Stanley Kubrick’s score for 2001: A Space Odyssey possesses some of the greatest classical works ever written, and with it his legendary direction are matched with some of the greatest visuals ever produced. The merging of the sounds by Strauss and Khachaturian with visual effects, which during the film’s release of 1968 were groundbreaking, have been imitated and spoofed ever since. You know all… Continue reading Listen to Parts of the Rare Original Score for Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'
Earth to Echo is a PG-rated live action-adventure movie starring kids, about kids and made for kids. Pause for a second and consider that. Consider how rare that is.
In most ways, Earth to Echo is very much a modern movie. It’s full of CGI. It’s a nostalgic riff on already beloved ideas. It’s “found footage.” But at its core, it represents a kind… Continue reading 'Earth to Echo' Makes Us Wonder Where Are The Other Original Kid-Friendly Adventure Movies?
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'