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 »
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Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Kevin Smith‘s career changing movie Red State could have gone in a very different direction. Smith has gone on the record saying that he had a different ending of the film in mind when he first wrote the script. However, he they realized the budget was only $4 million, he scrapped the bigger ending in favor of something smaller and quieter.
In other interviews, Smith has said what he wanted that ending to be but – in case you haven’t read it – I won’t say it here. Especially because Smith has proved Entertainment Weekly with an animated version of this original vision and it’s absolutely insane, especially if you don’t know what’s coming.
Watch the animated Red State alternate ending below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Screen Junkies couldn’t simply end their series of Honest Trailers for The Hobbit Trilogy with an Honest Trailer. They’ve teamed up with the How it Should Have Ended animation team for a mega-takedown of Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Check out The Hobbit Battle of Five Armies Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
In honor of the news that Steven Spielberg will be directing a big screen adaptation of Ready Player One, here is our September 2014 posting about Spielberg’s love for video games and specifically his 1980’s arcade game collection.
An Arcades in Movies supercut has been posted online chronicling arcade games in cinema from the year 1975 to 1994. And to add something extra, I’ve included a gallery of photos of a young Steven Spielberg and his arcade collection from the 1980’s as well as details on a forward the young filmmaker wrote in a book on arcade video games. Check out the Steven Spielberg arcade game collection photos and more, after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
The new Late Late Show with James Corden got off to a huge start Monday night with an appearance by one of America’s favorite actors, Tom Hanks. The multiple Oscar-winner was the first guest on the new late night talk show, but he didn’t just chat. Hanks and Corden performed an incredible, one-shot recap of the Hanks’ entire career. They reenact every single movie Hanks has done to varying degrees and with hilarious results. Check out the video of every Tom Hanks Movie below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Animator Paul Johnson (youtube user name OtaKing77077) spent four years worth of weekends animating this incredible Star Wars anime fan film Star Wars: TIE Fighter. Paul explains:
What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Well, I tried my best. Apologies in advance for not living up to Venus Wars standards. Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…
The resulting fan film is beautiful and makes me wish Disney had opted for a more stylized look for Star Wars Rebels. (No complaints, I’m sure we’ll have years of animated Star Wars television shows to look forward to.) Watch Paul Johnson’s seven-minute Star Wars anime short film Star Wars: TIE Fighter embedded after the jump.
Posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Anyone who has been reading this site for any length of time probably knows that I’m a magic geek and two of my idols are the magic duo of Penn & Teller. Not only do they have a magic career spanning 40 years, but their many television shows and movies are equally impressive. So I’m excited to introduce this exclusive short guest post from Penn Jillette himself, presenting a behind the scenes video from his upcoming film Director’s Cut.
The film itself looks really interesting, the kind of story that could only come out of the democratic crowdsourcing process. The supercut-like clip gives you a fast-paced look at the making of the movie, but from the perspective of the clapboard that gets clapped before every single take of the film. Through this perspective, we get to see the film’s shooting locations, we even get a glimpse of Penn in costume as well as the other actors/characters in the film. Read Penn’s guest blog and watch the Director’s Cut clapboard video embedded after the jump.
Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
Does Back to the Future predict 9/11? Was the 1985 film a warning about our future? Of course not. But thats the fun of this well-edited documentary short.
Last night I was at Cinefamily’s monthly YouTube Party, an event where a theater full of people gather together to take a collective trip down the rabbit hole of YouTube’s funny and weird videos with the help of the hosts and live suggestions from the audience. It’s a lot of fun, and they also have a buffet of junk food and cheap beer which makes the $5 ticket price oh so attractive.
One of the videos played at the March edition of the event was a video titled “BACK TO THE FUTURE 9-11 prediction !!! [Illuminati Conspiracy]”. Its not a new video but since the audience at the event seemed to love it so much, I thought it was worth sharing here. Watch the Back to the Future 9/11 prediction video embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
There’s nothing quite like the opening frame of a new movie. It sets the tone for everything to come, whether we’re gazing at an idyllic countryside or into the eyes of a desperate man. Unless, maybe, we’re talking about the closing frame of a film, because that’s the one that you carry with you out of the theater.
Jacob T. Swinney has edited together a video juxtaposing the first and final frames of 55 movies. They turn out to be a pretty mixed bag — some (like Gone Girl) look nearly identical, others (like Kill Bill Vol. 2) are jarringly different, and still others (like Birdman) seem to answer to one another. There are even a few (like No Country for Old Men) where the visual relationship between the two isn’t all that apparent. Watch the First and Final Frames video after the jump.