Studio logos serve a general purpose for any movie. They can suggest a type of film – people have a basic idea of what a Disney movie entails – or simply a sense of pomp and circumstance. While there’s no shortage of studio or production company logos, there aren’t as many cases of filmmakers playing around with those logos in front of their movies. This list highlights 25 such unique cases over 80 years, from the goofy to the ominous.
Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Ethan Anderton
Over the past few years, Kevin Smith has branched out beyond what came to be known as his View Askewniverse film roster to try his hand at some different kinds of movies. There was the dark thriller Red State; the creepy thriller Tusk; and the hodgepodge of Clerks, Canada, and Gremlins with Nazi sausages that was Yoga Hosers. Plus we’re still supposed to get Moose Jaws as the third film in what Kevin Smith calls his True North Trilogy.
More recently, Kevin Smith was looking to go back to the well with Clerks III and Mallrats 2 (the latter of which was supposed to be turned into a TV series instead), but it appears both projects have hit rather big snags. That’s not stopping Kevin Smith from being just like the rest of Hollywood by cashing in on any nostalgia that fans may have for his movies, because now he’s working on something called Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. You can find out all the details after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Peter Sciretta
In May 2016, we learned that Blumhouse, producer of The Conjuring, Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Sinister and The Visit, would be teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween movie. Not long after, we heard that Oculus director Mike Flanagan was in talks to direct. Well, it looks like that isn’t happening after all.
Instead, David Gordon Green and Danny McBride will be writing and directing the new Halloween movie with John Carpenter serving as executive producer and consultant on the project.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
You don’t have to care at all about ice skating to find the story of figure skaters Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan to be one of the most jaw-dropping and mesmerizing tales of greed, ambition, and low-rent crime to ever transpire outside of a Coen brothers movie. So yeah, put I, Tonya on your radar, because the always wonderful Margot Robbie will be playing the disgraced Olympian in Craig Gillespie‘s new movie. Oh, and our first look at Robbie as Harding on the set of the film has arrived.
Posted on Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
UPDATE: Bloody Disgusting reports Oculus director Mike Flanagan is in talks to direct the Halloween remake. Nothing official has been revealed yet, but for now it sounds like he’s the man for the job. Not my first choice for the job, but Oculus is certainly an underrated horror flick, so this could be a good move. Our original story from late night on May 23rd follows.
Legends never die. After years of Dimension Films trying to figure out what to do with the Halloween franchise, the company lost the rights to the iconic horror series that started with John Carpenter‘s classic film. Out of nowhere a surprise announcement came from Blumhouse Productions revealing that they are teaming with Miramax to co-finance a new Halloween sequel. Before you get all bent out of shape about the franchise not knowing when to die, director John Carpenter will be on board the film as executive producer.
Find out more about the Halloween sequel after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
It’s not an accident Confessions of a Dangerous Mind wasn’t shown as last week’s Charlie Kaufman retrospective. Although the Anomalisa writer and co-director received sole credit on George Clooney‘s directorial debut, he had very little involvement in the film, and he wasn’t happy with the end result.
After the jump, read Charlie Kaufman’s thoughts on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
When it comes to pop culture artists, one of our favorites is undoubtedly Dave Perillo. His unique illustrations and signature square layouts always pop, and the artist even had his own Gallery 1988 show back in 2014. And with The Hateful Eight in theaters now, there’s no better time for the artist to debut a new print inspired by one of the films directed by Quentin Tarantino. Perillo’s latest print pays tribute to Pulp Fiction, and you can get your hands on it right now. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 1st, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
If you’re a Kevin Smith fan, then you know that the filmmaker’s career was launched after he made the black-and-white indie comedy Clerks for a measly budget. We’ve known for awhile how little it cost Smith to direct his first feature, but the director recently posted the actual budget breakdown that he sent to Miramax in hopes that they would buy the movie, and the rest is history. See it below! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
I’ve spent the past few weeks immersing myself in the world of Quentin Tarantino. To prepare for the release of his latest film, The Hateful Eight, I ranked each and every one of his characters. Then I wrote about The Hateful Eight itself, which I saw in its glorious “roadshow” version. Now, it’s time to close the book on this subject for a little while… or until Mr. Tarantino decides to get around to making another movie. It’s time to rank all of his movies. Because this is the internet and ranking things is what we do.
So how do you rank the work of a filmmaker whose worst movie is still an exceptional piece of cinema? With great difficulty. This kind of thing isn’t science. This isn’t definitive by any means. Consider this an opportunity to talk about Tarantino’s work, to debate and discuss his movies. You will most certainly disagree with this ranking and that’s kind of the point.
Now, let’s dive in.
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Dimension Films has been spearheading the Halloween franchise since 1995’s Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. Under their banner, the violent saga the masked “boogeyman” Michael Myers continued on for three sequels before it was rebooted under director Rob Zombie. After two films, Zombie stopped away and Marcus Dunstan boarded the franchise to helm a third movie that would have acted as a soft reboot of the whole series. Halloween Returns was supposed to film in July. It didn’t.
Now, whatever behind-the-scenes problems were plaguing Dimension and this iconic series have spilled into the public eye. The studio has lost the rights to the Halloween franchise, which means… Well, it certainly means something, although we have no idea what that something means quite yet.