Steven Spielberg’s 1991 fantasy sequel Hook is one of the filmmaker’s easier targets. Spielberg himself as admitted to being disappointed in the film, but plenty who grew up with the Peter Pan follow-up still have a special place in their heart for their film. Hell, I’m one of them. I even have a ticket from one of Robin Williams’ stand-up shows and I had him sign it, “Bangarang!” The question is, how many people like me are interested in seeing a Hook prequel?
Well, Hook co-star Dante Basco, who played the mohawked Lost Boy leader named Rufio, is hoping there are enough fans of the original movie to help support a Kickstarter for a short film that shows us who Rufio was before he went to Neverland. It’s basically Hook Origins: Rufio, but the film is called Bangarang, and you can find out more about it below. Read More »
For the most part, Love Actually is a beloved holiday movie, even though there are those who have started to express their hate for the movie as time has gone on. Personally, as cheesy as it is, I think it’s quite the charming romance featuring a fantastic ensemble cast from across the pond that includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Bill Nighy and many more. Now we’ll get to see what all those characters are up to 14 years later in a Love Actually sequel, but it’s not exactly what you think. Find out the details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Angie Han
The saddest man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe isn’t Loki with his daddy issues or Bruce Banner with his self-loathing or even Bucky Barnes with his unreliable brain and unfortunately highly effective assassin training. No, if you ask me, it’s Darryl, the poor ordinary schmoe who somehow got stuck rooming with Thor while the rest of the Avengers were off having their Civil War.
As we saw in the first mockumentary short unveiled at Comic-Con, Thor might be a great superhero but he is a terrible roommate. Things don’t look much better for sad Darryl in Team Thor: Part 2, where it’s revealed Thor is not so much into the “paying rent in actual money” part of living with someone. Watch the new Thor Darryl short below. Read More »
What kind of person decides to put on a superhero suit and patrol the streets of their hometown? You would think that it’s only in comic books and movies that these kind of people exists, but there are real people out there who take it upon themselves to suit up like superheroes and fight crime. It seems easy to brush them off as being off their rocker, but a new documentary short just might have you sympathizing with one of these heroes that would might otherwise disregard as crazy.
Being Batman is a documentary short that profiles a man named Stephen Lawrence, who dresses up like Batman, drives around a suburb called Brampton in Toronto, Canada, and walks the streets looking to apprehend criminals. And this isn’t just some scrawny kid being some kind of aggressive hall monitor. This is a buff, athletic man with martial arts skills and ninja weapons. That might sound ridiculous, but this short doc shows he’s the real deal. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 by Angie Han
It’s not like Pixar needs to try that hard to convince people to go and see their features, but it’s always nice when they sweeten the deal with an accompanying short film. A few months ago we got our first little peek at Lou, the new six-minute short directed by Dave Mullins and Dana Murray. Today we’re getting even closer with the mysterious monster of the title, who’ll make his way to theaters ahead of Cars 3.
Feast your eyes on a Lou first look photo below, and get many more details about what exactly this movie is.
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We already know that the next installment under the Star Wars Story banner following Rogue One is a movie that will follow a young Han Solo. Disney and Lucasfilm have already brought on Phil Lord & Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street) to direct, and Alden Ehrenreich has been to play the smuggler originated by Harrison Ford in 1977 with Donald Glover as his old buddy Lando Calrissian. But that movie won’t arrive until 2018.
In the meantime, some dedicated Star Wars fans got together to create a rather impressive short film following Han Solo on one of his early adventures. The project is called Han Solo: A Smuggler’s Trade, and while it’s obviously not up to the quality of any of the big screen chapters, but for a production made by fans, it’s one of the better attempts we’ve seen.
Watch the Han Solo fan film after the jump. Read More »
You might remember back in 2013, an editor by the name of Pierre-Alexandre Chauvat put together a movie mash-up called Everybody Wants To Kill Bruce. The nearly 10 minute short cleverly edited 39 movies together to make it seem as if Bruce Willis was a target in every single one of them. And now there’s a sequel.
Everybody Wants To Kill Bruce 2 does the exact same thing that the first movie mash-up did, but like any good sequel, it ups the ante by having the hunt for Bruce Willis span 53 movies this time. Watch it below! Read More »
Since we’re getting pretty close to Christmas, it’s a safe bet that you’ve already attended one ugly Christmas sweater party this year. Sadly, the novelty of those parties has worn out a bit as companies now deliberately manufacture the ugliest sweaters, though it used to be more fun when you’d have to venture out to find one at a local thrift store. So if you’ve come to loathe these kind of holiday parties, a new holiday horror short that recently hit the web might be for you.
Do You See What I See? is a slasher short film set in the heart of Christmas that finds an ugly Christmas sweater party interrupted by some kind of masked murderer. However, what starts off as just a typical slasher takes a strange turn that feels like it could be easily expanded into a feature film.
Watch the Do You See What I See horror short after the jump. Read More »
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If you caught Moana in theaters over the past few weeks and you were late to the movie, then you saw the latest short film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Working as a sort of companion short to Inside Out, the cute story Inner Workings shows how the heart and mind of a man work against each other, trying to drive his ambitions and desires. The brain wants to stay and work in the mundane office while the heart wants to go enjoy life. It’s a battle we all have with ourselves every day.
Now we can see how the short came to be as some of the animators who worked on the movie have been sharing Inner Workings concept art pieces, some of which are even 3D sculpts of the characters we see in the short. See the concept art below! Read More »
I’m not entirely sure what is going on with The Muppets right now. The 2011 film The Muppets starring Jason Segel and Amy Adams put the Jim Henson-created puppet ensemble back in the mainstream. Sadly, the 2014 follow-up Muppets Most Wanted seemed like ten steps back. It lacked everything that was great about the previous film and instead tried to imitate some of the later not-so-good Muppet movies. Muppetvision 3-D has been removed from Disneyland Resort’s Disney California Adventure theme park while the franchise attempts to reboot the Muppet Babies to hopefully help indoctrinate a new generation with Kermit, Miss Piggy, and their friends.
So where does that leave the franchise? It looks like Disney hopes to continue The Muppet brand through online digital short films. A new Muppets short film has been released on YouTube. The first episode of Pigs In Space in more than 20 years takes on Alien. Hit the jump to watch it now.
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