Oh Siri, you’re so cheeky. The team over at Cult of Mac found a few movie related easter eggs buried in the new iOS6 upgrade of Siri on the iPhone. We already knew she became well-versed in the language of cinema and movie times with this upgrade but she’ll also give clever and funny descriptions of movies with a robotic characters at their center. The descriptions of Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Wall-E are above. She was unaware of Metropolis, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and I Robot. Can you find other funny movies? Tell us in the comments below. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
What did one man do to get noticed for a job on Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show? How did Dredd 3D do at the box office? Which Pixar Easter Egg made it into The Avengers? Will Kevin Feige be taking risks with Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2? Is Marvel canceling The Amazing Spider-Man? Want to watch interviews from people related to Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Returns Part 1? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Is it possible that even though millions upon millions of eyeballs watched Joss Whedon‘s massive superhero blockbuster, The Avengers, every one of them missed a clue to its sequels? Spoilers follow for The Avengers but, at the end of the film, with Manhattan completely destroyed, we see Tony Stark and Pepper Potts jokingly working on a building. Then, the final shot of the movie reveals that all the letters of “STARK” fell off Stark Tower save for one: the A. A for Avengers.
If you look at a screen grab from the film, it seems like that’s exactly what Tony Stark is building at the end of The Avengers. Not another Stark Tower, but the Avengers Tower. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
When Disney first unveiled Wreck-It Ralph to the world, it almost seemed too good to be true. The most storied animation studio in the world was making a wholly original, video game inspired film, chock full of your favorite characters. Directed by Rich Moore and featuring the voices of John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, the film won’t be out until November 2. Despite presentations at D23 Expo, CinemaCon, Comic-Con, an awesome trailer and more, there’s still much to discover about the world of Wreck-It Ralph.
Earlier this week, Disney invited several journalists to their Animation Studios in Burbank, CA to learn all about this film and watch about 25 minutes of footage. The footage was very rough and unfinished, but extremely promising and exciting. We also spoke to people from all facets of the production and have come up with 50 things you may not know about Wreck-It Ralph.
How do Mentos, the Microsoft Kinect and the Royal Wedding fit in? What percentage of their work has each department completed? Which records has the film already set? Was there a full game that got cut from the film? And what new story tidbits were revealed in the footage? It’s all after the jump, complete with brand new images. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
We’ve already seen how Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich, and Zooey Deschanel use their iPhone 4S and now director Martin Scorsese is getting into the mix. He’s the latest celebrity to endorse Apple’s signature product and if you enjoyed the previous commercials, this one is more of the same. A celebrity uses an iPhone 4S featuring a version of Siri with grossly exaggerated speed and personality. Whatever, it’s still fun. Plus, it contains a nice little Taxi Driver easter egg, and who doesn’t love that? Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Note: This article contains major spoilers for The Amazing Spider-Man.
Whether or not you enjoyed Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, it’s impossible to deny the film has some holes. Jokes seen in numerous TV spots and trailers are not in the final film. Full scenes that were teased hit the cutting room floor and the original marketing line “The Untold Story” disappeared. Remember the promise “Spider-Man’s Greatest Secrets Will Be Revealed”?
Apparently the secret was there were no secrets because Peter Parker gets bit by a spider, his Uncle dies and he becomes Spider-Man, Just like in the comics, just like in Sam Raimi’s movie, just like it has always been. But that’s not what the movie story always was.
A few intrepid online reports have broken down this omission and many more. They discovered that a major storyline involving Peter Parker’s parents was likely axed at the last minute. Plus, what the heck was up with that end credits scene? Check out all that and much more, after the jump. Read More »
We love discovering the hidden easter eggs that Pixar hides within their movies. We’ve been collecting the easter eggs for some time now, having extensive write-ups of all the hidden secrets in Ratatouille, WALL-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and even the short film Day & Night. When it was announced that Pixar would be released a film set in the highlands of 10th century Scotland, many fans wondered how they’d be able to sneak in some of the contemporary staples like the Pizza Planet truck or a character from their next film (in this case, Monsters University). But early on, director Mark Andrews assured us that all the fun easter eggs would be included one way or another. Where is the Pizza Planet Truck? Find out for yourself, after the jump.
Posted on Friday, June 1st, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Quentin Tarantino has been pretty vocal that many of his films are set in the same universe. Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction is the documented brother of Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs. Mr. White in Reservoir Dogs possibly worked with Alabama from True Romance. Brands such as Big Kahuna Burger and Red Apple Cigarettes appear in multiple films, the list goes on an on. A more recent development was when Tarantino said that Sgt. Donny Donowitz, the Bear Jew of Inglourious Basterds, was the father of Lee Donowitz, the sleazy movie producer of True Romance.
And that got one person thinking. If all these movies take place in the same universe, that means World War II ended how it ended in Inglourious Basterds and everyone would know about it. Which opens up a huge can of worms. Read the very entertaining theory below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, May 7th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
With an all-time record breaking opening weekend gross of $207.1 million, odds are many of you saw The Avengers over the weekend. Joss Whedon‘s Marvel superhero mashup is one of the most fun summer movies in recent memory and delivers on the nearly impossible promise set up by Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger before it. Now that’s it out there, though, it’s time to look forward. Iron Man 3, Thor 2 and Captain America 2 are all on the way and one huge surprise in The Avengers will likely have some kind of effect on them all.
Whedon sneaks two special credits sequences into The Avengers. One was just recently added but the other, more surprising and possibly confusing one, has been in the works for years. It sets the tone in the Marvel Universe for years to come.
At the press junket for The Avengers, I asked both Whedon and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige about this incredibly important scene and deleted the quotes from my initial interviews so you could all see the movie first. Now, after the jump, you can read whose idea this pivotal scene was and how it came about. Be aware, if you haven’t seen The Avengers yet, this is a massive spoiler. Read More »