'Alien' was all killer and no filler – what a pity Ridley Scott's prequel is dazzled by its own good looks
Despite working with some of Hollywood's top directors, Zoe Saldana had never quite jumped into the big league. That changed after Avatar, she tells James Mottram
'War of the Worlds by H G Wells', Penguin Classics £8.99
Variously interpreted as a commentary on evolutionary theory, British imperialism and Victorian fears and prejudices, War of the Worlds tells the nail-biting tale of one man's struggle to track down his wife during an alien invasion. Included are some of the most vivid scenes of London in literature.
Surrey-born Sam Worthington found fame with mega hit Avatar. He tells Kaleem Aftab that he can't wait for the two sequels
The publicists for the DVD release of Avatar were unable to send out review copies of either the standard disc or its big daddy Blu-ray equivalent ("the ultimate high definition experience for home viewing audiences", apparently).
The Academy Awards are presented this weekend. Our writers look at the battle between studios and independents, the nominees, the ones that got away and what the event means for female directors
The question, “How long does it take to make a video game?” might as well be, “How long is a piece of string?” This tricky-to-answer query is in the air because one of the developers behind the critically acclaimed ‘Mirror’s Edge’, 2008’s breathtaking free-running title, has revealed that the title took seven years to create.
Jacques Audiard's powerful prison drama "Un Prophete" (A Prophet) swept the board at the "Cesar" awards on Saturday, picking up the best film, best actor and best director prizes at France's annual version of the Oscars.
James Cameron's extraordinary allegory of US adventurism in the Middle East inspires shock and awe but fails to win hearts and minds
He's the Hollywood director who dreams big and spends even bigger. And the results – as his sci-fi epic 'Avatar' proves – are staggering
London rolls out the blue carpet for Avatar (and it's actually quite good)
James Cameron's long-awaited 3D science-fiction epic Avatar opens this month. Geoffrey Macnab recounts the Titanic director's long struggle to make it, and asks whether the film will revolutionise cinema
Ellen Ripley, Sigourney Weaver's character from the Alien film series, has been named the number one Sci-Fi Woman Of All Time by leading genre website Totalscifionline.com.
Kevin McCloud is passionate about architecture's power to change the world, his TV show 'Grand Designs' is the most compelling thing on the box and he's quite dishy as well. It's all just too much to bear