Super hero fans were recently treated to a more detailed look at all new Man of Steel, a look which tugged heart strings and made us even more excited (if possible) for the movie's release in June. Now, in honor of this, one talented fan has combined the epic trailer with a montage of clips from Superman The Animated Series with amazing, spot-on results. Trust us, this clip is definitely worth a look. Get Clip Now>> Posted 04.23.13 by reelz
"The force is strong with this one."
The new year has brought one piece of incredible movie news after another for sci-fi fans, but none has sparked as much debate as Disney’s plans for its recently acquired Lucasfilm assets and the Star Wars movie franchise. January was dominated by questions and rumors about who would be chosen to direct the sequel to Return of the Jedi, currently titled simply Star Wars: Episode VII, with the month closing out with fiery debates over whether the man who reignited the Star Trek franchise for Paramount, J.J. Abrams, was the right choice to reignite Star Wars for Disney. Only eight days into February and the internet is practically melting down over the news that Disney is also developing solo movies featuring a young Han Solo and the mysterious bounty hunter Boba Fett.
With Star Wars on our minds, we decided that this would be a fitting time to find out how you would rank the original trilogy of movies — Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — against other sci-fi movies of the same era. Put down those sabacc cards, pour yourself a glass of blue milk and choose the best sci-fi movies of the 1970s and '80s.
Rate the Top 10 Best Sci-Fi Movies (1970s - 1980s) >>
Posted 02.08.13 by BrentJS
In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) new time-tripping action thriller opening this Friday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) plays a hitman ("looper") tasked with terminating his own future self (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time so that there will be no trace of the crime in the future. Talk about a head trip! This plot has "time paradox" written all over it. If JGL kills Willis, wouldn't he remember that happening and try to prevent it from happening when he grows up to be Willis? And, if Willis kills JGL, wouldn't he simply cease to exist?
Looper isn't the first movie to delve into the complex moral and metaphysical conundrums inherent in time travel. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is sent back in time by John Connor, the future leader of the resistance against the machines, and ends up becoming Connor's dad. And in Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to save his friend and is almost erased from history when his mother (Lea Thompson) starts crushing on him. Help us rate the Top 10 Mind-Bending Time Travel movies.
Click to Rate the Top Time Travel Movies >> Posted 09.28.12 by BrentJS
Superman reversing the Earth's rotation is totally plausible, right?making science fun
Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.25.12 by reelz
Jackie Cooper, a child star in the 1950s who later became an award-winning director, died Tuesday at the age of 88.
Cooper, who started acting at the age of three, was behind and in front of the screen for more than 60 years, retiring in 1989.
Though he appeared in dozens of movies throughout his career, audiences today probably best remember Cooper as the Daily Planet Editor Perry White from the Christopher Reeve Superman series.
Cooper earned Emmys for directing episodes of M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow. He became the first child actor to be nominated for an Oscar when he was nominated for his role in 1931's Skippy. Cooper's other notable movies include When a Feller Needs a Friend, Boy of the Streets, Gangster's Boys and Streets of New York. How did he help other child actors? >> Posted 05.05.11 by Chris
2011's "blood bath" of a summer begins in May with the release of Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Thor, which sees the Norse god of thunder and future Avenger banished to Earth where he learns what it means to be a hero.
Tom Hiddleston, who plays Thor's brother and nemesis Loki, recently admitted to Empire that he had seen the whole movie and described it as "amazing" while comparing it to another comic book movie.
the kid doesn't fit the costume >> Posted 03.31.11 by Ryan
Maybe I'm jumping the gun here, but I think the film that it most resembles — in tone — is Superman. Which is a big claim! It's got nothing to do with me, and all to do with Kenneth Branagh and Chris Hemsworth.
And Chris, I have to say, is like Christopher Reeve in that he can do two things: he can wear a big red cape without a shred of self-consciousness, but he's also funny as hell, and he's so sweet. So with all the fish-out-of-water stuff with Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgaard and Kat Dennings as the god that has been cast out of Asgard, he's so funny. So he does almost two jobs in a way.
So far, all that's certain about Zack Snyder's Superman franchise reboot is that British actor Henry Cavill has been cast as Clark Kent, aka Superman. The plot remains a mystery, as does the rest of the cast of characters and the actors who will be portraying them. Intrepid reporter Lois Lane, otherwise known as "Superman's girlfriend"—wife in the comic books since DC forced the comic book writers to match the events of the Lois & Clark TV show in the '90s —may not even be in the movie, or she may be played by any number of actresses rumored to be up for the part, including Kristen Stewart, Olivia Wilde, Alice Eve and Rosamund Pike.
As for the villain, it has been rumored that Kryptonian man-hater Ursa (played by Sarah Douglas), who first appeared in Superman and had a major role in Superman II, might be a featured character in the new movie, tentatively titled Superman: The Man of Steel. Of course, Ursa's addition to the movie just wouldn't be right without her cohort and commander, General Zod (played by Terence Stamp in Superman and Superman 2). Well, now there's a rumor for that, too. According to THR, none other than Viggo Mortensen (The Road, Eastern Promises) is a "person of interest" for the role of the Kryptonian despot who would see Superman kneel before him. more about Superman: The Man of Steel >> Posted 02.26.11 by BrentJS
"What Could Have been", Part One, explored what might have happened if Bryan Singer had stayed on to direct X-Men: The Last Stand instead of leaving for Superman Returns. Singer's Superman was supposed to bring the beloved franchise back to the former glory it had achieved with Richard Donner's Superman and Superman II (the "Director's Cut," of course). Superman 5 is the subject of Part Two of "What Could Have Been," an unproduced sequel that would have brought Christopher Reeve back for one last turn as the Man of Steel. What happened to Superman 5? >> Posted 06.30.10 by Ryan
Christopher Nolan can't get away from comic books. The Batman Begins and The Dark Knight director's new thriller Inception hits theaters on July 16, but that doesn't stop questions about Batman 3 and his involvement in shepherding a new Superman movie for Warner Bros. with David S. Goyer writing the script. While speculation is rising over who Nolan will cast as the Man of Steel, Nolan told MTV that the movie is far from the casting stages. read more of the Nolan interview >> Posted 06.30.10 by Ryan
Yes, it's true. Prior to Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, there was indeed a planned version of the rebooted Superman franchise in which director Tim Burton would remake the man of steel in his quirky style — and Nicolas Cage would portray the hero. The surprising thing is that it got past costuming stage, as is evidenced by this leaked video that recently appeared online.
All reports say that this video is legit, and by the looks of it, comic book movie fans dodged a speeding bullet. Posted 09.22.09 by reelz