powerpuff girls short film

If you were itching for a dark and gritty reboot of The Powerpuff Girls, you’re in luck. No? You never wanted one in the first place? Well too bad, because Adi Shankar has made it part of his “Bootleg Universe” which includes the likes of his famously violent Power Rangers fan film, and the The Punisher: Dirty Laundry, which brought Thomas Jane back into the role. Now, the cheery children’s show The Powerpuff Girls gets the dark and modern treatment in a 20-minute short film titled Powerpuff Girls: The Long Way Back.

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guillermo del toro favorite superhero movies

Guillermo del Toro is no stranger to the superhero genre, having directed Blade II and two Hellboy movies to critical acclaim. So you can consider him a pretty authoritative voice when it comes to choosing the best superhero movies. The Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water revealed his list of favorite superhero movies, which doesn’t include any of his own adaptations.

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There are two ways to enjoy Thanksgiving. You either embrace the holiday and use this time to reconnect with your family and play catch-up and remember that blood is thicker than grudges as you devour turkey with the people who matter to you. Or you desperately scramble to put on a movie before your crazy uncle tries to engage you in conversation about border walls.

And this year, Google is making it very easy to make the latter happen. This Thanksgiving, all movie rentals will be 99 cents on the Google Play Store. Why spend time with family when this provides the perfect opportunity to finally get around to watching Skyscraper?

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franchise remake poll

Doc Brown may have hit it on the nose when he wildly guessed that there was a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull in the future, because there’s something off in Hollywood in 2018. We’ve had an influx of remakes and reboots of well-known and little-known franchises, all for the sake of nostalgia. But for some reason, we’re clamoring for more.

A new poll reveals that the next movie franchise remake that audiences want is Back to the Future. That, and a slew of other titles like The Matrix and The Hunger Games, because we can’t ever let things die. See the results of the franchise remake poll below.

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female superheroes

BBC America and the Women’s Media Center have jointly published a new study on the impact of representation in science fiction and superhero storytelling on young audiences. The results are not surprising: the kids who were surveyed for the study want to see more female superheroes and sci-fi role models in film and television, and the study “confirms that representation onscreen can positively affect child’s confidence, career trajectory, and overall self-image.” Read More »

rian johnson music video

Rian Johnson and Edgar Wright are the latest in a long line of famous directors to cross over the musical field, adding their signature visual styles to music videos for LCD Soundsystem and Beck, respectively.

But for Wright, that crossover is old news. The Baby Driver director famously honed his distinct visual style in the early days of his career by directing music videos like Mint Royale’s “Blue Song,” which went on to inspire Wright’s 2017 heist film. Now he’s returned to the music video realm for Beck’s “Colors,” which — like LCD Soundsystem was for Johnson — is perfectly suited to his directorial style.

Not only do these music videos boast esteemed directors, they also feature high-profile Hollywood stars, with Sissy Spacek and David Straithairn working with Johnson in LCD Soundsystem’s “oh baby,” and Alison Brie dancing her socks off with Beck in the Wright-directed music video for “Colors.”

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ralph breaks the internet princess scene

At least this one time, criticisms of whitewashing in a major Hollywood movie will have a happy ending.

When Ralph Breaks the Internet debuted its first footage to eager fans at last year’s D23 Expo, all the buzz surrounding the Wreck-It Ralph sequel was about the scene in which Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) stumbles upon the room housing all of the Disney princesses, voiced by most of the original voice actors. The rest of us finally got a peek at this scene in this year’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 trailers, but excitement over the cameos soon turned to anger when fans noticed that Disney’s only black princess, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), was considerably lighter than when she had appeared in 2009’s The Princess and the Frog. But before that controversy could break the internet, Disney moved quickly to change the Ralph Breaks the Internet princess scene.

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mister rogers google doodle

Happy Friday everyone, are you ready to cry? Because the latest Google Doodle paying tribute to the beloved Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will do its darnedest to make you sob sweet, nostalgic tears.

A Mister Rogers Google Doodle has been released to celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s 51st anniversary, right on the heels of the moving documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which was released to universal acclaim earlier this year. Now you can escape to the Land of Make-Believe with the stop-motion animated reimagining of the classic opening theme.

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The Good Place chrome extension

If life is starting to feel like total bullshirt, at least your internet won’t. That is, with the help of a handy The Good Place Chrome extension. If Google Chrome is your default browser, you can transform it into the high-concept NBC comedy complete with Janet (D’Arcy Carden) taking over the Google page. Let’s call it The Google Place.

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guardians of the galaxy cast

Update: Dave Bautista has doubled down on his stance in a new interview. You can read his quotes below.

Following the abrupt firing of writer/director James Gunn from the third Guardians of the Galaxy film, the series cast banded together in support of the filmmaker with an open letter addressed to the Walt Disney Company. And while several cast members have already issued individual statements supporting the director following the resurfacing of his controversial old tweets, a few more members of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast are coming out in support of Gunn and to voice their displeasure with Disney.

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