Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Douglas Trumbull interview: 2001, Silent Running, the future of cinema

Ryan Lambie Interview Aug 29, 2014

We talk to legendary filmmaker and effects artist Douglas Trumbull about his remarkable body of work, and his plans for the future...

How Steven Spielberg's Night Skies became E.T.

Ryan Lambie Feature May 29, 2014

Intended as a sequel to Close Encounters, Night Skies began in the 1970s but later stalled. We look at how its ideas evolved into E.T...

6 conspiracy theories that inspired sci-fi and horror movies

Ryan Lambie Odd List Feb 12, 2014

From faked lunar landings to invisible WWII warships, here are six conspiracy theories and the genre films they inspired...

5 convincing varieties of alien in cinema

Ryan Lambie Odd List Sep 11, 2013

Sci-fi movies are full of aliens, but which ones truly convince us that we're in the presence of the other-worldly?

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind at 35

Ryan Lambie Feature Nov 6, 2012

As Close Encounters Of The Third Kind approaches its 35th birthday, we take a look back at Steven Spielberg's sci-fi classic...

The top 10 finest geeky disco hits

Jeff Szpirglas Top 10 Aug 30, 2012

Geek movies and games were common inspirations in the disco era. Here’s Jeff’s selection of the finest geeky disco hits…

The James Clayton Column: What to do when aliens visit Earth

James Clayton Feature Aug 24, 2012

If aliens were to arrive on Earth, how should we greet them? As ever, James turns to the movies for advice…