Our film critics didn't come away from Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar with much praise, but it did get us thinking about other flicks -- epics, comedies, and truly weird classics -- set in or about the great beyond. Below are our 25 favorite space movies since the Big Bang.
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Some names tell you all you need to know about a band: Slayer. Dee-Lite. Metallica. Pearl Jam, eh, not so much. But Deafheaven? Definitely. Black metal (Deaf) heaven (shoe gaze) = a slew of critical acclaim and year-end "best of" nods for the band's 2013 Sunbather, their second LP since forming i ... More >>
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We know you've been working very hard on your screenplay, but before you go looking for some professional feedback, you might keep in mind the following piece by A History of Violence screenwriter Josh Olson. I will not read your fucking script. That's simple enough, isn't it? "I will not ... More >>
Enough with the 12-year-old food critic already. Little David Fishman has already warranted a Times article, made an appearance on The Early Show, and had his story optioned by Paramount. We thought the story would finally end there. We really hoped it would, maybe partly out of jealousy for not bei ... More >>
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