Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park Audition

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, and this past weekend, Saturday Night Live celebrated by uncovering a collection of never-before-seen auditions from a slew of talents back in 1992. Of course, these auditions feature talented cast members like Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson and host Bill Hader merely putting on their (mostly) best impressions of famous faces from 1992.

This collection of Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park auditions features a surprising number of names with hilarious impressions bringing them to life. They include Alan Alda, Jodie Foster, Hugh Grant, Wesley Snipes, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg and even Sinbad. But there are plenty more names you wouldn’t be expecting in a blockbuster movie like this, which is part of what makes this so damn funny. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Star Wars Spin-Off Sketch

Last weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Charles Barkley was fairly lackluster. Though there were some decent laughs to be had here and there, the episode was mostly a disappointment. However, it could have been vastly improved if a certain pre-recorded sketch was included in the episode.

When Saturday Night Live does dress rehearsal, the episode has more sketches than will fit during the timeslot for the show. After dress rehearsal, it’s determined which sketches need to be cut, whether it’s because they didn’t land well at dress rehearsal or because they just don’t fit in the schedule properly. In this case, we lost a Star Wars sketch with Charles Barkley as a character who doesn’t understand any alien languages, rendering him useless. Read More »

Rampage Trailer - Dwayne Johnson

Whenever a Dwayne Johnson movie comes to theaters, you know it’s going to be larger than life. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ended up being a huge box office hit, and a sequel is on the way. But there’s plenty more big action with Dwayne Johnson coming this year.

Rampage is turning the classic arcade game of the same name into a big screen spectacle with genetically enhanced monsters creating chaos across the United States, and Dwayne Johnson is along for the ride. A new Rampage trailer has arrived with plenty more monster mayhem, and it provides us with a little more detail on the story besides the fact that buildings will be destroyed by giant creatures.. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we take aim at Harvey Weinstein, take another look at a fairy tale gone horribly awry, get excited for a different kind of animated movie, fall in love with the absolutely wrong person, and try something new to eat. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we take a look back at the Super Bowl Shufflin’ Crew, look back further on the National Lampoon, get excited for something stupid, schmoke schome weed, and hit our shin on a Razor scooter. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Deleted Scene

Thor: Ragnarok is in theaters now, and it will have no problem taking the top spot at the box office. With director Taika Waititi behind the camera, the franchise steered hard into comedic territory, even more than audiences have come to expect from the Marvel Studios superhero movies. But Thor: Ragnarok almost headed into John Hughes territory with a sequence that ended up getting axed.

In a recent interview, Taika Waititi revealed that Thor: Ragnarok almost included a flashback to an adolescent Thor and Loki in a 1980s-style version of Asgard. That sounds awesome in itself, but at this time, we would have also seen Thor as a chubby little kid and Loki as an emo outcast. Find out more about the Thor: Ragnarok deleted scene below, but beware of a minor spoiler for the movie. Read More »

Justice League Batman featurette

A new Justice League video takes us behind the scenes of the highly anticipated DCEU film and gives us an extended look at Ben Affleck‘s Batman in all his bulky glory. New footage, and scenes of Jeremy Irons‘ extremely droll Alfred abound!

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Strangers Things Season 2 final trailer

On the October 23, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the first reviews for Stranger Things 2, the reasons Last Action Hero bombed, Star Trek Discovery gets a second season, the Justice League run-time is much shorter than expected, we give our reactions to the trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and does Thor Ragnarok feature an LGBT character? And at the Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about Geostorm, Dealt, Too Funny To Fail, the House of Torment and Madden 18.

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Get a look at concept art for Disney World’s upcoming NBA-themed game complex.
  • See video of Motiongate Dubai’s Hunger Games land and Ghostbusters ride.
  • Tokyo DisneySea is getting in on the Pixar action with a new seasonal event.
  • Hong Kong Disneyland has broken ground on its multi-year expansion.
  • SeaWorld continues to offer a mix of good and bad news.
  • And much more!

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Epcot’s 35th-anniversary Funko Pop! Figment figure is now available online.
  • See what Universal Orlando’s haunted houses look like with the lights on.
  • Hear new details on the ongoing federal investigation into Sea World.
  • Disney has reportedly been influencing local elections in Anaheim.
  • Would you like to work for a theme park, or maybe help design one?
  • And more!

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