Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer

Screen Junkies is continuing their Fan Appreciation Month with another Honest Trailer that their most loyal viewers have been clamoring for. With just one more left to go before January is over, the film that landed in second place is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Author Roald Dahl adapted his own book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for director Mel Stuart, and the result is a fever dream of candy and imagery that might seem a bit crazy by today’s standards. But for a film created in 1971, it was completely normal. However, there might be some things you didn’t realize before, like the fact that Grandpa Joe is a con artist who has two coke nails.

Unlike most Honest Trailers though, this one has a special guest in the form of Michael Bolton. Why? Well, he has an album to promote, so there you go. Watch the Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Honest Trailer featuring Michael Bolton after the jump. Read More »

Shrek Movie References

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been almost 16 years since DreamWorks Animation released the first Shrek into theaters, launching a multi-billion dollar franchise (that is supposed to continue sometime in the near future). If it’s been awhile since you sunk your teeth into the animated fairytale comedy, you might have forgotten just how many movies Shrek and Shrek 2 parodies and paid homage to.

For those who may not have time to sit down and watch the first two Shrek movies just to soak them all up, one fan has put together a video taking a look at the various references to other movies, from Beauty and the Beast to Alien to Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring. You just may have forgotten how many gags there are referencing other movies.

Watch the Shrek movie references video round-up after the jump. Read More »

A Series of Unfortunate Events Comparison Video

In case you haven’t heard, the first season of Netflix’s series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is available right now. It sounds like it’s a much more loyal adaptation of the book series by Daniel Handler, one that can properly expand the mythology and character roster without being condensed into a limited window.

But how does the series adaptation compare to the original film adaptation directed by Brad Silbering and starring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, as well as a younger Emily Browning and Liam Aiken? One fan decided to put together an extensive video comparing the two different adaptations and how they handle the same events from the book series.

Watch the A Series of Unfortunate Events comparison video after the jump, and obviously beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen either the movie or the series. Read More »

Chris Evans Escape Room Prank

Since Chris Evans plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, everyone assumes he’s a good guy. And since we’ve seen his visits to children’s hospitals suited up as Captain America, we can pretty much accept that as true. But that doesn’t mean Chris Evans doesn’t like to have some playful fun at the expense of his fans.

As part of a charity initiative at Omaze, the Captain America and Avengers franchises star took part in a little prank at a comic book ship in Boston, Massachusetts. Speaking through a big Captain America action figure, Chris Evans tries to get unsuspecting fans to participate in a makeshift Escape Room inside the comic book shop, and the results are pretty damn funny.

Watch the Chris Evans Escape Room prank after the jump. Read More »

Power Rangers Opening Credits Mash-Up

Last week, we finally got a proper look at the new Power Rangers movie coming to theaters in a couple months in the form of a full trailer. New footage included all of the teenagers with attitude in action, in their power suits, and in their Zords. It certainly has a new tone and style for the property that became popular back in the 1990s, feeling right in line with something like the Transformers franchise.

It remains to be seen whether adults who were once fans of the show will seek out this movie for the sake of nostalgia, or if they’ll only be going because their kids are dragging them to it. In the meantime, those who grew up loving the first iteration of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be pleased to see a nicely done mash-up that takes footage from both of the Power Rangers trailers, and brings it together in the style of the opening credits of the original show.

Watch the Power Rangers opening credits mash-up after the jump. Read More »

Resident Evil Recap

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is hitting theaters next week. It’s likely that no one who hasn’t seen the previous movies will be taking a chance on seeing this one out of the blue. But maybe franchise fans will be bringing someone with them who has never suffered through any of the other installments. In order to avoid any confusion, a new official video can help out.

Milla Jovovich took the time to catch everyone up on the complicated events of the Resident Evil franchise in a video that gives you all the important pointers from each of the films, starting with the first Resident Evil from 15 years ago.

Watch the Resident Evil recap from Milla Jovovich below. Read More »

Pixar Movies Connceted

If you’re a true Pixar Animation fan, then you’ve probably heard all about the meticulously crafted theory that explains how all the movies could exist within the same universe. It’s called The Pixar Theory, and it uses several key details, including some of Pixar’s famous easter eggs, to tie all of the movies together.

Though Pixar Animation has acknowledged the existence of the theory, they haven’t officially confirmed or denied its validity. However, a new video released officially by Disney comes close to affirming the wild theory that connects all the movies. Weaving through every Pixar Animation feature film, from this year’s Finding Dory all the way back to Toy Story, the video acts as a sort of Russian nesting doll of Pixar’s easter eggs that connect each movie to the one that came before it.

See the Pixar movies connected through Disney’s easter egg video after the jump. Read More »

Space Jam Honest Trailer

When it comes to entertainment today, the nostalgia train is chugging along rather smoothly as Hollywood remakes, reboots and recycles anything and everything that people loved from decades ago. Now that children of the 90s are starting to have kids of their own, movie studios, TV networks and streaming services are all trying to occupy their spare time with shows like Girls Meets World and Fuller House, as well as sequels like Jumanji. But the one movie that hasn’t been capitalized upon again (at least not quite yet) is the live-action animation hybrid sports comedy Space Jam.

There’s plenty of nostalgic love for the Warner Bros. Pictures movie that brought Michael Jordan and all of the Looney Tunes together on the big screen, and that’s blinded people as to just how lazy the movie really is. Either that or they just don’t care. But Honest Trailers is here to remind you as they deliver the third movie in their Fan Appreciation Week line-up.

Watch the Space Jam Honest Trailer after the jump. Read More »

Most Beautiful Disney Shots

When it comes to animation, Walt Disney Pictures has long been a shining example of how to tell stories that not only strike an emotional chord but also deliver stunning visuals. Though there are some who think the House of Mouse is overrated, you’d be hard pressed to find another animation studio that has so abundantly and consistently delivered such magnificent movies.

Now one editor has assembled a supercut showing off the incredible visuals that Disney has brought to life over the 80 years that they’ve been making feature length animated films. With over six minutes of footage spanning from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937 to Moana in 2016, this video will have you wanting to go through your entire Disney catalog all over again.

Watch the supercut of Disney’s most beautiful shots after the jump. Read More »

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Contact Mirror Shot

This year the sci-fi drama Arrival has been receiving all sorts of praise. Thanks to the emotional core that ties character drama to grounded science fiction, the film from Denis Villeneuve has been compared to a similar film: Robert Zemeckis‘ adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel Contact.

Contact is a little more visceral and unbelievable than Arrival, but it’s still one of the better sci-fi movies to come out of the 1990s. And much like Arrival had some incredible visual effects that were not easily spotted by even the most avid of movie watchers, Contact had some impressive, state-of-the-art visual effects work done at the time. But there’s one particular shot that you probably didn’t even know was a visual effect.

Find out which scene we’re talking about after the jump. Read More »