"If the Martians land, they're gonna need a place to stay. Just like everybody else."
Mars. No other planet has inspired as much speculation about the possibility of extraterrestrial life as the Red Planet. There are currently five functioning spacecraft on the surface of Mars, or in orbit above it, searching for signs of life and, while we've yet to find any of the little green men of popular fiction, the latest data from NASA's Curiosity rover indicates that Mars once supported a network of rivers capable of supporting life. But, enough about theoretical microbial Martians. More than anything, Curiosity's discovery got us to thinking about "real" Martians, the kind that thrill and terrify us in popular sci-fi movies, whether they be three-breasted mutant prostitutes, noble savages of a dying planet, or the icky, invader-y type.
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Posted 03.19.13 by BrentJS
Not all superpowers are created equal.
When it comes to super powers, most people would probably want to be able to fly or become invisible or maybe teleport from place to place, but there are some other superpowers that are less desirable. In 2012 there was no shortage of those less popular superpowers on display at movie theaters nationwide. We have nominated the top five kooky superpowers from this year's movies to compete for the Best Quirky Super Power Reelzie Award. Vote for your favorite >> Posted 12.29.12 by Mandy
What DVD releases are you most looking forward to this spring — Underworld: Awakening, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, John Carter, Act of Valor, The Grey, or Red Tails? Let us know and you could win a Vizio HD LCD TV with built-in WiFi.
Courtesy of our friends at Sam's Club and in honor of their free shipping offer on all TVs and Home Theater items during the month of May, we will be giving one lucky Reelz viewer the opportunity to enjoy Spring's biggest movie moments in style with a brand new HD Television.
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|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Lorax ||$39.1M ||$122M ||Dropping just 44% from its opening weekend, Universal's Dr. Seuss adaptation is now 2012's highest-grossing movie (so far). |
|John Carter ||$30.6M ||$30.6M ||As expected, Disney's $250M sci-fi adaptation stumbled at the box office; predicted to be one of the 2012's biggest bombs. |
|Project X ||$11.6M ||$40.1M ||Teen party movie holds up well in its second weekend, falling just 45%, impressive for a "found footage" pic. |
|Silent House ||$7M ||$7M ||Elizabeth Olsen's horror pic becomes the second movie of 2012 to earn the dreaded F CinemaScore from audiences (The Devil Inside was the first); movie should drop out of the top 10 by next week. |
|Act of Valor ||$7M ||$56.1M ||Even in its 3rd week of release, these real-life Navy SEALs beat out Eddie Murphy's A Thousand Words for the fifth spot. |
Posted 03.11.12 by reelz
To help get you pumped up to see John Carter when it opens this Friday, Disney has released a new extended preview clip from the movie that is over 10 minutes in length. Unlike the last extended preview clip, which primarily showcased the amazing abilities that Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) acquires after being transported to Barsoom (Mars), the new preview clip focuses on the difficult life that Carter was leading before becoming planet-lost and explains how Edgar Rice Burroughs (Daryl Sabara) might have come up with the idea for the novel A Princess of Mars that inspired the movie. watch the extended preview clip >> Posted 03.05.12 by BrentJS
The theatrical debut of two-time Academy Award-winning director Andrew Stanton's (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) first live-action feature, John Carter, is just two weeks away and Disney is promoting the movie with the release of an extended sneak peek clip and a new behind-the-scenes featurette.
The preview clip includes a suspenseful, action-packed scene set in a gladiatorial arena on Barsoom (Mars), where Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) has found himself stranded, but empowered by the lesser gravity of the Red Planet. It's not all fighting "white apes" and leaping through the air for Kitsch, though, as revealed in the new "John and Dejah" featurette, which briefly examines the love affair between John Carter and the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), a "match made in the cosmos," according to Stanton. watch the preview clip & featurette >> Posted 02.25.12 by BrentJS
Disney won't release their adaptation of John Carter until next month, but in Hollywood, it's never too early to start thinking sequel.
John Carter is based on Princess of Mars, the first in author Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume pulp series that took Civil War veteran John Carter (played by Taylor Kitsch in the movie) and mysteriously transports him to Mars, where he finds he has newfound abilities that will help him try to settle the conflict between different factions of the planet's inhabitants. Producer Jim Morris told ComingSoon that director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E) and his John Carter co-writer Michael Chabon are already talking about, planning, and doing some writing on a sequel, tentatively titled John Carter: The Gods of Mars, based on Burroughs' second novel in the series. stanton talks sequel [warning: possible spoilers] >> Posted 02.17.12 by Ryan
Promotion of Disney's upcoming adaptation of John Carter has been an onslaught as of late. Fans of the Edgar Rice Burroughs's pulp hero have been treated to a Super Bowl TV spot, a featurette and a "special look" video titled "John Carter: Our World." Far from done, Disney has raised its promotional campaign from onslaught to avalanche, with another new "special look" video to go along with a bunch of new photos and preview clips.
Directed by Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall-E), John Carter is about Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) who mysteriously finds himself on Mars, where his new-found powers enable him to aid in the battle between the planet's inhabitants. While Burroughs has a strong fan-base, there may be many who are unfamiliar with the character. The second "special look" video seems intent on revealing the kind of hero Carter is. see the photos and watch the "special look" video and clips >> Posted 02.16.12 by Ryan
Disney continues its promotional push for John Carter by following up the airing of an epic new TV spot and the release of a featurette designed to introduce the major characters in the movie with the release of a new "special look" video titled "John Carter: Our World." The new video is action-packed and shows the various Martian races and monsters that Civil War veteran John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) encounters upon being mysteriously transported to the Red Planet.
John Carter is based on the first novel in pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs's 11-volume Barsoom (Mars) series. It was written (with Michael Chabon, author of Wonder Boys) and directed by Andrew Stanton, whose Pixar movies Finding Nemo and Wall-E earned him two Best Animated Feature Oscars. Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, James Purefoy, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Thomas Haden Church, Polly Walker, Ciarán Hinds, Mark Strong, and Bryan Cranston also star. watch the new video & see the new poster >> Posted 02.12.12 by BrentJS
A week ago, Walt Disney teased that new footage would be revealed in the John Carter TV spot that would air during the Super Bowl and the "House of Mouse" delivered...big time. The spot begins with a montage of previously released footage played out inside the logo for the movie before a barrage of new footage reveals the epic otherworldly action in store when the transplanted Civil War veteran played by Taylor Kitsch (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, upcoming Battleship) uses his Mars-given super powers to battle giant "white apes," win the affections of the Martian Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins) and try to prevent a global conflict between warring races from tearing the Red Planet apart. watch the epic new TV spot >> Posted 02.06.12 by BrentJS