"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
Do you think E.T. would try to Skype home if Spielberg made the movie today?leavin' the "heart light" on for ya
Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.16.12 by BrentJS
It's been thirty years since the release of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and to celebrate the anniversary, Reelz has an exciting giveaway. Five winners will receive a 30th Anniversary Combo Pack, which includes the E.T. 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, as well as the book E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial: From Concept to Classic. While that is a great prize, it's the grand prize that's extra special. One winner will really get to take E.T. home, because we're also giving away a replica of Elliott's bike complete with a basket containing a large E.T. doll. A free bike is always cool, but a bike with a life-sized E.T.is magical.
The sweepstakes begins today, October 5th, and runs until 11am MT on Friday October 12th. The contest is open to US residents age 13 and older, and participants can enter once a day for the duration of the contest. Good luck!
Enter to win >> Posted 10.05.12 by reelz
On Friday, The Hunger Games hits theaters. The movie takes place in a dystopian future where children are forced to battle each other to the death. You'd think that kind of movie would not easily lend itself to product tie-ins... But leave it to marketers to find a way.
Among the movie's product tie-ins is h20 water — you know, the preferred drink for when you're being chased to death by your peers for sport. The movie also offers Capitol Colours nail polish, modeled after the eccentric fashions of the Capitol citizens, you know, the same people who disfigure their bodies for fashion and cheer on child tributes as they slaughter each other for Capitol entertainment.
Hunger Games certainly isn't the first movie to come out with some questionable product tie-ins. Evidence the worst movie product tie-in merchandise we could find. Sadly, we own some of this horrible stuff.
Worst Movie Product Tie-Ins >> Posted 03.21.12 by Chris
Take note, George Lucas, friend and collaborator Steven Spielberg has promised he won't alter his 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark or 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for their eventual Blu-Ray release.
Speaking at a screening of Raiders in downtown Los Angeles for its 30th Anniversary, All Things Fangirl reports (via Slashfilm) that Spielberg was asked about the recent reports that Lucas had made even more changes to his Star Wars movies for their upcoming Blu-ray release. While Spielberg acknowledged the changes he made to E.T. for the extended, 20th Anniversary version released in 2002 (changes that included replacing the police's guns with walkie-talkies), he also admitted that he "regretted that." Spielberg wouldn't change anything about Raiders >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
Sure, Jonathan Taylor Thomas from Home Improvement turned 30 yesterday, but if you really want to feel your age, Henry Thomas, who played Elliot in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, turns 40 today.
It was 29 years ago when Thomas played the boy who befriended an alien and made audiences everywhere cry. The movie would go on to become one of the biggest movies of all time, grossing $435M in theaters, and it's still the #6 highest-grossing movie of all time.
Thomas has been acting ever since. He's had roles in Legend of the Fall, Gangs of New York, and Dear John. He returned to the world of UFOs and aliens in 1993's Fire in the Sky. And he was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Indictment: the McMartin Trial. He's also the father of two.
What's your favorite scene from E.T.? When was the last time you watched it? Posted 09.09.11 by Chris