If you’re a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then you know one of the most iconic objects in the mythology the heroes in a half shell is the ooze canister that broke in a sewer and turned four baby turtles into walking, talking reptiles. That origin was changed in the most recent motion picture reboot, and it was pretty stupid (but that’s another conversation entirely).
For those who prefer the original mythology, you might be interested in learning how to make your own ooze canister from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. It could make one hell of a cool display item for your shelf at home. Read More »
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Recently we highlighted a couple of videos that dove into the visual symmetry between the original Star Wars trilogy and the more recent prequel trilogy and also the original Indiana Jones trilogy and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Now the editor of those videos is taking a look at some darker and grittier fare by showing the Escape from New York visual symmetry compared the 1996 sequel Escape from LA, both films from legendary director John Carpenter. Read More »
We’ve seen how clueless some teens can be when it comes to the original animated iteration of Transformers, but also how excited they get about something like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Now we get a mixed batch of reactions as the folks over at the React YouTube channel sets out to answer the question, “Do teens know 90s cartoons?”
However, it’s a little more complicated than just showing them footage of the cartoon as the video has them trying to guess the 90s cartoons just by hearing their respective theme songs. Read More »
When Force Friday arrived earlier this month, along with the barrage of toys, shirts and other junk for collectors to throw on shelves, there were also new books. There’s a whole batch of stories that have been written as part of a publishing initiative called Journey to The Force Awakens, filling in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and the new sequel arriving this winter.
Now two of those books have been given animated comic book adaptations. Sadly, it’s not the longer novels being given this treatment, but rather the kids’ books titles Smuggler’s Run: A Han Solo Adventure and The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure. Watch the animated adaptations of the Journey to the Force Awakens books below! Read More »
Even though special effects have never been better than they were today, there’s always room for improvement. For example, even though we’ve had stellar digital visual effects at our disposal awhile now, there have been plenty of disappointments on the big screen. In fact, one area where Hollywood sometimes had difficulties was in creating realistic movie explosions. But thankfully, science stepped up to help.
A new video from Theodore Kim, professor of Media Arts, Technology and Computer Science at the University of California, explains how Hollywood has been able to create realistic explosions in movies, and it’s all thanks to a fancy algorithm. Read More »
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There’s plenty of heroes out there, but what people really go crazy for is a great villain. Over nearly a century feature filmmaking has delivered some pretty mesmerizing, fascinating and memorable villains on the big screen. But which ones are truly the best?
Well, the folks at CineFix have attempted to answer this seemingly impossible question by counting down the Top 10 Movie Villains of All Time. And don’t worry, Christopher Nolan fans, because Heath Ledger‘s take on The Joker from The Dark Knight is on the list. However, you might not be so happy with some of the choices for best movie villains. Read More »
A couple video essays hit the web today that I wanted to share, one having to do with why a lot of action scenes “suck” and the other making the argument that you should respect Transformers series director Michael Bay.
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Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
It’s pretty tough to improve on “Uptown Funk,” which has got to be one of the most happy-making songs ever created. It’s catchy. It’s playful. It’s fun. It makes you want to dance, even if you’re not usually one for dancing, and it inspires you to kiss yourself, you’re so pretty.
Why, the only thing that could possibly make it better would be, I don’t know, a note-perfect supercut of dance scenes from 100 different films. Which of course is exactly what one genius on the Internet put together. Prepare yourself to smile big, and then hit the jump to watch the Uptown Funk 100 movies mashup. Read More »
Just recently a wonderful fanmade montage took a look at the range of emotions that have been on display in the 20 year history of Pixar Animation‘s feature films. It’s truly impressive how Pixar’s films have the power to make adults and kids run through the gamut of the emotional spectrum, and a new video finally explains how they do it.
The secret to Pixar’s emotional appeal is something called the SadLab, a group of people working to to discover new ways of making audiences cry as much as possible. The Pixar SadLab has been doing a pretty bang-up job so far. Read More »