No one argues the impact of Toy Story. The 1995 film totally changed the world of animation, making hand-drawn films all but obsolete. Pixar’s way of thinking changed filmmaking, too. The studio’s incredible success rate, which started with Toy Story, was due in part of their Brain Trust method of making movies. Since then almost every major studio has adopted this thinking in one way or another. Not to mention the film is just delightful. It is funny, introspective, and smart, a true cinema classic.
So is there anything wrong with it? Well, maybe. The team at Honest Trailers have made a Toy Story Honest Trailer that celebrates the film for its quality and cultural significance, but also questions some of the film’s philosophy and context. It’s a very interesting and entertaining watch. Check out the Toy Story Honest Trailer below. Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
With Jurassic World currently in theaters, people just can’t stop talking about Jurassic Park. And since we here at /Film love both the Steven Spielberg-directed action adventure and theme parks, we couldn’t help but call attention to a new world record set on the Jurassic Park River Adventure ride at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, California.
Jake & Dave are two dudes who just decided that they wanted to set the world record for most rides in a single day (or as long as the park is open) on Jurassic Park River Adventure, and they chronicled their fun on the splashtastic ride for our enjoyment. Watch the Jurassic Park ride world record below! Read More »
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Briefly: Endangered world leaders are apparently no match for endangered astronauts. Focus Features has moved the London Has Fallen release date from October 2 to January 22, 2016, just days after Fox shifted Ridley Scott’s The Martian up to October 2.
The new slot puts London Has Fallen against another British-American triller set in London, Ariel Vromen’s Criminal. Also opening that day are the faith-based mystery Risen and the horror film The Boy.
Gerard Butler once again as Secret Service agent Mike Banning, who accompanies the POTUS (Aaron Eckhart) to the funeral of the British prime minister. When the event is targeted by terrorists, Banning teams with an MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) to foil the plot. Morgan Freeman also returns from Olympus Has Fallen. [Deadline]
Earlier this year, Lego approved official sets based on a bunch of awesome properties: The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and WALL-E. Personally, that last one was the most exciting and now we have our first look at the set. There still are not any official specs but you can get a look at how beautiful this set turned out. See the official Lego WALL-E set images below. Read More »
In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore.
Mike Johnson from Orlando, Florida has spent his time producing a custom pinball game paying tribute to The Goonies, and it’s an extremely detailed triumph of engineering and passion for the movie. Check out The Goonies pinball machine after the jump! Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Posted on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
Briefly: Pack your bags for a trip to the Lonely Island next summer. Universal has set June 3, 2016 as the Lonely Island movie release date. Andy Samberg leads the cast as Conner, a rapper whose latest career setback forces him to reunite with his old boy band. Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer also star and will direct. The new date pits the Lonely Island boys against the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel and the romantic drama Me Before You.
Also starring are Tim Meadows as Conner’s “upbeat and overworked” manager and Sarah Silverman as Conner’s “sharp and sarcastic” publicist. Judd Apatow is producing. The film was previously referred to as Conner4real but was called the Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie in Universal’s latest notice. [Deadline]
It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino steals from other movies in order to make the films that everyone loves to see him make. This isn’t really an insult to Tarantino as the filmmaker has said previously, “I steal from every single movie ever made. If my work has anything, it’s that I’m taking this from this and that from that and mixing them together.”
And if you’ve ever wondered what movies Tarantino is stealing from, a great visual guide has surfaced online to show you. See what movies Quentin Tarantino steals from after the jump! Read More »
In a world full of comic book adaptations, one would think that a massive comic book fan and filmmaker like Kevin Smith might get the chance to bring one of the character’s from ink to screen. However, Smith’s writing and directing style hasn’t exactly shown the potential for tentpole material (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). Sure, Smith has written comic books, but that’s much different than creating a feature film around them.
However, Smith was recently asked about the potential of him ever directing a comic book project. And while he dismisses the thought of that ever coming to fruition, he did offer up an intriguing character that he would like to bring to life. Find out the character who would be at the center of this hypothetical Kevin Smith comic book movie after the jump. Read More »
When you think of stoner comedies, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t exactly innovation in the world of motion pictures. But back in 1978, Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke was the first of its kind. Not only was this the first time two stoner characters were the “heroes” of a feature film comedy, but two Mexican characters leading a movie was also pretty rare.
Taking a look back at the creation of the film, Academy Originals has debuted a short featurette interviewing Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong about his they got this outrageous dope-a-thon off the ground and didn’t really get paid to do it. Watch the video below! Read More »