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 »
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.
Watch the Escape horror short after the jump. Read More »
Congratulations, Brooklyn, you now have your very own Alamo Drafthouse. The official website for the new location has listings for all the events are coming to your neck of the woods for the grand opening of the theater, but that’s not all. In honor of the new location, a quartet of Alamo’s famous talking and texting PSAs has been revealed featuring Mike Birbiglia and the cast of his outstanding movie Don’t Think Twice, comedian and Wet Hot American Summer star Janeane Garofalo, as wel as Dwayne Johnson with his Moana composer and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Watch the new Alamo Drafthouse PSAs after the jump. Read More »
If you’re a Quentin Tarantino fan, then you know that there are tiny connections that link all of his movies together so that they all exist in the same universe. Tarantino actually clarified how these connections work earlier this year after The Hateful Eight was in wide release:
“There are actually two separate universes. There’s the realer than real universe, and all the characters inhabit that one. Then there’s this “movie” universe, so From Dusk Till Dawn and Kill Bill take place in this special movie universe. Basically, when the characters from Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction go to the movies, Kill Bill and From Dusk Till Dawn is what they go see.”
Now a stylish new video illustrates perfectly and entertainingly how all these movies are connected by jumping back and forth between them. There are even some of the more subtle references that you may have never picked up on, including some stuff from one of Tarantino’s “lost” movies.
Watch the Quentin Tarantino universe video after the jump! Read More »
Let’s just get this out of the way right now: You’re going to have some major discrepancies with the video after the jump, but that’s also what makes cinema so damn great.
CineFix has compiled a list of what they call the 10 most emotional movie moments of all time. Of course, since we all feel different emotions at varying strengths due to our life experiences, perspectives and personal feelings on various topics, every single person would have a different list. So instead, let’s just pretend these aren’t the 10 most emotional moments, but merely some fine examples of pure, raw emotion on film. Read More »
There are plenty of outstanding lectures that come from TED, a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged in 1984. Aptly and succinctly called TED Talks, these lectures can introduce bold new ideas, demonstrate exciting inventions, showcase performances, highlight science and discovery, call attention to important issues and more. They’ve become rather popular in education recently, because of their concise nature for all being 18 minutes or less. But how are TED Talks so compelling?
Will Stephen, a writer on Saturday Night Live, put together a TEDx Talk (a lecture at a more localized TED event) about how to sound smart in a TED Talk. While Stephen repeats that he has absolutely nothing to say in this TEDx Talk, this is actually a brilliant breakdown about how orators use harmless tricks to keep our attention. On the surface, it’s a parody of a TED Talk, but there’s more to it than comedic value. Read More »
During the course of a romantic relationship, plenty of little, adorable gifts are given between lovers. The most typical gifts are usually flowers, candy or in some cases a teddy bear. Most of these little gifts end up being disposable, especially if the relationship goes sour. But what if when the relationship went bad, so did these little gifts?
A new short film called Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, crafted in the same vein as Gremlins or Child’s Play, imagines what might happen if the teddy bears given to ex-lovers were just as heartbroken as those who were broken up with. Just what would they do in order to get revenge for being scarred emotionally, and even physically? Find out after the jump. Read More »
One of the most exciting things in the movie news world is when a new trailer arrives for one of our most anticipated movies. Last week we were treated to teaser trailers for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan, the third and final Wolverine sequel featuring Hugh Jackman. But have you ever wondered why these clips used to market upcoming movies are called trailers?
A new video essay from the YouTube channel Today I Found Out explains the origins of movie trailers, including not only where they came from, but why they’re called trailers to begin with. Learn about the origin of movie trailers after the jump. Read More »
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This week sees the release of Doctor Strange in many international markets while here in the United States we’ll be waiting until November 4th to see the movie (though the reviews paint a mostly promising picture). To coincide with the release, Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill has a new short film that just debuted online which is currently being pitched around Hollywood for a possible feature adaptation.
As They Continue to Fall follows a drifter who hunts fallen angels that only he can see, and this short gives us a taste of what life is like for this man who continues to see the world around him become more corrupt. There’s definitely potential here for a feature length story, and the style and tone feels in line with what we’ve see Cargill write before with films like Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil, but with a story that feels like it came straight from a graphic novel. Read More »
James Corden has plenty of fun with “Carpool Karaoke” over on The Late Late Show at CBS. In fact, people love it so much that Apple Music ordered an entire TV series based on the premise. However, my personal favorite gag of James Corden’s is when he gets a big movie star to reenact their entire filmography in just a few minutes. Tom Hanks did it in eight minutes, Matt Damon did it in seven minutes and Arnold Schwarzenegger did it in six minutes. Now it’s Tom Cruise‘s turn, and this one takes the longest yet.
Watch almost all the Tom Cruise movies reenacted in just 9 minutes after the jump, and there just might be a cameo from one of Tom Cruise’s former co-stars. Read More »