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New official trailer for 'Baywatch,' starring muscles and jiggly bits

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:49:21 -0800

(image) Hey, it's 21 Jump Street, beach addition.

Here's the teaser for Netflix's live-action 'Death Note' movie

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:18:19 -0800

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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

(image) 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: (image) 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

(image) 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.

Hugh Jackman doing ADR for 'Logan'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:11:24 -0800

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: BEST PICTURE Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea WINNER: Moonlight ACTRESS Isabelle Huppert, Elle Ruth Negga, Loving Natalie Portman, Jackie WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins ACTOR WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Ryan Gosling, La La Land Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic Denzel Washington, Fences SUPPORTING ACTRESS WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea SUPPORTING ACTOR WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Dev Patel, Lion Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals DIRECTOR 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) Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Lion WINNER: Moonlight WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) Hell or High Water La La Land The Lobster WINNER: Manchester by the Sea 20th Century Women

Hayao Miyazaki out of retirement

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:59:19 -0800

(image) Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement back in 2013, but apparently couldn't stop himself from continually coming into work at Studio Ghibli. After teaching himself some computer animation techniques and working on a short titled Kemushi no Boro, his long time producer has announced that Hayao Miyazaki is coming back to direct at least one more feature film. No official title for project has been announced, but producer Toshio Suzuki did confirm that Miyazaki has started prep work. The implication seems to be that it will be a feature length version of the CG short, which seems like the best way to simultaneously please and piss off fans.

The official prologue to 'Alien: Covenant'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:56:24 -0800

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In anticipation of Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Fox has released this short prologue introducing us to all the characters before they enter cryosleep. Not a lot happens and it isn't particularly interesting, it just gives us a peak at the crew with a few nods to the other Alien films. And, really, isn't that what everybody looks for in an Alien movie: Super boring scenes of the humans doing nothing?

Here's your cast for the new Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:20:46 -0800

(image) Principal photography officially started yesterday on the new Han Solo Star Wars movie and everybody you see in the picture above was presumably present. If you can't tell which one is supposed to be Han Solo, it's the white guy who looks absolutely nothing like Harrison Ford.

We finally got that 'Beauty and the Beast'/'Harry Potter' mashup

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:39:17 -0800

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Considering they cast Hermione as Belle, it was only a matter of time before we got this mashup with Harry Potter. Although this isn't just some clever editing of The Beauty and the Beast trailer with Harry Potter footage. Somebody put in the effort to digitally add in Voldemort to the scenes, which is fine, but kind of feels like cheating when it comes to doing these mashup videos.

The official teaser trailer for 'It Comes at Night' is okay

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 16:39:16 -0800

(image) This is the official teaser trailer for Trey Edward Shults new horror film It Comes at Night starring Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough, and Christopher Abbott. It's exactly how a horror teaser should be: moody, creepy, and doesn't reveal too many plot points. And they keep saying "It's okay", but I get the feeling that it is very much not okay.