friday the 13th movies ranked

Over the past week, I’ve been revisiting the Friday the 13th series with one simple, stupid goal: I was going to rank every single person killed by Jason Voorhees (and his fellow murderers) in the entire series. There turned out to be 181 of them and I ranked them here and here.

But throughout the process, other questions kept cropping up: which Friday the 13th movie is your favorite? How would you rank them? Is The New Blood really worse than Jason Takes Manhattan? So, in the interest of laying it all on the table, here is the completely correct and scientifically accurate ranking of every movie in the Friday the 13th series.

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xXx 4

The wait is almost over. In nine days, audiences will see Vin Diesel return to one of his earliest star-making roles, Xander Cage. It’s been over 14 years since Diesel last played the tatted and beefed up super spy in xXx. He’s not the only one returning to this franchise, though.

Below, watch the new xXx: Return of Xander Cage TV spot (Spoilers follow).

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every friday the 13th kill

Welcome to the second (and final!) part of my complete ranking of all 181 kills from the Friday the 13th film series. If you’re just joining us, I recommend heading over to part one for the details on how this list came together along with the ranking of kills 181 through 51. Today, we’re going to dive into the top 50.

Let’s keep this party going.

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Wayne's World 25th Anniversary Screenings

It’s Wayne’s World! Wayne’s World! Party time! Excellent!

This might be hard to believe, but the Saturday Night Live movie Wayne’s World will officially be 25 years old next month. The comedy hit theaters on February 14, 1992, and Paramount Pictures is preparing to celebrating this milestone anniversary with a theatrical re-release of the meta 90s comedy starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey.

Find out when you can catch the Wayne’s World 25th anniversary screenings below. Read More »

star trek 4 story

Before Star Trek Beyond hit theaters, JJ Abrams revealed that he had an idea for the fourth film in his new series of Star Trek movies that would see Chris Hemsworth reprise his role as George Kirk. Days later, Paramount confirmed the development, announcing that Hemsworth had signed on for the new film. Abrams later claimed that “the reason we made a deal with Chris Hemsworth as soon as we could” was because they have concocted a really “amazing story.” Well Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth agrees, praising the Star Trek 4 pitch on the red carpet of the Golden Globes.
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Transformers: The Last Knight photo Cybertron

Transformers: The Last Knight promises to take the franchise to all sorts of places it’s never been before, like Arthurian Britain and Nazi-era Germany. But one of the film’s most exciting locations looks to be entirely off-world.

A new high-res still from Transformers: The Last Knight shows Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg) and Vivian Wembley (Laura Haddock) poking around some sort of mysterious ruin. It doesn’t look like anything on Earth, which has us wondering if the pair may have followed Optimus Prime into outer space in his search for the Creators. Check it out and judge for yourself below.

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xXx: Return of Xander Cage - Vin Diesel - xXx 3 Clip

As we see more footage of Vin Diesel in action from xXx: Return of Xander Cage, it’s clear that we’re getting a movie that is somehow even more ridiculous than anything from the Fast and Furious franchise. Because Diesel’s character is an extreme athlete turned government operative, this affords the movie a suspension of disbelief so wacky that we’re totally cool with dirtbikes turning into jetskis. And now we’re going to have to accept another equally insane stunt.

A new xXx Return of Xander Cage clip has been revealed, and it features Diesel taking quite the leap off a radio tower and into the jungle. But don’t worry, he’s equipped with the best tools for surviving a leap like that: skis. That’s right, Vin Diesel skis through the jungle, tossing some stylish flips in there just for good measure. Read More »

Rings trailer

Rings has been pushed back so many times at this point that there’s a very good chance you forgot it was coming at all. But you know who doesn’t forget about these things? Creepy little girls trapped in wells who wreak vengeance via viral video. A new Rings trailer sets up the next chapter in the horror franchise, which reveals that Samara’s managed to catch up with the times and give her tape a digital upgrade. Watch it below.  Read More »

Arrival Visual Effects

Sometimes when it comes to visual effects, less is more. In the case of the acclaimed sci-fi hit Arrival, there’s not a mess of blockbuster spectacle that needed to be done in order to bring the arrival of these unique aliens to life. While there are aliens created with visual effects, there aren’t any cities that need to be intricately blown up in post-production or anything like that.

If you’d like to see some of the visual effects work that went into Arrival, a breakdown from Oblique FX has been made available online, showing how they manipulated footage that was shot on location to make it look like one of the sites where the unidentified flying objects is located. It should come as no surprise to see that the giant, pebble shaped ships were created in post-production, but you might be surprised by what is real and what isn’t.

Watch the Arrival visual effects breakdown after the jump. Read More »

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ghost in the shell trailer

Marvel may be reluctant to give Scarlett Johansson her own superhero movie, but everyone else in town seems determined to make her the next big action star. Next year sees her kicking high-tech ass in Ghost in the ShellRupert Sanders‘ adaptation of the iconic Japanese manga. Today, a new Ghost in the Shell image offers a new look at her character, the Major, while Sanders promises his movie won’t be “shit.” Good to know, I guess?

Check out the new Ghost in the Shell image below.  Read More »