the picking that much easier for you.
Pop open that bubbly, pour that bath, gorge on some chocolate-covered strawberries... and enjoy. Get More »
We here at NextMovie have made it our mission to supply you with Top 9 lists of all things sexy at the cineplex. And it's come to our attention that we've been severely negligent regarding one major demographic of our readership ... No, not robots. Don't be silly. We are, of course, referring to nerds. Robot-loving nerds.
So, in honor of those sexy boxing bad boys of "Real Steel," and for all of you geeks who are binary curious, here's a rundown of cinema's hottest bleepin' droids.
Originally published June 29, 2011.
Ah, robots - mankind's mechanical best friend/worst enemy/future overlords. Robots have been an integral part of pop culture for a long time, and many of them have become icons whose profile rivals that of the biggest names of screens both silver and small.
And now, artist Richard Sargent has created what may be the ultimate tribute to the robot set with a hand-drawn image that amounts to an all-star lineup of the leading lights in the field. Get More »
Listen up, children, as we take you back to a time when animated films were all drawn by hand. It's true! Also, dinosaurs roamed the Earth, wearing jetpacks. But anyway, then along came a little studio called Pixar that basically started a computer animation revolution.
That they did it with style, flair and a towering artistic sensibility has made them pretty much the most beloved animation studio around for the past 25 years. Get More »
Computer-generated imagery (CGI) has been playing a role in films for over 30 years. It began merely as the ability to draw lines on TV screens but has evolved into nothing short of the power to create worlds.
Beginning with 1981's "Looker," in which a naked image of Susan Dey was generated on a computer, and continuing on through "Avatar" (2009) in which a blue, naked, CGI lady flies around on a dragon, determined computer nerds FX pioneers have tirelessly pushed the boundaries of this technology. Get More »