Take a deep breath. You only need shot — make it count.
From Yoda to Morpheus to Professor Dumbledore there are plenty of iconic movie characters with a seemingly endless amount of wisdom to share. Load up on some profound silver-screen musings with this epic supercut from Superluminal805's YouTube page, and feel far more enlightened in only seven minutes. Watch the Supercut >> Posted 04.09.13 by reelz
"I see everything."
The field of robotics took another giant leap forward recently, with the creation of Rex, a "bionic man" with fully functional artificial human organs and lifelike features, bringing science reality ever closer to the science fiction depicted in movies. As incredible as it sounds, humanoid robots, or androids (just "droids" if you're George Lucas), like Rex have been appearing on screen since well before Czech writer Karel Capek gave the English language a name for them in his 1920 sci-fi play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), with the human simulacrum Hadaly a featured character in the 1896 French movie L'Eve Futur (The Future Eve). Hundreds of movies have included androids — and their part man, part machine, cyborg cousins — since Hadaly, but which ones were the best? Help us rank the movies with the coolest, the baddest, the sexiest, the deadliest, the most terrifying androids and cyborgs.
Rate the Top 10 Best Android & Cyborg Movies >>
Posted 03.06.13 by BrentJS
Arnie wasn't lying when he said, "I'll be back."
The Austrian Oak, Arnie, the Governator, Ah-nuld, ...whatever you call him, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in a class all to himself. Born in Thal, Austria, in 1947, Schwarzenegger rose up from his humble background as the rebellious son of a local police chief in post-War Europe to dominate the world of professional body-building — three Mr. Universe and seven Mr. Olympia titles between 1968 and 1980 — and then he set his sights on Hollywood. Despite one mouthful of a last name and a thick accent, Schwarzenegger tackled Hollywood with the same zeal he put into bodybuilding, becoming Sylvester Stallone's chief competitor for the title of '80s action mega-star, starring in a string of monster hits that, all told, have earned over $3.8 billion at the worldwide box office.
After climbing as high as he could in U.S. politics (limited by the fact that he was born overseas), Schwarzenegger is once again in the entertainment business, popping up in a cameo role in Stallone's ode to he-man action movies, The Expendables, before playing a more significant role in The Expendables 2. Schwarzenegger will team up with Stallone again in the action-thriller The Tomb, take on Mexican drug lords as an aging small-town cop in The Last Stand and is rumored to be involved in some way with a planned fifth movie in The Terminator franchise. Whether Schwarzenegger's second act in Hollywood has a hope of matching his first remains to be seen, but let's look back on the movies that made him great and pick the best ones.
Rate the Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies >> Posted 10.07.12 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
In now-legendary director James Cameron's (Avatar) 1984 sci-fi classic, The Terminator, Linda Hamilton's Sarah Connor, the mother of the future leader of the resistance against the machines that would eventually seek to wipe out humanity, was a classic damsel in distress, relying heavily on Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) to save her from the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger). Seven years later, when Hamilton reprised the role in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the demur waitress was replaced with a hardened combat veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder and killer biceps. Did Hamilton's badass portrayal of Connor in T2 help her career or hurt it? On today's Hollywood Uncensored, Sam Rubin discusses "tough" versus "dainty" female roles with Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff and Breaking Bad's Betsy Brandt. watch a preview clip >> Posted 08.09.12 by BrentJS
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
A rep for Gossip Girl Blake Lively says the nude pics of the star that hit the web yesterday are "100% fake," that "she's never taken nude photos of herself," and she'll "pursue legal action" against any site that republishes them. OK then. Meanwhile, it's increasingly obvious that Lively has succumbed to Leonardo DiCaprio's weeks-long wining and dining and they're now a couple.
After last week's Maui PDA-fest, we're definitely not ready to deal with this Twitter pic of Justin Bieber giving Selena Gomez a foot massage.
Echoing what this column's been saying for weeks, Andre Dimino, president of the Italian-American group UNICO, calls Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi "our worst ever export and [she] is an embarrassment for Italian Americans and our whole country." In Italy, Snooki posed in a neck brace the day after rear-ending a Florentine cop car.
