Foot Locker Space Jam Commercial

As children of the 1990s get more and more nostalgic for the decade that is now over a decade old itself, we’re bound to see movies studios and TV networks going back to the well for more film and TV revivals. One such project is Space Jam 2, the sequel to the Warner Bros. Pictures live-action animated hybrid that had NBA superstar Michael Jordan team up with the Looney Tunes for an intergalactic basketball game.

Space Jam 2 has been rumored for years, but the rumors became more solid when director Justin Lin became attached to the project with NBA player and Trainwreck star LeBron James on board to lead the movie. Many are skeptical this will ever happen, so in the meantime, Foot Locker created a commercial that acts as a sort of mini-Space Jam 2, but with NBA player Blake Griffin stepping up to play the Monstars this time.

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The Secret Life of Pets Honest Trailer

As of now, Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets is sitting at #3 on the domestic list of the highest grossing movies of 2016. That’s not likely to last once Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms the charts, but with a worldwide box office total over $874 million, the movie is still a hit. That’s a shame, because it’s not good.

I’ve already lamented in my full review just how disappointing this movie is, despite the fact that kids love it, and now Honest Trailers takes some jabs at the movie that are right on the money. They start by saying the movie is like Toy Story, but with out all the toys, heart, humor or story structure, and that’s being nice.

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VOTD: Every Story Is The Same [Video Essay]

Every Story is The Same

It’s now been six years since Kirby Ferguson released his Everything Is A Remix video series showing how the visual media of film and television have always borrowed from what came before them. Now a new video essay helps illustrate how this is also the case with storytelling across all sorts of media.

If you’ve ever had more than a passing interest in narrative storytelling, then you’ve probably heard of the concept of The Hero’s Journey. Coined by Joseph Campbell, it’s the general template for any given story where our hero ventures out from home on some kind of an adventure, encounters obstacles to overcome, and returns a changed person. A new video essay takes a cue from Community and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon to break this concept down into even simpler pieces that apply to all kinds of stories, and thus illustrates that all stories are the same at their core. Read More »

OK Go The One Moment

Today I wanted to share with you something I watched over the weekend, the music video for OK Go‘s “The One Moment,” from their album Hungry Ghosts. We don’t typically cover music videos on /Film, but I thought this one was worth ourĀ focus. If you watch one music video this year, make it this one.

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Fantastic Beasts Easter Eggs

In the time since Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been released, fans have already been obsessing about every detail in the movie as if it were a new Harry Potter book. And since the screenplays for these new movies that take place in the wizarding world are written by J.K. Rowling, that makes perfect sense. But for those who haven’t taken the time to dig any deeper into the events of the movie directed by David Yates, the characters who take part in it, or what this first movie means for the sequels in the way, a new video will explain everything you need to know.

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 LEGO Trailer

Just before Doctor Strange arrived in theaters, we were treated to the first sneak peek of footage from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. It was nowhere near the amount of footage that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer, but it was a solid tease of the sequel that we’ll certainly see more of in the near future.

Now, just for fun, a LEGO master builder and Marvel fan has recreated the entire Guardians of the Galaxy 2 sneak peek in LEGO form. There wasn’t anything particularly difficult to recreate in this first batch of footage, but that doesn’t make his efforts any less impressive and admirable.

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Peter Jackson's Movie Prop Collection

It’s no secret that Adam Savage loves movies just as much if not more than he loves busting myths. Before he became the co-host of Mythbusters, he was known for working behind the scenes of movies, building props and scale models. Even in his spare time, he spends hours building things like a model of the shrubbery maze from The Shining, or takes years to craft the perfect prop replica of a certain gun from The Fifth Element.

But in a new video, it’s time for Adam Savage to stand back in awe of the props that others have created which are now part of a massive, impressive personal collection owned by Lord of the Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson. Savage had the opportunity to tour the prop collection earlier this year, but the video was just recently published online.

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Honest Trailer

Once Thanksgiving is over, it’ll be full speed ahead towards Christmas. In fact, some Christmas specials will already start airing at the end of this week. But before one of them returns to TV, maybe you should let Honest Trailers remind you just how weird it is.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer is a classic stop-motion animated Christmas special from the iconic Rankin/Bass Productions, and it’s a staple of many families’ holiday traditions. We usually mindlessly watch it, but if you ever pay attention to this special, you’ll realize just how weird it is.

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Marvel Movies Look Ugly

Even if you’re not the biggest fan of superhero movies, you can’t deny that Marvel Studios has executed their plan to build a cinematic universe containing their comic book characters rather skillfully. Every single movie they release is a hit, even if some of them aren’t critically received very well.

But no matter how good each Marvel Studios movie is, they each have their problems, and many of them share some common issues such as weak villains and non-important female characters existing only assist the major male superheroes. But a new video essay calls attention to what the creator sees as another problem shared by most Marvel movies: they look ugly.

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Ghost in the Shell Trailer Comparison

Last weekend, the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell arrived. Not all fans of the original anime are excited to see how director Rupert Sanders brings the original story to life on the big screen with Scarlett Johansson, but there were also plenty less familiar with the anime who were impressed or at least more curious after seeing the trailer.

Whether you’re familiar with the Ghost in the Shell or not, you might be interested to see how the footage in the live-action trailer compares to the anime, and a new video does just that.

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