stay puft marshmallow man

The first thing many people remember when thinking of Ghostbusters is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. It’s just the simple truth of the matter. The logo is iconic, the characters are memorable, but that final scene featuring a building-sized villain (one made of marshmallow, to boot) is unlike anything moviegoers had seen when the film was released. Since then, there have been few moments as ballsy and out of the box in a major blockbuster, which is why it’s so unforgettable.

So what went into both the creation of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man scene, and the execution of each shot? Find out in a new video in the Art of the Scene by CineFix. It’s pretty great. Read More »

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Legendary Yoda Empire Strikes Back

The buzz of New York Toy Fair is finally wearing off but, when an event is that big, a few things will always fall through the cracks. One example is a tease of an upcoming Star Wars toy by Spin-Master. It’s called Legendary Yoda and we don’t know exactly what it does but a teaser video is about as tantalizing and fun as teaser videos gets. Check out the Star Wars Legendary Yoda from Spin-Master below. Read More »

VOTD: 72 Years of Batman Movies in 10 Minutes

72 years of Batman movies in 10 minutes

Next year brings us a new Batman in the form of Ben Affleck in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while the costume and Batmobile may be brand-new, Batfleck is really just the latest in a long, long line of Batmen. The Caped Crusader has been around for 76 years as of this spring, and he’s been appearing in movies in various forms for 72 of them.

A new video runs through all seven decades of Batman movies in just 10 minutes, from the serials of the 1940s through the Adam West, Riggan Thomson Michael Keaton, and Christian Bale eras. Even Lego Batman shows up to the party eventually. Revisit seven decades of Batman movies in 10 minutes after the jump.

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Dumb and Dumber To honest trailer

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 »

Spider-Man Avengers

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 story

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 »

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boyhood honest trailer

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 »

Neighbors 2

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 »

Richard Bonehill Nien Nunb

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]

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