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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Indiana Jones cinematographer passes away at 103
Feb 23, 2016

The man responsible for one of the great closing shots in film history has passed beyond the realm of human understanding.

The Terminator + 9 more genre films streaming on Netflix this April
Apr 1, 2014

Spring has sprung, and with it comes a bounty of new sci-fi, fantasy and horror films to check out on Netflix Watch Instantly.

Close Encounters + 17 more sci-fi movies you can watch online for free
Jun 11, 2013

With so many services out there vying for our hard-earned money, it’s easy to forget there are still plenty of sci-fi flicks you can still watch for free. So, what’s the cream of the crop (and where can we find it)?

Intriguing video essay explains what makes Spielberg Spielberg
Dec 16, 2012

Steven Spielberg seems to be on our minds more than ever these days. He's got two big movies—War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin—headed to theaters this month, and his roster of future projects includes everything from Robopocalypse to a fifth Indiana Jones picture.

Oscar-winning FX guru Douglas Trumbull's 9 greatest sci-fi moments
Dec 16, 2012

You might not know the name Douglas Trumbull, but you probably know his work. He's produced the special effects for some of the best films in sci-fi, such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. And now his amazing work over the past 40+ years is about to be rewarded.

New Japanese Super 8 poster wants you to remember Close Encounters
Dec 14, 2012

Everything we've heard or seen about Super 8 gives the impression that J.J. Abrams wants the film to give off a definite Steven Spielberg vibe, and a new Japanese poster for the film makes that subtext explicit by glomming onto one of sci-fi's most memorable movie posters.

10 natural formations that might've been built by ancient aliens
Dec 14, 2012

We combed the globe searching for the most unbelievably out-of-place landmarks that might make one wonder whether we're truly alone.