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Watch: Lionel Richie's "Hello" Covered By Your Favorite Movie Characters

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  • January 16, 2012 4:16 PM
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What do the films "Back to the Future," "Avatar," "Inception," "Taxi Driver," "Total Recall," "The Matrix," "Being John Malkovich" and "E.T." have in common?
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"Prometheus" is the New "Inception" - Parody Trailer-wise

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  • January 16, 2012 1:06 PM
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Last week we saw a mash-up video combining the trailer of Ridley Scott's upcoming sci-fi tentpole "Prometheus," specifically its music and structure, with scenes from the Pixar classic "Wall-E." We can now officially consider the "Prometheus" parody trailer a meme, as I've now seen two other videos that repurpose old movies for videos using the style of the promos for the new "Alien" prequel. In fact, "Alien" has already been redone with a "Prometheus" parody of its own, one that adds a bit of premature criticism at the end with a spoof of the original film's tagline. The third parody I've come across is for "Spaceballs," which is rather simple. We wonder if only films set in space can qualify?

Mash-Up: "Wall-E" Plus "Prometheus" Equals "Wall-ETHEUS"

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  • January 11, 2012 4:42 PM
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It's been awhile since we've seen a repurposed trailer this good, but leave it to Brad Hansen, aka YouTube's moviemaestroten, for bringing us another terrific mash-up. The editor behind "The Lion King Rises" has taken the score and the style of the trailer for Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel, "Prometheus" and crossed it with footage from Pixar's "Wall-E." The result is a classic genre-changing remix titled "Wall-ETHEUS" which now makes a beloved animated film look like a dark sci-fi/horror epic.

Watch Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" on its 85th Anniversary

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  • January 10, 2012 2:17 PM
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On January 10, 1927, Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" premiered in Berlin at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo. The silent sci-fi masterpiece was met with mixed reviews at the time but would go on to be one of the most revered and influencial movies of all time, though not in the form that was shown 85 years ago today.

10 Great Films Set in New Mexico - For the State's Centennial

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  • January 7, 2012 5:57 PM
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Happy belated birthday to New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, which celebrated its 100th anniversary as a state this week. One century ago, on January 6, 1912, the New Mexico Territory was admitted to the union by Congress. And throughout its existence the state has been a major part of cinema and TV history. Actually, films have been shot there since the 19th century, as you'll see below, and Selig Polyscope Company had an early studio in Las Vegas, NM, through the 1910s, mainly for producing Westerns starring Tom Mix. In 1912 alone, Mack Sennett, D.W. Griffith and Thomas Ince shot shorts there. And in the 21st century the state's link to filmmaking has increased tremendously.

Anticipating Originality? A List of 100 Awaited Films Coming in 2012

  • By Christopher Campbell
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  • January 3, 2012 1:24 PM
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Yesterday I posted a Conversation piece at Movies.com rounding up quotes from around the web on some of this year's most anticipated movies. I also shared some results I received through a poll I conducted on Twitter. The conclusion I've made about the coming year is that it promises a lot of great but unoriginal works, whether they're exciting new installments to a successful franchise or adaptations of popular novels.

On DVD: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night" and More

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  • December 13, 2011 12:41 PM
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Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out on DVD/Blu-ray today. Titles include "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night," "Monica & David," "Worst in Show," and "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975."  

10 Impossible Gift Ideas Based on Recent Movies

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  • December 7, 2011 5:36 PM
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From flame-throwing muscle cars to waffle-making robots to the hammer of Thor. Not even Santa Claus can make this wish list come true.

On DVD: "Cowboys & Aliens"; "The Hangover Part II"; "Bobby Fischer Against the World"; "The Staircase"

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  • December 6, 2011 1:02 PM
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Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out now on DVD/Blu-ray today:

Oscars for Animals? Rise of the Uggie the Dog and Andy Serkis Campaigns

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  • December 1, 2011 9:45 AM
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Continuing both my story on the great animal characters of 2011 and my story from August on Andy Serkis's Academy Award chances/worthiness, yesterday I wrote a Conversation roundup piece about the growing fan-based campaign for Uggie, the dog from "The Artist," and Fox's official push for Serkis for Best Supporting Actor for playing Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

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