January 12, 2011

'Tin Man' Worth a Viewing

The Sci-Fi Channel released the Emmy nominated mini-series 'Tin Man' in 2007 that featured some very creative CGI. An homage to "The Wizard of Oz," when you get to Milltown, you get a very happening Robomayor as well as some botty admissions from some of the townsfolk. Watch the recently released Blu-ray Two-Disc Collector's Edition for the special effects and the outstanding performances of Alan Cumming as the clever Glitch and Kathleen Robertson as the evil Azkadellia.

And while the adults watch the aforementioned videos, kids will dig "Meet the Robinsons," an animated film with boy-genius Louis visiting the future. Look for a robotic spider, hat and Carl the robot, who has a small team of minions.
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December 31, 2010

Must Have: Two Terrible Techno Movies

If you are breaking in the new HDTV you finall bought this year, here are a couple of the worst movies ever made with robots participating. 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians' has a robot named Torg that clearly didn't know Asimov's three laws of robotics as it was instructed to destroy a couple of Earth children.

S1m0ne (aka Simone,) which we thought would be better since Al Pacino was its star, has him as a director who takes a Sim One computer program and fools the entire planet into thinking that she is real.

Via Robot Movies

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December 15, 2010

Toss A Transformer Party

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"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" will be coming out in Real D 3D July 1 and should be a hit, at least to its fans. Throw a Transformer Party with a Party Pack for eight. It comes with plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, tablecloth balloons, ribbon, crepe paper, candles and a centerpiece.

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Add to that a PiƱata and a Bumblebee and Optimus Cake with the 3-piece Topper Set to complete the fiesta.

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December 13, 2010

Tron Legacy to Hit Theaters Friday

Tron Legacy comes out this Friday and we have to admit that the special effects are spiffy. Before you run to see this one, you have to watch the original Tron made in 1982. Those of us who saw it when it came out felt that that was the spiffiest ever, but then a lot of us were heavily medicated.

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October 25, 2010

Spielberg Takes on Robopocalypse

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Dreamworks has announced that Steven Spielberg will begin shooting "Robopocalypse" January 2012. Based on an as yet unpublished Daniel H. Wilson novel, it concerns human survival when the robot apocalypse begins. Wilson previously wrote "How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion" also slated for moviedom with director Steve Pink and actor Jack Black.

Via Dreamworks

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October 19, 2010

'Real Steel' Wraps Filming

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Filming has concluded on "Real Steel," Hugh Jackman's new Sci-Fi movie. The plot concerns a former boxer (Jackman) who has to reinvent himself when 2,000 lb., 8 ft. tall robots take over the sport. He teams with his estranged son to build and train their own oversized Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot. Partially filmed in the thumb of Michigan, their camera helicopter caused temporary chaos last month when it snagged a power line. DreamWorks has planned a 2011 opening.

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October 11, 2010

"Endhiran" International Success

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Preliminary reports indicate that "Endiran" has earned about $21 million overseas so far (mostly from Tamil and Telugu versions,) with $1.5 mill from sales in North America. Another 35 million expected from Indian sales, making it probably the best-selling Bollywood blockbuster to date. Proof positive that if you want a hit these days, adding a couple of robots couldn't hurt. Just ask the BEP.

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October 8, 2010

Must Have: RC Iron Man

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The 5.2 x 12 x 14" RC Iron Man from Hasbro will boldly go into battle with lights and sounds that will scare the evil Ivan Vanko away. If that doesn't work, fire off his four missiles. That'll teach 'em. The metallic dude comes with ammo, targets and batteries to get you going.

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October 4, 2010

"Endhiran" Finally Premieres

India's big budget movie "Endhiran" ("The Robot") finally made it to the big screen this past weekend. The Indian film stars 60 year-old megastar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai and, with a budget of $35 million, has all the glitz, glamour and special effects equal to many Hollywood blockbusters. The official trailer shows bots that look midway between Iron Man and Terminator before the music even kicks in. Still, ya gotta love the pomp and circumstance of a premiere.

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October 1, 2010

Must Have: Droid 2 R2-D2

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Fans at the Star Wars Celebration V event in Orlando got a sneak peak at Verizon Wireless' Star Wars inspired Droid 2 R2-D2. The limited edition smartphone features a 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 and 3.7" display. With a custom media dock, the Motorola phone is priced at $250 after $100 mail-in rebate and with 2 year contract. To download apps and wallpaper, sign up for updates and find out how to get your own, hit the link below.

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