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Ladies and gentlemen, the Captain has turned off the Fasten Seat Belt sign, and you may now move around the cabin. Please feel free to turn on your electronic devices to enjoy today's VOD Recommendation. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the movie. Thank you. what's your final destination? >> Posted 02.05.13 by BrentJS
Which of this year's directors deserve the industry’s highest honor?
No one was too surprised when French director Michel Hazanavicius and his (mostly) silent film The Artist practically swept the Academy Awards last year or when British director Tom Hooper's The King's Speech did the same the year before. This year, however, there are no "sure thing" movies, with several being heralded as "brilliant," "masterful," and "the best movie of the year" by critics...until the next great movie comes along.
Several Oscar-winning directors — including two-time Best Director winner Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan) and Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win Best Director — are among this year's contenders, but they are up against stiff competition from upstart indie directors who helped to make this one of the best years for independent movies in recent memory and the genre movie directors who gave us superheroes, wizards and time travelers as compelling as the special effects that blew our minds. We won't know which directors the Academy will nominate until the middle of January, but we want to know who you, the moviegoers, think deserves the industry's highest honor.
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Posted 12.12.12 by BrentJS
What would it be like to communicate with another intelligent species, one not of this earth? Mankind has been contemplating that question since before the concept of "aliens" entered our cultural lexicon. Despite the assertions of religous leaders, empirical scientists and government officials that aliens are not real and that we have not been visited by UFOs, more than 36% of Americans — 80 million people! — believe that aliens, or E.B.E.'s (Extraterrestrial Biological Entities), have visited the earth, with nearly 80% of those surveyed saying that the government is keeping information about UFOs and aliens from the public.
Skeptics can always punch holes in blurry video tapes and eyewitness accounts of aliens, but what if we received a message from a foreign intelligence or intercepted one of their radio transmissions? Receiving such a message or signal is a major plot point of several of the best sci-fi movies, but the strange truth is that we may have already received a signal from an extraterrestrial intelligence. E.T. Phone...Us? >> Posted 11.19.12 by BrentJS
"See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other."
There are very few movies that can claim to have been conceived by a scientist, let alone a Public Welfare Medal recipient — the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences — but Contact is one of them. Originally pitched as a film treatment by astrophysicist, cosmologist and author Carl Sagan in the early '80s, Contact became a novel when the movie became mired in development hell. Years later, Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the movie and hired Robert Zemeckis to direct it.
Contact is based on the work of the real-life Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program, which uses scientific methods to scan the cosmos for electromagnetic radiation that could indicate extraterrestrial transmissions. Two-time Academy Award-winner Jodie Foster (The Accused, Silence of the Lambs) stars as Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway (Jodie Foster), a scientist who works for SETI at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. On the verge of being shut down, SETI receives a transmission from the star Vega that includes technical schematics for a machine or craft of some sort. The nations of the world fund the building of the machine, which they hope will allow us to contact whoever sent the signal. However, not everyone is happy with the prospect of humanity making "contact" with aliens. Matthew McConaughey, William Fichter, Angela Bassett, Tom Skerritt and James Woods also star.make contact tonight
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Washington saves lives after a bender, lines up for an Oscar.
When flying, one hopes the airplane will hold up and that the pilot of said plane is sober enough to handle any problems. That's more or less the crux of the plot to the upcoming drama Flight, which sees Denzel Washington play commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker, who saves almost an entire flight of passengers despite having to perform an emergency crash landing, but does so with a high level of alcohol in his system.saving all the latest trailers
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The first trailer for Flight has arrived online, offering a look at Denzel Washington's most dramatic role since, arguably, 2007's The Great Debaters. Flight sees Washington play commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker, whose miraculous crash landing that saved nearly an entire flight of passengers is questioned when alcohol is found to have been in his system. Once his alcoholism is discovered, the entire episode is questioned, with questions arising over what really happened to the plane.
Flight is also a change-of-pace for director Robert Zemeckis, who has been working primarily on motion-capture animation movies like Beowulf and Polar Express for the past decade-plus since 2000's Castaway and What Lies Beneath. watch the trailer >> Posted 06.07.12 by Ryan
Marty McFly may be on his way to the Broadway stage.
Deadline reports that Robert Zemeckis is in talks with co-writer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri to turn the 1985 comedy/sci-fi classic Back to the Future into a stage musical.
Even though Marty sings and plays guitar, a musical is a little surprising — yet, it seems that, of late, no successful franchise stone is left unturned. But, really, any trip to Hill Valley is bound to be pretty good. We're just hoping for original songs like "1.21 Gigawatts" and maybe "I'm Dating Mom and Dad's a Peeping Tom."
What would you like to see in a musical version of Back to the Future? Let us know by posting a comment below. Posted 02.02.12 by Mandy
A little over a week ago, it was announced that Denzel Washington was cast in director Robert Zemeckis' Flight, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. More cast members have reportedly booked their ticket.
According to Moviehole, Don Cheadle (Iron Man 2) and Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) have joined the cast of the upcoming thriller, which sees Washington as a pilot who saves most of the passengers on a commercial airline flight after a malfunction but is eventually investigated after it is discovered that he drank the night before the flight. Cheadle and Greenwood's roles are unspecified at this time.
John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for Flight, which goes into production in Atlanta this October. Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes) is already set to play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. Casey Affleck to fight for Paradise Lost and Michelle Rodriguez joins latest Resident Evil sequel >> Posted 09.24.11 by Ryan
Denzel Washington has his ticket for director Robert Zemeckis' Flight.
Deadline reports the actor and director will team up for the first time for the thriller, the first live-action movie for Zemeckis (Back to the Future) since 2000's Castaway. The story revolves around a commercial airline pilot (Washington) who flies a damaged plane and saves the lives of most everyone on board, but his tag as a hero comes into question when investigators start questioning whether he drank alcohol the night before the flight. John Gatins (Real Steel) wrote the script for the movie, which will go into production in Atlanta this October.
Also boarding the movie is Kelly Reilly (Sherlock Holmes), who will play a drug addict who befriends Washington as they both battle their dependency issues. More bodies for Warm Bodies >> Posted 09.12.11 by Ryan