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11 items from 2014


50 brilliant movie opening credits sequences

25 June 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From a range of eras and genres, here's Jenny and Alex's light-hearted pick of 50 great opening title sequences from the movies...

Odd List

We don’t go to the cinema much, because we hate people. We also don’t go because there’s always the risk of accidentally going to see the wrong film. It's not helped by the fact that there's no way of telling until it’s too late, because there are no bloody opening credits on lots of modern films. And by the time you do realise, you’ve eaten all your popcorn and you can’t be bothered to move.

The movies on this list won’t give you that problem. These opening credits are perfect scene setters for the movies that follow, so you won’t have to worry about awkward popcorn wasting moments. It's not a top 50, rather a selection of 50 interesting credits sequences, »

- ryanlambie

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Top 10 Favorite Film Robots

9 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Hollywood has introduced us to a ton of awesome robots over the years. Robots have always been extremely cool, and they've sparked the imagination of what is possible. The robots we've seen in the movies have inspired technology and science. There are engineers out there who have created robots of their own and are constantly trying to perfect them. One day those robots will take over the world and destroy us all.

We all have our favorite robots, and I thought I'd come up with a top 10 list of my personal favorites. Note: Cyborgs like RoboCop don't count as robots on this list. 

If you'd like to share your own favorites, please feel free to post them in the comments section below!

Iron Giant - The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant is by far my favorite robot. He's the one I would have loved to play with as a kid. »

- Joey Paur

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Ten Best: Big-Screen Robots

8 June 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Robots have been a part of cinema since its creation and still make for intriguing on-screen presences. With RoboCop set for a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release on 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the most memorable movie cyborgs to have graced our screens.

Evil Maria – Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Lang’s classic sees an inventor, who has created a robot to resurrect his deceased wife, apply the likeness of a popular female worked named Maria (played by Brigitte Helm) in an attempt to ruin her reputation amongst her peers. Once completed, the robot is an evil incarnation of Maria and wreaks havoc in the dystopian future depicted by Lang.

R2-D2/C-3Po – the Star Wars series (1977-2005)

Not only are these two of the most beloved robots in cinematic history, but one of the most revered fictional filmic double acts to adorn the screen. R2-D2 (played by »

- Phil Wheat

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Ten (No Eleven) Movies I Saw as a Child That Still Hold Up Today

2 June 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

At the end of my review of Maleficent I wrote: "Yes, movies such as this might be made for a young audience that will find something to enjoy in the magical CG flittering around, but once that audience grows up will they honestly turn to something like this for warm childhood memoriesc Dear God I hope not." It's a statement that has stuck with me since I wrote it. I was primarily thinking of how classic Disney animated films, such as Sleeping Beauty, hold up no matter how old you are. The more I thought about it, though, I began to wonder if I was simply being too precious when it comes to those classic animated movies and started to ask myself if there were any live action films I saw as a child, films that targeted kids and yet managed to appeal to adults then and maintain their value »

- Brad Brevet

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Star Wars' R2-D2 named UK's favourite robot in TV and film

6 May 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Star Wars' R2-D2 has been named Britain's favourite robot or android character in TV and film.

A survey commissioned to celebrate the launch of new sci-fi drama Almost Human on Watch revealed that Terminator and Wall-e are also favourites of the nation.

Star Wars' C-3Po also made the Top 10, making it the most popular robot franchise.

2,000 Brits were polled to mark the premiere of Jj Abrams' Almost Human (Watch, Tuesdays at 9pm), which follows a policeman and his android cop partner.

The Top 10 favourite robot characters have been revealed as:

1. R2-D2 (Star Wars): 22%

2. Terminator (T-800, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Films): 19%

3. Wall-e (Disney/Pixar's Wall-e): 16%

4. C-3Po (Star Wars): 16%

5. K-9 (Doctor Who): 13%

6. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit): 10%

7. Kitt (Knight Rider): 9%

8. RoboCop (RoboCop): 9%

9. Data (Star Trek: Next Generation): 8%

=10. Sonny (I, Robot): 7%

=10. The Wrong Trousers (Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers »

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Star Wars' R2-D2 named UK's favourite robot in TV and film

6 May 2014 4:40 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Star Wars' R2-D2 has been named Britain's favourite robot or android character in TV and film.

