A new Saturday Night Live aired over the weekend, the first of three episodes closing out 2018 with a bang. First-time host Claire Foy (The Girl in the Spider’s Web, First Man) was a satisfying guest during a solid episode of the series, which featured two sketches that were very much lined up with our interests and deserved to be singled out.
First up, SNL created a commercial for Netflix and their seemingly endless creation of new streaming content each and every day, including a tease at some of their upcoming projects. But the real treat is a new take on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which explores the more disturbing side of living with in a house where all four of your grandparents sleep together in the same bed. 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, a video essay dives into the difficult task of sound design on the Harry Potter franchise. Plus, another video wonders if Snowpiercer is secretly a sequel to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx teach you medieval slang to use on your friends. Read More »
Great, another Willy Wonka reimagining! If the Gene Wilder classic and the goofball Tim Burton take on the Roald Dahl children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory weren’t enough for you, you’re in luck. A new Willy Wonka movie is in the works, with Paddington director Paul King set to helm.
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Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this week’s edition, we celebrate the release of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials by asking “What is your favorite young adult or children’s book adaptation?” Read More »
Gallery 1988 has delivered another round of incredible pop culture artwork with Crazy 4 Cult 11, the latest iteration of the recurring exhibition of artwork paying tribute to some of our favorite movies.
This time we have a collection that includes pieces honoring movies like Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and even The Room. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 11 art show below. 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, a fun animated video puts a new spin of famous movie quotes. Plus, see video from the live Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory concert at the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl, and check out a special dance-off featuring the four best friends from Stranger Things. Read More »
Almost a year ago, we heard that Warner Bros. was developing a new movie based on the early adventures of Willy Wonka, the enigmatic chocolatier immortalized in the pages of Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and memorably brought to life by the late Gene Wilder in a 1971 movie adaptation. But while movement on that project has been quiet, there’s another new Willy Wonka coming to town.
This November, Full House star John Stamos will star as Willy Wonka live in concert at the Hollywood Bowl, alongside Weird Al Yankovic as the Oompa Loompas (?!) and Stranger Things and It star Finn Wolfhard as Charlie Bucket.
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Two of our favorite pop culture artists working today are undoubtedly Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. We’ve featured their work when they’ve had shows together, and we’ve even featured them when they tackle two different animated shows for adults. Now they’re back for another team show, this time delivering the ABCs of pop culture in a new show called Alphabitz.
Alphabitz does exactly what you would expect it to by having Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo create pop culture pieces inspired by the alphabet. For example, there’s P for Predator, V for Voltron, B for BB-8 and much more. But beyond having these familiar characters from pop culture representing a letter, what they’re doing is also indicative of the letter chosen, which makes for some goofy scenarios, like Freddy Krueger filing his nails in France, or Dracula driving Miss Daisy in a Dodge.
Check out pieces from the Alphabitz art show below, including some debut images given exclusively to /Film. Read More »
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This year doesn’t mark a special anniversary for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but that doesn’t mean the 1971 musical adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic book doesn’t deserve to be celebrated, and that’s exactly what Dark Hall Mansion is doing with their latest limited edition fine art print release.
Tom Whalen, one of our favorite artists, has created a stunning Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Facotry print for Dark Hall Mansion to release, and it even has three variants, two of which will make you feel like you’ve won a trip to Willy Wonka’s factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate. If you don’t believe me, check out the Tom Whalen Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory print below and see how incredible this piece looks. Read More »
This week in completely unnecessary ideas that you didn’t think were even possible, there’s a straight-to-DVD movie inserting Tom and Jerry into a shot-for-shot animated version of the 1971 Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
Let that sink in. Because no matter how you try to convince yourself that it’s some bad trip, it’s real.
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