Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot, an intelligence officer, the screenwriter of two Ian Fleming adaptations (You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and, oh yes, the beloved author of several fantastical tales for children that have since become classic films...and a few that have not....

Going in the water hasn’t been comfortable for 45 years. That’s how long it’s been since director Steven Spielberg first released his film Jaws and subsequently changed everything. The summer blockbuster season was born. A new wunderkind director emerged. A little-known composer instantly...

Robert Zemeckis’ animated/live-action hybrid noir murder mystery broke boundaries of filmmaking technology and technique, and 32 years later it’s every bit as fresh, warm, and funny as it ever was. Starring Bob Hoskins as gumshoe PI Eddie Valiant on the trail of a sex scandal involving a...

Ever get the urge to just flee the planet? Especially lately? A few years ago, io9 put together a list of the worst aliens to be abducted by, but these days we’re thinking that suddenly jetting away from Earth wouldn’t be so bad. In fact, it could rule—especially if any of these 10 aliens are...

Bad ideas are the fuel that makes good stories go. If characters in movies, books, television, etc. made good choices all the time, we wouldn’t enjoy sharing in their trials and tribulations half as much. While thinking about that idea, the first thing that jumped into my mind was a film built...