Willrow Hood

Last week /Film reader Alex D sent me a link to this Star Wars Minute video which profiles a character named Willrow Hood. You might be wondering, who the hell is Willrow Hood? He’s one of the more popular original trilogy Star Wars characters that you’ve never heard of. That might be because Willrow appears on screen in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back for only a a brief second of two. Find out Willrow’s  expanded universe story and see the art, toys and cosplay the character has inspired.

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Transformers explosions

Last week we posted Dylan Browne’s video which counts the lens flares in JJ AbramsStar Trek films. This week we return with another one of Browne’s videos, this one counting exactly how many explosions are in Michael Bay‘s Transformers. So how many Transformers explosions happen in Bay’s original 2007 film? Do you think its over 100? Could it possibly be over 200? What about 300? Find out how many in the video embedded after the jump.

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best films of the decade

We’re only half way into this decade, but the Internet is already jumping the gun. Case in point, this video of the best films of the decade – so far. Taking the first five years of the decade – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 – editor Kevin B. Lee put together a 7 minute 30 second video culled together from the votes of over 300 responses on social media. What’s interesting is that he got definitely more artistic film suggestions than anything else, making for a fairly non-mainstream and lyrical video. And even if it’s only half the decade, it’s still pretty great. Check it out below. Read More »

Star Wars Vs DC/Marvel Fan-Made Trailer

Star Wars Vs. DC/Marvel Trailer

Youtube user “Alex Luthor” has created a trailer imagining a movie where the Star Wars universe collides with the comic book galaxies of DC Comics and Marvel Studios. Emperor Palpatine and his Sith Apprentice Darth Vader have traveled galaxies to reach our planet (surely using a wormhole to travel into our “future” timeline). The superheroes of the DC and Marvel universe must team-up to protect our planet against the dark side. Watch the epic Star Wars Vs. DC Marvel trailer mash-up embedded after the jump.

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Fast and Furious recap

Do you want to be in with the cool kids who watch the Fast and Furious movies, but don’t have the time to catch up with six films before part seven comes out in April? CineFix has got you covered. They’ve made a video that tells the plots of all six Fast and Furious movies in under three minutes. You may have to pause to catch your breath but it’s a pretty entertaining watch, despite a few jokes that miss the mark. Watch the Fast and Furious recap video below. Read More »

Star Trek lens flares

Yes, complaining about lens flares in filmmaker JJ Abrams‘ films is just as cliche as you can get at this point. But someone pointed me to this video by editor Dylan Browne who attempted to get the answer to the question: How many lens flares are in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movies, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness. The video shows every single lens flare in a fast-forward montage of both films. So how many lens flares are in JJ Abrams Star Trek movies? Find out how many Star Trek lens flares occur in both films, after the jump.

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boyhood song

If you follow movies, you’re certainly familiar with Family of the Year‘s “Hero.” Only there’s a good chance you just know it as “the Boyhood song.” It’s the wistful ballad that plays over all the trailers, and that got played again and again Sunday night as Boyhood was celebrated at the Golden Globes.

“Hero” wasn’t written for Boyhood, and in fact had already charted before Boyhood came along. But Family of the Year has decided to lean into the connection, issuing a new music video that’s all about Boyhood. Watch the Boyhood song music video after the jump. Read More »

Taken 4 trailer joke

Unsurprisingly, Taken 3 was the run away box office champion in its opening weekend, grossing almost $40 million. People just love Liam Neeson kicking ass, especially on a weekend and month that’s down at the theaters. And though almost everyone involved figured the third film would be the end, maybe it won’t be.

Jimmy Kimmel Live got on the train early. They created their own Taken 4 trailer a mere three days after the Taken 3 opening weekend. Liam Neeson stars, of course, as does the host himself. But it’s the subject who is actually “taken” that brings it all together. Watch this funny Taken 4 trailer below. Read More »

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