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The Extra Stuff: 'Tron' Trivia and Quotes

14 December 2010 4:16 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

If you're "Tron" geeks like we are and you're all atwitter about the upcoming "Tron: Legacy," here's a list of fascinating facts and choice movie lines from the groundbreaking 1982 Disney original, "Tron." Zoom through it.

Tron Trivia and Movie QuotesFrom Pong to "Tron"

"Tron" is the silver screen convergence of video games, computer-generated visuals, backlit animation and live-action footage conceived by animator Steven Lisberger in 1976. "That [Magi/Synthavision] reel of computer-generated imagery impressed me terrifically with the computer's capabilities. »

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50 Upcoming Book-to-Movie Adaptations

23 November 2010 2:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Books: They’re just like movies, only without CGI. 

So it’s no wonder that over the past century, Hollywood has consistently turned to books to provide the basis for some of its best works. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” for instance, was based on a book, while “Gigli” wasn’t.  See how that works? 

With that in mind, then, we decided to put together a sneak peak of all the coolest books currently being turned into major motion pictures (like “The Help,” left). Because these days, the best library you can go to is your local Cineplex. 

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Attached: Georgie Henley, Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Liam Neeson

Status: The third book from the classic C. S. Lewis series to make it to the big screen, “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” has flown a bit under the radar thanks to the media »

- Scott Harris

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Skyline Review

15 November 2010 12:04 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Skyline Directed by: Colin and Greg Strause Written by: Joshua Cordes, Liam O'Donnell Starring: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Brittany Daniel, Scottie Thompson, David Zayas Skyline isn’t quite the penthouse – it’s more like a second floor walk-up. Its lumpy story arc, profusion of vanishing plot elements, and inadvertent humor (second hand smoke) are easy targets for reviewers who only live to snark. So, spoiler alert - no snark in this review (well, maybe just a little). But in spite of these haute cinematique defects, in Skyline, The Brothers Strause (as they would like to be known) earnestly strive to give you an authentic alien invasion experience. Unfortunately, they need human characters to propel the story and engage our emotion. That’s where they come up a little short but, I suspect, not short enough to ruin a nicely detailed alien onslaught for Sf fans. With an excellent SFX resume (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, »

- Curt

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Is Robert Downey Jr. Losing 'Gravity'?

25 October 2010 2:22 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

It's been a rough year for "Gravity." Everything started out so promising with the casting of Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr.. The movie was expected to film over the summer, but then things turned south when Jolie dropped the project in August and the film clamored for a female lead. Finally, earlier this month, Sandra Bullock became attached to the female lead, but now Deadline is reporting that Rdj may have to leave "Gravity" as well due to scheduling conflicts.

Right now we're still at "rumor" stage, and Deadline emphasized that Warner Bros. executives are denying Downey's departure. Still, considering he planned on filming "Gravity" over the summer, is now getting his sleuth on filming "Sherlock Holmes 2" and is attached to a number of other project's including Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful," his busy movie schedule sounds like it could cause some major conflicts. It »

- Terri Schwartz

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M. Night Shyamalan Heading for One Thousand A.E.

21 October 2010 3:00 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Leaping fresh faced from another critical hammering M. Night Shyamalan continues undaunted to his next project, which we’ve heard will be a sci-fi project called One Thousand A.E.

And there’s even better news – the film is being set up with Will Smith’s production company with Jaden Smith lined up for a leading role. Smith’s last foray into sci-fi was the woeful remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still but the recently released Karate Kid showed he was capable of better things and Shyamalan did wonders with Hayley Joel Osment back in the days of The Sixth Sense so my optimistic side is warming to this news.

THR reported the story, and though no actual plot details are forthcoming (even the A.E. isn’t explained – Bleeding Cool quite rightly suggested After Earth, but it could as easily be Alter Ego, who knows?). One man »

- Jon Lyus

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The science fiction and fantasy 25: the full list

21 October 2010 4:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Just the list, no snazzy extras? You've come to the right place

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey

2) Metropolis

3) Blade Runner

4) Alien

5) The Wizard of Oz

6) Solaris

7) Et: The Extra-Terrestrial

8) Spirited Away

9) Star Wars

10) King Kong

11) Close Encounters of the Third Kind

12) The Terminator/Terminator 2: Judgment Day

13) The Matrix

14) Alphaville

15) Back to the Future

16) Planet of the Apes

17) Brazil

18) The Lord of the Rings trilogy

19) Dark Star

20) The Day the Earth Stood Still

21) Edward Scissorhands

22) Akira

23) The Princess Bride

24) Pan's Labyrinth

25) Starship Troopers

Science fiction and fantasy

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Shyamalan to Take Smith to One Thousand A.E.

21 October 2010 3:17 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The first details for M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, One Thousand A.E., have arrived tonight, and we're really pulling for the guy to get things back on track. It's saddening to see someone who was once so revered be so maligned.

