There’s no doubt that we cover more than a fair share of news surrounding Marvel Studios and their ever-growing cinematic universe. The hype for these movies often begins on the internet as that’s where all the rumors starts and spread like wildfire, and it’s a large part of creating buzz and anticipation for the comic book blockbusters. Now the folks who come up with those amusing videos saying how films like Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended have chimed in with The Five Stages of Watching a Marvel Movie. Watch the video after the jump! Read More »
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Pitchfork created a very brief short film which gives us a cliff-notes history of the PG-13 rating. Watch the brief history the PG-13 rating animated short film alongside GoodBadFlicks ‘”WTF Happened to PG-13?”, embedded after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Now that the latest installment of Marvel’s cinematic universe has hit theaters, it’s time to dive into some Avengers: Age of Ultron easter eggs. Starting with Iron Man back in 2008, Marvel Studios has always included some nice nods and references to the comic book history of these superheroes being brought to the big screen. In addition, they’ve also included plenty of threads and set-up for future movies coming down the road. This may have been done a little too much in Age of Ultron, and now we have a video that runs through many of those Avengers Age of Ultron easter eggs, including some you might have missed.
Some spoilers follow for Avengers: Age of Ultron and other Marvel movies. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
Back when Into the Woods star James Corden had his debut episode taking over The Late Late Show from Craig Ferguson, he had Tom Hanks help kick things off with a bang by acting out the Oscar-winner’s entire filmography in less than seven minutes. It was quite the amusing bit, and now Corden is back with another Hollywood icon to do it all over again. This time it’s Terminator franchise star Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the pair does all his movies in six minutes. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015 by Russ Fischer
Hayao Miyazaki‘s films represent some of the greatest animation in cinema, but his ideas are so close to the material in some Japanese RPG video games that it seems only natural to see some of Miyazaki’s work reimagined in video game form.
Spirited Away is among Miyazaki’s best work (OK, I think it is his best work) and one of the greatest examples of visual storytelling in animation, or any style of filmmaking. But the characters and storytelling of Spirited Away are so pure that, even distilled down into simple video game form, the ideas remain clear. Now, a set of artists has produced a Spirited Away 8-Bit “remake,” complete with sounds and music appropriate for an NES presentation. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Update From Editor Peter Sciretta: Disney has released two new Tomorrowland videos focusing on some of the characters in the upcoming film. The videos profile Casey (Britt Robinson) and Athena (Raffey Cassidy). We have updated this story to include both Tomorrowland character videos after the jump.
I get the sense Tomorrowland is a movie I’m going to want to live in after we see it. Thankfully, Disney has made that pretty easy. Not all of it is easy to find, but they’ve done a great job at hiding clues to the history of the film across all kinds of media: books, theme parks, television and more.
Basically, it seems like some of the most famous and brilliant minds in history once came together to build a magical, futuristic place for humanity to continue to thrive in peace. But, something happened, and now that place is hidden. How was this place, called Tomorrowland, created? Why is it hidden? How can it be saved?
Lots of these questions are sure to be revealed on May 22 when the Brad Bird film hits theaters. Below, there’s a video detailing this history of Plus Ultra, the group of famous thinkers who combined efforts to create Tomorrowland. There’s also a new TV spot showing some of the connections between this movement and the events in the movie. Check it all out below. Read More »
Watch Eli Roth’s Thesis Short Film ‘Restaurant Dogs': A Tarantino Homage Starring Fast Food Characters
Posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015 by Peter Sciretta
I first discovered filmmaker Eli Roth at the Boston Film Festival in 2003. Its not that his debut Cabin Fever was incredible, but it demonstrated a new and interesting voice. And for whatever the film lacked, Roth made up with his hour-long question and answer session that followed the screening. Roth, like Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez, is full of interesting and funny stories about the making of his films and his discovery of movies.
One of the stories Roth told that night involved his college thesis short film, a Reservoir Dogs homage/parody titled Restaurant Dogs starring a cast of fast food characters doing things so wrong that would never be seen again. Or so I thought. The film was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 1995, and won its division, but has remained one of those talked-about shorts that has never showed up online. Until now. Watch the Eli Roth Restaurant Dogs short film after the jump now.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
The Fast and Furious franchise isn’t going anywhere. As Furious 7 continues its box office climb over $1 billion, the eighth film will hit theaters in 2017 and Universal Studios will soon open a ride based on the film.
That ride is called Fast and Furious: Supercharged and it opens June 25 at Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s an immersive experience that’s been integrated to the already famous and popular Universal Studio Tour Tram ride. Stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans are all part of the ride. Below, you can see a brand new making of video for the ride, including those actors. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Germain Lussier
Let’s be honest. When you think of cameos in movies today, you think of Stan Lee. The Marvel legend obviously didn’t invent the cameo, but he’s made it his own over the past twenty years in everything from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the Spider-Man films, X-Men films and even Mallrats. That last one, more of an extended cameo, was directed by Kevin Smith who himself has had a good run with cameos both as an actor and director.
So what better combo than Lee and Smith to do a quick short called Cameo School which itself features some funny cameos? Smith directed Lee, who stars, but Smith also appears. Check it out below. Read More »