Sight & Sound Announces Their Top 20 Films of 2016

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We’ve reached the point in the year where every publication, website, and critics’ group is rushing to announce their favorite movies of the year before everyone else, a time-honored tradition known as “First!” But few film publications carry as much weight in the end-of-the-year game quite like Sight & Sound, whose Greatest Films of All Time list (updated every ten years after polling critics and film directors) tends ignite movie site comments sections like a match dropped in a puddle of gasoline.

Their annual lists tend to reflect a similar sensibility – a mixture of arthouse fare from around the world with a sprinkle of Hollywood.

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Office Christmas Party Trailer

While many are looking ahead a couple weeks to the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in just two weeks, some may be looking forward to getting absolutey crazy with a raunchy, R-rated holiday comedy, and Office Christmas Party will try to come through next week.

A new trailer for the comedy from Blades of Glory directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck has just arrived, and while it shows more of the party shenanigans that happen in an office in downtown Chicago, it also shows more of the outside happenings, including Jennifer Aniston assaulting some guy, and Karan Soni (the cab driver from Deadpool) trying to get a hooker from Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street).

Watch the new Office Christmas Party trailer after the jump. Read More »

Surf's Up 2 Trailer

At the end of the summer, we got a glimpse of Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, a sequel to the 2007 animated comedy that followed a young penguin named Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf) as he took part a big surfing competition. This time, Cody Maverick is hitting the waves again, voiced by someone completely new, as he joins a whole new crew of surfers who just so happened to be voiced by WWE superstar wrestlers John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, Paige and Vince McMahon.

Now a new Surf’s Up 2 trailer has arrived, showing us exactly why this is a straight-to-DVD and VOD title instead of getting a theatrical release. Read More »

Big Little Lies trailer

After spending so much of the past couple months digging into the intricate mysteries of Westworld, it might be a nice change of pace to dig into a more straightforward HBO drama. Though this one’s hiding away some shocking secrets as well. The premium cable channel has debuted the latest trailer for Big Little LiesDavid E. Kelley‘s adaptation of the bestselling novel by Liane Moriarty.

Reese WitherspoonNicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley star as a trio of moms in beautiful, well-to-do Monterey, California. But when their idyllic lives are shattered, things sprial down until someone winds up dead. Witherspoon’s Wild director Jean-Marc Vallée helmed all seven episodes. Watch the Big Little Lies trailer below.  Read More »

Emma Stone Auditioned for All That

This weekend, Emma Stone returns to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch show for a third time. However, she almost starred in an entirely different sketch comedy show much earlier in her career, one that would have had her crossing paths with a certain SNL cast member at a young age.

While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 28-year-old actress revealed that she auditioned for the Nickelodeon kids sketch comedy show All That when she was 12 years old. Even though she didn’t end up getting the job, her audition sounds rather entertaining.

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Full House Home

Because some movies actually shoot on location instead of on a sound stage, fans have a chance to visit the real life settings of some of their favorite movies and TV shows. However, this can create some frustration with those in charge of maintaining said locations that are constantly visited by tourists. Case in point, the Tanner family home from the sitcom Full House.

The house of the Tanner family from ABC’s sitcom Full House actually exists in San Francisco. The interior isn’t anything like that of the actual house, but it’s the exterior with the red door that fans have been anxious to snap a photo of whenever they’re in The City by the Bay. Unfortunately for fans, the house hasn’t looked the way it does in the show for years now, and the owner of the house was not keen on the couple hundred people per day who would stop by the house for a picture. But now checking out the Full House home just got a little easier. Read More »

21 Jump Street spinoff director

While Schmidt and Jenko are off battling aliens in MiB 23, some of their old Jump Street colleagues will be stepping up into a spotlight of their own. Last year, we got word Sony was planning a Jump Street spinoff that’d center on a couple of female officers. Broad City scribes Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were brought on to try and crack the script, and then Bob’s Burgers producers Lizzie and Wendy Molyneux. Now 22 Jump Street‘s Rodney Rothman is also hopping on board, and it looks like he could end up directing as well. Read More »

Mondo Gremlins Prints - Matt Ryan Tobin

Now that it’s December, there’s no better time to get Gremlins out for a little holiday viewing. It’s not usually a big part of the array of holiday movies that hit TV like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and so on, but it’s an outstanding Christmas movie for those who don’t need all the faux holiday cheer and would rather see little monsters wreak havoc on a small town.

In honor of Gremlins, the folks over at Mondo have released a couple new collectible prints from Matt Ryan Tobin and Glen Brogan. The two prints pay tribute to both Gremlins and the wacky, unabashed sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and they’re both outstanding. Plus, there’s a batch of Gremlins enamel pins you can add to your collection.

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The Secret Life of Pets Honest Trailer

As of now, Illumination Entertainment’s animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets is sitting at #3 on the domestic list of the highest grossing movies of 2016. That’s not likely to last once Rogue One: A Star Wars Story storms the charts, but with a worldwide box office total over $874 million, the movie is still a hit. That’s a shame, because it’s not good.

I’ve already lamented in my full review just how disappointing this movie is, despite the fact that kids love it, and now Honest Trailers takes some jabs at the movie that are right on the money. They start by saying the movie is like Toy Story, but with out all the toys, heart, humor or story structure, and that’s being nice.

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Office Christmas Party Clips

With December just around the corner, it’s time for your office to start planning their annual office party, but I can almost guarantee that yours won’t be quite as epic as the festivities that will unfold in Office Christmas Party.

The new R-rated holiday comedy is coming to theaters next week, and to help spread the cheer; three new clips have just debuted online. There’s no new peeks at the impending holiday party, but these are clips from earlier in the film leading up to the massive shindig that will go awry in Chicago. The first two are tame enough, but the last one has some potentially NSFW language if you’re not listening with headphones.

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