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17 items from 2014


The X Factor 2014: week two as it happened

19 October 2014 12:58 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This week, X Factor introduced its contestants to the 1980s and then eliminated two of them. Heres the whole weekend as it happened, with Stuart Heritage.

8.58pm BST

And that really is it. Four down, twelve to go. So, as we say goodbye to Stephanie and Chloe, let me quickly just thank you for coming along and making me miss the first 15 minutes of Homeland because Ive got to read all your comments now.

The liveblog returns next Saturday, for X Factors Songs From The Movies night, where the contestants are almost guaranteed to sing a selection of songs from plays and TV shows and adverts but not from actual films. If this deluge of gibberish inexplicably isnt enough for you, follow me on Twitter (Im @StuHeritage). If it is, though, then who could possibly blame you? See you next week!

8.56pm BST

In her best bits package, Chloe Jasmine »

- Stuart Heritage

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Grey's Anatomy Recap: Distressed Genes

9 October 2014 6:29 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Somebody must’ve declared Thursday fight night, because almost everybody was ready to put up their (metaphorical) dukes in this week’s Grey’s Anatomy. While Alex and Miranda prepared to wage the Battle of the Board Seat, Owen made the mistake of going all “General Patton” on Callie — in her research lab, no less! — and Mer… Let’s just say that she would have sooner chopped down her family tree than add a branch to it for Maggie. Here’s how “Got to Be Real” shook out…

Twisted Sister | “Your junk’s spectacular,” Mer told Alex upon interrupting his shower. »

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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‘The Art of John Alvin’ Book Review

13 September 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Drew Struzan might be the name you first think of when someone mentions movie poster artist, but few can argue that the work of John Alvin is not a equally iconic. Alvin’s art has be collected in great effort into one tight package in The Art of John Alvin by his wife Andrea Alvin. The high quality coffee table book collects the late artist’s film poster art in their final form and in the earliest stages when he was just starting to figure out the layouts for some of the posters that would go on to be some of the most iconic of all time.

An introduction gives a brief overview of his life and his earliest experiences painting images from the films that made him fall in love with the art, like 1954’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and 1960’s Spartacus. It details his life, marriage, and sudden »

- Max Molinaro

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The Guest movie review: making cheesy 80s sausage

9 September 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

The Soft Pretty English Actor: I’m tired of all these damn television costume drama roles. I never even get to be Mr. Darcy. I’m always lame-o Edward Ferrars or whatevs. Get me something totally badass. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Int. Hospital Ward

The Director and The Screenwriter, connected to life-support equipment, lie in hospital beds. They have Long Beards. The Director blinks, opens his eyes, and stretches his arms.

The Director Dude!

The Screenwriter Nnngghhh. Fi’ moar min’ts.

The Director Dude, wake up. We totally survived that freak accident.

A Nurse walks by.

Nurse Boys, you’ve been in a coma for about 25 years. It’s 2013 now.

The Director and The Screenwriter (simultaneous) Excellent!

The Director Oh my god, dude. We should totally make a movie that’s like all »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Art Of John Alvin review

20 August 2014 6:28 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

One of the greatest poster illustrators ever gets a volume devoted to his work. Here's Ryan's review of the lavish Art Of John Alvin...

In 2008, John Alvin died at the tragically young age of 59, robbing the world of one of its finest poster designers. Although his signatures were often erased from his artwork, Alvin's individual style rang out from every image he produced: his work for movies such as E.T., Blade Runner, Cocoon and Short Circuit displayed a keen eye for colour, space and proportion.

Although technically gifted, it was Alvin's talent for crystalising a film's subject tone in a single, clear image that really set him apart from other illustrators. His best posters often focused on one or two objects suspended against an expanse of sky or stars, such as the alien and child's fingers touching in his poster for E.T., or the silhouette of a boy in Empire Of The Sun. »

- ryanlambie

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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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