At first, you might think that directors Wes Anderson and Stanley Kubrick don’t have much in common. Their films couldn’t be on more opposite ends of the spectrum. However, Steve Ramsden used the similarity in the way Anderson and Kubrick frame shots as a reference point to create The Grand Overlook Hotel, a truly incredible mash-up of The Shining and The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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Recently, I was walking on Hollywood Blvd. and saw the above billboard above the street. It was obviously some kind of joke, but there was no hint at the punchline. We know Brett Ratner has been thinking about Rush Hour 4 for a few years, but not with Sean Combs and Byung-Hun Lee. And what’s the connection to Face/Off? Could this be an ad? A short film? Turns out, it’s a Funny or Die skit.
In Rush Hour 4 Face/Off 2, Combs and Lee are in the Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan roles, but that’s not really the joke. It’s in lots of weird references to Face/Off where this video finds its humor. This is a very odd video. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer that dropped yesterday had a lot of great stuff that the first one didn’t. Han and Chewie, for example. A melted Darth Vader helmet. Actual interactions between characters. On the other hand, it had a lot less of that adorable scene-stealer known as BB-8. What’s a fan to do if they want it all?
Enter these fan-made edits of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which combine footage from both trailers into one extended “super trailer.” See the Star Wars 7 super trailer after the jump. Read More »
Unless you lived it, it’s hard to explain what was so special about a VHS tape. For most of a generation, the VHS tape was your window into another world. Not only did it contain the movies we loved, it was a fragile, clunky piece of equipment. They had to be handled with some kind of care, there were tricks to some of its mechanics and they all eventually broke. Plus, until the world of HD decades later, we didn’t know just bad the image and sound actually were. Nevertheless, we loved them – and still continue to love them – dearly.
VHS is just one nostalgia button this new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer mash-up presses. It’s also filtered through action films of the Nineties. A time when bigger was better, dialogue was cheesier, and explosions were realer. Now, mash those two things up and you have this short, sweet trailer for Age of Ultron, as seen if it was a Nineties action film on VHS. Read More »
Screen Junkies couldn’t simply end their series of Honest Trailers for The Hobbit Trilogy with an Honest Trailer. They’ve teamed up with the How it Should Have Ended animation team for a mega-takedown of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check out The Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Honest Trailer below. Read More »
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Unless your name is Joss Whedon or Kevin Feige, odds are you haven’t seen Avengers: Age of Ultron yet. The film is less than two months away but that still feels like an eternity after the epic third trailer that came out last week.
Until the film opens, this new video is probably the closest thing you’ll get to seeing the whole movie. YouTuber JohnnyB2K edited together the three trailers released for the superhero sequel into, what he thinks, is the chronological order in the film. It clocks in at just over five minutes of footage and gives a pretty great idea of the size and scope of the movie. Also, it’ll make for a fun rewatch in two months to see how much he got right, wrong, and what beats are noticeably messing. Check out the massive Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer mashup below. Read More »
We start at the beginning of The Force Awakens and end in a bigger fantasy world in this edition of Star Wars Bits. Below, read about the following:
- A possible description of the first several scenes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now online.
- See the poster for Star Wars Weekends 2015.
- Read about a Kickstarter that promises to be “the ultimate Star Wars fan film.”
- Gary Whitta kind of talked about his role on the Star Wars standalone.
- The writer of the new Darth Vader comic book offers some insight.
- All of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys revealed at Toy Fair were strikingly familiar.
- The Art of Episode VII book is reportedly coming out November 2.
- Which character is missing from the cover of Princess Leia #1?
- See images from the LEGO Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Watch a Jedi and a Sith argue over the cross guard lightsaber in The Force Awakens.
- A trailer for the Star Wars Trilogy edited in the style of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
- Captain Kirk takes on Darth Vader in a Star Wars vs. Star Trek fan trailer.
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Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Muggles, we oohed and ahhed over the magical world introduced in the Harry Potter series. But what would happen if Harry and his wizard pals encountered Muggle magic? You know, the kind that Gob Bluth, Barney Stinson, and the Four Horsemen like to practice? A hilarious parody video answers just that question. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
One of the biggest complaints we hear about Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood is that it doesn’t have a story. There’s no real strong narrative. If made this script in 12 weeks instead of 12 years, it would be terrible. Maybe all of that is true. But the movie was made over 12 years. It’s not a movie about the story. It’s a slice of life, a film whose form is saying as much, if not more, than the narrative. Either you buy into that or you don’t and that’s probably the line between people who think Boyhood is a masterpiece, or a piece of something else.
The Honest Trailer team seems to fall into that latter camp. There’s some appreciation in their Boyhood Honest Trailer but, mostly, it’s judging the film for something it isn’t. Nevertheless, they’ve made a pretty funny parody of the song Hero by Family of the Year that makes the Boyhood Honest Trailer worth watching. Check it out below. Read More »