"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.
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Posted 02.08.13 by BrentJS
The first teaser trailer for writer-director J.J. Abrams' and producer Steven Spielberg's super-secret new movie, Super 8, is now online, courtesy of Apple. Completely unknown until word got out a week ago that the trailer would run before Iron Man 2, Super 8 has been described as a "tribute to" the types of movies that made Spielberg famous in the first place. And, while the trailer doesn't reveal very much about the plot, we're pretty sure that it has something to do with aliens thanks to the reference to Area 51 and how eerily reminiscent the opening of the trailer is to that famous scene in Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind in which Richard Dreyfuss' character has his first contact with aliens. But, don't take our word for it. Watch it for yourself!
Super 8 will shoot this fall for an expected summer 2011 release. Posted 05.12.10 by BrentJS
The animated blockbuster Shrek the Third debuts on DVD today; expect to see it playing on an endless loop in most minivan DVD players by tomorrow afternoon.
Sci-Fi enthusiasts might want to add the new Close Encounters of the Third Kind 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition DVD or Blu-Ray to their holiday wish list. The lavish new edition comes packaged in a fold open box with a book featuring great behind-the-scenes photos and three discs chock full of never-before-scene material and all three versions of the film - Theatrical, Special Edition and the new Ultimate Edition cut!
Other new releases include the William Wilberforce biopic Amazing Grace, the short film compilation Paris, je t'aime, the UK drama This is England.
Our DVD pick for this week is the Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en Rose, featuring virtual Best Actress Oscar shoo-in Marion Cotillard. Posted 11.13.07 by reelz