Secret Cinema Empire Strikes Back

As we heard last spring, Secret Cinema put on an event last summer for The Empire Strikes Back, widely regarded as the best film in the Star Wars saga. As usual, details on the special event across the pond were unknown, but now a new video takes you into the immersive cinematic experience complete with Rebels, Stormtroopers and much more. Check out the Secret Cinema Empire Strikes Back video after the jump! Read More »

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Ricky Gervais Golden Globes 2016

Whenever you have Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes, you just know you’re going to get some divisive comedy. The stand-up comedian and creator of The Office, Extras and Derek doesn’t hold back when he rips into Hollywood and its celebrities, and his monologue opening the 73rd Golden Globes was no exception. Jennifer Lawrence, Roman Polanski, The Martian and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were all skewered in his opening monologue, and you can watch it in full, complete with the f-bomb that actually made it on air. Read More »

Pixar's Classic Movie References

The movies of Pixar Animation are known for having little easter eggs that reference the other movies from the animation studio. However, they’re also chock full of references, homages and tributes to other classic movies. Some are more obvious, such as Rex seen in the sideview mirrors of the Barbie Corvette in Toy Story 2, just like the T. rex in the original Jurassic Park. But others you may have never noticed before. And if you’re curious about the dozens of classic movie references in the Pixar movies, a video has assembled a ton of them for your perusal. Read More »

Star Wars TV Premiere

Before the advent of home video, if you loved a movie enough, you had to keep going back to the theater to see it. And despite the fact that VHS came to the United States in 1977, fans of Star Wars wouldn’t be able to see the movie on tape until 1985. And that’s what made the TV premiere of the movie so exciting in 1984. It was such a big event that Mark Hamill was rounded up in a tuxedo to host the premiere, complete with a glimpse of the fandom from decades ago. Watch it below! Read More »

The Martian Honest Trailer

One of the favorites of critics and audiences alike in 2015 was The Martian, starring Matt Damon. The movie hits Blu-ray and DVD next week, so there’s no better time for the Honest Trailer to skewer the space survival story that makes us spend even more money to rescue Matt Damon from space (which has happened a little more often than you may remember). So let’s go to a place we can only go in the movies: a world where NASA is suddenly popular and very well-funded. Read More »

Michael B Jordan Knocked Out

In order to star in boxing movies like Creed, actors like Michael B. Jordan have to train with real boxers. Not only does it get the actors in the right shape, but it helps them appear as if they could be real boxers and aren’t just pretending. And when it comes to the Rocky movies, there’s something else that makes the actors really feel like they’re in the ring.

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, co-star Sylvester Stallone explained that in the Rocky films, there is a tradition of shooting what is called a “dead man walking scene” where the actor in the ring actually gets punched in the face by a real pro fighter. And that tradition ended with Michael B. Jordan knocked out on the set of Creed. Read More »

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Adam and Joe Show Movie Spoofs

Hopefully you know director Joe Cornish for his stellar horror comedy Attack the Block. If for some reason you haven’t sought out this movie, there’s no better time than now to check it out because Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega has one of the lead roles. But if you have seen the movie, you might be interested in checking out some of Cornish’s early work.

Before he was directing movies, Cornish used to be part of the British comedy series The Adam and Joe Show. Featuring a variety of sketches not unlike Robot Chicken, Joe and his collaborator Adam Buxton used toys to bring comedy to life. One of their recurring bits was spoofing movies with stuffed animals in place of people, and thankfully, some of them are available to watch online. But be aware, the language is NSFW. Read More »

Rocky Stairs Scene

Trey Parker and Matt Stone cleverly called attention to the cliché of training montages with a little musical number in Team America: World Police. However, that hasn’t stopped montages, especially with our heroes gearing up for the final fight, from being a mainstay in motion pictures. But have you ever stopped to think about what it’s like to be in that kind of scene when the music that drives the scene doesn’t actually exist?

A new video imagines what the classic stair scene from Rocky would be like with realistic audio instead of the inspirational music that helped make the scene so iconic, and it’s pretty awkward. Read More »

Inside Out Outside Edition

This past summer, Pixar’s Inside Out really turned on the waterworks for people of all ages, and the film has ended up on a lot of year-end Top 10 lists for the films of 2015 (including some of ours coming this week). It should come as no surprise that the movie about feelings really gets our own feelings stirring, but what might be a little surprising is that Inside Out without the feelings will still deliver a bit of an emotional gut punch.

A University of Utah film student has put together an Inside Out Outside Edition that uses only the scenes outside of Riley’s mind, without the feelings to let us know what’s going inside her head. And you might be amazed at how well these scenes still work. Check it out below! Read More »