Blastr.com wrote a quick article about 15 of their favorite Science Fiction cameos. A cameo is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts. An actor needs not fill such a role: short appearances by film directors, politicians, athletes, and other celebrities are common. [Wikipedia].
They’re short, they’re sweet, and they usually feature an actor or celebrity as never seen before. With movies like Iron Man (2008), Thor (2011), and most recently X-Men: First Class (2011), cameos have become the norm. However, not all cameos are created equal: The best cameos are often those in which real people play themselves on screen, making it a huge surprise for the audience when they appear. Cameos don’t need to be ironic or funny to be memorable; they just need to be innovative and surprising.
A re-cut trailer, or retrailer is a parody trailer for a movie created by editing footage from that movie or from its original trailers, and thus are a form of mashup. They generally derive humor from misrepresenting the original film: for instance, a film with a murderous plot is made to look like a comedy, or vice versa. They became popular on the Internet in 2005.
Jerod at Midwest Sports Fan posted his list of The 15 Best Re-cut Movie Trailers:
One of the most clever and entertaining memes I’ve come across is the practice of re-cutting famous movies to create new, usually wonderfully ironic trailers.
Since there is nothing better to this morning, I have painstakingly watched as many of these re-cut trailers as I could find, sifted through the crap, and will now proudly present you with the following list of the best re-cut movie trailers.
A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through a variety of mass media (such as literature and publishing, motion pictures, television and radio), as well as word of mouth. Some catch phrases become the de facto “trademark” of the person or character with whom they originated.
We all know someone who’s a walking catchphrase waiting to happen; they relish that moment when they can slip in to a conversation their favorite over-used movie catchphrases. The interesting thing is that most people use the same ones, over and over again. – moviefone.com
Moviephone’s The 10 Most Over-Used Movie Catchphrases:
Other catchphrases that we’ve heard people use:
Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, either sending objects (or in some cases just information) backwards in time to some moment before the present, or sending objects forward from the present to the future without the need to experience the intervening period (at least not at the normal rate). Although time travel has been a common plot device in fiction since the 19th century, and one-way travel into the future is arguably possible given the phenomenon of time dilation based on velocity in the theory of special relativity (exemplified by the twin paradox), as well as gravitational time dilation in the theory of general relativity, it is currently unknown whether the laws of physics would allow backwards time travel. Any technological device, whether fictional or hypothetical, that is used to achieve time travel is commonly known as a time machine.
Metromix Chicago recently presented their list of The best adventures through past, present and future. We think they missed a few: Here is their list and our additions. All summaries are provided by IMDb.
Recently David Madison posted an article on Unreality Magazine listing The Most Memorable Fictional Drugs in Movies and Television. The list itself is interesting, and I have to admit the author did a fine job finding screen captures for each of the drugs mentioned.
However, I had the feeling that there must be other well-known, fictional drugs in cinema. A little bit of research (thanks to Google and Wikipedia) turned up a plethora of pharmaceuticals the author neglected to mention…