It’s been a busy week for movie trailers and we’re here to recap the biggest ones including Batman v. Superman, Zoolander 2, and the new Ice Age. Without further ado, here are some of the movie trailers you shouldn’t miss out on this week. More →
Later this month, the 2016 Oscars will take place amidst all the usual glitz, glamour, and red carpet revelry Hollywood is known for. Per usual, the main attraction at the Oscars will be the award for Best Picture.
This year, there are 8 films in the running, including The Big Short, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, The Revenant, Brooklyn, Room, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Spotlight. While we’ll have to wait until February 2016 to find out who wins, the film review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes has Brooklyn ranked as the top film of the year.
On Wednesday, we shared a video that showed us what it would be like if movies ended as soon as one of the characters said the title. It was genuinely funny, but it got us thinking — what are some of the best endings in movie history? Naturally, that led us straight to another YouTube video, this one from CineFix, focusing on the best closing shots ever filmed.
Many times, movies feature their own titles somewhere in the dialogue. But what would these movies be like if they just stopped dead in their tracks a second after someone said the entire title out loud? A video posted by YouTuber Chris Huebs tries to answer this question by showing scenes from famous movies that cut right to the end credits after a character says the title. More →
When you were growing up, you probably tried to sneak into a movie theater at least once when you were low on cash. That said, you’ve probably never tried sneaking your way into a theater the same way that YouTuber Bo Johnson tried to sneak his friend Matthew with him into a theater. Basically, Bo dressed up in extremely loose clothing and had Matthew hide under his shirt while pretending to be an extremely portly moviegoer. More →
All things considered, it’s been a pretty fantastic decade or so for fans of massive blockbuster movies. From the Lord of the Rings trilogy to the rise of Marvel to the return of Star Wars, we really can’t complain, but that doesn’t mean we can’t wonder what might have been if some of the more interesting projects in the industry didn’t get canned.
It’s been a busy week for trailers, teasers and TV commercials for upcoming movie releases, boosted by last week’s football playoffs, which helped encourage filmmakers to deliver plenty of new movie clips. You’ll find all the biggest new videos below for some of the hottest superhero movies on the horizon, including Deadpool and Batman v. Superman, as well as plenty of trailers including one for an upcoming animated movie starring Kevin Spacey as a cat. More →
Not long ago, Quentin Tarantino confirmed what many believed to be true for years: His movies are all connected and they all take place within the same fictional universe. But as it turns out, he’s not alone. Tarantino has intentionally linked all his movies, and it looks like Adam Sandler may have done the same thing. More →
I’ve long been a fan of movie trailer recuts and recently stumbled across a new gem: the 90s classic comedy Dumb & Dumber shot as an Oscar worthy film. Starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, Dumb & Dumber is a famously goofy film, which made me a bit skeptical that there was even enough footage that could be repurposed as dramatic scenes.
But to my pleasant surprise, the trailer delivers; a few quotes taken out of context, some inspirational music, and wallah!, a seemingly moving and touching film that mirrors some of the more common themes found in traditional Oscar worthy movies.
Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent during the production of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. That’s why the acting talent is top-notch, the special effects are breathtaking and the script can go through multiple revisions. But outside of Hollywood, especially in countries where copyright law isn’t enforced, all you really need is a camera, a cast and a popular franchise.
In case you missed it, there are two new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice TV ads floating around that should get fans of the upcoming film even more pumped up ahead of its March 25 release.
The first ad begins with Batman (played by Ben Affleck) driving the Batmobile into Superman (played by Henry Cavill). Of course, even the armored Batmobile is no match for the Man of Steel as the vehicle quickly careens off of him.
As an audience, many of us take movies seriously. When we spend hard-earned money and hours of our time at the theater, we expect to be blown away, whether it’s by an outstanding performance or a perfectly executed script. When we walk out into the sunlight after experiencing an exceptional film, it sticks with us for days or even weeks.
But what if you knew that the entire movie could have been different with a single additional scene?
No matter what you think about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, there’s no denying that the film, penned and directed by J.J Abrams, is a rousing commercial triumph. The film has already smashed a number of box office records, including becoming the fastest film to ever top $1 billion in ticket sales.
While most people seem to have enjoyed the latest addition to the Star Wars series, others have absolutely thrashed the film for poor character development and less than stellar dialogue. But above all else, the one unifying thread that seems to link all critiques together is that the film’s overall structure is nothing more than a carbon copy of 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.