Posted on Friday, March 6th, 2015 by Angie Han
As Mad Men prepares to come to an end, Matthew Weiner is taking a moment to look back at its roots. The series creator has offered up a list of 10 films that influenced Mad Men, ranging from Billy Wilder‘s The Apartment to David Lynch‘s Blue Velvet. Click through to read the list, along with descriptions written by Weiner himself. Read More »
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What if the story behind the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine was far more sinister than we ever thought? The documentary The Russian Woodpecker is named after the Duga, a gigantic radio-transmitter wall that produces a pecking sound, and that technology is just one of many objects of fascination for a Ukranian artist who is obsessed with the cause and effect of the Chernobyl disaster.
The film follows as he looks into the history of the site and its surroundings, and comes to some absolutely crazy conclusions. Everyone I talked to who saw this doc at Sundance loved it, and I deeply regret missing it. So would someone buy this movie already, so we can all see it? In the meantime, you can watch The Russian Woodpecker trailer below.
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The battle between DC and Marvel is eternal. First it was in the comic shop, then it was on the Internet and most recently, it’s on the big screen. In 2016, it’s really going to explode when the DC movie universe expands with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Marvel starts Phase Three of their cinematic universe, with Captain America: Civil War.
Now, it seems, the battlefields are being drawn in the board rooms as well. In a new interview, the Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara differentiated between the Marvel and DC brands by saying “The worlds of DC are very different. They’re steeped in realism, and they’re a little bit edgier than Marvel’s movies.” Oh snap. Read the DC vs Marvel movie quote below. Read More »
Adam Sandler and Bob Barker‘s fight in the 1996 comedy Happy Gilmore is one of the most memorable movies scenes of that decade. It’s crazy, out of the box and completely hilarious. Even people who don’t like the early Sandler film can appreciate the entertainment value in seeing the long time game show host kicking the crap out of Sandler. Maybe even more so.
Now, almost twenty years later, the duo are at it again. Barker and Sandler did a video to promote autism awareness for Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars event, which airs Sunday night. Once again though, things got out of hand. It’s pretty funny. Check out the 2015 Happy Gilmore fight below. Read More »
I’d imagine you know everything you need to know about Furious 7 before hitting the theater in April. It’s the late Paul Walker’s last film, and it reunites much of the rest of the cast of the last few films and also brings in some new blood for a story about family (of course) and vengeance. Tonight a Furious 7 extended look went online, giving us a big excerpt of a scene that shows just how big and crazy this movie wants to go. Check it out below.
There’s also a new poster, and it’s a pretty great one-sheet — trouble is, we’ve only got a medium-sized version of it right now. Read More »
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The Alchemist’s Letter is a new short film from animator Carlos Andre Stevens, based at Laika’s commercial subdivision, Laika/house. While Laika is known primarily as a stop-motion animation company, Laika/house did a variety of work, and this is a CG short (reportedly Laika/house’s last) featuring the voices of John Hurt and Eloise Webb. The Alchemist’s Letter trailer is really pretty, with just as many interesting sights as featured in many “big” films, and has us looking forward to the full short. Read More »
Legendary actor Harrison Ford crashed his plane on a golf course in Venice, California Thursday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. PST. He suffered “moderate trauma” and was “alert and conscious” as he went to the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Read more below, including a comment from his former co-pilot Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew. Read More »
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
Header Photo: ’88 Miles Per Hour’, An Art Print Featuring 88 Vehicles That Appeared in the ‘Back to the Future’ Movie Trilogy
This Actress Stole All Of Her Instagram Photos From Other Famous Folks
How Disney Thinks About Virtual Reality For Its Theme Parks
5 ‘House of Cards‘ charts to liberate you from binge-watching
The Easter egg we all missed in the kooky ‘Self/less‘ trailer release
The Biggest Threat to Netflix May Not Be HBO
DARK HALL MANSION TO RELEASE A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN PRINT BY TOM WHALEN ON MARCH 12, 2015
Fascinating Theory Says 2001: A Space Odyssey Is Really All About Food
House of Cards Season 3 Premiere Recap: 19 Must-See Moments
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