"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
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Real Steel ||$16.3 ||$51.7 ||Hugh Jackman pic ekes out repeat |
|Footloose ||$16.1 ||$16.1 ||Remake gets decent reviews but only gets 2nd |
|The Thing ||$8.7M ||$8.7M ||Very disappointing opening for sci-fi/horror remake |
|The Ides of March ||$7.5 ||$22.2M ||Clooney/Gosling Oscar pic fades to fourth |
|Dolphin Tale ||$6.3M ||$58.7M ||Feel-good family pic still in top 5 after four weeks |
Posted 10.16.11 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Real Steel ||$27.3 ||$27.3 ||Hugh Jackman/robot boxing pic dominates weekend |
|The Ides of March ||$10.4 ||$10.4 ||Slow start may not bode well for Clooney Oscar bait |
|Dolphin Tale ||$9.2M ||$49.1M ||Feel-good family pic drops to third after last week's win |
|Moneyball ||$7.5 ||$49.3M ||Oscar buzz pic nearly in the black ($50M budget) |
|50/50 ||$5.5M ||$17.3M ||$8M cancer comedy laughing to bank |
Posted 10.10.11 by reelz
Touchstone Pictures is pulling out all of the stops to get the word out about Real Steel, the upcoming sci-fi sports movie that stars Hugh Jackman as a trainer and promoter of robot boxers. In addition to standard movie marketing practices like putting up billboards, airing TV spots and releasing preview clips, "making of" featurettes and posters online, Touchstone is also running a pretty lively viral campaign and even had Jackman appear during a live taping of the WWE Raw SuperShow to get wrestling fans hyped to see the movie.
Now, Touchstone is taking the Real Steel message to the friendly skies. At LAX yesterday, a new Virgin America Airbus A320 was unveiled dressed in a special livery promoting the movie with a giant image of "Atom," the underdog robot that Jackman's character trains for the main event. Jackman was on hand for the unveiling and posed for photos, signed autographs and spoke with IAmRogue about working with Sugar Ray Leonard, being a "corner man" and special effects so good that you will believe a robot can box. Check out the Real Steel jet and watch 2 new preview clips >> Posted 09.24.11 by BrentJS
In a somewhat unusual marketing stunt, superstar actor Hugh Jackman made a live appearance a few nights ago on the WWE Raw SuperShow to promote his new sci-fi sports movie, Real Steel. Jackman began by telling the tens of thousands of fans in the arena in Cleveland, Ohio (and the millions at home), that they would love the "ground and pound" action in Real Steel and then became part of the show when United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and WWE Diva Vickie Guerrero confronted him in the ring and berated him for interrupting Ziggler's celebration and for hyping robot fighters over "real live people." The dialogue is pretty bad and Ziggler and Guerrero give pretty typical pro-wrestling performances, but it's worth watching solely for Jackman's enthusiasm. watch the two videos >> Posted 09.23.11 by BrentJS
Touchstone Pictures has released a new featurette that offers a sneak peek behind the scenes of the robot boxing action in director Shawn Levy's (Date Night) new movie, Real Steel. Based on a short story from the '50s by Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), the movie stars Hugh Jackmanas a former fighter who is trying to make a living as a promoter of the robots who have taken over boxing.
In a previous featurette, it was revealed that boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard served as a fight consultant and choreographer during the making of the movie. The new featurette shows more of the training that went into turning Jackman into a contender — which included taking a few body blows from the champ — and includes commentary from Levy, Jackman and Leonard. "To have Sugar Ray teaching me," exclaimed Jackman, "and then to ultimately have a robot doing his moves...that's about as cool as it gets." watch the new featurette >> Posted 09.21.11 by BrentJS
The marketing campaign for the upcoming sci-fi sports movie Real Steel mixes the old with the new, taking the message to the people on the street with large billboards and bus shelter posters. It also targets the Internet-savvy crowd with a 'World Robot Boxing' (WRB) league website. The movie stars Hugh Jackman as a former fighter-turned-robot promoter, but you can tell by the recent batch of posters and the new viral video that the robots are the real stars of the movie. watch the viral robot boxing clip >> Posted 09.13.11 by BrentJS
After a series of posters were released for director Shawn Levy's (Date Night) upcoming sci-fi sports movie, Real Steel, that prominently featured Hugh Jackman, a new set of four character billboards have put the focus back on the real stars of the movie — the robots. Real Steel takes place in the near future, when robot fighters have replaced human boxers in the ring and centers around one former fighter named Charlie Kenton (Jackman), who was forced to become a promoter when robots took over the sport. When his last robot, Noisy Boy, is destroyed in a fight, Charlie is forced to put his faith in his estranged son, Max (Dakota Goyo), and Atom, a dusty old sparring robot that they find in a junk heap. With a unique "shadow function" allowing it to copy Charlie's own fighting style, Atom begins to win, bringing Charlie closer to the son he never knew and to the championship bout that always alluded him. Create your own robot fighter & prepare for "a real bot fight" >> Posted 09.07.11 by BrentJS
After playing second fiddle to the robots on the first posters for director Shawn Levy's (Date Night) new movie, Real Steel, Hugh Jackman finally got to show his face on the last two posters that were released. Now, a Brazilian poster for the sci-fi sports drams has been released that gives Jackman the most "face time" yet, with the Aussie actor's mug covering nearly half of the poster. Jackman's face also graces the cover of this month's F*** magazine, which ran a feature on the movie.
Based on Richard Matheson's 1956 short story "Steel," the movie follows Charlie Kenton (Jackman), a former professional boxer who is forced to become a promoter when robots take over the sport. Down on his luck, with few options left to him, Charlie sees a chance to turn things around, both career-wise and in his relationship with his estranged son (Dakota Goyo), when the junk-heap robot he has been training actually starts to win some fights. Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand, Anthony Mackie, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn and Olga Fonda also star. watch the new TV spot >> Posted 09.04.11 by BrentJS
Usually when Hugh Jackman headlines a movie, his well-recognized mug is plastered all over the posters and other materials used to promote the movie. However, when Touchstone Pictures released the first poster for Jackman's new sci-fi movie, Real Steel, the Aussie actor was nowhere to be found, making it pretty clear that the studio considered the robot at the heart of the drama to be the real star of the movie.
The first international poster that was released shortly after the domestic poster at least included Jackman on it, though only in dark shadow, and from behind. Now Jackman is finally getting his due, thanks to a new domestic poster and a new international poster, both of which put Jackman front-and-center where he belongs. more about Real Steel >> Posted 08.31.11 by BrentJS