I was cautiously optimistic about Dumb and Dumber To. The Farrelly Brothers were due for a hit; they were revisiting the characters that made them famous; and both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were back for the ride. What could possibly go wrong?
The answer is “everything,” as is very well explained in the Dumb and Dumber To Honest Trailer. In this video, the film is rightfully annihilated for being pointlessly gross, uncomfortably mean, and just plain unfunny. Thankfully, in doing so, the Honest Trailer is actually pretty great.
Check out the Dumb and Dumber To Honest trailer below. Read More »
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Last week’s biggest news, and frankly the biggest news of 2015 so far, was that Spider-Man is coming back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We’ll see him in at least one Marvel movie (probably Captain America: Civil War) before a 2017 Sony reboot that ties in to the MCU. All week fans were debating what this meant for superhero movies, who should play the role, and what it might look like.
That last question has now kind of been answered thanks to ScreenCrush. They took footage from Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and carefully edited it with The Avengers. The result is a glimpse of what The Avengers might have looked like if Spider-Man was involved. Watch the Spider-Man Avengers below. Read More »
Severus Snape is one of the most fascinating characters in the world of Harry Potter. From book to book, more than any other character, you love him, you hate him, you fear him, you’re confused by him, and author J.K. Rowling waits until the last half of the final book to finally reveal what was actually happening the whole time.
The movies mimic this structure, too, albeit with fewer details. Thankfully, the nuanced performance of Alan Rickman over the course of eight movies adds so many layers, it’s just as rewarding in its own way as the character in the novel.
For proof of that, a YouTube user has re-edited Rickman’s performance to tell Snape’s story in chronological order. Check out the Severus Snape story below. Read More »
One of the biggest complaints we hear about Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood is that it doesn’t have a story. There’s no real strong narrative. If made this script in 12 weeks instead of 12 years, it would be terrible. Maybe all of that is true. But the movie was made over 12 years. It’s not a movie about the story. It’s a slice of life, a film whose form is saying as much, if not more, than the narrative. Either you buy into that or you don’t and that’s probably the line between people who think Boyhood is a masterpiece, or a piece of something else.
The Honest Trailer team seems to fall into that latter camp. There’s some appreciation in their Boyhood Honest Trailer but, mostly, it’s judging the film for something it isn’t. Nevertheless, they’ve made a pretty funny parody of the song Hero by Family of the Year that makes the Boyhood Honest Trailer worth watching. Check it out below. Read More »
Briefly: Universal Pictures has just announced that battle will be rejoined on May 13, 2016. That’s when the studio will release Neighbors 2, the sequel to the 2014 hit.
Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron will all return for the sequel, with Nicholas Stoller once again directing. The script will be a collaboration between Rogen, Stoller, Evan Goldberg, Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. Read about the Neighbors 2 plot below. Read More »
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You may not know the name Richard Bonehill, but you know some of his most iconic roles. He played not only a Stormtrooper, Rebel Soldier, TIE Pilot, a Tauntaun wrangler and more in the Star Wars films; he co-starred as Nien Nunb, co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon during the attack on the second Death Star.
Beyond that, the actor had roles or performed stunts in other films such as Flash Gordon, Highlander, Rob Roy and Doctor Who, among others. Bonehill was a master fencer, and it connections from that community announced the sad news Thursday that Richard Bonehill had passed away at the age of 67.
Though Bonehill was usually behind the scenes or behind a mask on film, his characters will never be forgotten. [THR]
“Space Heroes” is such a simple and clean, yet massive idea for an art show. The possibilities are almost as large as the galaxy itself. From classic sci-fi films, to cult classics, kids cartoons, hit TV shows, and video games, Space Heroes works. iam8bit agrees, and made that it the subject of their latest exhibit, which is currently on display at their Los Angeles location as well as online. Below, see our favorite pieces from the iam8bit Space Heroes show. Read More »
Briefly: Warner Bros. is beefing up its holiday film presence this week. The studio just dated and/or moved two of their heavy hitters. First up, the Ericson Core remake of Point Break has been pushed from summer to Christmas Day. More interestingly, though, the Ryan Coogler-directed Rocky spin-off Creed, starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone, will be out even quicker. It’s currently filming but is now slated for release on November 25, 2015. [Box Office Mojo]
Briefly: We’ve been quietly anticipating Cameron Crowe‘s latest film for some time. And in that period, the star-studded film has been referred to as the “Untitled Hawaii Project,” as seen above on the film’s camera slate. Now, Crowe has settled on a title for the film. The Cameron Crowe Hawaii movie is now called Aloha. It will hit theaters May 29.
Aloha stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel. Cooper plays as a defense contractor who’s sent to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Once he gets there, he falls for an Air Force pilot (Stone) who convinces him to try and stop the launch with the help of some mystical island forces. Read more about it here. [Exhibitor Relations]