Abandoned Movie Set Locations

Some of the most hardcore cinephiles dream of one day being on a film set. Having been fortunate enough to have this experience a decent amount of times, I can tell you that it’s a mixed bag of satisfaction. While it’s undoubtedly surreal and often cool to be on a movie set, a lot of people don’t realize that most of the time spent on a movie set is just standing around waiting for things to happen.

However, for those of you who are still dead set on checking out a movie set, it’s not impossible. In fact, there are some very recognizable on-location movie sets that were abandoned after production was completed, and you can still check them out to this day. Find out about these abandoned movie set locations after the jump. Read More »

Independence Day Resurgence Honest Trailer

Believe it or not, Independence Day: Resurgence was a movie that was released in theaters this past summer. I don’t know if it’s because the election has made this year feel longer than ever, or if the sequel what just that forgettable, but it’s probably a combination of both. Thankfully, Honest Trailers is here to give some value to the sequel by completely skewering it, mostly for the fact that it’s so awful, despite taking 20 years to finally get made.

Watch the Independence Day Resurgence Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Grand Theft Auto Tron

Today is going to be a long day, as we wait for the 2016 election results to be tabulated, so it’s nice to know that we can go release some stress by taking advantage of a new update for Grand Theft Auto Online today. Some of you out there maybe haven’t played Grand Theft Auto V in awhile, but this update just might get some of you back online for a bit.

Grand Theft Auto Online: Deadline is a new update that adds some new gameplay features which basically make it feel like you’re playing the game on The Grid in TRON. Get a taste of the Grand Theft Auto TRON shenanigans after the jump. Read More »

Chewbacca Speaks English

Even the most casual of Star Wars fans could tell you that Chewbacca gets his points across with various roars and howls. The Millennium Falcon’s co-pilot is a Wookiee who speaks the language of the same name, and Han Solo can understand him perfectly. In fact, the only way we can really decipher what Chewbacca is saying is by listening to how Han reacts to him.

But what if we had a direct translation of what Chewbacca was saying? Thankfully, some new footage from the set of The Empire Strikes Back that surfaced over the weekend gives us this ability, and it’s actually extremely hilarious. Listen as Chewbacca speaks English after the jump. Read More »

T2 Trainspotting 2 Trailer Comparison

Last week, the first teaser trailer for T2: Trainspotting arrived, giving a glimpse into the sequel that director Danny Boyle has been talking about for years. We finally get to see what Renton (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle) are up to all these years later.

It remains to be seen if Danny Boyle can capture the same magic that made his first film such a beloved piece of cinema. But if you’re a fan of the original Trainspoitting, you can probably take solace in how Boyle has emulated plenty of visuals from the first movie, and that’s just in the trailer alone. Below, see a Trainspotting 2 trailer comparison to shots from the first movie. Read More »

Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday Night Live

Ever since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series this past week, all around me in the Midwest, people just seem a little more upbeat and happy, even with the wholly depressing election still kicking around for a couple more days. The parade and rally just a hop, skip and a jump away from me over in Chicago brought in an estimated 5 million people, which is almost double the population of the entire city itself, and it now ranks as the 7th largest gathering in human history.

This weekend the celebrations continued, but not just in Wrigleyville. The victory tour spread to New York City as lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Bill Murray decided to take some members of the team back to his old stomping grounds at Saturday Night Live to celebrate the victory on Weekend Update with a familiar ditty that the entire country probably knows at this point.

Watch Bill Murray and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

What Makes Anthony Hopkins Great In Westworld

Westworld is all the rage right now. We’re so obsessed with the show that we’re talking about new and old theories after every new episode, our own Jacob Hall always chimes in with some spoilery questions to accompany everything we learned in the latest installment of HBO’s latest sci-fi series, and we even have a podcast called Decoding Westworld.

Thankfully, we’re not the only ones who have fallen for the adaptation of of the film from 1973. A new video from Nerdwriter has taken a closer look at one very specific part of Westworld, one of the actors who consistently makes the show truly compelling every single week. Anthony Hopkins is an icon, and when you see how his performance is broken down in the video essay after the jump, you’ll better understand why he’s such a revered actor.

Find out what makes Anthony Hopkins great in Westworld after the jump.

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Brad Bird Commentary

Brad Bird is one of the best filmmakers working in animation today. He doesn’t have an endless list of films in his career, but quantity doesn’t necessarily equal quality, and when you know that the few films he has directed are The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, then you know why he’s such a respected talent.

For anyone looking for a little more insight into Brad Bird’s creative process, editor Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. has put together a little video essay of sorts featuring explanatory voiceover on top of clips from the director’s movies. Watch and listen to the Brad Bird commentary on animation after the jump. Read More »

LEGO Death Star Time Lapse

The LEGO Death Star is one of the biggest playsets offered by the Danish building block company. The Star Wars set was actually discontinued last year, only to be re-released this year with some slight modifications that added 200 pieces and three minifigures that weren’t in the original set.

With 4,016 pieces, it’s a massive undertaking to build this set, let along paying $499.99 to actually purchase it from LEGO. But what if you could come close to the satisfaction of putting it together by watching a smooth time lapse video showing how it all comes together? Thankfully, one LEGO Star Wars fan and master builder has done just that, and you can watch it below. Read More »

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Escape Horror Short

Since it’s Halloween today, everyone is entitled to one good scare. So there’s no better time to highlight the short film Escape. With flares of They Live and Stay Alive, the short film imagines some kind of virtual reality game involving a pair of sunglasses. However, the game is more sinister than any of the players imagined, opening up a terrifying world.

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