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Here's the teaser for Netflix's live-action 'Death Note' movie
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:18:19 -0800
You've probably heard of Death Note
even if you've never seen it or know what it's about because it's one of the most popular anime of all time. Here's the teaser for the Netflix live-action remake which premieres on August 25th, continuing the long American tradition of taking "international phenomenons" and making them White. Although I will give them credit for showing enough restraint to not end the teaser with a shot of Ryuk accompanied with scary brrrooowowwowow music.
'Rogue One' spliced together with 'A New Hope'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:06:23 -0800
Barre Fong took the liberty of doing what every Star Wars fan did in their head when watching Rogue One
and spliced on the beginning of A New Hope
to continue where Rogue One
left off. There's actually not a lot of splicing needed though, since he essentially just removed the end credits of Rogue One
and opening roll from A New Hope
and played them back to back to create an extended version of Darth Vader's boarding scene.
Netflix decides they value thumbs more than stars
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:00:36 -0800
Speaking at a press briefing, Netflix's VP of Product Todd Yellin told reporters they'd be eliminating the five star rating and moving towards a thumbs up and thumbs down system similar to Pandora. According to Variety
However, over time, Netflix realized that explicit star ratings were less relevant than other signals. Users would rate documentaries with 5 stars, and silly movies with just 3 stars, but still watch silly movies more often than those high-rated documentaries.
"We made ratings less important because the implicit signal of your behavior is more important," Yellin said.
In addition to the thumbs ratings, they'll be attaching a percentage-match feature that gives a numerical value to how closely a show or movie will match an individual's taste, although shows that fall under 50% won't display a rating. So in case you were deciding between the new Adam Sandler movie or Memento
, you won't have to rely on the overly broad rating of a thumbs up. If this is all too complicated, it's basically the same system as YouTube or PornHub. I mean, wait, what's PornHub? I've never even heard of or been to that site.
'Guardians of the Galaxy 3' confirmed
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:48:34 -0800
Even before the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
, James Gunn has confirmed that there will for sure be a Guardians of the Galaxy 3
. He tells Complex
There will be a Guardians 3, that's for sure. We're trying to figure it out. I'm trying to figure out what I want to do really, that's all it is. I got to figure out where I want to be, what I want to spend the next three years of my life doing. You know, I'm going to make another big movie; is it the Guardians or something else? I'm just going to figure it out over the next couple of weeks.
This should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, since it's long been understood that Disney loves money and hates the not-having of money.
Official trailer for Pixar's newest film 'Coco'
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 13:43:34 -0800
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The official trailer for Pixar's newest multi-cultural animation extravaganza Coco
is here. And by multi-cultural I mean the Mexican culture. I could go into plot points about music or Day of the Dead, but what really stands out here is the animation. Even by Pixar's animation standards, there were some moments here that made me feel like my poor human eyes are inadequate.
Footage from 'Spider-Man 3' reused in 'Life' trailer
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:02:33 -0800
Insane Reddit user toomuchsoull
noticed this shot from Spider-Man 3
that appears nearly identically in the Life
TV spot. And I say nearly identically because it's clearly missing the star of the show: Mr. Mustache.
Here's the shot from the Life
trailer for comparison:
And here's the TV spot so you can appreciate just how quick the shot is and just how ridiculous it is that somebody actually noticed it. The clip appears at around 0:27.
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It seems pretty clear that it's just B-roll footage they used to pad the Life
trailer, it's just interesting that the footage was shot both with and without Mr. Mustache. I wonder how he feels about being cut. He probably told his entire family to watch out for him and now he's embarrassed because they're going to watch the millisecond flash and he'll be nowhere to be seen.
Examining setup and payoff in film
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:20:15 -0800
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Remember that stupid stuffed unicorn that Captain Boomerang kept showing in Suicide Squad
? Remember how you kept expecting it to come back and play a role in the movie because they kept showing it? Remember when that didn't happen? I remember. And I can't forget.
Trailer for Edgar Wright's newest film 'Baby Driver'
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 02:01:00 -0800
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Imagine if Drive
was written and directed by Edgar Wright and the part of Ryan Gosling was being played by a high school teenager. That appears to be the basic pitch behind Wright's newest film Baby Driver
. And even if the film only turns out to be half as good as the trailer makes it seem, I think we can all agree it's nice to see Kevin Spacey involved in a project that isn't Nine Lives
The entire 'Breaking Bad' series turned into a two hour movie
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 02:26:22 -0800
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What started out as a study project turned into a two-year endeavor as some guy edited the entire Breaking Bad
series into a two hour movie. It doesn't do the series justice, but that's to be expected for something trying to condense five seasons into a single movie. The breakneck speed makes it almost impossible to care for any of the characters or to even fully grasp Walter's arc. It would've worked better if they had been less ambitious and maybe done one movie per season, but as it stands, this is an interesting though flawed project. It definitely doesn't serve as a replacement for the series, but it might be worth a watch for anybody wanting to revisit the Breaking Bad
universe in a more casual way.
New 'Wonder Woman' trailer
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 01:54:35 -0800
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The new Wonder Woman
trailer is here, showing us a glimpse of the abusive household that led to Diana become the Amazonian warrior we know her as. Sure, it's fine when Hippolyta does it, but I tell my kid they're worthless and hire people to beat them and I'm
the bad guy.
The new 'Wonder Woman' poster is pleasantly tasteful
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:58:02 -0800
It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world if all movie posters ditched their cluttered-mess aesthetic and went for something more like this. Simple and tasteful, and not plastered with every actor's name and every actor's face and every other unnecessary thing thrown on to catch a person's eye. Though I'm sure that version of the Wonder Woman poster is still on its way.
Meet Walter, the android that's probably a bad guy in 'Alien: Covenant'
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:48:51 -0800
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As has become standard for big budget films featuring androids, 20th Century Fox released this fake commercial for Walter, the latest synthetic by Weyland-Yutani from Alien: Covenant
. Although as neat as the Michael Fassbender robot is, I'm more interested in those net masks the technicians have on. They're the perfect blend of looking really, really cool while being completely useless.
In case you missed the 2017 Academy Awards, your winner for Best Picture was La La Land
. For about a minutes, and then it was revealed the real winner was Moonlight
. You've definitely already seen the clip on Facebook or Twitter or wherever it is you get your news, but in the unlikely chance you haven't, you can watch the whole horrible mess above.
A couple of things to keep in mind: Warren Beatty has been unfairly blamed for "reading the wrong name", but he was given the wrong card and he didn't even read it. Faye Dunaway did. You can see the moment he realizes something is wrong, because he looks around for help from production.
The whole thing is very bizarre, and I suspect it might've even been planned to generate some internet chatter. How do we go decades without any award show debacles, and now suddenly every award show has something go wrong like this? Unless Steve Harvey is actually responsible for ruining everything (which he might be), it doesn't seem outside the realm of possibility that this was an attempt to generate more interest. And if you want to go even deeper down the conspiracy theory hole, it's hard to ignore the fact that it was Moonlight
that got the shaft. You know, that one movie about the gay black men
Anyway, here are the rest of the winners:
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences
WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
WINNER: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Hell or High Water
La La Land
WINNER: Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women