"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
Soon the only thing you'll need to acquire your very own Back to the Future hoverboard is a car to take you to the store — and it doesn't have to be a Delorean. Mattell made the announcement at the 109th American Toy Fair in New York this weekend.
In fact, no time travel is necessary for those hardcore fans wanting to get their hands (and feet) on a hot pink replica of the board first introduced by Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in 1989's Back to the Future: Part II. Sadly, the replica is just that and does not hover. Fans must look into the future for that feature. However, according the movie, the future isn't that far from us — 2015 is just 3 years away.
While you wait for your personal hoverboard, save up for a pair of the limited-time Nike Mag shoes, inspired by McFly's pair, which were released earlier this year and can be purchased from private sellers starting at a mere $3,700. Posted 02.14.12 by reelz
Marty McFly may be on his way to the Broadway stage.
Deadline reports that Robert Zemeckis is in talks with co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri to turn the 1985 comedy/sci-fi classic Back to the Future into a stage musical.
Even though Marty sings and plays guitar, a musical is a little surprising — yet, it seems that, of late, no successful franchise stone is left unturned. But, really, any trip to Hill Valley is bound to be pretty good. We're just hoping for original songs like "1.21 Gigawatts" and maybe "I'm Dating Mom and Dad's a Peeping Tom."
What would you like to see in a musical version of Back to the Future? Let us know by posting a comment below. Posted 02.02.12 by Mandy
Today's Challenge: With Daylight Savings starting today, lots of people are going to “travel through time” and skip over one hour. Can you find a link between the time travel movies Hot Tub Time Machine and Back to the Future?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 03.13.11 by reelz
We're well seasoned when it comes to suspending disbelief and buying into a fairly incredible premise. But as technology becomes more advanced, it seems movie storylines are becoming even more implausible and outrageous. Disney's Tron: Legacy follows an abandoned son (Garrett Hedlund) who is transported into a computer world in order to find his missing father (Jeff Bridges). Digitizing a human being and placing him in a cyberworld could be a difficult plot for audiences to swallow ... if they hadn't already bought it in the 1982 original.
But Tron isn't the only movie to proclaim that "technology can do anything." We look back on 10 movies that take technology to the limit — and then kept going and going.
Is your favorite on the list? >> Posted 12.17.10 by reelz
As hard as it is to imagine 1985's Back to the Future without Michael J. Fox, Fox's commitment to the TV series Family Ties forced a casting change that saw Eric Stoltz take the role of Marty McFly. Stoltz shot for five weeks before director Robert Zemeckis decided to replace him. The 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray of the Back to the Future trilogy reveals Stoltz in the role for the first time, including interviews with Zemeckis and producer Steven Spielberg that explain that Stoltz was ultimately replaced because he wasn't "getting the laughs" Zemeckis was hoping for. MORE >> Posted 10.13.10 by Ryan
How much can you expect to pay for your favorite movie ride and what options might that package include?
In the market for a Deloreon with a pre-installed Flux Capacitor? Want a car that kills off your enemies? Need oil-slick deployers or bulletproof windshields to thwart a drive-by? Maybe there's a massive staircase that would be the perfect shortcut to work if only your darn car would fit. Or perhaps you're just looking for a ride with a decent stereo to cruise the town while head-banging to some "Bohemian Rhapsody?"
Any way you look at it, Reelz.com has you covered with our Movie Car Buyer's Guide. Posted 05.08.08 by reelz