A survey commissioned to celebrate the launch of new sci-fi drama Almost Human on Watch revealed that Terminator and Wall-e are also favourites of the nation.

Star Wars' C-3Po also made the Top 10, making it the most popular robot franchise.

2,000 Brits were polled to mark the premiere of Jj Abrams' Almost Human (Watch, Tuesdays at 9pm), which follows a policeman and his android cop partner.

The Top 10 favourite robot characters have been revealed as:

1. R2-D2 (Star Wars): 22%

2. Terminator (T-800, Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator Films): 19%

3. Wall-e (Disney/Pixar's Wall-e): 16%

4. C-3Po (Star Wars): 16%

5. K-9 (Doctor Who): 13%

6. Johnny 5 (Short Circuit): 10%

7. Kitt (Knight Rider): 9%

8. RoboCop (RoboCop): 9%

9. Data (Star Trek: Next Generation): 8%

=10. Sonny (I, Robot): 7%

=10. The Wrong Trousers (Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers »

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'The Vampire Diaries': Director Paul Wesley explains why he nixed a shirtless moment in this week's episode -- Listen!

16 April 2014 5:58 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Paul Wesley stepped behind the camera to direct the April 17 episode of The Vampire Diaries, and while the hour will give viewers answers about new arrival Markos (Raffi Barsoumian) — “This guy is creating this alternate reality that is manifesting in Stefan and Elena’s mind, and that alternate reality is actually a set of clues leading to something,” he teases — there is one thing it won’t have: Stefan shirtless. The script originally called for it: “It was this beautiful scene where Stefan takes Elena, and he picks her up and kisses her, and they go on the kitchen counter »

- Mandi Bierly

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The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Top Gun'

15 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Maverick has a problem: Too. Much. Awesome.

Maverick isn’t just a pilot. He’s the best pilot there ever was or ever will be. He’s not the best of the best: He’s the best of the best…of the best. But his superiors can’t handle Maverick. He flies the way he wants to fly — awesomely. His superiors try to teach him the value of teamwork or whatever. The super-hot lady instructor with the boy’s name tries to heal him using totally sweet neon-lighted lovemaking, and also by getting him to deal with his emotionally distant father. »

- Darren Franich

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Podcast: Reviewing 'Draft Day' and 'Oculus', Colbert for Letterman and More

11 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Friday is here, which means movie reviews and today we're taking a look at Draft Day and Oculus as well as discussing Stephen Colbert's move to take over David Letterman's Late Show in 2015, talking more about Wes Anderson's style and The Grand Budapest Hotel, plus games, your questions and whatever random topics pop up. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of »

- Brad Brevet

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Check Out These Robot Strippers Do an Impressive Pole Dance

11 March 2014 5:10 AM, PDT | Nerve | See recent Nerve news »

Check Out These Robot Strippers Do an Impressive Pole Dance Is this supposed to be sexy or just really weird? by Liam Mathews  I've always been sexually attracted to the Country Bear Jamboree. This video is like porn to me. But Disney animatronics aren't quite sexy enough. What I really want is a Short Circuit-esque robot stripper that pole dances and grinds its hips like Rihanna. And that robot needs to have a security camera for a head. Oh, that exists? Some creepy European programmers already made it? Huh, that's not surprising. Anyway, we live in a world with robot strippers. The future is now, y'all.  And for only $40,000 a rental. Human strippers are so 2013.  [h/t Fast Company] Image via [...] »

- Liam Mathews

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Revisiting Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

27 January 2014 2:55 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Simon Brew 28 Jan 2014 - 05:53

Simon takes another look at arguably the most brutal blockbuster movie of the 1980s: Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom...

This feature contains spoilers for Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

One of the pleasures I've found of being a parent is being able to introduce my offspring to some of the classic films of my own youth. My now ten-year old son worked his way through the Back To The Future trilogy last year, loving them all (with a special soft spot for the third), and for every modern release he watches, I try and introduce him to something a little older.

For some time, he's been asking about Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom. I showed him, to his delight, Raiders Of The Lost Ark last year, and he's been keen to see more of Indy's adventures. But I »

- sarahd

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