Black and White movies supercut

Ever since motion pictures began adopting Technicolor, the once-traditional use of black and white photography eventually went out the window. After all, an overwhelming majority of the population sees the world in full color, so why wouldn’t they want to see movies in the same way?

But while most of our movies are presented in color today, whether it’s tinted, saturated, toned, there are still plenty of respectable and mesmerizing movies from past and present that look positively stunning in black and white. From Stanley Kubrick’s Killer’s Kiss in 1955 to Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List in 1993 to last year’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, there’s some amazing black and white imagery here.

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Stan Lee and Jim Henson Epic Rap Battle

There’s a chance you might remember when we called attention to an installment of Epic Rap Battles of History because it featured Steven Spielberg and Alfred Hitchcock going head to head in a face-off of crushing rhymes about film. It’s as amusing as it is surreal of a concept to even think about.

And now Epic Rap Battles is back with two more entertainment icons. This time is Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, the creator of X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and more, battling Jim Henson, the genius behind the fuzzy Muppets that adults and kids alike enjoy so much. However, this particular rap battle isn’t like the rest you may have seen, because a third party enters the ring to shake things up. Watch the Stan Lee and Jim Henson Epic Rap Battle below! Read More »

Coach Taylor Alamo Drafthouse PSA

Kyle Chandler currently stars in Bloodline on Neflix, but his best-loved character will probably always be Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights. Recently, he reprised that signature role to draw attention to a very important issue: jerks who talk and text during movies.

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Drunk Ron Weasley

Were Harry Potter a real person, he’d be turning 35 this Friday. To wish him a happy birthday, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon brought on a special guest in last night’s episode: Drunk Ron Weasley, played by Simon Pegg.

Unfortunately, Ron pretty quickly gets sidetracked, threatening to show off his “Fifty Shades of Ginger” and weeping over his recent marital woes with Hermione. Watch the Drunk Ron Weasley video after the jump.  Read More »

Hunger Game of Thrones

As if Jon Snow didn’t have enough to deal with already, he’s now become the target of a coordinated attack by Katniss Everdeen. A new mashup video combines The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones, replacing President Snow with Jon Snow. Alliser Thorne would probably approve of the results. Watch The Hunger Game of Thrones after the jump.

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Hugh Jackman is milking his final appearance as Wolverine for all it’s worth. The actor has unveiled the very first teaser image from the next Wolverine standalone film, which will feature his final performance as the mutant superhero. Check out the first Wolverine teaser image after the jump. Read More »

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2

It’s not every big-budget action movie that can reduce an entire audience of grownups to tears, but Furious 7 did just that with its closing Paul Walker sendoff. Director James Wan got a huge assist on that front from Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth in the form of “See You Again,” a melancholy tune which has been making the rounds all summer.

Now the song’s even made its way to Hogwarts, sort of. A fan video sets the (surprisingly numerous) deaths of the Harry Potter franchise to Khalifa and Puth’s hit, and we just dare you not to choke up a bit. Watch the Harry Potter Furious 7 tribute video after the jump.  Read More »

Pippi Longstocking reboot pitch

There have been plenty of revisionist takes on classic fairytales lately, from Maleficent to Snow White and the Huntsman, and Hollywood is on the lookout for new ideas like this all the time.

Enter Clint Howard, character actor extraordinaire and brother of director Ron Howard. He has a pitch for a movie that is the “biggest, newest, most box office crushing-est hero in town.” She’s got a truckload of freckles, two pigtails and can lift a horse with one hand. That’s right, it’s Pippi Longstocking, brought to life as a vigilante played by The Fifth Element and Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich.

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VOTD: Find Out How Film Projectors Work

how film projectors work

If you’re a huge fan of movies, but you don’t know much about the technology that makes them possible, then we have the perfect informational video for you.

University of Illinois professor Bill Hammack, known as EngineerGuy on YouTube, has put together this informative video about how film projectors work. As the video description says:

Bill tears apart a film projector to reveal the amazing mechanisms used in the pre-digital age to trick the mind into seeing a moving image. He uses high speed photography and animations to show how the projector moves the film intermittently, how a shutter strategically blocks light as the film moves, and how the photo sensor reads the sound. He explains how all these mechanisms are synced.

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