Last year, Alex Winter returned alongside Keanu Reeves in the long-anticipated Bill and Ted Face the Music. But he also got musical in another way last year by directing Zappa, a documentary about famed musician Frank Zappa, who released a whopping 62 albums across his lifetime, dabbling in rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral arrangements and musique concrète.
With unprecedented access to the musician’s estate, Zappa is a chronicle of the musician’s life and career, from his humble beginnings sleeping inside the recording studio to selling out stadiums around the world. If you missed the movie when it was released last fall, you can catch it on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD starting tomorrow, March 2. In fact, we’re giving away a Blu-ray copy of Zappa signed by Alex Winter himself. Read More »
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’re off to see a different side of Chicago, wonder if Shane MacGowan’s insurance ever offered dental care, try to solve a murder mystery, get to know Frank Zappa a little better, and stop being polite while starting to get real.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how realistic bodysuits are made by way of some terrifying future versions of the titular duo in Bill and Ted Face the Music. Plus, watch a short documentary of the legacy of The Joker from the big and small screen in The Joker: Put on a Happy Face. And finally, find out how to make a feast fit for a Hobbit in a special Lord of the Rings edition of Binging with Babish. Read More »
Bill & Ted Face the Music is a very kind-hearted movie. There’s not a single mean-spirited bone in its body. With its unironic heroes, its passion for music, and most importantly, the love between best friends and family, Bill & Ted Face the Music appreciates the best in life.
Whatever obstacles came in the way of the sequel, director Dean Parisot and everyone involved kept going. Parisot, known most famously for the classic Galaxy Quest, delivered a pure sequel with its heart in such the right place. The director, an NYU graduate who won an Oscar for best live-action short film in 1988, told us why he never gave up on Bill & Ted 3 and more.
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After years of waiting, Bill and Ted 3, AKA Bill & Ted Face the Music, is almost upon us. The long-awaited sequel is headed to On Demand next week, and ahead of that digital release, there’s a new clip featuring William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore “Ted” Logan (Keanu Reeves) meeting up with Kristen Schaal, who plays the daughter of Rufus, the helpful futuristic character played by the late George Carlin in the previous two films.
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Bill and Ted Face the Music already feels like it won the lottery by merely existing. Despite being talked about for years, no one ever really thought Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter would get back together for one more excellent adventure. But here we are, nearly 30 years after Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, and the Wyld Stallyns are still trying to save the world with their music. But this time, they’ll get a little help from their daughters, who get a proper introduction in a new Bill and Ted Face the Music featurette. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet and Disney’s remake of Mulan have been pushed back into August, which has shaken up how soon movie theaters will be reopening. That means several more movies are shifting their release dates too. The thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe and the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face the Music have each been pushed back slightly, but Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan has been delayed four months to early in 2021. Read More »
Promising an “unvarnished look at the high risk, high reward business of working as a child actor in the entertainment industry,” HBO’s documentary Showbiz Kids comes from writer-director-actor Alex Winter (of Bill and Ted fame), and features interviews with former child stars, as well as young hopefuls trying to make it big in the industry. Watch the Showbiz Kids trailer below.
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Some thought this day would never come…but here we are. It’s been almost 30 years since we last checked in with William “Bill” S. Preston Esq. and Theodore “Ted” Logan, but now the Wyld Stallyns are ready for an all-new time-bending adventure. Bill and Ted Face the Music finds Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) all grown-up, with kids of their own, but that doesn’t mean their party days are over.
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The Bill & Ted series is known as the nicest sci-fi comedy about a pair of stoners who travel through time. And in trying times as these, we need a little nice every now and then. Bill & Ted stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter are living up to their films’ reputation by making a surprise appearance at the virtual graduation ceremony of San Dimas High School, the same school where Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure takes place.
In their short message to the graduating class of San Dimas, they had sweet encouraging things to say about the current environment and one important confirmation: San Dimas High School football does indeed rule.
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