"Never send a human to do a machine's job."
When Star Wars (now titled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) debuted in May of 1977, it forever changed sci-fi — and Hollywood’s perception of the genre — with its epic fantasy story and groundbreaking technology. It quickly became the highest grossing movie of all time and garnered numerous accolades, winning six of the ten Academy Awards categories for which it was nominated. Star Wars continually ranks near the top of just about every movie list category out there, including our own recent Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 1970’s and ‘80s, as voted by you, the Reelz.com readers.
The long-awaited prequel trilogy that was launched in May of 1999 with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was a huge success for Lucasfilm, but, even though it boasted far superior special effects, it failed to make the same sort of impact on moviegoers as the original. Was Jar Jar Binks really the source of the ambivalence that many fans felt toward The Phantom Menace or was it that they had already had their minds blown by The Matrix, which opened two months prior? And how do the Star Wars prequels and The Matrix trilogy stack up against other sci-fi movies with next-level special effects like Avatar or more cerebral movies like Donnie Darko? Sit down, jack in and upload your choices of the best sci-fi movies from 1990 to today.
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Posted 03.14.13 by BrentJS
"Yippee ki-yay, motherf****r!"
Legendary action movie icon Bruce Willis can currently be seen on the big screen in his fifth go-round as John McClane, the perpetually "wrong guy in the wrong place at the wrong time," in A Good Day to Die Hard. In his 28-year career as an actor, Willis has starred in more than 60 movies — five last year alone — playing such diverse characters as a time travelling hitman, a deep-sea oil driller (in space), a taxicab driver (in space), a dead child psychologist, an honorable boxer with a killer hook, an assassin named "Mr. Goodkat," a professional gambler named "Dink," and a charming killer named "The Tulip." Some of his movies have become classics, while others...not so much, but they all boast one thing: Willis himself, a bonafide movie star the likes of which are rarely seen in Hollywood anymore. Pour yourself a refreshing glass of Seagram's Golden Wine Cooler, queue up The Return of Bruno on your iPod and help us select Willis' best movies.
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Posted 03.04.13 by BrentJS
In a career that spans decades, Willis got his start doing theater in New York before getting his break on the TV show Moonlighting and then moving on to movies. At the age of 57, Willis seems to be busier than ever, carving out new franchises like The Expendables and RED (whose sequel, RED 2 opens later this year), while still appearing in smaller, art-house projects like last year's Moonrise Kingdom.
This week, Bruce Willis returns to the franchise that made it all happen with A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth installment in Willis' most enduring franchise. This time, Detective John McClane will travel to Russia to meet up with his son (Jai Courtney) in a sequel that is poised to win a long, three-day weekend. But while audiences flock to see the latest chance to see Willis say "yippee-ki-yay," what do we know about Willis' entire career? We've got you covered as long as you have under 8 hours to spare. check out our picks from Willis' career >> Posted 02.15.13 by Ryan
"Time travel has not yet been invented. But thirty years from now, it will have been."
Take a trip into the near future to witness one man's struggle against gangsters, mutants and, ultimately, himself in one of the most intelligent and imaginative sci-fi movies in decades. This way to the future >> Posted 12.31.12 by BrentJS
"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
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Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Hotel Transylvania ||$43M ||$43M ||New September opening record provides redemption for Adam Sandler fans |
|Looper ||$21.2M ||$21.2M ||Great reviews and buzz gets original R-rated sci-fi flick a solid opening |
|End of Watch ||$8M ||$26.1M ||This cop drama is already out of the red thanks to its microbudget ($7M) |
|Trouble with the Curve ||$7.53M ||$23.7M ||Trouble holds well dipping only 38% in its second week |
|House at the End of the Street ||$7.1M ||$22.2M ||With a $10M budget, House is in a comfortable place |
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Every time-traveling hit man needs to take some time off now and again.get the scoop on hot new releases
Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.28.12 by reelz
In Looper, writer-director Rian Johnson's (Brick) new time-tripping action thriller opening this Friday, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) plays a hitman ("looper") tasked with terminating his own future self (Bruce Willis), who is sent back in time so that there will be no trace of the crime in the future. Talk about a head trip! This plot has "time paradox" written all over it. If JGL kills Willis, wouldn't he remember that happening and try to prevent it from happening when he grows up to be Willis? And, if Willis kills JGL, wouldn't he simply cease to exist?
Looper isn't the first movie to delve into the complex moral and metaphysical conundrums inherent in time travel. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn) is sent back in time by John Connor, the future leader of the resistance against the machines, and ends up becoming Connor's dad. And in Back to the Future, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) goes back in time to save his friend and is almost erased from history when his mother (Lea Thompson) starts crushing on him. Help us rate the Top 10 Mind-Bending Time Travel movies.
Click to Rate the Top Time Travel Movies >> Posted 09.28.12 by BrentJS
And you thought you were the only one who had a Chili's every night.interviews with the biggest stars
Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.27.12 by Chris
Time travel. From 1921's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to director Rian Johnson's upcoming Looper, audiences and moviemakers alike have enjoyed cinema's ability to transport our imaginations to the past or the future. Looper, however, isn't about a cyborg assassin sent from the future or about two rock-and-roll-loving high school kids traveling through time to collect historical figures for a history presentation. Instead, the movie follows Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a hitman whose targets are sent to him from the future, and he is forced to kill his future self (Bruce Willis). Johnson admitted to The Huffington Post that he's not a person to "pick apart" the logic of a time travel movie, but said that he did come up with a system that was "consistent." what does Johnson say? >> Posted 09.12.12 by Ryan