We have to say, though, his latest project doesn't exactly sound very much like the horror fan's cup of tea, but here it is anyway. According to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision Blog M. Night Shyamalan's next project will be the super secretive sci-fi flick that goes by the name of One Thousand A.E.. While details are scarce at the moment, we do know that the flick is being developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith (pictured right; The Karate Kid, The Day the Earth Stood Still).

We'll keep an eye on things to see if it is indeed Dread worthy so keep it here »

- Uncle Creepy

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Future of robots revealed in Rise of the Machines

12 October 2010 11:52 PM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Sci-fi yields many visions of helpful and friendly robots - as well as dangerous and destructive ones.

We have Gort in The Day The Earth Stood Still, Robby in The Forbidden Planet, the various mechanical creations in Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow, the futuristic servants in I, Robot and the killing machines of Terminator.

And who can forget Twiki and his pudding-bowl hairdo in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Doctor Who's K9, Star Wars droids R2-D2 and C-3P0 and the more recent Wall-e? Their designs were as varied as their functions and purposes.

But what about the real world? Will robots have an important role as future human assistants? Can we teach them to be social beings? What uses could they be put to in human society?

You can get the answers to those questions and more at a forthcoming event called Rise of the Machines. »

- David Bentley

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Forbidden Planet revisited

3 October 2010 9:39 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Forbidden Planet makes its Blu-ray debut, we salute this classic of 50s sci-fi cinema…

The 50s was a golden age for big screen sci-fi. The decade saw the appearance of a succession of genre classics, including Destination Moon, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Thing From Another World, The War Of The Worlds and This Island Earth.

The period's movies reflected America's fascination with the possibilities of future technology, and also a creeping sense of paranoia about the subversive potential of Communism, reflected in spectacular ‘Reds under the bed' films such as Invaders From Mars (1953) and Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1956), in which an insidious alien menace stripped mankind of its individuality.

Of all those 50s classics, one film stands among them all as a true 50s sci-fi icon. Released in 1956, director Fred M. Wilcox's Forbidden Planet was the most expensive and ambitious genre film to appear »

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[DVD Review] Invasion of the Body Snatchers

22 September 2010 8:10 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

The original 1956 Invasion of the Body Snatchers is as pure a manifestation of 1950s Cold War dread as we currently have (short of anything that has yet to be declassified), surpassing compatriots such as The Thing From Another World and The Day The Earth Stood Still in its ability to convey the nervous tension that holds together an environment in which anyone and everyone might be an enemy combatant. But the true horror of Jack Finney’s The Body Snatchers (on which this and all other adaptations have been based) lays not in any particular political subtext, but in its tacit revealing of the fragile treaties that people make with each other to keep their lives in order, and just how easily those can be broken. Perhaps because it was released in one of the most apolitical national moods in recent memory (the Carter administration), the 1978 remake understands this in »

- Anders Nelson

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Super 8: Set Pictures and More Cast Announced

21 September 2010 10:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Just yesterday we told you that Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Elle Fanning (Vivaldi, Somewhere) had been cast in the J.J. Abrams‘ top-secret science fiction collaboration with Steven Spielberg, entitled Super 8.

Now, THR reports that Abrams has fleshed out the rest of his main cast with the likes of Ron Eldard (Freedomland), Noah Emmerich (Beautiful Girls), Gabriel Basso (The Big C), Zach Mills (Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium), as well as relative unknowns Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths and Ryan Lee.

Super 8 started filming yesterday in Weirton, West Virginia and AICN got their hands on some pictures of the West Virginia town, after it’s transformation into 1979 Lillian, Ohio. Check them out below!

[Click Images To Blow Sh!t Up]

Super 8 is slated to hit theaters in 2011. »

- Jason Moore

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Jj Abrams and Steven Spielberg unveil cast for mysterious Super 8

21 September 2010 9:47 AM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

The Cast has been announced for top-secret thriller Super 8, written and directed by Jj Abrams (Star Trek, Lost) and produced by Steven Spielberg.

With filming starting in West Virginia yesterday, RiskyBusiness reports that Kyle Chandler (pictured above; Friday Night Lights, Mulholland Falls, King Kong, The Day The Earth Stood Still) and Elle Fanning (pictured right; Reservation Road, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button; younger sister of Dakota Fanning) are playing the leads in the project.

The cast also includes Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills.

A teaser trailer for the film, released in May before shooting had begun, depicted a horrifying train crash and something breaking out of a wrecked carriage. It had the desired effect of generating feverish hype among fanboys and you can check it out below.

The film is said to centre on "everyday people whose personal »

- David Bentley

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J.J. Abrams casts 'Super 8'

20 September 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning are taking the leads in J.J. Abrams' mysterious new film "Super 8," which began shooting in West Virginia on Monday, Paramount announced.

Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso, Joel Courtney, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee and Zach Mills round out the main cast. Abrams wrote the screenplay, about which very little is known, and he is producing along with his Bad Robot partner Bryan Burk and Steven Spielberg.

Amblin Entertainment is producing with Bad Robot. Paramount plans a summer 2011 release.

Repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Chandler has starred on NBC's "Friday Night Lights" for four seasons. On the film side, he has recently appeared in "King Kong," "The Kingdom" and "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

Fanning, who is repped by the Osbrink Talent Agency and One Talent Management, stars in "Somewhere," Sofia Coppola's new film that just won the 2010 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Award. »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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'Super 8' Can't Remain Secret Forever

20 September 2010 10:32 AM, PDT | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

No matter how hard J.J. Abrams tries, he can't keep every detail of Super 8 a secret forever.  The alleged creature feature has revealed little more than a vague teaser trailer and a release date: Summer 2011.  But a couple little tidbits leaked this morning.  Hit the jump for more. NYMag.com is reporting exclusively that two leading roles have been awarded to Kyle Chandler (The Day the Earth Stood Still, Friday Night Lights) and Elle Fanning (Benjamin Buttons and sister of Dakota.  Over at Ain't It Cool News, readers in West Virginia are starting to write in with casting notices and photos (see above) that would indicate Super 8 would be filming there.  More photos at aintitcool.com »

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Keanu to return for Bill & Ted 3? Woah.

20 September 2010 9:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

We reported here that as well as remaking 80s horror The Gate in 3D, Alex Winter was kicking around some ideas for another Bill & Ted film and now Keanu Reeves has gone on record as saying that he might be interested in revisiting the role.

Speaking to MTV (via Digital Spy), he reportedly said (when asked whether he would be in favour of returning to the franchise):-

“I’m trying, I’m trying. We’re trying. Alex and I are still friends and we’re talking, and we’re talking to Chris and Ed.

They’re going to try and see if they can write something. To me, I’d love to play the role. I’d love to work with Alex and Chris and Ed again.

We’ll see what they do. If it’s a film that can stand up on its own … and I’m meeting people now, »

- Dave Roper

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Super 8: Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning Join The Cast Of Abrams’ Sci-Fi Project

20 September 2010 6:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights, The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Elle Fanning (Vivaldi, Somewhere) have reportedly been cast in the J.J. Abrams‘ top-secret science fiction collaboration with Steven Spielberg, entitled Super 8. Chandler and Fanning are the first actors to join the cast, and their roles have not yet been confirmed.

The movie, reportedly about three siblings who discover footage of an alien in some Super 8 footage that they have shot. is expected to begin filming before the end of September in Weirton, West Virginia.

Teaser Trailer: Super 8

Super 8 is slated to hit theaters in 2011.

[Source] NYMag »

- Jason Moore

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Keanu Reeves Exclusive Interview Henry’S Crime

20 September 2010 12:26 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I was able to land an exclusive interview with Keanu Reeves for his movie Henry’s Crime.  Premiering at the festival, Henry’s Crime stars Reeves, James Caan, and Vera Farmiga.  The film was directed by Malcolm Venville and it’s about an aimless guy who ends up serving time for a bank robbery he didn’t commit. After he gets out, he decides to rob the bank for real.  Things get complicated when he falls for a girl.

While you normally associate Reeves with big budget Hollywood blockbusters, you might be surprised to learn Henry’s Crime is a true indie as they don’t yet have distribution and Reeves was instrumental in getting the film made.

During the interview, Reeves talked about why he wanted to make Henry’s Crime, casting, acting techniques, upcoming projects, and a lot more.  If »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Elle Fanning & Kyle Chandler Join Super 8 Movie

20 September 2010 12:11 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Jj Abrams sci-fi thriller Super 8, reports say. Chandler, who starred in The Kingdom and The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Fanning, whose made her name in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, are the first names to appear in a project shrouded in secrecy. Star Trek director Abrams returns to the sci-fi fray with his story - echoing Cloverfield (which he produced) - about aliens escaping Us government control to wreak havoc across the country. »

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Elle Fanning & Kyle Chandler Join Super 8 Movie

20 September 2010 12:11 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Kyle Chandler and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Jj Abrams sci-fi thriller Super 8, reports say. Chandler, who starred in The Kingdom and The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Fanning, whose made her name in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, are the first names to appear in a project shrouded in secrecy. Star Trek director Abrams returns to the sci-fi fray with his story - echoing Cloverfield (which he produced) - about aliens escaping Us government control to wreak havoc across the country. »

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Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning Cast in ‘Super 8′

17 September 2010 6:09 PM, PDT | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

Friday Night Lights” coach Kyle Chandler and 12-year-old actress Ellen Fanning have reportedly joined the cast of J.J. Abram’s secretive film Super 8, according to Vulture.

In typical Abrams’ fashion, we know very little about what the movie is about.  Outside of a few seemingly unrelated viral marketing reveals, we unfortunately only know what was shown in the roughly two minute teaser trailer of a mysterious train derailing that contains an unseen menace.  There have been unconfirmed rumors that the story centers on three young children who discover alien footage on a Super 8 reel.

However, Abrams has confirmed it’s an homage to Steven Spielberg’s earlier work, such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. Spielberg is producing and releasing the movie under his rarely-used Amblin Entertainment banner.

Chandler was nominated for an Emmy this year for his outstanding performance as Coach Taylor on the NBC series. »

- Jeff Leins

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