teddy bears are for lovers movie

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the nightmare of forgotten exes will never die. In fact, it may come back to stab you in the leg.

Two years ago, a viral short film made in the vein of Gremlins caught the eye of the internet,  and of Lost and Cloverfield cinematographer Michael Bonvillain. We wrote about the funny and smart horror short Teddy Bears Are For Lovers when it was released in 2016, which offered a premise — of vengeful teddy bears from ex-lovers — that was good enough to be a feature film. And lo and behold, Bonvillain will be turning this great short into a bonafide feature film.

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VOTD: Pixar Short Easter Eggs You Probably Missed

Pixar Short Film Easter Eggs

Pixar Animation is famous for including little Easter eggs in all of their movies that reference not only their previous movies from years before, but also their next movie in the pipeline. That same signature applies to all of Pixar’s short films that play before each and every movie that hits theaters.

Not only do the bite-sized Pixar movies reference the other short films they’ve made, but they also have winks and nods to their feature films. Thankfully, Pixar has assembled a video showing off how their shorts are connected to other Pixar movies, and there are even some references to other Disney animated movies too. They begin with the recent Dante’s Lunch that played before Cars 3 and go all the way back to Geri’s Game from the first Toy Story.

Check out a bunch of Pixar short film Easter eggs. below. Read More »

Morning Watch - Voldemort: Origins of the Heir

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch the full unofficial Harry Potter fan film Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, providing more details about Tom Riddle’s turn to the darkness. Plus, enjoy a chat that Paul Thomas Anderson had about Boogie Nights and more on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and enjoy all of the questions Mark Wahlberg asks throughout the entirety of The Happening. Read More »

The Collection - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a documentary short takes a look at an incredible collection of letterpress plates used to create movie advertisements in newspapers. Plus, find out about a Jurassic Park 25th anniversary contest, and watch a trailer for a gritty adaptation of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read More »

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award Winners

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society put their heads (and votes) together and announced the winners of their 2017 awards. This is the inaugural year for the LAOFCS (/Film’s own Peter Sciretta is a member), which was formed in late 2016 with the hope of creating a critics group that was “as diverse as the city in which it is based.” Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water won big this year, with other awards going to Lady BirdI, Tonya and more. See the full list of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Award winners below.

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Best Christmas Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

I don’t want to alarm you, but I have some shocking news: it’s currently the holiday season. Yes, I can’t believe it either, but here we are. The utterly bonkers year that was 2017 is almost gone, but before it goes we’ll have to muddle through the holiday season somehow. The holidays can be a stressful time for some people: there’s the hassle of finding the perfect gift for loved ones, mixed with lousy weather, congested traffic and the existential dread of the looming new year. My advice? Relieve some of that stress with movies. After all, movies are the reason for the season (please don’t correct me on this, I’m sure this is correct).

In the spirit of giving, I’ve compiled a list of Christmas movies for you to stream as we run out the clock on 2017. These aren’t your traditional Christmas movies, though. The films compiled here are primarily what I’d like to call alternative Christmas movies. In other words, a lot of these are Christmas movies for people who don’t like Christmas movies. But don’t worry, I made sure to throw in one or two traditional tales of holiday cheer just in case.

Here are the best Christmas movies streaming right now! Let’s get streaming.

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olaf's frozen adventure abc

Looks like Disney doesn’t intend to put Olaf’s Frozen Adventure on ice.

The polarizing Frozen short received a cold reception when it aired in front of screenings of Pixar’s sumptuous new film Coco, with many complaining of the short’s 20-plus minute length and the lack of warning to audiences concerning its placement. Thankfully, two weeks after the short’s run and the frustrated outcry surrounding it, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was pulled from theaters. But hell would freeze over before Disney lets go of anything related to their animated juggernaut Frozen. Annoyed parents can now be treated to all 21 minutes of the holiday special in the place where it was meant to premiere all along: TV.

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Gremlins: Recall - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, check out an impressive fan film called Gremlins: Recall with some solid practical puppet effects. Plus, watch a video essay about the use of color in Wonder Woman, and see what happens when John Cena interns at Blue Sky Studios for a day. Read More »

Frozen Short Removed from Coco

Many audience members who sat down to see Coco over the past couple weeks were not looking for warm hugs before seeing Pixar’s latest animation feature. But that’s exactly what they got when a 21-minute Frozen short film played before the movie.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure has stirred up plenty of people since hitting theaters with Coco. Parents, impatient children and critics alike were not happy with the extended running time of the Frozen short film, and even theaters in Mexico were starting to remove the short due to the excessive complaints about it. Well, Disney has been listening, and they will be removing the short from Coco starting next week. Read More »

Star Trek Props Auction - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Adam Savage takes a tour of a slew of Star Trek props that are going up for auction soon. Plus, check out a fan film for Stranger Things 2 that takes the danger of The Upside Down to the United Kingdom, and learn some things about Aladdin you might not have known in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary. Read More »