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ALL-TIME 100 Movies - TIME

You like us, you really like us. You also hate us. Anyway, you click on us, which is the surest way a website has of measuring interest in its content. The All-TIME 100 Movies feature—compiled by Richard Schickel and me, and handsomely packaged by Josh Macht, Mark Coatney and all the smart folks at TIME.com—attracted a record-busting 7.8 million page views in its first week, including 3.5 million on May 23rd, its opening daym, in time for Father’s Day. The idea was to assemble 100 estimable films since TIME began, with the March 3, 1923 issue. Not so simple, in fact, for we faced a couple of complications. Why do the list? LISTOMANIA I feel one of my grand gender generalizations coming on, and I can’t resist it, so here goes. As a kid I would study the major league batting averages in the Sunday paper more assiduously than any school subject, and I kept box scores of the games our neighborhood team played. As with baseball, so with favorite movies, TV shows, comics. Schickel’s Cuts Related:  7ème art - Films

Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions. Ranking the List 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45.

Babylon A.D. Babylon A.D. is a 2008 French American science fiction action film based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec. The film was directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and stars Vin Diesel. It was released on 29 August 2008 in the United States. Plot[edit] In 2058, a mercenary named Toorop (Vin Diesel) accepts a contract from a Russian mobster, Gorsky (Gérard Depardieu), who instructs him to bring a young woman known only as Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. The towns and cities of Russia have been turned into dangerous, overpopulated slums by war and terrorist activity, forcing Toorop, Aurora, and Rebeka to face dangers of the human element, while fleeing from an unknown group of mercenaries claiming to have been sent by Aurora's supposedly dead father. Later, they board a submarine that carries refugees to Canada. Sister Rebeka explains to Toorop that Aurora could speak nineteen different languages by the age of two, and always seems to know things she has never learned.

Gandhi (film) Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's rule of the country during the 20th century. Gandhi was a collaboration of British and Indian production companies[3] and was written by John Briley and produced and directed by Richard Attenborough. It stars Ben Kingsley in the titular role. The film covers Gandhi's life from a defining moment in 1893, as he is thrown off a South African train for being in a whites-only compartment, and concludes with his assassination and funeral in 1948. Although a practising Hindu, Gandhi's embracing of other faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, is also depicted. Gandhi was released in India on 30 November 1982, in the United Kingdom on 3 December 1982, and in the United States on 6 December 1982. The early life of Gandhi is not depicted in the film. 55th Academy Awards

Blade Runner Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019, in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega-corporations" around the world. Blade Runner initially polarized critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives. Plot[edit] Deckard begins his investigation at the Tyrell Corporation to ensure that the test works on Nexus-6 models. Themes[edit] Casting[edit]

SimplyScripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays Starship Troopers (film) Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at Outpost Nine,[2] but eventually licensing the name Starship Troopers, from a science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein. It is the only theatrically released film in the Starship Troopers franchise. The film had a budget estimated around $105 million and grossed over $121 million worldwide. Starship Troopers was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. In 2012, Slant Magazine ranked the film #20 on its list of the 100 Best Films of the 1990s.[4] At Mobile Infantry training, brutal Career Sergeant Zim leads the recruits. The first strike on Klendathu is a disaster, with heavy casualties. As Rico's Roughnecks join the mission, the Fleet encounters fire from the Bugs and Carmen's ship is destroyed. Starship Troopers polarized audiences and critics alike.

Pay it forward Pay it forward is an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight.[1] "Pay it forward" is implemented in contract law of loans in the concept of third party beneficiaries. Specifically, the creditor offers the debtor the option of paying the debt forward by lending it to a third person instead of paying it back to the original creditor. History[edit] Pay it forward was used as a key plot element in the denouement of a New Comedy play by Menander, Dyskolos (a title which can be translated as "The Grouch"). The concept was rediscovered and described by Benjamin Franklin, in a letter to Benjamin Webb dated April 25, 1784: I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you. In 1916, Lily Hardy Hammond wrote, "You don't pay love back; you pay it forward Robert Heinlein's contribution[edit]

Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade. Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Conceived and designed by Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof and directed by Luke Scott. Sir Peter Weyland was born in Mumbai, India at the turn of the Millennium. In less than a decade, Weyland Corporation became a worldwide leader in emerging technologies and launched the first privatized industrial mission to leave the planet Earth.

A “Close Reading” of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” | West Coast Odysseus Preamble* A few weeks ago and for the first time I watched Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 movie 2001: A Space Odyssey in segments on Youtube. It made such a powerful impression on me that I immediately bought the DVD. I also found the Wikipedia webpage on the movie; I skipped the plot summary, but wanted to read about the reception of the movie, and was pleased to see that it was considered the best movie of all time by one critical journal, and usually places in the “top ten” lists of others. I have not yet watched the special features on my disk, nor have I done any research at all on the movie apart from what I mentioned above. The reason I mention this is because it is possible that my review of this somewhat difficult movie may be tainted by incorrect interpretation, though I’m fairly confident about what follows. The beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey is a lengthy one, with scary organ music playing for about three minutes; the entire screen is dark during this time. The Dawn of Man Dr.

Movie Trailers Subscribe to SUPERCOMICFUNTIME: to TRAILERS: us on FACEBOOK: us on TWITTER: Evans & Mark Ruffalo 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Exclusive Interview: Comic-Con (2014) HD The Top Comic-Con 2014 Videos: All SDCC 2014 Videos: Chris Evans & Mark Ruffalo stop by at San Diego Comic Con, to discuss their new film 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron', goofing off on set, and James Spader as a villain. Comic-Con 2014: where nerds come together. “san diego comic con” “comic con” SDCC 2014 cosplay celebrity interview “video games” arcade “comic con girls” footage panel tech movieclips supercomicfuntime “hero central” fandango superhero geek nerd fan fandom "chris evans" "mark ruffalo" "avengers age of ultron" etimmons Show less Avatar (Movie) is Hindu mythology Avatar: James Cameron’s world famous movie. Concept is totally Hindu mythology and presented in modern understanding science, in a practically possible way. “Avatar” word is in Sanskrit language and its meaning in English is Reincarnation. I was so impressed about Avatar movie for its technology, story concept, name of places, size of the tree, physic of the humanoids, animation technique, herbs and shrubs of the land, food and liquid they intake. I was continuously thinking how such a great imagination might have come to director’s mind. As I am basically research professional, if anything new comes to my mind, I will try to search its roots. I searched some of ancient Hindu texts, and then I found that inspiration for this is, Brahmand Puran (BP) and Vishnu Puran (VP) about 10 reincarnation of Hindu god (Vishnu). With this mainly I classified two divisions in the movie; one is hardware and another is software. Hardware is place or planet and software is story concept. Comparison: - 1

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