Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Kevin Kelly is a writer and pop culture junkie with a fixation on video games, movies, and board games. His writing has been seen at io9, Film School Rejects, Machinima, TechRadar, Wizard World, and The Austin Chronicle. He lives in Los Angeles and does not know how to surf. Follow him on Twitter @kevinkelly.

Oscar Effects: Before Alfonso Cuarón could make ‘Gravity,’ he had to overcome it

Alfonso Cuarón's ‘Gravity’ required more than a few special effects, it required an entirely new way to look at special effects. We spoke with the team that made the effects, and learned how they overcame the challenges of recreating zero gravity.

Movies & TV

The director of ‘Ender’s Game’ explains where the book ends and the film begins

We sat down and spoke with Gavin Hood, the writer and director of the film adaptation of ‘Ender’s Game' about the challenges of adapting a beloved book, and where the cuts began.

Gaming

Harrison Ford on zero gravity, gluing spaceships together, and ‘Enders Game’

We spoke with Harrison Ford, who in 'Ender's Game' plays Colonel Graff, a man determined to offer humanity a new savior, at any costs. We discussed the filmmaking process, his history with special effects, and zero gravity.

Gaming

‘Ender’s Game’ is satisfying Sci-Fi, as long as you haven’t read the book

Fans of the 'Ender's Game' novel are going to have a tough time accepting some of the changes the film makes to the book. Everyone else though is left with a thin, but passable sci-fi flick.

Gaming

‘Gravity’ was awesome, but was it realistic? We asked two astronauts to find out

In the 50+ years that humanity has been going into space, less that 600 people in total have actually left the Earth. We speak with two of them about Director Alfonso Cuarón’s film Gravity, and just how realistic it is.

Gaming

‘Gravity’ fills the vacuum of space with icy, unblinking suspense

Director Alfonso Cuarón offers a rare blend of character study and action film in ‘Gravity,’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. The result is one of the best movies of the year.

Gaming

Kick Ass 2’s composer discusses building a better bad guy theme

Composer Matthew Margeson was given the responsibility for creating the sound for the new villain in Kick-Ass 2, which combines chugging guitars and an imperial march. Check out our interview with Margeson where he talks about creating music for the movies.

Gaming

Interview: How Neill Blomkamp reimagined L.A. as a wheel in the sky in ‘Elysium’

Writer/director Neill Blomkamp talks to Digital Trends about his newest movie 'Elysium,' what went into creating the look and feel of this world, how he created boundaries in the story, designing future weaponry, and much more.

Movies & TV

Review: ‘Elysium’ offers a sci-fi fairy tale about the haves and the have nots

Neil Blomkamp returns from the success of District 9 with another look at a dystopian world with Elysium, where the rich have abandoned the planet to live on an idyllic space station with life-extending medical pods.

Movies & TV

‘PlanetSide 2’s’ creative director talks about the PS4 and what’s next

We speak with Matt Higby, the creative director for PlanetSide 2. We talk about the game, it's move to the PlayStation 4, and whether or not it will be a launch title when the PS4 is released.

E3

‘DC Universe Online’s’ executive producer talks moving to the PS4

DC Universe Online keeps rolling out new content, and the game will be coming to the PlayStation 4 with some new innovations.

Gaming

‘Earth Defense Force 2025:’ Bigger bugs, more vehicles, and over 700 weapons

Earth Defense Force 2025 continues the EDF trend of fighting giant insects in Japan with over-the-top action and multiple weapons.

E3

Mad Catz brings a micro console, an Xbox One fight stick, and rumble headphones to E3 2013

Mad Catz usually brings lots of goodies to E3, and this year we stopped to check out their M.O.J.O. Micro Console, the Arcade FightStick Tournament Edition 2 for Xbox One, and their F.R.E.Q. 2 headset that makes your eardrums move.

Gaming

IndieCade: The show within a show at E3 and the Renaissance of indie gaming

From a side attraction to a show-within-the-show, IndieCade has become a force of its own. We spoke with festival director Sam Roberts about the growth of the show, and the current Renaissance of recent indie games.

E3

Hands-on with ‘Disney Infinity:’ combining toys, imagination, and the bizarre

Disney Infinity might look like a quick way to cash in on a toy craze, but the game is surprisingly fun, and the Toy Box mode is incredible.

E3