Beauty and the Beast Trailer Comparison

This week brought the first trailer for the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and fans of the original animated movie from 1991 couldn’t wait to see how it turned out. In fact, so many of them watched the trailer in the first 24 hours that it ended up breaking a world record. But we’ll get to that after the jump.

In addition, one of the fans who can’t wait to see the new Beauty and the Beast decided to take the trailer and line it up with footage from the original animated movie. After you watch it, you’ll see just how perfectly the live-action movie emulates the modern classic.

Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer comparison and find out what record the trailer broke after the jump. Read More »

Ike's Voice on South Park

Much like Saturday Night Live, the mere existence of a new episode of South Park is a bit of a miracle. Just like the late night sketch show, a new episode of South Park is completed in just six days, which is almost unfathomably fast for an animated comedy series. But thankfully, creators, writers and stars Trey Parker & Matt Stone and their crew have it down to a science, and that even includes one of them using their toddler daughter to create dialogue for a signature character.

A new video has surfaced online featuring Trey Parker directing his three year old daughter Betty to record some dialogue for the show as only a father can. The lines in question are for Kyle Broflovski’s little Canadian brother Ike, whose voice has been performed by a number of child actors throughout the show’s 20-season run. It’s really adorable to see how they get her to say Ike’s lines.

Watch Trey Parker’s daughter act as Ike’s voice on South Park after the jump. Read More »

Finding Dory Honest Trailer

In recent years, Pixar Animation has become just as obsessed with sequels as everyone else, and plenty of viewers have started to noticed. That includes the folks over at Honest Trailers who have no problem taking shots at Finding Dory now that it’s out on home video this week.

The Finding Dory Honest Trailer takes all the shots at Pixar’s recycling of their usual formula and a story that really isn’t dissimilar from Finding Nemo and sets out to answer all of the questions that no one really thought needed an answer to begin with. However, by the time this Honest Trailer is over, you’ll realize that even when Pixar is average, they’re still leaps and bounds better than most animated fare out there. Plus, stick around for a hilarious reference to a certain Star Wars prequel that I was not expecting. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Mannequin Challenge

Just as the Harlem Shake and the Ice Bucket Challenge took the internet by storm, the latest online video craze is The Mannequin Challenge. In these videos, a group of people stand still like lifeless mannequins as a camera elaborately sweeps in between them. The effect is rather eerie and occasionally unsettling, but it’s also the perfect bit of fun for people who work in the entertainment industry to take advantage of.

The cast and crew of A Wrinkle In Time recently completed their own Mannequin Challenge video as a way to announce their release date, and now the cast of Saturday Night Live has done the same along with former cast member and this weekend’s host Kristen Wiig. Not only is the video very cool, but the skeletons from the popular David S. Pumpkins sketch are definitely part of it.

Watch the Saturday Night Live Mannequin Challenge after the jump. Read More »

Stranger Things Steven Spielberg Influences

One of the major reasons that Netflix’s hit sci-fi series Stranger Things works so well is because it feels like a mash-up of several different sci-fi classics from the 1980s. But easily one of the largest influences on the series from The Duffer Brothers is director Steven Spielberg.

The visual style of the director of E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and some would say Poltergeist, (which Spielberg didn’t officially direct) is all over every episode of Stranger Things, and now a video shows us a bunch of the similarities between the work of Steven Spielberg and Stranger Things. Read More »

Westworld and Jurassic Park Comparison

Westworld is one of the most discussed shows on the air now, and even after the first season comes to an end in a few weeks, we’ll still be talking about this show for months to come. Last night’s episode brought a major revelation (which will be discussed in greater detail later this morning with our usual Westworld coverage), but there are still endless questions to be answered.

However, if you find parts of Westworld feeling a little familiar, aside from the obvious due to the fact that this is a remake of a feature film of the same name, but you just can’t put your finger on it, a new video lays it out pretty simply. Westworld is Jurassic Park and vice versa, and since both stories were written by Michael Crichton, that makes perfect sense. Read More »

Dave Chappelle Walking Dead

Last night brought Dave Chappelle to Studio 8H in 30 Rockefeller Plaza to host Saturday Night Live. This was a huge return to sketch comedy for the comedian who stepped away from a $50 million contract at Comedy Central, and the result was an outstanding episode of SNL overall. We’ll get to that later today, but first, there’s a sketch that you just have to see as soon as possible.

While we thought rights issues would prevent Dave Chappelle from being able to revive any of his signature characters from Chappelle’s Show, they must have worked something out with Comedy Central. Originally Chappelle wasn’t sure he wanted to bring back any of his characters while hosting SNL, and who can blame him, but he saw the perfect opportunity to do so by parodying the seventh season premiere of The Walking Dead where the twisted Negan decides which of the show’s main characters he’s going to kill with his trusty bat Lucy.

Watch the Dave Chappelle Walking Dead sketch after the jump. Read More »

LEGO Stranger Things

Even though the buzz surrounding Stranger Things has died down since the summer, fans are hungry for any scrap of news they can get about the second season. But since we don’t frequently get updates like Sean Astin and Paul Reiser being added to the cast in key roles, sometimes we just need some Stranger Things stuff to hold us over, and we’ve got a nice little video to do just that.

One dedicated fan and LEGO builder has decided to recreate some of the scenes from Stranger Things using some custom minifigures and sets and the magic of stop-motion animation. Watch the LEGO Stranger Things video after the jump, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t watched the entire first season. Read More »

Alternative Movie Posters

If you’re a regular /Film reader, then you know that we love collectible art inspired by film and television. Every single week there’s at least one awesome new piece of artwork paying tribute to the movies and TV shows that we love, and we even have some artists whose work we’re so excited to see. Now one of those artists provides some background in this little niche world of alternative movie posters for those who may not be well-versed in this hobby.

Watch this alternative movie posters video essay after the jump. Read More »

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Saturday Night Live Behind the Scenes Video

We can’t stress enough how much of a miracle it is that an episode of Saturday Night Live even happens. While plenty will jump at an opportunity to criticize SNL and say it’s not as funny as the last iteration of the cast, that’s just how the cycle of criticism works for this show. But again, the fact that there’s even a show to air at all is nothing short of incredible.

SNL is put together in the span of a single week. But much of the work that you end up seeing when the episode airs live on Saturday night, as far as the sets, wardrobe, hair and make-up is concerned, is done in half that time, because the sketches for the show aren’t even decided until the Wednesday before the episode airs.

A new Saturday Night Live behind the scenes featurette shows how the make-up and hair department, led by Louie Zakarian and Jodi Mancuso respectively, pulls that off with a special focus Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton. Read More »