E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is a cinematic masterpiece from director Steven Spielberg when he was at the top of his game. It’s a touching story about childhood mixed with a harrowing sci-fi adventure that packs a hefty emotional punch, but it still makes for a great movie to show your kids. So what on Earth could Honest Trailers possibly have to say about this incredible movie? Well, besides taking some jabs at E.T.’s horrifying face and salad fingers, they actually just use this as an opportunity to eviscerate the blatant rip-off that was Mac and Me, and it’s hilarious. Read More »
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, watch a collection of the various makeovers given to the Walt Disney Pictures castle logo from 1985 through present day. Plus, take a look back at the first time Paul Rudd ever pranked Conan O’Brien with a clip from Mac and Me, and listen as Julia Louis-Dreyfus breaks down some of her most famous characters from throughout her career. Read More »
Jonah and the bots are back for an all-new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, subjecting viewers to a plethora of terrible movies. The only way for the gang to survive is through the ancient tradition of riffing – but will this be the season that breaks them for good? It’s very possible, as one of the bad movies being riffed this year is none other than the immortal E.T. rip-off Mac and Me. Watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 season 12 trailer below.
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Following an unexpected success with the ’80s rom-com Mannequin, the reasons why a sequel were made are about as interesting (and artistically-driven) as one would imagine. But one aspect of that sequel—Mannequin 2: On the Move—that’s especially interesting is the film’s director: Stewart Raffill.
Stewart Raffill is a guy who broke into the business by training lions, tigers and bears. A guy who directed an award-winning sci-fi film and then, three years later, took home the Razzie for worst director. And also a guy who wrote one of my favorite childhood films, although the version I saw was much different from the one he had envisioned. I sat down with Raffill to discuss all those things and, of course, get the inscape scoop on Mannequin 2. Read More »