Rampage Original Ending

Dwayne Johnson is serious about making sure audiences have a good time in his movies. He’s so serious about it, in fact, that he came very close to walking away from Rampage, his new film based on the classic video game that’s currently in theaters. Read about the Rampage original ending and why Johnson was so adamant about changing it below. Read More »

King of Kong Cheating

UPDATE: Mitchell has responded to these claims, denying any wrongdoing and promising he’ll provide evidence proving his innocence. Watch his full video response below.

Back in 2007, there was a hit documentary that arrived by way of the Slamdance Film Festival called The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. The film from director Seth Gordon follows two expert gamers who are racing for the record to be the first player to ever reach 1 million points on the classic arcade game Donkey Kong.

The story at the center of The King of Kong is an underdog sports tale that could go toe-to-toe with the likes of Rocky, The Karate Kid, Rudy and more. Steve Wiebe was portrayed as the hero, a family man looking to achieve a goal that would bring some glory into his life. Meanwhile, Billy Mitchell was painted as the villain, who ended up triumphing over our hero and becoming the first player to hit 1 million points. But a recent development reveals that Billy Mitchell cheated. Read More »

Han Solo Rescue

Most of you Star Wars fans out there have seen Return of the Jedi dozens of times. You can quote your favorite lines, you know the action scenes beat-for-beat, and you can explain exactly what happens to all your friends who haven’t seen it. But have you ever stopped to consider how the plan to rescue Han Solo at the beginning of the movie actually worked?

Recently, die hard Star Wars fan, Uproxx writer,  and friend of the site Mike Ryan posed a challenge online to anyone who could explain how the plan to rescue Han Solo was supposed to work. Ryan and some other Star Wars lovers, including The Last Jedi novelization author Jason Fry, couldn’t come up with a reasonable explanation for how this plan would have been executed if it went off without a hitch. But Star Wars novelist Chuck Wendig, the writer of the Aftermath trilogy, has tried to make sense of it. Read More »

Robert Lopez Double EGOT

Though you may not know Robert Lopez by name, you certainly know his work. Teamed with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, he’s responsible for infecting your kids with the tune “Let It Go” and all of the other original songs from Disney’s hit animated musical Frozen. Last night Lopez added more acclaim to his career by making awards history after winning yet another Oscar.

Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Oscar for Best Original Song (again) for their work on the song “Remember Me” from Coco. While this is an honor in itself, it turned out to be an even bigger deal for Robert, because he became the first person ever to get a double EGOT. That’s right, at 43 years old, Lopez has won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony twice. Read More »

Oscar Screeners Origin

It’s a privilege only a select few know: the dingy envelope, the annoying watermark, the prestigious movies that can be watched comfortably at home. The coveted Oscar screeners.

Screeners have been a staple of the Academy Awards circuit for decades now, but does anyone know how it started? It turns out it all began with a desperate filmmaker, a chaotic distributor, and some free VHS rentals.

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About a year ago, Lucasfilm was on the hunt for a veteran actor to play Han Solo’s mentor in Solo: A Star Wars Story – and they nearly cast a former Batman to play the role. Christian Bale, who donned the cape and cowl three times in The Dark Knight trilogy, recently confirmed rumors that he was indeed in talks to head to a galaxy far, far away and star in the Han Solo spin-off film. Learn more about this piece of Christian Bale Star Wars trivia below, including whether or not Bale could still pop up in a different Star Wars movie altogether.
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Luke Skywalker, the hero of the Star Wars movies, changed a lot in the 30 years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The Luke we saw celebrating the defeat of the Empire on Endor is a far cry from the one we catch up with in the final moments of The Force Awakens – he’s transformed into a silent, bushy-bearded, wounded animal wearing a hooded robe. But the Luke we’re about to see in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi nearly had a more drastic transformation applied to his character: in an early formation of the story, writer/director Rian Johnson was toying with the idea of making Luke Skywalker blind.
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Star Trek Props Auction - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Adam Savage takes a tour of a slew of Star Trek props that are going up for auction soon. Plus, check out a fan film for Stranger Things 2 that takes the danger of The Upside Down to the United Kingdom, and learn some things about Aladdin you might not have known in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Read More »

Taika Waititi Thor Ragnarok characters

I’d imagine that directing a Marvel Studios movie would come with a tremendous amount of pressure, but Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi made it look like a breeze. Not only did he completely overhaul the Thor franchise into an outright comedy (a decision that seemed to work wonders at the box office), but the New Zealand-born Waititi stepped in and played Korg, one of the movie’s funniest supporting characters. No sweat.

But apparently directing and playing one character wasn’t enough: he ended up playing four characters in the movie. Read about all of the Taika Waititi Thor Ragnarok characters below.
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James Franco The Disaster Artist

I am not joking when I say that James Franco should receive serious awards consideration for his performance in The Disaster Artist, a film in which Franco plays Tommy Wiseau, the writer/director/star of 2003’s The Room, widely regarded as one of the worst films ever made. Having seen Wiseau speak in real life following a screening of his most recent movie at Beyond Fest earlier this year, it’s astonishing how perfectly Franco slips into that persona. Not only is the accent spot-on, but the physicality and the way he carries himself is a direct match. It’s a wonderful performance.

But here’s the best part. Franco, a prolific filmmaker who’s directed 30 movies or episodes of TV to date, also directed The Disaster Artist – and he directed the whole movie in character as Tommy Wiseau. You can read all about that in Franco’s own words and learn more about the making of the movie below.
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