Quotes are the currency by which we pay respect to our favorite movies. If you can spout off a one-liner from a movie, odds are it has a special place in your heart, and that belief drives an awesome looking new art show in Los Angeles this weekend.
Back when Aliens was the number one movie in America, Sigourney Weaver took to Saturday Night Live for their 12th season opener, and took part in an Aliens spoof. The skit is... sort of interesting, but the joke on Ripley randomly removing her jumpsuit for no reason is pretty classic.
There are few films out there that have had as much an impact on the movie-going public as E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. On Wednesday, Melissa Mathison, who authored the screenplay passed away at the age of 65 due to complications from cancer.
Science fiction has rocked cinemas for a century, and the genre has produced many undisputed classics during that time. But which movies are essential viewing for anyone interested in the genre? We broke down the 50 must-watch science fiction films.
Second-year students at the Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark, were asked to make a 30-second trailer based loosely on E.T.: The Extraterrestrial. Their response: take several of the heartwarming film's core images, such as the boy framed against the moon and E.T.'s glowing finger, and twist them into the…
After this emotional audition scene for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg knew he had found his Elliott. It's easy to see why; young Henry Thomas evokes his child's passion and frustration on command, and you could almost believe that he and E.T. truly were friends.
It's the 30th anniversary of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the groundbreaking "boy and his alien" movie. And a brand new book illuminates everything about the making of the film. We pored over E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial: from Concept to Classic, and while we were admiring the gorgeous art and behind-the-scenes photos,…
Movie sequels can be tricky things. Sometimes, movie number two is better than the original, but sequels can threaten to undermine the self-contained perfection of the first film. That's ultimately why we never saw a sequel to E.T.: The Extraterrestrial, although that doesn't mean Steven Spielberg never thought about…
It's that time of year when you wind up watching a lot of DVDs with your loved ones. And you rediscover the grand art of compromise. It's hard to find movies that everybody wants to watch — especially if you want to watch something science fictional.
This has been a big year for Steven Spielberg — he's launched two TV shows, including last night's Terra Nova, and produced countless movies. The Spielberg tribute Super-8 was a surprise hit, and it's become fashionable for other film-makers to claim they're paying tribute to early Spielberg. Still ahead this year:…
It's been almost 30 years since E.T. and his uncomfortably shaped finger ruled movie screens. But Paul, opening this weekend Stateside, is full of little E.T. jokes, most of them featured in the film's trailer.
If you're making a movie about kids meeting an alien, it's probably semi-compulsory to include a flying-bicycle scene, as an E.T. shout-out. But nowadays, you can make the effects look way cooler. Right? Right Or... not. Witness this hideous example.
In many of the science fictional futures that we know and love, racism, sexism, and homophobia are often scrubbed out of existence. Here's why science fiction is in favor of allowing people to marry whoever they want.
No question: 1982 must be the best year in science fiction history. These 365 days gave birth to Blade Runner, Star Trek II, ET, Tron and The Thing, to name just a few.
Offered almost without comment: Even gravelly-voiced aliens abandoned on Earth know that you shouldn't drink and drive, if this odd example of movie marketing is anything to go by. Still, who thought this was a good idea? [Via]
With Speed Racer coming out this evening, it's a time to remember cool kid-friendly scifi of the past — like The Incredibles and the Power Puff Girls. But it's also time to excoriate hideous kids' scifi of the past, just to remind ourselves what to avoid when we go looking for flicks to share with our small pals who…
Must-see movies are futuristic classics that shouldn't be missed. Of course, not every must-see is perfect. That's why we've rated them 1-5 on the patented "crunchy goodness" scale.
Title: E.T. — The Extraterrestrial
Vitals: E.T. is the quintessential "nice alien" movie made by Steven Spielberg, master…