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New Episode Fridays at 10p E/ 9p P Posted 05.04.13 by reelz
"Shut up, pretzel head."
Last week it was announced that a new Star Wars movie was expected to be released every year starting in 2015. In addition to creating sequels to the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII, the plan is to also develop spin-off movies for some select characters from the Star Wars universe. This might sound, to some, like a few hours too many of space opera watching, but it won't be if the movies can be told speedrun style. Check out this animated, sped-up version of the original Star Wars that covers all of the major plot points of the original with very little dialogue but plenty of trash-compactor monster. check out the video >> Posted 04.24.13 by reelz
If a perfect movie for you would be a blend of Star Wars and Jurassic Park, then the mash-up trailer created by Slacktory is just the thing for you. The trailer uses music and audio taken from a Jurassic Park trailer, but uses footage mostly taken from Return of the Jedi, showing Luke (Mark Hamill), Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han (Harrison Ford) discovering the wonders (and dangers) of JurAt-AT Park, named after the AT-ATs (All Terrain Armored Transport) used by the Empire that first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back. watch the video >> Posted 03.27.13 by Ryan
"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.
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Posted 03.06.13 by BrentJS
In the prosperous, optimistic days that followed World War II, Americans dreamed of a utopian future made possible by advances in technology. In this gleaming future, all menial labor would be performed by robot servants, sparking a new Renaissance as Americans found themselves unfettered from the need to work. But, during the counterculture movement of the 1960s and '70s, when many Americans began to distrust the government and other established institutions, robots and technology were increasingly viewed with suspicion and paranoia. Increasingly, visions of the future of human-robot relations tended toward the antagonistic, if not the apocalyptic, with the smarter, faster, stronger machines intent on supplanting human beings or wiping us out, altogether.
Whether you believe that we humans will always be able to keep our technology on a leash or you're of the variety that predict we will inevitably be challenged for supremacy of the earth by our humanoid creations, both of those future scenarios recently became closer to reality with the unveiling last month of the "world's most high-tech humanoid," a robot with lifelike features and expressions and working artificial human organs. the future has arrived >> Posted 03.05.13 by BrentJS
"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
Unless you've been in a coma, you've no doubt heard that George Lucas sold his Lucasfilm Ltd. production company to the Walt Disney Company, who plan to make another trilogy of Star Wars (no doubt you read our 10 things to expect about the new trilogy). Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine screenwriter Michael Arndt has already been hired to draft the screenplay for Episode 7, which, if the conventional online wisdom is true, will see the further adventures of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) as well as their progeny and whatever new characters are added to the franchise. Ford is rumored to be "open" to the idea of returning to the role of Solo, but, if Solo is to come back, he may be in even more trouble than he was when Luke first meets him. check out Solo's rap sheet >> Posted 11.13.12 by Ryan
It's only been a little over a week since George Lucas handed over the keys to his Star Wars franchise to Disney and already potential director names are being floated around the web. X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn is rumored to be up for the sequel, while other reports claim that Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) could get the job since Lucas has already spoken to the director about it several months ago, and, even though the decision will not be made by Lucas, Star Wars mania dictates that any director that has met with Lucas in the next or past year is a potential candidate.
However, if certain extreme fans get their way, The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird should get the job. While the nation has already made their choice in the Presidential election, a new, fan-made video has arrived that makes a case for the next important race: getting Bird into the director's chair for 2015's Star Wars: Episode VII. They make a convincing argument. watch the video >> Posted 11.08.12 by Ryan
Last week, Disney and moviemaker George Lucas announced that the company had purchased Lucas' profitable LucasFilm Ltd. production company for $4.05 billion, While that affords Lucas a modest retirement from making movies (actually, he plans to donate most of the money to educational charities), Lucas also revealed that he had decided to hand over his Star Wars franchise to "a new generation of filmmakers," collectively blowing the minds of millions of Star Wars fans everywhere.
While creating Star Wars has given Lucas unparalleled respect amongst writers, directors, animators and movie audiences alike, it's been Lucas' "recreations" of those same movies, as well as work creating the prequel trilogy (that's Episodes I-III for you kids that watched them sequentially), that has made him the target of those same peoples' derision. Now that Disney holds the keys to Lucas' magic kingdom, we offer 10 things to expect from the new Star Wars trilogy. read our 10 expectations then add your own >> Posted 11.04.12 by Ryan
Unless you've been living in a cave, you've no doubt heard that George Lucas has sold his profitable LucasFilm Ltd. production company to Disney for billions of dollars, with plans of his Star Wars franchise being turned over to "a new generation of filmmakers," to use Lucas' own words. This is the second major acquisition by Disney, who also purchased Marvel Studios in 2009.
While Star Wars fans have spent the past few days pondering the changes that may come to their beloved fictional universe, Disney is already in victory lap-mode, creating a new video revealing where Darth Vader plans to go next now that his universe is officially owned by the House of Mouse. watch the video >> Posted 11.02.12 by Ryan