Lens Flare Supercut

A lens flare is something that happens all the time in photography and filmmaking, simply because of how light travels through and reflects inside of a lens. But any good photographer or cinematographer knows how to use it effectively so it’s not just an accident. After all, lens flares can be avoided, but in films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, There Will Be Blood, Looper, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, they make some shots look fantastic.

A new lens flare supercut runs through dozens of movies featuring the side effect of bright light shining into the lens. Some are better than others, but it just goes to show you how abundant they are. And before anyone tries to make a joke: No, this isn’t just footage from J.J. Abrams movies. Read More »


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Jurassic Park - Jurassic World

It’s been a couple days since Jurassic World hit Blu-Ray and DVD, and that’s all it took for one fan to compile all of the visual references the sequel/reboot makes to the original Jurassic Park.

Some of these we covered in our list of Jurassic World Easter eggs over the summer, but there’s a lot more visual evidence now that a hard copy of the movie can be used to show them. Check out all the Jurassic Park references in Jurassic World after the jump! Read More »

JJ Abrams and George Lucas

In a little over a month, the publicity machine is going to be in full swing as we lead up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. You can bet that the entire cast and director J.J. Abrams will be making the rounds to morning news programs, late night talk shows, and pretty much everywhere else to help promote the movie that simply doesn’t need anymore promotion. But in the meantime, Abrams has gotten a round of questions from some movers and shakers in all sorts of entertainment, and they want answers.

Cloverfield star T.J. Miller, Girls creator Lena Dunham, Suicide Squad star Jared Leto, Netflix’s content acquisitions chief Ted Sarandos, even George Lucas himself and many more have tons of burning questions about The Force Awakens, Lost and just life in general. Abrams gives some pretty great answers for your entertainment. Read More »

Inside Out Honest Trailer

Pixar Animation came back with sweet, emotional vengeance this year, after not releasing a film in 2014, with the touching and heartfelt Inside Out. The film has given feelings to feelings, but just because it’s a beautiful story that audiences and critics alike have fallen in love with, that doesn’t mean it’s safe from becoming the target of Honest Trailers.

In the Inside Out Honest Trailer, there’s actually not a whole lot to mock when it comes to breaking down the movie itself. In fact, some of the jokes in the trailer are more about mocking how audiences feel about Pixar movies, because they’re so great. Watch! Read More »

Bill Murray interview

Though Bill Murray is known for his roles in films like Ghosbusters, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, What About Bob? and Lost in Translation, he’s become even more famous in the public eye for just being Bill Murray. The actor just pops up wherever, whenever he feels like it, and some of the stories about his interaction with people in public could just as easily be legends.

And while it seems like that’s a new thing for the Oscar nominated actor, maybe it only seems like it because social media allows us to hear about it more often. Because if you listen to this rare Bill Murray interview from 1988, you’ll see he’s always been a bit of a rascal with the same ideas about fame and being obnoxious just for the hell of it. Read More »

Star Wars

It’s been just one week since the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted online, and I’ve lost count of how many times that I’ve watched it. I’ve even taken the time to repeatedly listen to the version that isolates just the music from the trailer, which isn’t actually new music from John Williams, but repurposed versions of his original themes.

But if you’re somehow getting bored with The Force Awakens trailer, one fan has spiced things up by taking footage from the original Star Wars trilogy and cutting it to the music from The Force Awakens trailer. The result is a Star Wars trilogy trailer that has me excited to marathon of all of them again in December. Read More »

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Angels in the Outfield

Clearly, there’s an angel with me right now. How else to explain that mere minutes after I professed my love for Angels in the Outfield right here on /Film, I came across a 30 for 30 episode about same?

Okay, so by “episode” I mean “College Humor parody.” But that doesn’t make 30 for 30: Angels in the Outfield any less magical. Watch the 30 for 30 Angels in the Outfield video after the jump.   Read More »

Back to the Future Honest Trailer

The celebration that was Back to the Future Day has come and gone, and after all the love and nostalgia that came out for the time traveling franchise yesterday, it’s only fair to follow it up with some lighthearted jabs by way of an Honest Trailer for the entire trilogy.

The first Back to the Future is a perfect movie, so Honest Trailers doesn’t really have much to nitpick on the filmmaking side of things. Instead, they turn their focus on how the sequels are just a repeat of the same formula and point out some of the uncomfortable racism that exists in the past, not to mention the incestuous plot point between Marty McFly and his mom. Read More »

computer animated Real Ghostbusters

While there’s a reboot of Ghostbusters on the way from director Paul Feig with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the four main roles, there’s an animated Ghostbusters film in development at Sony Pictures as well. However, what today’s kids really need is an updated version of the animated series The Real Ghostbusters.

Considering how computer animation has become much easier to produce than it used to be, it would be cool to see The Real Ghostbusters updated in that animation style. Thankfully, one fan has given us a taste of what that might be like with a computer animated Real Ghostbusters introduction that’s just an updated version of the original animated opening. Watch! Read More »