What is Page 2? 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 21 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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YouTube user TheToaster2006 has created a supercut of film characters reciting the alphabet, one movie for each letter of the alphabet. Hit the jump to watch the video now.
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What is Page 2? 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 46 (!?!) different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!
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I’m not a fan of many things that re-purpose Bill Watterson‘s endlessly wonderful comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. The comic is just too pure and beautiful to mess with. But I can’t ignore the entertainment value of the theory that says Fight Club is really about a grown Calvin, with Tyler Durden standing in as the adult version of Hobbes. (And those who don’t like this idea at all could always apply one line from the movie: “I wanted to destroy something beautiful.”)
Now, as a way to illustrate the old theory, someone has cut original panels from the strip to the soundtrack of the Fight Club trailer. It works quite well. See that after the break, along with a minor note about the long-rumored Fight Club musical. Read More »
With today’s DVR culture, product placement is becoming more and more prevalent. The only way for advertisers to get eyeballs on their products, since we fast-forward through the commercials, is for those products to actually be in the shows. It’s a fact of life and it can be infuriating. And when it happens in a movie, it can be even more infuriating. But also, sometimes, hilarious.
Filmdrunk has gone through some of your favorite, and least favorite, movies to find a bunch of the most ridiculously obvious instances of product placement and mashed it up all into one, nice little video. They even classed it up with some facts about the history of product placement in movies. For example, did you know that Fatty Arbuckle is credited with the first instance of product placement? Or that Michael Bay is the current king of it? Combining education, humor, and Nintendo’s Power Glove (“It’s so bad”), you’ve gotta check this out. Read More »
What’s funnier than stuffy women or old people punching each other? Well, if they do as Tyler Durden, of course. Almost 15 years since Chuck Palahniuk released the novel Fight Club, and over a decade since the release of the David Fincher film, the property is still an intricate part of our popular culture. To this day, people continue to make videos about it and references to it all over literature, TV and movies. After the jump, check out two really funny homages to everyone’s favorite exercise in chaos, Fight Club: Fight Club for Senior Citizens and the Jane Austen’s Fight Club. Read More »
The Social Network is certainly the main topic of discussion among film fans this weekend. The latest film from director David Fincher and writer Aaron Sorkin, which dramatizes the creation of Facebook, was the number one movie at the box office with $23 million and is currently holding an impressive 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. So, it’s safe to say we like the movie. Now it’s time to delve into its minutia. Many people have pointed out there’s a reference to Fincher’s signature movie, Fight Club, in the film while the mystery behind a “movie star” on the Harvard campus has also been revealed. Hit the jump to read about these Social Network Easter eggs and discuss any you found yourself. Minor spoilers follow. Read More »
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Last year we wrote about a wacky but fun movie theory called the Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory, which theorized that “Ferris Bueller, the person, is just a figment of Cameron’s imagination, like Tyler Durden in Fight Club, and Sloane is the girl Cameron secretly loves.” You can read the original post about the topic here. /Film reader Lee Keeler, the guy who made the “Lorax” Grindhouse trailer we posted a while back, decided to edit a trailer using The Ferris Bueller Fight Club Theory concept for ClassyHands. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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