The second week of January in 1987 was perhaps one of the most formative weeks of fandom in my entire life. It was the opening weekend of Star Tours at Disneyland. Star Tours is closing and a new 3D version of the ride will be opening in 2011.
It's disappointing that Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel isn't a better movie. Not that it's a bad one. But, were cable standards a little less skittish, it would fit right in on the Biography channel.
Science fiction movies are like that food you don't eat much but sometimes find yourself in the mood for. Dated as some of these titles are, they're still great fun for those partial to the genre, or game to get acquainted with it.
Avatar should win best picture because such a victory would underscore the vital need for our powerfully self-centered political culture to appreciate other states', cultures', and societies', points of view..
If you had a scene that explained away a massive plot hole, wouldn't you keep it in the final film? Stephen Norrington felt otherwise, leaving this breakthrough Marvel-adaptation Blade with a major storytelling gap.