Britain's Daily Mail reports Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child was obsessed with watching Terminator 2 when he was growing up, but had no idea he was watching his dad.
Cassandra Sanchez, the passenger on singer Sean Kingston's out-of-control jet ski has no plans to press charges and says, "Sean is a good guy." Kingston remains in critical condition after crashing the watercraft into a Miami bridge tressel.
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have put their Beverly Hills compound on the market for $60 million. Given that they bought the 12,000-square-foot property in 2007, at the height of the real estate bubble, for just $29 million, we wish them luck. Posted 06.01.11 by reelz
Tonight's Hollywood's Top Ten takes a look at the best motorcycle scenes on the big screen. Which movies made the list? Find out in the clip below. Then tune in tonight at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT to see the full episode, or catch one of its encore showings. ReelzChannel is 299 on Dish, 238 on DirecTV, and available on your cable system. Posted 07.26.10 by reelz
Wow, Mr. Stark, you're such an innovator. Wounded and held hostage (with a makeshift electromagnet stuck in your chest), you take a couple of sardine cans and a used vacuum cleaner and build battle armor to get out of your predicament. A couple of revisions later, and you're now Iron Man, a metal hero the likes of which humanity has never seen.
Problem is, you ain't so original. In fact, the world is so overrun with shiny, clanking people that we had no problem working up a list of 10 others who have opted for the alloy life. Better equip your elbows with a set of battering rams, Stark. It's getting kinda crowded around here.See our list of Top 10 Guys Gone Metal >> Posted 05.05.10 by reelz
Whether the highly polarizing sequel Terminator Salvation will get its own sequel one day is in doubt, even though the Terminator rights rest safely in the hands of hedge fund Pacificor after the company purchased them at auction last month. Still, at least one Salvation star has an idea for a sequel. Sam Worthington told MTV what he'd like to see should a sequel follow the events of Salvation. No surprise, the plans include his character, the unwitting Terminator Marcus, whose fate in Salvation wasn't as life-sustaining as others.
I had an idea that we'd go back in time to when Marcus was first put in jail. They broke Linda Hamilton out of jail in [Terminator 2: Judgment Day], out of the nuthouse. In this one, they'd have to go back in time and break Marcus out of jail. It's the same kind of mirror image.... He would be more fallible, because he's human; he's not metallic. He can get hurt. He still has the gung-ho attitude, but he can get hurt now.
Worthington admitted that he "really liked playing the character a lot" and would definitely like to return for a sequel.
I'd work with Christian Bale in a flash. I'd work with [director] McG as well. If those two were in it and the story were worth telling and there's a way we can bring Marcus back.
There are no plans to script Worthington's idea currently. "Touch wood, they might listen," said the actor. Posted 03.24.10 by Ryan
It's been a wild couple weeks for the Terminator franchise. A week ago, hedge fund Pacificor purchased the rights to the Terminator franchise through an auction, clearly finding the franchise worthy of further sequels. Days later, The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day co-writer William Wisher complied with ideas for two more sequels.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Wisher has written a 24-page treatment for a fifth and sixth Terminator, which would include elements of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Terminator Salvation, while concentrating on characters Kyle Reece and Sarah Connors, (played by Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton in the original) in a post-apocalyptic battleground in a story that would involve time travel. The sixth movie would include an appearance by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a role with a surprising twist, and both sequels would include new villains such as "night crawlers" which jump out of the dirt to attack rebel fighters and "shape-shifting cyborgs that can morph together."
While Terminator fans will find satisfaction with Wisher's ideas that would seemingly return the franchise to its former glory, they shouldn't start speculating that Terminator creator James Cameron will come back to the franchise. Cameron told MTV that he has no interest in returning.
I have stepped so far away from the Terminator universe. I know what you know at this point. I'm happy with that. I made a decision a way's back to just let it have its life, you know? From my perspective, it's run its course and I don't know what else to say that hasn't been said. Plus, frankly... the soup's kind of been pissed in a little bit by other filmmakers, so I don't have any personal desire togo back to it. So I certainly wouldn't want to be a dog in the manger and disallow my friends from making a little money off it. Why would I do that? Posted 02.19.10 by Ryan