Disney’s Paperman won the Oscar for Best Animated short film at this year’s Academy Awards. CollegeHumor couldn’t let the sweet whimsical love story conclude the way it did, and has decided to show us the more realistic “the full, unedited ending” that didn’t exist. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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A couple years ago we posted Insane Office Escape, a super fun short action film shot entirely in POV. Ilya Naishuller has returned with a sequel, which not only ups the action but takes the POV situations and one-take stunts to even larger explosive extremes. In a day and age when the big studios are trying to make found footage movies for under $15 million, I’m not sure why Hollywood hasn’t tried to get Naishuller to replicate this POV action in a feature film. Watch Biting Elbows – ‘Bad Motherfucker’ (Insane Office Escape 2) now embedded after the jump.
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There was once a time I believed Back to the Future Part II was better than the original. I’ve since corrected that opinion, but you can’t blame me. As a child, the way screenwriters Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis folded the movie back onto itself seemed so exciting and surprising, it almost made me forget how absolutely perfect the first movie is.
Then, of course, there’s also 2015.
Zemeckis’ vision of the future remains a near representation of your wildest imagination; it’s Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory for geeks. Flying cars, bright colors, all the latest technology. And at the top of the list of cool things was the Hoverboard. Since the first time it appeared on screen, Mattel’s fictional floating skateboard has been the stuff of legend. Rumors used to fly around that company had actually made it, fans have created their own and, last year, Mattel actually released a Hoverboard…strictly for collectors of course.
All that love and wonder is the bedrock of a beautiful little short film that’s now online called Hoverboard. Director Sydney Freeland has crafted a short, simple film that shows how the Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II can still inspire anyone. Check it out below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
Ever wonder what happened to Garlan Hulse? You remember — the twelve-year-old Fix-It Felix champ whose rise to fast fame was cut short when Kent Zborski smashed his record just weeks later? No, of course you don’t, because Hulse and Zborski never existed and Fix-It Felix Jr. is a made-up game from Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. But if Hulse had been a real person, what might have happened to him after Zborski’ rendered him irrelevant?
In the King of Kong-esque mockumentary Garlan Hulse: Where Potential Lives, director Rich Moore “discovers” that the one-time child star has spiraled steadily downward in 30 years since, and now drifts between odd jobs to support his mother. But there is a glowing ray of hope coming up his path — Hulse has decided to reclaim his position as the Fix-It Felix Jr. record-setter. Watch the short film after the jump.
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A couple weeks ago, Gary K. Wolf, creator of Roger Rabbit, started saying that a proposal for a film called The Stooge was on desks at Disney. The idea for the short is to do a version of a 1952 film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, with Roger Rabbit and Mickey Mouse in the lead roles.
We didn’t know at the time precisely what stage the possible short was really in. Now another Roger Rabbit participant says the project is nothing more than a rumor. Read More »
Don’t say Disney folk can’t be badasses, or at least smartasses. Kristina Reed, producer of the short film Paperman, was temporarily kicked out of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony after celebrating her film’s victory. Once Paperman took the Oscar for Best Animated Short, Reed, who was sitting in one of the many balconies at the Dolby Theater, began throwing paper airplanes with kisses on them. When security saw, she was asked to leave. Read More »
As fans patiently wait for a possible new Mortal Kombat movie, director Kevin Tancharoen is keeping himself immersed in the world where people are likely to cry “Finish Him!” A second season of the popular Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series is coming soon complete with new characters and even greater stakes. Check out the first trailer for the new season below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Angie Han
Over the past few months, Ben Affleck seen his Argo pick up the PGA, DGA, WGA, SAG, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and virtually every other statue in sight. Now it’s considered the heavy favorite to nab Best Picture at Sunday night’s Oscars, which would make it Affleck’s first win since his 1998 Original Screenplay Award for Good Will Hunting.
But even the most celebrated filmmakers have to start somewhere, and sometimes those beginnings are humble indeed. While Affleck’s first feature was the well received Gone Baby Gone, his earliest directing credit on IMDb is actually a little seen short titled “I Killed My Lesbian Wife, Hung Her on a Meat Hook, and Now I Have a Three-Picture Deal at Disney,” which Affleck himself has described as “horrible” and “atrocious.” Witness it for yourself after the jump.
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