Peter Sciretta Star Wars

Yesterday, just after the premiere of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, our own Peter Sciretta was invited by StarWars.com to join a few other folks in a breakdown of the new teaser on the Star Wars Celebration livestream. Along with Peter were Eric Vespe of Ain’t It Cool News, Bryan Young of Big Shiny Robot, and Devin Faraci of Badass Digest. We ran a photo breakdown of the trailer, but to complement that, you can check out Peter’s video conversation below. Read More »

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Tomorrowland walt disney

Walt Disney and his theme parks exist in the world of Brad Bird‘s Tomorrowland. That’s a secret the cast and crew kept for a long time but in the past few videos and trailers, it’s become abundantly clear. The question then becomes, how much of an influence was Walt on this movie, which is named after something he first created in the 1950? A few new featurettes give some tantalizing teases at these connections alongside glimpses of a few other things from the film.

Plus, a new novel serves as a prequel to Tomorrowland and offers even more context. Find out more about the Tomorrowland Walt Disney connections below. Read More »

age of ultron premiere photos

Monday night in Hollywood, The Avengers made the most of one half block. The cast went from Jimmy Kimmel Live where they played Family Feud, analyzed fan art and were interviewed, then walked across Hollywood Blvd. to the world premiere of Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Dolby Theater. But you don’t have to brave the crowds and traffic to see the madness. Below, we’ve got the Avengers Family Feud video along with some other Kimmel videos and a selection of the best red carpet photos from the premiere. Check them out below. Read More »

VOTD: New THX Intro Goes Ethereal

new thx intro

When a THX intro plays in front of a movie, you know you’re in for a treat. The movie may be terrible but you know that it’s going to look and sound great. That knowledge made the old school THX intros a sort of comfort blanket for film fans. A guarantee of quality in an industry where crap is often good enough.

Now, a new intro is out there and it’s a bit more ethereal than we’re used to. There aren’t any mechanical flowers or flying robots; it’s just a journey into deep space. Check out the new THX intro below. Read More »

Disney Pixar's X-Wings

This is probably the biggest nightmare for Star Wars fans after it was first announced Disney was buying Star Wars. Would the Mouse House turn the beloved science fiction fantasy epic into a generic neutered animated franchise for children? So far it doesn’t appear to be in the plans. Sure, they have the Star Wars Rebels animated series on Disney XD, but thats actually good despite the rather low budget animation. But Big Bee Studio imagined what would happen if the people who made Cars & Planes got their hands on Star Wars. The result is a fake trailer for a new movie titled Disney Pixar’s X-Wings. And while this is horrifying, the Disney toy department obviously had similar ideas which thankfully will remain toys for now. After the jump you can watch the Disney Pixar X-Wings movie trailer.

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Interstellar honest trailer

Interstellar hit home video Tuesday and our friends over at Screen Junkies have picked Christopher Nolan‘s latest for their new installment of their signature Honest Trailers series. The four-minute-long Interstellar Honest Trailer begins “From the director who apparently gets a life time pass because he made The Dark Knight, comes the movie everyone respected for being ambitious and original but also made them say… What’s he doing in a space bookshelf?!”

Screen Junkies thinks Nolan has gone “full blown Shyamalan.” Even though I really enjoyed the film despite its flaws (including yes, the award winning “sound design”), it’s hard not to agree with some of their humorously well-presented points. Watch the Interstellar honest trailer embedded after the jump.

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A Presidential conversation with a TV creator admittedly is on the borderline of this site’s focus. But when that TV creator is David Simon, the man primarily responsible for arguably the best TV show ever, The Wire, and he’s talking about issues in that show with the sitting President of the United States, that’s something more. That’s historic and something anyone who is a fan of The Wire would be interested in seeing. Watch the President Obama The Wire video below. Read More »

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With his fondness for plaid and flannel, George Lucas projects a pretty laid-back image, but he’s not exactly known for his outrageous sense of humor. If we were going to cast a Daily Show spot making fun of Fox News, Lucas wouldn’t be among the first people chosen for the gig. Maybe that’s why his appearance on exactly such a sketch is pretty funny. That he’s having fun with his own creation (Star Wars, of course, along with American Graffiti) is part of the fun. Watch the George Lucas Daily Show segment below. Read More »

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This’ll be short and sweet. Several members of the 2015 New York Yankees took time out of Spring Training for some play acting. They reenacted one of the most famous scenes from my favorite sports movie of all time, The Sandlot, and their version of the scene is created with eerie precision. Even as a lifelong Mets fan, this video makes me like the Yankees a little bit more. But just a little. Check out the Yankees Sandlot reenactment below. Read More »