Science fiction and fantasy movies

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows the character Alita, voiced by Rosa Salazar, in a scene from "Alita: Battle Angel." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 11:44 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" has topped the charts in its first weekend in theaters, but it is leading one of the slowest Presidents Day weekends at the box office in years and has a ways to go to make up its costly production budget. 20th Century Fox says Sunday that...
Read More
FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo filmmaker Ava DuVernay addresses the audience during the 2018 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. “VH1 Trailblazer Honors” will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director DuVernay to kick off Women’s History Month. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, FIle)
January 28, 2019 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "VH1 Trailblazer Honors" will pay tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay to kick off Women's History Month. The 46-year-old's screenwriter includes the films "Selma," ''13TH" and "A Wrinkle In Time." The 2018 fantasy movie made her the highest-grossing female black...
Read More
September 24, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A trio of wide-releases sputtered while the gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls," starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett, ticked its way to a weekend-best $26.6 million in ticket sales, according to final box-office figures Monday. The Universal Pictures...
Read More
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu in a scene from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
September 02, 2018 - 2:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Crazy Rich Asians" isn't slowing down at the box office even in its third weekend in theaters, and is helping to send a strong summer moviegoing season off on a high note. Studios on Sunday say the romantic comedy has topped the domestic charts again. Warner Bros. estimates that...
Read More
July 15, 2018 - 12:38 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4:20 p.m. showing of the movie "Sorry to Bother You" at the Nickelodeon in Portland, Maine, on Saturday. The Portland...
Read More
FILE - In this on Dec. 10, 1964, file photo, film director Michael Anderson talks with Sophia Loren on the set of "Operation Crossbow" at MGM's British Studios at Elstree in Borehamwood near London, England. British director, whose films included war epic "The Dam Busters" and sci-fi classic "Logan's Run," has died of heart failure on April 25 at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Anderson's big-budget, all-star adventure "Around the World in 80 Days," won five Academy Awards in 1957, including best picture. He was 98. (AP Photo, File)
April 29, 2018 - 6:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — British director Michael Anderson, whose films included war epic "The Dam Busters" and sci-fi classic "Logan's Run," has died at age 98. Anderson's family said Sunday that he died of heart disease April 25 in Canada, at his home on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. Born into a...
Read More
Gal Gadot, center, Patty Jenkins and the crew of "Wonder Woman" accept the award for best action movie at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 12, 2018 - 7:11 am
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — It was a good night for women at the Critics' Choice Awards, which honored women-centered stories like "Big Little Lies," ''The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." ''Wonder Woman" was named best action movie and star Gal Gadot accepted a special award for...
Read More
This image released by Lucasfilm shows Chewbacca, left, and a Porg in a scene from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." (Lucasfilm via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 9:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Princes William and Harry are due on the red carpet Tuesday for the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," in which the royal siblings reportedly make a cameo appearance. Royal officials refuse to comment on reports that the princes played stormtroopers in the sci-fi saga...
Read More
In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 photo, a life-size silicone figure of Boris Karloff is displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. A new exhibition opening Saturday, Aug. 12 at the museum features 135 works from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, including some Hammett says have inspired his music. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 11, 2017 - 12:30 am
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films. The exhibit which opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum...
Read More
In this Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 photo, a life-size silicone figure of Boris Karloff is displayed at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. A new exhibition opening Saturday, Aug. 12 at the museum features 135 works from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's collection of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and memorabilia, including some Hammett says have inspired his music. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
August 11, 2017 - 12:26 am
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A new exhibit showcases sci-fi and horror film posters dating back to the 1930s from the collection of Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett. The exhibit opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem and features 135 works owned by the heavy metal musician, including some...
Read More

Pages