Posted on Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
For many fans, the appeal of Rogue One is that it looks more somber than your typical Star Wars adventure. Gone are the idealistic young heroes and noble Jedi; here are a bunch of veterans and troublemakers who’ve seen some shit. The tone feels more akin to a gritty war drama than a fanciful space opera, and even the famously uncoordinated Stormtroopers look like a real threat this time out.
But while Rogue One looks intense, it doesn’t exactly strike terror into the hearts of fans. No, if Rogue One really wanted to send a chill down our spines, it’d call in the franchise’s most notorious hero. Rogue Binks unveils a version of Rogue One starring everyone’s favorite Gungan general, with special appearances by Chewbacca Mom, Holiday Special Leia, Ewok warriors, and George Lucas. Now that is some truly harrowing stuff. Watch the Rogue Binks trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Netflix’s Stranger Things is exactly the kind of topsy-turvy sci-fi mystery that gives rise to endless fan theories big and small. In any corner of the internet where people are discussing Stranger Things — which seems to be every corner of the internet these days — you can find viewers arguing about what really happened to certain characters, how other characters are really related, or where all of this is really taking place.
But my favorite theory by far is “Jean-Ralphio Saperstein from Parks & Recreation is really the son of Steve Harrington from Stranger Things,” based on the remarkably astute observation that hey, these two idiots kind of look alike. And now we have definitive proof. Ben Schwartz, who played Jean-Ralphio, has “confirmed” that the two characters are in fact father and son, and even shared his thoughts on what Jean-Ralphio’s childhood might have been like. Some spoilers ahead for season 1. Read More »
Playing in 100 locations around the country right now is the sophomore writing/directing effort of comedian turned filmmaker Mike Birbiglia. He made a splash at Sundance a few years ago with the charming, semi-autobiographical Sleepwalk with Me, and now he’s back with a movie called Don’t Think Twice, focusing on a group of tight-knit friends in an improv troupe. The film is in the same vein as Broadcast News and other films from James L. Brooks, just set in the world of improv comedy, and it’s truly a must-see.
Now in an efforts to help promote the movie, producers forced Mike Birbiglia to create a viral video to make more people aware of the movie. Sadly, this resulted in cast members Gillian Jacobs (Community), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates), Chris Gethard (Broad City), and Tami Sagher (Inside Amy Schumer) all getting the viral video virus. Watch the Don’t Think Twice viral video after the jump. Read More »
It’s no secret that James Bond is a a super misogynistic character. He’s a womanizing spy in every single one of his big screen adventures, and even Daniel Craig has pointed this very fact out before. When asked what we can learn from James Bond, Craig quite bluntly said, “Nothing. Let’s not forget that he’s actually a misogynist. A lot of women are drawn to him chiefly because he embodies a certain kind of danger and never sticks around for too long.”
That’s something that’s never been subtle in the James Bond franchise as everyone expects him to make a double entendre about sex while speaking to any of the Bond girls hired for a particular movie. Even the opening credits sequences are full of visuals that serve as not-so-subtle metaphors for sex, as one video hilariously lays out in the most obvious way after the jump. Read More »
If there’s one thing we took away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s that Kylo Ren has some serious anger management problems. Who knows just how many credits have been spent to repair control consoles in First Order Star Destroyers after he tears them apart with his lightsaber? And knowing how easy it is for Kylo Ren to get worked up, one has to wonder just how he would react to something like the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer.
Now we don’t have to wonder any longer because some clever fans have just created a perfect video where Kylo Ren reacts to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘s new trailer that just debuted last week. That might sound silly (and believe me it is), but the fact that they have perfected the sound effects to replicate Kylo Ren’s voice makes it work extremely well. Or maybe they just have that Kylo Ren helmet with a voice emulator. Either way, just watch below! Read More »
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Posted on Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
Two of the most beloved men in showbiz, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, are teaming up this fall for what will hopefully be Disney Animation’s next smash hit. But before we get to Moana, the pair took a moment to pay homage to an old Disney animated classic. In an incredibly charming video below, you can see the pair doing a duet of “Gaston,” from 1991’s Beauty and the Beast. You can probably guess which one played Gaston.
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This weekend’s raunchy, R-rated animated flick Sausage Party imagines what it would be like if the food in our grocery aisles was alive. The movie is hilarious, twisted and outrageous, but that wasn’t enough for Seth Rogen. In addition to bringing talking foods to the big screen, he also wanted to bring them to a real life grocery store with a hilarious and creepy Sausage Party prank.
A special effects team set up a few different animatronic foods in a real grocery store and Seth Rogen made them talk live from another room. The initial shock of people realizing they’re seeing talking food is funny in itself, but then the conversations they have with the food in question are even better. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Before Zack Snyder polarized superhero movie fans with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he polarized superhero movie fans with Watchmen. Granted, Snyder’s adaptation of Alan Moore‘s seminal comic was received a bit better than his most recent films were, but to this day people seem to have severely mixed feelings about it. Fortunately, the Screen Junkies team is here to help you sort out your thoughts. Watch the Watchmen Honest Trailer below. Read More »
This past weekend brought Jason Bourne to theaters after being away for nearly a decade. The sequel hasn’t fared too well with critics, earning a 57% on Rotten Tomatoes, but audiences turned out enough this weekend to take it to the top of the box office. Still, it’s hard to deny that Jason Bourne doesn’t exactly deliver as high of quality storytelling in the spy thriller arena as the three predecessors starring Matt Damon.
However, as you probably noticed, Jason Bourne definitely hit all the same notes as each of the chapters in the Bourne trilogy, which all involved Matt Damon learning a little more about his character, getting in a cool car chase, and finding out that the person in charge of finding him is just a puppet for something larger. At least, that’s how the Bourne trilogy Honest Trailer breaks it down, complete with an apt comparison to a Pixar favorite. Watch below! Read More »