the art of self-defense infomercial

If you were to turn on the TV at two in the morning and stumble on this The Art of Self-Defense infomercial, you could be forgiven for calling the number immediately. The viral marketing clip from the SXSW darling perfectly imitates those classic late-night infomercials, right down to the shoddy production, the endearing visual noise, and the stiff delivery from the various “real people, not actors.” Teach us your ways, sensei.

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back to the future the musical video

Going back in time feels a little different in 2019. Back to the Future: The Musical is all in on the nostalgia, but the John Rando-helmed musical, which is set to begin a three-month run at the Manchester Opera House starting in February 2020, has a new version of one of the most iconic songs from Back to the Future. Star Olly Dobson, who take son the role of Marty McFly originated on screen by Michael J. Fox, puts his new spin on Huey Lewis and the News’ classic song “Back in Time.”

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stranger things season 3 teaser

The small town of Hawkins, Indiana is celebrating the summer, but it wouldn’t be Stranger Things if those celebrations didn’t go…Upside Down. The third season of Stranger Things is the most festive yet, with the Fourth of July festivities promising a “spectacular time” for those attending the brand new Fun Fair introduced by Cary Elwes‘ mayor in the latest Stranger Things teaser. Filmed as a fuzzy ’80s commercial, the new Stranger Things viral teaser goes exactly as you’d expect: big hair, cheesy typography, and a sinister malfunction that points to darker happenings in Hawkins. Watch the teaser below.

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Spider-man far from home phase 3

Avengers: Endgame may have “end” in the title, but it’s Spider-Man: Far From Home that will be the finale to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 3. This is something we knew and something that Marvel has employed to great effect before — Ant-Man and the Wasp worked as the palate cleanser after the heavy Avengers: Infinity War, and Far From Home will supposedly do the same after Endgame. But Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige revealed that the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel offers more than just a tonal breather, it offers a real definitive end to Peter Parker’s — and the audience’s — relationship with one long-running character in the MCU.

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bond 25 behind-the-scenes

We may not have a title for Bond 25 yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t spy some behind-the-scenes footage of the cast and crew in action. The official Bond site just dropped a minute-long Bond 25 behind-the-scenes video, showcasing director Cary Fukunaga, star Daniel Craig, and more, on set in Jamaica. It’s all cut to a somewhat…odd song choice. But no matter! This is our first Bond 25 footage, and we’ll take it.

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Spider-Man Far From Home Featurette

Spider-Man: Far From Home arrives in theaters next week, and with it comes the end of The Infinity Saga in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But let’s not forget that this is also a Spider-Man movie, and with it comes the evolution of the webslinging hero. Not only must Peter Parker (Tom Holland) step up to be a more responsible superhero in the wake of the death of his mentor Tony Stark, but he’s also now in control of the evolution of his suits. Well, he’s creating at least one of the new suits, but Nick Fury is responsible for the other one. We’ll let the new Spider-Man Far From Home featurette explain. Read More »

The Lion King TV Spot

The Lion King is poised to help Disney rule the summer box office all over again when it arrives next month. While the visuals have been nothing short of stunning, especially with it comes to the photorealistic visual effects used to bring the animals to life, we’ve yet to really see the animals talk to each other, which has been a little worriseome. But that changes today.

The Lion King TV spot lets us see Mufasa (James Earl Jones) speaking to a young Simba. And on top of that, we get to hear a new rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” sung by Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, the voices of the adult Simba and his childhood friend Nala. Read More »

pet sematary alternate ending watch

Here’s a little extra creepiness for your weekend. Part of the Pet Sematary alternate ending is now available to watch online, and it’s disturbing to say the least. While I enjoyed the ending that made it to theaters, I can’t help but wish the film had stuck with this dark conclusion instead. To be fair, the theatrical cut’s ending is plenty dark – but in an almost playful way. This version is far more unsettling. Watch the Pet Sematary alternate ending below. And beware of spoilers.

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stranger things recap

There’s no greater reminder of our own impending doom than watching the Stranger Things cast grow up before our eyes. I can distinctly remember when these kids were just…well, kids. Now, they’re sporting facial hair and speaking in much deeper voices, confirming that we’re all getting older, and hurdling towards oblivion. For now, though, we can take solace in this amusing Stranger Things recap, in which the increasingly aging cast of the hit Netflix show try to summarize everything that happened leading into season 3.

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dumbo clip

Dumbo flies onto home video release next week, so /Film has an exclusive clip to debut from the impressive collection of bonus features for the Tim Burton Disney remake. Watch the exclusive Dumbo clip below.

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