Listen, we love/hate nothing more than wasting an entire weekend hiding from all of our friends and re-watching 'Bones' on Netflix, and we're grateful to not have to wait for USA to do another 'SVU' marathon, but there are just some things Netflix Instant can't replace.
It's been 25 years since the premiere of 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' a love song to American studio animation that used groundbreaking techniques to put cartoon characters in the real world.
When audiences show up to see Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges police the ghost world in 'R.I.P.D.' this weekend, you can all-but-guarantee that 99% of them will be completely unfamiliar with the movie's origin. After all, did you know that the movie is based on a comic book? Don't worry. We won't hold it against you.
There are bad movies that come and go with barely a notice. And then there are the giant, colossal wastes of celluloid that made millions of dollars worldwide despite the fact that absolutely no one you know went to see them.
Sad to say, we live in a world where people would rather see a movie starring Tom Cruise than Tom Mapother IV. Or Michael Caine than Maurice Micklewhite. We know -- we don't understand it either.
Movie studios love successful franchises because they ensure a steady stream of box office bank. But for every hot property like Batman, Iron Man, or 'Star Trek,' there are many that never take off. Consider Disney's 'The Lone Ranger,' for example. Tepid reviews and weak earnings mean it will likely never spawn sequels. Instead, it seems destined to go down in history as a poorly-received $225 million one-off flick.
While some fans hit Comic-Con to stand in line for hours to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars or comic book creators, we prefer getting something tangible to make up for our achey legs. That's why we have no qualms about lining up to score some of the awesome exclusive toys at the con.
When Tom Hanks is in a movie, it's hard to imagine anyone else portraying his character. Such is the case for his Oscar-nominated performance as Chuck Noland, the stranded FedEx employee in 'Cast Away.'
Maria in 'Metropolis.' The Iron Giant. Wall-E. Gort in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.' R2-D2 in 'Star Wars.' The Terminator. Movie history is filled with incredible and iconic artificial beings, robots who have both chilled our bones and warmed our hearts.