There's a fair amount of discussion on the interwebs about which clichéd line appears more frequently than any other in the movies. While there are a few contenders, one that's cited again and again is "Let's get out of here!" One enthusiastic movie fan created a supercut of people saying the line or variations of it, and it's amazing how often it's used. By the way, it's Friday afternoon. Are you still at the office? Get out of there! Watch the Supercut >> Posted 05.17.13 by reelz
"My fellow Americans. This will be the last time I address you."
Today’s the day! The last day of the 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar has arrived.
What does that mean to you? Well, for the vast majority of you, not a whole lot. That is, unless you actually use the calendar — more commoly referred to as the Mayan calendar — for more than decoration, in which case you'll have to turn the giant stone dials back and start all over again at Day One, Year One. However, for the small minority of doomsday alarmists among you, today is the last day of the world as we know it. Hope you didn’t have big plans for the weekend!
In the spirit of our (possibly) imminent destruction, help us choose the best movies about the end of the world and the terrifying new world that continues on after the apocalypse.
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Posted 12.21.12 by BrentJS
It's a good thing The Losers work for the government. If the movies have taught us anything, it's that federal jobs come with comprehensive training in the proper handling of guns, bombs, and grappling hooks — not to mention tutorials in surviving high-speed car chases and unscheduled plunges from cargo planes (ideally without a parachute).
But let's face it: Not everyone's suited for a CIA black-ops post. Rest assured, we've uncovered options for those with more delicate dispositions. Top 10 Government Jobs for People Who Bruise Easily >> Posted 04.23.10 by reelz
Any science-fiction movie is predicated at least a little on the suspension of disbelief. But then there are points where what we're presented with so defies logic, physics, or natural human behavior that the mind rebels. At that point, the credibility of an entire movie can be at risk.
For example, early in the new, sci-fi/vampires-rule-the-world flick Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke enters the world headquarters of the international corporation that is the sole, global supplier of human blood. He steps out of an elevator and beholds before him a vast, seemingly limitless atrium, stacked row upon row with stainless steel racks containing human bodies being "milked" for their blood.
Think about that for a second. Think about where that harvest is taking place. Imagine going into McDonald's world headquarters and finding that, just as you step past reception, you're confronted with a fully operational slaughterhouse and hamburger processing plant. Does that make sense?
Even the best of movies can have its "Oh, come on!" moment (although, admittedly, those movies are far outnumbered by the really, really sucky ones). We take stock of our favorite jaw-droppers in Top 10 "Oh, Come On!" Moments in Sci-Fi Movies. Posted 01.07.10 by reelz
Talking to MTV, 2012 director Roland Emmerich offered up a few more tantalizing tidbits about his concept for a sequel to his 1996 vision of the end the world, Independence Day. Whether it will actually ever be produced still seems to hinge on whether he can get Will Smith on board, but if it does, the master of disaster is, as usual, thinking big:
What we want to do in the next – it's actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc.
As for the plot, he explains, there is no script yet, but:
The idea is just to continue the story and actually I don't know how many years ago this was — twelve, thirteen, fourteen years ago — and just continue where it ended ... the story will stay firmly on the planet. It's always about earth and that earth gets invaded.
He's even toyed around with a title for the project: ID4-ever parts I and II. Posted 11.13.09 by reelz
He may end the world with the 2012 apocalypse, but Roland Emmerich sure seems to have a lot of ideas for what he might be doing afterwards. Just the other day, he was talking up his ideas for filming Isaac Asimov's sci-fi classic Foundation, not to mention the who-really-wrote-Shakespeare's-plays mystery he still has in the the works. Now, despite a pledge to stop destroying the world, he's mentioning the possibility of a sequel to the most successful of his disaster flicks, Independence Day.
The real question, though, is why the studio didn't greenlight a follow-up right after the 1996 original scored such a serious hit at the box office. After all, it's not as if the studios are actually shy about making sequels. Emmerich told the Latino Review he has the idea for a follow up, but the sticking point, apparently the whole time, has been Will Smith:
Dean Devlin and I are still set to make a sequel, likely because we've found some sort of idea and we approached FOX and FOX has not quite figured out how to incorporate Dean's and my deal, and Will's [Smith] deal. Will wants to do it in some sort of a package they can live with. So it's just been in negations now since forever, and naturally FOX says, "Why don't you do it without Will Smith?" I said Will is essential for us, for this movie and actually for the audience, too. And, so, it's in limbo and lately the studios are fighting.
He goes on to emphasize that they already have a "really good great story, a very cool one" thought up, if only the financial end of things could be worked out. Posted 10.13.09 by reelz
The election is less than three weeks away and Americans must make their final decision.
While "Decision 2008" may be bringing about some firsts for the political establishment, it's got nothing on Hollywood.
From action heroes to stand-up comedians and even a former porn star and professional wrestler, the movies have given us some of the most unique presidents in (fictional) history.
We've narrowed our list down to the Five Movie Presidents Who Deserve Their Shot at the White House. Posted 10.16.08 by reelz