TROPES

In Honor Of ‘Lucy,’ 10 Overused Sci-Fi Tropes That Should Be Jettisoned Into Space

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"Humans only use 10% of their brain capacity?" Puh-lease. Sci-fi, step away from these clichés.

WARNER

Honest Trailers Finally Shines A Yellow Light On ‘Green Lantern’

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Screen Junkies just debuted a much-belated but much-appreciated Honest Trailer for 'Green Lantern'.

#.lol

‘Hard Sci-Fi Movies’ Schools Hollywood On Truly Realistic Sci-Fi Movies

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We've collected the best of Hard Sci-Fi Movies, a dedicated Twitter account which pitches truly realistic versions of sci-fi tropes, subgenres, and films.

#Comics

5 Steps To Make a Zombie Comic Worth Reading

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Zombie comics will not die, so if they must shuffle into the FLCS, let's have them shuffle in with some style.

#TRAILERS

‘Jeff Who Lives at Home’ nails every indie dramedy trailer cliche (with side-by-sides)

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The poster hit the other day, and now there's a full trailer for Jeff Who Lives at Home, a Duplass Brothers comedy (Cyrus, The Puffy Chair) starring Ed Helms and Jason Segel, the two most likable dudes around outside of Paul Rudd and Sam Rockwell.

#Star Trek

RoboCop Is Playing a Star Trek CEO

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We've got to be honest, here: upon reading that Peter Weller was going to play an evil CEO in the next Star Trek movie, our kneejerk reaction was found at right.

POSTERS

Thirteen Movie Poster Cliches (And What They Say About The Movie)

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French blogger <a href="http://christophecourtois.blogspot.com/search/label/affiche">Christophe Courtois</a> put together several telling montages of similar movie posters, and we've got our own ideas about what to expect from a movie fitting into one of these trends.

sonic screwdriver

What If Doctor Who Was In All Action Movies?

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"There's a reason you don't see sonic screwdrivers in action movies.

SNAKES ON A PLANE

Paramount Options “Die Hard On An Alien Ship”

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Paramount has bought the script to a sci-fi action flick from John Heffernan, the guy who penned the Oscar-winning Snakes on a Plane.

#Mashups

Supercut: Count how many times they say “JACK!” and “ROSE!” in Titanic

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You might remember the other day when I <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/05/albert-brooks-talks-screenwriting-pet-peeves-makes-fun-of-titanic" target="_blank">posted a quote</a> from Albert Books telling Adam Carolla about one of his least favorite screenwriting tics -- when characters constantly, unrealistically address each other by name, just so we don't forget their names.

TITANIC

Albert Brooks talks screenwriting pet peeves, makes fun of Titanic

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Legendary comedian and filmmaker (and brother of Super Dave) Albert Brooks was on the <a href="http://www.adamcarolla.com/ACPBlog/2011/05/23/albert-brooks/" target="_blank">Adam Carolla podcast</a> yesterday, and one of the great things about Albert Brooks is that he doesn't spend all his time kissing ass like the rest of these Hollywood phonies.

#Mashups

Cinematic sound cliché supercut: The Wilhelm Scream

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As outlined in this <a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/zz36903195.jpg" target="_blank">informative cartoon</a>, "The Wilhelm Scream" is a stock sound effect first used in 1951 which was later resurrected by Star Wars, and has been used in more than 80 films (semi-obnoxious grammar note: people, stop saying "over" when you mean "more than").

#Supercuts

“GET OUT OF THERE,” the definitive montage

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So I was dangling this dork from <a href="http://www.pajiba.com/guides/get-out-of-there-the-video.php" target="_blank">Pajiba</a> upside-down trying to dislodge his lunch money when out popped this video.

#Mashups

“We’ve got company!”: The definitive montage.

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As we saw previously in the "<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2010/02/the-mirror-scare-a-compilation" target="_blank">Mirror Scare</a>" and "<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/09/no-signal-movie-clips" target="_blank">No Signal</a>" compilations (not to mention "<a href="http://warmingglow.uproxx.com/2009/07/die" target="_blank">I'm not here to make friends</a>"), there's just something gratifying about seeing something you never would've disputed was a  cliché pummeled into submission with excessive examples of said cliché.

#Mashups

THE MIRROR SCARE, A COMPILATION

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<a href="http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2010/02/mirror-scare-a-supercut.html">Fourfour</a> recently put together this video compilation which does for the "mirror scare" in movies what that one <a href="http://fourfour.typepad.com/fourfour/2010/02/mirror-scare-a-supercut.html" target="_blank">No-Signal video</a> did for the.


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