The entertainment world is still reeling from the loss of one of the true icons of modern cinema, Tony Scott, who died on Sunday after jumping off of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, CA. Though Scott received few accolades for the movies he directed, he consistently turned out entertaining hits and his kinetic visual style has been influencing other action movie directors since his sophomore effort, Top Gun, became an instant classic in 1986.
In addition to sending Tom "Maverick" Cruise's career into the stratosphere, Scott helped advance fledgling filmmaker Quentin Tarantino's career when he directed the Tarantino-scripted neo-noir crime-romance movie True Romance, which is arguably Scott's best work. Scott was also Denzel Washington's director-of-choice, with five collaborations between the two, starting with Crimson Tide in 1995 and ending with Scott's last movie as a director, Unstoppable, in 2010. more about Tony Scott >> Posted 08.22.12 by BrentJS
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Today's Challenge: Can you link Unstoppable with Moonstruck, both out on Blu-ray today for the first time?
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 02.15.11 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Tangled ||$21.5M ||$96.5M ||Disney family fare impressively unseats Potter in 2nd week. |
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 ||$16.7M ||$244.2M ||Currently #7 in 2010 box office race, $150M behind Toy Story 3. |
|Burlesque ||$6.1M ||$27.0M ||Still deeply in red ($55M budget), yet firmly in Top 5. |
|Unstoppable ||$6.1M ||$68.9M ||Action pic likely to stop short of $100M budget. |
|Love and Other Drugs ||$5.7M ||$22.6M ||Limp rom-com ekes out a 5th-place finish in Week 2. |
Posted 12.06.10 by reelz
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Megamind ||$30.1M ||$89.8M ||Impressive week 2 repeat for animated family pic. |
|Unstoppable ||$23.5M ||$23.5M ||Great reviews can't propel heart-pumping actioner to box office win. |
|Due Date ||$15.5M ||$59.0M ||Downey Jr.-Galifianakis road pic running out of gas. |
|Skyline ||$11.7M ||$11.7M ||Not bad for a movie some critics said wouldn't pass muster on the Syfy Channel. |
|Morning Glory ||$9.6M ||$12.2M ||Mostly shame, instead, for poor-man's Broadcast News. |
Posted 11.15.10 by reelz
When we first heard the premise for Unstoppable — a runaway train — we were wondering if it was some kind of mistake, and was meant for production in the silent film era. Against all odds, it's apparently pretty darned good.
Posted 11.11.10 by reelz
"The movie is as relentless as the train, slowly gathering momentum before a relentless final hour of continuous suspense. In terms of sheer craftsmanship, this is a superb film."— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...refreshingly lucid..."— Peter Debruge, Variety
"..It's all speed, sound, and fury — and in that, [director] Tony Scott is the right man for the job..."— Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"Why does the film work? Simplicity. In its slicked-up way Unstoppable likely will find favor with diversion-seekers (and train buffs) of various ages and political persuasions."— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...provides genre kicks with a muscularity that compensates for some of its shortcomings."— Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
In Unstoppable, Denzel Washington plays a locomotive engineer who pairs with a conductor-in-training (Chris Pine) to stop an out-of-control train filled with toxic cargo. And (surprise!) mayhem ensues. The Tony Scott–directed movie is the most recent cinematic reminder that, despite our reliance on mass transportation, these monster machines can just as easily lead to disaster as carry us to our next vacation. Here are 10 other movie reminders that will keep you walking — because, even if we can build trains, boats, and planes, we can't always control them.
Hey, watch out for that train >> Posted 11.10.10 by reelz
Director Tony Scott's action movie Unstoppable pairs Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as two railroad employees who attempt to halt a runaway train filled with toxic cargo. Rosario Dawson co-stars as a railroad dispatcher who helps the duo.
In anticipation of the movie's November 12 release, Twentieth Century Fox has offered up three new clips of the movie to Yahoo, which show a taste of the action Scott has in store. watch the clips >> Posted 10.27.10 by Ryan
In our Fall Movie Spotlight, ReelzChannel regular and movie reviewer Richard Roeper looked at the biggest titles coming to theaters over the next several months. Find out what he had to say about TRON: Legacy, RED, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Faster, and Unstoppable. watch Roeper's preview for the rest of these movies >> Posted 09.10.10 by reelz
- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz
Director Tony Scott's latest movie, Unstoppable, could just as easily been called "Runaway Train" or even "Tony Scott Loves Movies About Trains." The Taking of Pelham 123 director's latest stars Denzel Washington and Chris Pine as an improbable duo tasked with stopping a train filled with toxic cargo. The movie looks like the usual Scott action-fest, with Washington in the role of the heroic martyr. Watch the first trailer below. Posted 08.06.10 by Ryan