Posted on Monday, November 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It’s been a few years since we last heard from director Wes Anderson, who vanished into thin air following the well-deserved critical and financial success of 2014’s The Grand Budapest Hotel (which is a masterpiece and very possibly his best movie). Updates on his new stop-motion film, his first since 2009’s Fantastic Mr. Fox (another masterpiece and very possibly his second best movie) have been sporadic. And while we’ll have to keep on waiting to learn more about his next feature movie, Anderson has gone and made a Christmas-themed short film starring Adrien Brody that you can watch right now.
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Pixar Animation already covered what happens with our emotions with Inside Out last year. Now Walt Disney Animation is taking a crack at showing us what happens inside our bodies with their latest animated short.
Inner Workings hails from a story artist at Disney named Leo Matsuda, who previously worked on Big Hero 6 and Wreck-It Ralph. As you’ll see in the Inner Workings short teaser trailer after the jump, the heart, brain and lungs are our main characters, attempting to control the whims of a man who is stuck in a mundane job. Will his head or his heart win out? Read More »
While Frozen fans are patiently waiting for a sequel to the 2013 hit animated musical, they might take solace in a batch of new animated shorts coming to The Disney Channel next month. However, these versions of their favorite characters are a little different because their inspired by the LEGO versions of them found in the building block playsets.
LEGO Frozen Northern Lights is a new collection of animated shorts featuring the building block versions of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven on an adventure to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights, which are barely visible from the kingdom of Arendelle. Now the first LEGO Frozen Northern Lights trailer has arrived, and you can watch it below. Read More »
Since it’s Halloween today, everyone is entitled to one good scare. So there’s no better time to highlight the short film Escape. With flares of They Live and Stay Alive, the short film imagines some kind of virtual reality game involving a pair of sunglasses. However, the game is more sinister than any of the players imagined, opening up a terrifying world.
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Posted on Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
So much of Stranger Things‘ irresistible pull stems from its uncanny ability to push all your nostalgia buttons. It feels like classic Steven Spielberg and vintage Stephen King, referencing pop culture touchstones and reminding Gen Xers and older Millennials of a time when middle school kids were allowed to roam freely. But what if Stranger Things went even further? What if it doubled down on its nostalgic appeal by transforming itself into another childhood favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas?
A Stranger Things Christmas imagines Will Byers struck by a downright Charlie Brown-esque sense of ennui right around the holiday, and going around getting advice from his old D&D buddies. And yes, they get a good Barb-related jab in there. Watch the Stranger Things Peanuts mashup below (but be warned there are major spoilers if you haven’t finished Stranger Things season one). Read More »
We’ve seen plenty of movies about romantic affairs happening behind the backs of significant others. However, in Mark Slutsky‘s short film Never Happened, which played at the Toronto International Film Festival, there’s a world where those cheating on their husbands and wives or boyfriends and girlfriends don’t have to worry about lying. That’s because there’s a sci-fi twist that changes the way people keep their adulterous behavior from each other.
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During the course of a romantic relationship, plenty of little, adorable gifts are given between lovers. The most typical gifts are usually flowers, candy or in some cases a teddy bear. Most of these little gifts end up being disposable, especially if the relationship goes sour. But what if when the relationship went bad, so did these little gifts?
A new short film called Teddy Bears Are For Lovers, crafted in the same vein as Gremlins or Child’s Play, imagines what might happen if the teddy bears given to ex-lovers were just as heartbroken as those who were broken up with. Just what would they do in order to get revenge for being scarred emotionally, and even physically? Find out after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
It seems like everything’s getting a sequel nowadays, and apparently that even includes popular marketing campaigns from the early 2000s. Last month we showed you the first sneak peek at The Escape, the latest installment in BMW’s short film series The Hire. The original project consisted of eight episodes released between 2001 and 2002 and directed by all manner of high-profile filmmakers like Ang Lee, Guy Ritchie, Wong Kar-wai, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, each one starring Clive Owen as the mysterious hero known only as The Driver.
Owen is back behind the wheel of the new short as well, this one directed by Neill Blomkamp and surrounded by top-notch co-stars like Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. Today we’ve got the brand-new The Escape short film to share with you, and you can watch it below. Read More »
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This week sees the release of Doctor Strange in many international markets while here in the United States we’ll be waiting until November 4th to see the movie (though the reviews paint a mostly promising picture). To coincide with the release, Doctor Strange screenwriter C. Robert Cargill has a new short film that just debuted online which is currently being pitched around Hollywood for a possible feature adaptation.
As They Continue to Fall follows a drifter who hunts fallen angels that only he can see, and this short gives us a taste of what life is like for this man who continues to see the world around him become more corrupt. There’s definitely potential here for a feature length story, and the style and tone feels in line with what we’ve see Cargill write before with films like Sinister and Deliver Us From Evil, but with a story that feels like it came straight from a graphic novel. Read More »
Sir Ridley Scott has quite the talented family. His three children have all directed feature films. The last feature Scott’s eldest son, Jake Scott, directed was Welcome to the Rileys, a compelling drama with memorable performances. The director made his feature filmmaking debut with the little-known Plunkett & Macleane, which, even in Jake Scott’s eyes, is a very rough around the edges first movie. He’s also directed some excellent music videos and short films throughout his career, including a new eight-minute short starring Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) as an assassin.
Below, watch the new Jake Scott short film.
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