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The endlessly quotable Pulp Fiction wouldn’t be the same without Samuel L. Jackson’s Ezekiel speech, which has consistently been voted as one of the best movie speeches of all time.

The altered biblical passage, taken largely from Ezekiel 25:17, is recited several times in the film. Scholars and critics have debated its usage and meaning since the movie’s 1994 release. Tarantino was inspired to… Continue reading See Samuel L. Jackson Recite His 'Pulp Fiction' Speech From Memory, Plus: The Original Movie the Quote Comes From

Earlier this week, a photo of the Millenium Falcon being built for Star Wars: Episode VII was leaked onto the Web. This morning, J.J. Abrams sent out his own shot from the set, which cheekily confirmed that Han Solo’s ship would be making an appearance. The director won with the true geeks, of course, because his photo involved a more obscure element from the… Continue reading What Elements from the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Need to Be in 'Episode VII'?

We’ve seen a lot of fan-made Star Wars videos in our time, but this one has got to win an award for being–we want to say ambitious, but really it’s just kind of insane. In the following 43-minute video, Tom Murphy VII took all the English words spoken in the first Star Wars movie, then sorted them alphabetically and counted how many times each… Continue reading Trivia: The Word "Lightsaber" Is Only Used Once in the Original 'Star Wars'

For a few years now it’s seemed like Hollywood has had a bit of a sci-fi resurgence. And we have absolutely no complaints about that. If it means we get movies like District 9, Inception and Avatar, we’ll gladly put up with the few After Earth and John Carters (both of which aren’t even that terrible) that come along with that. The question is, will… Continue reading 'Jupiter Ascending' Trailer: The Wachowski Siblings' Return to Big, Bold and Original Sci-fi

Filmmakers seem to have countless motivations for taking a trip back to the cinematic well. Whether it’s for the sake of revitalizing a classic movie with a more contemporary cast (such as George Clooney and company stepping in for the Rat Pack in Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven), reverently reminding moviegoers of a cinematic milestone (De Laurentiis’ and Jackson’s respective updates of King Kong) or bringing an influential foreign film into the… Continue reading Infographic: Original vs. Remake -- Which Does Better at the Box Office?