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Celebrating cinema's 15 less famous killer robots

30 March 2015 10:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Never mind The Terminator and Ed-209, what about Eve, Hector or Warbeast? Here's a pick of 15 less famous killer robots from the movies...

"They say Zapp Brannigan single-handedly saved the Octillion system from a horde of rampaging killbots!" enthused Leela in classic the Futurama episode, Love's Labour's Lost In Space.

It was, reflected the alcoholic, cigar-smoking robot Bender, "A grim day for Robotkind", before adding as an afterthought, "Eh, but we can always build more killbots."

Killer robots are a longstanding staple of science fiction cinema, and if we were to compile the list of the best and most celebrated, it would probably read pretty much like everyone else's - The Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Sentinels from X-Men: Days Of Future Past would all get a mention.

But what about the less famous killer robots from film history - the ones that have been largely eclipsed by »

- ryanlambie

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New on Video: ‘Skidoo’

5 January 2015 8:58 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Skidoo

Written by Doran William Cannon

Directed by Otto Preminger

USA, 1968

Of the nearly 70 films I’ve written about in this column, I would whole-heartedly recommend each without reservation, to not only watch, but to spend good money on. With 1968′s Skidoo, out now on a new Olive Films Blu-ray, I’m breaking that tradition. I wouldn’t suggest anyone purchase this film, though everyone should see it. This is a most unusual, absolutely indefinable, wholly unique motion picture.

I initially viewed Skidoo on the sole basis of its starring Alexandra Hay, who I’ve been smitten with since first seeing her in Jacques Demy’s Model Shop, released the following year. On this point, Skidoo succeeds. Hay is a delightful beauty, charming in a way that is very much of the era. Admittedly unfamiliar with her biography, I can’t imagine why she didn’t have more of a career. »

- Jeremy Carr

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'Peanuts' Movie: 5 Awesome Charlie Brown Adventures You Forgot

5 January 2015 12:22 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I'm overwhelmed at the idea of the new "Peanuts" movie. I grew up watching Charlie Brown's televised exploits on VHS in the early '90s, and even then he and his pals felt like quaint relics from another time. The fact that we're getting a Peanuts movie in November 2015 (with a snappy new trailer embedded above) is startling. Watch as Snoopy rides his doghouse like Slim Pickens on a nuclear bomb.  Another reason the new "Peanuts" movie is exciting is because we may get to rediscover how deep and cool Charles Schulz' characters were. Here are five forgotten Charlie Brown adventures that illustrate the gravitas of these kids. Hopefully they'll be referenced in the upcoming feature. 1. Peppermint Patty's tumultuous ice skating career Peppermint Patty is remembered as a rowdy tomboy, but in "She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown," we're reminded that the jocular girl has an emotional side. Watch »

- Louis Virtel

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