When George Lucas decided to sell his beloved creation to Disney, he handpicked a seasoned producer to run Lucasfilm. Not just any seasoned producer. Kathleen Kennedy has a fabulous track record in Hollywood. As Steven Spielberg’s go-to producer, she has helped turn out some memorable movies over the past three decades. Iconic films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET are just a sampling of what she’s accomplished in her long and successful career. However, her appointment was quickly overshadowed by Lucasfilm deciding to abolish all prior canon content post-Return of the Jedi. Years and years of the continuing heroics of Luke, Han, and Leia were now meant to be accepted as Legends material. It was not the worst move, but a completely surprising one. Fans wondered what would happen next if all the canon stories were obsolete. Kathleen didn’t keep us waiting long.
Frank Hebert's seminal and much-loved opus is finally getting a remake the source material deserves. For those unfamiliar with the classic story imagine Dune as an intergalactic Game of Thrones crossed with Star Wars, where young Paul Atreides and his family is targeted by an evil galactic emperor and Paul becomes the leader of the Fremen a group of native rebels where both sides fight over control of the ‘spice’ an element only found on the planet Arrakis. It is an addictive substance that makes space travel possible and remember ‘He who controls the spice controls the universe,’ and it also has giant sandworms.
Star Wars has some of the most well-known and beloved characters to grace pop culture in recent years. Luke, Leia, and Han make up the "golden trio" of the original trilogy and their interactions and character arcs are some of the strongest moments from Episodes 4, 5 and 6. Recently I learned that before there was Luke, creator George Lucas had designed for a female lead. But we all know how it really went; Lucas settled on the drama queen "bratty moisture farm version" (Collura, 2014) of Luke we all know and love. And this meant the introduction of the ever-iconic Princess Leia. But this got me thinking… why the change? Not that I think gender is important here and let's face it, it was the 70s and female action/Sci-Fi leads weren’t an established genre norm. This being challenged at the end of the decade with the creation of Alien (thank God for and Ripley!) So I did some digging into other things I didn’t know about the Skywalker Saga, which lead me to the main question of this article: what would Star Wars have been like if Luke and Leia were swapped at birth?
2019 is gonna be a year filled to the top with great movies. While I fully intend to watch movies such as Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3: Parabellum, another movie that I'm excited to watch has just had a new trailer.
When people think about time travel, robot uprisings, and judgment day, the Terminator films immediately come to mind. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we'll be going back in time to take a look at the history of the Terminator franchise.
Like Homer's Odyssey, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a parable that will live on for generations and unearths many philosophical questions. Released in 1968, director Stanley Kubrick, writer Arthur C. Clarke, and actors Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea brought the sci-fi genre to the general public. Once a fringe genre found in pulp magazines, Kubrick satisfied the dream of fans with a big budget film. Every film fanatic and director of this generation must pay their homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey since it transformed many crucial elements for film making. Despite directors who made their own sci-fi inspired by 2001, they have still yet to surpass their master. Its innovative filming techniques along with its cultural significance, nearly 50 years later, define its lasting legacy. Those are among the reasons why 2001: A Space Odyssey is the best sci-fi movie ever made.
Most movie genres have seen their fair share of bad movies. From poorly acted dramas to romantic comedies that really don't elicit a chuckle, every genre has some painfully bad eggs in a movie lineup.
SummaryThe film follows a high school senior, Alex Lainey, who has an encounter with mysterious lights that appear over her small town. She soon develops dangerous, supernatural abilities and turns to her childhood friend Sean Terrel. The authorities target them and a chase ensues as officials try to discover the truth behind Alex's transformation.
Science fiction is all about the strange, the exotic, and the question of, "what if?" It's a genre of fiction that really allows us to explore all the different possibilities in every facet of human life—and that, fortunately or unfortunately, also includes sex.
I've been a fan of the original Predator movie for a long time. I thought it was clever, fun, and exciting. I was also a little kid when I first saw that movie. I recently re-watched the original movie and realized that there are a few things that didn't translate well into 2018 but overall, I still had a great time watching it. I'm tempted to re-watch Predator 2 because I know I enjoyed Predators which came out a few years ago. Now the latest predator movie comes out. It's called The Predator. I don't know why they have to have such a weird naming convention for these movies but they went and did it anyway. I didn't know what to expect when I saw the newly released The Predator. The trailers made it seem like an all out action movie.
The first thing people want to know about The Predator is is it a good movie? And the short answer is no... however, there are mitigating circumstances.
It’s always surprising to find romance in a futuristic setting as the sci-fi rom-com is a seemingly niche subgenre yet they can provide much of the fantasy that makes the traditional rom-com successful and Her does exactly that with an intriguing premise that would otherwise be dealt with cynicism about the doomed nature of the human race. Instead the film looks at how technology connects us and looks at how eventually we will have profound connections with technology itself as the film focuses on the relationship between Theodore and his operating system Samantha. What could look both pathetic and creepy turns out to be an empathetic story of a lonely soulful finding a shared connection with a woman just finding herself in the world. Samantha rather than being the soulless operator like Siri or Alexa is actually a conscious entity with an endlessly expanding mind and she finds herself developing an otherwise normal relationship with Theodore. What is genuinely surprising about the film is as well is how it portrays its setting as wholly accepting of their relationship and even though there is conflict with Theodore’s ex-wife about his new relationship, every one of Theodore’s friends is happy he has connected with someone. Samantha and Theodore are nonetheless ordinary yet conflicted people as they constantly have intimate and revealing conversations and have fun out in the town like any other rom-com couple but their relationship is not uncomplicated with Samantha constantly undergoing dramatic changes as she has literally only just become a conscious, artificially intelligent being. Then there is the simple fact that she does not carry an actual physical presence other than being a small electronic device.