Bourne Movies Recap

Next week marks the return of Matt Damon as the forgetful assassin named David Webb, although everyone knows him better as Jason Bourne. Though the actor and director Paul Greengrass appeared to be done with the franchise for good after The Bourne Ultimatum, the lackluster spin-off The Bourne Legacy had Universal clamoring to get them both back in an effort to keep the franchise alive. But since it’s been nearly 10 years since the last movie starring Matt Damon hit theaters, you might need a refresher on everything that’s happened since the whole franchise started.

Watch an entire Bourne movies recap (including The Bourne Legacy) in under three minutes after the jump. Read More »

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John Williams House

Mondays aren’t fun for anybody. Most people have to go back to work after enjoying the weekend, but if you’re somehow lucky enough to be home on a Monday, the last thing you probably want is a couple of kids taking position in your yard and playing a trumpet and flugelhorn. But if the song they’re playing is the theme from Star Wars, and the yard happens to belong to composer John Williams, that changes everything.

Two teenagers decided to plant themselves in front of the Los Angeles residence of the Academy Award winning composer of the themes for movies such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jurassic Park and more, all so they could play the iconic Star Wars theme in his yard. While they probably hoped Williams might hear them playing, they probably didn’t count on the best possible outcome.

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DeLorean Hot Tub Time Machine

The folks over at Super-Fan Builds have created some truly remarkable things for the most hardcore of fans. Some of their creations include a real-life version of the double decker couch from The LEGO Movie and an Iron Man Hulkbuster armor high chair. Now they’ve combined two different time machines into one for the ultimate 80s movie mash-up.

Arguably the most iconic time machine in cinema history is the DeLorean from Back to the Future. Meanwhile, perhaps the most ridiculous is the titular device from Hot Tub Time Machine. And the folks at Super-Fan Builds decided to combine the two into a DeLorean hot tub time machine, and it’s just as glorious as you’d imagine. Read More »

Michael J Fox and Coldplay Back to the Future

The British alternative rock group Coldplay is one of those bands that people either love or hate. However, even if you’re one of the people who just can’t stand the vocal stylings of frontman Chris Martin and the sounds the rest of the band plays, I think you’re going to love them for a little bit after to see a video recorded at a recent concert.

Chris Martin has a son named Moses who is 10 years old. And while the lead singer is out on tour, his son had just one request, and that was for him to play a song from their favorite movie, Back to the Future. Not only did Chris Martin make his son’s dreams come true, but he came through in a way that makes all other fathers look bad by having Michael J. Fox come out and play “Johnny B. Goode,” just like he did in the movie.

You can watch the Michael J Fox and Coldplay Back to the Future duet after the jump. Read More »

Video Game Movies

Even though this year brought the most successful video game movie of all time with Legendary Pictures bringing Warcraft to the big screen, there still hasn’t really been a video game turned into a movie that has struck a chord with audiences and critics alike while also being a big hit at the box office. From the abysmal Super Mario Bros. in 1993 to more recent attempts such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Max Payne, video game movies have a terrible track record. Now a new video essay attempts to explain why. Read More »

Ghostbusters Screenplay Video Essay

This weekend brings Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters to theaters. Even though the reboot doesn’t really measure up to the high profile of the original, it does offer something exciting for a different demographic and a new batch of young people. While the movie is undoubtedly entertaining, it does have ample shortcomings, specifically in the story department, and that’s something that the original had perfected.

Like any good screenplay, the high quality of the final draft of the original Ghostbusters was a result of careful planning, rewriting and simply compelling storytelling. A new video essay takes a look at how the original concept for Ghostbusters changed from the idea Dan Aykroyd had in his head to the movie we ended up seeing in 1984 and have loved ever since. Check out the Ghostbusters screenplay video essay after the jump. Read More »

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Ghostbusters 2 Honest Trailer

While there are plenty of fans claiming that the new Ghostbusters movie will ruin their childhood, most who haven’t even seen the whole movie yet, it’s a wonder that it wasn’t already ruined. Because while the reboot is undoubtedly an attempt by Sony Pictures to cash in on the nostalgia and love for the original movie, Ghostbusters 2 already did that in 1989.

Just in time for the reboot to hit theaters this week, the Ghostbsuters 2 Honest Trailer shows that the sequel to the classic paranormal comedy is almost certainly worse than the reboot could be. Not even the presence of the original cast can make this one easy to swallow despite the fact that it’s the exact same movie as the first one. Read More »

Baby Does the Rocky 2 Training Montage

“In anything that we want to go from just a beginner to a pro, you need a montage. Even Rocky had a montage.” The lyrics from the Team America: World Police song (which actually originated on South Park) don’t lie as every single Rocky film features a training montage where Sylvester Stallone is getting ready for the next big fight. It’s something you just expect in every movie, and even Creed had their own variation on the sports drama trope.

Now an adorable home video shot by a presumably proud parent shows a young baby, who is literally a beginner at life, training to be a pro boxer just like Rocky Balboa in the cutest way possible. This baby knows every single part of the training montage from Rocky II and goes through every single motion just like he was training himself. It’s delightful.

Watch how this baby does the Rocky 2 training montage after the jump. Read More »

Video: How The Russo Brothers Direct Action

How The Russo Brothers Direct Action

The Russo Brothers are one of the biggest surprises in blockbuster action filmmaking in the last decade — a very smart find by Marvel head Kevin Feige. I remember seeing their film Welcome to Collingwood at the Boston Film Festival in 2002 and thinking that they had had a promising career as comedy filmmakers ahead of them. I was wrong, they instead ended up in television. I don’t think that even the biggest fans of their work on television shows like Arrested Development and their paintball episodes of Community could have expected their ascension as some of the smartest blockbuster action filmmakers today.

Darren Foley at Must See Films has published a good video essay on how the Russo Brothers direct action. Watch it now after the jump.

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