Posted on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
In just a few days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will reunite Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher on the big screen for the first time since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. But this weekend also marks the premiere of Sisters, which will feature Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in a movie together for the first time since… 2013’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues?
Okay, so one of those is admittedly a much more momentous occasion than the other. But seeing Fey and Poehler together should still be fun, if somewhat less thrilling than space battles and lightsaber duels. And to help drive that point home, they’ve recruited Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer for a weird and funny new promo. It’s not quite a Sisters trailer, and it’s not quite a Broad City ad, but it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan of these four hilarious women. Read More »
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Once Force Friday arrived back in September, it wasn’t just kids who were excited to get their hands on the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys. In fact, part of me wonders if there were more adults anxious to get their hands on some toys that night instead of the youngsters. But that doesn’t mean any of the toy commercials are geared towards adults…until now.
Last night, Saturday Night Live debuted a new Star Wars toy commercial for The Force Awakens action figures and playsets, complete with a wholly accurate representation of some adult collectors snatching up toys out there. Read More »
Any Star Wars fan can tell you that even though plenty of people don’t like the prequels, the worst thing to come out of the sci-fi saga is undoubtedly the Star Wars Holiday Special. The feature length holiday movie finds Han Solo (Harrison Ford) trying to get Chewbacca back to visit his family on his home planet Kashyyyk, just in time for some kind of celebration called Life Day. It’s downright goofy and terrible, but you’ll have some real hearty laughs if you watch it, if only out of disbelief.
Now with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving just in time for the holidays, the sequel is getting its own holiday special, put together with the limited knowledge we have of the characters and story. It’s just as stupid as the original holiday special, but since it’s done intentionally, that makes it far more entertaining. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
Like everyone else in the known universe, the citizens of Zootopia are putting together their “best of 2015” lists. But because they live in a city founded, run, and populated entirely by animals, their favorite movies don’t include titles like Star Wars: The Force Awakens or Ex Machina or Straight Outta Compton. Instead, they’re fans of Star Wars: The Furce Awakens, Straight Otter Zootopia, and Ex Yakina.
It’s an obvious gag, but it’s pretty cute. And it’s a nice lighthearted change of pace from all the arguments currently breaking out over the recent SAG and Golden Globe nominations, and all the arguments that will soon be breaking out over the PGAs, the DGAs, the Oscars, and so on and so forth for the next three months. See the new Zootopia posters after the jump. Read More »
While we’re obviously more than a little excited for the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens next week, it’s important to remember that this movie could be a disappointment. Obviously we are all about Star Wars here at /Film, but we really are trying to keep our expectations in check. Even if The Force Awakens turns out to be good, it’s probably not the best idea to start spouting off about how incredible it is until you’ve had some time to absorb it.
Sadly, fans who saw Star Wars: The Phantom Menace right away back in 1999 didn’t wait before proclaiming the movie was the best thing since blue milk. While many Star Wars fans don’t like the prequels much, you’d be hard pressed to find many who didn’t like the first one in this old news footage of fans reacting to The Phantom Menace. Read More »
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There are plenty of crazy film theories out there, but one that doesn’t actually sound entirely nuts is The Pixar Theory. One fan figured out a way to connect every single movie that Pixar has made, from the past of Brave to the future of WALL-E (there’s even an explanation out there for how The Good Dinosaur fits into everything). But now a new Pixar theory has emerged that will blow them all out of the water.
One fan proposes that every single Pixar film actually takes place in the same universe as the Die Hard franchise, and once you see all the connections, you won’t believe that you missed it. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Most of the big studio releases have run like hell from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and with good reason: even the most conservative estimates have the film not just breaking, but shattering box office records. But through it all, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler‘s Sisters has stood firm. “We said we’d only do the movie if it opened against Star Wars,” Poehler joked last year. “We’re not scared. It’s what gets us up in the morning: We are going to f—ing crush Star Wars.”
Of course, the truth is that Sisters doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of beating Star Wars at the box office. So now Fey and Poehler’s film is adopting the “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” strategy. Instead of trying to convince audiences to pick Sisters over Star Wars, they’re helpfully reminding audiences that “#YouCanSeeThemBoth.” And that they’re really not so different. Sisters even has a making-of featurette, just like Star Wars, that trumpets the film’s rich history, practical effects, and legendary cast and crew, including director “J.J…ason Moore.” Watch the Sisters featurette after the jump. Read More »
Kids have found plenty to enjoy about the slapstick, gibberish antics of the little yellow guys known as Minions, and at the end of the day, that means the Illumination Entertainment film accomplished what it set out to do. But these characters worked so well in small doses in Despicable Me that a movie focusing just on the Minions feels like nothing more than a marketing move.
And that’s exactly what the Minions Honest Trailer brings to the table, right down to accurately pointing out that a movie about young Gru and his Minions would have been a much better movie. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
Iron Man’s got his high-tech suit, Captain America’s got his super-soldier serum, Hulk’s got his gamma ray-induced rage powers, and Hawkeye’s got his Katniss Everdeen-level archery skills. But the Avengers’ true secret weapon might be bromance.
Any blockbuster can offer city-destroying CG mayhem, and these days most of them do. What makes the MCU the MCU is all the stuff that happens in between — the quips, the bickering, the friendship, the flirting. Take away the superpowers and high-tech gadgets and megalomaniacal robots, and you’re left with the foundation for a solid ensemble romcom.
Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe romantic comedy remix after the jump. Read More »