Posted on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The Golden Globes are generally regarded as the most useless film award ceremony, but the show itself can prove perfectly entertaining. The alcohol flows freely at the Globes, which means everyone is bit looser and ready to be a little sillier, should the proper occasion arise (like Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield inexplicably making out). It also tends to be a treasure trove of gloriously embarrassing moments. If you like to cringe, the Golden Globes are for you! Now, this year’s most cringeworthy moment has been immortalized with a movie trailer for a fake movie that not one, but two people accidentally referenced during the evening.
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Even though The Wet Bandits only walk away with various, scrapes, bruises and burns, after going through Kevin McCallister’s traps in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York, the real injuries that would be sustained by Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) would be much worse in real life.
In an attempt to bring some gravity to the injuries that Harry and Marv would endure if they were ever hit in the face with a shovel, large pipe or a brick, one YouTube user decided to add some blood effects to footage from both Home Alone and Home Alone 2. You can see just how much more gruesome that makes Kevin McCallister’s antics below. Read More »
Though plenty of people make jokes at the expense of Kevin Smith nowadays, more often than not the filmmaker is first to poke fun at himself, especially with regards to the kinds of movies he makes. One of his favorite targets from his own career is Jersey Girl, a film released in the spring of 2004 that didn’t get very good reviews and only earned $36 million at the box office on a budget of $35 million.
However, before Kevin Smith was able to poke fun at his own film, he was nervous about how it would be received. One person who got an early look at the movie, over a year before it would be released, was Smith’s longtime friend Casey Affleck. He saw the film in January of 2003 and decided to e-mail a review to Kevin Smith. It’s pretty funny, and it might be harsher than anything Smith has said about his own movie.
Read Casey Affleck’s Jersey Girl review below. Read More »
With Assassin’s Creed in theaters this week (it’s actually playing everywhere now), we’ll see if the video game movie curse can be broken, even though the reviews on the winter blockbuster seem to indicate that it’s another dud in the genre. Therefore, there’s no better time to look back at two of the worst movies adapted from video games, which is impressive considering the larger roster of awful movies from this genre.
Mortal Kombat capitalized on the controversy and popularity of the bloody fighting video game of the same name to deliver a hokey franchise with a poor excuse for a story stringing together mediocre action sequences and some very unfortunately dated visual effects. Now Honest Trailers not only skewers the first film in the franchise, but also the batshit crazy sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.
Watch the Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Angie Han
Collateral Beauty is not a good movie by any stretch of the imagination. Nor is it the kind of bad movie that’s so bonkers, it’s perversely enjoyable. Really, it’s just a dull, maudlin drama with nonsensical plot twists you can see coming from like eight miles away.
But there is one thing about Collateral Beauty that is extremely enjoyable, and that is the reviews it attracts. Some of the most entertaining pieces of film criticism I’ve read this year are takedowns of this terrible, terrible movie, and having seen it myself I can confirm it deserves all the scorn it gets. And apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so. An (obviously unofficial) new “trailer” rounds up some of the very meanest quotes about the film for your viewing pleasure. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Something very peculiar happened last night. The IMAX trailer for Universal’s upcoming remake of The Mummy, which looks pretty close to the normal trailer for The Mummy, was uploaded to YouTube. But while the visuals were familiar, the audio was not. What originally looked like a baffling creative choice eventually revealed itself to be a truly strange technical error – they had uploaded a trailer without a finished sound mix, leaving the actors’ vocal tracks, a little bit of ambient noise, and not much else.
The results are hilarious, bizarre, and, in the end, a vital reminder of the vital work Foley artists and sound mixers do for every single movie you have ever watched. Come for the silliness of it all, leave with a proper appreciation for hardworking sound people!
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It’s kind of amazing that more kids aren’t totally creeped out when they hear from their parents that there’s a fat, bearded guy in a red suit who sees them when they’re sleeping and knows if they’ve been bad or good. The concept of kids being overseen by Santa Claus, a complete stranger just so they can receive gifts from him is simply kind of scary, but it could be worse, especially if the jolly man was Liam Neeson.
You might be thinking that there’s nothing scary about the loving father who tries to help his son fall in love with a girl in Love Actually, but let’s not forget that Liam Neeson was the star of Taken, and a man who made being a priest deadly in Gangs of New York. But now you can see how scary the actor can be if he were Santa Claus thanks to an audition tape unearthed by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Watch the Liam Neeson Santa Claus audition after the jump. Read More »
If you’ve been following the How It Should Have Ended video series since it became a big deal on the internet, then you might have already seen their take on how Star Wars should have ended. That episode was actually one of the earliest, and it helped spawn the YouTube channel that exists today.
Well, since George Lucas couldn’t stop tinkering with the original Star Wars trilogy, the folks over at HISHE decided to go back and create How Star Wars Should Have Ended: Special Edition. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
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With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hitting some theaters as early as tomorrow night and the early buzz painting quite a positive picture (along with David Chen’s video review and Peter Sciretta’s spoiler-free review), everyone is all about Star Wars this week. That includes the folks over at Honest Trailers who have decided to tackle what many Star Wars fans regard as the greatest film in the saga: The Empire Strikes Back.
Even outside of Star Wars fans, The Empire Strikes Back is largely considered to be one of the greatest sequels of all time, and as the Honest Trailer points out, it has become the lazy shorthand for anyone trying to hype up the darkness and quality of plenty of other sequels. Beyond that, the quality of this movie is so high that the voiceover guy knows it’s not going to be easy to make fun of this one.
Watch The Empire Strikes Back Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »
As we wait for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January, we’re slowly learning about all the various appointments he’s making to his Presidential Cabinet. We’re not going to bother debating what’s going on in the real political world, but instead we would like to point out something that happened in the fictional political world being assembled by Donald Trump by way of Saturday Night Live.
This past weekend, John Cena hosted SNL (you can read my whole recap right here), but the cold opening of the sketch show featured a guest star that no one was expecting: Bryan Cranston as Walter White from Breaking Bad. As it turns out, in a sketch lampooning a segment on The Lead with Jake Tapper on CNN, it’s revealed that Walter White has been appointed to run the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Watch the Breaking Bad Saturday Night Live sketch after the jump. Read More »