Most of the stories in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have taken place in present day. Yes, Captain America: The First Avenger went all the way back to World War II (Thor goes back even further than that if you think about it), and there have been flashbacks to the past across the films here and there. But next month’s Captain Marvel will be the first film from Marvel Studios to take place primarily in the 1990s, and to hit home the thorwback setting, the marketing team has given the movie’s official website quite the slammin’ makeover. Read More »
Following in the footsteps of fellow filmmakers Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, and Werner Herzog, director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X, She’s Gotta Have It) is the latest to sign up to teach classes through the online education company MasterClass. Anyone with an internet connection, an interest in filmmaking, and some cash to spare can watch videos of Lee relating his first-hand experience of making movies – including writing, financing, and more. Read more about the Spike Lee MasterClass below. Read More »
The MasterClass subscription series has an incredible collection of some of the most iconic and respected minds and talents in various fields. But their assembly of talent from film and television is especially impressive. The likes of Martin Scorsese, Steve Martin, David Mamet, Hans Zimmer, Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin and Ron Howard all have their own MasterClass, and now one of the most successful names in comedy does too.
The Judd Apatow MasterClass brings the director, writer and producer of some of the most successful comedies of the past 20 years (The 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, This Is 40, Trainwreck) in to teach you how to think about comedy. You might think it’s impossible to learn how to be funny, but maybe you’re just not looking at comedy from the right perspective. Watch the Judd Apatow MasterClass trailer to see what he’s going to teach you. Read More »
We’re less than two months away from the release of Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and it won’t be long before we’ll be all caught up with the adventures of Luke, Leia, Rey, Finn, Poe, and the rest of the gang in a galaxy far, far away. We already know a considerable amount about what to expect from the new film thanks to an extensive EW cover story and our breakdown of the most recent trailer, but some new character bios from the film’s official Japanese website have surfaced and they tease some intriguing plot hints that are worth further examination.
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There’s a good chance you’ve seen online ads for MasterClass somewhere, where a famous person sits down in front of a camera and teaches you the art of their particular craft. There have been MasterClassses featuring Christina Aguilera, Kevin Spacey, Usher, Serena Williams, James Patterson, Dustin Hoffman, Werner Herzog, Shonda Rhimes, Steve Martin, and more. Now MasterClass have announced one of their most exciting instructors yet: Martin Scorsese. The acclaimed director will teach you all about the art of filmmaking starting in early 2018. More details about the Martin Scorsese MasterClass await you below.
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The Internet Movie Database is now 25 years old. When IMDB first began, it was a downloadable database software on the earliest version of the internet, but now it’s much bigger than that. The Internet Movie Database has a quarter of a billion customers, and some of those users spend their time rating movies on the site. Find out what the top rated movies of the last 25 years are after the jump.
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We all know how it is, sometimes while browsing the Internet Movie Database you can hit an unseen landline — a spoiler in the form of an actor or character in an episode’s credits. You had no idea that character was going to die in that popular Netflix series until you saw how many episodes the character was listed to appear in on IMDb.
What is the spoiler-phobic person to do? Not use IMDB to look up episode information? Of course not, thats ridiculous. (yes, this is sarcasm) Thankfully someone has created an extension for your web browser that will hide potential imdb spoilers from the television show listings. Find out how to get it, after the jump.
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There are few things more frustrating than the speed with which the Internet posts spoilers. The second a character dies on TV, there are hundreds of online articles about it, and thousands of tweets. If there’s a surprise in a movie? Good luck holding that for the opening. The second something is seen, avoiding the spoiler is like navigating a mine field. Your Twitter, Facebook, and daily conversations all become potential places to be spoiled.
Now, in their continuing bid for world domination, Google has created a software to protect you from that. It learns what shows, books and movies you watch and then will blur out social media spoilers until you are ready to read them. Find out more about the Google spoiler software below. Read More »
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Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar is the height of technical cinema. Whether you love or hate the story, the filmmaking used to bring it to life is extraordinary. The practical and digital effects, the cinematography, production design, IMAX sequences, sound effects, and score are just some of the best of the best. It’s pretty much as high-tech as a movie gets.
So what better way to celebrate Tuesday’s digital release (and the impending Blu-ray release) than with the lowest-tech game imaginable?
Paramount has launched the Interstellar Text Adventure, a text-based game similar to the popular computer games of the early 1980s. There are no images, just text; you have to type in your commands to travel through the galaxy. It’s a lot of fun and a nice throwback. Read More »
Jurassic World is still several months away but it’s a pretty good bet it’ll have the best movie-themed website of 2015. Maybe of all time. The site has been up for a few weeks. Slowly but surely, it continues to update with new and cool additions. The basic idea is this isn’t a site for a movie. It’s pretending to be a site for the actual Jurassic World theme park that just happens to be seen in the movie. A park that finally figured out all the problems from the first few films and has been running quietly, and safely, for some time now.
We’ve been surfing the crap out of the awesome faux-theme park site and found our fifteen favorite things about it. Below, read all about them. Read More »