"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.
Rate the Top 10 Movies to Be Thankful for This Year >>
Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
Everything old is new again
Reboot. To many self-styled movie aficionados, the word has come to represent everything they perceive to be wrong with Hollywood. They complain that the increasing number of reboots — six already this year, with many, many more on the way — is a sign that movie studios have simply run out of ideas. But, though the word describing them may be relatively new, Hollywood has been rebooting franchises for a very long time. Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Tarzan, James Bond, Batman — the longevity of these characters as cinematic icons has depended upon periodic reinventions to keep them fresh (we're still waiting for Tarzan's). Obviously, some reboots are better than others, which is why we want you to help us rate the Top 10 Best Movie Reboots.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movie Reboots >> Posted 10.02.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Dark Knight Rises ||$36.4M ||$354.6M ||The third-fastest movie to earn $350M, only behind The Avengers and The Dark Knight |
|Total Recall ||$26M ||$26M ||A very soft opening for this $125M+ remake; barely outdid what the original Total Recall made back in 1990 |
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days ||$14.7M ||$14.7M ||The smallest opening yet for this kid franchise but with its small budget ($22M) should still be a hit |
|Ice Age: Continental Drift ||$8.4M ||$131.9M ||Becoming the franchise's lowest-grossing entry |
|The Watch ||$6.3M ||$25.4M ||Did just slightly better than Ted, which has been in theaters for six weeks |
Posted 08.06.12 by Chris
It might not have Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sharon Stone but the remake of Total Recall makes up for those omissions by having one of the sexiest cast, Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Bryan Cranston (yes, we consider Cranston sexy), in recent memory.
So, in celebration of this gorgeous cast (including the infamous three-breasted prostitute), we invite you to check out or photos galleries of the cast of Total Recall. And if you're still on fence about actually seeing the movie in theaters or not, check after the jump for Richard Roeper's review. check out roeper's review >> Posted 08.05.12 by Chris
The upcoming remake of Total Recall, actor Bryan Cranston will take over as the antagonist Cohaagen, the character originally portrayed by Ronny Cox in director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 adaptation and a name that fans of the original probably still reminisce being yelled in Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent. Cranston has been appearing in more and more movie roles since debuting as Walter White on AMC's critically acclaimed drama Breaking Bad, and, during an interview with Reelz, explained that landing the role was as simple as a phone call.
"I was working on Breaking Bad and I got a call that the director Len Wiseman wanted to talk to me to be about possibly playing Cohaagen in the remake of Total Recall," Cranston told Reelz's Patrick Stinson. "And I said, 'Ok.'" more from cranston >> Posted 08.03.12 by Ryan
Though director Len Wiseman's Total Recall differs significantly from director Paul Verhoeven's 1990 movie in many ways — no trip to Mars and oxygen-producing alien artifact being the most dramatic departures — Wiseman has included several nods to Verhoeven's movie in his remake. The first teaser trailer showed us that Colin Farrell's Quaid will use a memory-implantation machine that is virtually identical to the one that Arnold Schwarzenegger used, and subsequent trailers have shown how certain scenes in the new movie will mirror those in the original (and, yes, the 3-breasted mutant prostitute will make be back). Now, a new preview clip from the remake has been released that not only offers an updated take on another classic scene from the original, but a surprise cameo homage. watch the new preview clip >> Posted 07.30.12 by BrentJS
Who was the "most popular girl" at the recent San Diego Comic-Con?
That's not an easy title to bestow, considering this year's Con was host to dozens of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, scores of scantily-clad promo models, and hundreds, if not thousands, of cute geeky girls dressed in scandalous cosplay costumes such as "Power Girl", "Poison Ivy", and "Slave Leia". However, actress Jessica Biel, who attended this year's Con to promote her new movie, director Len Wiseman's Total Recall remake, seems pretty sure that she knows the one "girl" who deserves the title, uploading a photo of herself with her selection on her personal WhoSay page. After checking out the photo for ouselves, we pretty much have to agree with her. What do you think? see Biel's choice for "most popular girl" >> Posted 07.19.12 by BrentJS
Apparently, actress Jessica Biel has a hard time committing. At least, when it comes to superhero movie roles, that is.
Biel was once in talks with Warner Bros. to play Wonder Woman in a proposed live-action Justice League of America movie. Now, THR has reported that Biel "got cold feet" about playing the supervillain Viper only a few hours after meeting with 20th Century Fox about the role, and she will no longer be appearing in director James Mangold's (3:10 to Yuma) The Wolverine. (Could Wesley Snipes' criticism of her performance in Blade Trinity have soured her on comic book movies?) what's next for Biel? >> Posted 07.18.12 by BrentJS
The first part of Sony's Friday panel at the San Diego Comic-Con was devoted to the upcoming remake of Total Recall. Director Len Wiseman (Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard) and cast members Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston were all on hand for the panel. The studio brought an extended trailer for the movie, which, sadly, only offered longer versions of scenes already revealed in the movie's promotional trailers and TV spots. What was new, however, looked terrific and the Blade Runner-esque world that Wiseman has created should more than convince doubters that this could be more than your average remake. As for why Wiseman was drawn to remake Total Recall, the director explained that it was the mystery of the plot, which sees factory worker Doug Quaid (Farrell) who heads to memory-implanting company Rekall and soon learns that he may or may not be a spy.
more of our panel coverage >> Posted 07.14.12 by Ryan
What attracted me the most was the mystery. I've been very interested in doing a mystery, and this was a mystery that was encased in a lot of action, the world building, all that I really geek out on — I love it, I love to create it, build it — but the core of what really drew me into it was the mystery and the fact that the mystery is the character itself I thought was fantastic. Anything that begs the question "who am I?" I'm just really drawn to. So that was the main thing that got me passionate about the film.
If Preview Night is any indication of what this year's Comic-Con is going to be like, then we're in for a wild weekend. Tens of thousands of people filled the Exhibit Hall of the San Diego Convention Center last night to get a taste of what exhibitors had in store for them for the four-day Con. Though several movie studios opted to skip Comic-Con this year, those studios that decided to come, came in full-force, including Warner Bros., Lionsgate, and Sony.
Of those, Warner Bros. definitely has the bigger slate of projects to promote, including Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, The Campaign, and of course The Hobbit. The studio's exhibit included a little slice of Middle-Earth, a walk-through with movie props and new character posters from Peter Jackson's two-part Lord of the Rings prequel. We captured shots of the character posters. They were hard to shoot as they were holographic poster (and we're pretty sure we're missing a dwarf or two as we weren't able to take shots of everything with the massive amount of people in the hall). We're sure the studio will officially release the images online but until these shots will suffice.
In addition to Warner Bros.' offerings, Sony was on hand to show off Total Recall, Elysium, Looper and Hotel Transylvania, while Lionsgate had The Expendables 2, Warm Bodies, Dredd (which was screened for fans Wednesday night), and some movie about vampires (Breaking Dawn: Part 2).
Of course, the real news will come with these projects' respective panels but the studios (hopefully) had people buzzing about these upcoming movies with their presence at Preview Night. MORE >> Posted 07.12.12 by Chris