Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard about a variety of plans by Nickelodeon to cash in on all the nostalgia being felt by children of the 90s for all the programming they used to watch on the kids’ cable network. There’s been talk of reviving some of the fan favorite Nicktoons in some capacity, a live-action/animated hybrid movie at Paramount and 90s programming block called The Splat coming in October. Yes, nostalgia for a decade that ended just 15 years ago is alive and well.
Now The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon wanted to get in on all the 90s fun by having a Good Burger reunion, featuring the return of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, who originated these exact same characters on the Nickelodeon sketch show All That, which was basically Saturday Night Live for kids. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s pretty tough to improve on “Uptown Funk,” which has got to be one of the most happy-making songs ever created. It’s catchy. It’s playful. It’s fun. It makes you want to dance, even if you’re not usually one for dancing, and it inspires you to kiss yourself, you’re so pretty.
Why, the only thing that could possibly make it better would be, I don’t know, a note-perfect supercut of dance scenes from 100 different films. Which of course is exactly what one genius on the Internet put together. Prepare yourself to smile big, and then hit the jump to watch the Uptown Funk 100 movies mashup. Read More »
Just recently a wonderful fanmade montage took a look at the range of emotions that have been on display in the 20 year history of Pixar Animation‘s feature films. It’s truly impressive how Pixar’s films have the power to make adults and kids run through the gamut of the emotional spectrum, and a new video finally explains how they do it.
The secret to Pixar’s emotional appeal is something called the SadLab, a group of people working to to discover new ways of making audiences cry as much as possible. The Pixar SadLab has been doing a pretty bang-up job so far. Read More »
The time traveling adventure Back to the Future is fun for the whole family, the kind of sci-fi film that studios don’t really make anymore. It’s not overtly made for adults, but it’s not exactly geared towards kids either. It hits a sweet spot right in the middle, and that’s part of what makes it so perfect and timeless (no pun intended).
But what if Robert Zemeckis made an R-rated Back to the Future? YouTube user Andrew Robertson imagines what the film would have been like if it were R-rated, specifically because of vulgar language. After all, Marty McFly is a teenager, and he should be dropping more f-bombs. That’s exactly what happens in Back to the F*ckin Future. Read More »
Key and Peele is gone; take a moment to reflect on the show’s passing. The show’s lead duo, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, pulled the old Police move, quitting the show while it was on top and in so doing allowing the five-season series to go out on a high note. The last two episodes aired last night, with quite a few memorable sketches.
One that is right in our wheelhouse is a terrific gag about Ray Parker Jr theme songs. Jordan Peele plays the man behind the hit Ghostbusters theme song, running through a whole batch of themes Parker wrote in secret, previously shared only with “the highest level of industry decision-makers.” No one ever bit on these tunes, because the literal theme song approach really doesn’t work for, say, 12 Years a Slave. Now, however, we can all enjoy them. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Legend has gotten some pretty good reviews. Total Film called it a “career-best performance” for star Tom Hardy, Time Out gushed that it was “surely his finest hour,” and so on. But it had a few detractors as well, including one critic who declared it “disappointingly shallow” in a two-star review.
Typically, movie marketers simply don’t use negative reactions. It’s no secret that all those gushing pull quotes in the ads are cherry-picked to make the film look as good as possible. The team behind Legend, on the other hand, decided to put it front and center on their new poster. They just employed some genius visual trickery to make the review look like a rave, rather than a pan. See the Legend negative review poster after the jump. Read More »
This week brings a new M. Night Shyamalan film to theaters with the horror flick The Visit, following two children visiting their grandparents only to find them acting uncharacteristically peculiar and potentially dangerous, thereby scaring any kids from staying at Nana and Pop-Pop’s house ever again.
Hopefully this is a return to form for Shyamalan, and in case you need a reminder of how bad things can get when he misses the mark, take a look at The Happening Honest Trailer. Even if you were still on board the Shyamalan wagon after The Village and Lady in the Water came out, there’s no doubt that The Happening gave everyone dysentery. Read More »
Next spring, before Steve Rogers and Tony Stark square off in Captain America: Civil War, the big screen will see a comic book match-up that is unprecedented in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. But two heroes at odds is nothing new, and a modern classic tale that pitted two now-iconic heroes against each other has been given a DC Comics twist.
It’s no secret that Woody and Buzz Lightyear weren’t the best of friends when Toy Story premiered in 1995, and now they’re given The Dark Knight and Man of Steel confrontation treatment in this cleverly edited Toy Story Batman v Superman mash-up. Watch below! Read More »
We’ve already seen Mad Max: Fury Road get a Mario Kart overhaul, and now the Honest Trailer for the blockbuster from the director of Happy Feet and Babe: Pig in the City dives into what they describe as a two-hour, hellish version of the Nintendo racing game.
The good news is that this Honest Trailer doesn’t really do much to criticize what is one of the best action blockbusters we’ve ever seen, but rather just pokes fun at certain elements, like Tom Hardy‘s endless array of grunts. Watch the Mad Max Fury Road Honest Trailer below! Read More »