We’ve featured a bunch of Patrick Boivin’s videos in past editions of Video of the Day, including AT-AT Day Afternoon, a Batman vs. Hellboy movie trailer mash-up, Iron Man vs. Bruce Lee, Bumblebee’s stop-motion animated dance and Boba Fett’s stop-motion Mandalorian Dance. The French Canadian director has just released his newest creation, a stop-motion animated action figure short titled “Black Widow Gone Wild.” The short takes an action figure of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and pits her against some of movies biggest stars, Whiplash, the t1000, Rocky, Michael Jackson, Superman, Batman, Jack Bauer, Predator and Spider-Man. And what if Black Widow was War Machine? Watch the short embedded after the jump.
Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
What’s the best use for post-converted 3D? If you’re James Cameron, the answer is obvious: it should be applied to bring established classic films into the 21st century. The director is planning a 3D conversion of his mega-hit Titanic to be released in 2012, on the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Asked about the conversion he has a few things to say, and suggested that another one of his films could get the 3D treatment. Read More »
In May, we posted a faux music video of Arnold Schwarzenegger performing “The Mountains of Mars” from “Total Recall: The Musical”. Jon and Al Kaplan have returned with a follow-up, Arnold Schwarzenegger laments his inability to kill in the aria “To Kill Someone Again” from Terminator 2: The Opera. Watch the video now embedded after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Do you remember those Little Golden Books? They were a staple from my childhood. Pixar Animation Story Artist Josh Cooley (Cars, Ratatouille, Up, George & AJ) is working on an awesome “Lil’ Inappropriate Golden Book” titled Movies R Fun.
Cooley has been working on this compilation of movie art for two years and will be publishing the collection in a book which will be available at Comic-Con this year and APE Expo San Francisco in November. And don’t worry, the books and prints will also be available on Cooley’s Blog. High quality, “classy” prints will also be available as well.
Illustrations reference film classics such as The Professional, Terminator 2, Godfather, Goodfellas, Apocalypse Now, Se7en, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Graduate, Terminator, Silence of the Lambs, and The Big Lebowski. Check out some of the art embedded after the jump.
Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
I admire Volkswagen for their support of independent film over the past decade. If you attend a regional or big time film festival, you’re likely to see them listed as a sponsor on the big screen before each film. In the past, we’ve featured some of their “See Film Differently” television spots which featured film fanatics sharing their vastly different interpretations of classic movies (if you haven’t seen those, check them out now). Last year we featured a series of “See Film Differently” ads directed by Seth Gordon, the filmmaker behind The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters.
/Film reader James F recently sent over a couple of print ads that VW is running that “see films differently” by presenting them in police reports, Insurance Filings, and other forms. Check them out after the jump and try to figure out what movies each form represts.
Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
The annual Toy Fair takes place this week in New York City. Sadly, we are unable to attend. But thanks to the wonders of the internet… we’ve had a chance to browse most of the new toys and collectibles that premiered at the event. After the jump you will find a round up of some of the cooler or noteworthy items.
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 by Russ Fischer
The remix artist Pogo continues to mess with sound and image, the better to make you shake your ass. (Even if you’re just sitting at a desk.) Last time Pogo did some wonderful work with Pixar’s Up to produce the bouncy Upular. Now he’s remixing sound and video from Terminator 2 to create Skynet Symphonic. It’s a tune with a decidedly harder edge (starting off a bit like something Front Line Assembly would once have done) though Edward Furlong’s doe eyes soften the effect here and there.
As Pogo says on the clip’s YouTube page:
Comprising nothing but small sounds recorded from the James Cameron masterpiece ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’, ‘Skynet Symphonic’ is my tribute to one of the greatest action features of all time! Each section is composed entirely of sounds from a major scene in the film. For example, the Terminator pounding on the fire escape door is used as a kick drum. Bones breaking play the role of a snare. Electrical disturbance acts as a crash cymbal. Turn up your cones and enjoy!
Check the video after the break. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by David Chen
This week, Dave Chen, Devindra Hardawar and Adam Quigley have some harsh words for Rob Marshall’s Nine, discuss the greatness of Terminator 2 on Blu-Ray, praise the works of David Cronenberg, and try to muster some excitement for Ridley Scott’s rendition of Robin Hood. Special guest Dan Trachtenberg joins us from The Totally Rad Show.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
We’ve heard rumors before that George Lucas is working up a 3D version of the original Star Wars films, and those rumors are back again. This time, though, they’ve brought some friends – new rumors of Terminator 2 getting dimensionalised, and a claim that Ridley Scott is “breathing down the neck of executives at Universal to get them to approve making a 3D version of his new $200 million epic, Robin Hood“.
Studio Canal owns the rights to Terminator 2 and it’s reportedly their plan to have a re-release in 3D. Is that good idea? Well, maybe. It all depends on two factors, I believe: how hungry the exhibitors are for 3D material, and how quickly home 3D systems are adopted. If there’s a 3D T2 but nowhere to screen it, because everybody is still ‘flat’ at home and the 3D screens are filled with new pictures, then it won’t matter how reasonably priced the process is.
Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by Hunter Stephenson
No man is an island, so James Cameron humbly ventured off several years into the future to create one for his own damn self called Pandora. And now he’s inviting the unwashed masses to explore it for a small fee, with permission to return, preferably in the company of an unsuspecting elder skin, if one so chooses. In my mind, the phrase “movie gods” as it applies to mainstream blockbusters had nearly become obsolete. Agree? The exciting, previously unimaginable computer generated wow-factor that Cameron and Steven Spielberg defined with Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park was followed by challengers to the SFX throne that, even at their best, never quite felt as revolutionary and transportive.