It might be April Fools’ today, but it’s also a Friday, which means it’s time to look at a new set of movie trailers. We have a bunch of interesting new clips for you, including the second trailer of Alice Through the Looking Glass. Somehow, though, comedies and horror titles abound this week, which means you’re bound to find some movies to look forward to no matter what your favorite genre.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a great one-liner. Those perfectly timed lines are often the most memorable of a movie, so for their latest video, Andy Schneider and Jonathan Britnell of the YouTube channel Burger Fiction have collected the top 100 one-liners delivered right before a killing blow. More →
Landing a big role very early in your acting career is the exception to rule. For most actors — even the biggest superstars on the planet — it has taken years of hard work for them to make a name for themselves. And along the way, they’ve all taken minor roles here and there to make ends meet and hone their craft. Of course, it’s always fun to look back on those roles now that they’re big superstars, and we’re going to have some fun right now. More →
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn’t exactly been on the receiving end of glowing reviews. It’s seemingly been panned by critics and currently sports a 30% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In stark contrast, the whimsical and action-packed Deadpool sports a healthy 84% rating.
Nonetheless, it’s a safe bet that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will do reasonably well at the box office, thanks in no small part to a concerted marketing push from Warner Bros. On that note, Google decided to get in on the cross promotion action via a nice easter egg on Google Maps which lets users take a 360 degree tour of Bruce Wayne’s swanky condo and even the hallowed Batcave.
For all our misgivings about the direction the franchise took in its sequels, The Matrix remains one of the most beloved action blockbusters of the past two decades. Even as its special effects become increasingly dated, the movie still manages to creep its way into our conversations on a regular basis.
That’s why you might not be surprised to hear that some fans have concocted a fascinating theory about Neo and Agent Smith in the ensuing years. More →
Godzilla. Jurassic World. Ghostbusters.
These are just a few of the countless movie reboots we’ve had to endure over the past few years, and the industry shows no signs of slowing. Heck, Tom Cruise is set to star in a remake of The Mummy next year. No matter how much we groan and roll our eyes, reboots, remakes and sequels are here to stay.
Thankfully, some are actually worthwhile.
After a multi-week bidding war, Netflix edged out other big-name movie studios for the rights to a film called Bright. The film is said to be a cop thriller set in a seemingly futuristic world where humans live alongside and coexist with fantasy-style creatures like orcs and fairies. Written by Max Landis, the film will likely be directed by David Ayer and is set to star Will Smith and Joel Edgerton (previously of The Great Gatsby and Exodus: Gods and Kings).
What was that movie where all the old actors from old action movies get together in a single film and blow up lots of stuff? Which is the one where Brad Pitt plays death? And remember that movie where Tom Hanks’s best friend is a volley ball? Wait, what was that one movie where that girl was terminally ill but she got married anyway? No, the older one with the singer who was popular back then…
In can be beyond aggravating when you have the name of a movie on the tip of your tongue but just can’t seem to get it out. Now, there’s a site that can take the things you do remember about the movie and use them to find the name you’re thinking of.
It’s scary-accurate, and it’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. More →
When Robert Downey Jr. took the lead role in Iron Man in 2008, he became inseparable from the character almost over night. Mike Myers as Austin Powers, Keanu Reeves as Neo, Pierce Brosnan as James Bond — some casting decisions just make sense, but others are mired in controversy, years after the movie releases.
In 2016, you’re going to be hard-pressed to see a movie in theaters without any visual effects. Whether you’re watching 10 Cloverfield Lane, Captain America: Civil War, Star Trek Beyond or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, there’s no avoiding the fact that most movies nowadays rely heavily on CGI.
But that doesn’t meant they’re always going to look great.
Have you ever been trying to remember the name of a movie, but it just wouldn’t come to you? It can be incredibly frustrating, both for you and for the people who have to listen to you repeat, over and over again, “you know, it’s the one with the guy from that other thing.” Well, now there’s a solution. More →
A twist ending can make or break a movie. If it undermines everything that came before it, viewers will get frustrated and lose sight of the fact that everything they saw before the twist was worth watching. On the other hand, surprises can occasionally elevate the material even higher, leaving moviegoers retracing the steps of the movie days or weeks after they’ve left the theater.
Smartphone fans may have enjoyed the news from Mobile World Congress this week, but for movie enthusiasts, it’s the Oscars week. In two days, we’ll find out who will take the crown for best film of the year, as well as the winners of all the other awards. Until then, we’ll check out some of the trailers released in the past few days. And we can’t but hope next week will bring us a lot more trailers — after all, it makes plenty of sense to release teasers for upcoming movies on the same weekend that America will be eagerly awaiting the results of the Oscars.