Best Movie Villains

There’s plenty of heroes out there, but what people really go crazy for is a great villain. Over nearly a century feature filmmaking has delivered some pretty mesmerizing, fascinating and memorable villains on the big screen. But which ones are truly the best?

Well, the folks at CineFix have attempted to answer this seemingly impossible question by counting down the Top 10 Movie Villains of All Time. And don’t worry, Christopher Nolan fans, because Heath Ledger‘s take on The Joker from The Dark Knight is on the list. However, you might not be so happy with some of the choices for best movie villains. Read More »


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Peter Pan Honest Trailer

Pan is currently getting some not-so-great reviews on the festival circuit. But lest you be tempted to accuse Joe Wright of butchering an unassailable classic, Honest Trailers is here to remind you that Disney’s 1953 Peter Pan wasn’t so hot either.

For starters, it’s a lot creepier than you probably remembered. The idea of an immortal trickster who spies on you and then kidnaps you to a war zone gets more disturbing the more disturbing the longer you think about it. Besides that, it’s also more sexist, more racist, and more Oedipal than you might have realized as a kid. Watch the Peter Pan Honest Trailer after the jump.

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Gotham Red Band Trailer

We were promised that Gotham Season 2 would be all about the rise of the villains, and one episode in the city’s resident baddies already seem to be on their way up. Now a new “red band” trailer is teasing the Maniax, whom you can think of as a sort of a small-screen version of the Suicide Squad. Only even more evil, because they’re working for Theo Galavan instead of Amanda Waller. Watch the Gotham red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »

Zootopia logo

Disney’s Zootopia is set in a sort of animal paradise, where creatures of all kinds co-exist in habitat neighborhoods like Sahara Square and Tundratown. But the first Zootopia poster suggests it’ll also be heaven on Earth for human moviegoers who happen to adore animal-themed wordplay. See the Zootopia poster after the jump. Read More »

Uptown Funk 100 movies supercut

It’s pretty tough to improve on “Uptown Funk,” which has got to be one of the most happy-making songs ever created. It’s catchy. It’s playful. It’s fun. It makes you want to dance, even if you’re not usually one for dancing, and it inspires you to kiss yourself, you’re so pretty.

Why, the only thing that could possibly make it better would be, I don’t know, a note-perfect supercut of dance scenes from 100 different films. Which of course is exactly what one genius on the Internet put together. Prepare yourself to smile big, and then hit the jump to watch the Uptown Funk 100 movies mashup.  Read More »

Dolly Zoom Shot

Though you may not know it by name, you’ve undoubtedly seen the dolly zoom (or push pull) shot used in countless movies. It’s the shot that looks like it’s zooming in on something while everything else in the background seems to be getting farther away.

Don’t worry if you can’t picture what this shot looks like on screen, because a new video essay from Vashi Visuals takes a look at 23 versions of the shot throughout the history of cinema. And thankfully, he begins with Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, the film that made the dolly zoom shot famous. Read More »

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Alternate Movie Endings

A movie isn’t finished until it’s playing on the big screen in front of you, and sometimes not even then if you’re someone like George Lucas. But leading up to that final cut, a lot of decisions are made, whether it’s in the writing process, during filming or sometime in post-production, that can drastically change a movie from how it was originally conceived.

Recently we’ve seen how that process works, mostly for the worse, with the reboot of Fantastic Four. However, our friends at ScreenRant have rounded up five alternate movie endings that could have been for First Blood, I Am Legend, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 28 Days Later and more recently, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Find out how those movies could have ended below! Read More »

Eric Stoltz in Back to the Future

Among Back to the Future fans, it’s a well-known fact that Michael J. Fox wasn’t the first actor cast as Marty McFly. Eric Stoltz had already shot a significant portion of the film before producers decided it wasn’t working out. They fired him and went back to their first choice, Fox, who’d been unavailable due to scheduling conflicts.

You wouldn’t know that just by watching the film, as all of Stoltz’s scenes were re-shot with Fox. However, if you were looking really, really carefully, you may have noticed a tiny bit of Stoltz’s footage remains in the finished film. Find out where you can see Eric Stoltz in Back to the Future after the jump.  Read More »

aspect ratio video essay

We’ve previously featured a video essay that dove into the history of aspect ratios in cinema and how they’ve changed in the relatively short history of filmmaking. But beyond the technical changes and differences, varying aspect ratios are now used to not only change the aesthetic of any given film, or even a specific scene or sequence, but to also create a different emotional effect within the viewer.

A new aspect ratio video essay takes a look at some of the different thematic effects that come from changes in aspect ratio, illustrating how they are used to invoke certain feelings or perspectives. This ranges from transporting viewers back in time to a more old fashioned way of life in The Grand Budapest Hotel to glamorizing a memory in (500) Days of Summer to giving an epic scope to action happening on screen in Interstellar. Read More »